I miss you all soo much and it has only been a few days!! As promised here is our slideshow edited to excluded those not in Year 4 as they can not be on our blog!
I struggled to say all the great things I wanted to say at our presentation. You each have inspired me so much this year. One day you may understand but many things are different when you live away from home and you 13 kept me focused on the positive and I will be forever grateful for that. You each are amazing, smart and unique people that are going do to awesome things in your life and I hope over this year I have kept you on the right path to do them.
Stay strong. Be kind. Work hard. Be silly. Listen well. Read more! AND EVERYTHING WILL BE AWESOME!
-LOVE Mrs. Siqueira
PS I really hope to stay in touch if you still want to receive a postcard but haven’t given me you address you can send it privately to me via the boxes below↓ (reminder: do not put you address in the comments, use the contact form ♥) OR email me directly (my email was on the ‘goodbye’ letter)
I know we have been away from the blog for a few weeks now, life is getting very busy in year 4! Luckily we found a few minute to join in the fun of the mannequin challenge that everyone seems to be doing.
Check out our first two tries … (not counting the one the ended in giggles)!!
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was the Canadian army doctor who wrote the world famous poem In Flanders Fields.
John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario, on November 30, 1872.
He attended the University of Toronto Medical School. He liked to write and some of his poems and short stories were published in a variety of magazines. He completed his degree in 1898.
He led a battery with the Canadian Field Artillery during the South African War.
When the First World War broke out in 1914, McCrae was 41 years old. He enlisted and was appointed brigade-surgeon in the First Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery.
In April 1915, McCrae was stationed near Ypres, Belgium, in the area called Flanders.
On May 2, 1915, McCrae’s friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed in action and buried in a makeshift grave. Wild poppies were already beginning to bloom between the crosses marking the many graves and he was inspired to write In Flanders Fields the next day.
In Flanders Fields was first published in England’s Punch magazine in December 1915. Within months, this poem came to symbolize the sacrifice of all who were fighting in the First World War.
John McCrae died on January 28, 1918, of illness and is buried in Wimereux Cemetery, near Boulogne, France.
Today, people around the world continue to recite the famous poem.
Jim was here to present to us about Canada. We saw the presentation and we had a lot of questions. We listened to famous Canadian music and we saw a ‘pow-wow’ festival (it is a festival that is celebrated by aboriginal people or First Nations of Canada). We saw Canada’s Womens and Mens hockey team win the gold metal from Vancouver 2010. WOO HOO !! We did this to learn more about Canada.
-Lena, Ana Bia and Mari
Have you ever been to Canada? What is your favourite thing to do in Canada?
Year 4 made the Magic School Bus lap books ( you can read all about them here). Year 4 invited year 3 to answer questions based on our projects. We did this to learn new things and challenge for year 3. We worked for many days to make the projects and then wrote questions for a scavenger hunt for year 3 .
We really liked the part of making the project and reading the book but we prefered the part when year 3 visited us!
-João Pedro, Francisco, Thiago and Henrique
How many Magic School Bus Books have you read? Which ones? Tell us in the coments.
Ladies and Gentlemen we did a project that was called Thanksgiving hand art! All of year 4 made one. First we traced our hand on paper, then we wrote on the hand. We used brown, green, orange, yellow and red paper. On each finger we wrote what we were thankful for. An example we were thankful for family, friends, water, food and school. We put our beautiful project ourside on the board and everyone can see our art. A pretty turkey at school. Our hands became the colourful feathers of the turkey.
-Bruna, Ana Clara and Julienne
What are you Thanksgiving traditions to celebrate? Tell us all about in the comments.
On August 31st year 4 made habitats models in science class. All of the class made one in small groups. The groups were: ‘the boys’ made a fox habitat, girls 1 made an octopus habitat, girls 2 made hippo habitat and group girls 3 a dolphin habitat.
We did the project to demonstrate that we know about habitats and because our science unit was about habitats.
Ana Bia, Mari and Bruna
Have you ever made a habitat model? If you did tell us about it in the comments. If no give it a try it is really fun.