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

Class Advice Blog

We have started our class advice blog! It is a private blog site that requires a password to enter.  Students are encouraged to give helpful advice to the person who is sharing a problem.  A new post will be up every few days.  Students can access the site by clicking here!  Once on the site, click "Log In" (not join). Happy blogging!

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

Read 25 mins
Advent Assembly 10:45-11:15
Practice Christmas Song
Memorize 9-3, 9-6 and 7-4- Tomorrow
Subtraction strategies quiz- Wednesday
Respond to Blog Post
Bring back Report Card Folder
Read 25 mins
Practice Christmas Song

Respond to Blog Post


Read 25 mins
Practice Christmas Song
Hot Lunch/Spirit Day- Bring $2 for Operation Smile (Last collection for Op. Smile)

Read 25 mins

Practice Christmas Song

Gr. 4/5 Missions Club cookies due!  Cookie bagging worker bee today 12-1


Read 25 mins

Practice Christmas Song

Important Dates for November:

Oct. 30th- Nov. 10th: Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drive

Oct. 30th- Nov. 10th: Agape Candy Donations- bring to Mrs. D'Souza's room

Nov. 4th: Christmas Market

Nov. 8th: Hymn-In & Heart Card Draw 9am

Nov. 8th-10th: Book Fair in Library

Nov. 10th: Remembrance Day Assembly 10:45am

Nov. 13th: No School in lieu of Remembrance Day

Nov. 14th-24th: Poinsettia Fundraiser for Operation Smile

Nov. 14th: Photo Retakes

Nov. 15th: Field Trip to the VSO! Grades 4 and 5

Nov. 17th: 12:00 Dismissal, Dinner Dance Auction 6pm

Nov. 20th: Mrs. Ballarin is away, TOC

Nov. 27th: Field Trip 4/4A to Reifel Bird Sanctuary and OWL

Nov. 29th: Hot Lunch/Spirit Day

Nov. 30th: School Mass (Class 5) 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

Currently, students are working on a collage of their "likes" for our Fall bulletin board, and are about to start work on a personal crest of their gifts and talents that they can use to help others as part of a community. 

In Religion, students are learning about "Celebrities of the Bible" particularly focusing on Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses, as well as the Beatitudes.  Students will be sharing Beatitudes Media Critiques and creating a crest on how they can be a blessing to others in their community.

We have started our next thematic unit on Community and Interconnectedness. Students have been enjoying their case files and their detective work with our "Delta Detectives" Kit from the Delta Museum.  Students are learning about the history of our community as well as learning about primary and secondary sources.  Stay tuned for our next update!

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

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