It has been very busy in Fourth Grade this month! The students have completed two major projects this past week, the Oregon Trail Journals and the National Park Research Paper. Most students finished assembling his/her journal in class on Friday. If you didn't see it come home in Friday Folders, that just means the assembly process is not quite finished. It is amazing to read through those journals and see the improvement in narrative writing and how the 4th graders found a pioneer voice to express an Oregon Trail experience. The National Park papers are located on your 4th graders Google Doc school account. I will be making my way through them over the next week with grading papers coming home in next weeks Friday Folders. The students will close out the 4th grade year learning about poems. We will be reading and writing poems. In Social Studies, the students will be learning about the Oregon's statehood and the diversity of it's geography to close out the year.
Our science studies have focused on exploring waves in terms of how sound travels. The students used balloons to feel vibrations and ponder how we hear things. These students are curious and love to think about how the world around us works. This group is eager to share ideas and then build on each others ideas. Collaborate thinking at it's best!
- Monday: Pennies for Pigs
- Tuesday: Coins for Cows
- Wednesday: Change for Chickens
- Thursday: Bills for Bees
- Friday: Buttons for Heifer- we will have all the pins available to buy for 25 cents each.