Monday, 15 October 2018
Looking ahead to our mornings this week, just wanted to update you on the areas we are working on. Firstly, there will be a patterning quiz this Friday. Your son or daughter received a handout this morning which includes the learning goals being covered for the quiz as well as sample questions to work on (this will serve as the weekly homework for this week and there will be no Reading Log). Please note they are aware they have permission to bring home their math duotangs to study. In Language, we are going to be brainstorming ideas for our writing assignment about a Halloween Superhero. There is a checklist to follow and students have an example of a level 4 writing task in their Language duotang to guide their work. This activity has always proven to be a favourite with the grade four students in prior years. An area of focus will be to add adjectives to add more interest to our writing.
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Today we had our Thanksgiving Mass. We also voted and chose the colour blue as the one the students are asked to wear for the Walk-A-Thon tomorrow morning which will take place at 10:15 am. Just a note there will not be a homework duo tang going home this week but there may be unfinished work to be brought home. In Language, we are continuing to learn about how to write a summary and to use adjectives to add more interest to our writing. In Math, the focus is on how to explain, extend and communicate patterns and patterning rules. There will be a short quiz at the end of next week and a review sheet for the math quiz will go home at the beginning of next week. In Religion, we are discussing the meaning of unity as we come together to reflect on our blessings.
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
This morning the students worked together creating Google Slides that highlight key terms we will be learning about in patterning (e.g., core value, increasing, decreasing, repeating patterns, etc). As part of our Religion lesson, we learned about the history of Thanksgiving in Canada and reflected about traditions that we share with our families while also sharing the many blessings we are grateful for. A reminder the bake sale is being held tomorrow, picture day is Thursday and the weekly homework duo tang is due Thursday since Friday is a PD Day.
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Hello, just wanted to send out a quick reminder that the weekly homework duo tang is due tomorrow. Also, we will be having our first math quiz in the area of place value. Please note your son or daughter is coming home with a note today about a bake sale being held next Wednesday where all funds raised are being donated to help our former custodian who very sadly lost his home and belongings during the tornado last weekend. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.
Monday, 24 September 2018
We will be visiting the Learning Commons to take out books this Friday morning. Our weekly homework package will be given out Tuesday morning and is due Friday. There is an introductory sheet outlining the expectations. Normally, the duo tang will consist of a nightly reading log and a math sheet which reinforces the key concepts being studied in class. This week, the math work will consist of a review as we will be having our first quiz in the area of place value this Friday. Students will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of representing, comparing and ordering whole numbers up to 10,000. The students have been writing numbers in both standard and expanded form (using numbers and words) and ordering numbers using greater than or less than symbols. In Language Arts, we are reflecting on a story we read called "Fly Away Home" by answering various questions focusing on deepening our reading comprehension strategies (e.g., questioning, inferring, synthesizing). In Religion, the class will be learning about how to be responsible digital citizens.
Monday, 17 September 2018
In Math, we are continuing to learn about ordering, comparing and modelling numbers up to 10 000. Today we reviewed how to write numbers in both standard and expanded form and played Kahoot to reinforce our understanding of number sense and place value. In Language Arts, we read a story called "Fly Away Home" and the lesson today involved using the reading comprehension strategy of inferring (reading between the lines) to help make sense of what we read. In Religion, our focus this week is on learning how to be a responsible digital citizen (e.g., keeping passwords private, using technology responsibly, etc.). Our weekly homework program will begin next Mondays. Our library day will be on Fridays and the children will be able to take out two English books at that time. Thanks to everyone for all your support!
Monday, 10 September 2018
Welcome to our first full week of grade four! Please note that your child is coming home with a letter today outlining key areas we are going to be looking at in Language Arts, Math and Religion. We are off to a great start so far! Although our weekly homework program will not begin for a few weeks, some students may start bringing home unfinished tasks. Have a great day!