Santa’s New Suit

Today we read a short story about how Mrs. Claus and one of the elves ruined Santa’s suit! Students have now been asked to design a replacement. Once their creations are done, they will write a persuasive paragraph trying to convince Mrs. Claus that Santa should wear their design.

Here’s what we’ve been working on so far.

Here are a few more showing our progression.

Many faces of the Grinch!

Today in art we started to create a four panelled Grinch art. As we were following the directions we quickly realized how much math we were actually incorporating into this activity. Measurement, angles, symmetry, just to name a few.

Here’s a sneak of our work in progress. I’ll post the finish products soon.

Habitats

This week the grade 4’s have started exploring Habitats and Communities. 

Here’s a little overview of what we’ll be learning. 

This strand focuses on habitats, the natural communities that depend on them, and the impacts that changes to habitats can have on interrelationships among plants and animals within these communities. Students will learn that living things (including humans) rely on other living things for the energy and resources they need to live. They will also investigate factors that alter various habitats and communities, including those factors that occur naturally and those that result from human action. Care must be taken to ensure that all students, including students with special education needs, have comparable opportunities to explore the natural world. (Ontario Curriculum Document).

The first thing we did was brainstorm things we know about the word habitat. Here’s some things we came up with. 


Then students were asked to compare their habitat to one of an animal of their choosing. Just to see how differently we live and thrive in.