Welcome to the 20th Week of Grade 4 at NCS!
What another busy week! This week in humanities, students started their "Ms. Moneybags" project. In this project, "Ms. Moneybags" is a wealthy investor in Albertan museums. She wants to leave her fortune to a museum, but first, she had a list of questions that the "Board of Directors" (the students of 4A and 4C) that they have to answer first! This week, students had to research a variety of questions about fossils in Alberta, Joseph Tyrrell, and the Royal Tyrrell Museum. This project involves many humanities skills and outcomes, and students have been so engaged!
Next week, we will be working on creating organized, clear and detailed answers to "Ms. Moneybags" questions (now that we've got all the research)! Students will create clear paragraphs, and then present their findings to the class, in a conference like setting. Students have all been working very hard to research their questions, have have been practicing a variety of skills and outcomes, including: research, inquiry, reading, writing, managing information, communicating in a persuasive manner and demonstrating identity and citizenship. Below you will see a few photos of students researching.
As students completed their research, we also did multiple individual and group check-ins, to make sure that everyone was on task, and this gave several opportunities for students to seek clarification, guidance or feedback.
As students completed their research, they also worked on a variety of other literacy skills, as students had multiple choices as to what they wanted to work on. Students could check the "work work" section of the grade 4 blog and practice spelling, grammar, writing, and more! It's a great resource for students to use at any time. Some students chose to continue to dive into inquiry and research. Below you will see a photo of some grade 4 dinosaur research (optional) projects.
This week we continued reading daily (for 25 minutes today)! and we also worked at Literacy Centers a few times this week. We did pause on the centers later this week to allow students more research time for the "Ms. Moneybags" project. We will start up with Literacy Centers again soon.
-This week was week 15 for RRJS.
-Assessment Duotangs went home today - please sign and return
-Report Cards go home February 9th.
-If there is anyone else who would like to place a Scholastic Book order, please do so! I will put the order in Tomorrow (Friday, February 2nd).
Have a great rest of your week!