Hammurabi’s Code Activity

On Thursday, the fourth grade students participated in an activity to learn and reflect on Hammurabi’s Code.  The students pretended they were living in “the cradle of civilization” and tried to picture what life was like back then. The students visited six stations that each had a different situation with the corresponding Hammurabi’s Code. The students contemplated if Hammurabi’s punishments were fair or cruel in a classroom discussion.


4th and 7th Grade Mentor/Mentee Introductions

On Friday the fourth grade students met with their seventh grade mentors for the second time. They filled out questionnaires about each other, and then everyone played a game where we lined up according to our birthdays! It was a great way to end a Friday! We are looking forward to doing more with our 7th grade mentors as the year goes on!


Spooky Stories for Halloween

In Humanities on Halloween we read a couple of spooky stories. The students were very intrigued to listen to Ms. Aldrich read them the story over flashlight in the dark room for added suspense.

We hope everyone had a Happy & Safe Halloween!


Tower Garden Update

Look at how much has grown in our tower gardens! The arugula, spinach, romaine lettuce and cilantro will be used in the kitchen for lunches. Come visit the salad bar to try our organic vegetables!


Cave Paintings

Students have been studying the ancient cave paintings of early humans, and in preparation today we painted their cave walls that will be displayed during Exhibition.

Thank you to the parents that have donated paint and their time in class to help today run smoothly! The fourth grade team is excited that we have started gearing up for Exhibition in four short weeks! We can’t wait to show you what we have worked on!

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!