Ancient Greece and Bridge Designs

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.

Exhibition II

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.

Exhibition II – March 15, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Students are excited to present their projects from the second trimester.

For Mathematics and Science:
School of Rocks Posters
The Number Project
     Typed Paragraph
     Creative display of what students have learned about their numbers
Landform Project
3D map of imaginary location

For Humanities:
Ancient Egypt
Sarcophagus with wrapped mummy and canopic jars
Written steps of the mummification process
Pharaoh Narrative
Ancient China
Free Verse Poem
Interactive Newspaper Notebook
Genius Hour – Individual Project Presentation

Deep Freeze Learning

It might be cold outside, but the fourth graders are hotly pursuing knowledge by going deeply into

  • division
  • 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.

 

Thank you to our wonderful parents!

The fourth grade teaching team, Ms. Aldrich, Mr. Dooley, Ms. Kallelis, Mr. Santoro, and Ms. Stoddard, would like to thank all of the parents and students for the wonderful gifts, treats, and cards during this holiday season. We can’t wait for a new year of learning. 2018 promises to bring new skills, projects, and FUN.

Impressive pyramid structures.

Students built pyramid structures using small and large cups.  Fourth graders planned how many cups were needed at each level and worked individually and in groups.  This project gave everyone an appreciation of the tremendous skills Ancient Egyptians had in mathematics, architecture, design, planning, strength, and ingenuity.

December Greetings

Keep sending tabs!

Our first trimester Exhibition was a great success. MCCPS fourth graders enjoyed presenting their knowledge and projects to the greater community. We are tremendously proud of each and every student.

We are continuing to collect tabs for the Shriners. Please keep sending in the tabs from cans (including soup cans).

Student grades from the first trimester will be available on Monday, December 4th. Report Card conferences are available on the afternoons of December 7th and December 12th.