Archive for September, 2012

Painting Mountains

September 26, 2012

Well, the landform & water body islands are a reality and have been lovingly spread with green, brown and red paint (for all the volcanoes). They’re really looking good. The next step is to label them. Mount Brendan? The Miranda Ocean?

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Land Ho!

September 21, 2012

Island building is what 4B kids have been doing lately. As part of our unit on map skills, landforms and water bodies, students spent part of an afternoon building islands out of play dough. One of the most popular projects in all of fourth grade, these islands support volcanoes, rivers, mountains, valleys… you name it. […]

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September 11, 2012

Fourth graders focus on one major reading skill each week. We generally touch on other skills as well, but last week the focus was on the setting of a story. One activity the kids really enjoyed was to go out to the Nature Study Site to describe the setting there. They described the variety of […]

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