Using weebly, Dev has created a Games Website for 4M. Click on this link, or the image below, to see what is on there and maybe if you have any suggestions for Dev you can pass them on.
If you are interested in making your own graphic novel then click on the image below to find out more. There is a FREE e-book you can download. This e-book is for kids, teachers, librarians, caregivers... really, anyone who would like to know more about the writing process and creating graphic novels!
There is a great Netvibes page for Grade 4. It is a great resource and might be useful for helping you work with your targets. Click here.
This week you have set targets for yourselves in reading, writing and mathematics. The idea is that these targets will help you grow your intelligence because your "brains are like muscles that can be strengthened through hard work and persistence." Therefore if you work hard at your targets you are developing a growth mindset. Clicking on the headline below takes you to an interesting article that tells you more about how to get Growth Mindset right. It is meant for teachers and adults but I think it's an important message for you guys too.
What would you like to get better at in maths?
How could you become a better writer?
What do you think would make you a better reader?
I want to give you the chance to work on the things you feel are important in your learning so I’ve set up this google doc to help you along the way. I would like you to think of a target for your writing, reading and maths. You then need to think about how you might achieve that target. There are some links below to help you if you are stuck for ideas. However, you can use your own ideas if you have them.
Writing - http://www.queenannefirstschool.org.uk/wp-first/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Childrens-Writing-Targets.pdf
Reading - http://login.rbwm.org.uk/~queenanne/FOV1-00106CC6/FOV1-00126EE0/Children's%20Reading%20Targets%20(Final)1.pdf
Maths - http://mrjennings.co.uk/teacher/mathsroa/Y5_Maths_Progress_and_Target_Sheet.pdf
Today is our last chance to work on our Genius Hour projects before the holidays. You have spent a great deal of time working on these projects both inside and outside of school and what I would like you to think about today is the "so what." Why does your project matter? What difference does it make? How will it impact upon the future? What action do you think you could take?
Action from your learning can be as simple as a sharing with someone what you are learning about or even wanting to go online or to the library to continue your learning of a particular topic. Or, it can be an action like creating a poster to educate others, writing to a local organisation, or someone important about an issue that you feel strongly about. Action can also be deciding not to act, for example if during a unit on health you realise that a can of Coke with dinner is not the best choice and water might be a healthier option instead.
This website gives examples of how students have taken action as a result of their learning. You might see Mr Isaac's class on their.
Mia's Genius Hour project is on volcanoes and lava. Coincidentally, we are currently studying tectonic plates in our unit of inquiry so Mia kindly agreed to present her work to the students who are inquiring into volcanoes. Thanks Mia.
This week we thought about your Genius Hour projects and the skills you have demonstrated so far. This was a self evaluation and I was impressed with the variety of skills you feel you have shown. I wonder if you have any target skills you would like to work towards over the next few weeks?