The 3/4s have been busy these last few weeks! We enjoyed our week of skating. Thanks to all those who came to tie skates and contributed treats! Also a huge thanks to Gordon McGregor and Har- old Dyck for driving us to and from the rink on those cold days! In math the 3s are finishing up their unit on addition and subtraction. They will have a test after the break. Their next unit is fractions. In math the 4s are finishing up measurement and are also mov- ing onto fractions. Both grades will be getting usernames and passwords for xtramath.com. This is an excellent website to practice basic facts. By logging in, Mr. Woods-Fehr and I can monitor their progress. Both groups need to improve on knowing their basic facts. In Social Studies we are discussing the differences between rural and urban communities. We have be- come pen pals with a class from Fairhaven School in Saskatoon. The Hanley students are describing life in a small farming town, while learning about life in the city from the perspective of someone their age. In Science we are in the midst of learning about forces that repel and attract. We will be discussing electricity and gravity over the next few weeks.