April 14, 2020
Good Morning Families,
As you may all be aware, the province gave us the go ahead to begin online teaching. The Nova Scotia learning continuity plan suggest that grades 4-6 are to have about the average of five hours of work per student per week. Students will focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy for 30 minutes each day. The students all have access to google classroom with their username and password (please let me know if you have trouble signing into their accounts). Every Monday, I will be creating a new post on google classroom and LSK website. This post will include a weekly schedule and worksheets. These assignments are expected to be completed by Friday each week. The students have a choice to complete their work on loose-leaf or they can send in by email. I will also except pictures of the work. This online learning is new to all of us so please if you have any questions feel free to message or phone me.
The outcomes for English Language Arts are covered many times throughout the school year. There are three main key concepts:
- Speaking and Listening
- Reading and viewing
- Writing and others ways of representing
Math outcomes we have not covered yet in class are:
- Fractions and Decimals
- Multiplication & Division
- Statistics and Probability
WOW, it's March already. March will be another fast month. We are excitedly waiting for March Break to arrive, which takes place on March 16-20. However, before we run out the doors, we still have lots of work to do.
Our Winter Carnival will be the week before March break. The teacher and EAs have planned a fun and exciting week.
We are gearing up for our annual Science Fair. Our Science fair will take place at LSK on March 25th. It is the Grade 4s first time conducting science fair projects. A science fair project is an activity that integrates almost every skill children have been taught so far. Students must learn how to apply their existing abilities to new areas, as well as learn many new skills. A science fair project can involve reading, logical thinking, writing, grammar and spelling, math, statistics and data analysis, computer science, and graphic arts, as well as scientific methodology. If a student participates in a formal competition, they they will also practice public speaking, and learn how to explain and defend their work in front of a panel of judges. I sure hope this will ignite a new love for science.
We have started to grow cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes and beans in our classroom. We will plant these in our garden this spring.
The grade 4-6 had some fun creating djembe drums for African history month. We also created one of the seven sacred teaching animals out of paper mache. We hope to display some of their work in our school's glass cabinet by the gym.
We hope everyone has a safe & adventurous March Break and come back feeling refreshed!
I suspect that February will fly by like the months before, especially with the fun and educational activities we have planned for February
On February 6th we will have SuperNova here at our school. SuperNova promotes STEM with fun hands on activities. STEM stands for Science, engineering, Technology and Mathematics.
On February 7th, we will be going to Get Air. Our new gym teacher, Kavita, has planned for this field trip for grades 4-6. Permission slips will be sent home shortly.
We will participate in a virtual art class. We will be doing a Valentine craft with our friend Pam from Green Schools on February 9th. We also have a field trip planned for February 27th to the Natural History Museum. We can’t wait to see the Mummy Exhibit.
Grade Four and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Spread the love where ever you go!
Kwe, Pusu'l Puna'ne. Happy New Year!
The grade 4's would like to welcome two new students, Kaleriah and Sophia to our classroom. We hope you enjoy your time here.
Grade 4's started the year off making New Year’s Resolutions and are setting new goals in which they hope to accomplish before the end of 2020. Some of the topics we will be exploring over the next few weeks will be:
ELA: We will be working on Procedural Writing.
Math: Equations involving Addition and Subtraction along with multiplication strategies.
Science: Rocks and Minerals and also learning about to the scientific method as we prepare for Science Fair.
Health: Healthy Community.
Social Studies: Physical Landscape of Canada.
We hope everyone has a great year.