Miss Inglis' Grade 4/5 Class
A Classroom Community
Off To A Good Start!
Things are well under way in grade 4/5. We are definitely getting into the swing of things. We've already taken part in two events outside of the school! We walked over to Russell Meadows last Wednesday and took part in their Walk for Alzheimer's Society. The students were amazing ambassadors for RPS and even helped lead the residents in a sing-along!
Today we walked over to Russell High School to take part in their Terry Fox Run. Once again, our grade 4/5's were amazing representatives of our school.
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Sharing the Classroom
I share my grade 4/5 classroom with Mr. Ostler ("Mr. O"). He teaches Science and Writing to our group. He has introduced "Genius Hour" with the students which you have probably already heard all about. Students are given time in school to work on a project of their choice. Any questions about Genius Hour, Science, or Writing can be directed his way.
Scholatic Book Orders
Reading at the Meadows
The students in my grade 4/5 class have been invited to go and read with the residents of Russell Meadows (a local nursing home). Mrs. Lafrance will be bringing the grade 4's and 5's on an alternating basis once a month to go and read. This will give me an opportunity to work with one grade at a time and really focus on skills specific to their level. Our first visit will be on Monday, October 17th and it will be our Grade 4's who will go first.
It's a great opportunity for students to engage with members of the community.
Every day, we sit together in class and discus Math strategies. A math talk can be prompted by an equation, an image, a video, or a real-life situation. We take the time every day to discus our different problem solving strategies and really listen to each others' ideas. It is a really important and valuable time in our day. Students not only learn how to reason mathematically, but they also learn valuable communication skills that will help them be successful in all aspects of learning. We emphasize that all ideas are valuable and making sure we listen to each other and can see different perspectives.