Fourth Graders have truly loved reading myths and learning so much about the characters. They were even more excited to start writing their own myths this week. Students took their time to create their characters with archetypes, create an exciting story line, and most of all, teach a lesson through their myth.
Students continued to learn about ancient civilizations this week but we’ve shifted our focus from Egypt to Greece! We spent time this week identifying Ancient Greece on a map and mapping out different city-states, islands, as well as the bodies of water around Greece!
This week, Fourth Grade writers studied effective strategies for generating essay entries. One strategy we learned is to take a person that really matters to you and begin to list ideas about that person. From there, you are able to write about these ideas. First you observe then write, “The thought I have about this is…” and let the writing spark new thoughts for later entries. Writers learned that if we reread our earlier writing, we are able to ask more questions about those entries.
Last week, we launched our new SEL unit: Curiosity. We’ve spent time talking about what curiosity is, and the resources we can use to find answers to our wonders! We’re looking forward to spending the next few weeks talking all about curiosity and what that looks like in our lives!