We took a field trip to the Kelton House Museum. We learned a lot about what life was like in the mid to late 1800's, and we learned more about the Underground Railroad and Ohio's role.
Both classes participated in a combined Task Party. There was some really great creative and critical thinking going on!
The class participated in a TASK party on Thursday. A TASK party is a social, improvisational event during which participants perform tasks that are written on pieces of paper and drawn at random. Once a task is finished, students wrote a new task for others and drew a new one to perform. Tasks ranged from design challenges, to social games such as duck, duck, goose, to innovation challenges.
The kids have been working on letters to introduce themselves to our pen pals in South Dakota!
We had a great time learning more about ecosystems today from Ms. Hoff from Glacier Ridge Metropark. The kids played a game that simulated how biotic and abiotic factors interact in an ecosystem. Some kids were the consumers, some were the producers, and some were the decomposers. We got to see first-hand what happens when an invasive plant or animal species is introduced into an ecosystem.
We are so proud of the 4th graders for organizing and completing the community service Book Drive for the Oyate Concern School in South Dakota. Over 500 books weighing around 200 lbs were collected! It was amazing to see how invested our students were in making sure the Book Drive was a success. They realize how lucky we are to have a school library filled with books, and they wanted to allow other students the opportunity to choose from a variety of books as well.
Thank you to Mrs. Kuchinka and the Dublin Arts Council for a fabulous field trip! We analyzed Alfred Tibor's sculptures, listened to recordings of Mr. Tibor explain the meaning behind his artwork, and created our own mosaic based on colors and emotion.
This week, the students had the opportunity to experiment with computer coding and programming during their library time. We also stumbled upon a drawing with code website during math class. Click here to experiment with the drawing with code website.
We enjoyed learning new drawing techniques from our guest author/illustrator, Steve Harpster! Here is his website if you want to check out his videos at home: http://www.harptoons.com/lesson_navigation.html
We participated in a mini Cardboard Challenge in class. It is amazing to see the students work together to complete a shared project. Some Scottish Corners students also came to the Dublin City Schools Cardboard Challenge at Scioto High School!