Native American Research!

Mrs. Davis' Grade 4

Innovation Day

November 1st was a VERY challenging day in our classroom. Students used natural materials to try to create an item used by the Native Peoples of the Eastern Woodlands. NO DIRECTIONS were given...students just TRIED! Many students tolerated failure and worked through the tough parts. Some students changed their plan and created something very different than they had planned. ALL students learned that making items by hand takes time, effort, flexibility and most of all patience!

Extending Your Learning Project

Students were challenged to EXTEND their learning about Native Peoples with an optional home project. These projects are due Tuesday, November 17th. I can't wait to see what the creative materials the children used to construct the shelter of their research tribe!


Students will be creating an in class project that demonstrates their expertise on the tribe they have researched. Several choices were given, such as a Folder Report, Brochure, Web Page, PowerPoint presentation, or Fact Book. In addition, students could create their OWN project. ALL work on this project, except for reading, will be completed in class. Projects will be presented to the class on Friday, November 20th. I am prepared to be Wowed!

Report Cards!

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 3pm

In the backpack

Parent Teacher Student Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 1:30pm to Thursday, Nov. 19th, 3:30pm

Gallup Hill School

The time for your conference is inside the Report Card envelop. If you need to make a change, please call the office or email.