April 22-26

Our Week in Review:

The students have begun working on their combined Math, Literacy and UOI Heritage project.  In order to complete this project the students will build a Heritage site to scale, identify different geometric features of the site, research and then write an information report on it.


This week the students visited their world heritage site using VR goggles.  They then took notes on what they observed. They also have begun collecting research.

In Math they began taking a closer look at fractions. They learned about ordering fractions and equivalent fractions.

Game of the Week:
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Purpose: To help students understand how to add fractions and to begin to see equivalent fractions.
Materials: Fraction Kit and fraction cards

Dates to Remember: 
Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1: NO SCHOOL – Celebration of Vietnamese Victory Day and International Labour Day
Thursday, May 2: Grade 4 Trip to Hanoi Heritage Sites

Friday, May 3: Book Sale

Wishing you a very lovely long weekend!

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April 8-19

Our (2 weeks) in review:

UOI: The students have been exploring local Heritage.  They have learned about UNESCO and the criteria that UNESCO used to decide which sites should be considered world heritage sites. The students then use that criteria to write informative brochures about sites in Hanoi that should be preserved.  We will later visit some of these sites on a field trip and we will bring our brochures with us.

Reading/Writing: The students have been researching about a local heritage site. They are learning important research skills such as key word searches and synthesizing.They are then  using that research to write a information report.  The information reports are what they then copy into their brochures.

Math: The students spent the past two weeks learning about geometry and position. They will continue to learn about this in connection to our unit of inquiry. However during most Math sessions we will be studying fractions and decimals.

We will be studying the following:

  • Groups, objects, and areas can have fractional parts.
  • Any fraction can be named in many different ways.
  • The size of a fractional part is dependent on the size of the whole.
  • The values of fractions can be compared.

 

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