Thursday, 25 September 2014


Room 4 has started work on Poetry for ELA. We are looking at poetic devices such as rhyme, form, simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and personification.
The five types of poems that we are focusing on are: Free Verse, Cinquain, Haiku, Shape and List poems.
Today we started writing a Free verse poem together called an "I Am From", poem.

Thanks to Dacotah - our photographer of the day.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Pablo Picasso

Today our class started looking at Pablo Picasso and his art!

 The class compared and contrasted our Kandinksy abstract art to that of the abstract and cubist pieces of the great Pablo Picasso. Check out the video above to learn a little bit more!

-Room 4

Terry Fox Run - Toonies for Terry

Hello Room 4 families!

Stevenson is once again taking part of the Terry Fox Run. The run will take place from 11:00am-11:35am this Friday September the 26th. All those participating are encouraged to bring a toonie or more to help support cancer research. 100% of the proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Hope to see you all there!

-Ms.Long, and Room 4.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Room 4 Kandinsky Art

Here are some of the abstract art pieces that came to completion today! Experimenting with our abstract forms.....
We continued to look at Kandinskys art, and felt inspired by the shapes, lines, warm colouring and composition of his pieces. Come by room 4 and soon you will see these abstract pieces hanging on the bulletin boards! How do these paintings make you feel? What do you see? 


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Abstract Art

Today room 4 took a deep look at the artistic work of the infamous Wassily Kandinsky. Today we learned that Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. That makes him a very important person within the history of art! But what is abstract art?

Today room 4 discussed that abstract art does not attempt to represent recognizable reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using differing shapes, lines, colors and textures. We critiqued Kandinskys art by comparing his abstract paintings. We looked for the descending series of circles, triangles and squares - as well as discussed what we saw, and shared the feelings that the paintings evoked.

We wanted to experiment on our own! We started to experiment, and create our own abstract art pieces.

We will keep you posted with our artistic process! 

Friday, 12 September 2014

In the Library with room 4.

We had a wonderful Friday afternoon in the library! Mr.W read us the book, "Mo's Moustache" by Ben Clanton! 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Some more reminders!

Just a few more reminders for the remainder of the week... I am still missing a few media release, and medical forms. Please get those into me ASAP!


Scholastic book orders are due by September 26th. Please have the money and form handed into me on or before this date.

Have a wonderful Wednesday evening!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Room 4 is doing the Kids for Peace @KidsforPeace
GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE! As kids are going back to school, lets help them see the value in accepting someone for who they are!
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Room 4 accepts the, "Great Kindness Challenge". We challenge you to do the same! Follow @Kidsforpeace on Twitter.


A great Monday in room 4! 

We also started the book "Wonder", by R.J Palacio. 
Imagine the excitement or anxiety of the first day of school? What if you didn't start school until the 5th grade?August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. Its difficult being the new kid at a new school. The thing is... Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates and teachers that he's just like them? Despite his appearances? Room 4 is about to find out... 

Friday, 5 September 2014

First day of classes!

What a wonderful first day of classes! It is always difficult getting back into regular routines, but room 4 did a great job today. 

Here we are as a grade 4/5 team making connections by introducing ourselves to our friends and other staff! 

Rest up, and have a safe and happy weekend!
- Ms.Long

Thursday, 4 September 2014

I would like to thank all of the families who made it out to meet the teacher. You took the time out of your very busy lives to visit the classroom, and discuss the year ahead. I hope that everyone is looking forward to tomorrow, so get a good sleep tonight! Thanks again.


P.s. Please remember to bring in medical and media release forms (if you have not already).