Box 10, 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta BC V4K 3N5
1 604-946-2611

Welcome to Grade 4 at Sacred Heart!


Here is the link to our class' new blog!  It is for students to share ideas and give advice to each other and it is monitored by Mrs. Ballarin.  A password is needed to gain access.  Happy blogging!


Sacred Heart Catholic School
At Sacred Heart Elementary we aim for excellence in education and endeavour to meet the unique needs of every student. Guided by our Catholic faith, and supported by the fabric of family and community, we are committed to meeting the spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional needs of individual students,  Within a learning environment that is both stimulating and supportive, we foster in our students a love of learning, a strong work ethic, and provide them with a solid academic foundation.  It is our hope that when students graduate from Sacred Heart, they leave with a strong moral compass and the self confidence to meet all of life's challenges head on.

5 Finger Rule

If your child reads aloud to you and on any given page, does not know more than 5 words, then the book is at a level too high for them. Some of the kids love reading large novels, but often do not comprehend what they are reading. A novel is not the only piece of literature a child can read. They can read a multitude of material through non-fiction fact books, magazines, online articles as well as fiction books. The main goal is to get them reading and to enjoy what they are reading. Finding a book about a boy who is lonely and finds a dog, and giving that book to a boy who hates reading but loves dogs, might just spark enough interest for him to try the book out. Check out Scholastic for more information about age appropriate new books! The best help you can give your child is to have them read aloud to you.


Reading Suggestions

Fiction and Graphic Novels Non-Fiction
  1. The Bone series by Jeff Smith
  2. The Island and Everest Series by Gordon Korman
  3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  4. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
  6. Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  7. Dear Canada Series
  8. Amulet Series by Kazu Kibuishi
  9. 39 Clues Series
  10. 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids by Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly
  1. George's Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen and Lucy Hawking
  2. How much is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
  3. Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
  4. D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
  5. The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  6. 100 Scariest Things on the Planet by Anna Claybourne
  7. Be a Writing Superstar by Joel A. Sutherland
  8. The Hilarious History of Hockey by Helaine Becker
  9. Horrible Histories Series by Terry Deary
  10. Horrible Science Series by Nick Arnold

In Grade 4, students are expected to read daily for 30 minutes continuously.  We have now worked up to this goal through home reading, and therefore, the expected time for home reading has now increased to 30 mins! Great work students!
Read 30 minutes
Last Math Contest Practice 3pm
Read 30 minutes
Read 30 minutes
Math Contest 9am
Read 30 minutes
Holy Thursday
Shadow Stations of the Cross 10:45am
Passion Play 2pm
Good Friday- No School 
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday- No School

Important Dates for April:

6th:  Sacrament of Reconciliation for Students

6th:  Gr. 6 Young Entrepreneurs sale, money goes to various charities

7th: Term 2 CSLs go home

9th: Palm Sunday- Start of Holy Week

13th: Holy Thursday: Shadow Stations of the Cross 10:45-11:15am, Passion Play 2pm

14th: Good Friday- No School

16th: Easter Sunday

17th: Easter Monday- No School

18th: Walk-a-Thon kick off 2:30

19th-20th: Book Fair in Library

19th: Student Led Conferences 2:30-8pm

21st: Class Photo Day

26th: Spirit Day, Family Groups & Hot Lunch, bring $2 for Operation Smile

26th: Walk-a-Thon Rally 1:30-2pm

27th: School Mass 9:15am


Homework Policy

Please check your child's planner as your student will write his or her homework in it and it may contain notes from the school that need your attention.  Please feel free to leave notes in the planner if you need to communicate to the school.

Homework:  Work assigned to be completed at home.

Completion Work:  Work sent home to be finished up after a reasonable amount of class time was provided.  

If you find that your child is bringing home a significant amount of completion work, it may be because they are not making good use of class time, or are having difficulty with the material.  Feel free to contact your child's teacher with any concerns you may have.  Please note:  Completion work does not count as homework on the weekends.

Check out these great resources!

Sacred Heart School 

Nelson Math Focus Four
Good website for practicing for upcoming tests

Supplementary Math Resource - Khan Academy

Supplementary Math Worksheet Generators

Nelson Science Probe Four
Check out this website for practice quizzes before tests as well as some links to great websites to supplement your child's learning and interests at home.

Cursive Handwriting Animation


We are now learning Fractions and Decimals (10ths and 100ths) in Math and are learning about the Explorers and First Contact in Social Studies.  We are wrapping up the Beatitudes, The Great Commandment, Corporal Works of Mercy, and how to honour God in Religion.  We will be having a trading post in class within the next two weeks, stay tuned for more details!

All the best, Mrs. Ballarin

About Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Elementary is a Catholic Independent school serving the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen in South Delta, BC.  With a beautiful campus, dedicated staff and a wide range of extracurricular activities, students in K-7 receive a well rounded education within a loving Christian environment.

Contact Us

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Box 10, 3900 Arthur Drive Delta, BC, V4K 3N5
1 604-946-2611