Dear grade four families,
|Coming Up & Due Dates…|
- PLF (No School) – April 23
|Parent Info. & Thank You|
Reading Log, Spelling & Mathletics: Please have students bring in their physical reading log to me every Monday, to earn their “OH SNAP!” points. 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.
All students will be continuing their Multiplication Intensive Program for 30 minutes each school day (from 9:30-10am) to learn their 0-12 multiplication 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 reviewing time and learning area & perimeter this week with a project from 10:15-11:15 everyday!
Students will be completing the “Run a Grocery Store” Project. This project will deal with concepts such as:
- Time to the Minute
- Graphing & Date
- Area & Perimeter
- And more!
Here is a great video we watched in class about how to tell time. Feel free to re-watch it at home as a family & make your grade 4 child the family “time teller” to practice their time telling skills.
I will also add videos on perimeter and area for you to watch as a family, like we will be doing in class this week.
- Writing: This week we will continue our animal research project with slide show presentations (around 5 students per day to be finished throughout the week) and we will also be turning our slideshow information into a report style expository writing research paper.
- 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.
- Reading Comprehension: Students will be exploring grade level reading in social and science this week paired with comprehension questions and projects.
- 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.
We will be starting our next topic “The Stories & History of the People of Alberta” Unit, this will include topics such as:
• 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
This week we will be starting Unit D: Light and Shadows!
- Light & Eye Safety
- Light Sources
- Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque Materials
- Reflection & Refraction
In Health we are now exploring “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
- Personal Health: Including puberty, body image, health risks of smoking, environmental factors relating to personal health
|Leader in Me|
Habit #5 – Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood
In Habit #5 – Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood, we will be learning & practicing these skills this month:
- Seek First To Understand: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood emphasizes the importance of good communication. Good communication starts with truly understanding each other.
- Listen with Eyes, Ears, and Heart: Listening is more than just hearing another person. It is seeking to understand. That is why effective leaders listen with their eyes, ears, and heart.
- Honesty: Seeking to be understood involves trust. One way to build trust with others is to be honest. Honesty is the gateway to effective communication.
- Public Speaking: Speaking confidently is included in the second part of Habit 5, which is “…Then to Be Understood.” Each time you speak in public, you have an opportunity to grow in your leadership strength and influence.
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.