Level 4A                                                                   March 2018, Newsletter



The month of March has come and gone in the blink of an eye and the 4A class draws one step closer to the end of the year. The students continue to grow and improve as this year progresses and the month of March was no exception to this.


In Science over the past month, we have been looking at the Weather and Seasons as well as Changes in the Sky. We have looked at different instruments used to measure different weather occurrences; we delved into the water cycle and looked at how clouds are formed and how rain occurs. We studied how ice forms and different methods we can take to melt ice faster or slow it down. And as we moved toward the sky, we began observing what we can see when looking in the sky and how the night and day sky differ from one another.


In Social Studies we have looked at a unit dealing with change. The students learned about life in the past under a number of headings and compared these practices and ways of living with life today. We looked at family life, going to school, transportation as a method of moving people and things, as well as methods of communication and how technology has had such a huge impact on this over time.


For Reading and Writing, we have continued reviewing some of the key skills which we learned at the beginning of the term as we branched away from the book and looked at some external resources dealing with theme related works which we could relate our writing projects to. The students did two creative writing pieces, the first writing from an additional character in a story’s point of view and the second dealing with a new animal at the zoo. The students also worked on their self-evaluation, acknowledging their strengths in each class as well as some next steps they may have in order to improve their ability.


In Grammar, we have been concentrating on some different topics which the students have had some issues with in their writing and which have improved greatly. We have been looking at the correct usages of the comma, the right times when it is necessary to use capitalization and most recently we have begun looking at the correct usage of subject and object pronouns.


I have seen a lot of development in the 4A classroom this month in terms of English ability as well as confidence and character, and I am looking forward to seeing how the remainder of the year works out and the further development each of the students will unfold. On to April to see what’s in store next.