4th Grade is Full of Activity
Field Trip to Sanchez Adobe Both Fun and Educational
A field trip to Sanchez Adobe brought California history to life for the 4th graders. The class had the opportunity to go to Pacifica to visit Sanchez Adobe, a living history site that was occupied from prehistoric Indian times until it became a historic landmark in 1953. The students got a real feel for life in California in the early days. They learned to make candles, grind corn and rope a cow like the vaqueros. They found making bricks in the "mud pit" was more fun than work!
Mrs. Hohendorf's Father Pays a Visit to 4th Grade
The 4th Grade class had a special visitor last week. Mrs. Hohendorf's father, Phil Magallanes, visited the class to give a presentation on Pond Ecosystems. He discussed the types of plants and animals that are found in and around ponds, and showed slides to illustrate the discussion.
Mr. Magallanes resides in the Seattle area. He started his career as a Meteorologist in the Air Force. He is an avid nature photographer and a birding enthusiast. Mr. Magallanes helped the 4th graders understand ecosystems which they are currently studying in Science.
"Passport to California"
Continuing with their studies of California history, the 4th grade class presented their "Passport to California" projects this week. Each student chose a relative to interview, and then shared with the class the route that their relative took to California, as well as interesting facts and information about the places they left behind. The presentations were complete with poster boards and props illustrating where their family members came from, and the challenges they faced moving to a new State.