Grade 4s have had a great start this year. We have been working together in order to foster our team-building skills. We have shown to be caring and open-minded by giving a warm welcome to the new comers into grade 4.
Throughout these few weeks, we have tuned into the investigation about Conflict Resolution which is our first inquiry unit this year. We have worked on our similarities and differences in an activity called “It is a jungle out there”, where each student chose an animal they can relate to and described their choice then reflected on how they can relate to that in their personal lives. We had various discussions about important words, like PROSPECTIVE, OPINION, DIFFERENCES, OPEN-MINDEDNESS, etc… and leaned about bullying and its effects.
This unit has been filled with exciting activities and interactions. We have been consolidating our understanding of our lines of inquiry and reflecting on what peace means to us and how it affects us personally.
In Art class, we produced beautiful stencils in which we dug deep into our feelings and translated those feeling into drawings and words. These were used to create our mural wall during Arts Week!