Fourth Grade are learning about Animal Adaptions as part of their Science project. They have been using the website SwitcherooZoo to research really unusual animals with a focus on how they are adapted to their habitats.
They also created fictional creatures on the website, selecting elements of the bodies of four different creatures, gave them appropriate names and wrote poems about them.
Sunday May 12th was Mothering Sunday here in the USA and we decided to bring a UK element to the special occasion. We decorated cards and photo frames in the theme of “Tea for Two”. The children were very proud of their hard work.
This week is designated as annual Teacher Appreciation week here in North Carolina. Some of the pupils will explain what it is…..
On Monday 29th of April, Mrs Macniven and her 4th grade class were invited to attend the annual International event at the local High School. The pupils dressed in tartan and performed the Dashing White sergeant every half an hour throughout the evening. Mr and Mrs Macniven also had a table sharing lots of information about Scotland. There were 29 countries represented on the night.Bazaar MAP FINAL
On Thursday May 2nd the whole of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade, 21 classes had their annual Field day. Completely different from our Sports Day. There were 20 different events, many of them involved water and getting very wet and we all rotated around every event all day. it was great fun but the weather did let us down.
Temperatures are normally in the 90s in May but we have a freak weather system around at the moment with lots of rain and temperatures in the mid 60s, so there were quite a lot of cold children on the day. The weather did not spoil the fun factor though.
Tomorrow, Thursday 25th April, we have all our parents coming into class to listen to our stories. We were given a bare book, one with nothing on the outside or inside. Then we had to choose the best piece of writing we have done this year, we had to edit and improve it a lot. Then we had to write it out in cursive, illustrate it, design a front cover and blurb for the back cover, include a title page, dedication page, about the author and compliments page for our readers to review our work. We are really looking forward to sharing our own personal books with our parents and classmates tomorrow! Have a look at our front covers and blurbs. What do you think the stories are about? What do you think of them?
Mr and Mrs Macniven are very excited as they have been given passes to attend a very special Scottish Event near where they live in Charlotte North Carolina. Click on the picture to find out more….
Hello to all at Law Primary. Thank you for all your comments on the weblog, we love reading them..we have been out of touch for a few weeks as we had a serious problem with our technology and school server recently, which has now been resolved. So we hope to be keeping you up to date with what is going on.
3rd , 4th and 5th grade are about to sit their practice EOG`s (End of Grade assessments) next week before they go on Spring break. They have one 2 hour Reading test on Monday and another two hour Maths test on Tuesday. They follow the same conditions as pupils at the High School who sit their Standard Grades. These are practice tests and the real thing are at the end of May. As you can imagine it quite a stressful time for the students….
Fourth grade have just finished their Science project on Rocks and Minerals in which they learn a lot of the same things that primary 7 do at home in the Structure of the earth project. They all chose an area they were interested to research further and then presented this to the class. They worked hard and wanted to share what they did.