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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Special Project

We made this special project over the last few weeks. The Magic School Bus project was made in year 4 class. All the students of year 4 class worked hard on the MSB projects.

Each student chose a MSB chapter book. We each read our books over one week, some students finished early. On the project we had to put 15 booklets sharing information about the book topic.

We did the projects to learn about many different topics. We are also going to use the projects for a scavenger hunt with year 3.

 

  • Beatriz, Henrique and Naiara
Have you ever read a Magic School Bus book? Chapter book? Picture book? What did you like about it?

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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.

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?

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?

The Incredible Art Lesson

One art lesson really interesting was when we did comics strips.

Comic srtrips are comics in strips based on a folktale that each one read. For example some folktales are: Mabela the Clever, Anase the forgetfull guest, Papagayo, A story A story, Monkey and Anasi and the talking melon. Here we have a few on the list,but there more in our class.

We did a few days ago, some kids finished in class, but some did it for homework.

We learned about different folktales from around the world. Some characteristcs of folktales are: morals, most of the characters are animals, are most comon short stories.

That activity was our favorite because we learned new things, we created our own comic trips, we can colour and draw, we have the posibility of knowing new books.

  • Mari, Bia and Lena
What is your favourite folktale ?
what is the moral ?

 

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?

Our Storyboards

Hello,

We are starting to write our own stories! Our first step was to make storyboard.

To make a storyboard you need to:

1.) Get a white paper

2.) Fold the paper like a “hot dog” then 2 “hamburger” folds.

3.) Open up the paper and number each square. You should have 8 squares.

4.) Then you start to build your story. Draw pictures of the beginning, middle and end of the story. Don’t forget the details about the problem and solution.

5.) Finally, doublecheck your characters and setting are well developed with lots of details.

6.) Once you have all this finished you are ready to write the story!!

This is how we do! -Katy Perry

How do you do your storyboards?

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!!