Welcome to Fourth Grade!
The 4th grade presents many educational opportunities: We develop reading skills by focusing on comprehension, clarifying meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words, summarizing, problem/solution, and author’s purpose. Some of the novels we read are: Lewis and Clark, Little House on the Prairie, Charlotte’s Web, Stone Fox, and Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing. Students participate in the Missouri Conservation poster contest and the Optimist Club-Say No to Drugs contest.
We explore the Show Me State through field trips to Missouri Conservation Day, Missouri Day at NWMSU, and Eagle Day at Squaw Creek Refuge. The culmination of this unit is an exhibit of student research on Missouri.
We strive to be good faithful servants of the Lord giving of our time, talents, and treasures by taking on roles at weekly Mass, pairing up with younger students to read and model positive behavior, and reciting the rosary monthly. Our religious focus is on the Ten Commandments, Sacraments, and the rosary.
Fourth graders worked on latitude and longitude this week by locating cities on a map. We also started a science unit on simple machines. Our S.T.E.M. activity was building a free standing tower out of dry spaghetti with a marshmallow on top.
We had a wonderful end to the year; Book Buddy Picnic, Falcon Fun Day, and a study trip to Science City. Students enjoyed signing Memory Books and playing with friends before heading off for vacation. Have a wonderful summer and we’ll see you in August!
We are starting off the 4th quarter as busy as ever! Students are preparing for the School of Economics, which we attend April 19, by working in groups with students from 5th and 6th grades. Students spent their first meeting learning about the country they will represent, the food they will sell, and what outfits…