4th Grade News
Spring and warmer weather is upon us!
This is a very busy time of year. I will try to keep you updated without over loading you with emails. Here are the most important things going on so far:
There will be a green folder with all of the Science Fair information in it. Please don't let this overwhelm you. It does not have to be an in-depth experiment. The biggest thing to remember is that it is NOT a demonstration (volcano, light up a bulb with potato). You have to ask a question and then answer the question by doing the experiment.
Think of something that already interests you and build an experiment around it.
For example: my kids did two that were fairly easy and only took an afternoon. My daughter loved basketball and asked "Does the amount of air in a basketball affect its bounce?" She set up a tape measure, we got a pump with a gauge and she inflated the ball to different amounts held it up to the measuring tape at the same height each time and dropped it. Using an iPad, she recorded each time she dropped it so she could get an accurate reading. She then compiled her data into a graph and made her display board.
My son was obsessed with potato chips and asked "Do more expensive chips have less grease?" We gathered different types of chips that had a name brand and an off brand and graph paper. He put the same amount of chips on the graph paper, laid the same book on top for the same length of time and then counted the squares that have grease in them.
Here is a link to 200 questions that you could ask and design a project around: chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2Fella.mjusd.com%2Fdocuments%2FScience%2520Fair%2F200%2520Science%2520Fair%2520Ideas.pdf&clen=194131&chunk=true
This website has 75 ideas (some of them are demonstrations): https://www.momdot.com/75-science-fair-project-ideas/
We have idea books here too, if you need help finding one!
Please remember to have your child talk to me about their project before you begin to make sure we are all on the same page!
Science Fair projects are due: Wednesday, April 20.
I sent home permission slips on Friday for the Chrism Mass on April 7, 2022.
Please send those back by Wednesday March, 30.
Also, if you can drive please let me know ASAP!
Mark your calendars! Our class field trip will be on May 17th, 2022 to the Exploration Place in Wichita. We are scheduled to be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That means we will be will not be back before the end of school. If you have bus riders, please make other arrangements that day. We are doing the Exhibits + Dome + Live Science Show. I did not want us to be rushed to get through everything, however, if we get through everything earlier, we can always leave earlier.
We will definitely need drivers for this trip. Let me know ASAP if you can!
State testing will take place April 11-14. Look for an envelope to be coming home in the next couple of weeks. There will be a small encouragement activity for you to complete (secretly) for your child.
April 15 - 18 Easter Break
April 22 - Fun Night
April 24 - First Communion
April 28 - Spring Program (Tentative)
April 29 - Field Day
May 2 - Mrs. Whitehair's Preschool Field Trip
May 5 - Kindergarten Roundup
May 6 - Third Grade Field Trip
May 10 - After School Art Show, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
May 12 - K & 1st Field Trip
May 16 - Mrs. Hunter's Preschool Field Trip
May 17 - Fourth Grade Field Trip
May 18 - Fifth Grade Promotion Mass
May 19 - Second Grade Field Trip
May 20 - Last Day, Preschool Programs at 9:00 am (Mrs. Hunter's Class) & 10:00 a.m. (Mrs. Whitehair's Class); Fifth Grade Field Trip
May 24 - Last Day, K - 5, Dismiss 1:00