Today we had the privilege of visiting the Detroit Historical Museum. It was great! There was so much to see and touch!!!! The kids loved it and learned so much about our great city. I heard many children say they wanted to return because there was so much more to see.
The museum has great exhibits that feature the auto industry, the music industry and our rich history.
We enjoyed lunch in the lunchroom after our guided tour and then had a few minutes to tour on our own.
It was a morning well spent at a great museum.
This year fourth graders were able to join a small group and read books to compete in a quiz type contest. The groups read assigned books and then competed against other schools. Questions were asked regarding the characters, setting and other details. There were over 200 participants from Southfield schools. Our fourth grade teams did not place this year , but they had a great experience and warm- up for next year!! Enjoy these pictures of the teams.
Accelerated reader has been a new addition to our fourth grade program this year. It has been fun, challenging and rewarding . To wrap up our third quarter, each student created a diorama about a book they especially enjoyed. They are wonderful creations. Lots of creativity and excellent workmanship. I am very proud of the students. Enjoy these pictures and see if you can guess the book!!!! <
Wow, has it ever been busy this first half of the year!! We have made new friends, gone new places and learned so many new things!!!
In fourth grade, we switch classes for half of our day. One half is spent with our homeroom and the other half is spent with either our math or literacy teacher. These switches keep us busy and we have to stay organized. Organization is key in fourth grade as we learn to keep track of supplies, homework, and work that needs to be done.
One big new thing this year is Accelerated Reader. Every 10 weeks we have to earn 15 points by reading literature that is grade level appropriate and taking a quiz on what we read. It keeps us busy and accountable.
We have had a great start to this year and we look forward to the new year. It is a joy and pleasure to learn and grow in this wonderful Christian environment.
Here are a few pictures of our year so far.