Fourth graders at Cedaredge Elementary have been busy this year.
In Mrs. Frost's reading class several students have earned a space on her Reading Log Exemplar bulletin board with advanced reading logs.
Also in her class, students have completed activities focused on making fluency fun and visualizing stories to encourage the love of reading.
Fourth grade social studies is completely concentrated on Colorado history. Mr. Stanfield has provided several activities to help history come to life — one in particular being pictographs students created on paper that Mr. Stanfield made with coffee and vinegar to make the drawings life-like.
Ms. Berger, the fourth grade science teacher, has been bringing laptops into her classroom so all students can have access to a laptop to do a research project on an endangered animal of their choosing.
Most recently, the fourth graders experienced an exciting overnight field trip to Fruita.
Their first destination was the majestic Colorado National Monument where students participated in three different ranger-led activities that were concentrated on fossils and the different cultures of Colorado, all of which cover very important science and social studies standards.
At the end of all their exploring the students were given time to settle in with nature and create some wonderful poetry. There was inspiration everywhere.
Then it was off to spend the night in the gym of Rim Rock Elementary. They were gracious enough not only to provide the students with a place to sleep, but arranged for the cafeteria to serve dinner that night, breakfast in the morning, and pack sack lunches for Thursday. The next day the students, teachers and chaperones enjoyed a couple hours of swimming at the Fruita Recreation Center and the rest of their day was spent at The Journey Dinosaur Museum to learn some more amazing science facts.blog comments powered by Disqus