Year end slide show

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)


Goodbye Year 4 … You Really Were The Best!

We have just a few days left until the freedom of Summer break! Mrs. Siqueira made us work so hard everyday! To say goodbye here are a few Q&A’s to share our favorite moments and biggest challenges.

My favorite moment from year 4 was?

  •  Halloween because I ate many yummy things! – Henrique
  • Going to camp because I spend 4 days with my friends! – João Pedro
  • Mannequin challenge because we were playing in silence! – Thiago
  • Going to camp because I met new friends- Bia
  • Hey brother lip dub and I’m feeling good lip dub because it was something new and fun. – Ana Bia
  • Everything! – Ana Clara
  • Mystery skype because it was really fun to connecting to other school and guessing there they are. – Lena
  • science experiments because we tested out hypothesis to find out if we are right or not!- Naiara
  • The ending of our novel study The Thing About Georgie because we had a book club meeting and we were curious about the ending!- Maria Luisa
  • June party because Ana Bia fell off a plastic giraffe! -Bruna

The thing I thought I would never understand but now is easy is… ?

  • Science and math- Thiago
  • Area and fractions- Ana Bia
  • Healthy Habitats unit- Maria Luisa
  • Fractions- João Pedro
  • Perimeter and number patterns- Bia
  • Meters squared and number patterns – Lena

The thing I will never forget is?

  • The day we did manniquin challenge or my birthday!AND when Julienne slept forever on the way to camp! – Bia
  • The day we broke Mrs. Siqueira’s chair with a massive group hug!- Bruna
  • The mud obstacle at camp! – Maria Luisa
  • The first day of school! -Lena
  • Our field trip to the Canada Consulate!- Thiago
  • My birthday at school! – Ana Clara
  • How I met my two best friends! – Ana Bia
  • Our poetry reading! – Naiara
  • Math! – João Pedro
  • When I told everyone I was going to have a little sister! – Henrique

The hardest part of year 4 was?

  • Healthy Habitats! – Bia, Thiago, Maria Luisa
  • Poetry- Henrique
  • getting used to Mrs.Siqueira talking so fast!! – Mrs. Siqueira
  • being quiet 🙂 – Lena
  • The zeros and decimals in math – Ana Bia

My favorite thing about Mrs. Siqueira is?

  • That she is like me, allergic to gluten 🙂 – Ana Clara
  • She is the best teacher ever! – Thiago
  • She is beautiful! – Maria Luisa
  • She takes care of us- Naiara
  • That she is Canadian! -Lena
  • The best zoo keeper in the universe! – Henrique
  • Her sense of humour! and I am her favourite! – Ana Bia
  • She does everything for us! – Bia
  • That she loves us! – Bruna

I hope year 5 is… ?

  • marvilous, play, freedom, cool, funny, good and AWESOME!

Are you going to miss year 4 too? Tell us your favourite memories in the comments!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This year has been amazing and went by so fast! Thank you for all your love and support this year! – Mrs. Siqueira

Mannequin Challenge

Hello everyone,

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)!!



Remembrance Day November 11th

10 Quick Facts on… In Flanders Fields

  1. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was the Canadian army doctor who wrote the world famous poem In Flanders Fields.
  2. John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario, on November 30, 1872.
  3. 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.
  4. He led a battery with the Canadian Field Artillery during the South African War.
  5. 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.
  6. In April 1915, McCrae was stationed near Ypres, Belgium, in the area called Flanders.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. John McCrae died on January 28, 1918, of illness and is buried in Wimereux Cemetery, near Boulogne, France.
  10. Today, people around the world continue to recite the famous poem.


Super Camp Paiol

Eight students from year 4 and two students from year 3 and Maple Bear Niterói year 4 through year 9 went to camp Paiol Grande in São Paulo. We went to Paiol to have fun and meet new friends.

We did a lot of fun activities including: crawled through the mud, slacklined over the river, completed a obstacle course and played a game called Medusa that was like treasure hunt at night.

We went a waterfall that was freezing cold water, it took us 45 minutes hiking to get there!

We completed a treasure hunt in 6 different groups and when we found the treasure it was a Paiol T-shirt.

-Bia, Naiara and Luli

What is your favourite activity at camp? Which camp do you go to?

Amazing Presentation About Canada

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?

Magic School Bus Scavenger Hunt with Year 3

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.


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Thanksgiving Art

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.

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Fantastic Habitat Models

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.





Grids and Coordinates: New Math Unit

On Tuesday of the last week of September or the 27th of September 2016 in Year 4 class at Maple Bear Barra we started a new math unit.

Our new unit is called Transformational Geometry in the Math Makes Sense textbook. This unit is very easy for us after working so hard in math all year.

  • Thiago, João Pedro and Francisco
Will you study transformational geometry in grade 4 too?