June 16

We are building each other up in Grade 4…

Following our grade level ‘Post-it party’ conversation with Ms. Gordon about kindness and inclusion, we also touched upon personal experiences of kindness and unkindness and the ways we can problem solve together to ensure that we THINK before we speak:

This was followed by a outdoor workshop with Jennifer Monroe about the three C’s: collaboration, community and communication:



Grade 4 were tasked with a project to ‘build’ each other up. Students were briefed, on Friday, about each lego brick represent a kind, caring, thoughtful act that happens without an adult prompting and when they do something like that, they can take a brick and ‘build’ up a community of kindness. After 2 days, here is the progress:


May 25

Importance notices for events in the upcoming weeks

Hello Grade 4 families,

Here are some dates and reminders for your calendars. This is going to be a long one as we have lots of fun and exciting events coming up!

Dress down day – Friday, May 27th 2022

May’s Dress down for “The Ocean Cleanup” (a robot that removes garbage from the water) on Friday, May 27 th ,
selected by Kitah Hay.

Shavuot Food Drive: Friday, June 3rd 2022

We will be collecting non-perishable items for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank. Please  bring in donations by Friday, June 3rd. All items donated should have a visible, reliable hechsher (COR, MK, OU, etc).  In particular, they are looking for donations of canned tuna or salmon, toilet paper, ketchup, mustard, boxes of tissues, paper towels, tomato paste, chickpeas, and brown rice.

Maccabiah Games: Friday, June 10th!

We will be hosting our first in person Maccabiah Games, in over 2 years on Friday, June 10th! We are asking each family to raise $100. There will be rewards for the class who raise the most money! Here is the link to donate!

April 14

They see me coding…

The Grade 4 class have been completing the Code.Org ‘Introduction to Coding’ course since September. We have recently progressed into the coding wonders of Scratch and we are LOVIN’ it! Watch this space for animations, interactive stories and games! Even better… Ask your child to show you what they are currently creating… I think their knowledge has pretty much passed mine and I am racing to keep up!

The conversations in class have gone from “Ms.M, can you show me how to add a sprite?” to now… ” Ms. M, wanna see my scrolling platform game?” or “Ms.M, I can show him how to add a velocity command bar to stop the glitch!”… Excuse me while I research what a velocity command bar is! But… you know what… It is this part of the year that I eagerly await and I LOVE hearing these comments and the humble experience of the teacher becoming the student.

Did you know that Coding is a new addition to the Ontario Grade 4 Mathematics curriculum? It teaches a whole host of learning skills such as problem solving, and collaboration and  mathematical skills such as sequencing!

March 16

Math Quiz: March 23rd – FOCUS: Money work

Hello Grade 4,

It is MONEY time! You have your quiz on March 23rd and we will be covering all areas of money (addition, subtractions multiplication, making change, estimating costs). For this week’s homework, there is a lot of worksheets – YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE EVERY QUESTION. I have given an example of everything that will be on the quiz so you can decide which area you need to focus on. We have highlighted a minimum on each section during homework and organisation time – please check your folder!

As I have mentioned in the past, worksheets do not work for everyone. Here is some example of activities depending on your learning style:

Kinesthetic learners:

Visual learners:

Written or reading learners: 

Here are the worksheets

Auditory learners:

March 4

JOIN Competition submissions

As you know February was JDIAM (Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month), as apart if this Grade 4 students threw themselves in the JOIN competition with all they had! From models of Inclusive synagogues with signing Rabbis to inclusive storybooks and inclusive communities.
The focus this year was “Why inclusive communities are important and what does an inclusive community looks like?”

Here are the submissions:

(If your child is not a part of this, their video will be uploaded to their individual private blog as per media release permissions)

Click here for Chompers story