Farewell 4C

It has been a fantastic and memorable year in 4C.  Parents, thank you for all of your support. Students, you have come so far this year. I am proud of each of you.  You will be missed.  Keep up the good work in Grade 5 and come back to visit anytime.  Have a wonderful summer.  Here is the poem we created together about our year.

We are From 4C

We are from the swish of the flag marching towards the food

From sweating and hot humid air

From the drops of silence when the corn lands

From Ms. Thao’s art gallery to the treks of geologist

We are from the stinky smell of the lunch box to our stinky feet after PE

From rainbow lemonade to a robot maze

from SDG’s to little alchemy

We are from hugging legs to fidget spinner mania

From “Don’t give up” to “Music is fractions deal with it”

We are from shots of paper in the bin to the scraps of paper on the floor

But we celebrate anyways

We are from 4C

Summer Reading Suggestions

The summer is a great time to relax and get into some good books.  To help you find  good books we have compiled a list of book recommendations from students in all  of Grade 4.

In addition, our class voted on their top 10 favorite books from the year.  Here they are in alphabetical order according to the authors last name. Happy summer reading!


Author:                            Book: 

Peter Brown                 Wild Robot 

Michael Ende               The Never Ending Story

Lene Kaaberb              Wild Witch (originally Vildheks)

Jeff Kinney                    Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)

James Patterson         Middle School,  The Worst Years of My Life

James Patterson         Public School Super Hero

Laura Quimby              The Icarus Project 

Rick Riordan                 Percy Jackson (series)

JK Rowling                    Harry Potter (Series)

Willy Vandersteen      Spike and Suzy (originally Suske en Wiske)






Learning about Fractions through Music

“In Math we learned that music notes are the same thing as fractions. So we learned how to add  music fractions up to make a whole.

Then we could make our own song, get one from the internet or use one Ms. Mindy had for us and we had to write the fractions for the song.  Then we changed the fractions into decimals and put it into scratch to hear our song.” – Felix

“Our class made a video  to show how sounds add up to a whole.  In our video Eulalia and Hai Nam were making a whole note. Ha Chi and Hedvig’s table were making a half note. My table was making fourth notes, another table made eighth notes  and another made sixteenth notes. We were learning math through music because everything that you see is almost Math, like when you read a clock or when you cook. So technically we were making fractions from music.”  – Talya

Visit the students blogs next week to see the music that we coded into Scratch.