The Incredible Olympic Games Rio 2016

We are so excited for the Olympics that will start next week in Rio. The opening ceremony will be on the 5th of August in Maracanã. We did an activity in our Portuguese class. It was a timeline of all the Modern Olympic games from Athens 1896 until Rio 2016. All the places were divided among year 4 students each of us did 1,2 or 3 places.  We made powerpoints, posters or papers about each Olympics. We did this because the olympics are close and we know a lot of things about past Olympics.

Have you even made an Olympics timeline? Do you have a favourite Olympics? Tell us all about it in the comments?

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Our Emily Carr Inspired Drawings

Last Thursday we started our special art project in class. All year 4 students made it. First we all chose a picture of a Canadian landscape. Then using pencil we drew the landscape with lots of details. Then some of us coloured our landscapes. Some of us did not colour because they had so many details in their drawing. We made these pictures to prepare for the knowledge fair on Saturday. The knowledge fair is a presentation about an artist that we try to imitate and display.  Our artist is Emily Carr. Emily Carr is a Canadian artist who paints aboriginal themed and landscapes paintings.

How you even drawn a lanscape? Which landscape did you draw? Tell us in the comments!

Judo in the Olympics

Judo in the Olympics will start August 6th and finish on the 12th. It will be a lot of fun! Judo in the Olympics will be held at Arena Carioca 2. Sadly none of us have tickets 😦

Judokas is the word for Judo fighters.  Judokas in the Olympics will come for all around the world to compete.  Judo is a healthy sport that is used for: protection from accidents and self-defense.

Some of year 4 students practice judo every week at school. It is cool, healthy and in the olympcs.

-Henrique, Thiago and Francisco

If you are going to the olympics what events will you see? We hope someone will get to see the judo events and tell us all about it! Tell us about your plans in the comments.

 

Our Special Volleyball and Basketball Player Visit

Yesterday after the assembly in the court yard at school we had two very special guests Camilinha Saldanha and Nicolas Pairone. Camilinha is a volleyball player and Nicolas plays basketball. Camilinha talked about her early experience playing volleyball and her passion for playing. She also showed us some of her metals. Nicolas talked about basketball! His experience playing with some NBA players and his team in Italy. We were lucky enough to have this visit because the Olympics are coming!! Rio 2016 starts next week and world class athletes are arriving everyday!

-Lena

Have you met a volleyball player or a basketball player? If you have what was your experience? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments!

Carlos Burle’s Visit

On Friday July 15th at 7:45 Carlos Burle visited our school. He visited us at the school court yard. We had an assembly for all of elementary. CarlosBurle is a famous surfer from Pernambuco who surfed with the Rio 2016 Olympic torch!! We were able to ask questions like, How did it feel to make Rio 2016 Olympic history? and When did you start surfing? We all got a chance to hold the Rio 2016 torch!!! It was very unique experience and was heavy ot hold up with one hand.  Carlos Burle came to share information with us and help us get ready and excited for the Olympics!

  • Bia, Luli and Juba
Have you ever held an Olympic torch?

A Crazy Day for Year 4

Ladies and Gentlemen today we are happy to present our incredible fantastic and incredible again lip dub!! Year 4 sang the song Feelin’ good by Michael Buble.

If you love it don’t forget to tell us in the comments down below!

 

What Are You Thinking About???

Yesterday we started our ‘What Are You Thinking poem?’ and we will finish today.  We all worked in our classroom. All year 4 students wrote a poem. We wrote a lot of poems. Each person wrote one about what is in their head. We wrote this poem to learn that visual poems exist. Visual poems can be any shape and the important part is the image as it tell us a story about the poem.

-Mari , Naiara, Ana Bia and Ana Clara

Have you ever done a visual poem? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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Our Super Awesome Mega Blog!!

On Wednesdays if we have earned enough good behaviuor points we get to blog! We blog in our class with three teams of three students and one team of four students. All the students of year four get to blog.

Blogging is when you have 4 teams and each team chooses a topic to write about. The topics are always about something that year 4 has done.

We blog to learn to work in a team and that we can do more together. We practice our English and editing skills. We learn new words. We also blog to share with our family and friends in other classrooms what we are up to in year 4!

  • Thiago, João Pedro and Francisco
Do you have a favourite blog topic? Tell us about in the comments.

The Amazing Canada Day Trip

The Canada day trip was really cool. On July 1st we went to Copacabana, a place in Rio, to the Canadian Consulate. The office is in front of the beach volleyball stadium for the olympics.

We went there with year 2 and 3. When we arrived we had a snack. Their served us cookies and juice. There were 4 people from Canada. There was one man named Sanjeev Chowdhury, he quizzed us about Canada and the prices were pins. The pins we extra special even the teachers couldn’t have them! After the quiz we were divided into three groups to take a tour of the office. We were able to see the Sanjeev’s office. There we learnt a lot of things. For example, Canada is the second biggest country by land in the world and 4000 Canadians will travelling to Rio for the olympics.

Have you ever been to a consulate? Which country?

see you next time!

PS did we tell you we are famous?

Awesome Canada Day Assembly

Hello, guys!

Today we are going to tell you all about our awesome Canada Day Assembly on July first at 12:00.

We had our assembly at the playground in the elementary school. Year 1, 2, 3 and even IK came to the assembly. Parents were invited to join as well!

We did a quiz with 27 questions and one bonus! It was very cool! Some of the question were:

1.) What does R.C.M.P. stand for?

2.) Who is the Prime Minister of Canada?

3.) How many cities in Ontario?

4.) How many territories and provinces can you name?

The exciting bonus was Where is Mrs. Siqueira from? 

We had this assembly to commemorate Canada’s 149th birthday!!

What’s the coolest thing you know about Canada?