Welcome to the 9th week of grade 4 at NCS!
We've done a variety of things this week in humanities class!
We've been continuing to work on 20 minutes of daily stamina reading, as well as working at our literacy centers everyday. Ms. Clark has also been reading individually with students (if she hasn't read with you yet, she will soon)! Students have been focused, helpful and cooperative with classmates during literacy centers! Some of the most popular activities are: creative story writing, reading with a partner, "would you rather" writing, using venn diagrams to compare characters, and our word wall!
We are also still continuing to work on our Reading Response Journals. This week is week 5.
On Tuesday, we did a few fun fall/halloween activities! As a class, we read "The Spider and the Fly", which was a poem originally written in 1829, but was republished with newer artwork in 2012. The students were then able to sketch in their Visual Journals any type of fall or Halloween inspired image. Many students took inspiration right from the poem we read. We practiced shading, and also looked at a few other artists and how they used shading to make a photo look realistic!
Both 4A and 4C have been reading the final chapters of Silverwing, and what an ending it was! Be sure to talk at home about the novel! Man students have signed out other books in the Silverwing series from our Learning Commons!
This week we've been working to finish our infographics and get them ready for presentations! On Monday, students worked to put any finishing touches on their projects. On Wednesday, students worked with another group to edit each other's infographics. We used a checklist to make sure that everything was included! Thursday, students will have a chance to make any changes to their project before we send them off to print! This week we are also talking about how to present a project to the class, and what key things they should do! Students will help to brainstorm and create the presentation rubric. Then, students will have a chance to practice/prepare before we present later next week. I'm really looking forward to seeing the final infographics and the presentations!
Below are a few images from the editing process.
As a quick note, photos went home today, and if you are ordering any, they are due back on November 8th. Book orders will be placed by Ms. Clark tomorrow.
Have a great week, and hope to see you all at parent teacher conferences soon!