Mrs. Tucker | Grade 4/5


Our Learning September 26-30

Highlights of our Week:

L.A.:

Much of our work centered on Terry Fox Day and Orange Shirt Day. We created mind maps about Terry Fox. We brainstormed some of Terry’s character traits and made personal connections to the 7 Grandfather Teachings. We had fun on our Fish Creek Walk.

The grade 4’s read the story Shi-Shi Etko and created memory bags. 

The grade 5’s designed their own Orange Shirt Day logo.

Mathematics:

We began our Jump Math work exploring place value and addition and subtraction. We practiced our multiplication facts through games.

Science:

Grade 4:

We went outside 3 times during the day (early morning, midday and end of the day) and measured each other’s shadows.  We noticed the position of the sun and how shadows change throughout the day.

In support of our ongoing investigations of optical devices, grade 4’s are asked to bring in a regular size Pringles tube with the lid (clear lid/transparent) by Monday. October 3 if possible. If you have any extra, please send them along for students who may not be able to bring their own. We will be building our own kaleidoscopes.

Grade 5:

We continued our explorations of weather and the water cycle. We began to discuss hurricanes and made connections to current events.

Social Studies:

In social studies both grade 4 and 5 participated in a drama circle about Turtle Island. Students had parts to read aloud and re-enacted the history of Turtle Island.


Important Dates:

September 30, 2022  Truth and Reconciliation Day. No School.

October 11, 2022 School Photo Day.

Reminders:

-Please bring in a set of personal headphones for our technology use.

-Grade 4’s bring a regular size Pringles tube (with lid) by Monday, Oct. 3. Please do not bring the extra large size.



Our Learning September 19-23

Highlights of our Week:

L.A.:

We are continuing our class read-aloud of Fish in a Tree, and enjoying our class discussion about celebrating differences. We continued our Letter to Myself assignment and practiced writing across the disciplines. We are starting to edit our work, and are learning to manage our own “to do” list to prioritize work tasks.

Daily reading is a priority in grade 4 and 5. Students have time each day to read, and are encouraged to make this a regular practice at home.

Mathematics:

We practiced our multiplication facts and explored place value concepts. Grade 4’s are asked to practice multiplication facts to 7x7, and grade 5’s are asked to practice multiplication facts to 9x9.

Science:

Grade 4:

We brainstormed natural and artificial sources of light, as well as things that reflect light.

In support of our ongoing investigations of optical devices, grade 4’s are asked to bring in a regular size Pringles tube with the lid (clear lid/transparent) by Monday. October 3 if possible. If you have any extra, please send them along for students who may not be able to bring their own. We will be building our own kaleidoscopes.

Grade 5:

We enjoyed watching the incredible Bill Nye investigate The Water Cycle, answered questions after viewing and learned the terms: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation. 


Social Studies:

In Social Studies, the grade 5s continued to work on their Create a Country project. We learned how to create our own place on Google Earth so that we could find the latitude and longitude of our created country. 

The grade 4s finished their dream playground maps and learned a mapping coordinates game. They also looked at a map of Terry Fox’s journey. We compared how far he ran to the total distance across Canada. 



Art:

We are learning to persist with challenges in order to improve. Our artwork is detailed and creative and shows our strong effort. Great job, everyone!



Important Dates:

September 28, 2022  Terry Fox Run. The run will take place in Fish Creek Park in the afternoon. We will be walking to Fish Creek Park. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Families are invited to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation at the following link.

https://schools.terryfox.ca/6347/donate

September 29, 2022  Orange Shirt Day. Students are welcome to wear orange in support of Orange Shirt Day.

September 30, 2022  Truth and Reconciliation Day. No School.

Reminders:

-Please bring in a set of personal headphones for our technology use.

-It is important to ensure all snacks are nut free.

-Interested students brought home a purple running club form. Please return if your child wants to participate.

-Grade 4’s are asked to please bring in an empty regular size Pringles Tube, by Oct. 3, if possible (see Science section for details).









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