Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SCIENCE SUCCESS IN 4TH GRADE

In our study of matter, we have been talking about how to measure volume.  We completed a great activity today where students practiced measuring volume.  The end result of the activity was that after completing all the steps correctly, the fluid in the cups made the colors of the rainbow!!













MARCH MATH MADNESS GUEST #1

WOW - WE REALLY GOT AN EYE OPENER ON HOW MUCH NURSES USE MATH!!  HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF J.T.'S MOM AND HER CO-WORKER TEACHING US HOW THEY USE MATH EVERY DAY!




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Leprechaun Traps--March in 4th Grade

Here are some photos from our March S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activity "Making a Leprechaun Trap" and also some pictures of our Reader's Theater groups performing Dr. Seuss books on Read Across America Day.  In addition, everyone brought "rhyming snacks" such as Slim Jims, Nutter Butters, chips 'n dip, and so on for a celebration honoring the King of Rhyme"











Monday, March 6, 2017

A-MAZE-ING STEM ACTIVITY

Here we are completing one of our March STEM projects in honor of the windy month of March!  Students worked to design a maze and timed how long it took to blow a marble with a straw through the maze.






Thursday, February 23, 2017

President's Day in 4th Grade

I shared a great story for President's Day with my fourth graders:  What George Washington Eats for Breakfast!  This fictional heart-warming story is about a boy named George Washington Allen who shares a birthday with our first president.  He loves to find out everything he can about George Washington.  The library is his greatest resource.  He is on a mission to find out what George ate for breakfast and has convinced his grandmother to cook it for him when he finds out.  After much research, George finds out that our first president ate Indian Hoe Cakes which are cornmeal pancakes originally cooked over a fire on a hoe.  We enjoyed our own hoecakes on the Tuesday after President's Day!  Most everyone thought they were great, but may have preferred "cherry pie!"


Saturday, February 4, 2017

EDIBLE EARTH SCIENCE

Students enjoyed tasting the different kinds of rocks this past week.  The photos shown are of our rolling, bubbling magma that cooled into glass candy (like obsidian) and our marble-like metamorphic rock.




Sunday, January 15, 2017

FOURTH GRADE ROCK DETECTIVES

We have begun our Earth Science unit.  Here are students completing a rock investigation to find out about the different properties of rocks such as texture, streak, luster, and hardness.  Students also found there is one rock that will float (pumice) and discovered that limestone will bubble when placed in vinegar because limestone contains calcium carbonate.




Danity doing the streak test.

Gavin & Tristan discovering that limestone in vinegar makes a chemical reaction.