Heads Up

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Message from Form 4

imagesWe look forward to an exciting Halloween celebration tomorrow. Please remember that the boys are encouraged to wear their costumes in the morning, but must bring casual dress for the afternoon. Thank you again to the Grade 4 class parents for the spooky door decorations.

We’ve wrapped up our “O Canada” inquiry unit. The boys created commercials highlighting Canadian landscapes and examples of our unique culture. We integrated technology to create the commercials, using iMovies and digital images.

We’re about to enter the ancient past in our inquiry into early societies. Our central idea is “By understanding the past, we can better understand the present.” With a historical focus, we’ll look at how we learn about the past. We’ll also explore the idea of why people form a society and the elements of it. When the boys have a framework for understanding, we’ll begin to learn about different early societies. The boys are very excited about this unit of inquiry and many are keen to share their knowledge of the past.

In language, we’re not reading a class novel for this inquiry unit. Instead, we’ll focus on reading non-fiction text and continue to work on note-taking. As well, we’ll explore mythology. In our Write Clubs the boys will continue to work on paragraphing skills.

In math, we’ve been focussing on basic multiplication facts. Please help your son practise his facts at home. A unit test is upcoming in the next week.

We’ll do the Grade 4 ERB testing with a focus on reading comprehension on Monday, Nov. 3 and Wednesday, Nov. 5. Included in this week’s Heads Up is information about the ERB, and what it means for your son.

With the change of weather, please ensure your son has a coat to wear at school, as well as boots and hats when appropriate.