Grade 4 C – Mme Chiasson

Welcome! I’m excited to be back teaching at LMSTS. I grew up in PEI and moved to Nova Scotia to attend StFX University where I completed both my undergraduate studies and my BEd. Program. St.FX had a huge impact on my learning and who I am as an individual today. I was awarded many amazing experience over my six years in Antigonish such as varsity sports, service learning, students’ union, student jobs, and international development.

After university, I participated in the Coady Institute Youth Intern Program which placed me in India to work with the National Child Labour Project and help develop a curriculum for Transitional Schools. I not only was exposed to an amazing, new culture but I was also able to work with incredibly dedicated teachers in a placement that reflected my future career path.

Upon my return to Canada, I taught junior high in Sackville and Bedford. I moved to Toronto and taught elementary followed by a move to Ottawa where I taught high school. Needless to say, I have accumulated a vast array of experiences in teaching. Since I have been back in Halifax, I have taught here at Le Marchant- St. Thomas, Oxford, and St. Catherine’s.

My teaching philosophy is to get to know each of my students both in and out of the classroom in order to make connections. I hope to in still empathy and a desire to become global citizens in my students by introducing them to the world and creating an open sharing environment in the classroom. Really just building on what we are all trying to teach our children at home. These skills translate into more positive results in school. I am always looking for new ways to make learning more interesting and fun for my students. Each class brings new individuals and therefore my teaching process is always evolving. We are always learning!!!

General fun math activities: Cool Math Games/
Lattice strategy for multiplication: Cool Math Games/
Grade 4 math practice, all strands: Grade 4 Math
Math Frog, grade 4 games: Math Frog
Test your multiplication tables: Times Tables
Timed multiplication practice: Timed Multiplication

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Exploring maps

This February, grade 4B and 4C decided to kick off their own version of Le Carnaval d’Hiver. It is a great way to explore such great French Canadian culture and the history behind the renowned Bonhomme Carnaval. We are EXPLORING (as part of our Exploration unit in social studies) this culture and history and embracing the fun winter activities. The overall theme of Quebec’s Carnaval this year is CHALLENGE and it is always to get OUTSIDE to celebrate winter together. On Tuesday, February 12th, the students of these classes headed outside for a fun snowshoe race. They challenged themselves to create snowshoes made out of recycled materials just like our musical instruments in class. Well we had a blast! We got out just before the rain and even though some students experienced malfunctions in their gear, we had a good laugh! Lots of tripping, falling down and photo ops with our Official Bonhomme. More Carnaval fun to follow in February!