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?
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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?

The Magic World of Two Minute Talks

The two minute talks are a time during the day that one person talk about something in two minutes.  For example, One day I played a joke and each of us had to share a story about a joke we played. When we do two minute talks everyone has a job the presenter and the audience. The audience must always pay attention, stay focused, with empty hands and be silent. After each two minute talk we have questions and comments.

The two minute talk has lots topics, for example? one time I played a joke, 10 things you should know about me, and guess my book.

We started our two minute talks early in the year.

We love two minute talk because it is a good time to get to talk about interesting things.

  • Thiago, João Pedro and Henrique A.K.A. BOY ISLAND!

If you could a choose a topic for a two minute talk what would it be?

Connecting With Other Schools

The idea is to connected with other school to practice our English and learn about places around the world.  We have used skype for many different things. Our first skype meeting was with a school in Buenos Aires. We skyped with them to learn more about their weather. It was all a part of our global project Same Day in March.

Our second skype was early May with a school in Delaware, United States of America. We did a mystery skype with them! A mystery skype is when we don’t know where they are and we need to make yes or no questions to figure out where they are. Everyone had an important job to do!

Our third skype date was just last week! We skyped with a Maple Bear Elementary school in São Paulo. Their class was year 4 too!  We learnt so many cool things from them and about them. We learnt that we have more in common then we expected.

We have been skyping to learn about places around the world! We have learnt that one day in 2007 Buenos Aires had SNOW!!! They have much colder weather than us. We learnt that Delaware has different weather than us, they have hurricanes! The class in Delaware had already mystery skyped with over 70 classes and they have a blog too. We had to learn LOTS of geography terms to be able to ask our questions. Some of the words we learnt were: Northern hemisphere, Southern hemisphere, East, West, North, South ect.

We love it as we get to learn things we didn’t know before, practice our English with lots of new students and most of all it is awesome!!

  • Naiara, Ana Clara and Ana Beatriz
How do you connect with classes around the world?

New Math Unit Interview

Mrs. Siqueira’s interview of Bruna about our new math unit:

1.) What is our new unit in math?

Our new unit is the multiplication unit.

2.) How did you feel when we started the new unit?

I felt afraid because I don’t know so much about multiplication.

3.) What do you remember from last year about multiplication?

x is the symbol for multiplication.

You need two numbers to make an equation.

If we skip count we get the multiples of a number. For example 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30…

4.) What is the multiplication chart tell us?

It tells us all the multiples of a number and the answers of some questions.

5.) How do we use the multiplication chart?

First, you find the number on the top row , for example 7, then you find the number on the side column , for example 6, then you follow the row and column until the meet. 7×6=42

6.) Anything else you want to share about our new unit?

The unit is a little bit difficult. I am nervous to have the test so I will have to study a lot!

Thank you sharing Bruna!!

 

Skype Date with Buenos Aires

This post is a little late because I forgot to assign it to a blog group. So this is a special post from Mrs. Siqueira!

We connected with the class in Buenos Aires as a part of The Same Day in March project we did for science. We were able to ask many questions about the weather and share with them about our weather. We learnt that it snowed there in 2007! We had no idea! They were surprised to here how hot it is here all year round. It was a great first skype date and we look forward to many more!

That day we had to practice being flexible because when the moment came to call we had technical difficulties with our smart board and thats why we are all huddled around a laptop. We still had so much fun! We are going to keep working on taking turn and listening carefully so we can keep learning more from classrooms around the world.

-Mrs. Siqueira

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We had two ‘googlers’ incase they asked us tough questions we couldn’t answer right away.

Hey Brother Lip Dub!!

This week we had a special project from Maple Bear Brasil to complete and it wasn’t an average project!!

All of year 4 has been working so hard this week on our very own LIP DUB VIDEO!! Next week we will be posting all about how we made the video but I couldn’t wait to share the video.

So please enjoy our hard work!! Don’t forget to comment if you love it too!!

An extra special thank you to my assistant director Ana Clara and Ms. Flavia!

Mrs. Siqueira

 

Our First Pen Pal Letters

About two weeks ago we received out pen pal letter and we were so EXCITED! Our letters came all the way from Surrey, BC, CANADA! Our class was crazy!! We wanted to read our letter in that exact moment. We did activities together to brainstorm what to write about us, our school and questions to ask. In class we did drafts in our English notebooks to write everything correctly. Our pen pals are ages 10, 11 and 12 years old. Their names are very different for us, we think they feel the same about our names.

– Maria Luísa, Bruna and Thiago

Do you have a pen pal?