Welcome to the 22nd Week of school at NCS!
This week was a short and sweet week here at school, as it was only 3 days long! On Monday, students worked to finish their in-class presentations for "Ms. Moneybags!" They were super engaged, and got to practice both their listening as well as speaking skills. Well done grade 4's! There are still a few grade 4's who were absent and will present next week after Teachers Convention. I will send the rubric home in their assessment duotangs once all students have presented, and I have gone through their research, good copies, and notes! Students continued to work on 20 minutes of daily reading, and at their Literacy Centers too! There were no RRJs due this week.
This week we also worked on story writing skills (using story cubes), and inferencing! Inferencing is when you gather clues from what you read or see, and then combine those clues with things you already know (prior knowledge) to help you make a guess, prediction, or inference. Students had a chance to read a small text and gather clues from the reading, as well as, look and analyze pictures. Today, students were able to watch a movie (with limited dialogue) in order to practice their inferring skills. Most students realized that they infer all of the time and in a variety of ways!
Next week, we will finish presenting to "Ms. Moneybags" and hear her verdict about if she will donate her fortune to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. We will finish up our fossil unit, and then begin our new unit on the peoples of Alberta!
-No school this Thursday/Friday (Feb 15/16) as it is Teachers Convention
-No school this upcoming Monday as it is Family Day in Alberta.
-4C has done an AMAZING job with exploring "community" with me this year! They helped me get ready for my presentation this week! We will continue to explore what community means in our classroom, school and community throughout term two!
-Book Orders for March just arrived, and I will send those home in the next week or so!
-Calgary Hitmen Field Trip on Feb 27th -our whole class is going!
-Please return your assessment duotangs and report card envelopes if you haven't done so yet!
Have a great long weekend,