Science in the NW

Today in science, we discussed how scientists use models to help them collect data and answer questions. We defined and compared two and three-dimensional models and discussed examples of each. One excellent example of a three-dimensional model we found was the tsunami research lab at Oregon State University.

I encourage all parents to watch the video with your child and have a discussion about it. This is a great example of how interesting and cool science can be.

The BFG


On October 19, we will be heading to the NW Children’s Theater to watch a performance of The BFG. If any parents would like to be considered to chaperone this field trip, please sign the top of the permission slips that are attached to Thursday’s (9/27) weekly evaluations.

Fwd: Get to Know the Columbia River

20120920-204319.jpg
A Native American fisherman fishes just west of the Bonneville Dam

4th grade is the year we learn about Oregon and you can’t get to know Oregon without getting to know the Columbia River. Our Northern border is loaded with rich history, natural beauty, and economic possibilities. If you get the chance, click on the link below to take a look at an incredible photo essay from Bruce Ely and Jamie Francis of the Oregonian and oregonlive.com.

Columbia River: Great River of the West

2012-2013 4th Grade with Mr.B

I am planning on having a website available to students and parents all year. The website will include homework assignments, reminders, upcoming events, photos, and videos. I will do my best to update it regularly. This is my first time doing this, so we’ll see how it goes.