Movement Study Trip
We got back on the water this week and boy was it hot! Students could not resist the lure of the water and practiced safe ways to get in and out of their boats while on the water. We purposely capsized ourselves, going all the way over and learned how to empty our boats of water. The heat had everyone going for a dip and putting their safety practices into action. Races and games ensued and we all had a blast. Can’t wait to switch next week!
Human Body Special Guest
This week we were delighted to welcome resident expert, Dr. Curtis Quinn, to our classroom. Dr. Quinn is a cardiac surgeon and came in to talk to Fourth and Fifth Graders about the heart. He presented a PowerPoint to show us all about the four chambers of the heart, the differences between veins and arteries, and the importance of staying healthy. Students had lots of questions and got even more excited to get their hands on some hearts. Dr. Quinn will be joining us again next week to help with dissecting hearts!
This week students put their test taking skills to the test! We spent some time each day completing the ERB Standardized Test. Much of the focus leading up to theses test has been on good test taking skills, strategies, and habits. Students have learned to pre-read, reread, and manage their time. Taking this type of test is a skill that students will have to utilize throughout their school careers. TCS believes that students need to become familiar and comfortable with the test taking environment and process, however we do not place a lot of emphasis upon the test itself. Fourth Graders’ favorite part was filling in the bubbles.