At our Book Club meeting this afternoon, the 4th and 5th graders had to come prepared with a "Book in a Bag" project. Since our last meeting, they got to pick a book of their choice to read. They drew pictures and wrote about the book's setting, characters, and summary on the outside of a paper lunch bag. On the inside, they got to choose some items from home to represent something in the book they read. Each one got to share their presentation today with the group. It was a fun way to talk about what we're reading and recommend good books to each other. They turned out great!
Last week was Read Across America Week to honor Dr. Seuss and the importance of reading. The students had "Drop Everything and Read" at different surprise times each day last week, and we had two school-wide special dress-up days. The first one was a choice to wear mismatched clothes, crazy hair, crazy socks, or to dress up like their favorite book character. We had some of each in our room! The second dress-up day was to wear our favorite hats in honor of The Cat in the Hat. We had a great week!
Happy Catholic Schools Week! We are so happy to be able to celebrate the beauty of our Catholic education at Chilton Area Catholic School. We've been learning a lot and having tons of fun so far this week at school! We wore the colors of Sweden (our class country for the Olympics) on Monday and participated in a Living Rosary. On Tuesday, we participated in the Knowledge Bowl. We had special guests for lunch yesterday, and we also heard a great vocations talk by Sr. Elizabeth. Today, we took our big test on the states and capitals in our pajamas for Pajama Day. We also went bowling for phy. ed. class. We are looking forward to roller skating tomorrow!
We recently finished reading Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The 4th graders were assigned a choice project to demonstrate their learning for this unit. While many students chose to make the model and write a summary explaining their favorite chapter, one student summarized her favorite chapter into an illustrated children's book. We got to share the projects today and they'll be in our room for Open House this Sunday. I think they turned out great!
Merry Christmas! The 4th graders worked hard last week on these beautiful beaded snowflakes they made for their parents for Christmas. I hope they liked them!
Mrs. Fesing and I lead a Book Club with 4th and 5th grade students after school a few times a month. We discuss the books we read and do fun activities to go along with what we're reading. Here are a few pictures from one of our meetings this fall.
Mrs. Rollmann comes in to our classroom every other Friday morning for guidance class. She teaches the students how to deal with problems and express their feelings in a positive way. My class loves the lessons and fun activities she plans for them. Here's one she recently did with them about the importance of listening!
Happy Thanksgiving! The 4th graders worked with their 3K buddies recently to make Thanksgiving turkeys. They worked on colors and patterns. After the project was complete, the students enjoyed some free time together. The 3K class even sang us a special Thanksgiving song before we left!
We've done two fun investigations in science class lately. One was the egg drop experiment and the other was a seed study. For the egg drop, the students were put into groups to design their protective capsule using a variety of materials available. We dropped their eggs from the height of the top of the door to see how the force of the fall impacted the student-created carrying devices. We also recently studied the life cycle of plants. We examined flower parts and looked at the parts of a seed. Students enjoyed taking off the seed coat and prying open the lima bean seeds to check out the embryo. Science is so much more fun when it's hands-on!
Here you will find a collection of recent class projects, pictures, and news about a variety of subject areas across the curriculum. Check back often to see all the great things we've been working on in 4th grade!