Welcome to the 36th week of school here at NCS!
I can't believe how quickly the school year is going, we've only got 1 month of school left! This week, grade 4 students in 4C and 4A worked to complete a variety of different things! This week, students continued to read daily for 20-30 minutes each day. We also completed mini poetry unit! Students learned about 4 different types of poetry and 2 common poetic devices. We learned about Paint Chip Poetry, Acrostic Poetry, Haiku Poetry, and Cinquain Poetry, as well as the poetic devices - alliterations and onomatopoeia. Then, they had an opportunity to try creating poetry of their own! Once they had created a few different poems, we editing and created good copies! See below for a few examples!
We also spent a fair bit of studying for our quiz this week! Each day, students were given 30 minutes of class time to study! They were able to read notes, study with a partner, make a game, cue cards, or anything else that might help them! I have tried to give in class study time before each quiz this year, for students to prepare. Hopefully this helped many students! Thursday we had our last quiz of the year about People that have settled in Alberta. A few people still need to complete the quiz next week.
Thursday students were introduced to our Year End Project! It is called the ABC's of Grade 4. Students are creating an individual scrap book that represents their year in grade 4! They will make a scrapbook page for each letter of the alphabet, and have to cover a wide range of subjects within this. They each were given a planning booklet today, and began working on thinking of different things they learned this year! We also looked at a few past examples.
They will be spending 2 periods each day working to complete this scrapbook! It will be a great keepsake at the end of the year that they can bring home! At times, students might have a bit of homework, to make sure they are meeting the daily deadlines. They each have been given a calendar in the back of their planning booklet so they can stay on track. we will be doing daily check-ins to help them stay on task! Once the planning is done, we will get started on editing and then time for good copies! Students and I brainstormed how they could decorate their booklets to make them special. We have some art supplies at school, but I told students that if there is anything they want to buy/bring from home, they can, but it is not a formal requirement. Donations are also welcome. You will see a few photos below of the planning process!
On the Main blog you will find even more information about this project, as all classes are competing the project!
Students were also introduced to their final Humanities project for the year! It is called their multicultural project. Students had to pick a country (any country in the world) and they will be doing a research project on it! Students will be given a few days in class to research this country. Once the research is done, they will be creating a poster, and we will be having a "multicultural fair" - more info to come soon! We will begin researching on Monday.
-Heritage Park Field Trip on Wednesday. Forms and money are due by MONDAY.
-There is an ADDITIONAL NOTE that when home about Heritage Park on THURSDAY. PLEASE RETURN to school, signed by TUESDAY!!!
-Please make sure you are not locking your bike to the black fence at school.
-Volunteer Appreciation is Monday, June 4th from 5:00-6:00pm
-Triathalon is Tuesday, June 5th after school!
-Heritage Park field trip is Wednesday, June 6th. Please bring a lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, etc. in a backpack. Dress for the weather! Students are allowed to bring a few dollars to purchase a treat at the candy store or bakery (please no lunches though).
-Taste of the Arts night is Thursday, June 7th after school. Please check the school blog for more info.
Have a great weekend,