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Sorry this is a day late!  I can't believe we are down to 8 days left of school.  This year has really flown by.  Must be because of how awesome my kids have been!  We have been very busy finishing off our last few projects and math assignments of the year!  I have to say I am very impressed with how hard the kids have been working with the end of the school year so close.  Here is a look at what is happening this week:

Classroom Assignments

Math - The students are completing our last math unit on Data Analysis.  They are looking at pictographs and Bargraphs.  The last less for this unit is due tomorrow.  Most kids are already done.  The rest of the time we have we will be reviewing outcomes that we have covered this year.

Inquiry Project - The students are busy puting the final touches on their Saskatchewan Fair projects.  Most of the kids are done and ready to present, but a few still have some work to do on their visuals.  All parents are welcome to attend our Saskatchewan Fair this Thursday, June 22nd, from 1:00p.m. -3:00p.m.   The kids have worked really hard and they are excited to show off what they have come up with.

Reading - We are reviewing Non-Fiction features.

There will be no more spelling for the rest of the year!

Science - We have started to present our Natural Disaster Projects and boy are they ever good!  So

impressed by the final products.  I will post some pictures soon!

Classroom and School Activities

Book swap ends on Thursday!  Trade in your old books for something new to read.

Playday is tomorrow.  Come ready to play outside for the afternoon.  Running shoes, hats, and sunscreen.

We are heading to the spray pad on Friday.  If the weather does not cooperate we will try and reschedule for the following week on Tuesday or Wed.  I will send home a note if this happens.

School Talent show is Monday, June 26th.  Come and check out the talented kids we have at our school!

Last day of school is Thursday, June 29th.  The students are dismissed at 2:30.  Report cards will be sent home on this day.



Monday, June 12th, 2017

Wow! 3 weeks left of school.  I can't believe how fast the year has gone.  We have hit crunch time to complete things and I am getting excited to see the finished products of our two big projects that we have been working on.  Here is a look at what we are working on this week:


Classroom Assignments

No spelling this week!

Math - We are completing Unit 4: Measurment this week.  Lessons 10, 11, and 13 are due by Wed.

Language Arts and Social: Inquiry essay on Saskatchewan creative elements are due on June 20th.  The students are to visually represent their questions in anyway that they want as long as it explains their questions that they answered.  Some are doing diorama's, flags, charts, food products, posters, poems, etc.. We will be having a Saskatchewan Mosaic celebration on June 22nd from 1:00 - 3:00 in the afternoon in our classroom.  Parents are welcome to attend.  An invitation will be sent out shortly.

Science - Natural Disaster Projects are due this Friday.  Presentations will start Monday next week.

Health - Retreat Brochure's are due on June 20th.

Upcoming School Activities

@Perry Flip Flop Day is on Friday. 

Primary Play Day – PM - Wednesday, June 21st

Saskatchewan Mosaic - June 22nd from 1:00 - 3:00pm in our classroom.

Splash Park and picnic - Friday June 23rd.  Note will be sent home.

Library Book Swap Event – Thursday, June 22nd
Dr. A. E. Perry Annual Performance Showcase – 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM shows – Monday, June 26th



May 31st, 2017

 Second last day of May and what a great day it was.  The kids were treated to a wonderful concert this morning from highschool students from Yorkton and then in the afternoon we had a fantastic time swimming at the Sandra Schmirler pool!  Thank you to all my wonderful parent helpers that helped me supervise the kids at the pool.  We couldn't do these fun activities without you!Smile

Here is a look at the rest of our week:

Classroom Assignments

Math- Lesson 2 and 3 on Telling Time are due tomorrow.  Lesson 4 on Elapsed Time will be due on Friday.

Spelling - Lesson 18 is due on Monday, June 5th and spelling test 18 will be on Monday as well.

Social Inquiry Essay is due June 9th.

Science Natural Disaster project is due June 16th..

Health Retreat Brochure is due on June 19th.

Students Realistic Fiction Narrative marks were handed back today.

Upcoming School and Classroom Activities

Plastic Bag Challenge starts tomorrow and goes until Friday.  Please have the kids bring to school as many plastic bags as you can find.  Our school can win a $5000 prize if we collect the most bags.

Bottle Flipping competition this Friday. $2.00 to participate.  Note will be sent home tomorrow.

@Perry Read my Shirt day is on Friday.

Performance Showcase Auditions Begin – Noon in Gym – Monday, June 5th.  This is for our school talent show.

@Perry Booster Juice Day – Wednesday, June 7th.

All Library Books DUE back into Library – Student and Professional – Thursday, June 8th.




Hello all!  I hope everyone had an excellent long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  We have a busy week ahead of us.  We will be starting two major projects this week, one that is a wrap up to our Rocks and Minerals Unit and the other is a cross curricular project where the students will be researching Saskatchewan.  We are also starting a new math unit on Measurement and we will be completing our Literature Circle book study.  In Health the students will be working on a wrap up project for our Nutrition Unit.  Many of these assignments will take us to the end of the school year in many subject areas.  I have attatched the two rubrics for our science project and for our Inquiry essay on Saskatchewan. 


Classroom Assignments

No new spelling this week as it is a short week.

Math - Extra Practice 1: Calendar Time is due Thursday.

Literature Circle Role Sheet #12 is due Thursday.

Science - Natural Disaster Project is due June 16th.

Social - Saskatchewan Inquiry Essay is due June 9th.

Health - Healthy Retreat Brochure is due June 15th.

Upcoming Classroom and School Activities

Friday May 26th - Hat Day

Paint-With-Me SCC Fundraiser to support Ecole Harbour Landing School – Sunday, May 28th.

Grade 4 Swimming at Sandra Schmirler Leisure Center (Waters & Decker) – PM – Tuesday, May 30th.
 @Perry Plastic Bag Collection Challenge BEGINS – Wednesday, May 31st

Science Natural Disaster Project Outline and Rubrics

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Saskatchewan Inquiry Essay Rubric


Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sorry this post is so late this week.  Since this is pretty much the end of the week I will post for this week and next week today.  This week has been busy.  It has been Earth Week at school so we have been trying to use less electricity all week and tomorrow for the last hour of the day the kids will participate in a school yard clean up.  I sent home swimming notes today as we have another opportunity to swim at the Sandra Schmirler pool on May 30th.  Please return the permission forms and pay for the trip online by next Thursday.  Here is a look at what we have been working on in class this week and what we will be working on next week:

Classroom Assignments

There will be no new spelling this week or next due to activities and a short week next week.

Math - We are finishing up our Unit on Fractions and Decimals and will be having a Unit Quiz next Tuesday.  Our next unit of study will be Measurement where we will look at telling time, perimeter, area, volume, and symmetry.

Science - Students need to bring a small container with a lid on it so that they can participate in an experiment on erosion.  We will be starting our end of unit project next week where the students will be researching a Natural Disaster of their choice.  Outline will be posted.

Social - Starting next week the students will be starting an inquiry project on Saskatchewan.  The kids will be researching 5 questions that they would like to know more about in regards to Saskatchewan.  They will then create a presentation based on their 5 questions.  Parents will be invited in for our travel fair at the end of the project.

Health - We are completing our Healthy Living Mind Maps.  They will be due next Monday.

Reading - We are still working on Literature Circles as well as we have started the end of the year RAD assessment.

Writing - We have finished our Narratives and will be focusing on our Inquiry project for Social which is a cross curricular project that incorporates essay writting.


Upcoming School and Classroom Activities

School yard clean up tomorrow from 2:30 - 3:30,

Yogurt Sales – Wednesday, May 17th.

EYES (Educating Youth in Engineering and Science) Class Workshops – Wednesday, May 17th.

@Perry School Dance – PM – Throwback Thursday Retro/Memories – Thursday, May 18th.



Hat Day – Friday, May 26th.

@Perry Plastic Bag Collection Challenge BEGINS – Wednesday, May 31st.Image result for earth week



Monday, May 1st, 2017

Welcome to May!  Hopefully the weather has decided to take a turn for the better and we are finally going to have warmer days ahead of us.  With the end of the school year looming we have many things to complete and many events to look forward to.  Here is a look at what is happening this week:

Classroom Assignments

Math - Lesson 4: Finding a Fraction of a Set is due tomorrow.  Lesson 7: Comparing Fractions is due on Thursday. 

Spelling - Lesson 16 is due tomorrow.  Test 16 is tomorrow.  Lesson 17 is due Tuesday May 9th.  Test 17 will be on May 9th as well.

Science - Science notebooks were due today.  We will be starting our first Mystery Science on Rocks and Minerals tomorrow.

Health - Health Mind Maps are due next Monday, May 9th.

Reading - Literature Circle Role Sheet 5 is due on Friday, May 5th.

Writing - Realistic Fiction Narratives are due Wednesday!  We will be starting to work on an Inquiry Project on Saskatchewan starting next week. 

Upcoming Classroom and School Activities

Our field trip to the Avonlea Dirt Hills is this Wed.  Please pack a lunch and snacks for the day.  Also sunscreen and bugspray should be applied.  Toilet paper and a plastic bag to put it in is also a must as there are no bathrooms at the Dirt Hills.

Friday, May 5th - Heads or Tails Tournament- It costs $2.00 to participate --- K-3 at 10:30 recess --- 4-8 last half hour of the day in the gym.  Friday is also Perry's Miss Match Day.  Wear clothing that doesn't match.


Monday, April 24th, 2017

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and were able to catch up with friends and family.  We are down to the last ten weeks of school.  Can you believe how fast this year is flying by?  We are jumping right back in to the swing of things here at school.  Here is a look at what we are working on this week:


Classroom Assignments

Math - We are starting a new Unit this week on Fractions and Decimals.  Lesson 1: Fractions of a Whole is due on Wednesday. 

Spelling - Lesson 16 will be handed out tomorrow.  It will be due on Tuesday, May 2nd.  Spelling test 16 will be on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Reading - Literature Role sheet number 3 is due on Thursday.

Writing - Realistic Fiction Narratives are due on Wed, May 3rd.

Science - Metamorphic rock questions are due on Wed, April 26th.

Health - Food Pyramid due next Wed, May 3rd.

Upcoming School and Classroom Activities

Note sent home today on our upcoming field trip to the Dirt Hills on May 3rd.  Please sign and return the permission form by Friday.

Dr. Perry School SCC Annual General Meeting – 6:30pm – Monday, May 1st.

Friday, April 28th Hat Day – Grade 8 Charity Fundraiser.

Yogurt Sales all this week at lunch - $2.00.




Wed, April 12th, 2017

I am sorry this is so late.  It has been a bit of a hectic week with Mr. McKeowan leaving and basketball winding up.  It has been a week of goodbye's for myself and for the kids.  When we come back from the break Mrs. Stangle will officially be taking over as the principal of Dr. Perry School. Easter break begins this Friday and the kids return to school on April 24th.  

Here is a look at what we have been working on this week:

Classroom Assignment

Reading - Literature Circle Role Sheet Number 2 due Monday, April 24th.

Writing - Realistic Fiction Narratives due May 3rd.

No Spelling this week.

Science - Sedimentary Rock questions due Monday, April 24th.

Math tests sent home to be signed.  We will be starting Fractions and decimals after the break.

Home Reading Project due May 1st.

Upcoming Classroom and School Activities

Beach Day tomorrow!  Wear what you would wear to the beach (within reason).

No school Friday April 14th - April 23rd.


Have a fantastic holiday and we will see you on Monday, April 24th! Image result for easter bunny



Monday, April 4th, 2017

Welcome to April!  We have two weeks of school left until Easter Break.  Here is a look at what is happening this week in our classroom:

Classroom Assignments

Math - Extra Practice 10 is due on Wednesday. 

Spelling - Lesson 15 will be handed out tomorrow.  It is due Tuesday, April 11th.  Spelling test 15 will also be on Tuesday, April 11th.

Writing - We have just started our graphic organizers on Realistic Fiction.  There story should include the 5 elements of a story: Characters, Setting, Conflict, Plot, and Theme.  They are also learning how to write with diologue.  There is no due date set yet for this writing piece.

Reading - We will be starting our Literature Circles tomorrow with Ms. Deckers class.  Ask your child what book they are reading!  All the books are based on a survival theme.

Health - Lesson 2 questions on the food groups are due on Friday.

Science - Minerals Quiz (fill in the blanks)  and mineral quilt piece are due tomorrow.


School and Classroom Activities

Dr. Perry School Choir to sing at Wintergreen Estates @ 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th.

@PERRY Beach Day – Thursday, April 13th

NO SCHOOL: GOOD FRIDAY – Friday, April 14th


NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK from April 17th – 21st

10th Annual Speed-Stacking Tournament at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate @ 4:00 p.m. this Thursday!


Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

How did the last week of March get here already?  I can't believe that at the end of this week there is only 3 months of school left!  Hopefully spring is here to stay and the snow is gone for good!  We had a fantastic time at the Science Centre today.  Our workshop had the kids creating an ecosystem in a bottle.  Most of the kids left their ecosystems here at school for us to watch the growth of the plants that they planted inside their bottles. Pictures of our trip will be posted soon!

Here is a look at what we have coming up this week:

Classroom Assignments:

Spelling Lesson 14 is due tomorrow.

Spelling test 14 is tomorrow.

There will be no new spelling this week due to conferences on Friday.

Math - We are starting to work on Dividing two and three digit numbers by 1 number and remainders.  Please continue to have the kids practice their basic multiplication facts from 1-10.  Extra Practice 8 on dividing larger numbers using arrays is due on Thursday. 

Writing - Mythology projects are due Thursday. Next week we will be learning about Realistic Fiction.

Reading - We are coming to the end of our Mythology Unit.  Next week we will begin Literature Circles.  The theme will be on Survival.

Science - We are looking at the 7 properties of a mineral and how they are used to test a rock to see if it is a rock or a mineral.

Classroom and School Activities

Reminder: Please book your conference time online!  Conferences are this Friday so the kids do not have school that day.

Thursday, March 30th is dress like a celebrity day! 










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