January Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We hope you had a wonderful, blessed and relaxing Christmas break with your loved ones. Happy New Year to all of you! We hope that 2019 brings you much joy, peace, love, good health and fun adventures.  We are now into term two and the Grade 4’s are eager to begin working hard.

  1. Social Studies:

This term we will be studying the lives and culture of the First Nations Peoples. We will be using the information from our Social Studies textbook, from computer research, and from our class field trips. In addition, students are encouraged to go to their local public library to borrow information texts about the First Nations Peoples. These will help them find facts and revisit the elements found in an information text. These elements being: index, glossary, captions with pictures, photographs, maps, glossary, bolded words, factual information, and the table of contents.  It is important that the students know how to read an information text and how to locate information.  The main branches of any library (e.g. Vancouver, Burnaby or Richmond) will have a good selection of books.

  1. Science:  Biomes, Habitats, and Communities:

In Science we will be learning about the five major types of biomes: forests, grasslands, desert, tundra, and aquatic. Students will be learning terms such as: habitat, community, herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. They will be creating and constructing a Biome board game as the end of term 2. Again, students are invited to find information books about different animals and bring them into the classroom to share.

  1. Term 2 Field Trips

The term two field trips have been paid for at the beginning of the year

Trading Post:  Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at the Fraser Discovery Centre

Wet Lab:  Friday, February 1st, 2019 at the Vancouver Aquarium

 

Thank you for your cooperation and support in your child’s learning.

Sincerely,

Mr. Matthew Brooks and Miss Sarah LeRose