Posts made in February, 2013

Patterns help us solve problems.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Maths

Patterns help us solve problems.

In this math unit, we learned about patterns. We learned to find and create many types of patterns. We made repeating patterns and growing patterns with numbers. We worked out the rules and used these to make predictions. We even learned to solve patterns with algebra. We especially enjoyed working in groups to solve problems with matchsticks. Some of them were hard but our patterning skills helped us. Have a look at our patterns video below! By Na Youn, Hyun Seo & Kaopoon...

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Field Trip to the Fire Museum

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Natural Forces

Field Trip to the Fire Museum

On the 6th February, Grade 4 went to the Beijing Fire Museum. We saw a 4D video of a fire explosion and experienced many types of simulations. In each simulation, we practiced evacuation and emergency procedures. In a fire, we learned to stay calm, find an exit and crouch down low. Luckily, Jack saved us by calling 119. We also learned that if your clothes catch on fire, you should stop, drop, roll. It is important to know what caused the fire and to know your own address to tell the emergency...

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Talking Tsunamis with Mr. Masuda!

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Natural Forces

Talking Tsunamis with Mr. Masuda!

Two weeks ago, Mr. Masuda came to our class to talk about a natural disaster in Japan. He told us about a huge tsunami that hit Fukushima in 2011. The tsunami caused great damage to the city and citizens in Fukushima. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter Scale, which then became an enormous tsunami. Mr Masuda was living in Hawaii but he knew many people in Japan. He also told us about his friend who lost his family in the tsunami. Fortunately, this man found his family, after...

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Reading many genres!

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in English, Storytelling

Reading many genres!

During our story telling unit, we all completed Reading Contracts. We were able to choose our own fictional books to study, as long as they met 2 important criteria: - a different genre for each book - books which matched our individual reading level Each person read at least 3 chapter books in a 5-week period. After reading each book, we chose response tasks. We could choose to respond to plot, setting, character or theme. Some people wrote letters to characters, re-wrote scenes in new...

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