By: Mrs. Sullivan
Fourth Grade Teacher
We have sailed through January in fourth grade. It’s astounding how quickly the time passes when we are busy traveling back through time and exploring with different experiments!
Students have been engaged in reading “I Have a Dream” and learning about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. We discussed the significance of Dr. King’s role in society and the meaning behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our next journey will take us back in time to learn more about many other prominent civil rights activists who have affected our country. Each student in the fourth grade will research an individual and prepare a timeline. Additionally, each student will make the choice of representing this person’s life by preparing a biography, collage, or diorama.
In addition to traveling back through time and learning about influential people of the world, students have been studying the physical world. There have been lab experiments and observations galore! Using water and ice, we observed the different states of matter, and how they changed over a short amount of time. Students were able to observe evaporation, condensation, and solidification.
Fourth grade is full of fabulous activities. Be on the lookout for the students from Mrs. Sullivan’s class. Whether we are traveling back through time or participating in different experiments, we are always excited to learn and discover new and interesting things!