Sunday, 8 April 2018

April News

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Welcome to April, Grade 4 families!  I know that the spring weather will be here soon!  

There is a lot happening in the school within the next 3 months!  Please make sure to read the newsletters carefully and mark down any important dates.

     In Language, we are continuing our read-a-loud "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".  We have been discussing the vocabulary, which can be quite challenging in this book.  The students also completed a "Wanted" poster for one of the characters in the story.  
     Students have also been researching a musician that they enjoy.  They have written a short biography on their musician's life and will be presenting their findings to the class in the next week or two.
     We are continuing to correspond with our Grade 4 friends at Holy Spirit School in Stittsville.  We will likely write one or two more letters to them before the end of the year.
     Students have been focusing on "Inferring" as one of our reading strategies.  They have been shown a book without words and came up with many interesting ideas about the plot, setting and characters.  They will be adding text to the story, using their own thoughts and ideas.  They will present their version of the story to the class.

     In Math, we have finished our Data Management Unit and are now focusing on Linear Measurement (mm, cm, dm, m, km) and will be continuing to learn about perimeter and area before moving on to Time. 

Notes:  When the spring weather actually gets here, please be sure to pack extra socks and pants in your child's backpack.  It gets very muddy and wet on the playground.  Rubber boots are a must if your child plays on the grass (a.k.a. mud!)

April 10th:  Easter mass at 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome to attend.
April 16-20th:  GV Book Fair
April 27th:  P.D. Day - no school!

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