The 4th grade classes have been working on multiple group projects this semester, lending to creative collaboration, research, and problem-solving skills.
Mr. Mike shares, “The 4th grade divided into 5 groups to make an environment mural: The Maldives; Borneo Rainforest; Australian Outback; Botswana Grasslands and Antarctica. They had to research animals, plants, birds and ‘water creatures’ that were endangered to draw and put on their mural. They researched adaptations and behaviors of endangered species and produced slides for the outside of their mural. The students are currently writing a persuasive essay on how global warming has affected each of these environments, and, more importantly, what we are going to do about it!”
Earlier this year in Mr. Martyn’s 4th grade class, the students worked in groups to solve a murder mystery.
Mr. Martyn shares that the project was, “a combination of teamwork, math (measuring, mapping and mental), reading by extracting information and writing a report at the end.”