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
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In science we did really fun experiments this week. We did these experiments to learn better about the wind. We did one that we used a bottle, the second one we used a wind measure and the third we used a pin wheel.
In the bottle experiement we put cold water with green food colouring and hot colourless water divided by cardboard. We removed the cardboard slowly and let the water mix. We learnt that what hot air is mixed with cold air it makes wind.
Wind Measurement and Pinwheel:
We used the pinwheel so we cold have some fun with wind. We learnt that sometimes we need to turn to find the wind.
The wind measurement tool we used to find the force of the wind.
In science class we are working on atmosphere, air pressure and on a project called On the Same Day in March.
On the Same Day in March:
For this project we need to measure the temperature here (Rio, de Janeiro, Brazil) and record it in a shared google doc with other classes in different places in the world.
Atmosphere is the air around the earth and because of that we survive. The atmosphere has four layers and all together they are 500KM above earth.
Air pressure is the force with which air pushes against the earth surface.
EXTRA: if we didn’t have air pressure we would explode. why??
If you don’t know the answer, here it is. Inside of us has air that pushes us in all directions at the same time and thank goodness we have air outside of us that pushes back and because of that we won’t explode. If we didn’t have air or our atmosphere we would explode.
ELA centres are activities in small groups that we rotate through. During ELA Centres we did an activity called super sentence. To make super sentence we start with a normal sentence and we transform it into a super humorous sentence. Another activity that we played was Top Ten. For Top Ten we write the top ten things we like or love or hate on any topic. Another activity we did was Making Words. Making words was very cool but was very difficult. We cut letters out and had to make words with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 letters. The last station for ELA centre was Verb Charades. Verb charades was awesome! We picked a card with a verb and we needed to act it out without any sounds.