Weekly Update November 21-24
Thank you to all families that signed up for conferences, it was wonderful to see all of you. If you missed conferences, please send me an email to find a time to meet and chat about your child’s progress.
We are working on writing biographies in literacy. All students have done some research about a famous person who has demonstrated persistence. We are now working on turning our research into a biography with 5 paragraphs. We also started a new read aloud, we are listening to The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel.
In math, we did a quiz on addition and subtraction with regrouping. Students had to use the standard algorithm to solve questions and then solve some word problems using either addition or subtraction.
In social studies, both grade 4s and 5s are starting to learn about the history of Alberta and Canada. We are starting with the Indigenous groups that lived here thousands of years ago and learning about their traditional ways of life.
In PE, we have been working on basketball skills. Students have been practicing dribbling and passing skills and are building towards playing some games.
-Read to Win draw on Friday - bring your forms in before that
-Woodbine Winter Wonderland of Giving - December 15
Weekly Update November 14-18
This week in literacy we finished up a character study project in Minecraft. Students had to create a home for a character in our class read aloud Fish in a Tree. Students then had to explain how their house fit the character they chose. See some examples below.
In math we are working on addition and subtraction with regrouping. We are also working on our mental math skills through number talks. This week we shared mental math strategies for addition and subtraction with regrouping.
We created aurora borealis art using chalk pastel and construction paper. See some finished pieces of art below.