I hope you all had a great week! We certainly did in Grade 4! We have been introduced to the table of periodic elements in Science class. We are watching a great video investigating the properties of the elements throughout the next week or so that has been getting our imagination moving and our questions flowing! I do not normally do this, but I would love to suggest this book as a great coffee table book for home. I just ordered one for me, too! I ordered it here. Students do not need to have this book, I'm simply making a suggestion. But if you want to support future scientists, this book would be a great addition to the home library, and of interest to parents and kids alike.
In Reading we have been busily working on identifying the text structures we began to talk about last week. Both in groups and on their own, students have been recording how text structures are used to inform readers. In Math we continue to furiously practice and quiz ourselves on multiplication while taking some time to work on division and number stories. I have added some more math videos to help with math facts in our math videos section. In Social Studies we are entering the final stage of our province project, while in Writing, we are finishing up our first opinion pieces.
I hope you have a great weekend. I want to remind you of a couple of items. Next week, we will have a shorter week for the Thanksgiving break. Students are going to be dismissed early on Thursday - they will be let out of the classroom at 12:55 and the buses depart at 1. Please be prepared. Friday will be a day off as well! Enjoy!
Also, I have suggested that students may bring in earbuds or headphones to use on their chromebooks for independent work. Again, it is not necessary, but they will be put to use. Nothing too expensive please - inexpensive ones are fine.