Our very own Leo Lorber Goodman preformed during morning meeting today! He did a great job preforming Pink Panther! Thanks for a great Music Wednesday!
On our trip to the island on the ferry, some students showed their school spirit and began singing the MCCPS School Song!
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!
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!
Through a generous grant from Friends of Marblehead Public Schools, MCCPS was able to purchase new, more efficient, LED lights for our Tower Gardens. As part of our Mentor/Mentee program with the 7th grade students will observe plant growth and participate in the gardening program at MCCPS. Here 7th grade Science teacher, Mr. Rodgers assists 4th graders in installing the new lights. Seedlings are started and will go into the spaces in the tower when they are sprouted. Stay tuned to see them grow! (Visit the salad bar at lunch once they grow to sample our organic produce!)
4th graders are studying how the structure of an animal or plant supports survival. So far we have been looking at leaves and seeds, how each have similarities and differences. We are using magnifying glasses, centimeter rulers and other scientific instruments to observe changes. Next up, how water is delivered to the plant during growth!