The school year is coming to an end and the grade 4 class had such a memorable, successful year in all aspects. We had learned so much from each other and are busy wrapping up units over the next few weeks. I look forward to what next year will bring and would like to take this time to thank staff and students for such a warm welcome at LSK, emsit wela’lioq.
The grade 4’s were very fortune to take part in a Pollinator Action Project, which allowed us to get the first two plants of the 3 Sisters Garden (beans and squash) in the ground. We look forward to getting the corn planted and waiting for the bloom. I’m very proud of the initiative the students took caring for the seedlings. I must say, it was a very outstanding turnout.
We are very appreciative for the beautiful hand drums and we will be utilizing their purpose, through learning Mi’kmaw chants. On that note, we in the grade 4 class will continue to work towards our classroom goals and finish this year strong.
The grade 4's were working extremely hard on completing their habitat projects. All together the class came up with 8 different animals to explore. The students researched their animals habitat, population, and community. They researched habitats ranging from our local habitats, to habitats in the far north, and as hot as the African deserts. Each student had an opportunity to present their projects and taught us all about interesting facts. Fantastic job to all the students!
Students hosted their parents/guardians to some pitewey and blueberry cake.
April showers will surely bring Mayflowers. Warmer weather is on its way and the grade 4’s will be taking their classes outdoors for Science. Students are currently working on creating an animal habitat and what better way to learn than to explore our natural habitats. In other news we have recently started our novel study on the book Wonder. As a part of their novel study the grade 4 class will introduce the theme of “Choose Kind” in our class and will work towards becoming a certified kind classroom. Students sign a “We pledge to choose kind” waiver and encourage others to pledge kindness as well. The grade 4’s will inspire others to do acts of kindness and show gratitude, along with incorporating the 7 sacred teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth. April is also poetry month and students will be using a form of poetry writing called haiku. Haiku reflects on nature and feelings. Students will be using their observation skills to write what they learned from Auggie, the main character in the book Wonder.
We would also like to send out a Happy Mother’s Day. <3
A huge congratulations to the grade 4 students, who did a fantastic job creating and presenting their science fair projects. All the students were winners. Job well done!
Happy Spring to all! Grade 4’s are looking forward to the warmer weather. We plan to take a lot of our lessons outside in our natural and local environment. In science we are learning about habitats and ecosystems and will be learning this through integrating the traditional teachings of Netukulimk. The grade 4’s are at the end of “Parts of Speech” unit and anxious about starting our book study on the novel “Wonder”. We are preparing to send out our second letters to our pen pals at George Saunders Memorial School. The children at GSMS were so excited to receive the letters from the Grade 4 class and send their greetings to us all.
The month of February has come and gone, here we are once again. March is going to be a busy month. The grade 4 class is working hard and is excited to get a new project started. Mi’kmawey Green Communities Program will be coming in our class, to introduce a pilot program called vermicomposting; composting with red worms. Students will be learning about the process of composting and the importance in maintaining an environmentally friendly community. MGCP couldn’t have come at a better time, as the students are learning about “how we interact with our environments” using the concept of Netukulimk. That being said we are eager to allow Apujnajit to pass and welcome spring.
Until next time,
Ms. Denny & Grade 4’s
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