Robotics Club Day 3 first lunch
Chess Club Day 1 & 4 second lunch
Pizza Day is Thursday
Pasta Day is Tuesday
Jan 7 - First day back from Holidays
Jan 11 - Animal Report Due
Jan 10 - Painting Bowls for Beds (note sent home)
Jan 16-Grade 4’s to Tiffin Centre (SCDSB sponsored inquiry)
Jan 17 - Caribou Math contest - for grade 4s
Jan 24 - Speeches Due
Jan 25-PD Day
Jan 28 - Speeches in the gym
Jan 28 - Science Test
Feb 4 - Time, Calendar - quiz
Feb 11--Gifted Junior Debaters’ Forum - Ed Centre
Feb 14- Caribou Math contest
Feb 15--Report Cards go home
Feb 18--Family Day--Enjoy!
Feb 20 to 25--Book Fair
Mar 1--PD Day
Mar 4 - Junior Volleyball starts
Mar 4-Area Chess Tournament--Stayner Community Centre
Mar 7--snow date for Chess
Mar 11-15--March Break!
Mar 27--TENTATIVE date for County Chess Tournament
Apr 3 - Caribou Math contest
Apr 15--Gifted Jr./Int. Coding/Robotics-Ed Centre
Apr 19--Good Friday
Apr 22--Easter Monday
Apr 23 to 25--GYM CLOSED--stage set up for Talent Show
Apr 24--Grade 4’s--In school inquiry (SCDSB staff)
Apr 24--Gifted Heritage Fair-Simcoe County Museum
Apr 25--Talent Show--Matinee and evening performance
May 1 - Caribou Math contest - library closed all day - please send students with their access codes
May 2--Gifted Outreach Conference-Lakehead University Orillia
May 3--PD Day--details to follow
May 6--Music Mania
May 7--Jr Girls Volleyball
May 8--Jr Boys Volleyball
May 9--Area Rugby
May 13-16--stage set up for musical--GYM CLOSED
May 16--Musical--Matinee and Evening performances
May 24-- Track & Field Day at CCI
May 27--Track & Field Day - rain date
May 31--PD Day--Assessment and Reporting
Jun 11--Town Track and Field Meet
Jun 12--Sail Into Summer 4:30 to 7:30
Jun 13--Rain date for Town Track and Field Meet
Jun 25--Grade 8 graduation 6:30 pm at Admiral
Jun 26--Report Cards go home
Jun 27--Last day of school for students
Questions about READING
A student's ability to read can be assessed based on many factors such as word recognition, decoding, phonetic awareness, fluency, ability to self-correct, and vocabulary knowledge (understanding the words). A student's reading comprehension involves processing what is read, understanding what was read, and making connections between the text and what you already know. In junior, students show an understanding of what has been read by answering questions related to a text.
In class, we will be working on answering questions to show our comprehension of texts. We will be working on extending answers to show a better understanding of what has been read.
3 TYPES OF QUESTIONS
In class we are reviewing the 3 types of questions.
Type 1: Literal / Explicit HAND QUESTIONS Right there
You can point to the answer in the book / text with hand.
Type 2: Inferential / Implicit HEAD QUESTION
Author and me
You search for clues in the story and think about your answer.
Type 3: Evaluative / Connections HEART QUESTIONS
On my own
The answer won't be in the text. You must find the answer from inside you!
Students have been working on speech topics and ideas. Today we worked on the body of the speech (4 main ideas with supporting details). Students are to complete & practise speeches at home. Our class presentations will start Tuesday Jan. 22. Each class will have 2 representatives going to the gym on Jan. 28 for the Junior Competition. A student's speech must be over 2 min. 45 sec. in order to be considered a candidate for the school competition.
Oral Presentations will be marked on:
4. Body Language
5. Eye Contact (memorized)
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Welcome Back. There is a lot happening in January. This week we are finishing our habitat reports (due Jan.11) and starting a habitat diorama. Your child needs to bring a shoebox to make the diorama. It is not necessary to purchase items or bring items in for the diorama. Students will be provided with construction paper, paint, cardboard, colouring materials, popsicle sticks, tissue paper and other art supplies. However, students may bring in materials or supplies from home that would help them create a good representation of their habitat (plastic items, modeling clay, toothpicks, foam, sticks, leaves, twigs, grass, fabric, cotton, computer printouts, gravel, stones, etc.).
After our report writing, we will begin a speech unit. Students will be planning speeches class. This is something different in grade 4. Students are encouraged to think of a topic they are very familiar with. Types of speeches we will focus on will be informational, persuasive, or recounts.
Speeches are due Jan. 24.
IXL, homework, and google drive questions answered:
IXL is an online program that offers practise skills for math. Please go to the weebly and check the math page for information about what we are working on in class. There is information on the math page about what IXL math questions to work on.
Tests - Please check out our class weebly for updates about different subjects. Test dates will be given a week in advance and written in student agendas. Study notes or review sheets can be found on the weebly.
Google Drive is an on-line account that is used for writing, slide shows, sharing work, assignments, etc. It can be accessed through Google Chrome on a computer. The program does run on ipads but the editing portion isn’t as good.
A SUCCESSFUL GROUP
Talking /Asking questions / Explaining
Focus on your own group only
Include everyone’s ideas
Respectful noise level
Keep trying - don’t give up (persevere!)
Grow our brains!
September Class News Update class_news_sept_2018.docx
September Newsletter 2018_start_up_letter_to_parents.doc