Today, CACS 4th-6th graders visited Heritage Hill in Green Bay. We enjoyed spending the morning at the fur trade portaging canoes, learning about the fur trade, hearing Native American storytelling, practicing our flint-and-steel fire-starting skills, and role-playing an important court case in Wisconsin history. The afternoon was spent at 1836 Fort Howard, where we learned about medicine at the hospital, made a poultice, had a school lesson, and marched like soldiers. We were exhausted by the end of the day but we learned so much!
Many 4th graders and their families participated in yesterday's Color Run. This race was a fun school fundraiser and there was a Parent Pride potluck afterwards. The kids enjoyed being splashed with color at the various spraying stations along the 3-mile race route. Thank you to a few parents who captured some great shots of the event that you can view below. It was a great day!
Last week, our class met our 3-year-old-kindergarten buddies. We spent some time reading to them, talking to them, and enjoying some free time with them in their room. We are excited to be their buddies this year and to go to Mass with them soon!
Recently, the 4th graders completed an English project about the different kind of sentences. Students had to use statements, questions, exclamations, and commands to write a brochure about their favorite Wisconsin city. They practiced their persuasive writing skills to convince others to visit that city. We then shared these brochure projects with the class.
The 4th graders recently participated in a fun science investigation to practice the steps of the scientific method. Students were told that Fred, the gummy worm, was out sailing on his boat when a storm moved in. Fred ended up stranded on top of his boat with his life preserver overboard. The students had to work together in groups using only paperclips to put the gummy lifesaver on Fred without touching him, his life preserver, or his boat with their hands. Tons of fun was had by all and Fred was saved!
We have lots of options for flexible seating in our classroom. Students can work in their regular desks/chairs or at tables with comfy swivel chairs. Yoga balls are an option as well, and students can spread out on the floor with cushions and clipboards. Students can also use the counter to work standing up, or they can pull up a stool. We have many opportunities for both individual and group work in 4th grade!
During the first week of school, the CACS 4th graders went on a little scavenger hunt to get to know our classroom better. Check out the pictures below of them exploring our room!
I am excited for school to start next Tuesday! Stay tuned for updates here on this page after the first week of school.
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!