Saturday, March 18, 2017

March in 4th

St. Patrick's Day All School Dance Party

     This week in 4th grade at The Madeleine School, we worked more on our National Park Reports. We wrote our 1st and 2nd paragraphs. We also started a new book club book called Bound for Oregon. It is told from the point of view of the main character, Mary Ellen. They finally decided to go to Oregon so they are just starting out. We worked on many things this week!
By Zoe

     This week we started to move along the trail with our wagon trains. There are 4 groups or wagon trains, each person in each wagon train picks a family from a list and packs 1,000 lbs of supplies. Then a wagon master is elected and they do all the paper work and keep track of everyone's points. Points get your wagon train farther along the trail. We also do wagon journal entries from the perspective of someone in your family. But this journey isn't all easy, you see the wagon masters have to draw Fate Cards with problems your wagon train face. We also have been cruising through Stout-Hearted Seven which is about seven kids who go to live with the Whitman's on the Oregon trail after their parents die. This week has been lots of fun!
By Annalise
National Park Research

Mrs. Harmon came in to help. 

Working together at math time. 

Math time

Discussing long division.

Math Game

Long division bingo

Wagon train discussing fate card. 


    This Tuesday, March 21st, the 4th graders will be traveling to Fort Vancouver for a tour of this important landmark supporting our Oregon Trail studies. The 4th graders will have free dress and should dress for the weather. We will be eating our lunch at the Fort so please pack a cold lunch Tuesday ( I let Nora know we will be gone for lunch). The students are looking forward to seeing an authentic Fort after our studies!

  Our class is leading Mass for the school this Thursday at 2:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

God Bless,
Jenn



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