This week in our learning:
-we have started our new grade 4 morning work
-we wrote a response for a book that we had read
-we were given a set of 13 letters and created as many words as we could using only the letters given
-we have started reading Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
-we continued to practice our handwriting with the letters "f" and "j"
We are very excited to be learning another language. We started with learning the basics for conversational greetings, such as;
bonjour = good day
au revoir = goodbye
comment ca va? = how are you?
ca va bien = well, comme ci comme ca = so-so, mal = poor
comment t'appelle tu? = how are you named?
je m'appelle = I am named
ecoutez = listen
merci = thank you
oui = yes
As a class, we are fully engaged and are eager to learn how to say more in French.
This week, we followed a program from YouCubed to help us get excited about math this year and be mindful about math. Each day had a new encouragement video followed by an engaging challenge to work on collaboratively. In our class discussions, we talked about what we do and don't like about working in groups and will use these as guides for how to work together. The activities demonstrated how different people approach math in different ways, how to be mindful about our own abilities, and how when you have a visual and numerical task, understanding is deeper. We genuinely enjoyed these challenges. We were challenged to:
Day 1 - find the numbers 1 - 20 using only four 4s and different symbols
Day 2 - tie pictures to visuals and look for patterns
- use consecutive numbers to find various sums
Day 3 - fold paper to represent 1/4th and 1/8th of the original square
- use a dot card to represent number
Day 4 - we explored Pascal's Triangle and looked for patterns
Day 5 - how different people see growing shapes in different ways
We've started discussions about the impact of waste on our planet and created a title page for the unit.
We began our exploration of Alberta with a look at the map of Canada and the provinces that make up our country. We discussed what is represented in Alberta's crest which is on our provincial flag and create a cover page with this information. We are taking part in an assembly for Orange Shirt Day (Every Child Matters) and therefore had thoughtful conversation about the First Nations groups of Alberta and their historical significance. We will continue to delve deeper as we prepare for the assembly. We have started to create an A,B,Cs of Alberta inspired by the book "A is Alberta: A Centennial Alphabet". We will each choose a letter of the alphabet and will look for representations of what it is to be Albertan using that letter.
-read for at least 30 minutes daily
-Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday evening and Friday morning next week (please book online)
-Book Fair will be run during the conferences
-Coupon book orders are due September 27th
-please bring earphones and water bottles with your names on them as soon as possible
-please ensure that fees for the Glenbow museum field trip are in by next week