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 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 30

Weekly updates

Reminders for this week:

  • Reminder about getting your ski forms and money into class! Deadline is Friday February 3rd
  • Want to support the Grade 8 grad trip? Each Friday hot chocolate will be sold outside of the gym!
  • Calling all budding Grade 4 artists – click here for the Ottawa Kindness Art competition
  • Dress Down for CHEO on Friday, January 27 th – Don’t forget your loonies and toonies!


  • Week 3 of Novel study and task check in. Next, Monday, February 6th is the final check-in where a minimum of 8 tasks should have been completed and your novel finished.

Whats happening in grade 4:

Stop motion recording time… some films have been shot and are in the editing stages!

Taking ownership of their own learning through self reflections and assessment:

Of course… More snow fun at recess!

January 25

Bell Let’s talk Day – 2023

Today, Grade 4 were introduced to Bell Let’s talk day! We talked about how our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Discovering activities that make you feel good and allow your mind and body to feel at peace is so important.

We built schedules for the morning filled with activities that promoted positive well being finishing up with gym time. We also created a classroom affirmations board:

One student created a comic strip with advice!


December 20

Ms. Brigitte… Our Librarian Extraordinaire!

A simple book request was all that was asked…

…Students created a book profile with likes and dislikes and it was left with Ms. Brigitte to share some recommendations ready for our independent novel study that begins in January. Also, some students had asked for book recommendations over the Winter break.

We walked into the library to a range (at least 3!) of chapter books based upon likes/dislikes for each student:

Brigitte ALWAYS goes above and beyond for the students (and for teachers!) The care and attention she puts into each and every workshop and task is beautiful! Thank you Ms. Brigitte!