‘Tis the Season…

…for being busy!  My apologies for not updating in so long!  We have much to talk about!!

Let’s see, where to start…well, just before Thanksgiving break, a few weeks ago, we got to read through the slips in our Thankful Cups that we made at the beginning of November.  It was neat to see why our classmates were thankful for us, and it was a nice way to kick off Thanksgiving week.

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We also had some fun in Science class before break.  Students had the option of doing an extra credit project where they designed a vehicle that would carry a large amount of cargo.  There were quite a few different vehicles that came in, and each was able to carry the cargo along the course without losing any of the contents.  Once each vehicle completed the course, we discussed the best features of each vehicle, and helped give positive suggestions for improvement if the student were to redesign their vehicles.  It was a lot of fun to see all of the creativity that went into these designs.

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After Thanksgiving break, we promptly switched gears for the month of December.  Christmas program practices are underway, we are in the midst of a Greek Mythology study with the other class (stay tuned for a future update on that unit!), and, of course, we had to decorate the classroom!  The first Tuesday back after break we spent the afternoon making ornaments with the other 4th grade class.  Half of us were making ornaments while the other half had an additional Greek Mythology lesson.  Then, halfway through, we switched groups.  This worked out great for ornament stations, and the Greek activities were really interesting as well!!

Here are our classroom Christmas decorations, all ready for the season:

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The students also painted some gorgeous nativity scenes in Art class last week.  Jesus truly is the reason for the season!!

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