Welcome to the 12th week of grade 4 at NCS!
Students have been busy this week in Humanities! We're continuing to read for 20 minutes at the beginning of class, and then moving on to Literacy Centers for approximately 15 minutes. The groups for literacy centers will rotate soon, so students get a chance to work with different classmates and grow as a community of learners!
Week 8 RRJ's are due this week. There are still a few students in each class that have week 7 RRJ's due. Please check in and make sure you're all caught up!
Students are continuing to work on learning about Alberta's Natural Resources. We finished learning about fossil fuels/non-renewable energy sources found in Alberta, and even had a chance to practice exploring issues and events from different points of view (this is one of the HUM outcomes). Students were asked to write a paragraph on their points of view, and then share their paragraph by reading aloud to their group members to practice presentation and fluency skills.
We also continued to practice note taking (visual note taking and standard note taking) by reading about the resources, having class discussions, and brainstorming as a group to determine what information is important information and how to record our ideas (pictures, text, a combination of both).
Later this week and into next week, we'll be looking at renewable resources, watching a video on wind power, and then moving on to forest and agriculture! After that, we'll use maps to explore WHERE all of these resources can be found, how Albertan's use these resources, and how all of this helps factor into Alberta as a community!
-If you ordered a book at the book fair, please check in with Ms. Bennett to see when those books will be here!
-Don't forget to hand in any overdue library books!
-Ski/Snowboard day is December 5th - please make sure that you have everything they need to keep warm that day, including snow pants, jacket, warm clothes/layers, warm socks, gloves/mitts, hat, etc. More information to come soon! We're all looking forward to a great day.
Have a great week,