Mrs. D. Thomas
The year is flying by. We are already in the month of December. Wow! Please continue to dress for the weather. Check your child's agenda daily as lots will be going on in December at NHS.
Home sheets letting parents know how to access Razz Kids Reading and Xtra Math - both reading and math paractice sites were sent home. Please follow the log in instructions and get your child logging in and practicing at home. Research shows that 10-15 minutes per day consistently will make a difference for your child!
Important reminders for 4T Parents:
-reading agendas & signing each night
-sending healthy, nut free lunches
-read 15 minutes every night. Please fill in the GREEN JUST READ duotang. Check it out!!
-students need a change of clothes for PE and running shoes.
-school starts at 8:25am...please be on time!
Also, we have two immediate volunteers opportunities in grade 4:
1) Mystery Readers: read on Fridays from 10:30-10:50am to our class
2) Recyclers: take the school recycling to the bottle depot on Fridays afterschool. It will already be sorted and bagged by the students. A schedule will be sent out.
Updated: Dec. 9
*Dec. 12 - Swimming for grade 4's in the afternoon.
*Dec. 18th -NHS Christmas Concert 6:30 - dress western!
*Dec. 20 - Grade 4's visit the Cold Lake Seniors Lodge at 10:15 am
- Shared lunch for the students - note to come
*Dec. 21 - Christmas Holidays begin. See you back January 6th.
Please use the e-mail button to send any questions or concerns or drop in to have a chat!
Here's what is happening in our classroom:
Click the link below to have a peek at what we do in grade 4. Listed below that are specifics about how we at NHS are tackling the various subjects. This will be updated as we progress through the year. As well, I will post links to online games/activities/sites that can help reinforce what we are doing in class.
LA: We have moved onto our study of fairy tales which will include parts of speech and a lot of writing. We are ready to start our Daily 5 centers now. We will read various fairy tales and at the end, we will be writing our own.
Math: We are working on addition and subtraction with bigger numbers to the ten thousands. Keep practicing at home.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm (Choose any of the + or - games in the first section "Basic Operations"
Social: Social in grade 4 is all about our incredible province: ALBERTA! In the new year, we will be looking at the incredible natural reources that Alberta has, how we use these, and their eimportance to the province.
Science: Science has moved onto the fun and hands on topic of simple machines. We have already made butter, will try and lift the teacher, and will do many more fun hands on experiments.
Build Your Own Dinosaur http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/dinosaurs/buildadino/
Be the artist and color your dinosaur http://www.nature.ca:80/discover/exf/bthrtst/index_e.cfm
Dino Smarts Quiz http://kids.nationalgeographic.com:80/Games/PuzzlesQuizzes/Brainteaserdinosaurs
Virtual Dinosaur Dig http://paleobiology.si.edu/dinosaurs/interactives/dig/dinodig.html
Plants and animals of the badlands link http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/dinosaur/nature.asp#plants
Dino dictionary http://www.dinodictionary.com:80/
Dino fact pages http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/
Time to Drill: http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/timetodrill