Welcome to our 4th Class page!
Please take a look at what we have been up to since September….
Math Trail for Maths Week
Today we completed a maths trail. We worked in pairs to complete lots of different word problems that we found around the yard. We used our RAVECCC strategy to help us answer all of the problems. It was so much fun. We can’t wait to go on another maths trail!
Maths Week 2018
This week we are taking part in Maths Week 2018. Here in 4th Class we have been collecting data from every class about their favourite active hobbies. We recorded this data using a tally and are currently graphing this data on bar graphs. Once we finish graphing our data we will interpret the results. Keep an eye out here for our finished graphs!
Reading Our Badger Reports to First Class
Yesterday several children from our class volunteered to read their badger and butterfly reports to first class. They also brought in pictures of the life cycle of a butterfly. First class were super at listening and were able to order the pictures of the life cycle after listening to our reports! We then had the opportunity to listen to some of the first class children read out their fox reports. We used our reading strategies and made lots of Connections to facts we already knew about our badger! We cannot wait to go into Ms. Brannigan’s class again!
Learning About Butterflies
In science we have learned all about the butterfly. We completed research on the iPads and used our reading strategy of Determining Importance to help us find important facts about a butterfly’s life cycle, diet, habitat and anatomy. We then recorded our facts in a report plan before writing our reports about butterflies.
Our science word wall now has a long list of new vocabulary that we have used in our reports. Here are just a few of our new words….
Take a look at us learning all about the life cycle of butterfly and labeling the anatomy of a butterfly……
Once of the boys in our class received a medal and certificate from his local library for taking part in their Summer Stars Reading Adventure. He visited a number of teachers and our principal to show them his awards! Great work!
Gardening with Patrick
When Patrick visited us he took us to the garden and taught us all about propagating plants. We took plant cuttings from a number of plants including lavender. Once we had all of our cuttings we returned to the classroom. Patrick showed us how to mix grit and compost to make the perfect soil for our cuttings and then we planted our seeds and cuttings. Keep an eye out in the garden for all of our new plants!
We were lucky enough to have had the chance to take part in a skipping workshop. Our coach broke down the technique for us and we were able to skip forwards and backwards by the end of the session. Some of us (including Ms. Stone, Beata and Ms. Cunnigham!) used the skipping ropes as hurdles and jumped over these while also practicing our multiplication tables! We had lots of fun and cannot wait to practice these skills every Friday at lunchtime!