Multiplication Madness with Grade 3!

Multiplication Madness with Grade 3!

Teachers take the timed challenge, and Grade 3s take a risk! Grade 3s were our guest audience during our new collaborative game Multiplication Madness! Many of them were risk-takers and tried the game out for themselves during our 11x and 2x challenge. When the games were done, teachers took the stage and tried out our Keep reading…

Mini Rube Goldberg Projects

Mini Rube Goldberg Projects

Our current UOI is How the World Works Check out our Mini Rube Goldberg Machine on PhotoPeach   First, we watched a collection of Rube Goldberg Machines on vimeo and youtube to inspire creativity! The videos by David Dvir and 2D house were a big hit! Then, we learned a bit about Rube Goldberg himself Keep reading…

Pyramid Videos

Pyramid Videos

Interested in Finding out More? Check out these videos and alternative theories:   BBC Documentary on Pyramids (we watched these in class)   Other videos (and other theories) Water Shaft Theory on How the Pyramid of Giza was Built (2013)   Internal Ramp Theory on How the Pyramid of Giza was Built (2011)     Keep reading…

Student-Led Conferences 2014

Student-Led Conferences 2014

Here are a few snapshots from our successful conferences on March 14th: Please see Student Blogs for parent, teacher and student reflections. These are the checklists students carried with them (back and front):  

Grade 12 Biology Visit

Grade 12 Biology Visit

Take  a look at some of the photos and videos from our visit to Mrs. Spring’s Biology class. Mrs. Springs’ G12 Biology class teach G4J! on PhotoPeach Watch these videos and reflect in the ‘comments’ section below: What surprised you and WHY? What did you most enjoy and WHY? What connections did you make to Keep reading…

The Chimps of 4J…Bones & Evolution!

The Chimps of 4J…Bones & Evolution!

Following on from our enlightening presentation by Dr. Patrick. In the comments section (at the bottom of this post) please share a GRADE 4 QUALITY comment (at least 8 sentences) about the presentation today. Use the questions below to help you and try to answer all of them in your comment. Any order is ok. Keep reading…

Jakarta Flood Relief: 231 items…and counting!

Jakarta Flood Relief: 231 items…and counting!

231 ….BRAVO 4J! Today, 4J successfully collected 231 items for flood victims! Our original goal was 100 items, and we managed to more than DOUBLE our goal! Congratulations to everyone who contributed and thank you to parents who helped students by going to the store and buying supplies. Please see the video that shows how Keep reading…

Our Pre-Assessment

Our Pre-Assessment

Pre-Assessment: What’s Inside My Body? on PhotoPeach

Happy Chinese New Year 2014!

Happy Chinese New Year 2014!

Congratulations to all Grade 4 students on your hard work in the CNY assembly performance! In the COMMENTS section below, please share your reflections and feelings about the Chinese New Year assembly. What are most proud of? Why? How did you feel before? How do you feel now that it’s over? Talk about some of Keep reading…

Welcome James to 4J!

Welcome James to 4J!

We were very excited to meet the newest member of 4J, James Duggan! He is originally from Canada. Welcome and we look forward to getting to know you and your family at SWA!