WEEKLY NEWS #6
G R A D E 4
September 18 – September 22, 2017
- Next week is Week A.
- Family Fun Day: Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11:00am- 2:00pm. We hope to see you there!
- The Sleepover is confirmed for October 5th. More information will be available this coming week. A parent meeting on Friday, 22 September from 8-8.30am is planned. If you can make this meeting please join us in the Flex Room, otherwise there will be an information pack sent out later in the week.
- G4 Talks schedule – October 4:
- 8:00-9:00 Mr. Ross
- 10:00-11:00 Mr. Edwards
- 12:00-1:00 Mrs. Sylvester
- 2:00-3:00 Ms. Heatwole
Please calendar this day and time to come and listen to your child’s G4 Talk.
Last week we learned how to identify and evaluate external influences in our lives (friends, media, family, advertisements). The decision making model we are working with is:
- State the problem
- Identify the alternatives
- Evaluate the alternatives
- Make a decision
- Implement your decision
Students created their own decision making models based on this, which helped them to better understand the idea of how to manage their external influences.
Students also chose their topics and will begin to research the topics they will present during our culminating learning celebration: G4 Talks!
Here is the link to the rubric for the G4 Talk Presentations.
Students will receive and discuss the rubric with their teachers and classmates next week. As students begin researching and writing their speeches and presentations, they will refer to this rubric.
Next week in literacy students will begin to research and then flash draft (write) sections of their G4 speeches. Students will continue focusing on deconstructing / examining professional presentation, such as TED Talks, and inquiring into how to use images, words, and gestures to create an engaging presentation. In reading, we are concentrating on writing in-depth reader responses.
This week students took part A of their unit 1 math assessment. Next week, we will continue with unit concepts in addition and subtraction. Students are going to think about and use different strategies to add and subtract larger numbers.