April 21

Weekly updates

Upcoming events
– Grade 4/5 night out (please see below)! Please see the email or blog post about this.
– Yom HaZikaron will be commemorated on Tuesday April 25th, Grade 4 will attend an assembly in school.

– Yom HaAtzmaut will be celebrated on Wednesday April 26th. A full day of fun activities has been planned!

-DRESS DOWN DAY! See below

-The Grade 8 Silent Auction is live! Check out the fabulous list of prizes that can be yours. All funds support our Grade 8 trip to NYC. Bidding is open through May 5.




Check out the homework board!


Whats happening in Grade 4:

4A enjoyed their virtual field trip to the Humane society:

We prepped for the French play on Friday with a bilingual context talk with the Stage Director Elyse:

Students started planning for their public speaking – please see my blog and Ms Gordon’s email explaining the new format!

Please see my blog about Book club podcast development! Exciting!

We will be starting a self directed science module based around Rocks and Minerals. I will be sharing a post about how it works and the combination of student autonomy and the teacher as a guide facilitator. The end products are so interesting, I can not wait to see what is produced this year!

March 20

Mises à jour de la semaine!

(An English version will follow below)

Bonjour les familles de 4e année!

Bienvenue à la Semaine de la Francophonie ! Les étudiants seront plongés dans une variété d’activités cette semaine avec notre Franco-fête le jeudi soir! Passez une merveilleuse semaine!

Rappels de devoirs :

Veuillez consulter le tableau des devoirs. Assurez-vous que l’onglet indique “Mars 2023”.

Rappels pour les événements à venir

a) Le vendredi régulier (15 h 45) commence le vendredi 24 mars jusqu’à la fin de l’année scolaire.
b) Pas d’école pour les élèves le vendredi.
c) Nous recueillons de la nourriture pour la Banque alimentaire casher d’Ottawa.

d) Les élèves sont encouragés (et les parents sont les bienvenus) de porter les vêtements indiqués, le soir du 23 mars !
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La Journée de l’Innovation est bientôt arrivée ! Le jeudi 30 mars, il y aura une visite en personne des projets de 4e année de 9 h à 9 h 45.
Hello 4th grade families!

Welcome to Francophonie Week! Students will be immersed in a variety of activities this week with our Franco-fête on Thursday evening! Have a wonderful week!

Homework reminders:

Please see the homework chart. Make sure the tab says "March 2023".

Reminders for upcoming events

a) Regular Friday (3:45 p.m.) begins Friday, March 24 until the end of the year
b) No school for students on Fridays
c) We collect food for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank
d) Students are required (and parents are welcome) to wear the following on the evening of March 23!
Innovation Day is almost here! The date on your diary is Thursday, March 30. There will be an in-person tour of Grade 4 projects from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
March 13

Weekly updates

Reminders for upcoming events!

Teacher parents conferences are this week! Thursday, March 16th is a 2 pm dismissal and no school on Friday, March 17th.

Innovation Day is coming and we are in-person!

Francophone Week: Outfit reminder for Thursday’s Franco-fete!


Please check the homework board for this weeks tasks!

What has been happening in the Grade 4 classroom?

Ruach week!

From teachers to 80’s madness to PJ’s… and a hold lot of Purim sprinkled in the middle – what a great week!

4A took part in a virtual workshop with the Ottawa Humane Society where we learnt about what Urban wildlife is, how to live alongside  and what to do when you find injured animals. Our cute host Snickers, the bulldog was a hug hit!


We made Hamantashan!

Innovation Day – the building starts…



February 27

Weekly update

Homework for this week:

Upcoming events:

What’s happening in Grade 4:

  • We completed a Digital Citizenship workshop this week to continue the conversations about what it means to have a positive online presence:

Then we learnt about Civil Rights and segregation laws. We read a book called The Bus Ride – a child’s version of teh story of Rosa Park.

February 13

Weekly update and reminders

Reminders for this week:

  • WINTER FUN DAY IS ON THURSDAY!!! Here is a list of FAQ’s about the day that has also been shared with students and will come home with them tonight.



Whats happening in grade 4:

  • Our JOIN competition submissions are coming in thick and fast. I will be reaching out with consent forms next week for those who are submitting entry. Those who chose to learn Sign Language, I will post a video update on there progress!
  • Our Stop Motion project is coming to a close. I AM SO PROUD of each and every student, their dedication and perseverance whilst completing. We most certainly have some budding directors, producers, set designers and editors even voice over actors… in our class!
  • We have been learning about persuasive writing; the tools and features that make our writing more convincing such as rhetorical questions, using facts and statistics to back up our opinions as well as repetition, exaggeration and emotive words.
  • Our Habitats projects have come to a close also – please see individual blogs for updates on this, this week.

Global connection:

Two students connected with a sign language interpreter from Israel – they connected for introductions and have sent a list of questions to assist with their JOIN project:

February 6

Weekly update

Reminders for this week:

  • Reminder about getting your ski forms and money into class! Winter Fun Day is fast approaching!
  • Want to support the Grade 8 grad trip? Each Friday hot chocolate will be sold outside of the gym!


Whats happening in grade 4:

  • We started our entries for the JOIN competition as a part of JDAIM (Jewish Disability Acceptance Inclusion Month) from interviews to raps to skits and artwork…

Learning ASL:

Building sound background for an inclusive rap…

Interviewing younger students:

January 16

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome back Grade 4 families,

*I am trying out a new format for Grade 4 updates (This post was in slide format last term). I will be setting it up to go out on a Monday with information for the upcoming week.*


Homework in Grade 4 is set on a Monday. Please check the Homework page for update homework information.

Language Arts homework this month is a reading homework with tasks. 

What’s happening in our classroom?

We are deep in the planning stage of our Wild Robot – Stop motion project! Exciting times! Learning about all that goes into pre-production; story boarding the full scene then breaking it shot by shot deciding what props and movement is needed. We are also learning about script writing and sound effects… that was my first week back! The sets are being built so behind-the-scenes sneak peeks will appear soon!

We also started our pre-public speaking persuasive writing practise looking at what persuasive writing is, what persuasive writing tool are using our knowledge of PEEL paragraphs to back up our points with evidence.

Science is paused for a few weeks but when we begin again we will be starting our cross-curricular innovation day project looking into pulley and gears in the Medieval times!

Here we are on PJ day: