Raven Rambler

Raven Rambler Mar 22-26

Dear grade four families,

Coming Up & Due Dates…
  • Good Friday (NO SCHOOL) – Apr 2
  • Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) – Apr 5-9
Parent Info. & Thank You

Hello Parents!

Thank you for all your hard work with helping your children with their Dinosaur slideshow projects, they went great & we will be finishing the rest up tomorrow.

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

All students will be starting a Multiplication Intensive Program for 30 minutes each school day (from 9:30-10am) to learn their 9×9 facts inside and out before they go to grade 5. Once this program is completed, students will be completing the division intensive program as well!

All math groups will be learning time this week with a project from 10:15-11:15 everyday!

Students will be completing the “Airport Adventures” Project. This project will deal with concepts such as:

  • Calendar Time
  • Exploring Time
  • Elapsed Time
  • Telling Time to the Minute
  • The 24-hour Clock
  • And more!

Here is a great video we watched in class about how to tell time. Feel free to watch it at home as a family & make your grade 4 child the family “time teller” to practice their time telling skills.

Language Arts
  • Writing: This week we will start learning about Alberta’s history & stories of the land in social studies. Our writing for the next two weeks will be focused on projects and responses to our social studies topic.
  • 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 “The Interrupted Journey – Saving Endangered Sea Turtles” By: Kathryn Lasky, a true story about saving a turtle on the brink of death. Students will also be reading their own books in their book clubs. Ms. G 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 N-P will be receiving targeted literacy support during this time.
Social Studies

We will be starting our next topic “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 after spring break where we will be learning about Unit D: Light and Shadows!

Health

Health is complete until after spring break 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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