Well everyone! That is it. We are done. The hats have been tossed, and you are off to Grade 5. Have a great break. Read. Visit museums. Go to the beach. Eat delicious foods. Eat your vegetables, too! Get off the couch. Enjoy the couch. Enjoy some TV. Turn off the TV. Get outside. Sleep in. Meet friends. Enjoy family time. Have fun.
Enjoy the summer. I will miss you all.
See you in the hallways.
This is it, folks.
Our last week in Grade 4 is upon us.
Academics are pretty much summed up as students this week are taking time to check and evaluate work on their own through rubrics and checklists as they should be able to self-evaluate in order to help build their success in Middle School. I will miss them, but look forward to seeing them in the Middle School hallways, and feel lucky to watch them grow from afar. Good luck, gang.
But, before I get all teary-eyed, let's look at a few important activities and dates for next week and see what you, the parents, need to prepare for.
Jeoparbee will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Parents are not invited to this years event - but we will be happy to see you at Arch Day (combined with Term 5 Assembly) next Friday!
Report Cards and MAP results will go out on Thursday afternoon.
Please have students wear their khaki pants/skirts/skorts and white polos.
The assembly will begin at 8:15 sharp. House breakfast will be at 10:25. Parents, please attend the assembly! Bring tissues!
Dismissal at 11:20. Bus departs at 11:30.
Please have students wear black shoes in addition to their khaki pants/skirts/skorts and white polos.
Students - arrive by 9:00am - go to our G4 classroom.
10:00 - Graduation Ceremony in the Dalton Hall
11:00 - 11:15 - Photos under the CDS Arch
11:30 - 12:30 Grad buffet at the Phoenix Cafe.
Again, bring tissues.
See you there!!
- Mr. Baker
Hello everyone! Happy Friday!
Grade 4 has done a wonderful job this week as they've been working on their independent projects in both Science and Social Studies. They've also been busy writing their stories, some of whom will probably be finishing over the summer! In Math we have been multiplying and dividing fractions, tackling some Grade 5 level expectations early. Woohoo!
Below I have posted our CDS FP Podcast. Click on the link and enjoy our podcast. We have 5 full episodes now! Woohoo again! Great job, Bella, Cailyn, Hanjoong, Juliet, and Sebin!
Next week we will have our Summer Concert on Thursday, at 1. Please come! On that day we are asking that students where their polos and khakis with non-distracting shoes. No cardigans needed as it will be hot on stage.
The following week, our last :(, we will have jeoparbee, but just for the kids. We will also have Arch Day combined with our Term 5 Assembly. Details to be announced! Finally, Grade 4 Graduation will be on Saturday, June 9.
Have a great weekend!
Last week we had another busy one with students completing MAP testing for the year. I'm quite proud of the maturity and effort that Grade 4 displayed during our Math, Language, and Reading tests. I will let you know when the results are ready to be sent home. Great job everyone!
Friday we also had our camping trip - what a great time we had and our Grade 4s (and 3s) were on their best behavior while enjoying the evening. Again thank you to all the parents for your support and trust as well as the PTA for the delicious food! See pics in the Photos tab.
We also recorded a quick podcast. Click the link below!
This week we will continue our studies. Our focus this week will be in learning about government in Social Studies as well as in thinking about our environment in Science. I will share some pictures later in the week.
Have a great week!
A busy week as students have been getting a taste of what Middle School has to offer. From orientation to lunch to tours and band introduction, I can see that my students are already anxiously awaiting Grade 5. I am sad. But, I will be okay. In particular, students have demonstrated particular interest in new instruments! Please check out the photos in the photo tab and please encourage their playing!
In class, students have been recording podcasts in Science as well as working on their individually chosen writing projects. In Math we are busy working on percentages, while in Reading we are supporting our writing through author studies. Next week, in Social Studies, we will be looking at the Korean government and how it is separated.
Next weekend we will be camping! Please make sure to send in sleeping bags on Monday (or Tuesday) and if you have a tent that your child wants to use (and they can put it up!) please feel free to send it in as well.
Have a great weekend!
Hi everyone! CDS is offering a summer art program. Check out the details below!
Well, Term 5 has started and we are in the final term of the year. Before we know it, Grade 4 will be Grade 5. Speaking of, we will have Grade 5 orientation starting on Monday (May 7). Of course you have been made aware of this parents and are invited to join. I encourage all of you to do so. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students will have the chance to know more about MS House and Lunch. Students must be by the Middle School Lounge at 7:55 am. They will learn about this on Monday morning. Below are the lists of students and when they will participate.
Group A: Yejun, Yunhao, Juliet, and Joseph
Group B: John, Alex, Sanghyuk, and Amy
Group A: Bella, Kevin, Toby, and Sophia
Group B: Sebin, Grace, Caiyln, Hanjoong, and Dave.
The week after next (May 18) we will be camping! More details to come. Most importantly, please make sure your child has a sleeping bag. I will create a longer list with students, but the sleeping bag should be a priority item. We will be asking for them to be sent in early. More details to come. Have a great weekend!
This week, students have been working busily to finish Term 4 projects and assignments. They have been equally strong during both independent and group projects. Great job class!
Sports Day on Thursday was a smashing success as Grade 4 demonstrated significant sportsmanship and were excellent role models for all FP students. Grade 4 students were careful to guide the younger students in FP as well as cheered each other to do their best. Photos will come soon!
A big thank you to parents for an educational and fun culture day! Grade 4 students enjoyed visiting each culture center, playing games, learning, and enjoying snacks. Thank you parents! You can see some photos in the photo section.
Next week we will be having our Term 4 assembly as well as we will be uploading our portfolios for Term 4. Please be on the lookout!
I hope you have a great weekend!
- Mr. Baker -
Hi moms and dads!
I hope you all had as productive a week as we have had in Grade 4. Students have been on task and busy as bees working on their various projects. Whether in Science were we have just started a project to end out the term - students have chosen animals to investigate and research how animals are classified - how they are supported, how they move, and how they are different from each other. In Social Studies, we are nearing the end of our inquiry into how Buddhism and Confucius have affected Korean culture. In Writing, we have finished up our contributions to the book project as well as our culminating piece for our terms goal of writing literary essays. In Reading we continue to read and discuss Number the Stars as well as work within our historical fiction clubs. Finally in Math, we have finished our work on Fractions and have moved on to Area and Perimeter.
Next week we will have two special events!
On Thursday (4/26) we will have sports day! Students should come prepared to be outside for the majority of the day - hats, sunscreen, etc! Also, while they will not have their regular swimming class, they will be swimming. So swimming gear is a must!
On Friday (4/27) we will have Culture/Diversity Day. We can't wait to see what parents have for us to see and do! We will not have uniform free Friday. Students do not need to pay 1,000 won that day. However, students are encouraged to wear clothes relating to a country from the list chosen below. It is representative of our CDS community. If students would like to wear clothes from another country not on the list, they should please email me for confirmation. Also, please don't go out of your way to gather items/go shopping! I have told students to find what they have at home and be creative.
Korea, Taiwan, China
Iraq, USA, Libya
Canada, Russia, Australia
Egypt, Japan, Kazakhstan
Czech, Ireland, Philippines
Finally, when picking up your child after school, please come to the green space. Students must not be wandering to find parents. Thank you.
Have a great weekend everyone!
It was lovely to meet with you on Friday. Parent-Teacher Conferences are such an integral part of our growth both in the classroom and at home. I found our discussions informative both as a teacher and parent. Thank you so much. For those who could not make it, I will be looking forward to seeing you in the coming weeks.
The final PTC of the year does not mean that we do not have to meet again. As I said at the beginning of the year, I am free to meet any day after school with some notice. Also, please do not hesitate to email.
Well, Term 4 continues to chug along. Students are busily working on their responses to literature, solidifying their knowledge of fractions, examining Korean cultural history through religion, working through historical fiction, as well as exploring the natural world of plants and animals. We look forward to showing what we know in both our online portfolios as well as in our book project.
Enjoy the spring weather as much as you can!