GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

This Week – February 24-28

on February 24, 2014

First of all, I just have to say how AMAZINGLY BLESSED we were to have the wonderful sunny day on the ski hill last Friday. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Praise God!

We are going to be doing some engaging and unconventional activities this week!

Rappin’ in Grade Four

On Thursday, I am planning to video the grade four students as they rap The Definition Jingle, located in their Language Arts books on page 106. This requires that they work on memorizing this poem so that we can all say it together. Yes, it is long. If they are not ready, please do not fret. I have a feeling this will be one activity that will require an extension as we did not have the opportunity to go over it together last week at all. That being said, here is a copy of the lyrics for your convenience. I will also print off a copy for students to carry around in their agendas.

A Definition Jingle

A NOUN‘s the name of anything,
As house or garden, hoop or swing.
Instead of nouns the PRONOUNS stand – 
Her head, your face, his arm, my hand.

ADJECTIVES tell the kind of noun,
As great, small, pretty, white, or brown.

VERBS tell of something to be done – 
To read, write, count, sing, laugh, or run.

How things are done the ADVERBS tell, 
As slowly, quickly, ill, or well.

CONJUNCTIONS join the words together,
As men and women, wind or weather.

The PREPOSITION stands before
A noun, as in or through a door.

The INTERJECTION shows surprise
As oh! how pretty; ah! how wise!

The whole are called eight PARTS of SPEECH,
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.

Letter Writing to the Barretts
Our own Mrs. Elsie Barrett is travelling to Bangladesh this coming Friday to see her son and daughter-in-law, John and Holly Barrett. On Wednesday, we are planning on writing some letters to these missionaries to show them support and encouragement.
Graphing the Olympics
Students will be creating graphs tomorrow to show the medal standings of some of the key countries who participated in the Olympics. 
No School Friday
There will be no school this coming Friday as staff are participating in a Professional Development Day.
Upcoming Tests and Quizzes
Since we are having a bit of an unconventional week, the only quizzes or tests on the schedule is the Spelling Test on Thursday. Grade four students should also be striving to memorize A Definition Jingle for this Thursday, if at all possible.

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You!

I will soon be posting the pictures taken during class while re-enacting the story of Joseph. They are quite comical. 🙂

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