Raven Rambler

Raven Rambler Mar 15-19

Dear grade four families,

Coming Up & Due Dates…
  • 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!

Term 2 report cards are coming your way this friday!

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:

  • Reviewing concepts using arrays, grouping, sharing, how to use a multiplication chart to understand 9×9 facts, and word problems

Purple Group is continuing with Multiplication and Division concepts:

  • Reviewing concepts using arrays, grouping, sharing, how to use a multiplication chart to understand 9×9 facts, and word problems

Green Group and Blue Group are now combined and are moving on to measurement:

  • Calendar Time
  • Exploring Time
  • Elapsed Time
  • Telling Time to the Minute
  • The 24-hour Clock
  • Exploring Area
  • Measuring Area in Square Centimeters
  • Estimating and Measuring Area
  • Finding Area in Square Meters
  • Exploring Rectangles with Equal Areas
Language Arts
  • Writing: This week we will be finishing our powerpoint presentations 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 continuing with 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 continuing their book club where they are seperated into groups and will dive into reading all about “Earth Rescue” with non-fiction texts. We will be finishing our story Tarra & Bella (Thanks to Colleen Swain for lending it to us!), a true story about an elephant who found love for and an unlikely friendship with a dog. 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 then next week we will be reading “Diver – The Leatherback Sea Turtle By: Wendy A. Lewis” as our book club comes to a close.

Purple Book Club:

Green Book Club:

Blue & Orange Book Club:

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 L-M will be receiving targeted literacy support during this time.
Social Studies

We will be presenting our dinosaur slide shows this week on dinosaurs on exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and then we will be moving into our “The Stories & History of the People of Alberta” Unit, this will include topics such as:

recognize how stories of people and events provide multiple perspectives on past and present events

• recognize oral traditions, narratives and stories as valid sources of knowledge about the land, culture and history

• recognize the presence and influence of diverse Aboriginal peoples as inherent to Alberta’s culture and identity

• recognize the history of the French language and the vitality of Francophone communities as integral parts of Alberta’s heritage

• recognize British institutions and peoples as integral parts of Alberta’s heritage

• recognize how the diversity of immigrants from Europe and other continents has enriched Alberta’s rural and urban communities

• demonstrate respect for places and objects of historical significance

Science

Science is completed until April 1st where we will be learning about Unit D: Light and Shadows!

Health

Health is complete until April 1st where we will get into “Lifelong Learning and Wellness Choices”: Students will use resources effectively to manage and explore life roles and career opportunities and challenges.

  • We will identify how we can be learners at any age
  • Distinguish between short term and long term goals
  • Effective decision making skills
  • Life roles and career development
  • Volunteerism
  • Personal Health: Including puberty, body image, health risks of smoking, environmental factors relating to personal health
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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