Welcome to the 8th week of grade 4 at NCS!
Lots of things are happening here in grade 4 humanities at Nose Creek School this week!
Author Kenneth Oppel came to visit us on Tuesday, and was able to speak with us about why he wrote Silverwing, and a little bit about the book! He explained that he was very inspired by bats and wanted to write a story about a bat's journey, focusing on how they use "echo vision" to help guide them and help them see! He said that he did lots of research about bats, and had a great time writing the whole series! Students were also able to ask him several questions after the presentation.
Here is a link to the silverwing website, where you will be able to learn more about the characters, the journey, the echo map and more! Take a look:
Students are continuing to complete several literacy center activities each week. Some of the centers have partner or group work, and some centers have a more individual focus.
Each student gets to work at a center for 2 days before switching to a new center. Students have been working on a variety of tasks including: writing letters, creative writing, spelling activities, creating a classroom word wall and dictionary, practicing their reading with partners/readers theater, and responding to things that they've read.
Students have been focused and working well with their classmates at centers so far! Keep up the good work 4A and 4C!
This is just a reminder for students to complete their Reading Response Journals (RRJs) by their due date. There is a link on the right hand side about due dates! I can definitely help anyone if needed!
Brief summary of the 3 RRJ questions (the information is glued in the front of the books)
1) summary of what you've been reading
2) a strategy that helped you while you read
3) theres a list of sentence starters thats glued in your book for question 3 - you need to pick one and finish the sentence!
Alberta Regions Infographic Project
Students continue to work on their infographic project. Last week, students were able to research several topics about their specific region. Now that they've gathered all kinds of facts and information (from animals to cities to weather in their region) they are able to start the fun design process part! Students are being introduced to the app called "easel.ly" which allow them to use templates (or start from scratch) to make their infographic. We've talked about how we need to use pictures, words, graphics, and be aware of the design when creating. We've been lucky to have Ms. Asis (another teacher at NCS) come in and work with us and help us learn all about the program! The infographics will be completed at school in class.
Our goal is to complete these infographics in the next week, and then we will begin to talk about presentation skills, and get ready to show what we know!
Hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely fall weather this week!