On Wednesday, May 10th, we visited the Past Passed Here Event held in Chippewa Falls. During our trip we learned and experienced what it was like in Wisconsin many many years ago. We listened to many different presenters and had opportunities to try various activities including learning hard to start a fire with flint rock, throwing a tomahawk, making Native American friendship bracelets, weaving, sawing logs, and playing different voyager games (including canoe paddle games and Cat and Mouse). Overall, it was a busy day full of learning and activities. Special thanks to our awesome chaperones for participating in all activities and helping us learn in this hands on field trip! Enjoy the pictures of our experience!
Our day was full of learning as we explored the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Center. We started our day with a hike along the Ice Age Trail where we learned about the changes glaciers caused to the land. We learned the terms Hummock, Kettle, Moraine, and Erratics along the way. After our hike, we enjoyed lunch with a spectacular view. Once our bellies were full, we went inside and learned about animals found in Wisconsin and students were able to hold a snake (a highlight for many students!). Following the snake presentation, we learned about Voyagers and the job they completed. We also learned a few games they liked to play including tomahawk throwing, a version of tug of war, and a new way to arm wrestle. We wrapped up the day with a chance to explore the exhibits in the welcome center where we learned about the history of Wisconsin and more about glaciers. By the end of the day we all felt tired and happy about our trip!
Students were challenged to move six cups from the stacked position to a pyramid using only a rubber band and five pieces of string while working together. Working as a team, we can achieve anything!
Stanley Historical Museum On Tuesday, September 27th, our class will be walking to the Stanley Historical Museum to learn about the history of Stanley. We will only be gone a short time out of the day. Please remember to bring walking shoes!
Ice Age Trail Students also received copies of permission forms for our Ice Age Trail Field Trip-those are due on September 27th. In fourth grade we study the land of Wisconsin and our visit to the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Interpretive Center in New Auburn allows students to learn about the glaciers that shaped much of the land in Wisconsin. They also learn about the way Wisconsinites lived many, many years ago! Our class will be visiting on October 13th, so be sure to mark your calendar! If you need another permission slip, click below!
Today was a great first day of fourth grade! I am so lucky to spend the year with this bunch of bright and kind students!
Welcome to Fourth Grade! This year is sure to be an exciting year of learning, growing, and loving school. Throughout the year, I will be sharing photos of our class as we learn and grow together, so be sure to check back often! I can't wait to get to know each of you!
Classroom SNEAK PEAK!
A Little About Ms. Konkel: This is my third year at Stanley-Boyd. I graduated from UW-River Falls with an Elementary Education major and a Mathematics minor. While I am not working I enjoy spending time reading, knitting, crafting, and spending time with family. I am excited to continue to work and learn with our Stanley-Boyd fourth graders. Go Orioles!