Happy Valentine's Day to one and all! Here are a few photos from our time together on February 14th. Many thanks for all the cards, treats and baking you sent in parents. We had a great day acknowledging and appreciating friendships!
Science – This week in Science, students continued to learn about Simple Machines. They received their independent study booklets and have already worked through the first reading/writing task. Please ask your child to identify the six simple machines we have been learning about in class, and to give one real-life example for each (i.e. a doorknob is an example of a wheel and axle). Students also enjoyed working with a partner to solve and locate answers to a series of scavenger hunt questions for the Simple Machines unit. In this hunt, students explored 30 real-life examples of simple machines they most likely see and/or use each and every day! We will continue our learning in this unit next week with a hands-on building experience.
Math – 4E and 4F students had fun exploring four different multiplication strategies by completing an arts-based project. The projects have been graded and were sent home on Tuesday. Students did a great job listening and following directions to complete their own projects for their assigned multiplication fact. Below are some photos from our time together.
*Please note: Your 4E/4F child has been asked to work in their math duotang for 10 minutes per day this long weekend (a total of 50 minutes). There are various multiplication activities for them to work through in preparation for our upcoming lessons. Students were asked not to complete all the activities in their duotang, but rather just to focus on multiplication and what they can accomplish for 10 minutes per day. Please be sure to read the parent letter in your child's duotang to better understand the curriculum and ways to practice multiplication at home. Your child's first multiplication quiz is on the backside of the letter.
Prodigy – Your child has been encouraged to log into Prodigy this weekend to learn and explore various mathematical concepts. I have set up some multiplication challenges for them to tackle!
Problem of the Week – Thank you to all my grade four students who continue to work hard and take on the problem of the week challenges. Lets see if you can solve this problem... good luck!
*A couple students in 4F have not yet returned their report card envelopes; please sign and return your child's envelope as soon as possible. I will be sending reminder emails out to parents next week.
*Students should be coming to class with their own reading book as well as their student agenda and subject duotangs (when homework is assigned). Please ensure your child has these items in their backpack for school each and every day. Students also need to stay on top of returning their library book to the Learning Commons on or before their assigned due date!
*We have Nutrition Break daily from 10:15-10:25am Mon-Thurs, and 10:30-10:40am on Fridays. Please send in a nutritious snack for your child to enjoy during this time.
*It is very cold outside! Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather. On most days, the students go outside for gym class and noon-hour recess.
*Thank you so much for sending in paper towel and toilet paper rolls! We now have enough for our upcoming projects in science. Please continue to send in plastic pop, water, milk and juice lids!
*A reminder that the school is closed for Teachers' Convention and Family Day from February 15-19. See you back at school on Tuesday, February 20, Kodiaks!
*Since September, we have been counting up to the 100th day of school in our classroom! This school year, the 100th day of school falls on this coming Tuesday, February 20! I have many activities and surprises planned for grade fours on Tuesday and am looking forward to ringing in the 100th day with them. See you then, Kodiaks!
If you have any questions about this blog post, please do not hesitate to contact me. I hope you enjoy your long weekend and time spent together as a family. Stay warm!
- Mrs. Ross