Fourth Grade Finale

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Texas Our Texas
Texas Our Texas

 

 

 

 

 

The Texas Revue was a big success. The kids worked hard studying history, writing the scripts, learning the songs and dances, and rehearsing their lines. Thank you to Treva for all of her help, and Helen for bringing such a lovely cake!

Yellow Rose of Texas
Yellow Rose of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's so hot in Texas! How hot is it?
It’s so hot in Texas! How hot is it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square dancing!
Square dancing!

 

Come and Take it!
Come and Take it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOL HA’KAVOD! to all of the fourth grade students for a wonderful Portfolio Day. Your presentations were fabulous!

Rafi presents his explorer journal.
Rafi presents his explorer journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eli proudly presents his Texas  A-Z book.
Eli proudly presents his Texas A-Z book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yom Ha’atzmaut activities gave our students a chance to both compete and join together to share their love for Israel.

Fourth grade students ready for some falafel!
Fourth grade students ready for some falafel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teams compete to put a puzzle of Israel together.
Teams assemble a puzzle of  Israel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israeli trivia! Girls vs boys
Israeli trivia! Girls vs boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liora hustles through the obstacle course in an IDF uniform.
Liora hustles through the obstacle course in an IDF uniform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our field trip to the Thinkery was just what the doctor ordered after a long week of testing. The children enjoyed making video game controllers with circuit boards and…pickles?

Mira uses pickles to create a video game controller.
Mira uses pickles to create a video game controller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ally discovers that strawberries, oranges and Playdough all conduct electricity.
Ally discovers that strawberries, oranges and Playdough all conduct electricity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noah, Max, Nathan, and Eli use their bodies as conductors.
Noah, Max, Nathan, and Eli use their bodies as conductors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mueller Park Playground. WEEEEEE!
Mueller Park Playground. WEEEEEE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your never too old for for magnetic blocks.
You’re never too old for for magnetic blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yotam and Caleb enjoy the sunshine.
Yotam and Caleb enjoy the sunshine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth grade students experiment with light.
Fourth grade students experiment with light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby and Eli explore with water.
Ruby and Eli explore with water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READING

This week, students completed our final class novel of the year, Holes. One of the culminating activities included designing a brochure for Camp Green Lake.

On Friday, the students completed an essay exam on the book, demonstrating their ability to analyze the text.

WRITING

After many interviews and letter exchanges, the fourth grade students synthesized all of the information gathered and composed  biographies about their senior buddies. They are so anxious to present their project to their senior friends on Tuesday, May 27 at 2:00 in the Social Hall. Lisa Quay has organized an Ice Cream Social and all are welcome to attend. If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP  if you are attending with more than 1 family member. She has requested a $3 donation to cover the cost of the ice cream.

Pen Pals’ Project Display
and Ice Cream Social
TUESDAY, MAY 27
2:00—3:30 PM
JCC COMMUNITY HALL
Austin Jewish Academy 4th Grade Students’ biography projects on their Senior Adult Pen Pals will be on display. Come celebrate with these students and their families!
Enjoy a make-your-own Ice Cream Sundae;
$3 donation requested for refreshments.
Reservations needed to Annie Skelton at 512-735-8088
by Thursday, May 22 please.

SCIENCE AND MATH

The kids are truly enjoying our study of matter and chemistry. Some recent labs include:

Measurement Tool Shop – Students engaged in a variety of labs designed to learn/practice using metric measurement tools.

Nathan, Max, and Eddie calculate the mass of a toy car using the triple beam balance scale.
Nathan, Max, and Eddie calculate the mass of a toy car using the triple beam balance scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie uses water displacement to calculate the volume of an irregular object.
Eddie uses water displacement to calculate the volume of an irregular object.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Density Layer Cake – Students were tasked with predicting the density of 10 different kinds of matter and then calculating the densities using the formula: Density=mass/volume. After determining the mass, volume, and density of each material, the moment of truth arrived! Student poured the materials in a cup to see if their calculations were correct.

Eli loves calculating density without a calculator!
Eli loves calculating density without a calculator!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atom Building: Students used the Periodic Table to build atoms with marbles.

Ben, Josh, and Noah build a Potassium atom.
Ben, Josh, and Noah build a Potassium atom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Separating Mixtures: Students now understand the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures. Students separated a mixture of pepper, salt, iron shavings, and sand using magnetism, static electricity, filtration and evaporation.

Noa and Katie use a magnet to separate the iron shavings from the mixture.
Noa and Katie use a magnet to separate the iron shavings from the mixture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caleb and Ruby slowly remove the particles.
Caleb and Ruby slowly remove the particles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mira and Ally use evaporation techniques to separate the salt from the water.
Mira and Ally use evaporation techniques to separate the salt from the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important dates:

-Tuesday, May 27 at 2:00 is our Pen Pal Ice Cream Social in the Community Hall

-Fourth Grade 5K at Town Lake on May 30th! Only six days left to get sponsors for our 5K for Camp Simcha. After the run, the kids will enjoy eating, playground fun and cooling off in the creek. We welcome runners and walkers of all ages and abilities! We plan on arriving at 9:00 and staying until 1:00. Please let me know if you can run, walk, drive, or just supervise at some point during the day.