Mrs. D. Prescesky
Welcome to 4P and Mrs. Prescesky's Teachers Notes
A HUGE, ENORMOUS, GIGANTIC THANK YOU to all the parents who came to help on our Fort Edmonton field trip yesterday!!! Trips like this are only possible with your help and you were marvelous!
And a GARGANTUAN, IMMENSE, MIGHTY THANK YOU to 4P students! Your behaviour, listening skills, politeness, and desire to learn and be involved was SPECTACULAR!!!! What a MAGNIFICENT way to end our school year!!!
*Parents, please watch for our swimming field trip form and our Charlie & the Chocolate Factory movie form coming home tomorrow (Thurs. June 20th).
***Reminder that our first warning bell goes at 8:18am. Advisory starts at 8:25am. All students should be in class and ready to begin by 8:25am. If parents can please assist with this it helps 4P to start our day on a positive, organized note!
Parents/Students, please check agendas and this page for important news and details about life in 4P!
Updated: Wednesday June 19th, 2013
-Bring gym clothes to wear EVERYDAY (any t-shirt or shorts will do)
-Show your parents/guardians your agenda EVERY night and ask them to sign
-Read 15 minutes every night! Our home reading program will be starting soon!
-Eat a healthy and filling breakfast. Remember that snack isn't until 10:50am!
A little bit about what we are doing in Grade 4 Core Subjects...
LA: We are extremely excited to have finished reading our final novel, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory! We still have a few chocolate and Charlie themed activities left!
Math: Students are finishing up our shape and space unit by designing their very own pioneer homestead.
Social: Students have been sharing about their own cultural heritage. We will be finishing up social by watching all of the iMovies made by grade 4 about Alberta's National and Provincial Parks!
Science: Our beans and chia pet grass caterpillars are growing out of control! The students have had a fun time learning while they care for their plants and watch them grow! Our final science quiz on Plants will be this Friday June 21st.
*Monday June 24th - Swimming Trip to J. J. Parr
*Thursday June 27th - last day of school :(
-11:00am Join us in the Amphitheatre for our Annual Gr 4 Awards
-1:00pm NHS Academic Awards, X Awards and Grade 8 Farewell in the Gym
Please use the e-mail button to send any questions or concerns or drop in to have a chat!
Kraft Canada Kids Recipes
Canadian Living Kids Recipes
All Recipes Kid-Friendly Recipes
Super Healthy Kids
Taste of Home - Top 10 Kids Recipes
Fractions & Decimals: This we students are to understand fractions and decimal smaller than and equal to 1. This includes comparing and ordering them. We also explore changing tenths and decimals from fraction to decimal form and back.
Multiplication/Division: In Alberta, grade 4 students are expected to multiply up to 9x9 and the corresponding division 81/9. We then move into multiplying and multiplying and dividing 3-digit and 2-digit by 1-digit numbers. Knowing these basic facts are ESSENTIAL!!!
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"
Place Value: In Alberta in grade 4 students are working with numbers up to 10,000. Some of the games below include up to hundreds and this is a great place to start if your child is unsure. Some games go up to the millions. Encourage your child to challenge themself if they are ready for this!
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#placevalue (clock on "Fruit Shoot Place Value")
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/place_value_math_third_3rd_grade.htm (see games #1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16)
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/number_relations_math_fourth_4th_grade.htm (see game #9)
Time: In grade 4 we learn to tell time on a variety of clocks (digital, analog, 12 hour and 24 hour). Practice these skills at home with the fun games below!
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/ (click on TIME)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#time (the games under "Telling Time")
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures.htm (the games under "Telling the Time")
Plant Growth & Changes:
Light & Shadow:
Go to http://content.blackgold.ca/ict/Divison2/grade4science/TopicD.htm
Scroll down and click on Additive Color v2
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