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.

 

dsc01146 dsc01147 dsc01148 dsc01149 dsc01150 dsc01151 dsc01152 dsc01153 dsc01154 dsc01156 dsc01157 dsc01158 dsc01161

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.

dsc01221 dsc01229 dsc01222 dsc01219 dsc01228

 

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?

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?

dsc01133 dsc01132 dsc01126 dsc01135 dsc01138

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?

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?