Grade 4 - September 21 / 2018

Highlights

This week in Art, the Grade 4s learned about Frida Kahlo. Next week they will be creating an art piece in her style.

In French, students have been reviewing the gestures associated with various vocabulary words that they have learned. To solidify these, the classes played a game of Bingo for “jeux jeudi”!

REMINDER: Attendance is taken after Oh Canada at 8:25am.

Unit of Inquiry

Next week we will continue to learn about our rights and responsibilities as digital citizens and media consumers. This unit will be thread throughout our year, and we will revisit it many times, waiting to complete a summative assessment until later in the year.

Our first field trip is on November 2nd. We will be visiting the Norval Outdoor School.

Math - Number Sense and Numeration

We will continue to look at place value, ways to represent numbers as well as rounding numbers.

On occasion, students will be assigned skills on IXL. We encourage at least 20 minutes per week. Please note that IXL is not mandatory.

Literacy

This past week we have been looking at sentence structure with a focus on nouns, verbs and adjectives.

This year we would like to build our students’ reading stamina. Please support your child by helping them to read at least twenty minutes every day. This can be individual reading, or reading together as a family. Also, please remind your child to have a book at school to read during the school day

Athletics

In Phys-Ed the Grade 4’s have been playing team building and cooperative games. It has been a great opportunity for them to use communication skills, respect each others opinions and ideas and get moving.

Looking Ahead

Junior Choir will commence on Thursdays (new day this year) from 10.00-10.45am. All students in grades three, four and five are welcome to attend. The first rehearsal will be on Thursday September 27th and will run for all three terms.


Important Dates

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

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