January 2018 Units of Study

Dear Parents,🎉
As we begin to settle into 2018, we want to give you a heads up on what we will be studying in the next few weeks. It’s going to fly by and before you know it, they will be in Grade 5!

Author Visit📚 
On Thursday, January 18th we will be welcoming Adam Gidwitz to talk about his well loved book: A Tale Dark and Grimm.
Number Fun Day🔢 
We shall be celebrating Maths on our Nutty Number Day on Friday, January 19th, 2018We will enjoy a free dress day wearing a number on our clothing or even something creative using mathematics! Our day will be set out as a normal school day and there will be no changes to lunch. We will enjoy making and playing number games inside and outside. Please have your child come to school in normal winter uniform and change at school into their number outfit.
As we are starting Unit 4: Size, Shape and Symmetry, please find the unit letter in your child’s red Go Home folder.
Reading and Writing
We will be taking a trip down memory lane in our new history focused units. We will start by looking at our own lives and that of our parents. Please expect some interesting questions coming your way! We will move on to looking at the chronological history of food in Japan. 🍣 If you are able to enrich our project in any form, please let us know as soon as possible. We are also looking into field trip opportunities to support this unit. As you have noticed, we have not been on any day field trips yet this academic year… we are excited to make this happen. As soon as dates are decided we will be putting out a request for parent volunteers. Please watch this space for more to come.
Student Led Conferences 🗣 
As Student Led Conferences are coming up on the 12th of Februarywe will be excited to share our learning in these upcoming units.
Kind regards,

Sharon and JoAnna
🤓         😎

Writing Workshop

Welcome to the page for Writing Workshop. See some of the important aspects of our unit below.

Narrative Writing

You will find resources on Google classroom and on this blog to help you to work on your writing.

Key ideas for this unit include

  • jumping into the world of stories
  • where stories come from
  • believable characters
  • the arc of the story
  • SHOW don’t tell
  • leads and endings
  • revision with action, dialogue, thoughts and feelings
  • edit using speech marks, commas and complex sentences

We will celebrate by publishing our stories and dressing up as our main character. We aim to schedule this for October 13th 2017.