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?
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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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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 Awesome 100th Day of School

Our 100th day of school was July 7th!! We celebrated in 3 locations of the school. In each location there was an activity to do.  year 1 ,2 ,3  and 4 all participated. We made 3 groups mixing up the classes. The first activity was to make Fruit Loop necklaces by trying to put 100 Fruit Loops on the 100 chart and then on a string. Ms. D and Ms. P made the necklaces with the students in year 1 class.  The second activity was to make a hat with 100 dots painted on it. Mrs. Siqueira and Ms. Flavia made the hats with us in the year 2 class. The third activity was to make a picture with 100 pattern blocks.  Ms. B and Ms. A worked with the student to make the pictures in the playground.

On that day everyone was so happy! We all loved to celebrate out 100th day of school!

 

How have you celebrated your 100th day of school?

 

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.

Year 4 Vision Video!!

In the first week of school with all the newness surrounding us, with all the excitement that is back-to-school we took some time to look past the moment and imagine the whole year. As we thought about what we wanted this year our vision video came to be. After democratically choosing an inspiring song for our video we got to work in creating our posters. We each made two poster to inspire the year.

Here is the final product. Can you imagine if each day we focused on theses ideas! The year would be AWESOME!!

How can you help us stay focused on our best year ever?

The KEY to friendship

After our first math assessment on Thursday we took the afternoon to refocus on friendship and art! As we have been reading and talking about how to be a good friend (and a bad one) so we set out to identify the KEYS to friendship! We realized friendships need everything from craziness to communication and even politeness!! After working hard our room has gotten and little bit friendlier and a lot more colourful!

What is your key to friendship?

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Welcome to Grade 4!!

Dear Parents, Students and Families!

I am happy to welcome you to our grade 4 blog and website!

Here you will find our classroom blog where we will post about what we are learning and doing in the class each week and we encourage you to comment and connect with us here. Our blog guidelines can be found here. The website also contains important class information.

I am very excited to get to know your child and watch them grow throughout the year. What happens in this classroom will affect your child’s future. They may come home exhausted from all the thinking and learning done throughout the day. But I will make every minute in my classroom count.

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure your children can achieve their highest potential. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

On a personal level, I grew up in Vancouver, Canada and am now living here in Rio with my husband. I’m working hard to learn Portuguese so please be patient!

I have two bachelors degrees and a masters degree, including: A BA in Early Childhood Education from Ryerson University in Toronto and a bachelors of Education from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. I also hold an international master in Early Childhood Education and Care from four universities.

I am very passionate about my job and working with children. I look forward to sharing my passion for education with your child. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique and requires different methods of learning. I try to incorporate a variety of learning methods in my classroom every day.

Mrs. Siquira