Modeling Mummies out of Clay!

Today in Humanities the fourth graders started the mummification process. They molded their mummies out of clay! They also created 4 canopic jars that hold the organs during the burial process The mummies are now drying and in a few weeks we will wrap them and put them into their sarcophagus. Thanks to the parents that came in today to help!

 

Creating Time Capsules with our 7th Grade Mentors

On Friday the fourth grade students got together with their seventh grade mentors and created a time capsule sheet where they answered questions about their favorite song, TV show, color and school subject. Mr. Rogers will hold on to these in a time capsule where the students will open them when they are in the eighth grade!

Fun Activities With the Seventh Grade Mentors

On the last day before break the fourth grade and seventh grade teamed up to work on our essential habits. They persevered through making friendship bracelets, and showed initiative, leadership and problem solving while making snowflakes and writing “I Am” poems.

We hope you had a happy and safe holiday!

 

Exhibition Part #1

The fourth grade teachers are so proud of our students. They sang beautifully and presented their expert facts to the community!

 

Great job on your first exhibition fourth graders! See everyone on Tuesday, December 3rd.

 

Shark Tank Presentations

During the public speaking enrichment, the fourth grade class pretended they were on the show Shark Tank. In groups they developed their own pitches for how they would improve the school, or what enrichment they want to see. The students learned great public speaking techniques for their first exhibition.

For enrichment on Wednesday and Thursday this week students presented their enrichment pitches to the panel of “sharks”. Everyone did great!

Thank you Dr. Cohen for teaching us these important skills and preparing us for our first exhibition!

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.