Thursday, December 08, 2011

If Polar Bears Could Talk, What Would They Say?

Here is our bulletin board display and some samples of our posters.


Gingerbread Glyphs

Grade 4 Naylor made ginger bread glyphs and they’re gingerbread men and they are decorated.  There’s  squiggleylines, all sorts of decoractoins. If you were 10 you had to have 3 buttons, and if you were 9 you had to have 2 buttons and if you were 8 you had to have 1 button. If you were going out of town for Christmas you had to cut off 1 leg of your gingerbread man. If you were staying in town then you could just leave it. We had the eyes and the nose in a sticker book so we just picked some out of the book. Some of the eyes had eyelashes on them. Some were circleyish and some were just plain eyes and some were tiny winzy. Some were plain but they were hudge.
By Anna lies

Red day

Our school was wearing red for Aids Awareness and the class that was wearing the most red would win a pizza party! So our class was trying to have the most red and a lot of other classes had a lot of red and every buddy had their fingers crossed that we would win.  They took the picture of us, every buddy looked so nervous and on the next day after we sang O’ Canada the announcements said the class that had the most school spirit was grade 4 Naylor and every buddy was so excited and every buddy was like we won!! We will have our pizza party on December 22 for our Christmas party.   
By Madison McIntyre 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Polar Bears need our help

Our class has been studying the effects of global warming on Polar Bears, specifically in Churchill, Manitoba as it ties in with the Social Studies curriculum in grade 4: "The North" and "Living in Manitoba", as well as a Science unit "Habitats and Communities". 
First we watched the live webcasts done by a group of people visiting Churchill.  The webcasts can be found at Check them out for yourselves! We also followed Andy McKiel's blog of his visit to Churchill.

There was one blog post in particular that tugged at our heartstrings and made us want to help the polar bears too!  It is called "If Polar Bears could talk" and here is the picture.
The class is working on a bulletin board display of how WE can help the Polar Bears.  A picture will be added soon.

Coca-Cola also has a Save the Polar Bears initiative and you can check out their website to see what they are doing as well.  

-Mrs. Naylor

Polar Bears

We watched a video about polar bears on the blog Then we learned more stuff about polar bears and wrote all the stuff the we learned off the polar bear video on a piece of loose leaf. Then we all picked a fact that we liked the most about polar bears and we wrote it on a sentence strip then we hung it up in the classroom. Then we made a bulliton board with the sentence   strips.  Some of the things we learned about polar bears are that human pullution is not  good for the  polar bears and we have to stop global warming because we’re worried that the polar bears won’t have a place to live.

We read the book Winston of Churchill and the aurthers name is Jean Davie Okimoto and it is illustrated by Jeremiah Trammel.  In the book we learned about a polar bear named Winston and the ice was melting and they needed to stop global warming so they could have something to eat and a place to live  so the pack of polar bears held a protest and they came back with the victory  sign.

By Anna 

Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing diaoramas

We started making diaoramas for novle study. Wemade them out of clay, paint, string, paper, and magisiens. We had to show a scene of something in the book “Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume.  The book was about Peter and how his brother annoys him all the time. We used shoe boxes and other cardboard boxes to make the dioramas. We put the diaoramas in the downstairs display shelf for everyone to see. Come check them out!
By Torin

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Missing you all

Hi Grade 4s! I am in Saskatoon still, but wanted to say hi.  I hope you are all on your BEST behavior while I am away.  I will be back on Monday, ready for Halloween!  I have my costume ready.  It has been a few weeks since we've blogged so we will have to do a lot of posts in November.  Miss Unrau told me that you came up with a great Christmas Concert idea for this year.  I can't wait to hear all about it when I get back--she wouldn't tell me!  Have a great day at school and see you soon.  I miss you.  :)  Love Mrs. Naylor

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Important Book

We read The Important Book as a class and it's written by Margaret Wise Brown and the pictures are done by Leonard Weisgard. We talked about Fall, did a class poem together, then we brainstormed ideas, then we wrote our own poem using Writers Workshop.

This is my poem:

The most important thing about Fall is Halloween.On Halloween we get to eat pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds, carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, trick or treat ,have hot choclate, see family, and of course eat the super good and yummy candy, but the most important thing about Fall is Halloween.

By Anna Lies

Friday, October 07, 2011

Internet Safety

The day befor yesterday we read the internet safty comic Zoe and Molly and we all took turns reading charocters in the story. Today we got to go on the computers. We got to go on and we lerned that it is not safe to take pictures and give them to peaple that you met online in games, etc. and give personel infermation like your adress and your phone number.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Amazing Things That Happen At RBCS

The Newspaper Club released the September issue of The Amazing Things That Happen At Ruth Betts Community School, and it is available online:

If you are interested in receiving a print copy of the RBCS newspaper, please fill in and return the form sent home today to subscribe. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What the grade four class likes most about RBCS

I like we can use markers in art. -Albert
I like when I get to see my friends. -Paige
My favorit thing is library.  -Madison
My favorite thing is gym. -Kadence
My faverrit thing is gym because i like to play alot. -Ethan
I like cominig here because its fun at gym. -Carson L.
I like recess and gym. -Keenan
I Love music because we have the best music teacher (Miss Unrau) -Torin
My favorite thing about ruth betts comunity school is math. -Nathaniel
They have 2 gyms. -Taylor B.
The Teachers rock.  -Carson T.
Ruth Betts is awsome cause we have nice teachers and we have fun. -Blake
My favorit thing about RBCS is snack. -Justin
I like Ruth Betts School because our computers are bigger than other school's computers. -Rylan
My favorite thing about rbcs is the BBQ at the end of the year. -Ronnie
I like R.BS because the computer lab is my Favorite place. -Anna
I like RBS because it has a Terry Fox walk every year. -Hannah
My favrot thing at rbcs is sunrise gym. -Faith
My favorite thing is that i have a teacher that should be a model. -Taylor C.
My favorite thing about RBCS is the pancake breakfast. -Abby
I like all the nice teachers in Ruth Betts. -Isabella
I like silent reading. -Samantha
The thing I like best about RBCS is the one of a kind students! -Ms. Lindsay
The best part of Ruth Betts Community School is the wonderful students I get to teach! -Mrs. Naylor

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mining for minerals

Our first Science unit is Rocks and Minerals.  Today we learned what a rock and mineral are, then we used cookies to seperate the minerals (milk, white, dark chocolate chips) from the rock (the cookie). 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Yesterday our class used the website to create Wordles about ourselves. Here are two pictures of them.  They will be hanging on the bulletin board outside our classroom for a few weeks. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Our class will begin the grade 4 Spelling program on Monday, Sept. 12.  Students will be introduced to the weekly words on Monday and take the words home to study, work on a lesson during the week, and write a spelling test on Friday.  I have added all of the Spelling words for the year on and students can go on-line to practice, take tests, and play games.  The words are split into Lessons and we will do one lesson each week throughout the 2011/2012 school year.  This way students have no excuse not to practice the spelling words each week. 
To find the spelling words go to Click on Find a List, type in Kali Naylor (Teacher's Name), and then click Search.  My lists will come up in the search results below.  We will start with Lesson 1 tomorrow, and work our way through to Lesson 17B in June.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Grade 4 Student's first post

Hello. We want to tell you how much fun we have had. We've gone to gym, Music, and Library. We are learning French for the first time at school.   We learned how to write the date in French.  We learned the days of the week in French.  We even counted to 10 in French!  We are earning apples for the rewards jar and today is the draw!  We have met new friends, a new teacher, and got to move upstairs to a new classroom.  We have to walk up and down the stairs a lot now and it will be tiring.  There have been a lot of changes in the school and we are excited.  Grade 4 is going to be a lot of fun.  Grade 4 rules! --The students in 4 Naylor

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Second day of school

The school supplies are all put away, books are on the shelves, and students are in the desks.  The school year has begun!  We even wrote a Spelling test today and started our first Social Studies unit: Geography of Canada.  I am looking forward to all of the fun things I've planned for the class--coming up, an Apple unit in Language Arts where we get to taste test apples to decide our favorite.  We will start that next week.  I'd like the next post to be written by the class so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Welcome to grade 4!

Welcome to my grade four class!  I have spent the past 3 weeks getting the classroom all set up for you, and let me tell you, with TWENTY SEVEN students I had a lot of work to do to get ready.  The room is a little squishy but that just means we will become even better friends this year. So get ready for a fun filled (hey, you can have fun doing school work!) year! I can't wait to get to know you all.