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Class Party :)

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Our class has been earning our class party all year by being kind, showing respect, and working hard each day. They are such an amazing class that filled our entire rule boarder with 5’s. I’m so proud of them, and I was happy to give them some time to enjoy each other and have fun! […]

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Sedimentary Rocks & Utah Fossils

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We learned about dinosaurs and other organisms that used to live in Utah millions and millions of years ago. There are many different types of fossils that show that Utah was humid, tropical, and had lakes. We find shells, trilobite, Allosaurus, and tropical plants in the sedimentary rocks of Utah today. Utah has gone through […]

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Squished Fish

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We’ve been learning about 3 ways fossils are formed: Trace fossils (tracks left behind), mineral replacement (minerals soak into bone or tree, then harden), and preserved organism (organism actually preserved). It’s been so wonderful to learn more about this myself, and then see how fast these 4th graders soak up the information. Keep it up! […]

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Casts and Molds of Trace Fossils

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These kids amaze me with everything that they can learn so quickly! They know what a mold and cast is, a trace fossil, and how to infer from the clues that organisms left millions of years ago what it might have been doing. I loved seeing how they made their trace fossils and then read […]

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What do Fossils Tell Us?

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We know a lot about animals today because we can observe and analyze them in their habitats. What about the organisms that are now extinct? Do we know what they were like? We can tell a lot about a creature by the fossils that they left behind. These 4th graders can tell you what to […]

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Christmas Celebrations!

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We had so much fun learning about Christmas traditions around the world, making Christmas crafts, and playing Christmas activities. We are so grateful for the parents who came in today to help it all happen. Thank you!! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!  

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Snowflakes, Dance EXTRA, & Presentations

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We had a great time this week seeing a lot of the students perform in a dance assembly. We also needed to decorate our room for the winter season with snowflakes. Our Native American presentations went fantastic, and it was amazing to see all the research each student was able to do and then present. […]

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Native American Pottery

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We first drew a 3D pot using curved lines to make it pop out of the paper. Then the students used oil pastels to color each section. After coloring, they painted brown paint over the pot and waited for it to dry. When their pots were dry, the ultimate challenge came–to scratch into the pots […]