Mrs. Tucker | Grade 4

Our Learning December 4-8, 2023

Highlights of our Week:


We continued to learn how to organize our writing into paragraph “drawers”. We spent time building our vocabularies by researching unknown words from our class read-aloud book, Fish in a Tree.


We are learning how to measure angles with a protractor and identify acute, obtuse and right angles. We are also constructing angles, and problem solving.

Mindfulness Biomes/STEM:

We are putting the finishing touches on our Mindfulness Biomes and submitting our Minecraft Book and Quills to document our work for evaluation.

Science and Social:

We are exploring tier 3 subject-specific academic vocabulary and preparing in class for upcoming unit assessments.

Upcoming Events/Reminders:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 12: Deadline to return your "Spirit of Giving" gift exchange permission slips
  • Friday, December 15th- Cozy Pj Day!
  • Monday, December 18th- Secret Friend deadline to bring wrapped gifts to class. Bring sooner if you have them!
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20th- Decorate the Halls Snowflake Day- All classes will make snowflakes this day to decorate the hallways!
  • Thursday, Dec. 21st- Holiday Sweater Day! (If you don't have a Christmas/holiday sweater, you can wear red, green, Santa hats, anything holiday or something glittery!

*Thursday, Dec 21 evening: Winter Solstice Celebration.  For this evening performance students are asked to continue to wear their festive “ugly Christmas sweaters” or other fun holiday attire. See details in link below.

Woodbine Winter Solstice Celebration Details and Schedule.

*Your child was given the "Spirit of Giving" Secret Friend permission form this week. Attached are the details with important dates for returning permission forms, and bringing assigned gifts. Thanks.

Spirit of Giving Secret Friend Gift Exchange Information

Note: If any family is able to donate a box of Kleenex to add to our classroom supply, that would be great!

Messages from Woodbine School:

a. We are reaching out to gather your thoughts and preferences regarding the redevelopment of our school’s playground.

As you may know, the Woodbine Elementary Playground is set to undergo a redevelopment over the next few years, and we want to ensure that the new design reflects the desires and needs of both our school community and community at large. Your feedback will play a crucial role in shaping the future of this beloved space for our children.

Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. Your responses will be kept confidential, and the information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of community feedback. As an integral part of our school community, your input is important. Survey Link We thank you in advance for your time and valuable feedback. The Woodbine Elementary Playground Project Committee

b. The Grade 3’s are reflecting on being good citizens and want to give back. They are collecting gift cards for Inn from the Cold, a Calgary organization that seeks to support families by providing stability in times of crisis. We are looking for gift card donations of any amount so that families are able to purchase items as needed. Some suggested stores are Superstore, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Safeway, Winners, Tim Hortons. We will be setting up a Christmas tree where you will be able to pin your gift card during our Winter Solstice Concert.

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