Here are some pictures from last week's WI Pioneer Day. We had a blast learning about history in a hands-on, fun way!
Earlier this week, the 4th-6th graders at our school took a field trip to Ledge View Nature Center right here in Chilton to visit the caves. We are learning about the different kinds of rocks in science class, so this discussion of geology our guide gave us on our field trip fit right in. We weren't able to crawl through all the passages in the caves due to the melting snow from our recent late spring blizzard, but the ones we were able to go inside were pretty cool! We got very wet and muddy but it was definitely worth it. We learned so much and had a blast at the same time! I didn't take too many pictures for the afternoon, but I did take a nice class picture before and after going in the caves. I managed to snap one shot of a few 4th graders inside the cave, too. Our field trip was an experience to remember!
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!
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!