Monday, May 14, 2018

2018 AUCTION IN 4TH GRADE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!




What a great day in 4th grade!  My parents came to help with our annual classroom auction (for the 19th year!).  It was a lot of fun.  Students worked hard to earn classroom bucks all year.  They earn money for returning their Friday Folders, doing extra bonus work at home and school, being responsible, doing extra reading, and making other good choices during the year.  Everyone got a lot of great loot!  I collect things all year as well as receive donations from parents and others and a grant from the Chadron Public Schools Foundation helps to purchase items.  It is such a great math and life-skill learning experience.  Thanks to all the parents who helped today or sent items and treats!

Settling Up!












Marilyn & Devan finding out how much Devan spent!

Noah with his "Big Bucks!"











Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Oregon Trail Field Trip 2018

We ran into a little rain, but overall we had a great day!  Here are some photos of our adventures at Chimney Rock and Scott's Bluff National Monument.







Scott's Bluff National Monument







Friday, April 27, 2018

WHO KNEW A DROP OF WATER COULD BE SO MUCH FUN??

Our most recent story in our reading series was A Drop of Water by Walter Wick.  Did you know it takes almost a million cloud droplets to make one raindrop?  Here are photos of students exploring surface tension by seeing how many drops of water they can get on a penny before it overflows.  They enjoyed moving drops of water around on their waxed paper to see how they bond together and magnify.  Who needs video games--a drop of water is more fun!!!!!!?????!!!!







Thursday, March 29, 2018

MARCH MATH MADNESS IN 4TH GRADE

Fourth Grade students had the opportunity to learn how math is used in the real world this month.  Family members of students were invited to come in and share how they use math in their careers and everyday lives.  Thank you so much to those that came and shared.  We learned from Issiah's mom that to work at Common Cents, you need to have sharp math skills.  Ava's mom taught us about how she uses math in her career as a nurse.  Reese's dad taught us a lot about how he uses math as the owner of Subway through lots of cookie math problems (and some tasting).  Devan's uncle showed us a lot about geometry and how he uses math as a contractor.  He brought some tools to show us also.  And we even learned how math is involved in teaching dance from Keegan's mom.







Tuesday, February 27, 2018

VOLUMES OF RAINBOWS

In our study of matter, students had fun learning to measure volume with graduated cylinders.  If students followed the directions very carefully, they ended up with all the colors of the rainbow.