Monday, 8 January 2018

Welcome Back!

Great to see everyone back and rested with lots of stories from the holidays! We have begun our weekly homework programme with a reading log and a math sheet (the second question is a challenge and is optional).  In Math, we have begun data management and learned about double bar graphs.  In Language, we will be working on writing about our New Years Resolutions this week with a focus on the editing phase and including detail to explain our decisions.

Monday, 11 December 2017

This Week

Today the students worked on creating a presentation about Advent which they will share with the class on the Smartboard using Animoto. They were given a review sheet which contains all the information needed to prepare for this weeks math quiz on time this Thursday.  The practise questions will serve as the homework this week and there will not be a reading log.  We are continuing with persuasive writing in language.  Just a reminder to send your son or daughter dressed warmly for outdoor recess as the temperature gets colder.  We did not visit the Learning Commons to exchange books today but will try to do so on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

This Week

The students visited the Learning Commons yesterday to exchange books.  This week in Language, our focus will be on deepening our understanding of how to write a descriptive text with five paragraphs (introduction, three reasons with an example, and a conclusion).  In Math, we are continuing to learn about reading an analog clock and calculating elapsed time.  In Religion, we are turning our attention to the Advent Season.  A friendly reminder homework duotangs are due Friday.

Monday, 20 November 2017

This Week In Grade Four

Today the students went to the Learning Commons to exchange books.  In math, we practised calculating elapsed time together on the Smarboard and then with a partner in our Inquiry Books.  In language, we are looking at how to write persuasively and reviewed strong sentence starters (e.g., "Surely, you will agree that...).  There will not be a regular homework duotang as it is a short week with Friday being a PD Day however there may be some unfinished math work sent home.

Monday, 13 November 2017

This Week

Today we visited the Learning Commons to read and exchange books. Student homework duo tangs were returned and will be due this Friday.  There will be a patterning quiz on Thursday which will focus on the following:  describing, extending and creating patterns, using t-charts to organize date and stating the pattern rule. In Language Arts, students were given back their responses to a reading comprehension called "Joe's Junk."  We are going to be starting our unit on persuasive writing in language and will be turning our attention to reading time and calculating elapsed time in math later this week.

Monday, 6 November 2017

This Week

Homework duo tangs were returned today for those students who handed theirs in on Friday.  Please note there is not a reading log this week but only a math sheet.  Some students will be bringing home unfinished work during the course of the week. Students will be presenting their descriptive paragraphs about their superheroes tomorrow and will be bringing their writing and drawing next week.  In Language, we are beginning to look at increasingly complex texts, both factual and fiction.  In Math, we are continuing to deepen our understanding of patterning by learning to write pattern rules as well as identifying and extending growing and shrinking patterns.  Our Religion lessons this week will focus on deepening our understanding of Remembrance Day and reflecting on the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

This Week

Homework duo tangs were returned yesterday and are due Friday.  As always, students are encouraged to read twenty minutes per night, write a brief summary and complete the math sheet given.  (I let the students know that they do not have to read tonight given that it is Halloween).  Yesterday, we visited the Learning Commons and English books will be returned and exchanged next Monday afternoon.  Students are finishing up their superhero descriptive writing task which they will soon share with the class and will bring home to show you next week.  In Math, we are working on developing skills with respect to four digit addition and have begun our unit on patterning.  They are bringing home a rounding quiz tonight.  Enjoy your week!

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