Updates from 4MS

Learning Intentions October 19-23

UOI: The reliability of investigations is achieved through careful, specific procedures.

Math:  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.  Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Writing:  Identify what makes an effective introduction and conclusion of a memoir and revise their own.

Reading: After reading non-fiction texts we explain the main idea and summarize what we learned.

This week we also have started doing “Genius Challenges” which are short  challenges which will be linked to our UOI and Math.  Here is a video of the students first challenge.


This Thursday and Friday you are invited to visit UNIS for the Learning Journey.  I sent an e-mail last week with times. If you did not receive the e-mail please let me know.

From Ms. Sally:

Invitation to Every Day is Earth Day

This week is end of quarter 1 Instrumental Concerts.  Please remember to have your child return their instruments and books.

Updates from 4MS

Learning Intentions for September 28- Oct 9 

Math:  * Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. * Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Reading:  While reading non-fiction texts we identify questions we have and note our findings.

UOI: What we create can be a powerful way to communicate.

Writing:  We can communicate our stories effectively through writing our own memoirs.

This week several special guests visited us and shared their personal memoirs. These were great examples for us. The students then went back to class and discussed the stories. Then they began writing their own memoirs.


UN Day is this Friday, as you are all aware. This is one of the highlights of the year at UNIS. I look forward to seeing many of you here at the community lunch.   Please remember that Friday is an early dismissal.

MAP Testing: Grades 3-5 are taking their first MAP test of the year. They will take this again in the fall to measure their growth. They will test on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Homework: This coming week we would like students to consolidate the work they have done up until now. They should read each night and choose one math game each night to play (from the ones that have been homework up until now). They should be discussing what they are reading with their families in preparation for writing and reflecting in the classroom.