June 17

Factors Affecting Habitats

Here is a selection of Grade 4 research topics about factors that could affect an animal or plant habitat. Students were getting ready for Grade 5 with learning about what a bibliography is and how they can collect their sources as well as practising their note-taking skills.

(Bibliographies were stored in the speaker note section of the slide doc so they can not be seen here.)

June 3

Understanding Habitats

Grade 4 have started to look into the interconnectivity of plant, human and animal habitats. Today, we explored what each living organism needs to survive and the ways that each different organism has to adapt to survive. Then we looked at examples of different habitats. Here is our collaborative Padlet:

May 26

Magical maccabiah.. Do I hear you say?! Let me ‘Slytherin’ and tell you about it…


Each year, our student government works hard to plan מכביה (Maccabiah) – our school-wide colour war event. Featuring various high-energy events, competitions, and even trivia challenges, it is something our students and staff all look forward to. Our school-wide day of friendship and fun will take place on Friday, June 11th, 2021 and we’re gearing up for a great day (with more info to come)! 
This year, our students are excited to be sorted into the houses of Hogwarts as they prepare for Maccabiah – Harry Potter style! We can’t wait to see what sorts of high-jinks our wizards get into. Will there be potion making? A game of quidditch? A life-size game of chess to reach the Sorcerer’s Stone? Time(turners) will tell!
Though we will represent Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin – we know that there is nothing quite as good as when we’re all rooting for the same team – in this case, OJCS. And that’s where we need YOUR help… Our school is just $10,800 away from reaching our fundraising goal this entire school year. That is just $60 per student! 
Here is the main fundraising link: http://bit.ly/maccabiah2021

April 29

Homework Wednesday!

WOW, GRADE 4! You impressed me this week with your multiplication skills so much so you are ready for the next challenge.

I will be checking in with each of you about which area you should focus on.

Ready for the quiz next week – Wednesday, May 5th 2021

Here is 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication (If you did not focus on this last week)

Video tutorial – below and worksheet click here 

Here is 2 by 2 digit multiplication: 

Standard algorithm tutorial below and worksheet here


Area model tutorial below and worksheet here


April 21

Homework Wednesday!

Hello, Grade 4!

Now we have mastered our single digit multiplication – the best way to keep it fresh is to keep practising! Let’s use our multiplication knowledge to practice our 2 by 1 digit and 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication using either area model or standard algorithm.

Area model for 2 digits by 1 digit:

Worksheet practise

Area model for 3 digit by 1 digit:

Worksheet practise

Use IXL recommendation as well!

We will do a quiz next Wednesday, April 28th, in class where you show me how to do 2 digit by 1 digit and then following week for 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication!

Please reach out if you need any help,


Miss M

April 7

Homework Wednesday!

Welcome back Grade 4!

Math homework:

We will focus on the 8 times tables this week (Quiz date: Wednesday, April 14th)

Practise worksheets can be found here

Interactive multiplication games can be found here!

Public speaking information:

As mentioned previously here is a copy of the deadline dates for public speaking. We will predominantly work on this piece of writing in class but I am aware that students want to work at home so here use the booklet we will use to structure:


March 23

Innovation Day 2021!

Hi-Grade 4 Families,

We are so excited to invite you into our classroom (virtually, of course!) for our 2021 Innovation Day! Our project was based around our Science unit of Pulley systems. Students needed to build their own pulley system, using our Scientific process of pre-learning to build a hypothesis, designing and building, testing results and then concluding. Here is an overview of our creative journey:

Please check out individual student blogs to see out the amazing pulley systems!