We finished up the last of our social studies presentations today. The students worked diligently for two weeks in class completing research, making notes, writing drafts and final published products that they were proud of. There were presentation boards and slideshows all exhibiting their hard work. We’ll move onto Science now and our focus will be in the area of ” Understanding Earth and Space Systems”
Grade 4: Rocks and Minerals
Grade 5: Conservation of Energy & Resources
Take a peek…
Progress Report interview days this year will be on Thursday, November 26th from 4pm to 6pm and Friday, November 27th from 9am-12pm. I look forward to sharing with you the progress your child has made so far in grades four and five. Interviews in the Junior grades are ten minutes in length due to the greater class size. Of course, if we need to continue our conversations after ten minutes, we can do so another time.
Please sign up for a time that works for you through this link.
Progress Report Interview Schedule 4/5L – 2015
Students should be skilled and competent in the following areas. They can review their binders and all the work we have completed in each of these areas:
*Place value of a digit (gr.4 to thousands, gr. 5 to ten thousand)
* writing numerals from number words
* writing number words from numerals
* writing the number represented by the picture (base ten blocks)
* writing in expanded form
* representing numbers as base ten blocks
*identifying the larger number from base ten blocks and numerals
*regrouping (ie: exchanging 10 tens for 1 hundred, 10 hundreds for one thousand, 1 ten for 10 ones )
* adding with regrouping (carrying)
* subtraction with regrouping (borrowing)
* number word problems with the “think plan solve” organizer
For extra practise at home try Nelson Math. I always like this for an independant study practise as students will get instant feedback on how they did.
For the rest of the week, I will be conferencing with students on any weak areas and we will be practising our subtraction and addition with regrouping ( especially across zeros).
We are continuing to research our social studies topics and the students are in the final stages of writing their good copies. We spent last week researching and taking notes through point form. Most students also had the opportunity to write their rough copies of their writing pieces. Most pieces were 1-2 pages in length and contained the answers to their questions such as:
What are industries doing to replace the resources they are taking out of our natural landscape? (4)
How has the natural landscape of Canada affected the development of industry(4)?
What is the difference between a province and a territory? (4)
Who are the leaders in each level of government? (5)
What are the roles and levels of Canadas court systems?(5)
It would be beneficial to have a discussion at home about their topic and at what stage they are at in the writing process. On Friday, we will be sharing all of our learning with others.