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March 22, 2016
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Author studies

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This week we are looking at authors and how similar their books are. We read two books by Jon Muth that had talking animals, a focus on the number three, and a few life lessons for us to follow. Can you think of any other authors that wrote similar books?

March 22, 2016
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Homework due March 25

Tuesday: Look, cover, say, write and check these words:

  1. refugee   2. marketplace  3. circumstance 4. responsibility 5. fair

Then write the word in an interesting sentence.

Wednesday: In “Brother and Sister,” Hansel continues to hunt animals even though he knows doing so is wrong. Why does he continue? In the past, what have you and your friends done that you knew was wrong when you were doing it? Why did you continue? What was the result and how did you feel about it?

Thursday: Work on www.mathletics.com for 25 minutes.

 

Every day: Read for at least 15 minutes.

*a reminder about homework: please spend only 25 minutes on it and complete what you can!

March 14, 2016
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Homework due on March 18

Monday: Look, cover, say, write and check these words:

  1. multiply   2. divide  3. resource 4. chance 5. shortage

Then make a picture or symbol to help you remember the word.

Tuesday: Write each of the five words above in a compound sentence. A compound sentence is two or more sentences joined together with ‘and’ ‘but’ ‘or.’ Challenge: Put these five words into a two-paragraph story.

Wednesday: What did you think of the narrator in A Tale Dark and Grimm? Would the story be the same without him? Why or why not? Would you ever write a story with a similar narrator? Why or why not?

Thursday: Work on www.mathletics.com for 25 minutes.
Every day: Read for at least 15 minutes.

March 11, 2016
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Welsh cake recipe

  • 225g/8oz self-raising flour, sieved
  • 110g/4oz (preferably Welsh) salted butter
  • 1 egg
  • handful of sultanas
  • milk, if needed
  • 85g/3oz caster sugar
  • extra butter, for greasing

 

  • Rub the fat into the sieved flour to make breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, dried fruit and then the egg. Mix to combine, then form a ball of dough, using a splash of milk if needed.
  • Roll out the pastry until it is a 5mm/¼in thick and cut into rounds with a 7.5-10cm/3-4in fluted cutter.
  • You now need a bakestone or a heavy iron griddle (or frying pan) Rub it with butter and wipe the excess away. Put it on to a direct heat and wait until it heats up, place the Welsh cakes on the griddle, turning once. They need about 2-3 minutes each side. Each side needs to be caramel brown before turning although some people I know like them almost burnt.
  • Remove from the pan and dust with caster sugar while still warm.Tastiest hot and squishy!!

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March 11, 2016
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Camp packing list

Outdoor Gear

  •      Small day pack (not a wheeled one)
  •      athletic shoes with good treads on the bottom
  •      water bottle
  •      rain wear (coat/pants)- being soggy is NO FUN!
  •      sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  •      sun cap or baseball cap
  •      gloves and warm hat

Clothing (for 3 days) plus extra socks

  •      underwear
  •      warm socks
  •      pants
  •      shorts
  •      quick dry t-shirts and 1 long sleeve shirt
  •      fleece pullover/sweater and warm jacket
  •      sport sandals (that can get wet)
  •      pajamas
  •      swimsuit and swim top

Others

  •      ­­toiletries
  •      2 X towel: small wash towel and bath towel
  •      2 plastic bags (for water-proofing and laundry)

Optional

  •      watch (if you have one)
  •      insect repellant
  •      flashlight
  •      reading book
  •      camera
  •      sunglasses, compass, playing cards, lip balm
  •      teddy bear
  •      money (around 1000 yen)
  •      journal, sketch pad, pencil

Name all your gear

Bring a normal morning snack for the bus ride on Wednesday (something easy to eat in a bus) and a water bottle.

March 10, 2016
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Elements 4D

Here is the link to the Augmented Reality app we saw in class today. It’s called Elements 4D. On this page, you can find the app for iOS and Android as well as the pages you need to print out to make the cubes. It’s a great “Going Further” activity to try at home. Check it out here.

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March 7, 2016
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Homework due on March 11

Monday: Look, cover, say, write and check these words:

  1. necessity   2. city  3. industry 4. product 5. sell

Then make a picture or symbol to help you remember the word.

Tuesday: A “patent” is a license to protect your invention from other people using your idea. Do you think we need patents? Why or why not? Answer in at least one paragraph.

Wednesday: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” -Thomas Edison. What is more important for an inventor: imagination or hard work? Write your answer in at least one paragraph.

Thursday: Work on www.mathletics.com for 25 minutes.

 

Every day: Read for at least 15 minutes.

*a reminder about homework: please spend only 25 minutes on it and complete what you can!

March 4, 2016
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Grade 4 Camp Questions

You asked and we answered. Here are the answers to your questions about Grade 4 Camp in June. Watch Andy and Josie take on the tough, hard-hitting questions like, “Is there a toilet?” “Will I be eaten by a bear?”  and “Are the tents triangle shaped?”