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    MUSIC 3-4

    We have been learning about world music. Please watch the recorded lesson on music of Indonesia: World Music Jan 25

    Please watch the recorded lesson for our melody and rhythm learning: Music grade 3-6 Jan 25

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at aperlau@mtroyal.ca

    Monica Hielema

    Class Name: Literature Grades 3 / 4
    Tutor: Monica Hielema
    To be completed this week:
    • Read 20 minutes / day (minimum) from Kenny & the Dragon

    • When finished, continue reading books of choice, suggestions include:
    (R: Independent grade reading level)

    The Sword in the Tree
    (Bulla) R: 2-6
    Titanic: Lost and Found (Donnelly) R: 2-4
    Wagon Wheels (Brenner) R: 2-4
    The House on Walenska Street (Herman) R: 3-A
    The Littles (Peterson) R: 3-7
    A Llama in the Family (Hurwitz) R: 4-8
    Classical Reader
    This month’s ASSIGNMENT:
    • After you have finished reading the novel, complete the following to prepare for our Literature discussion on February 5th.
    • Email the Kenny & the Dragon Reflection to Ms. Monica BEFORE February 5th: http://www.calgaryclassicalschole.ca/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/1-3e0c424b174623071e187e08ff5fe3d4/2021/01/Kenny-and-the-Dragon-Reflection.pdf
    Please contact mhielema@redeemer.ab.ca with any questions and submissions.

    Monica Hielema

    Class Name: Writing & Rhetoric
    Tutor: Monica Hielema
    This week’s focus: Lesson 10 Adding to a Fable – A Chinese Tale
    • Begin LESSON 10:
     Page 104
     Read and narrate: The Tale of the Chinese Farmer
     Finish Sentence Play on page 109: bring this to class as I will ask several students to share theirs.
    • During Wednesday’s Zoom class we will work through NARRATION, TALK ABOUT IT, and ideas for AMPLIFICATION BY EXTENSION
    CHALLENGE: SPEAK IT (page 112,113) – if any student would like to complete the fable by adding new nouns and adjectives, I will give you a chance to read it to your classmates.
    BRING TO CLASS: Small whiteboard and marker OR a clipboard with paper and marker. Completed sentence play from page 109.
    To be completed this week: (this may be before or after Wednesday’s class)
    • Complete Lesson 10 – GO DEEPER, WRITING TIME
    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
    (Optional) Poem to Memorize: (taken from Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization – IEW)

    The Yak
    By Hilaire Belloc

    As a friend to the children commend me the Yak.
    You will find it exactly the thing:
    It will carry and fetch, you can ride on its back,
    Or lead it about with a string.

    The Tartar who dwells on the plains of Thibet
    (A desolate region of snow)
    Has for centuries made it a nursery pet.
    And surely the Tartar should know!

    Then tell your papa where the Yak can be got,
    And if he is awfully rich
    He will buy you the creature – or else he will not.
    (I cannot be positive which.)

    ***POEM OF THE MONTH: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening: http://www.calgaryclassicalschole.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Robert-Frost.pdf

    Lesson 9 – Summary of The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf to be handed in on or before January 27th. (My advice is to email the summary as soon as completed.)

    Please contact mhielema@redeemer.ab.ca with any questions and submissions.

    Monica Hielema

    Class Name: History for Grammar Students
    This week’s focus: Dominion of Canada
    In preparation for Schole support class:
    • MOH text ~ Lessons 37, 38, 39
    • Optional to work on during Thursday’s Class: Bring coloring page for the MOH week 13:
    • And/or timeline card:
    • And/or Map 19 from Companion Guide: Map of Canada (you may choose to bring the map to our Thursday Class to color.) http://www.calgaryclassicalschole.ca/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/1-3e0c424b174623071e187e08ff5fe3d4/2021/01/Map-of-Canada.pdf
    To be completed this week:
    • Complete Reading/Listening to Lessons 37, 38, 39
    • History read aloud (A list can be found in Appendix A of the Curriculum Guide.)
    (A reminder that APPENDIX B in the Curriculum Guide provides Canadian History through Living Books.
    ENRICHMENT CHOICES – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
    • Review Timeline Cards
    • Companion Guide – NOTE that Section B lists Supplemental Books and Resources for each lesson!
    • PARENT DISCRETION Canada: A People’s History Episode 8 – The Great Enterprise: All chapters but especially: A Sly Fox, Strangers in Charlottetown, July 1, 1867 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQjVm5VTOmU

    Please contact mhielema@redeemer.ab.ca with any questions and submissions

    Karyn Booth

    Writing and Rhetoric 3

    This week’s focus: Lesson 11 Historical Fiction writing
    (W & R 10 Legend lesson was not covered in class, but can be covered by the student at the parents’ discretion)

    In preparation for Schole support class:

    We are writing historical narratives.
    If you have not done this yet, please read the start of Chapter 11. Historical Fiction. Read p 176-177 and START P 181-185 but only after considering this:
    The book suggests a Roman based story. This is a good option as there is a lot of information on that p 177-181. However, if your student is not keen, the other option is any other story that has been covered this year in History with Ms Monica. The alternative to the Roman story is more challenging as it requires more researching on your own, however if you have read an excellent read aloud or picture book about a history person we have studied, then that would be helpful.

    To be completed this week:

    Read p 176-181
    Choose your story setting (Rome or another historical figure as mentioned above)
    Complete page 181-185 with some thought, spend more than one session on it.
    Ideally you should have p 186-187 done but if this section feels challenging, I will highlight it in class.

    AFTER THE ZOOM… (you may work ahead and do this pre zoom if you want)
    The outline is really important. This is the step by step of the story and will keep the story “under control”.

    IN your planning, consider what we have learned in this book:
    Type of story
    Beginning, middle, end of stories
    Protagonist and antagonist
    Use a thesaurus and find some juicy words

    Write your historical fiction story FOLLOWING YOUR OUTLINE.
    Handwrite it for a rough draft (if possible, this forces your thinking and creativity…trust me)
    It should be no longer than two pages typed DOUBLE spaced.

    Wait a few days when you have done this.
    Read it again.
    Read it aloud exactly as it is written, to “hear” any revisions you need to make
    Ask a parent to read it over
    Make a polished copy (don’t throw your rough copy away)
    Your final copy!

    Consider presenting your story orally to your family. Read it aloud.
    Use the tips on page188.
    If you do perform, perhaps you could send a short video clip to me?

    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more

    Complete all lesson 10


    Your historical narrative. Please scan your planning—p 186 and 187 too and send your polished copy with your full name, class, and Lesson 11 clearly at top of each page.

    Please contact karynbooth.tutor@gmail.com with any questions and submissions.

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