Monthly Archives: January 2018


Great job Samah and many others on a perfect measurement exit card. These will be sent home next week.

Here we are measuring different body parts. Next week we will be graphing the data we collected. We’ll also practice converted some of our measurements from centimetres (cm) to millimeters (mm), decimetres (dm), and metres (m) which we’ve been practicing with our text book work for a little while now. We are finding it tricky when decimals come into play.

Habitat Projects

Today students brought their habitat projects home. Please look for the marking rubric that is attached to their report.

It took us many days to get through all 27 presentations and me many hours to mark them all, but we are finally done! It was well worth the effort. Many of our students clearly enjoyed the hands on learning opportunity; applying what they learned about their animals habitat. As well, we learned a lot from our first big research assignment. For example, the importance of giving credit to your sources, putting ideas into your own words, gathering lots of information from multiple sources, and putting your new knowledge together in well written and organized paragraphs. Here are a few highlights:

Both Manar and Ayan did a great job taking notes when researching. Pulling just the key ideas out of a text to make point form notes is an important skill.

Adnan wrote wonderful paragraphs on the positive and negative effects that humans have on the Timber Rattlesnake. I also thought it was a nice added touch that he gave his family credit when listing his sources.

Joel constructed some well informed paragraphs, did a good job incorporating our learning about eco passages from class, and had a nicely labeled food chain.

Elora showed us how easy oral presentations can be when you do your work on Google slides.

(Waiting for shared permission so I can share her work with you here…stayed tuned to edits on this post)

And of course, all of our many amazing dioramas…It was great to see how many students remembered to show all the parts of a habitat: space, water, shelter, and a relationship with specific other animals and plants. Well done everyone. I’m sorry if I missed any. I tried to get everyone’s. If I missed yours here, let me know or send me a picture and I’ll add it in.

Picture Post Catch Up

My apologies, I thought this was posted a long time ago and just saw that it never came out of draft form.

Taste Test Tuesday’s





Editing work and learning about vowel-with r words

Grade  4 CCAT testing – this is done for all grade 4 students across the province at the end of November. This test helps determine which students are deemed “gifted” and require alternate programming. We have not had the results returned to us yet.

Learning how to solve double sided equations. As well as reviewing that we don’t build both numbers when solving subtraction questions with manipulatives.

A concrete, hands-on review of why we regroup when subtracting.

Our ELL students showing courage at our monthly character traits assembly.

Our class award winners

A class shared writing activity.

Farewell Mr. Hazel! Enjoy Retirement!

Adding excitment to French lessons by looking for a coin in a cake!