Previous Weeks – Grade 4

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 4 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 4 Archive 2017/2018

Grade 4 Archive 2018/2019


Week 21

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As we begin the second semester, I would like to create a consistent schedule for the students so they know what to expect each week. There will be some weeks that we will not be able to stick to this schedule due to days off or other activities, but here is the schedule I will try to keep:
Mondays: Vocabulary words written in their notebooks and lesson from their science books
Tuesdays: Video and worksheets on the current topic
Wednesdays: Experiments on the current topic
Thursdays: Lesson from the Science books and assigned homework
Fridays: review homework and/or unit quizzes

Next week we will begin Unit 8 on “Changes in Matter”. Students will learn what physical change means, how the composition of a substance does not change during a physical change and the difference between physical and chemical changes.
Vocabulary words: physical change, chemical change, solution, mixture

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Welcome back to school!

This week we review equivalent fractions and how to generate equivalent fractions. For this we move on to how to determine and write a fraction in it’s simplest form, as learn about what common denominators are and how to find them. We also look at how to find the lowest common denominator, as well as learning how to find write fractions by finding the lowest common denominator from given data – for example tables.

Lastly, we will be adding another page to our Math Journals that represent the skills we have learned during the week.

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Week 18

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Spelling words for this week are as follows:

Event, rival, solar, moment, unannounced, reuse, retrace, unpleasant, non-metal, likable, comfortable,  horrible, invisible, loneliness, requirement, fearless, cotton, listen, fountain, orphan.

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As we enter the final week of the semester, Grade 4 Science will study Unit 7 “Properties of Matter”
Due to the upcoming Final exams, we will not have a Unit test for Unit 7. However, there will be several worksheets and possible homework sent home on Friday 6th September to do over the weekend to reinforce Lesson 4 done on Friday “What are the States of Matter”
Vocabulary: matter, mass, volume, density, physical property, states of matter, solid, liquid, gas, change of state, evaporation, condensation

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This week students will correct their mistakes made in the Chapter 5 Review/Test on Monday and Tuesday. The tests will be sent home on Tuesday evening to be signed by parents. Please make sure that students return the test to school by Friday.

We start a new chapter this week “Fraction Equivalence and Comparison” in which we start to explore fraction models, and how to compare fraction models to see if they are equivalent. Students will also learn how to generate equivalent fractions using multiplication. Friday sees the return of Math Journal Day – where the students will create pages in their Math Journals based on what has been learned during the week.

Next week, students will need to bring an A4-size notebook for Review week. This book will be used in the second semester review weeks as well. Please make sure the notebook has lined paper. Thank you.


Week 17

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Weekly Overview

  • Monday Spelling words. 
  • Tuesday grammar. 
  • Wednesday new vocabulary.
  • Thursday reading & comprehension.
  • Friday spelling test. Class Unity day. 

Spelling words – 

Likable, removable, printable, adorable, comfortable, durable, usable, invisible, responsible, darkness, tidiness, silliness, excitement, government, requirement, loneliness, harmless, hopeless, fearless, horrible,

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Week 17 brings us at the end of Unit 6 Earth and Space. The students will start tracking the Moon shape and phase they see at night on calendars handed out in class for the next 2 weeks. Unit 6 lessons will conclude with learning about the inner and outer planets.
Unit 6 test will be on Friday
vocabulary words: rotate, axis, orbit, constellation, moon phases, solar system, planet,  dwarf planets, asteroids, comet, inner planets, outer planets

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Week 16

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Weekly Overview

  • Monday Spelling words. 
  • Tuesday grammar. 
  • Wednesday new vocabulary.
  • Thursday reading & comprehension.
  • Friday spelling test. Class Unity day. 
Reuse, restart, retell, resend, replace, uncork, unstuck, unannounced, unpleasant, unchain, unfit, non-profit, non-metal, recall, nontoxic, unwelcome, reproduce, retrace, uninvited, reapply

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Week 15

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IT’S SCIENCE FAIR WEEK!! 
This week there will be a lot of focus on finishing up each student’s team’s last minute details of their Science Fair project. Hopefully all the projects have been completed  or almost finished during the previous long holiday weekend
We will get back into the Science Book to explore Unit 6 Earth and Space Tuesday through Thursday. Friday is the Science Fair and last minute finishing touches will be done and finishing reviewing Unit 6 if not completed on Thursday.

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On Tuesday and Wednesday the students will be correcting their Chapter 4 Review/Test which will contribute to an additional 10 marks towards their test score if completed correctly. On Thursday, students will start learning about factors, multiples and number patterns in Chapter 5. The first unit students will be introduced to is Model Factors – in which students will learn to model all the factors of a product.

On Friday, students will add a new page to their Math Journal in which they will write down what a factor is and solve a word problem by modelling and listing all the possible factors of a product.


Week 14

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  • Monday Spelling words. 
  • Tuesday grammar. 
  • Wednesday new vocabulary.
  • Thursday reading & comprehension.
  • Friday spelling test. Class Unity day. 
Castle, Handle, Ruffle, icicle, Fable, Soccer, Appear, Hollow, Classic, Collage, Accent, Service, Jersey, mother, Problem, Subject, Complete, Mattress, Purchase, Luncheon

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  • The Science Fair project is Friday 16th August. The students have formed teams, picked their topics and their hypothesizes and started developing what their experiment will be. Although 2 teams have submitted their project already, many if not most, are behind because they do not understand the process. Due to this, Science lessons will be suspended this week to work solely with the students on their projects. However, parents please support your child by asking how their project is progressing to help them stay on tract.
    This should be a fun and educational experience for all students!

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

 

This week is the final week covering Chapter 4: Divide using 1-Digit Numbers. During this week students will build on model division using regrouping, by learning to determine where to place the first digit (should the divisor be greater than the first digit in the dividend). Critical thinking skills will be assessed this week when students cover the unit: Problem Solving – Multistep Division Problems, which combines the skills learned during Chapter 4 and the CUBES method of problem solving which was taught in week 3.

On Thursday, 8th August – the students will write the Chapter 4 Review/Test. Please make sure that your child has something to keep themselves quietly occupied should they finish the test early.

On Friday, students will create a new entry in their Math Journal that demonstrates how to solve multi-step word problems using the division strategies taught during the course of the week.


Week 13

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Spelling words.
Monster, Complete, Hundred, Exchange, Sandwich, Surprise, Applause, Although, Conflict, Mattress, Purchase, merchant, Pumpkin, Angry, Thursday, Ostrich, Punctual, Address, Chestnut, Luncheon.

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  • Continuation of forming teams and discussing the steps needed to complete the Science Fair projects
  • Continuation of Unit 5 on Weather: Precipitation and Cloud Types
  • Review for Unit 5 Lesson 1 and 2 Test on Monday 5th August

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

This week students focus on building an understanding of long division concepts by exploring division using repeated subtraction, division using partial quotients and division using regrouping. These are progressive units that build a foundation for students which break down the complex nature of solving long division into easier to understand strategies which are all used mentally when solving long division equations.

On Friday, we see the return of the popular Math Journal as a means to reinforce the strategies taught during the week as well as focusing on applying these strategies to solve a real world division word problem.


Week 12

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Spelling words:

History, Number, Hunger, Company, Window, Welcome, Blanket, Perhaps, Service, Subject, Thunder, Furnish, Jersey, Mother, Secret, Harvest, Winter, Problem, Chapter, Nurses

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Unit 5 Lesson 1 What Is the Water Cycle?

“Vocabulary”:

    • water cycle
    • evaporation
    • atmosphere
    • condensation
    • precipitation
    • runoff
    • groundwater
  • Experiments on Evaporation, Condensation and Precipitation
  • Review of Science Fair Project teams, topics and stages

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

 

This week we continue learning about different methods that students can use to solve division problems. There is a focus on word problems this week, so students have the opportunity to brush up on their word problem skills. We take a look at how to simplify dividing by Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands using basic facts and place values. Students will also learn how to estimate a quotient using compatible numbers, and we will also be revisiting the Distributive property.

On Friday, students will have a Math Puzzle Day, where they will use their division skills to solve hidden messages.

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Week 11

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

Summary:
  • Review of Midterm exams
  • Retake of failed Midterm exams
  • Overview of Science Fair Projects
  • Recording teams and projects students will do

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell


Week 8

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Grade 4 English

Spelling words –

Letter, Ladder, Appear, Lesson, Soccer, classic, hollow, supper, accent, pizza, officer, lettuce, better, slipper, bottom, ribbon, summer, collage, occur, rabbit.

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Teacher Kim Ekengren

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

 

his is the last week before Review Week and students finish off learning how to multiply by 2-digit numbers. They will learn how to multiply 2-digit numbers using regrouping, choose a multiplication method (partial products or regrouping) based on their preference, and solve multi-step 2-digit multiplication word problems using bar models.

On Thursday, students will learn how to read tables and how to retrieve information from tables to answer questions.

On Friday, students start gearing up for Review Week by starting Math Trivia Day; in which students will form teams and compete to solve a series of random math problems based on what they have learned from week 1 to week 8.


Week 7

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Circle, angle, cradle, ladle, castle, ruffle, juggle, ankle, battle, candle, fable, riddle, icicle, sparkle, jungle, tangle, marble, sizzle, paddle, handle.

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

This week students begin Chapter 3, in which they will learn how to multiply by 2-Digit numbers. They will learn to multiply by tens, estimate the product of 2-Digit multiplication equations, solve equations using area models as well as using partial products.

On Friday, students will create a new Math Journal entry – showcasing how to solve a multiplication equation using both area models and partial products.


Week 6

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Grade 4 English
Aidan OBrien

Spelling words –

Tread, broad, split, chief, season, brain, throw, goal, scrape, choice, allow, auction, flaw, daughter, destroy, renew, boyhood, returned, chopped, counting.

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

1)Finish Lesson 2:  How Do Plants Reproduce. Vocabulary: germination, maturity, fertilization, pollination, spore
2) Lesson 4: How Do Animals Reproduce. Vocabulary: Complete metamorphosis, Incomplete metamorphosis, nymph
3)Review Lesson 1 (What Are Some Plant Structures? Vocabulary: root, stem, leaf, photosynthesis, chlorophyll), Lesson 2 and Lesson 4

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

 

This week students will finish of learning the different techniques used to multiply, as well as learning to solve real world multiplication word problems. Students will also learn to use the Regrouping Strategy to solve more complex 2-Digit, 3-Digit and 4-Digit multiplication problems.

On Thursday, 13 June, students will take the Chapter 3 Review/Test. On Friday, students will create 2 new pages in their Math Journal to reinforce their understanding of this week’s lessons through a mini project.


Week 5

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Grade 4 English
Aidan OBrien

Counting, craned, seemed, burned, chopped, cracked, begged, moving, slipped, sailing, trimmed, shopping, returned, watching, pushed, visited, cringed, screamed, scratching, flapping.

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

This week students will learn how to solve multiplication equations and word problems using the Distributive Property, Expanded Form and Partial Products.

As always, Friday is Math Journal Day – Each student will add a new chapter to their Math Journal that covers the three techniques used to solve multiplication problems, as well as pick a technique they are comfortable with to solve a Journal Problem.

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Week 4

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Grade 4 English
Aidan OBrien

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

Students start chapter 2 this week called Multiplication by 1-Digit Numbers. They will learn how to solve multiplication problems using multiplication models and addition & subtraction models, as well as learning to solve word problems using picture arrays, place values and number lines.

On Friday, the students will be creating and solving Multiplication Models in their Math Journals!

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Week 3

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Grade 4 English
Aidan OBrien

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

Week 3 sees the students learn how subtract whole numbers, as well as learning strategies to solve word problems by identifying important numbers and determining the keywords. By determining a word problem’s keywords, a student will be able to choose the appropriate Math operation to be performed.

On Thursday, 23rd May, the students will take the Chapter 1 Review Test which covers all the units in Chapter 1: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction to One Million.

Lastly, students will be adding a Word Problem entry into their Math Journals and use the C.U.B.E.S (Circle the numbers, Underline the question, Box the key words, Evaluate the information and Solve the problem) strategy to solve it..

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Week 2

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Grade 4 English
Aidan OBrien

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

Grade 4 students build on the Place Value skills taught in week 1 by learning how to compare and order numbers using comparison symbols (>, < or =). Students will learn how to round numbers by learning the rounding poem, rename numbers, as well as add large whole numbers.
The Math Journal entry for this week will focus on rounding numbers.

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Week 1

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Grade 4 English
Aidan OBrien

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Kim Ekengren

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Tyrone Bissell

 

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