We truly enjoyed the opportunity to share our learning with moms, dads, grandparents, and friends on Friday morning. Students had the opportunity to show their rock cycle stop motion films, the Explorer Blogs, the Explorer Journals, and the Colony Project.Ã‚Â Thank you to Treva for organizing the breakfast for the event.
The colony, Richardson Town, was a big hit! It is truly amazing what twenty kids can accomplish when they collaborate with one another. Way to go 4th graders!
Our field trip to San Antonio was a blast! The children walked away with a stronger understanding of Spanish Texas.
Click on the link below for a sneak peek at our trip.
SENIOR PEN PALS
Each month, the 4th grade children look forward to meeting their senior pen pals for a little noshing and schmoozing! During our time together, the children interview their buddies, collecting life stories in order to compose a pen pal biography. The biographies will be shared with our buddies and parents during our Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, May 27 at 2:00.
The fourth grade class was thrilled to meet their kinder buddies again last week. The kinder kids proudly shared their dinosaur stories and dino dioramas. Afterwards, we went outside and helped our buddies measure the lengths of different dinosaurs. Oh, the memories!
The children were so excited to begin learning about electricity. We began by building an understanding of the atom. Through investigations with balloons, we discovered that static electricity is the result of an
After learning about static electricity, the children moved to the lab and began investigating current electricity. First they were handed a light bulb, a paper clip and a battery. Students were then challenged to find as many ways as they could to light the bulb. In the next lab, students were given alligator clips, batteries, light bulbs, and wires and were asked to build a complete circuit. Once they mastered the complete circuit, the students tested a variety of objects (bananas, water, pencils, potatoes, jewelry, rubber bands, etc.). Their task was to determine which objects were insulators and which were conductors.
Writing, Reading, and History!
Now that the children are Texas history experts, they were more than ready to begin writing the skits for our big upcoming Texas Review. This week we will begin daily rehearsals so that we are prepared for the upcoming performance on May 13th at 2:00.
This week students will be finishing up Unit 9: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. When we return from Passover break, we will begin a new unit: Perimeter and Area.
- The Texas Revue – Tuesday, May 13th at 2:00 in the Community Hall
- Senior Pen Pal Ice Cream Social Tuesday, May 27 at 2:00 in the Community Hall
- 4th Grade 5K for Camp Simcha – Friday, May 30th at Zilker Park