This week students continued to work on the infographics they started last week on one of the Alberta regions. They were shown how to import pictures in 3 different ways: using a created "object" from Easel.ly, a stock photo or from the internet. Students needed to include all of the information they found when researching last week as well as a "tip" for each category. Some common categories were things like; cities, weather, animals, landmarks and landscape. A tip for the animal category in the Rocky Mountain region may have been "be careful when hiking and be sure to bring bear spray" if students had identified bears as an animal that lives in that region. Each infographic will be printed out in colour to be display on the bulletin board in class. On Tuesday, grade 4's will present their infographic(s) with their partner to the class. A rubric with their marks in several categories will go home next week to be signed by a guardian and returned to school. Below is a link to the rubric they will be assessed on. We will continue to learn about the Alberta regions next week and students will be writing some poems to accompany their new knowledge of the regions.
Grade 4's also did some writing in their journal this week abut their thoughts and feelings about Nose Creek School and their first month here. Our writing goal is to write 10 sentences on any given topic making sure to include appropriate capitals and punctuation at the ends of sentences.
Each class spent about 30 minutes this week on Read Theory which will be a regular part of Humanities class. Read theory is a website that personalizes readings based on the student's ability and accuracy. Passages are adjusted up or down to provide an appropriate challenge and allow for success at whatever level the students are reading at. This program can be accessed from any computer and students should know their username and password.