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!

March 10

Saber toothed tigers by bob

The saber-tooth tiger is an animal that was first found as fossils in the ice age when humanity was still in early development. the saber-toothed tiger was estimated to be a relative of the clouded leopard which will be in a different section of this blog. Here is an image of a saber tooth tiger fossil as you can see it is a cat and you can see why it’s called a saber-toothed tiger you can look at the teeth. The saber-toothed tiger’s scientific name is smilodon carnivorous catus genus meaning saber-toothed carnivorous cat. FUN FACT: the saber-toothed tiger lived with other leviathans like the Titanoboa the largest snake ever longer than a school bus.

 

 

Clouded leopard:

Clouded leopards usually eat porcupines, orangutans, golden snub-nosed monkeys,

Gibbons, macaques, slow loris, small

 

 deer and wild boars. You probably know that clouded leopards are carnivores. They kill porcupines by attacking their belly.

Clouded leopards kill by ambushing prey.

They do this by waiting for the prey to come then they jump off the tree and bite it.

For porcupines, they have a different strategy they attack the belly where there aren’t any spikes.

Clouded leopards can be hunted by even bigger cats such as lions leopards panthers tigers.

Their teeth are half as big as a  Tyrannosaurus Rex’s teeth.

Their teeth are extremely sharp.

Their teeth point sideways.

They have 2 giant canine teeth.

The smilodon

The smilodon’s teeth are bigger than a Trex tooth.

Did you know that the smilodon wasn’t really a relative to tigers it was a relative to domestic cats’ 80 percent same DNA not as impressive as the tiger’s 90 %.

The smilodon lived during the ice age where there were mammoths to hunt but they went extinct due to food chain imbalance and change of temperature.

Fun fact the smilodon hunted tigers while it lived however the smilodon was not an apex predator at that time, apex predator is a predator that has no natural enemies as the smilodon enemies were its Canada side living relatives that usually go to where the smilodon lives which is near Europe the continents were together at that time.

More facts the smilodon went extinct just 11,000 years ago.

A smilodon would never go to the sea as at that time the megalodon existed as the biggest shark ever

smilodons lived at the time where some humans existed however deforestation drove them extinct.

FUN FACT: the smilodon was smaller than a modern lion.

Not fun fact: saber-toothed tigers have eaten upwards of 10,00 animals and some humans.

 

Check out  my other blog about cells – Bobs Blog about cells (edublogs.org)

 

March 10

Homework Wednesday! Due March 17th

Hello, Grade 4 Families,

Multiplication facts 3’s and 4’s are the focus this week. Quiz date Wednesday, March 17th.

As always students will have paper copies in their yellow homework folders.

Worksheet 1 – one minute drills

Worksheet 2 – Target 3 time tables 

Online multiplication games can be found here and IXL multiplication recommendations can be found here.

As we work through our Pulleys project, correct procedural writing will be used in our Science lab reports. Students should complete the procedural writing task (found here), posting their writing to their independent blog.

As always any questions, please email!

All the best,

MissM

March 3

Homework Wednesday returns! Due date Wednesday, March 10th

Following a long hiatus, grade 4 homework Wednesday’s return!

Math

As we know, Grade 4 students should be fluent in their multiplication facts up to 10×10 by the end of Grade 4 so I will be re-starting multiplication homework and then weekly quizzes banking a few sets together.

This week we will begin easy, with 2,5,10’s. Students are encouraged to IXL as there is a bank of practise awaiting them within the recommendations section.

Worksheets will be printed and handed out in class but can also be found here if a sheet happens to go missing:

2 times

5 times

10 times

If online practise works for you – check out this read-aloud practise

Wednesday, March 10th is the 2,5,10 multiplication quiz date.

Language Arts

We continue with our grammar Wednesdays’ and having been looking at making our writing even more interesting with adjective and adverbs. Click here for ordering adjectives practise

One final reminder that students should be reading at least 30minutes each night.

As always please reach out if there any issues with homework completion and we will problem solve together!

All the best,

MissM