Math – In Math class, students continued their learning in the Patterns unit. They explored various increasing (growing) and decreasing (shrinking) number patterns, and were even able to create their own unique number patterns. Students will continue to study patterns next week and can look forward to working with a partner to complete two BIG challenges!
Students are always encouraged to log into Prodigy at home in their spare time to brush up on their math skills and understanding of concepts. The Problem of the Week posted below is also a wonderful challenge for students to tackle in addition to Prodigy. Good luck!
Estimation Station – There were 196 grains of rice in the Estimation Station jar this week. Congratulations to B.S. in 4F who estimated 190. Way to go!
Science – What a wonderful week of learning in Science! I really enjoyed seeing all the students' Waste and Our World Home Projects, as well as listening to their presentations in class. I was particularly impressed with the students' creativity and new found uses for waste! Bravo 4E and 4F students! I have posted photos of the students' projects below.
We will continue our studies in the Waste and Our World unit for the next three classes, as students have one final task to complete for the unit. I will be sending a take-home test with students on Monday, which will be due the following Monday, November 20. Students can use their duotang notes to complete the test, and would also benefit from reflecting on our everyday lessons, activities and discussions from the unit.
Students have been asked to come to school on Monday with an idea in mind for a "Product Packaging Redesign" in Science. This will be our final task for the Waste and Our World unit, and students will complete the task in class. Here is a link to our task via Prezi:
4E and 4F's Waste and Our World Projects:
Flex – Much of our Flex time this week was spent sharing the Waste and Our World projects. Students enjoyed a Gallery Walk on Wednesday, which allowed them to share their projects and ideas with their peers, and to view all the other students' projects as well. It certainly was a wonderful celebration of learning!
Miscellaneous – Please keep your eyes open for Ski Day permission forms next week! They will be sent home on Monday and students will have one week to return the form and money to secure their spot for the trip. We are hoping that all grade 4 students will attend the trip! Our Ski Day is on Tuesday, December 5 and the cost for the trip is $30. This price covers the entire ski day (including rentals/lessons) and our First Student Charter buses. All details will be sent home in a letter/permission form on Monday!
I wanted to take some time to commend all the students who were involved in the Remembrance Day Services at school today. I was completely moved by your beautiful voices, poems, and performances. I encourage all families to take some time to reflect and remember tomorrow. I have posted a link to a website below that outlines 30+ ways to observe Remembrance Day in Calgary this year.
- Mrs. Ross