BISS Grade 4

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Writing Super-Stars!

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in English, General

Writing Super-Stars!

Congratulations to our classmates Sajid and Benedict who won 1st and 2nd places in the Little Star Magazine Short Story Competition this year! From hundreds of entries, all over China, their stories were selected as the major prize winners. 1st Place – Sajid – for his story “Blaze Saves the World”. 2nd Place – Benedict – for his story “Aliens Adventure”. Congratulations also to Chae Yeon in Grade 3 who received an Honorable Mention for her story...

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Student Led Conferences

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in General

Student Led Conferences

Thank you to our parents for coming to Student Led Conferences today. We were very proud to share our learning with you! We enjoyed sharing writing samples, videos, assessments and reflections. Thank you for listening, making positive comments and asking questions about our work. We’ve grown so much in Grade 4 and we are having a wonderful year! What were you most proud to show your parents? What advice or feedback did your parents give...

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Wild Weather!

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Natural Forces

Wild Weather!

As part of our inquiry into natural forces, we have completed a series of wild weather experiments. We have explored the following phenomena: • the water cycle • how changes in air pressure create wind • how static electricity creates lightning • how hot and cold winds form tornadoes In each case, we followed the scientific method to record our aim, hypothesis, materials, method, results, conclusion and discussion. We learned to write detailed instructions and clear explanations. We are very...

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Grade 4 Hosts Assembly

Posted on Mar 2, 2013 in General

Grade 4 Hosts Assembly

Last Friday, our class hosted the Elementary Assembly. We shared many of our learning experiences with the school community. We shared a digital story, our reading contracts and our math pattern investigation. Diana and Hanson did an excellent job reading out their letters to main characters. We also performed a play called Principled Ping and everybody delivered their lines really clearly. We used this play to teach the school about being a principled person. Great job, Geon Woo, who played...

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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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