Happy Friday to everyone!
I hope you had a great week despite this awful cold. We have kept the classroom nice and hot and recess inside. Thank you for sending well bundled kids who have been super positive and hardworking in class this week!
Students have finished their social studies based essays while beginning to plan for our Grade 4 store. In reading and writing, students have enhanced their research abilities through library searches and book selection. In science we have finished off our unit on shaping the Earth - test next week on Wednesday! Finally in Math we have been exploring exponents. All great fun!
Next week we will have our first of two jeoparbee days for the year. On Tuesday, students will be testing their knowledge of what they have studied so far in Grade 4. Students should prepare by reviewing the vocabulary words they have been given. You can do it! Also, don't forget about Library Day on Thursday! It's going to be an event filled week. Yay!
I hope you all had a great week! I know we did in Grade 4. We have been quite productive throughout. Students have dived into the American Revolution asking more and more questions each day. I'm delighted with how their interest in studying history is evident in their queries and their faces. Thank you Grade 4!!
In Math we have been tackling double digit multiplication using the partial products method. I have posted a video for review. In Science we have been discussing Earth and its changes - we have also been discussing what to do if those changes happen rather quickly - like in an earthquake. For this we discussed emergency planning. I have encouraged students to discuss emergency planning with their families. Some reported that they already have. Great! I posted the videos we watched in the science videos tab. Please watch together! Lastly, students are entering the final stages of their social studies writing and we are beginning to plan for the Grade 4 store.
On Monday we began prepping questions for Battle of the Books - please see pictures by clicking on the pictures tab above. Students have also been given the words for our Jeoparbee event at the end of the month. I gave students time to prepare for the event - many have chosen to group together and share their definitions. I'm quite proud of their collaboration. Way to demonstrate the 6Cs, ladies and gentlemen!
Have a great weekend!
- Mr. Baker -
Good day everyone!
What a pleasure to have everyone back after our winter break. I can safely say that it is lovely to have a nice long winter break, but it is doubly lovely to come back to a wonderful group of hardworking students.
Yes, I am talking about 4th Grade. : )
This week we started off running. In math, we began to work on double digit multiplication, refreshed our memories on median and range, and ended off the week introducing estimation. In science we began talking about land forms - what they are and how they were formed. Students started a packet which well help think think about how they read nonfiction - and especially how they find the answers they need. In social studies we began to think about the Grade 4 stores - and take what we learned in writing last term to begin writing letters to Principal Shim. Meanwhile in reading and writing we began to learn about the American Revolution. Our students are very excited to tackle this huge topic and have been introduced to a number of resources to help them in their research. You can see pictures in the picture tab!
At the end of the month we will have our jeoparbee. I will be sending home the vocabulary words for students to practice from next week. In the meantime, I want students to be focused when reading and to be thinking about how they are preparing for the Battle of the Books. Also, I sent home the Battle of the Books permission slips. Please sign them and send them back ASAP.
Have a great weekend!!!
- Mr. Baker
Happy New Years to students and parents!
I hope you all enjoyed the break! Kids, I'm sure you did! Parents, they're back with me, now you have your time again! :)
This week we will take time to correct our winter packet as well as introduce our work for Term 3. We will have a delectable and exciting time studying about everything from the American Revolution to the formation of rocks and minerals... but for now, enjoy your last weekend before we get back to work!
Oh, and remember to please bring Battle of the Books books with you especially on Mondays! We are getting down to business!
- Mr. Baker -