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

*For selected students only
Read 30 minutes
Mrs. Ballarin away
Book Review- Due Thursday
Math Text p.19 #1-5
*Math Patterns and Number Sorting Re-Test- Tomorrow
*Math Patterns and Number Sorting Review Pkg.- due Tomorrow
Bring 250mL Jar for Father's Day- by Thurs.
Read 30 minutes
Mysteries of the Rosary Reflection- due Thursday
Math Patterns booklet- due Tomorrow
*Fractions and Decimals Re-Test- Thursday
*Fractions and Decimals Review Package- due Thursday
Read 30 minutes
CISVA Track Meet Day 2- Mrs. Ballarin is attending
Book Review due Tomorrow
Science World Field Trip Form- Due Tomorrow
Bring Jar- Tomorrow
Read 30 minutes
9-11:30 Greenhouse Field Trip
All Finish-It work- due Today
Track Assembly 2:15pm
Bring PE Strip home
Bring any outstanding 250mL jars- Monday 
Read 30 minutes
Pro-D Day: No School

Important Dates for June:

5th: Mrs. Ballarin away

7th: CISVA Day 2, Mrs. Ballarin attending 

8th: West Coast Vegetables Greenhouse Tour 9-11:30am

9th: Pro-D Day: No School

15th: Father's Day activity- 10:30-12 (Mom's needed!)

15th: Math Contest Assembly 2:15pm

16th: Play Day!

19th: 4/4A Field Trip to Science World

21st: Hot Lunch

22nd: Feast of the Sacred Heart 10:45-11:15

23rd: No School

29th: Last Day of Classes, 12:30 Dismissal

29th: 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

As the year "rushes" to a close, students are working hard on their Gold Rush Inquiry projects in class. They are just starting their good copies as we wrap up our unit on the Gold Rush and Confederation. When we go to our Science World Field Trip, we will see an IMAX movie on building the railroad across Canada.  This was one of the demands BC made in order to join Canada! However, it was not completed until 20 years later.  In Religion, students have been studying the Psalms, and have written their own beautiful Psalms using poetic devices. They are doing a good copy that they are decorating like an illuminated manuscript in true Renaissance style!  We have also kick-started our Science Unit on Energy with our field trip to the Coquitlam Watershed.  Students are really looking forward to our Energy Transformation Inquiry stations, where they will get to perform some science experiments in class!  At the end of our Science Unit, we are heading to Science World on June 19th to explore energy further and to wrap up our awesome year together in Grade 4.

God Bless,

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