Opening Prayer WHOSE CHILD IS THIS? Author Unknown"Whose child is this?" I asked one daySeeing a little one out at play"Mine", said the parent with a tender smile"Mine to keep a little whileTo bathe his hands and comb his hairTo tell him what he is to wearTo prepare him that he may always be goodAnd each day do the things he should" "Whose child is this?" I asked againAs the door opened and someone came in"Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile"Mine, to keep just for a little whileTo teach him how to be gentle and kindTo train and direct his dear little mindTo help him live by every ruleAnd get the best he can from school" "Whose child is this?" I ask once moreJust as the little one entered the door"Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they smiledAnd each took the hand of the little child"Ours to love and train togetherOurs this blessed task forever.“
What’s On Tonight? • Spelling Program • Literacy in Grade 4 • Mathematics • Integrated Units • Homework Policy • My Classes Page
Spelling Program In spelling, we use: • Sound Waves 4 & THRASS • Ability groups Procedure: • Introduce and break down sounds on Monday. • Testing on Friday
Literacy Literacy Focus: • First Steps Reading • First Steps Writing • Genre Literacy Rotations • Mixed ability to encourage peer tutoring.
Literacy Rotations: • Handwriting • Spelling & Vocab • Demand Writing • Grammar • Punctuation In addition: • Sound Waves • Comprehension • Editing • Paired/Guided Reading
Mathematics Mathematics Sessions: • Mental Strategies & Timestables DVD • iMaths- Skill building- Investigations • Assessment using Tracker Book
Mathematics Rotations: • 30 minutes each day • Number Skills • Flash Cards • My Classes activities: Games and skills • Concrete maths (hands-on)
Integrated Units Yearly Overview • Are We There Yet? 2. Recycling 3. Incredible Inventions 4. Violent Volcanoes
Homework • Due every Friday unless notified • 4P & 4G Homework Policy • Home Readers • Homework will reinforce and extend concepts and student competencies explored during term.
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