Fourth grade has been one busy classroom as of late. First, we concluded our study of the Circulatory System by dissecting a sheep’s heart. It is one thing to study the parts of the heart on paper, but when you can touch and cut into a real heart, then you can truly understand how it works. This dissection could never have occurred without seven 4th grade parent helpers and Ms. Brannon, the 7/8th grade Science teacher. This is one of the reasons why Seven Peaks is so special. Parents are always willing and able to assist in so many ways. Plus, the teachers at Seven Peaks collaborate often to create stimulating learning opportunities for our students.
Fourth grade has also been working diligently with their kindergarten buddies on designs for our new “Design Lab”. Mrs. Cauble and I have been so impressed with the creative ideas and energy the children have. They can’t wait to get the lab up and running.
Finally, we are about to depart on our overnight field trip to Camp Hancock. Camp Hancock is an OMSI field station located in Fossil, Oregon. This field trip coincides with our next Core Knowledge unit- Geology. This is always a highlight of the fourth grade year. Hands-on learning while having a ton of fun with your classmates!
In the art room 4th grade has been busy finishing up their myths! Students learned about myths and why they were invented. Then they wrote their own mythological story and drew out their mythical creatures. Finally they put them all together and they are now posted in the MS wing near the art room for viewing! Come by and check them out. 4th was then busy with creating the beautiful art the was recently sold in the auction! Their birds were full of character and expression and I can’t wait to see who gets to take the wonderful piece home. Currently, students are working on marbling paper and creating a wonderful circus themed “fancy cycling” work with trick bike riders! Look for these lovely works of art in our quickly approaching Annual Art Show!