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December 22, 2016
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Hasui Kawase

Hey Grade 4s, I hope you are having a good Winter Break. This morning I was reading about a famous Japanese artist that I had never heard of. His name was Hasui Kawase and you can read a little more about his life here. Kawase was a woodblock artist and made a lot of landscape scenes like the two here.

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They say that Kawase lost all of his artwork during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and everything that we can see today was made after that. What do you think of these scenes? What feelings or ideas do you think he was trying to tell us by painting these pictures?

December 13, 2016
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Music and emotion

Today we listened to four different types of music and wrote down all the emotions we felt when we heard them. Here are the songs we heard. How do you feel about them now?

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December 5, 2016
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Homework due on December 9

Monday: Math riddle: a factory worker can put 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes in a container for shipping. In one shipment, he sent 96 boxes. If there are more large boxes than small boxes, how many containers did he send? Do your best. Show your work!

Tuesday-Wednesday: What is your definition of the word “explore?” Do you have to travel to explore? Write a strong thesis, three reasons and a conclusion in essay form.

Thursday: Log in to Khan Academy and complete math assignments from the recommendations section. Sign in with your tokyois.com email.

Every day: Read for at least 15 minutes.

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

December 3, 2016
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Living Museum

Wow! How awesome was the Living Museum? Everyone did an amazing job over the two days and we had so many comments about how authentic and interesting everyone was. What was interesting and challenging for you? What did you learn? What would you change if you did it again?

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December 2, 2016
by AM
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Winter class party

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On Thursday, December 15th we will have our winter Class Party. Do you have any ideas for what you want to do? What kind of games, food, activities would you like? Please write your suggestions in the comments.