This month 3/4L is very busy ensuring we are moving along in the curriculum and covering all the areas we need to before the end of the school year – 3 more months! Grades 3 and 4 are honing our procedural writing skills and making sure we are being precise, accurate and have our instructions in sequence! We are using some key vocabulary such as First, Next, Then, Finally/Last to order our instructions. The students have also been trying ensure that their writing is interesting, demonstrates their personal “voice” and is engaging to their readers. No small feat! We are progressing nicely in this area!
Math has been focused on Geometry skills this past couple of weeks – maybe you have taken a look at some of my blog posts on types of questions we have been working on – classifying shapes according to attributes in Venn Diagrams and other sorting tools. We have been identifying angles within a shape, sides, vertices, congruent shapes and parallel lines. We will move on to discovering all the attributes of 3D shapes and sorting these next.
Science has engaged our class as the grade three’s study Force and Motion and the grade 4’s Light and Sound. Inquiry has been progressing in these areas and we have discovered many new facts such as: what types of forces act on a Landslide and Newtons Laws of Motion. It’s incredible to hear the students share all their learning with such enthusiasm and interest!
* please remember to send indoor shoes with your child. The playground can become muddy at this time of year. A change of clothes is also a great idea!
* Nightly homework expectations still include reading a minimum of 20 minutes and recording in their agendas.
* Please remember to check the blog frequently for updates on what is happening in the classroom as this is my form of classroom communication.
* Any comments or feedback about the blog is appreciated and welcome!
Happy April 3/4L Families!