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!
Happy Halloween! We helped our 3K buddies make jack-o-lanterns this morning. Not only did we talk with them about shapes and colors, we also let them be creative with the faces they made.
Last Friday was the homecoming parade for our local high school. We got to watch from the front steps of church. Go Tigers!
Our class has made a memory book called "The ABC's of 4th Grade" that will be auctioned off at one of our school's biggest fundraisers (The Toast to our Future) next weekend. Each page of the book features a letter of the alphabet that stands for something fun and memorable about 4th grade. There are student-written paragraphs about the fun activities that make 4th grade at CACS so special. Check out some of the pictures of these activities below!
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!
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!