Robotics Club Day 3 first lunch
Chess Club Day 1 & 4 second lunch
Pizza Day is Thursday
Pasta Day is Tuesday
Apr 3 - Caribou Math contest
Apr 6 - Public Library 1:00 - 3:00 Magic of Children's Art celebration - games, snacks, prizes
(Art on display until Apr. 27)
Apr 14 - Bowls for Beds Georgian Bay Hotel 12-2:30
Apr 15--Gifted Jr./Int. Coding/Robotics-Ed Centre
Apr 19--Good Friday
Apr 22--Easter Monday
Apr 23 - Scientists in the school - light experiments
Apr 24--Grade 4’s- Grant from Tiffen is here
Apr 24--Gifted Heritage Fair-Simcoe County Museum
Apr. 26 - Assembly
May 1 - Caribou Math contest - library closed all day - please send students with their access codes
May 1/2 - Musical
May 2--Gifted Outreach Conference-Lakehead University Orillia
May 3--PD Day
May 6--Music Mania
May 7--Jr Girls Volleyball
May 8--Jr Boys Volleyball
May 9--Area Rugby
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
Last call for optical illusion art. Some students took their art home over the break to finish - please return.
No Excuse Words - we recently did a grade 3 no excuse words spelling test. If your child brought a spelling sheet home it is to practise specific highlighted words.
SORA APP by OverDrive
- it’s free!
Load it onto your own personal device & choose SCDSB for “school” & login with your school account
Easy to use! HUGE library!
SCDSB Library ebooks are here!
2 methods to borrow online books with your school account - 2000 + titles & 83 subjects
MUSIC - Recorder Rentals
Please remember to bring back your recorder on DAY 2!
Magic of Children's Art
We have sent our Zentangle Landscape Art to the Public Library. The Magic of Children's Art Exhibit will be open for viewing during regular library hours.
March 5-April 27, 2019
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