Friday April 20, 2018

This week in 4D… students rotated through various fraction and decimal centres as we worked towards consolidating concepts this week we began group research projects about the causes of instability in ecosystems, with each group focusing on a different environmental issue we read Wolf Island as a class and discussed/recorded ideas about who/what was responsible […]

Friday April 13, 2018

This week in 4D… we have explored various symbiotic relationships in ecosystems in our math work we have been focusing on identifying equivalent fractions and reducing fractions we have also been working on adding and subtracting with decimals Ms. Fung joined us this week for another session of robotics we began novel studies – over […]

Friday March 23, 2018

This week in 4D… we started the week with a reflection Blog Post about camp students completed a spelling check-in activity and we worked through some frequently misspelled patterns to end the HWOO unit, students presented their case studies on natural disasters to the class we completed a final unit assessment and reflection in math […]

Friday March 9, 2018

This week in 4D… most students managed to complete their blueprints for their buildings, including the calculations for Perimeter and Area of each room and building in total we began literacy centres targeting some specific needs with regards to handwriting, grammar, summarizing, spelling and typing skills on Tuesday we were able to attend the Grade […]

Reminders

Camp Information Session The Treasure Island Camp information session for parents will be taking place tomorrow morning from 8am – 9am in the library pit. Please come along if you have any questions about camp this year. CNY Dress Down Week All week long students can wear Chinese dress if they wish. We will be […]

Friday February 2, 2018

This week in 4D… we started the week with a ‘musical chairs narrative share’ where students rotated around the room giving feedback to each other on their narratives we are still in the planning stages of our second narrative and doing some research to help us with our stories in math we’ve been working on […]

Swimming

Dear Parents,   As you know Grade 4, 5 and 6 will be starting swimming next week as part of their PE Programme. Please note the following: Swim Hat Uniform The Aquatic department and PE Department are introducing a PE swimming Hat Uniform. Students must wear a swim hat at the pool.  Swim Hats are […]

Friday January 26, 2018

This week in 4D… we continued with our work on measurement, focusing mainly on unit conversions students designed title pages for HWOO unit in our process journals we heard from 3 guest speakers over 2 days and took notes from their informative presentations using annotation as a strategy to understand text better, we worked on […]

Friday January 19, 2018

This week in 4D… we worked on our summative visible thinking activity and began to self-assess our understanding of the HTWW unit students spent some time reflected on their goals, identifying progress and generating ideas for new goals we completed another set of math measurement rotations – the focus this week was volume/capacity students continued […]

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, […]

Friday January 5, 2018

This week in 4D… we inquired into the impact of natural disasters on the planet and people our work on data handling continued and we learned about the terms mean, median, and mode students researched average January high and low temperatures around the world and created a double bar graph displaying their findings we learned […]

Wednesday December 13, 2017

This week in 4D… we had our final sessions of Coding and Tinkering students continued working on their narratives we looked at line graphs, bar graphs, and pictographs all related to weather patterns around the world a Grade 9 French class joined us to sing some French Christmas carols we completed a ‘Marshmallow Snowman’ multiplication […]

Friday December 8, 2017

This week in 4D… the highlight was our skating trip on Wednesday – thank you to parent volunteers for joining us! we continued our work on data handling, students created bar graphs or line graphs to chart rainfall and temperature over 12 months we have been reading articles about earthquakes and tectonic plates, discussing new […]

Friday December 1, 2017

This week in 4D… we continued exploring what happens when you multiply or divide by 10, 100, 1000 students completed their narrative plans and we began writing drafts Ms. Fung joined us for a lesson on how to create animations by coding we have been working on reading comprehension skills what a focus on non-fiction […]

Friday November 24, 2017

This week in 4D… we started the week with another coding session lead by Ms. Fung students had their third ‘Tinkering’ session with Ms. Lam we worked on variations of our Heads & Legs math challenge in another math activity, students designed their own restaurant, calculating area of floor plans and using multiplication and division […]

Friday November 17, 2017

This week in 4D… after editing and revising their descriptive writing, students published their work Ms. Fung joined us for a lesson on coding, where students had to write the codes on Scratch to create letters of the alphabet students presented their research findings about how various tools and technology have changed over time we […]

Friday November 10, 2017

This week in 4D… we worked on two new descriptive writing pieces and compared ‘telling’ sentences with ‘showing’ sentences looking through a Thesaurus we generated many vocabulary ideas to include in our writing we had a ‘math talk’, identifying and sharing strategies for multi-digit multiplication students worked on a complicated 2 digit by 1 digit […]

Friday November 3, 2017

 This week in 4D… Ms. Lam joined us to lead our second ‘Tinkering’ session where students had to design, create and test a container to hold an egg that would withstand a drop of 2 metres 4D did an amazing job organizing their own Halloween party – all committees are to be congratulated for their […]

Friday October 20, 2017

This week in 4D… we finalized our goals this week and have shared them in the student Red Binder folders on their Drives after completing an experiment to test strength of 3D shapes, students learned that a cylinder is the strongest – see if they can explain why! in our Process Journals we created a […]