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.
Wow, we are in our last month of the 2019! December will surely be an exciting and educational month.
The grade 4-6 had a great time at the Discovery Centre. The students got to get a little messy as they conducted experiments on physical and chemical changes to matter. They also had a great time looking and trying to solve the Rubik’s cube. They have lots of great Hands-on activities to keep the students entertained.
Some of the topics we will be doing:
In Social Studies, we are still learning about exploration and the problems explorers have faced on their expeditions. In Language Arts, we finished our novel study of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and we have started a new book called, Shiloh. The book is about a small-town Sothern boy, who must rescue a young beagle from its abusive owner.
In Math, we are currently learning about Perimeter & Area and Multiplication Facts.
In Science students are making their habitat about their animal they researched.
We also have some exciting dates we are patiently waiting for. We will have our first virtual field trip. The tour guide will be on our smart board where we can see and hear our special guest, Pamela Chandler from Green Schools Nova Scotia. We will learn more about Habitats and the Ecological footprint we leave on Mother Earth. This will take place on Dec 11. On December 12th we will be going on a real field trip to Symphony Nova Scotia for the famous play, The Nutcracker. We are all so excited for these events.
December also means we have our annual Christmas Concert to look forward to. It's always entertaining and it defiantly gets you into the Christmas spirit. So please be sure to attend, it will be on December 17th.
We will like to wish Isabella a Happy Birthday on December 13th.
Wli Nipi-Alasutma Aqq Pusu'l Punane'ne. We wish you all a Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!
Kwe' From Grade 4's
We are starting our third month of school already; we had a great and busy month of October. We had fun with Digital Mi'kmaq and learning about coding. The students are fast learners and they all seemed to like it a lot.
We also learned how to make quill medallions on birch bark with Crystal Gloade. This is a treasured teaching from our ancestors. The students did a great job and wanted to make more.
We have been practicing Growth Mindset since September. It takes a lot of practicing to master Growth Mindset. One must always think positive. Thinking and being positive can go a long way. Failure is learning. We must train our brains to look at mistakes and failure as growth… "I can do better" or "Next time I will do better."
November will surely be another great month of learning and fun activities. On November 15th, grades four to six students will be going to the Discovery Centre. We are looking forward to this field trip. Also, Remembrance Day is quickly approaching. We will participate in the annual Remembrance Day Poster Contest and our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. All family and community members are encouraged to come and celebrate as we acknowledge and remember our brave Sma’knisk (Warriors/Soldiers).
The Grade 4’s enjoyed their first field trip of the year to go apple picking at Gate’s U-Pick. We made a yummy Apple Crisp with our freshly picked apples. We started the month off with Treaty Education and honouring Residential School Survivors. We made poster and orange medicine hearts.
We are studying the following topics:
We are reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing for ELA and we are working on the writing process, paragraphs and Narrative in writing.
Science: We are exploring a variety of natural habits.
Math: Numbers to 10 000 (reading, writing and representing the numbers)
Health: Healthy Relationships
Social Studies: Exploration
Art: Variety of Artwork
Technology: We will be learning how to use a Laptop and basic skills like turn on and off a laptop, how to send an email and check their email.
We are excited to have Digital Mi’kmaq back this year. We will be learning how to code this month.
Welcome back staff and students. I would like to let everyone know that I am the classroom teacher for grade four this year. I am looking forward to an exciting and fun school year filled with a lot of learning and adventures.
September is very busy month. Some of the events that are planned are: Grandmother’s Cooking Pot, Terry Fox Run, Nitap/Gay Pride Walk, and Orange Shirt Day. We also have Picture Day on the 26th.
If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to leave me a message at school and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
The new classroom teacher for grade four beginning September 2019 is Ms. Tabetha Stephens. Ms. Stephens is moving from grade five to her new role and we wish her all the best.
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.