LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL
Jun 24--Make, Bake, Take Sale
Jun 25--Grade 8 graduation
Jun 26--Report Cards go home
Jun 27--Last day of school for students
Jun 27--Assembly - Admiral Colours
Jun 28--PD Day
A successful Day! Thanks to all parents for helping make our MAKE/BAKE/TAKE sale a success. See class pictures.
Our Make, Bake, Take sale is June 24. A letter has gone home with details about the event. Grade 4 students will sell items made at home to each other. Our class funny money will be used by all for purchases. Next week we will work on our business plans, sales pitches, and signs.
Make, Bake, Take Sale - more info to come...
Poetry assignments have been handed back. Geometry tests and checklists will be sent home this week, Please check agendas and checklists that have come home for various units. As the month goes on students will be bringing home more finished work and notes.
Students have been learning about Rocks & Minerals and they had great hands on experience during our field trip to Duntroon Highlands. There will be a Rocks and Minerals quiz next week. We have been practising our track and field events for a few weeks. Track and field is this Friday!! Dress for the weather and if students are running the 800m race they need to be at CCI for 8:00am.
PLEASE KEEP BEY BLADES AT HOME
There have been several issues with bey blades in our class and students have been asked to keep them at home.
Thank you to all those that supported the Bowls for Beds program by purchasing your child's bowl. All bowls were sent home Monday if you were unable to pick them up at the event.
April is POETRY Month
This month we will be learning about different poetry forms, literary devices, analyzing poems, and writing poetry.
Reminders: Please check agendas on Monday for our weekly agenda notes. Also, please remove all work, notes, etc. sent home in the agenda.
This Saturday is the Magic of Children's Art Celebration 1:00 - 3:00 at the public library. Go check it out.
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.
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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