Grade 4 News of The Week A Peek at Our Week! Week 13 (14th – 18th November 2011) Math: This week our focus was subtraction and addition of fractions and solving Word Problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions. Please remind your child to seek help if they are unsure of these concepts and skills. Language Arts: Students brainstormed a time when they were caught in weather that made them have to change their plans in small groups followed by writing in their journals in detail using weather words to describe the event. These stories will be edited and published next week. Unit of Work: We are continuing with our UoW ‘Weather and Climate’. The students were asked to choose a part of the world and to do a 30 second weather report on. This was most interesting as they had to research a specific weather and prepare a written weather forecast. They then had the opportunity to be Weatherman or weathergirl or weather forecaster and present weather forecasting. 4MTo Student Reflection Our unit is weather and climate. We decided to to do 4MTO weather report. We worked in pairs, researched different types of weather, watched YouTube websites and prepared a weather report. We only had 30 seconds to one minute to be on TV! By Julia and Mina AGr Student Reflection 4AGr students also began writing their own weather forecasts and next week will be filmed delivering their weather report in the style of a television weather reporter. Below is a sample of Tom Curtis-Evan’s weather report. Good morning people of England! I’m Tom CEvans and this is today’s weather forecast. First of all there will be a thunder storm in the southern part of England during the morning and sunny in the north. There will be light snow during the afternoon and heavy snow during the night so look forward to building those snowmen tomorrow. KHa Class Reflection This week we researched weather forecasts from around the world. We produced our own weather report using resources such as YouTube, websites, books and internet to access information. We have been filming our own weather broadcasts using a program called News Maker. So stay tuned for further weather updates! By Andrea, Christina and Nicole. Upcoming Events/Reminders Swimming A reminder that Grade Four’s swimming continues each Friday until Friday 2nd December. Math folders Your child’s Math folder was sent home this week for you to view their current Unit Reviews. Could you please ensure that it is signed and return to school by Monday. Please send two plastic bottles with your child to school next week. Thank you.