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Dear 4 Terry,

I hope you’re all safe and well. It’s a pity that school was cancelled unexpectedly today, and I’m truly sorry that we can’t all say goodbye to Nicolas today. Nicolas will be back next year for Grade 5, so you’ll all get a chance to catch up with him then.

Here’s some work to keep you on track today:

* Math- We are continuing to work on multiplication.

Cluster Problems- Math activity book pg 9

Activity sheet to practice multiplication strategies: Solving a Multiplication Problem in Two Ways

There is also another assignment to complete by Monday on Ten Marks.

* Reading- Please make sure you keep your reading log up to date. Today, read for at least 30 minutes. Choose a just right book to read for 30 minutes and record it in your reading log. You can also choose to read Our Little Earth or Dogo News which are online current events websites. You can also use online books from the ES Hub website. Remember to read as much as you can over the weekend too!

* Writing- Please begin drafting your opinion editorial in Google docs. Use your school email and password to log in from home. Use the same topic and ideas you have been planning and elaborating over the last few days in class. I know that you won’t have your planning sheet, but try to write an introduction, 3 reasons with supporting evidence, and a conclusion. We will continue to work on it when you’re back at school. You should have the basic draft with 5 paragraphs completed by Monday.

* Social Studies- Read this article on Malala Yousafzai and watch the interview with Jon Stewart.

 

Now write a blog post or a journal entry to discuss what you think is not fair in the world.

What are the things that you feel most strongly about?

We’re looking forward to seeing you all back at school next week. 

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Thanks for all your effort and hard work yesterday!

Here’s the work for today, January 14:

* Math- We are continuing to work on 2D geometry and polygons.

Today we are identifying and measuring angles, using a right angle as a benchmark. As this is a difficult activity to do from home, please look at these games as a review:

Matching Game

Polygon Sort

If you feel that you can confidently identify angles, try labeling all the angles you can on the Power Polygons sheet with 30, 45, 60 and 90 degree angles.

* Reading- Please make sure you keep your reading log up to date. Today, read for at least 30 minutes. Choose a just right book to read for 30 minutes and record it in your reading log. You can also choose to read Our Little Earth which is an online current events website. It’s a great website with lots of current news articles from around the world. You can also use online books from the ES Hub website.

To help to launch our author study unit, make a list of five authors that you really like.

* Writing- Today we are launching our new Poetry unit. Try out some of your own poetry. You should write for at least 30 minutes.

* Science- Here’s a fun way to review our water unit:

Water Review Flashcards

Review and learn the water words

Water Vocabulary Matching Game

Continue to work on creating a visual display of your water photos. You should write captions for each of your photos. You can use an ipad app like Pic Collage, Prezi, PhotoPeach, make a slideshow using Google Presentations or Powerpoint, or create your display on a poster or board.

If you use Compfight to find creative commons photos, make sure you give credit to the photographer.

Your visual display should be ready by next Monday, January 20, so you’ll have time to work on it over the next week.

Please make sure you have watched one of the YouTube videos on the class blog (Wondering About Water) and make a comment on the blog about the video or the photos you took over the break. 

We’re hoping to see you all back at school tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures over the winter break!

 

 

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