Ms. Darlington

Welcome to Grade 4 with Ms. Darlington at SGA!
Welcome grade 4 families. As our new beginnings flourish, let us be thankful for this wonderful opportunity to grow together! I look forward to discovering each of your many talents and abilities! I am already loving the opportunity to grow in Catholic education with our awesome grade 4's! 

Note: This page will be updated weekly (generally Sunday), and as needed throughout the week. In aligning with an ECO school, the calendar can be found on the left column. It will be updated regularly with monthly events.

Upcoming dates/ Information:

Jerseys are available for purchase! I highly recommend (but optional) if your child plans to be involved in athletic teams at SGA.

 Milk orders due: Sept 24th and Sub orders due Sept 27th

  • Picture Day - Sept.25
  • Open House-Sept.26
  • Terry Fox Run- Sept.27
  • P.A. Day-Sept.28
  • See calendar (left column for other dates)

Other notes:
We are collecting $2.00 contribution for the Terry Fox Run.

SEPTEMBER Birthdays: Alyssa (Sept 30th)

Important information: Sept 17th- 21st

Reminder-- Please sign in to your School Day account for beginning of the year paper work, sub and pizza orders. Pizza orders are due SUN, as per agenda reminders.

Remind notices to sign up were sent home (optional).

MONDAY- Happy Monday! Send in a few I-Pick books (reviewed with students-- just right books)**

TUESDAY-  Gym time
THURSDAY- All work to be complete
FRIDAY- All work done= Fun Friday

** I-PICK books (information will go home in reading folders by the end of this week)

We are a PEANUT FREE classroom. Thank you for helping to keep our classroom a safe learning place.

Tentative schedule for learning this week (subject to change):


Writing- finish summer recount (focus is on revising and publishing skills, weekly journals, and word work 

- I will start assessing reading levels, and organize reading groups and novel studies. Reading folders will go home this week. I also encourage your child to have "just right" reading books from home or the library (for personal reading time). 

Oral communication- We will share in small groups, our harmony circle and continue to get to know others (build on speaking and listening strategies).

Media literacy- We will begin a focus on media messages (commercial ads).

Number sense- We are focusing on understanding numbers from 0 to 10 000 place value to thousands.

Data management-  We are focusing on drawing conclusions from primary data (e.g., survey results, data collections, etc.) We will learn about median (the middle of the data)

What can you do to support this learning at home:
Ask survey questions in your family. Display this data with tallies, bar graphs, line graphs, etc. Talk about the results.

Help your child understanding numbers from 0 to 10,000 by giving him/her 3-5 numbers/night to plot on a line. Ask your child to plot numbers and justify their reasoning for where they place the numbers.

Math "check ins" will begin this week. These will generally go home weekly for you to review/ sign.


Scheduled to be taught by new non-classroom teacher (to be determined)

Social Studies:
Heritage... will lead into Medieval Times this term

Religion:  Looking forward to growing in Catholic faith! Launching our roots in faith this week. We will focus on family life (building community and friendships).

Physical Education: 
Physical education will be on Tuesdays (gym) and we will aim to have an outdoor block on Fridays. The goal will also to integrate DPA will also be integrated daily. Reminder, your child should have a change of clothes for physical education.

Health: Taught by Mr. Ashworth (1/week, Term 1)
Taught by Ms. McKinnon (A days)


The Arts (Visual Arts): 
Complete pastel art work (focus on understanding complimentary colours), use of lines and techniques with pastels.