On Thursday, Fourth Graders delighted their parents during our Poet Muse Presentation. During this time, students not only recited poetry but also presented their iMovie’s that were filled with research about their Poet muse. We were excited to welcome Marcus Amaker, the first Charleston Poet Laureate, who came to watch because he was selected as a muse. After the presentation, parents were able to read the poems that the 4th Graders wrote that were inspired by their muse!
This week during Reading Workshop, students selected an endangered animal to focus on during our Animal Adaptations study. Students will use their nonfiction reading abilities to find the main idea, pick out important details, and make inferences based on word choice within the articles and information about their animal. By the end of this unit, students will have a clear example of animal adaptations as it relates to a specific animal and the ability to relate it across species around the world.
The weather is beautiful and spring has sprung in our backyard! Students returned to our earlier study of bees and decided to plant flowers again in our planter box to help attract and feed the bees we have in our hive. Fourth Graders worked together to churn the soil, dig the holes, plant, and water the beautiful flowers. Many students shared personal experiences and tips they have learned from gardening at home.