4HA Weekly News
1st November 2013
We had some special reward time on Thursday, that the children have earned over the last 5 weeks, and it was great that it happened to fall on Halloween, because it meant we could carve the pumpkin that Jack kindly brought in, and do some themed activities. Mr. Hammerberg visited us from the British School to demonstrate a 'Halloween Reaction' which you can view on below. It looks pretty magical, and we were all very impressed!
All carved up and ready to glow!
Measuring out the ingredients for our 'Halloween Reaction'.
We used picmonkey.com to edit photos of ourselves.
Next week, our reading and writing will be linked with our new Social Studies unit entitled 'The Newspaper'. This will give us many opportunities to consider the language and layout of newspapers, their purpose and all of the roles associated with newspaper reporting.
We will continue to work in our guided reading groups, and by the end of the week, all of the 'book clubs' will have started reading their first book together.
Next week, we will keep focusing on division. We will divide numbers (up to 4-digits) by a 1-digit number. We will solve problems with, and without, regrouping. We will find quotients with remainders as well as quotients without remainders. At the end of the week, we will again refer to the relationship between multiplication and division to ensure that children strengthen their understanding of this principle.
Information and reminders
- We are going to begin preparing for our 4th Grade Chapel, which will be on November 21st!
- Mr. Schulze informs me that swimming runs again from December 2nd - 13th.
A special note
Prince George Award
A special mention must go to Colin, who had an equal number of points but only missed out on the tie breaker!