Camp Information

Happy Winter Break to all! We hope you and your families have a wonderful break, and we can’t wait to see your children back on January 7th!

The children will be going to Ecoventure camp on 14th February until 15th February. If you want your child to attend the camp there is a google form that needs to be filled in please find the link here.

The itinerary is here Grade 4 Itinerary Ecoventure Camp.  The cost of the trip is 995AED and should be paid into the accounts department. When you pay for the camp can you please tell the accounts department:

  1. Name of your child
  2. Class your child is in
  3. Payment is for Grade 4 Ecoventure camp

The kit list for the camp is on the last page of the itinerary. Have your child read through it carefully and see which items they already have. Your child will be expected to pack and be responsible for all of their own belongings so it will be be best to just pack the necessary items rather than any extra things.

You are encouraged to sign up and pay the accounts department by the end of January.

Curriculum Overview from now until Winter Break

  1. –This is our last week of Art, and we will switch back to Music next week.
  2. –National Day is being celebrated at school on Wednesday. Students are encouraged to dress in clothing representing the UAE (remember this is not International Day). We will be participating in outdoor activities. Lunch on Wednesday will be from food trucks, and students will be responsible for bringing and keeping up with their own money for lunch. They can still bring their own lunch if they wish. We will be eating lunch outside. Other than the time we spend outside during the middle of the day, Wednesday will be a regular day. Also don’t forget the festivities that will happen from 5-10pm at the school that night

Curriculum Overview from now until Winter Break

  • Math – From now until Winter Break, we will be working on multiplication facts and related division facts (ex. 5×10=50 and 50/10=5). We will also be working on Prime and Composite numbers. Please practice these with your students. They will take the pretest for this unit today, and we will continue to work on the unit until the break.
-I can solve What’s My Rule? problems for all the operations (+, -, *, ∏ ).
-I can compare factors and products in a multiplication number sentence.
-I can find factor pairs and write a list of factors for any number up to 100.
-I can determine whether a whole number up to 100 is prime or composite.
-I can write multiples of single digit numbers, determine whether a given number is a multiple of a 1- digit number, and prove that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors.
-I can solve addition and subtraction number stories and write a corresponding open number sentence using a variable for the unknown.
-I can calculate elapsed time.
  • Writing
    Our next unit of writing will be a short three week unit on blog posting. This year in Fourth Grade students will be keeping a digital portfolio instead of a traditional folder. Students will need to write well crafted blog posts about their academics and reflections on their learning. During our blogging unit students will evaluate blogs to understand what makes a good blog post. They will create several blog posts about their learning so far this year in each of the core subject areas. Additionally, students will learn how to comment on their classmates blogs in a kind and constructive way.
  • Reading

This week we are beginning our next reading unit which focuses on Nonfiction. We will begin by doing a pre-assessment and then​ dive into reading nonfiction books. We will work on building reading skills to read this type of genre looking at previewing texts, noticing different text structures, text organization as well as comparing and contrasting nonfiction to fiction. We will also continue to build on students reading stamina and fluency.

  • UOI
    Our 3rd line of inquiry for this unit for ‘Where we are in place and time’ is
* The role of innovation in the past present and future.
We will:
* define innovation and innovators,
* look at the importance of innovation in the UAE,
* be innovators ourselves and create something,
* collect information about problems in Dubai, the UAE and the world; analyse this information; choose 1 problem to help
* learn about the engineering process of: defining the problem; researching/ brainstorming ideas to help; focussing on 1 idea and draw the design.
Finally, we will take it in turns to present our ideas to a ‘shark tank’ or ‘dragon’s den’ of people who will be in charge of deciding if the idea is good enough.

Updates all around!

Please make sure you scroll all the way down to make sure you see all the updates!
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Junior Scorpions Track and Field 
Registration & Information
Are you in Grade 4, 5 or 6?
Do you like to run, jump and throw things?
Well, the Junior Scorpions Track and Field is set to begin and the first practice scheduled for Wednesday November 22nd. So, if you wish to participate, please use the following links to register and find out more information for the upcoming Jr. Scorpions Season.
Practices for Jr. Scorpions Track & Field will be every Sunday and Wednesday from 3:30pm-4:20pm.
Junior Scorpions Track & Field Registration and Information Link
Hope to see you there!!
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  • Picture Day is next week! Please check with your homeroom teacher to see what day it will be.
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Weekly Overview 19 Nov
Math
  • Reviewing Unit 2, assessment on Tuesday, 21 Nov
  • Into to Unit 3, Unit 3 Pre-assessment

Reading

  • Wrapping up the unit
  • Assessment (may be the next week, check with your teacher)

Writing

  • Complete stories

UOI

  • Researching natural hazards
  • Inquire how to solve/prevent these hazards

Ski Trip Announcement!

UAS SKI TRIP

Ski, snowboarding and Switzerland… oh my!   Stay and ski or snowboard at Anzère, Switzerland during Spring Break.

(Can you say that 3 times fast?)

But I live in Dubai… I don’t have winter clothes…   No problem.    They provide them!

But I don’t know how to ski or snowboard…            No worries.     You can learn them!

When?            March 24-March 31

How much?   11,000 aed

Who?    Grades 4, 5, 6, and those students in grade 7 who went last year only

What’s included?

  • Full-board accommodation at Chalet Chamossaire

  • All meals and snacks

  • Ski/ snowboard equipment and clothing rental

  • Lift passes

  • Instruction

  • Evening activities

  • Visa

  • Transportation (flights + buses)

 

How?  Register here.   Non-refundable deposit of 3,000dhs by Dec 12.

 

More details at the parent information session this Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30-11:50,  ES library.

 

Have an adventure!  Have fun!  Have new friends!  Have real snow!

Swimming Announcement!

UAS is hosting a high school swim meet this Thursday and Friday.   We, therefore, must cancel the elementary swim practice this Thursday, Nov 9th.   Also, due to PT interviews we will have to cancel next Thursday as well.

We will be adding a second practice starting Sunday November 12th  after school.

Updates

Reading

Continuing to working on Realistic Fiction, reading intensely, and focusing on our reading, formulating character ideas.

Writing

Revising and drafting our Realistic Fiction story.

Math

Unit 2 – Using Numbers and Organizing Data

  1. I can use basic addition facts to solve extended fact problems.
  2. I can give equivalent names for numbers.
  3. I can read and write numbers to the millions place, identify place values in such numbers, and calculate the value of the digits in those places.
  4. I can demonstrate that I understand that each place value space is 10 times greater than the space to its right.
  5. I can write a multi-digit number in expanded form.
  6. I can add multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  7. I can subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard or trade-first algorithm.
  8. I can make and analyze a tally chart and line plot using data measured to the whole or 1/2 unit.

Art

We are starting our 4 week Art rotation this week! Mrs. Alina’s blog can be found here, and also on the side of the webpage http://sites.uasdubai.ae/elementaryart/

UOI

Our Central Idea for this unit is “The world changes due to natural processes and human innovation.

We are focusing on the first Line of Inquiry “Natural processes shape the land.” Last week we discussed whether mountains last forever and what can cause canyons. This week we will be exploring volcanoes and landslides.

A new Home Learning Menu will go home today and be due Sunday, November 19.

Stay tuned for updates on Parent Conferences next week!

Information

  • Pink Day- Tomorrow is Breast Cancer awareness day here at UAS. We will be raising awareness with a walk-a-thon and wearing pink.
    Unfortunately, due to our field trip the 4th grade students MUST wear their UAS shirt. Students may instead wear pink pants or shorts and pink accessories.

 

  • Due to the museum rule of “no outside food or drink” we will not be eating during the trip. Instead we will ask students to eat a larger meal at the first snack break. They may also bring a small snack to eat on the bus ride back to school. Once we have arrived back, we will finish our lunches in class. Please- Everyone must bring a packed snack and lunch tomorrow as we won’t be able to go to the cafeteria.

 

 

  • We will be starting swimming on Sunday! Here is the welcome letter for swimming starting on Sunday! Welcome Swim Letter

Curriculum Goals for the week of Oct 15-19

Announcements:

-Homework menus will be due Thursday, October 19.

Reading

Continuing to working on Realistic Fiction, reading intensely, and focusing on our reading.

Writing

We will begin drafting our realistic fiction story.

Math

Unit 1 IPPs will go out next week.

We are starting Unit 2 – Using Numbers and Organizing Data

  1. I can use basic addition facts to solve extended fact problems.
  2. I can give equivalent names for numbers.
  3. I can read and write numbers to the millions place, identify place values in such numbers, and calculate the value of the digits in those places.
  4. I can demonstrate that I understand that each place value space is 10 times greater than the space to its right.
  5. I can write a multi-digit number in expanded form.
  6. I can add multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  7. I can subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard or trade-first algorithm.
  8. I can make and analyze a tally chart and line plot using data measured to the whole or 1/2 unit.

UOI

Next week we will be finishing up our first unit of inquiry with students completing a summative assessment task. Students will work in small groups to create their own community. Students will need to decide on a form of government as well as systems that would be important to their community and citizens. The groups will work together to design a presentation for the class and need to be able to thoroughly explain why they have selected the systems for their communities.

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