Raven Rambler

Raven Rambler Mar 8-12

Dear grade four families,

Coming Up & Due Dates…
  • PLF (NO SCHOOL) – Mar 12
  • Term 2 Report Cards Go Home – Mar 19
  • Good Friday (NO SCHOOL) – Apr 2
  • Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) – Apr 5-9
Parent Info. & Thank You

Hello Parents!

Please have students bring in their physical reading log to me every Monday, to earn their “OH SNAP!” points.

Reminder: Reading every night for 20 mins 5x a week is their assigned homework in grade 4 (as well as Mathletics 3x a week, and their words their way sorts for 10-15 minutes every night), students truly need to make this a priority at home in order to continue to progress in their literacy, comprehension, spelling, and numeracy skills.

Math

Pink Group is continuing with Multiplication and Division concepts:

  • Division as Grouping
  • Division as Sharing
  • Relating Division and Repeated Subtraction
  • Relating Multiplication and Division Using Arrays
  • Relating Multiplication and Division Using Groups

Purple Group is finishing these Multiplication and Division concepts:

  • Relating Multiplication and Division Using Arrays
  • Relating Multiplication and Division Using Groups
  • Test this Wednesday

Green Group will be having an intensive week of long Division this week, as well as having their final test on the topic this Thursday:

  • Long Division Without Remainders
  • Long Division With Remainders
  • Unit Test (Thursday)

Blue Group will be having an intensive week of long Division this week, as well as having their final test on the topic this Thursday:

  • Long Division Without Remainders
  • Long Division With Remainders
  • Unit Test (Thursday)
Language Arts
  • Writing: This week we will spend 30 minutes a day researching and writing an opinion piece about what students should do if they find a fossil in Alberta, as well as finishing their powerpoint presentation on a dinosaur which is featured in the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
  • Penpals: We will be writing one letter each week to Ms. Quarterman’s class (grade 2) to practice our letter writing, get to know our penpals and improve our ability to independently write.
  • Spelling & Vocabulary: Students are working on spelling and building their vocabulary with the Words Their Way Program.  Students will be tested on their words at the end of every week, so it is necessary they practice their word sorts daily in school and at home in order to keep progressing through the levels.
  • Grammar: Students will be working on capitalization and punctuation this week with our favourite “I Can” games. They will do a total of 40 challenges (10 a day, to enforce our capitalization and punctuation skills.
  • Reading Comprehension: Students are starting a book club where they are seperated into groups and will dive into reading all about the natural world around them with non-fiction texts. We will be finishing our story Owen & Mzee, a true story about a baby hippo who found love for and an unlikely friendship with a 130 year old tortoise. Then students will also be reading their own books in their book clubs, and Ms. G will be reading “The Interrupted Journey – Saving Endangered Sea Turtles By: Kathryn Lasky” and “Diver – The Leatherback Sea Turtle By: Wendy A. Lewis”.

Purple Book Club:

Green Book Club:

Blue Book Club:

Orange/Yellow Book Club:

  • Reading Practice: D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) from 2:15-2:35 everyday we will do silent reading in class. Students at reading levels J-M will be receiving targeted literacy support during this time.
Social Studies

We finishing our unit on Drumheller, the Badlands of Alberta and Dinosaurs this week!

Science

Science is completed until the end of March where we will be learning about Unit D: Light and Shadows!

Health

Health is complete until Term 3.

Leader in Me

Habit #4 – Think Win-Win! 

In Habit #4 – Think Win-Win, we will be continuing to practice these skills this month:

  1. Win-Win or No Deal – Think Win-Win requires at least two people. When each person benefits from the relationship, they both win. There are four types of relationships (Lose-Lose, Lose-Win, Win-Lose, and Win-Win or No Deal).
  2. Courage and Consideration– Leaders who Think Win-Win balance courage and consideration. They have courage to stand up for what they want and believe in, yet have consideration for what others want.
  3. Loyal to the Absent – Think Win-Win compares friendship to a bank account. When you do things to strengthen a relationship, you make a deposit in that person’s Emotional Bank Account. Being loyal to the absent is a big deposit.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  You can send me a message on Remind or send me an e-mail.

Cheers!

Ms. G

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