Monday, March 19, 2018

Reading Novel Study

Reading Novel Study: 

Mouse and the Motorcycle:  - We are currently reading Chapter 7   - March 19/ 2018

4th Grade Rats:   - We are currently reading Chapter 7   - Some students are reading ahead to Chapter 8   - Monday, March 19th

I want to go home:     - We are currently working on Chapters 7 ./ 8    - Students have been assigned the basic organization of a Friendly Letter.     - Your son / daughter will be writing a Friendly Letter home to mom / dad from Camp Algonquin.
     - Monday, March 19th 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Mathematics: 3D Geometry

   We have been working through the unit of 3 D Geometry. We have investigated edges, faces and vertices of 3D shapes. Students were then given a ' net ' of a 3 D object to score and fold into a 3 D shapes. Their shaped was then labelled and evaluated.   The second part of our unit was investigating Mass, Capacity and Volume. We have worked through each of these skills; as well as, creating our own " Mass, Capacity and Volume " Convenience Store to have your son / daughter investigate specific everyday items.    The last challenging part of the unit is Conversions between Mass, Capacity and Volume.
  Now that we are back from the holidays we will be reviewing the unit to a test on Wednesday, March 21 st. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Our newest unit is Light & Sound. We have been investigating Light....types of Light: Man made or Natural.

 Currently, we have been investigating Light and how it interacts in various types of materials such as water. We discussed Transparent, Translucent and Opaque. 

The class has been introduced, Monday, March 19th,  to their upcoming Light & Sound Project. The project outline and Success Criteria can be found on our Google Classroom. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


We are now currently studying Time. We have been working on ....minutes to the hour, and minutes after the hour; as well as, accuracy of the hour hand.We will be tackling a challenging skill of Elapsed Time including subtracting time with borrowing. 

Our end of unit review test will be postponed to Tuesday, November 7th as we continue to review some challenging concepts.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Media Literacy: Computer Internet Safety

Students will be insight into Computer Internet Safety as part of our Media Literacy studies.
We will be watching a great video from Vimeo featuring a group of elementary students. 
Click on the link below for the Vimeo video.

Our class will continue the discussion of Computer Internet Safety and then assign the Do's & Don'ts of the internet. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017


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