Welcome to the 29th week of school at NCS!
This week students finished their "creation story" project, which we've been working on for a number of weeks! Students finished typing up their good copies of their stories, and did a little bit more editing and revising with a partner before printing their final copies! Students then started the artwork for this project, which was inspired by First Nations artists and "buffalo robes," a traditional way of communicating past events in history. The students have been working quite hard on this! We will soon begin to present our stories to both 4C and 4A! Below, you can see a few photos of the "in process" and finished artwork pieces!
This week we also did a small research project on a First Nations group that can be found in Alberta! Students used computers to research, and recorded their information onto a graphic organizer (yet another way to organize and manage information and ideas). Students were allowed to pick from a list of Alberta First Nations groups, and complete a "tic-tac-toe" research grid (where they had to pick 3 topics to research). This project allowed them to begin to get more in depth information on a First Nations group and to keep on practicing their research skills!
We also continued to read for 20-25 minutes and even worked on some creative writing and sharing of our stories! Week 20 of RRJs were due this week as well. Next week, week 21 is our last week of RRJs for the year! I have told students that they can choose to hand in week 22 of RRJs as an extra mark.
Grade 4 students in 4C and 4A will have a test on First Nations in Alberta on Tuesday April 17th. Today, students received a study guide today. Monday, April 16th will be a study day in class, where students can ask questions and use the time to read through their information. Please make sure you have your study guide and duotang here on Monday!
Then, we'll be learning about other people who have settled in Alberta!
-Social Studies quiz on Tuesday - Study guide and duotangs home today! Please make sure duotangs come back monday as we have time to study in class!
-No School Next Friday, April 20th (Professional Development Day for teachers)
-Field Trip on Tuesday, April 24th -bring your lunch, backpack (as part of the day will be a regular school day) and dress for the weather!
-We are looking into ordering some gluten free pizza on Friday for students who can’t eat wheat. If this is something that interests your child, please email Miss Malayko (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can gauge numbers.
-Green Week is coming April 23! Stayed tuned for activities, challenges, prizes and the bake sale information.
Have a great weekend,