Poetry Muse Presentation!
This week, Fourth Graders got into the poetry groove as they put on a fantastic Poetry Muse presentation for their families. Our scholars hand selected a famous poet with whom they connected and then picked one of their poems to recite for the big day! Students researched their poets in depth and created a video montage to give the audience a full picture of each poet’s life. Students rehearsed with eagerness and it was great to witness their efforts. This was a special moment for our class, as this marks the end of our presentations for the year. Please ask your child about how they felt about this remarkable presentation.
Mentor Poems & Art Blurbs!
Fourth Graders created poems inspired by their Poet Muse to add to their presentations! The poems incorporated poetic elements in theme or style and allowed students to tap into their own imagination. The process of writing poetry in this fashion fostered emotional expression and deepened their sense of ownership over their work. Students continued to fuel their creative minds by painting a piece in honor of their mentor poems. Their artwork put an exclamation mark on the hard work that went into the presentation. Please ask your child about their painting.
This week, to launch our Mystery Unit in Reading, our Fourth Grade detectives were put on a spectacular case! OJ, our beloved pet Gecko, went missing and pandemonium ensued in the classroom as students couldn’t believe their eyes…OJ had disappeared from his biome! Where did OJ go? Questions and concerns started to mount and the search for OJ began. Our scholars had to crack the code to solve the mystery. Students were given mathematical puzzles throughout the trial, to solve in pairs and were granted the next clue to gain momentum in the case. Five clues were given and then our detectives searched the classroom, the library, the Bee Garden, the Silent Zone and finally, the First Grade classroom. After an exhaustive search, they found OJ eating his delicious mealworms in First Grade! OJ was safe and sound. Please ask your child about this exciting mystery.