We’ve become experts at making a word mean more than one!
man = men
wife = wives
boy = boys
loaf = loaves
party = parties
brush = brushes
(adding -es, – ies, -ves, s)
These are some of the words we have been practicing in school and many more! Tomorrow we will put our skills to the test with a small word study quiz. We will also be tested on compound words. The test will ask students to change a word into a plural (sometimes within a sentence). We will also try and match up individual words to make compound words. Here’s a few fun links to practice if they feel they need it!
Compound Words Practice
Good luck and have fun!
Tomorrow the grade four students will be presenting their recipes. They needed to use the vocabulary (nouns and verbs) to present a simple recipe. Many students took a recipe and broke it down into the simplest form. Today students were asked to listen and learn how to pronounce their vocabulary on a voice recording on the iPads. Here’s what I will be looking for:
*a good copy of their recipe in a recipe format – including a title.
* ingredients and directions
*bring in baking if you want to.
Here’s the vocabulary again!
To all families who donated books to our classroom library – a big, big, thank you! The students will enjoy them throughout the year.
In French, grade four students are finishing up their recipes- les recettes and they will be reading them on Friday to the class. If they wish to bake their recipes they may, but this is not mandatory. The baking will be sent home for students to enjoy.
We have also begun asking:
qui sont-ils? Who are they. This is the chart we are working from and students will be asked to introduce one of their friends next week.
The students were really excited to see our new seating option in the classroom today! Lots of options available to them to collaborate and feel at home!
Throughout the week, I would like the students to practise their math skills at home using prodigy math. Its an engaging and fun way to refine math skills and I promise you will get no complaints for completing homework. If you remember, I have already sent home their login username and password. I have assigned the students content within this game which is reflective of our learning in the classroom!
Prodigy Math Link
This weeks learning focus for grade 3/4 students in language will be descriptive paragraphs in writing. In reading will be making connections and literature circles for grade fours. In math, we will be wrapping up our mental math unit and continuing with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This week, we will begin our next Social Studies units – Grade 3: Early Settlement, Grade 4: Ancient Civilizations.
In case you haven’t already done so, please fill in the google doc for an interview time regarding progress reports. Please see the previous post, titled “Progress Report Interviews”. I look forward to connecting around your child’s progress this week or next.
Monday, November 17th – Day 2
* Word Study – Compound Words ( We practised plurals last week)
*NB#1 Primary Choir
*NB #2 Junior Choir
* Please bring your mail bag
* Pita Pit Lunch
Tuesday, November 18th – Day 3
* Progress Reports coming home – Please return signed portion, including envelopes.
* Please bring your mail bag
Wednesday, November 19th – Day 4
* Popcorn Day $2
*NB #2 Primary and Junior Choir
Thursday, November 20th – Day 5
* Pizza Day
* Math Test – Mental Math and Addition/Subtraction with regrouping
Friday, November 21st – Day 1
* PA Day – no school – Parent/Teacher Interviews Scheduled