This week has gone by so quickly! It was so great seeing many of you Wednesday night at Curriculum Night. If you were unable to attend, please download our PowerPoint presentation from the Grade 4 website.
As readers we have continued to discuss important places to stop and think in our reading. We discussed “words of the wiser”, where the character gets good advice from a wiser character. Students should think, ‘what lesson is the character going to learn?’ We also investigated a “memory moment”, where the author uses a flashback to tell about an important event. It is important to stop and think, ‘why is this memory important?’
In writing we have been busy developing our characters and planning for our realistic fiction stories. We discussed how important it is to have a clear picture of who your character is before planning or writing the story. The character should be believable with struggles, motivations, as well as internal and external characteristics.
In math we have been working understanding the place value system and that moving one place to the left in the place value chart will increase a number ten times. Students have also been learning how to use the standard algorithm for addition.
I hope you have a great long weekend! See you on Tuesday!