Happy Retirement to Vicki Kenneally!

Today, Friday October 18 was Vicki Kenneally’s last day. Vicki taught fourth grade Literacy and Second Step. We are sad to see her go, but appreciate everything she has done for Marblehead Charter throughout her four years here, as well as these last few months with 4A & 4S! Students created handmade cards for her and surprised her in class and then get her a big group hug!

Congragulations & Thank you to Mrs. Kenneally!

Fourth Grade Student’s Butterfly Presentation

Three of our fourth graders, August, Keishea and Valerie volunteered to present to the whole school during morning meeting about our butterflies and their metamorphosis. Our presenters did a great job, and are already displaying their skills they have leaned from their Public Speaking Enrichment with Dr. Cohen! The students demonstrated the skills of not reading from the slides, explaining the pictures on the slides, and facing the audience. We are very proud of of fourth grade students!

Mystery Box

After the 4A and 4S read Chapter 14 in Fish in a Tree, the students tried their own mystery box challenge! They learned techniques on how to shake and move the box around and listened for clues of what was inside! This was a very fun activity, thank you Ms. Aldrich for this fun assignment!

 

Children’s Island Field Trip 9/20/19

The 4th Grade had a wonderful time on their first Children’s Island Field trip this past Friday. They played kickball, did arts and crafts, a mystery hunt, after they enjoyed the short ferry ride over to the island. They paired up with their 7th Grade mentors for the fist time and made new friends! The weather was perfect and we can’t wait for next years trip!

Monarch butterflies

We had a visit from Mrs. Hale on September 4th to introduce native species study through Monarch butterfly caterpillars to the classroom.  Most years we study Painted Lady butterfies but this year is extra special as we have added local Monarchs to watch.  Thank you Mrs. Hale!

Place value is fun

4th graders explored the base ten block manipulatives by creating buildings and calculating the number of unit, tens and hundreds in the number of cubes used using visual numeracy. Building numeracy is the number one way to build fluency and extend math skills and it takes time and experience, not just worksheets! Bonus points for having fun while doing it!