Welcome to the 14th week of school at NCS!
This week was another exciting week in grade 4! The highlight of the week was our ski/snowboard trip, and students had a blast! So many students said they want to try skiing/snowboarding again and were really happy that they got to try a new skill (or to keep on practicing something they've tried before)!
This week in humanities students continued to read daily for 20 minutes in class! We didn't work at our Literacy Centers as much this week, as students worked to catch up on any unfinished center activities from previous weeks, and we did a few small lessons about giving/receiving feedback and working on adding detail to our Reading Response Journals. We'll be back to working at centers daily next week and we'll be adding in a new center, "Reading with Ms. Clark" - this means that Literacy Center Groups will be slightly smaller, and students will also have a chance to read with me in a small group setting.
This week was week 10 for our RRJs!
We also had our Alberta Natural Resources Quiz on Wednesday of this week and did some review in class on Monday. This quiz will be sent home late next week (there are still a few students who were absent and need to complete that quiz before I hand it back out). Students: please remember to bring back your Social Studies Duotangs if you haven't already!
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, we also had a chance to discuss and learn about some National/Provincial Parks in Alberta! Students were able to make many connections to this topic and were really engaged in class! We learned about why parks were created, where they are located (what natural regions), what animals that can be found there, why parks need to be protected and some interesting facts/features about these parks. We looked at maps, did some reading/writing, and overall had some really wonderful conversations this week. Great job grade 4's!
Both 4A and 4C also learned about our "Secret Kindness" project that is taking place in December! A note went home with students on Monday, and there is more information posted on the main blog! In flex time this week, students worked on making a card for their secret friend, and we worked on community in the classroom and showed some Nose Creek Spirit!
-The 3 secret kindness acts will be completed during the last week of school, starting on December 18th. Students are welcome to come into my room during lunch to work on any acts of kindness!
-Our school is also working with Inn From The Cold to do the "Spirit of Giving" - where we will try to fill a stocking with items to give to a family in need. We brainstormed ideas in class and students were excited to spread even more kindness within our community! This is completely optional and is not required.
-Winter Concert is on December 15th (4A is performing, 4C is watching).
Thanks for your continued support and have a wonderful weekend,