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 […]

Friday October 13, 2017

This week in 4D… we started the week with a multi-digit addition math challenge we are in the process of publishing our ‘Family/Value’ writing Ms. Fung joined our class to support students as they added the Red Binder menu to their online portfolios using WordPress on Thursday morning we visited Mr. Sharp’s Pre-Reception class to […]

Friday September 29, 2017

This week in 4D… we spent some time preparing for 3 Way Learning Conversations by looking at different aspects of school and identifying strengths and things to work on I continued to pull small reading groups out, focusing on reading with fluency and vocabulary we completed a Place Value summative task requiring students to problem-solve, […]

Friday September 22, 2017

This week in 4D… in our math centres we have been working on both Place Value tasks and multi-digit addition and subtraction we completed a reading comprehension focusing on gaining meaning from non-fiction text small groups have been meeting to read with me, with a focus on reading with fluency, exposure to unfamiliar vocabulary, and […]

Thursday September 14, 2017

This week in 4D… we began a unit on Place Value and rotated around G4 classrooms to work on specific skills The Lower School guidance counselor, Ms. Lora Lee, came to our classroom on Monday and explained how the brain works Ms. Fung joined our class on Tuesday for an introduction to Coding using the […]

Friday September 8, 2017

This week in 4D… we completed 3 MAP testing sessions students worked on their ‘Thumbprint/Values’ Writing project and they are looking quite good! we completed a summative task for patterning in Math, students finished a prior-knowledge task for Place Value we began to explore larger number, how to write them in expanded notation, say them […]