Wednesday, December 21, 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MRS. GRANT'S CLASS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MRS. GRANT'S 4TH GRADE!


4TH GRADERS BUILDING A SHELF FOR AN ELF!

TODAY STUDENTS COMPLETED ANOTHER S.T.E.M. CHALLENGE - BUILDING THE TALLEST SHELF FOR AN ELF.  THEY COULD USE ONLY CLAY AND POPSICLE STICKS.  HERE THEY ARE AT WORK:









Tuesday, December 13, 2016

S.T.E.M. Activity "A Parachute for Santa"






S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!  Students recently were given a challenge to create a parachute for Santa because his sleigh had broken down!  Students could use only certain materials and had to make a blueprint and build a parachute in a certain amount of time.  We had a few crash landings and got hung up on some "trees" here and there, but students were very engaged and creative.  Next week, our challenge will be to build the tallest shelf for an "elf on the shelf."

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

HALLOWEEN IN 4TH GRADE

HALLOWEEN AFTERNOON, 4TH GRADERS ROTATED THROUGH LEARNING ACTIVITY STATIONS IN THE THREE 4TH GRADE ROOMS.  HERE ARE STUDENTS IN MY ROOM LEARNING ABOUT DRY ICE!  WE TALKED ABOUT DRY ICE BEING FROZEN CARBON DIOXIDE--109 DEGREES BELOW ZERO--AND HOW DRY ICE GOES FROM A SOLID TO A GAS IN A PROCESS CALLED SUBLIMATION.

Mrs. Dickey's Class

Mrs. Anderson's Class

Mrs. Grant's Class




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

4th Grade Pretzel Power!

One of the unique things about studying Nebraska history is recognizing that our ancestors & families all came to Nebraska from many different places all over the world.  Recently we talked about this and identified Nebraska cities on the map that have ethnic festivals celebrating different cultures.  We learned about Oktoberfest and the German culture in particular.  The best part was making pretzels from scratch!  We are amazing pretzel-makers--they were hot and delicious!









Friday, September 16, 2016

Busy in 4th Grade

Here we are folding the flag - We say the Pledge of Allegiance outside in the mornings, but two days a week, we do it again in the classroom and the flag holder and folder practice folding the flag for their job for the week.



Students have been working hard on creating a slide show presentation to share with the class about the different land biomes in our environment!  Each group has a different biome.  We hope to share the presentations next week.





4th Graders Visit Agate Fossil Beds

Students enjoyed a field trip to Agate Fossils Beds last week!  What a great opportunity!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL!


Can't wait for tomorrow to meet my new students for the 2016-2017 School Year!!
Let the learning & fun begin!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Candy Bar Stories.

Here are photos of our candy wrapper stories and a couple class pictures of our home room to celebrate the end of the year.  Off to middle school. WOW











Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Last day for Reading Group


My reading students were excited to be moving on to middle school but a little sentimental too. I've had a lot of these students for two years.