Welcome to Grade 4

Which verbs will you do?

Which verbs will you do?

This week Grade 4KL learnt about verbs and their use. It made us think....which verbs could you do in a particular situation. Can you swim in the sand? Can you climb in the sea? The students chose one of three pictures and then wrote 10 verbs they could do in that...

Shared Reading

Shared Reading

Our shared reading book in 4E this week was R.L. Stine's Camp Red Moon. What a thriller! We explored the key concepts of change and perspective as a shapeshifter caused lots of trouble for a camper named Richard...

Art: creating landscapes

Art: creating landscapes

Grade 4 students have been exploring how lines can create art. A great example of their application of line is the amazing landscapes that they designed. Take a virtual walk through our art gallery.

Explaining Vertical Addition

Explaining Vertical Addition

This week the students worked hard on conceptually understanding vertical (column) addition and orally explaining their thought process. On to subtraction next week!

Just Pieces of Paper

Just Pieces of Paper

What can you so with paper. JUST paper, nothing else.... The answer for Grade 4 is loads and loads. Our STEAM this week set the following challenge: Build something using ONLY paper and tell us about it. Use the Learner Profile to describe your actions in the design...

Getting the music space ready…

Getting the music space ready…

The music space in LC3 has gone under a little face lift recently... the big surprise can wait until you get back to ABIS soon (hopefully!)... but you can enjoy this wall display for now. Thanks so much to Mr. Mike (KG music teacher) for putting this together for us...

STEAMing Ahead

STEAMing Ahead

For the STEAM session this Wednesday, the students were asked to build a freestanding structure using just straws, tape and scissors. It was inspiring to simultaneously see 30 students working hard on their projects!

Juggeling Time

Juggeling Time

    In 3rd and 4th grade we are inquiring about how to Juggle.  We have been very creative using plastic grocery bags instead of scarfs and socks instead of balls.

WANTED…an ABIS Superhero

WANTED…an ABIS Superhero

The grade 4 Unit of Inquiry is looking at role models and heroes. This week we thought about superheroes and which Learner Profile attributes they might display. We decided that all superheroes would be caring risk-takers so we asked the students to think of some...

It’s Not a Circle…It’s a…

It’s Not a Circle…It’s a…

Another International Dot Day has come and gone, and the Grade 4 students were able to showcase their creativity in a Dot Day project named “It's Not a Circle...”! Students shared their work the following morning in a whole Grade 4 session.

Dot day in Art Class

Dot day in Art Class

A couple of art classes were lucky enough to fall on International dot day. We used our lesson to create dot artwork that featured funny faces and four kinds of lines: zigzag, straight, curved, spirals. Featuring grade 3 and 4 art...

Art class Mascot drawings

Art class Mascot drawings

To start our year the grade 4 class groups each chose an animal that represented their class group. Ms. Markin then taught each group to draw their class Mascot. Group A chose a whale shark and group B chose an Octopus. Our featured artists this week are Annabelle,...

INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY 2020

INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY 2020

Once again the students of ABIS celebrated International Dot Day. It’s a day when we celebrate all the possibilities of life. We talk about the difference being encouraging can make to someone’s life and think about creativity. Mr Eriks and I read the book “The Dot”...

“Planting Stories” in Primary

“Planting Stories” in Primary

In 4th and 5th grade this week we read "Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller, Pura Belpré" by Anika Aldamuy Denise, a book about one of my heros. Students thought about and shared what traits they thought that heros had, and a bit about their own...

Our First Full Week

Our First Full Week

The first week “jitters” are beyond us, and we are slowly easing into a routine. For example, on Tuesdays and Thursdays we will complete “Number of the Day” questions in our math notebooks. We have some great thinkers in Grade 4!

Full STEAM ahead in Grade 4

Full STEAM ahead in Grade 4

Grade 4 had their first STEAM session yesterday and what fun they had. We also practised using the “whole Grade 4 year room” which is a video meeting room for the whole year level. That means we have 32 faces in our meeting. It is working well and the students are...

Information Literacy News

Information Literacy News

I have been having so much fun getting to know the primary students better this week. We have had lots of conversations around books and reading. Some of the things we have done: We have talked about our favorite books in grades 2-6. We have talked about genre in...

Week 1

Week 1

We had a great week in Physical Education.  Students in the primary were up and moving, exercising, and throwing and catching socks around their homes.  In MYP we have started discussing Personel Fitness Plans and working with warm-ups and getting them active.  I look...

Primary Music

Primary Music

Dear ABIS comunity, This week we have had some fun with music instruments bingo, listening to classical Cartoon music and brainstorming with upper grades about our future performances ! I have to say for the first week of online learning the children and their parents...