Friday January 12, 2018

This week in 4D…

  • we used our estimation skills to generate a set of data which we then used to determine mean, median, mode of the set of numbers
  • we continued with the editing and revising of our narratives
  • students completed reading comprehension tasks on Studyladder
  • we worked on comprehension while reading articles about valleys, plateaus, and current event news articles related to natural disasters
  • during our measurement math rotations, 4D visited another classroom to learn about mass
  • in our class, we focused on elapsed time by playing an elapsed time Bingo game and completing word problems related to elapsed time
  • students began working on a summative task for our HTWW unit, using a visible thinking routine to share their understanding
  • students reviewed how to create graphs on Google Sheets and used data about average temperatures in HK to display
  • we watched a Brainpop video about erosion and students completed several activities to gain a better understanding of this concept
  • we were lucky enough to be able to sneak into a rehearsal of the Young Americans and watched an amazing performance
  • we discussed what the learning reviews will be like and students began to prepare some ideas of what they would like to discuss – they are bringing home a form about learning reviews which needs to be completed (by parents) and returned by Tuesday

Next week…

  • we will complete a few more tasks related to our last unit, including finishing our summative
  • we will begin our new unit: How We Organize Ourselves (parent overview is now on the Blog)
  • students will visit another classroom to learn about measurement during our math rotations
  • a variety of prior-knowledge tasks will be completed as we commence our new unit
  • we will continue our work on data handling by looking at real data/graphs related to natural disasters
  • Learning Reviews will take place on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday – please let me know if you need any help signing up for these

Important Dates

  • Thurs. Jan. 18 & Fri. Jan. 19 – Learning Reviews
  • Thurs. Jan. 25 – G3/4 Sports Day
  • Tues. Jan. 30 – Dentist visit for those who signed up
  • Tues. Jan. 30 – swimming begins for 4D
  • Wed. Jan. 31 – field trip for Chinese

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