Fourth Graders embarked on a journey through Greek mythology during Reading Workshop this week. Students learned how to identify myths by taking a close look at the characters, plot and setting. Next, they took a closer look at the myth of Daedalus and Icarus, noticing that they could infer character traits through the author’s words.
Fourth Graders began a new science unit this week learning all about the human body. Scientists have been counting up the bones in their torso, arms, legs, and head. After all the calculating was done, students concluded an adult skeleton has 206 bones in their body. Students took turns observing each other’s movements while jumping rope. Then, they discussed and argued the skeleton’s function within the body. The most important lesson learned this week, however, is that the human body is one amazing structure!
Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
This week we completed our first field trip to James Island County Park for kayaking and paddle boarding lessons. We had a blast! We started with paddle boarding and students learned the proper way to sit, stand and kneel on their boards and how to do a pivot turn. We had beautiful weather and a lovely day on the water!
Tuesday, May 1st Poet Muse Presentation at 8:15am
Friday, May 4th Grandparents and Special Friends Day (10am – 11:30am dismissal)
Friday, May 4th Pass-It-On (5pm-6pm @ The Charleston Museum)
May 7th – 11th Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 10th Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
Sunday, May 13th Mother’s Day
May 14th -18th ERB Testing
May 20th End of the Year Picnic @ Magnolia Plantation (3:30-5pm)