Social Studies Homework: Assigned: Thursday Sept.21, 2017. Due: Monday Sept.25, 2017:
This week in Social Studies we continued our studies of the major natural regions of Alberta. Students used the website: Zooming in Alberta's Regions to do some preliminary research on regions: www.learnalberta.ca/content/sszi/en/We began to learn in more detail about weather, climate and natural vegetation. Weather tells us about conditions like temperature, rain and sunshine on a single day whereas climate describes weather over a long period of time. Climate is affected by latitude (how far north or south a region is) and elevation (whether the region is high in the mountains or low in the plains). The natural vegetation of an area consists of the plants that grow naturally there. Through the site Zooming in Alberta's Regions 4E and 4F learned about the different types of trees, grasses and flowers that grow in different parts of Alberta. Next week we will begin using the grade 4 textbook Voices of Alberta to delve more deeply into this subject.
All students had the opportunity to formally visit the Learning Commons at Nose Creek School for the first time this week. Everyone learned about the types of books they can take out and how they can go to the Learning Commons to engage in different activities there under supervision. Every student had an opportunity to take out some books that they can read on their own time and during designated times in class. Beginning from next week, all students will have a designated day when they can visit the Learning Commons during instructional times. Students may also visit the Learning Commons during Nutrition Break, after school and on designated days during Lunch Recess. Mr. Brewer has student library cards from Coventry Hills School on his desk for safekeeping. Students can take these cards to the Learning Commons when they have their designated visiting time. If a student's time falls on a holiday, Ms. Bennett is away and no staff are able to assist in the Learning Commons or students are unable to go during core time, they can go to the Learning Commons on the next available day. This may particularly affect students whose days fall on Mondays or Fridays. I will encourage students to go the the L.C. on their designated days. If students ask me to go outside thier designated times I will encourage them to visit during Nutrition Break, Lunch Recess or after classes. There are many opportunities to visit!
Students continued to study poetry. A new type of poetry was introduced this week. Concrete poetry is a type of poetry that takes on the form or shape of its subject! The poem typically uses vocabulary that is related to the subject matter. Here is an example that was shown in class: