Posted below are some photos from the first few weeks of school. Photos include students doing the following: identifying the schoolwide learning expectations, using tools to observe, creating relief maps of Oregon, and acting goofy. It has been a fantastic beginning to the school year.
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.
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
For parents: I was recently introduced to this list. A helpful reminder to the mindset of the younger generations. Very interesting stuff. Beloit Mindset List: Class of 2016
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.
I'm learning how to post YouTube videos. My first attempt is this video, which was made during the video editing camp this summer. If you can watch it, that means it worked!