Students have been working hard in their groups this week on their Hisardutvival projects. Students have been working on a google doc and in their packages.
We ask that parents do the following by WEDNESDAY MAY 25th:
1. Please check the materials list. Students have individually assigned certain materials they feel they can bring on Sunday May 29th 5:30-8:00. Please bring materials to the school on this night.
2. Students have 2 hours to complete their projects! Parents are allowed to bring materials as well that they feel will help the students create their projects. However we would like limited help from parents. We would love your help doing things such as cutting, hot gluing and other things that would be safer for parents to do. Students are not allowed to bring the project completed! This is a group effort and the two hours provided is the only time students have to put their projects together. We have gone over timing and hope students have set realistic goals - it can be done in 2 hours!
3. Working through the details with your child to see their vision and providing feedback:)
4. Help your child update the materials list - especially if there are things they thought they could bring, however, your family does not have it or cannot bring it. I have asked all students to check their google doc over the weekend incase group members have updated the materials.
5. Parents must write that they have seen and approve the material list on the google doc! You can write it on the google doc - I ___________ approve the list!
6. Students who are absent please check if you received the google doc. If not please contact a group member to share it with you.
Thank you for your support! Please see below for original message.
Dear Grade 4 Parents,
As a part of our school-wide Yachad theme of environmental stewardship for the month of May, Grade 4 students will be working collaboratively on a cross-curricular project to create a "HisardutVival" museum (Hisardut means survival in Hebrew ). The students will be divided into teams to plan how to create something that can help them survive on a deserted island.
On Sunday, May 29th, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., teams will be getting together in VTT's gym for a fun, innovative, and bonding family experience to build their project with YOUR help (siblings too). All the planning will take place during class time. Jessica Forman, Kerry Benson and Janet Kimmel have graciously come forward to organize the dinner. Please complete the form below to RSVP and help us plan the food accordingly.
Meals are $10 for adults and $8 for children up to Grade 7.
The menu is pizza, salad, veggies and dessert.
Payment can be made via cash or cheque to Jennifer's office.
Click this link to access the meal order form: https://docs.google.com/a/talmudtorah.com/forms/d/19H7GtHnJ2gpAm12O6SYwcjKNj8moOPtF_k5BqybhCng/viewform
With the weather being as bright and beautiful as it has been, I am sending this friendly reminder to "slip, slap, slop" on the sunscreen!
Last week we kicked out our third term "Book Club" (literature circles). Students were place into levelled reading groups and started reading one of several Adrienne Gear recommended Grade 4 novels. Each week, your child is expected to:
- read the weekly chapters/pages
- complete the weekly "Thinking Page"
- complete the weekly "New Words" page
- be prepared to engage in a small group discussion about the weekly reading
Meetings will take place on Thursdays of each week. Reading and related activities will be due on Thursday of each week. The dates are:
Below is a schedule outlining the reading for each week according to book.
I hope that everyone enjoyed a lovely Passover break. Our first math unit this last term is long division. Building on our understanding of multiplication, students are now learning the steps involved in long division (DMSB). Two ways that you can help support your child is to:
- continue practicing the multiplication facts
- review long division
(games can be accessed here and here)
A friendly reminder for students who are signed up to do the Caribou Math Contest:
This is a quick reminder about the Caribou Contest this week on Wed May 4th. The interactive question is announced 2 weeks before the contest in Caribou News on the home page. This week it will be the Hackenbush Game. There will be no history question.
Please note: This is a new game which requires a minimal amount of computer power.