HELLO FAMILIES 🙂
We have had a busy week in 4th grade! We started the week rehearsing, and then performing the entertaining show, “The Day the Crayons Came Home”. Thank you to all the families who came to the performance! Your children worked so hard during music class and rehearsals, and on Tuesday night they put on an amazing show!
We had a fun Field Day with everyone co-operating, showing enthusiasm and being principled and open-minded.
Our solar light project is coming to an end. We spent the week charging the lights through our classroom window, and on Friday we tested them out in the dance room. We then wrapped them up with a letter and they will be on their way to Kenya over the summer! This was such a meaningful experience for our students and one I know they will always remember.
UPCOMING WEEK’S CURRICULUM
This week we will be continuing to learn about character development and change in fiction texts. We will analyse advertisements to learn the features of an effective advertisement.
This week in math we will be learning about mixed numbers and improper fractions.
MARKET DAY PREPARATIONS
The 4th grade market day is approaching and we are all getting very excited! All students have decided on their business idea and have written their first draft business plans. The final plan is due on Monday.
The next step is for students to write a 30 second sales pitch for their product that they will present in lower school classrooms just before Market Day. They will have some time in class to work on this and then will finish it for homework on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. The final draft of the sales pitch is due Friday. They will then have some time to practice it so they are ready to present to 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade.
If the student is selling a non-consumable product I suggest that they start working on creating the products now so that it is not a rush right at the end. If your child is selling a consumable product I suggest that they do a practice run to make sure that they have the ingredients, know how to make it and that it tastes as they want it to. To make this a meaningful experience please make sure your child does all the work for their Market Day project (except when safety is an issue, such as heat or sharp tools). If they do employ you to help they will have to pay you for your services, which will cut into their profit.
If your child is successful, all their costs will be earned back at Market Day. If you are lending them the money for their materials this money will be returned to you. Any profits your child makes will be donated to charity – this is something that successful business owners do.
Thank you for your support of the 4th grade market day. It is such an amazing real world experience and we couldn’t do it without your support at home.
STUDENT COUNCIL DRESS UP DAY
On Wednesday, May 30 the Lower School Student Council is inviting everyone to dress up with a “Future Career” theme. Students can spend the whole day dressed up as their future career, for example, a doctor or an artist.
This week for homework your child will write their Market Day sales pitch and will also have reading response and math homework.
We want to make you aware of a fun opportunity for your children this summer…Summer Camp at SCIS! We are offering a mixed section for students in grades 3-5. Our non-academic setting provides our campers with the opportunity to meet new friends and hone leadership skills, while engaged in activities such as art, cooking, drama, dance, sports, water play, field trips, and much more. See our website for a closer look at enrolment options and our weekly themes this summer, please note you can choose your enrolment option based on the week or weeks you are interested in. Our enrolment closes on May 31st so there is still time to take advantage of all the summer fun. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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