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June 18, 2015
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Jump Up Day

Today, we visited Grade 5 and hosted a visit from the Grade 3s for Jump Up Day. The Grade 4s got a small taste of what it will be like in Grade 5 (the homework!) and told the Grade 3s what to expect in a few months.

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June 17, 2015
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End of year Party!

We had our end of year party today. Good times! thanks for all the help from our classroom parents. You always come through when we need you! Two more days to go in Grade 4. (sniff, sniff…)

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June 12, 2015
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Grade Four News June 12

June 12, 2015

 

Parents,

 

This week we continued our own mini-economy in Grade Four for our World of Work unit. This unit is all about maintaining a simple economic system, working with other companies as well as other people in the same company, and of course making money.

 

Also, today students got their TIS yearbooks today. Enjoy them and have a great weekend!

 

Thanks, as always, for your support at home.

 

Andy and Carolyn

Grade Four Teachers

Mathematics:

Throughout the year, we have been reinforcing addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Please practice at home with your ‘Xtra Math’ account!

 

This unit we are looking at probability and reviewing the math concepts that we covered this year. We are also using calculators to solve and check math work. This week we played some games with dice and cards to help our understanding of probability.

In addition to working on Mathletics, students are encouraged to practice multiplication times tables at the following websites:

www.softschools.com

www.multiplication.com (the games section is best, especially Granny Prix and Jungle Jim!)

Literacy:

 

We are now enjoying our new read aloud A Tale Dark and Grimm. We are looking forward to hearing what happens in this twist on a fairytale we thought we knew. This week we were on the edge of our seats at some of the things that happened.

Units of Inquiry:

Unit of Inquiry: How we organize ourselves

Title: World of Work

Central Idea: People in organizations are interconnected and interdependent.

Lines of Inquiry:

Creating and maintaining a simple economic system

Types of jobs within an organization or company

How businesses are interconnected

Concept Questions:

  1. What are the different types of jobs within organizations and companies?
  2. How and why are businesses interconnected?
  3. What is a simple economic system?
  4. How does an economic system work?

We started our companies and get busy working on our economy.

Reminders:

 

  • Student led conferences : June 16
  • Grade Four class party: June 17
  • Last day of school and final assembly: June 19

June 11, 2015
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World of Work Unit of Inquiry

Students in Grade 4 have made their own mini-economy in class as part of our final unit of inquiry, World of Work. We have ten interconnected companies working to make board games that they will sell to the Grade 1 students next week: inventors, advertisers, market researchers, graphic designers, and manufacturers. Companies and groups working together, we are getting to understand, are very interdependent: they need each other.

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June 5, 2015
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Grade Four News June 5

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Grade Four News

June 5, 2015

 

Parents,

 

This week we started our own mini-economy in Grade Four that we call World of Work. This unit is all about maintaining a simple economic system, working with other companies as well as other people in the same company, and of course making money. Ask your child about what is going on in school these next few weeks. They will have some interesting stories to share.

 

Thanks, as always, for your support at home.

 

Andy and Carolyn

Grade Four Teachers

Mathematics:

Throughout the year, we have been reinforcing addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Please practice at home with your ‘Xtra Math’ account!

 

This unit we are looking at probability and reviewing the math concepts that we covered this year. We are also using calculators to solve and check math work.

In addition to working on Mathletics, students are encouraged to practice multiplication times tables at the following websites:

www.softschools.com

www.multiplication.com (the games section is best, especially Granny Prix and Jungle Jim!)

Literacy:

 

Reader’s workshop:  We have finished our last round of reading test for this year and are now enjoying our new read aloud A Tale Dark and Grimm. We are looking forward to hearing what happens in this twist of a fairytale we thought we knew.

Writer’s Workshop: We are wrapping up our literary essays on The Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey. Students are also learning about writing contracts, job descriptions, and rules for the games that they are selling to the Grade 1 students.

Units of Inquiry:

Unit of Inquiry: How we organize ourselves

Title: World of Work

Central Idea: People in organizations are interconnected and interdependent.

Lines of Inquiry:

Creating and maintaining a simple economic system

Types of jobs within an organization or company

How businesses are interconnected

Concept Questions:

  1. What are the different types of jobs within organizations and companies?
  2. How and why are businesses interconnected?
  3. What is a simple economic system?
  4. How does an economic system work?

We started our companies and get busy working on our economy.

Reminders:

 

  • Grade Four class party: June 17
  • Last day of school and final assembly: June 19