Dear parents and students: The summer assignment for fourth graders is to read the book, Fish in a Tree. There are copies available at Charter. Additionally, local libraries have copies of the book and CDs for those of you who would prefer to listen to it.
Congratulations to the talented fourth graders for their dynamic performances in our Greek plays. Well done all! Enjoy.
It was a great trimester at Charter. Students completed collaborative projects and independent research in preparation for our third Exhibition of the 2017/2018 school year. Student work included:
- Balsa-wood bridges which incorporated physics, engineering, mathematics, design, and architecture.
- A Greek Drama (filmed in the classroom & premiered at Exhibition)
- Trading Cards featuring Greek gods and goddesses
- Ancient Rome Webquest
Fourth graders have been busy researching Ancient Greece. They love reading Greek Myths and studying the gods. Our young thespians are in the initial stages of putting together our production of Readers Theater scripts based on favorite Greek myths.
Students began researching bridge designs and the history of bridge building. This collaborative project involves geometry, engineering, mathematics, and architecture. The most important responsibility is teamwork! Each team member belongs to a group and fills a defined role. Completed bridges will be displayed at our third Exhibition on Monday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday night, March 22nd, was a night to remember as our fourth grade students presented their projects to the greater MCCPS community. Public speaking is a strength of Charter students. The teaching team was incredibly pleased with the passion, depth of knowledge, and enthusiasm displayed by our fourth grade students. We’re crazy about numbers, landforms, rocks & minerals, ancient civilizations, poetry, narrative writing, music, and art.
Students are excited to present their projects from the second trimester.
For Mathematics and Science:
School of Rocks Posters
The Number Project
Creative display of what students have learned about their numbers
3D map of imaginary location
Sarcophagus with wrapped mummy and canopic jars
Written steps of the mummification process
Free Verse Poem
Interactive Newspaper Notebook
Genius Hour – Individual Project Presentation
It might be cold outside, but the fourth graders are hotly pursuing knowledge by going deeply into
- Ancient Egypt
- the rock cycle
- digging into the dictionary with the book Frindle including Mrs. Granger’s famous battle cry “Look it up ! That’s why we have the dictionary.”
Our Tower Garden is thriving and we’ve supplied the salad bar with fresh leafy greens on numerous occasions.