Welcome to Miss Ricketts' Class

Hi Parents;

We have two months of school completed already.  Can you believe it?  Parent Teacher Interviews are on November 27th and 29th.  You can expect SignUp Genius to come home by November 8th.  Please choose the best time that works for you.  I look forward to seeing you and discussing your child's progress with you.

Grade 4s have finished the whole numbers unit in math.  We have moved on to the Patterns and Equations unit.  The students will learn to identify and describe patterns in a chart, extend numbers and to use patterns to solve problems.  In science, we are  working on the Waste and Our World unit.  The students will look at how plant and animal waste is recycled in nature,  identify waste that is a result of human activity and distinguish between biodegradable waste and non-biodegradable waste.  Alberta, a sense of the land is our topic in social studies.  This month we will view Alberta's landscape, how it was shaped and find out more about Alberta's regions.  The students will research two regions of their own to find out the landscape, the wildlife, climate and plant life in these regions.   During our language learning time, the students will work on reading tasks that are at their level.  They are also learning reading comprehension strategies to better their understanding of passages.  In November,  the two strategies being taught are recognizing cause and effect and comparing and contrasting.  The writing portion of LA will focus on THE BIG IDEA and adding small ideas to their work along with paragraph writing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at: bonnie.ricketts@fmcsd.ab.ca  

Thanks so much for your attention,
Ms. Ricketts

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