Mrs. D. Thomas
Even though spring is not in the air quite yet, we are sure hoping for it. Please continue to dress warmly for recess breaks outside. Temperatures can really change from morning to noon.
**Need gym clothes everyday.
**Please check your child's agenda for important class and school events. Please sign nightly!
**Read nightly. A new reading program will be starting for April!
NEEDED: Parents to recycle on the last school day of the week! Also Mystery readers wanted for Fridays at 10:30 to read to the class. Please put a note in your child's agenda if you can help with this.
THANK YOU: To our recycling parents!!
Updated: April 12
* April 17th - Swimming lesson rescheduled for 4T
* April 18th - Author Visit
* April 18th - Cold Lake Fine Arts Showcase at CLMS - 6pm for art displays, 7pm for performances
* April 25th - Gr. 4 hosts a Pizza Lunch fundraiser
*April 26 - Family Friday
* April 29 - Classroom Agriculture presentation (PM)
*May 10th - NHS Track and Field Day!! Volunteers will be needed in the booth and to provide baked goods for sale that day.
*May 17 and 21 - Family Friday and Holiday
*May 31 - NHS Variety Show - do you have a hidden talent to share?
*June 7 - Family Friday
*June 18th - Grade 4 Fieldtrip
*June 27 - Awards and last day of school
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:
LA: We are starting a new novel study called "Ticket to Curlew" focusing on pioneer times which ties into our study of Alberta's past in social.
Math: Work on long division continues along with exploration in fractions and decimals.
Social: We are now looking at the stories of the people that shaped Alberta. We are looking at Alberta's past from fur traders and explorers to important people that shaped Alberta.
Science: We continue investigating Light and Shadows.
Roller coaster research: http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/
Choose multiplication or division http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/
Divions Mine. Neat visualization of what the question really means! http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/division/play/popup.shtml
Addition/Subtraction: In Alberta in grade 4 students are expected to add & subtract with 4-digit numbers. Most of the games below work on basic +/- facts, however knowing these well helps students become more efficient when handling large numbers.
Base Ten Addition- http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_154_g_2_t_1.html?from=grade_g_2.html
Base Ten Subtraction- http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_155_g_2_t_1.html?from=grade_g_2.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm (Choose any of the + or - games in the first section "Basic Operations"
Alien Attack: http://engineeringinteract.org/resources/alienattack.htm
Operation Light and Shadows: http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/operation-light-and-shadow
Color gizmo: http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cExtAccessSecure.dspResource&ResourceID=412&certificate=authorizer%3DLearnAlberta%26userid%3DLA41%26i%3D0%26expires%3D2013%252F04%252F22%2B14%253A37%253A09%26hash%3DUUa2V0YlGAroxKBq2u0tqQ%253D%253D
Time to Drill: http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/timetodrill