On May 9th we took a trip to Chippewa Falls to experience "Past Passed Here!" This make shift camp had a number of different tents and presenters to tell us about what life was like in Wisconsin many years ago! We were able to use the information we learned in the classroom and see what it was like in real life!
On Wednesday we opened our doors to our region museum for visitors to learn about the South! During this project, students worked independently and collaboratively to create a presentation for their chosen topic. We were able to share our hard work with students in all grade levels, as well as used the other fourth grade classrooms to learn about the four major land regions of the United States. Enjoy the photos of the final products and hard work all students put in to creating their projects!
On Wednesday, we had to say goodbye to our classroom helper, Makayla. Makayla, a SB senior, had been working with us each morning since the start of Trimester 2. She was always willing to help us with our math boxes, spelling work, and show us how important what we are learning now is for our futures! We enjoyed working with her and are sad to see her go!
Good luck in your last trimester of high school! We will miss your smiling face each morning!
Valentine's Day Activities
Our Valentine's Day Party was a success! Using conversation hearts we faced four challenges: Heart-A-Stack (see how many hearts you could stack on top of each other), Heart-A-Stack 2.0 (see how many hearts you can stack on a craft stick), Candy Face (move a heart from your forehead to your mouth without any hands), and Pick Me Up Valentine (move all hearts from one place to the next using just a straw). After our challenges, we followed directions to draw a bee, exchanged valentines, and colored, drew, and complete heart problems. What a fun afternoon!
Published Book Reviews
We submitted our work to Scholastic's "Share What You're Reading" Website and some of our reviews have been published on their website! Look for the book you wrote your review on to see if your work has been published.
Thinking about reading a new book but not sure if you would enjoy it? Look for the review online and see if the reviewer persuades you to giving it a try!
We were all looking fancy as we waited for our Christmas Program, so why not take some class pictures? We sure do LOVE being silly!
Battle of the Books!
We read as many as we could, absorbing as many details as possible! Congrats to Mr. Wagner's class as this year Battle of the Book Champions!
While learning about how energy is stored and transferred, made chain reaction machines! Check out our learning in action!
Home Place Visit
Before celebrating Thanksgiving with our families, we made a trip to the HomePlace to celebrate the holidays with residents. We enjoyed coloring, playing games, and talking with the residents and our classmates.
Ice Age Trail Field Trip
Our trip to the Ice Age Trail was a great adventure! We started the morning with a hike along the Ice Age Trail while we learned about how the glaciers formed hummocks (hills or high pieces of land) and kettles (low areas of land). Students were able to knock our leader, Rod, off as King of the Rock by answering questions about glaciers. After a break for lunch, we headed inside to hold the snake and learn about Voyagers. Again, Rod taught us what it was like to be a voyager and how strong these men were. He taught us different games the voyagers liked to play in their free time, including Voyager Arm Wrestling, Voyager Tug of War (sometimes called Cat and Mouse), and how to throw a tomahawk. After we learned how to do all of these things, we went outside and actually played the games and threw the tomahawk. We were also able to experience what it was like to be a part of the logging industry by working like a lumberjack to saw off a piece of a log. The last part of our trip had us heading inside to the Nature Center to explore the exhibits. We worked in groups to learn more about plants, animals, and the land during the Ice Age. Overall we had a fabulous time learning out in nature!
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