Math: 

  • No POW this week

Literacy: 

  • Read 20 minutes per night

How We Express Ourselves and finishing Sharing the Planet inquiries: 

  • The second home learning share for HWEO is this Friday 25th May. The grid can be found here. 

4E Business: 

  • Class Meeting Facilitators:
    • Wednesday:  Charlotte and Harriet
    • Friday: Nitya and Penny
    • Monday: Jaden and Eton
    • Tuesday: Ari and Corey
  • Dress Down Day this Friday 25th May – Theme is “Mixed Up”, i.e. different socks, back to front shirt, etc.
  • Please take time to fill in this form about the 4E talent Show:

 

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Math: 

Literacy: 

  • Read 20 minutes per night

How We Express Ourselves and finishing Sharing the Planet inquiries: 

  • The second home learning share for HWEO is next Friday 25th May. The grid can be found here. The Home Learning Share that was suppose to occur last Friday will be tomorrow, Tuesday 15th May.

4E Business: 

End of year class party!!! Start thinking about your talent!! Videos and live performances should be prepared and rehearsed. The 4E Talent Show will be during our end-of-year class party on Monday 4th June. More details to follow. 

Class Meeting Facilitators this week and next:

  • Tuesday: Charlotte and Brianna
  • Wednesday: Max and Corey
  • Friday: Amila and Annie
  • Monday: Ethan and Julia
  • Tuesday:  Charlotte and Harriet
  • Wednesday: Nitya and Penny
  • Friday: Jaden and Eton

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Math: 

Literacy: 

  • Read 20 minutes per night

How We Express Ourselves and finishing Sharing the Planet inquiries: 

  • First home learning share for HWEO is this Friday. The grid can be found here.
  • If you haven’t finished your Sharing the Planet personal inquiry. Take time to finish it off at home instead of doing a HWEO task. 

4E Business: 

Class Meetings this week:

  • Tuesday: Eton and Max
  • Wednesday: Penny and Anne
  • Friday: Nicole and Amila
  • Monday: Alex and Jojo
  • Tuesday: Charlotte and Brianna

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Home Learning, Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May

by stevebrown on April 30, 2018

Math: 

Literacy: 

  • Read 20 minutes per night

How We Express Ourselves:

  • New home learning grid can be found here.
  • We won’t be starting the unit until next Monday. If you want to start on a task this week, I suggest – Media Literacy or Media All Around Us. 

4E Business: 

  • Give your mom and/or dad the body science letter
  • Class Meeting Facilitators:
    • Wednesday: Alex and Andre
    • Friday: Nathan and Ethan
    • Monday: Chloe and Nitya
    • Tuesday: Eton and Max

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Math: 

  • There is no P.O.W this week

Literacy:

  • Read at least 20 minutes per night

Sharing the Planet: 

Housekeeping: 

  • Remind parents about your Student Led Learning Review timeslot
  • Class Meeting Facilitators this week are:
    • Wednesday: Nitya and Ari
    • Monday: Nathan and Ethan
    • Wednesday : Alex and Andre

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Math: 

Literacy:

  • Read at least 20 minutes per night

Sharing the Planet: 

Housekeeping: 

  • Remind parents about 4E’s Spotlight performance:

4B, 4D and 4E Spotlight
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
Place: LLAC Theatre

  • Class Meeting Facilitators this week are:
    • Tuesday: Nitya and Nicole
    • Wednesday: Amila and Annie
    • Friday: Matian and Julia
    • Monday: Harriet and Jojo
    • Tuesday: Jaden and Audrey

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Math: 

Literacy:

  • Read at least 20 minutes per night

Sharing the Planet: 

Housekeeping: 

  • Remind parents about 4E’s Spotlight performance:

4B, 4D and 4E Spotlight
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
Place: LLAC Theatre

  • Class Meeting Facilitators this week are:
    • Tuesday: Charlotte and Anne
    • Wednesday: Ethan and Alex
    • Friday: Jojo and Penny
    • Monday: Audrey and Chloe
    • Tuesday: Nitya and Nicole

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Emojis’ Spring Holiday Video

by stevebrown on March 29, 2018

Back by popular demand, here’s the plan for the Emojis’ Spring Holiday Video.

While on holiday (or during your staycation), record a video using the following format:

  1. Choose an unique location for your backdrop
  2. Ask your videographer to hold their device horizontally
  3. Start filming
  4. Do the following:

Send your video to stevebrown@cdnis.edu.hk. 

Here’s the Emojis’ CNY Holiday Video.

 

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4E Update

by stevebrown on March 29, 2018

As we move into the Spring Holiday, let’s recap some of the learning that’s been occurring in 4E.

The Emojis have been very excited about finishing their Minecraft house plans. They needed to apply their skills at calculating area and perimeter to communicate the size of their homes in the Minecraft world. Plans were first made on grid paper, where students were able to use the algorithms for calculating area and perimeter they discovered in earlier math lessons, finally moving onto Minecraft where they built their homes side-by-side with their peers from the other G4 classrooms. I’m sure this will be a highlight during the upcoming Student Led Learning Reviews. When we return from the holidays, we will begin our unit on fractions, percents and decimals.

Writers craft a variety of sentences that work together to meet a specific purpose for writing. 

This is the central idea we’ve been inquiring into during our Writing Workshop sessions. We are moving away from a genre specific writing focus to hone our skills at constructing sentences. It’s been interesting start to the unit, where we’ve explored different sentence structures. We’ll be continuing this after the holidays, with further experimentation and inquiry. This will culminate in creating a free choice, with regards to genre, piece of writing, focusing specifically on sentence fluency.

Sharing the Planet has had a successful start with students sharing their prior-understanding on:

  • Organisms within ecosystems depend on one another. (Connection)
  • Ecosystems can become unstable for different reasons. (Causation)
  • Human actions can have a positive or negative impact on ecosystems. (Responsibility)

So far we’ve defined ecosystems and explored the possible interactions between organisms within an ecosystem. We’ve moved beyond stating “one animal depends on another for food” to identifying symbiotic relationships like mutualism. After the break we’ll be inquiring into how ecosystems can become unstable. One of my favourite literary non-fiction books about this topic is Wolf Island:

 

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Math: 

  • No P.O.W this week

Literacy: 

  • Read at least 20 minutes per night

Sharing the Planet: 

  • We missed the first Home Learning share from Sharing the Planet. Therefore, we will have one this Thursday. 

4E Business: 

  • Class Meeting Facilitators:
    • Tuesday: Chloe and Annie
    • Wednesday: Eton and Alex
    • Monday after the holidays: Harriet and Brianna
    • Tuesday after the holidays: Charlotte and Anne
  • Bring home the MacBook Permission Slip and a carrying case by Thursday if you’d like to take your laptop home this holiday.

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