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

Welcome to Grade 4 at Sacred Heart!

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

Monday: 
Read 25 mins
Bring Probability game for tomorrow
 
Tuesday:
Read 25 minutes
 
French Carnival- Dress as a Bonhomme de Neige or a Voyageur
1:15-2:30 Probability Carnival in Class- Parents Welcome
 
Wednesday:
Read 25 minutes
Ash Wednesday Mass 11am
Covenant Lenten Outreach Kick-off. Grade 4A brings new Men's & Women's flip flops or slippers (Last day is March 10th at 9am). See flier on website for additional used items needed
 
Thursday:
Read 25 minutes
Any outstanding Legend good copies and Food Chains- due tomorrow
 
Friday:
Read 25 minutes
Mrs. Ballarin away
 

Important Dates for March:

1st-10th: Covenant House Lenten Outreach

6th: Sexuality and Your Child parent evening (grades 4-7, to cover parts of the BC Curriculum that are better learned in a comfortable home environment that you are to cover at the best time for your child as your child's primary educator)

8th-9th: Speech Arts Tri-School Festival

11th-26th: Spring Break- No School

29th: Hot Lunch and Spirit Day

31st: Grades 4/4A Field Trip to Watermania

 

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 
https://shsdelta.org/index.php 

Nelson Math Focus Four
Good website for practicing for upcoming tests
http://www.nelson.com/mathfocus/grade4/student/default.html

Supplementary Math Resource - Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard

Supplementary Math Worksheet Generators
DadsWorksheets
http://www.dadsworksheets.com/worksheets.html
SuperKids
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/

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.
http://www.nelson.com/bcscienceprobe/0176282726/studentcentre.html

Cursive Handwriting Animation
http://donnayoung.org/penmanship/ani-cur/e-low.htm

Students had a great time at our recent Poetry Cafe.  Every single student in the class successfully memorized a poem and dazzled us with their amazing presentations! On another exciting note, the Probability Carnival was a huge success!  Thanks for all the parent support that went into the different games!

We are now learning division with remainders and second term is wrapping up! We have started our Explorers Unit which includes Adventure Story Writing!  We have a fun field trip to Watermania that will be March 31st to launch our Phases of Matter Unit in Science. The students are looking forward to playing in their favourite liquid... water! Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.

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

Contact Us

Address
Box 10, 3900 Arthur Drive Delta, BC, V4K 3N5
Phone
1 604-946-2611
Mail
office@shsdelta.org

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