This week, Fourth Grade began a new study of the Roald Dahl book, the BFG. Fourth Graders aren’t inexperienced when it comes to studying this author. They have been reading Roald Dahl books for several years now. This year’s study teaches students to compare and contrast common themes an author may use in their writing. Through this novel, we have been comparing character motivations, common character traits, and similar problems found in his books. Students have realized that studying the author’s craft with an experienced perspective gives them a better overall understanding of the type of books Roald Dahl writes.
Attentive Audience Members
Scholars listened as Fifth Graders published their final writing unit this week, Personal Persuasive Essays. Fourth Graders were all ears as their peers passionately stated their strong opinions to an eager Fourth Grade audience. The Fifth Graders expressed their feelings about “No Kill Animal Shelters,” “Cruise Ships in the Charleston Harbor”, and much, much more. These persuasive topics even started a discussion among Fourth Graders of their views after hearing the research that supported each claim. They were excited to weigh in on some of these topics.
Centers this week revolved around the human body. Students were tasked with creating a 3D model of the human skeleton using paper cutouts. This appeared easy at first, but things are not always what they seem. After completing their models, students moved onto Science and Math extensions. They tinkered with science materials in order to build models of hands and feet.
Monday, May 28th Memorial Day/ No School
Thursday, May 31st 5th Grade Graduation – 11:30 Dismissal
Friday, June 1st Field Day – 11:30 Dismissal