Welcome to the 18th week of school at NCS!
This week is another full week of school here in grade 4, with lots going on. We're still up to our same routine in Humanities Class, in which students read daily for 20 minutes at the beginning of class, and then we work at literacy centers for 15 minutes. After that, we use the rest of our time in class to work on other aspects of Humanities -- this week we've been able to work on a variety of things including: working on listening, sequencing and order of events in texts, reading comprehension tasks, working on point of view writing, as well as, continuing to learn about fossils in Alberta (both in the point of view writing, as well as, watching a clip from National Geographic about digging fossils in the badlands)! We'll also be using computers to do some inquiry and research tomorrow and into next week! Students will have a choice between a few different topics, and then have time to direct their own learning and start learning more about paleontology and Alberta's Fossil Heritage! Additionally, this week was week 13 for RRJs.
Students have been so engaged with these topics, and we've been able to have a number of great discussions in class recently as well. I really encourage students to keep on participating and sharing their ideas in class!
-Orders for Tim Hortons Fun Lunch (next Wednesday, January 24th) are due tomorrow, Friday January `19th.
-Book Orders, for anyone interested will hopefully be sent home on Monday for you to take a look at/order from. There have been some changes made to how Scholastic does their online ordering, please let me know if you have any questions, or contact Scholastic for any troubleshooting (it seems to be working really well though)!
-Next Friday, January 26th is a PD day.
-Don't forget to check out "tumblebooks" - you can access it on the main Nose Creek School Page. I showed students in 4C this week -- please let me know if you have trouble accessing it! It's a great resource to explore.
Hope everyone is having a great week,