Grade 4 - November 16 / 2018

REMINDERS

  • Morning practices - if your child plays on the basketball or volleyball team, they are expected to go outside immediately following practice. In some cases they may want to keep their gym clothes on because they have Phys. Ed first period. In this case, we ask that your child brings a pair of sweatpants with them so they are comfortable with outdoor temperatures. The students go outside after practice between 8:00am-8:15am

  • Uniform - please make sure your child has a pair of black dress shoes to wear indoors, they should also be wearing green or grey socks as per our uniform policy


HIGHLIGHTS

Math

We will continue to learn about multiplication, with a focus on building fluency with facts 0-9. Here is a great resource for you if you would like to practice with your child at home - https://www.youcubed.org/?s=multiplication

Literacy

We have been working letter writing in grade 4. Both classes have connected with a grade 4 class in another part of Ontario (4A - Kitchener and 4B - Perth) for a pen pal program. The students wrote a letter to their pen pals and are excitedly awaiting their responses. We hope to continue writing letters throughout the school year.

Please be on the lookout for next week’s spelling list to come home on Monday. The next spelling and sorting quiz will be on Friday November 30th

Unit of Inquiry

Next week we will continue to work on our summative assessment from Who We Are, but also we will begin our next unit How the World Works. Our central idea is, “Exploring how light and sound can help us understand scientific principles and the world around us”.

Art

This week in Art, the Grade 4s learned about radial symmetry. They used different origami folds and bright paper to create a 3D design on black paper. The Art room is currently looking for shoeboxes, wire hangers, and any clean, recycled materials.


IMPORTANT DATES

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

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