Week of October 28- November 8, 2019
Oct. 31 - PM costume Parade
Nov. 1 - Professional day for teachers-no school
Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day - no school
List 7: Quiz on Oct. 31
rivers 2. lakes 3. streams 4. creeks 5. ponds 6. foothills 7.mountains 8. pathways 9. trails 10.glaciers
List 8: Quiz on November 8
abiotic 2. aseptic 3. bacteria 4. biodegradable 5.biotic 6.by-product 7.castings 8. compost 9. chemicals 10.compound
Math: students continue to review problem-solving strategies explaining their processes using logic and determining reasonable outcomes. They wrote a quiz this week on standard form and expanded form in numbers and we now move on to
We are looking at editing paragraphs to identify mistakes and improvements in writing. Students wrote a short story from a common writing prompt. Teachers have been calibrating content in student samples in order to evaluate and understand the next directions of our teaching of narrative writing at grade 4 in our school.
Students examined the xylem and phloem in celery and carrots. We worked on our “vegetable” experiment to understand how these plants draw water up through their tubules in celery.
Also students learned about leaf types and they will be examining various seed types in an experiment of examining parts and forms of dispersing seeds for reproduction.
We talked about landforms in Alberta and examined glaciers, erosion and mountains. Discussion around Big Rock in Okotoks was of interest to students and understanding how a such a large rock moves across the landscape as we revealed the power of the “rivers of ice” that once covered our province.
We also examined how the “badlands” were formed near the Drumheller and Dinosaur Provincial Park regions and their vast differences in comparison to other regions in Alberta.