4th Grade Off to a Strong Start
SCIENCE - Testing Hypotheses
Our 4th graders are already busy with an interesting science experiment on photosynthesis. First, 4th grade formed their hypothesis: Plants need light to be healthy and grow. In order to prove their hypothesis each student planted arugula seeds. The students were very surprised how quickly the seeds grew. When they returned to class after the weekend the seeds had already sprouted. The class placed half of the seeds in the cupboard and half in the sunlight. The 4th grade hypothesis was proven! As you can see from the photos, the plants that were in the sunlight looked much greener and healthier than those in the cupboard. The 4th graders also noticed how the plants grew towards the sunlight.
The second hypothesis 4th grade tested involved peeled and unpeeled fruit. The students predicted that ants would be more attracted to peeled fruit . . . and they were correct!
Every year 4th grade is responsible for leading the singing at first Friday mass. They are seated in the side wing of the church near the piano and they lead the school in song with the help of Ms. Reyen. The class did a wonderful job of singing out beautifully at their first mass in September.
4th grade took advantage of a beautiful day to break into groups and have their reading class in the courtyard. The students took turns reading aloud. They had a lively discussion about the story and worked on reading comprehension.
4th graders, Gigi and Lindsey celebrated their birthdays recently with donuts and cookies for the class. The treats were enjoyed by all their 4th grade friends.