Ms. Weir’s Class Rocks!

Thank you to the amazing group of students that I was so honoured to teach this year! I am so proud of each and every one of you. As a class, you solved over 50,000 math questions on prodigy, Sumdog, Knowledgehook and KhanAcademy. You also answered over 234,000 math facts on Reflex Math. With your hard work, grit and growth mindset you wrote and published a class magazine and a book about brains! Each and every one of you used your 21st-century skills throughout grade 4 while learning independently, in small groups and as a class.

Don’t forget to work hard, be kind, use your growth mindset and never stop learning! Anything is possible and I know that each of you will accomplish marvelous things in the future.

Thank you again for all that you taught me! Enjoy your summer and I wish you all the best of luck in grade 5!

– Ms. Weir

Summer Learning!

How can students avoid the summer slide?

Students can:

  • Complete grade 4/5 assignments on Khan Academy
  • Complete missions
  • Practice math facts on Reflex (3 days a week)
  • Practice math skills on prodigy or sumdog
  • Complete any reading assignments on sumdog
  • Write in a journal
  • Write creative stories or letters to family or friends
  • Aim to read 6 books over the summer
  • Re-Watch any of the math videos on the blog
  • Try out any of the assignments/lessons

Books for Grades 4 – 6

The View from Saturday – by E. L. Konigsburg (RL 5.9)
And One for All – by Theresa Nelson (RL 5.2)
The Bad Beginning – by Lemony Snicket (RL 6.4)
Because of Winn-Dixie – by Kate DiCamillo (RL 3.9)
Beezus and Ramona – by Beverly Cleary (RL 4.8)
Bridge to Terabithia – by Katherine Paterson
Bud, Not Buddy – by Christopher Paul Curtis (RL 4.6)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – by Roald Dahl (RL 4.8)
Charlotte’s Web – by E.B. White (RL 4.4)
A Gathering of Days – by Joan Blos (RL 6.7)
A Giraffe and a Half – by Shel Silverstein (RL 2.7)
Harriet the Spy – by Louise Fitzhugh (RL 4.5)
Harry Potter (all of them) by J. K. Rowling (RL 5.7-RL7.2)
Jackie and Me – by Dan Gutman (RL 4.3)
James and the Giant Peach – by Roald Dahl (RL 4.8)
A Light in the Attic – by Shel Silverstein (RL 3.2)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – by C.S. Lewis (RL 4.9)
Maniac Magee – by Jerry Spinelli (RL 4.7)
Missing May – by Cynthia Rylant (RL 5.3)
Number the Stars – by Lois Lowry (RL 4.5)
Out of the Dust – by Karen Hesse (RL 5.3)
Ramona’s World – by Beverly Cleary (RL 4.8)
Superfudge – by Judy Blume (RL 3.4)
The Trumpet of the Swan – by E.B. White (RL 4.9)
Tuck Everlasting – by Natalie Babbitt (RL 5)
The Seer of Shadows – by Avi (RL 5.2)
Carol  Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog who became Best Friends – by Buckley (RL 5.9)
John Reynolds Stone Fox – by Gardiner (RL 4.0)
The Birthday Ball – by Lowry, Lois (RL 5.2)

Books for Grade 7-8

All Creatures Great and Small – by James Herriot (RL6.8)
Among the Hidden – by Margaret Haddix (RL 4.8)
Brian’s Winter – by Gary Paulsen (RL 5.9)
The Cay – by Theodore Taylor (RL 5.3)
Children of the River – by Linda Crew (RL 4.3)
Dicey’s Song – by Cynthia Voight (RL 5)
The Endless Steppe – by Esther Hautzig (RL 6.3)
The Golden Compass – by Philip Pullman (RL 7.1)
Guts: The True Stories Behind the Hatchet Books – by Gary Paulsen (RL 6.5)
Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare – by Tina Schwager (RL 7.6)
Hatchet – by Gary Paulsen (RL 5.7)
Haveli – by Suzanne Fisher Staples (RL 6.7)
Johnny Tremain – by Esther Forbes (RL 5.9)
Journey of the Sparrows – by Fran Leeper Buss (RL 4.6 )
Let the Circle Be Unbroken – by Mildred Taylor (RL 5.7)
Little Women – by Louisa May Alcott (RL 7.9)
The Lottery Rose – by Irene Hunt (RL 5.6)
The Master Puppeteer – by Katherine Paterson (RL 5.4)
Night – by Elie Weisel (RL 4.8)
A Night to Remember – by Walter Lord (RL 7)
The Pearl – by John Steinbeck (RL 7.1)
The Prince and the Pauper – by Mark Twain (RL 9.3)
Rebecca – by Daphne DuMaurier (RL 6.8)
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum – by Catherine Paterson (RL 5.6)
Streams to the River, River to the Sea – by Scott O’Dell (RL 4.8)
Summer of My German Soldier – by Bette Greene (RL 5.2)
The Red Pony – by John Steinbeck (RL 6.1)
A Thief of Time – by Tony Hillerman (RL 4.7)
Things Not Seen – by Andrew Clements (RL 4.5)
Troubling a Star – by Madeleine L’Engle (RL 5.1)
Walk Two Moons – by Sharon Creech (RL 4.9)
Walkabout – by James Vance Marshall (RL 5.9)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – by Christopher Paul Curtis (RL 5)
Wringer – by Jerry Spinelli (RL 4.5)
Pop – by Korman, Gordon  (RL 5.1)
Gathering Blue – by Lowry, Lois (RL 5)
This Dark Endeavor – by Oppel, Kenneth (RL 4.9)
Brian’s Return – by Paulsen, Gary (RL 5.5)
Holes – by Sachar, Louis (RL 4.6)
The Unwanteds – by Lisa McMann (RL 5.7)
Above World – by Jenn Reese (RL 5.0)

Enrichment Day!

K’nex, Makeymakey, Coding, Online Math, Stop Motion Animation, Art Creations – – – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, Problem Solving, Student-Led FUN learning in our classroom!

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