Parents/guardians please sign the Social Studies unit test on Regions and Resources and return to school by Fri. June 1.
This week in Humanities our primary focus was on editing and evaluating student writing. The editing process involves reviewing and correcting spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation. In evaluating, we reflect and asses what has been written. Mr. Brewer went through all legendary stories using proofreading symbols. Students edited written pieces using Google docs. Mr. Brewer gave a lecture on the some of the common issues faced by students. Below is a summary of the lecture:
Mr. Brewer was able to have many one-on-one check-ins with individual students to see how they could improve their stories overall. Most students understood that a good story must have a story problem, characters, a setting and a solution to the story problem. Much time was devoted in class to editing and revising stories. Students who completed this task also worked on their opinion pieces about the oil sands. Stories were due on Friday, though a student who is revising over the weekend may do so. All changes are saved on Google drive. Since all students have shared stories with Mr. Brewer revisions can be made and seen on Google drive.
On Thursday May 31 we began the YEP (Year End Project). It is entitled: The ABCs of Grade 4. In some instances students are doing their project only with the alphabet letters contained in the word: G R A D E F O U R. Mr. Brewer showed 4E an exemplar from a previous year. In this project work, students will make booklets using the letters of the alphabet from a ~ z. The first letters are used to name different things we covered during the year. As an example, f might be for 'fractions' (an area of study in math class) & b might be for 'bitumen' a word that we learned during our study of natural resources in Alberta in humanities class. The project is due on June 26. Students will have time to work on it during class. They also may work on the project at home. Please ask your son or daughter about this project work. Many students in 4E took the booklets home as homework this weekend.