Another school year over! Students will have received their report cards on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 27. School resumes Tuesday, September 4. Have a great summer!
Wow, what a great fair we had yesterday celebrating different countries and their cultures from all around the world! Students have worked hard over the past few weeks researching their country and creating a poster or trifold. The artifacts students found and brought in were excellent!!
3 more school days left!!
Students had two classes this week to finish off their country research. They needed to include inch, foot and at least 1 yard question for their presentation. A goal of 50 facts totally was set. Some students may need to do some research at home on their own to get closer to this goal. On Wednesday, students began designing their posters and trifolds. They are off to a good start! Our Multi-cultural Fair is next Thursday, June 21. An email was sent to all Grade 4 parents explain the artifact portion of this assignment. A copy of the letter can also be found on the "team page" of our blog.
Students were busy this week continuing with their country research and Year End Assessment. Students have two more periods next week to gather information on their country. On Wednesday, they will begin working on their poster or if they choose to purchase, their trifold. Students also had two periods every day to work on writing the paragraphs for each letter for their YEA. They were supposed to have the rough drafts of their paragraphs completed by the end of this week. Below are the examples that were shown in class and what mark they would get, a 4, 3, 2, or 1 as well as a brief description of what we are looking for. I have asked all students to bring in 1 plastic sandwich bag for Monday that they will put some scrapbooking materials into so they can use to decorate their pages with.
Wednesday we visited Heritage Park and it was an exciting and beautiful day! We couldn't have asked for better weather. Many of the Grade 4's had never been to Heritage Park and it was a great opportunity for all to see what life was like in the past.
13 days of school left!
On Thursday, students were introduced to our last Humanities assignment which is a country research project. Students chose a country that they would like to learn more about. They were not allowed to chose Canada, the United States or the countries they studied last year in Grade 3. Students will be researching next week to find as much information as they can on their country. They will be looking for answers to 3 different types of questions.
Inch questions - questions that can be found immediately with a google search. Ex. What is the population of China?
Foot questions - questions that involve gathering information and creating a summary to answer the question. Ex. What is England's national sport, and how is it played?
Yard questions - a question that involves looking at multiple resources to come up with your own answer or opinion. Ex. Would you recommend visiting your country why or why not?
Once the research portion is completed, students will be working on displaying their information on either a poster paper provided by the school or a individually bought and brought in trifold. On June 21, all grade 4 students will be involved in a Multi-Cultural Fair where they will present their research and poster to 3 of the other grade 4 classes and then have a chance to view 3 classes projects. More information will come on this later.