Welcome to the 7th week of Grade 4 at NCS!
This is another short but busy week here in 4A and 4C humanities!
Our Daily 5 Literacy Program is in full swing now, with 20 minutes of "stamina" (silent, uninterrupted) reading, as well as working at our literacy centers. The first day to work at the literacy centers was Tuesday, and they went well! Students have the independence to choose any activity at their center that day! They will work at a center for 2 days in a row before they switch to another center.
Reading Response Journals
Students have been working on their first few weeks of their RRJs. They are each due once a week (see buttons on the righthand side for due dates). They are getting feedback each week after they hand them in! Students are expected to have their RRJ complete on the day it's due. There are 3 questions they must complete, and all instructions are glued into their booklets.
In flex time, both 4A and 4C have been reading the novel, Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel. He is coming in for an author visit on October 24th! Both classes are well underway in our books, and students should be able to share lots of details at home about their favourite parts and predictions of what might happen next!
This week students have also been focusing mainly on the research component of their Alberta Regions Infographic Project. They have been working with their partners to gather lots of information about their region! The students helped to create a list of things that should be included on their infographic. We've been discussing how to research effectively, and how to use google to find accurate and helpful websites. We've been trying to search using key words, making sure our research is for Alberta regions, and making sure to look at 3 (or more) websites.
Below you will find a link to some key information and the rubric for the project. Students also helped to create this! This project is an in-class project, but students will be able to share their work with you once it's complete!
Next week we'll be starting to create our infographics!
Don't forget that Picture Day is tomorrow, October 19th!
Have a wonderful week,