Welcome to Mrs. Arvidson's 3/4 Webpage!
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Some important dates to note:
January 18th- Book orders due
January 31st- Semester Break- No School
February 14th- Elementary Talent Show
February 15th- Reading Reward
What we have been working on:
Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas break!
I am feeling hopeful and excited about the changes that have been made to our spelling program. Rather than doing weekly spelling tests where students are asked to memorize words, students are learning how to use a variety of strategies to help them with their spelling in every day work. They have all been provided with a personal dictionary that they can use in their writing to assist them with spelling. Also, they have begun using a computer program called WordQ that can assist them with their spelling when doing writing on the computer. Students will also begin creating their own vocabulary books, where they will be asked to explain and draw words that are aligned with the curriculum. This should help to give them a better understanding of these words in their subject areas. Thank you to those of you who have sent a binder for this purpose :)
In math, we have begun our adding and subtracting units. Grade 3 students are learning a variety of strategies for adding and subtracting with answers to 1000, while Grade 4 students are learning a variety of strategies for adding and subtracting to 10 000.
In Science, grade 4 students are learning all about Light and Shadows, while Gade 3 students are discovering Hearing and Sound!
Social Studies 3 this year, we will be comparing the countries India, Peru, Ukraine and Tunisia with our home of Canada. We are currently learning about the fascinating country of India! In grade 4 Social Studies, students will spend the year learning about Alberta. The first topic is the Geography of Alberta- in groups, students were required to become an expert on one of the geographical regions and taught it to their peers. Students worked hard to complete this project and all did a wonderful job!