The Inquirers Update

Mr. Barnes and Ms. Thompson - December 2015

The Hour of Code is here
We will be participating in the Hour of Code this month. Students will be experimenting with Scratch for one hour during the week of December 7-11. Be sure to ask your child what amazing things they created during that hour!
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Through our class website on Edmodo, we have encouraged students to practice good digital citizenship when interacting with other students. Please review the importance of being a good digital citizen with your child and to follow the 20 basic rules posted on the link below. The video below is a video we will be watching together as a class. It is a good starting point of conversation with your child about the dangers that lurk the internet.
Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web (9 Feb 2010)
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Our language program will continue to focus on writing narratives, procedures with the emphasis on good paragraph writing, punctuation and grammar. We will also be starting our letter writing campaign to practice good letter writing techniques.
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During the month of December we will be continuing to focus on how to calculate area and perimeter with various hands on activities to help us understand and remember the concepts. We will also be setting up our in class store to practice using money in real life situations.
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The grade 4's will be continuing to study rocks and minerals within our environment. We will be using mystery science lessons with hands on experiments to help facilitate our learning. The grade 3's will continue exploring our "big ideas" about soils and the environment.
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This month's homework assignment is a book talk. Students are asked to choose a book, create a summary of each chapter they read and prepare a short presentation to try to convince others in the class to read it. Please make sure you read over the homework with your child and ask any questions you may have before the school break starts. Keep in mind that this homework will be due during the first week in January after we return from the Winter Holidays.
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The last day of school before the Winter Holidays is Friday December 18. School will resume again on January 4. Have a safe and happy holiday!