Monday, 9 April 2018

Our Week Ahead

The children are bringing home their 2D math quiz today to share with you along with a multiplication learning task they completed last week. We are now turning our attention to division. In Language, we are wrapping up poetry soon and will begin looking at newspaper articles and the media.  Please note there is a 4-digit subtraction sheet along with a 2-sided Math and Language sheet which are all due Friday (there will not be a reading log this week).

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

This Week

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a restful and joyful Easter Weekend! Please note there will be a short quiz on multiplication on Thursday (involving word problems). As already stated, students are expected to know times tables up to and including 9 x 9. We have been spending a lot of time in class on multiplication (e.g., learning activities, videos and playing Kahoot).  We will soon be turning our attention to probability.  In Language, we are focusing on writing paragraphs using checklists that focus on basic conventions and are continuing to learn about various types of poetry (e.g., cinquain, limerick, concrete).  Have a great week!

Monday, 26 March 2018

This Week In Grade Four

Good morning! Your child's math quiz will be returned later in the week once all the students have finished writing it (a few students were away). There will not be a reading log this week but a two-sided math sheet focusing on mastering our multiplication facts will be sent home and is due Friday.  In Language, the students will be sharing their "pourquoi tales" and will be learning about various types of poetry.  In Math, we are continuing to learn strategies about multiplication (up to 9x9) and are working towards communicating their understanding using mathematical language. Have a great week!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome back from March Break!  Your son or daughter only has their reading log to complete for homework this week.  There will be a quiz on 2d geometry this Friday.  The review sheet will be distributed today.  In math, we are turning our attention to mastering our multiplication tables up to 9x9 as well as reviewing word problems involving 4 digit addition and subtraction.  In language arts, our focus will be on finishing up our pourquoi tales, each student is responsible for writing 3 and will be sharing one to choose with the class. Our next unit of study will be poetry which is usually a very popular one.  Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

This Week In Grade Four

This week we are continuing to work on learning about 2D geometry.  Today we are classifying quadrilaterals (e.g., rhombus, parallelogram, trapezoid, rectangle and square) and will practise identifying angles (e.g., acute, right, obtuse).  In language, we are going to start looking at "pourquoi tales" which are folk tales which explain how or why something happens in our world (e.g., why do birds fly?).  Weekly homework duo tangs will be going home today and are due Friday (practising four-digit subtraction and reading).  Have a great week!

Monday, 5 February 2018

This Week In Grade Four

The students visited the Learning Commons today to exchange books.  They began their quiz on data management, some students will be finishing tomorrow afternoon as we only began it last block.  Please note there will not be a regular homework duotang this week but some students will be bringing home math work instead.  In Language Arts, we will be beginning procedural writing and in Math, we are turning our attention to learning multiplication tables up to 9 x 9 and we will be looking at 2D geometry.

Monday, 29 January 2018

This Week In Grade Four

There will be a reading log to complete and a math quiz on data management to study for which will take place this Friday.  All students have a review sheet detailing what is on the quiz (double bar graphs, stem and leaf plots (which we are learning about this week).  Students will also have to know how to calculate mean, median, mode, and the range in a set of data. Tomorrow, the students will be participating in a Mathletes program in the gym for the first three blocks of the day.  In Language Arts, we are finishing our unit on persuasive writing and will be beginning procedural writing.

Learning Goals

  • Language: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of texts using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Math: describe, extend and create a variety of numeric and geometric patter