Due to unforeseen circumstances at Richmond Nature Park, our field trip on Thursday has been cancelled until further notice.
We are about halfway through our read aloud novel, The Chocolate Touch. Based on the King Midas story, The Chocolate Touch follows John Midas, lover of chocolate who one day awakens to find out that everything he touches turns to chocolate! Ask your child about this book so far. Discuss the pros and cons of having too much of one thing!
Can you arrange the numbers so that the sum of each column is even?
Can you arrange the numbers so that the sum of all the numbers in the boxes is more than 25?
Can you arrange the numbers so that the bottom row is the sum of the top two rows?
Well these kids can! Watch them in action!
Dear 4B Parents,
We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the grade 4 student blogs! For the first time, we are piloting blogs created entirely by students! Making full use of the laptops in the portables and showcasing 21st century learning, students will now be posting work, updates, homework assignments and projects on their very own personalized "blogspot". This is an excellent way to keep current with class work and school happenings. This will also provide a space for students to show their learning from all subjects and specialties.
Keeping our students safe online is of utmost importance. We have had meaningful classroom discussions about what is acceptable and appropriate to share online. While the blogs are public, they are "unfindable" on google and can only be viewed by those who have the web addresses. You child will have brought home a consent form on Friday outlining the rules of blogging. Signing the permission slip indicates that you have visited your child's blog and know your child's login information (students must all share this info with you before blogging from school). This may also be a good time to discuss photos and whether or not you are comfortable with them posting pictures of themselves. Additionally, we will be having a visit from online safety group, "SOLOS" (Safe Online Educational Society), on Tuesday, October 27th to teach our students more about online safety.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch the youtube videos linked here and here to learn more about blogging.
A friendly reminder that the first of the Caribou Math Contests will be taking place on Wednesday at lunch in the learning commons. Those who are participating signed up with me several weeks ago. Please visit https://www.cariboutests.com/test/practice_test_login.php to practice sample questions!
I hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to just send a quick post to ask that if you could kindly email me at email@example.com if you would like to contact me versus my blog. Feel free to comment on any posts that I have but for anything confidential please send communication through my VTT email.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful long weekend.
For the past several weeks, we have been learning how to write a complete paragraph. We are currently working on a step-by-step approach to paragraph writing, and are focusing on topic sentences before moving on to detail. One of our goals this year is for students to develop more fluency in their writing. By examining and practicing various types of sentences, students will become much more confident in their writing abilities. One of our resources is a booklet outlining 16 different "sentence tricks". These tricks allow students to focus on one particular "trick" at a time.
Sentence Trick 1 was introduced today and it was called "Replace boring verbs with powerful verbs!". Using our daily sentence writing activity, students were able to find the verbs in their writing and choose better synonyms. For the remainder of the week and next week, we will continue to practice Sentence Trick 1 before moving on. Stay tuned!
Thank you for attending last nights Meet the Teacher night. It was a pleasure meeting you and spending time together to create a strong foundation for our children! If you have not already, I would greatly appreciate it if you could please return the "Getting to Know Your Child!" form as soon as possible.
Many students in grade 4B have shown interest in trying the Caribou Math Contests. These contests will be facilitated by Morah Lisa during lunch hour on the following dates:
These are completely optional! Please see the link below for more information and to try the practice tests.