4th Grade News

Life in Room 251

It's been a Great Start to 4th Grade!

The beginning of the year is full of learning how 4th grade works. We have completed some initial testing, and I have been getting to know each individual learner. We worked together to establish our essential agreement so that our classroom will run as smoothly as possible. We are enjoying our alternative seating and are making tweaks and solving problems as we go.

Students have been enjoying our first content unit of study: Nature Unleashed. This study is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Students are using their knowledge of the MO ecosystems to design and create an artificial ecosystem. The construction process is almost complete, and we will begin adding living organisms soon! We will observe, collect data and make changes to our biodomes over the next month. Some may even be selected to take part in the MDC science fair this spring! Nature Unleashed will also provide a field trip to the Valley Watermill Watershed so that we can experience all 3 MO ecosystems (the pond, prairie and forest) on guided hikes and explorations. More information will be coming soon!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Sept. 7 - Labor Day - No School

Sept. 11 - Scholastic Book Orders Due

Sept. 17 - Pershing Elementary Open House

Sept. 23 - Field Trip to Valley WaterMill Watershed (tentative)

Sept. 30 - Reading Calendars Due