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4th Grade Reflection

Getting The Roots Down

At the beginning of the year, school was very exciting! We worked on fairly simple things. After a few weeks or so, school was cool! My teacher, Mrs. Rickard was telling how many projects and fun/awesome things we would be doing this year. From that moment I knew this year would be awesome!


What We Did This Year

Personally I thought this year was a pretty good year. We did what normal 4th graders do, I mean we did Math, Writing, Reading, Science, and Social Studies.  Honestly I don’t know what it was but I just loved everything we did this year! During Math we did, decimals, rounding, area and perimeter, fractions, and lots more things. During Writing we did, nonfiction writing, poetry, and also biography. In Reading really all we did was read, and book clubs… Then in science we did some land and water experiments, and some Science sheets. Last but not least Social Studies… In social studies we did, really just Colonial America.

Favorite Subject

My favorite subject was probably writing if you couldn’t tell from this blog post. My favorite subject was writing because ever since 1st grade my teachers told me I was an amazing writer, and from then that made me inspired to write more, and well now I just love writing.


Projects We Did This Year

The first project we did during the year was something called a curiosity project. In case you’re wondering a curiosity project is, it is when you pick a topic you wanna research on then make a slideshow in drive. For my topic I did Golden Retrievers. I did Golden Retrievers because i’ve always loved dogs but especially that certain breed, so I figured why not do my project on Golden Retrievers. Another project we did was, Colonial America. Personally I loved this project because I thought researching about this topic was very fascinating. The last project I can remember is making my WeVideo. WeVideo is an app that lets you make these cool videos. I made a PSA about Ocean pollution. Just in case you’re wondering a PSA is a public service announcement.


Favorite Project

My favorite project this year was probably my Ocean PSA. My Ocean PSA was my favorite project because, I think it’s important to keep the Ocean clean. Alos it’s important to let everyone know what is happening to our Oceans when we litter.


Read Aloud

My class and I have read a few books for read aloud. Some books we read were, “Blood On The River”, “Book Scavenger”, “The Tiger Rising”. All those books were amazing! I really did like read aloud. “Blood On The River” was a historical fiction book,  “Book Scavenger” was a mystery book, And “The Tiger Rising” was a fiction book. Those books were some of the best books i’ve ever read.


Favorite Read Aloud

My favorite read aloud was “Book Scavenger”. I like “Book Scavenger” because it was a mystery book and my favorite genre is mystery. I also really like this book because it was very interesting, because a girl named Emily finds a book called “The Gold Bug” and it is a very interesting and strange book. If you wanna find out more read the book!


The End of 4th Grade

Sadly 4th grade is coming to an end. This year was a really great year, and one of the best! I really hope next year will be as good as this year!


Learning From our Differences

Every year at, Heathcote elementary school we do something called learning from our differences. Learning from our differences is a day where someone who has a disability comes in and teaches the students about they’re disability.

Today a man named, Dennis Oehler came in and tought us about his disability. When Dennis came he seemed totally fine… He wasn’t deaf, he wasn’t blind, he was also walking perfectly. He seemed totally  fine.

When Dennis came to tell us about his story I was staring at him and thinking, does this guy really have a disability? But then the teachers told us to sit so he could talk. I have to admit, Dennis was a really funny guy.

Finally Dennis starting talking about his story! He said,”I was packing up to go home from work when my friend comes up tome and asks,”hey I got 2 hockey tickets wanna come?” And of course Dennis said,”ya sure!” So they went to the game and it was pouring rain. But the rain slowed them down so they came to the hockey game late. they went in and had lots of fun! But when the hockey game was over they were gonna go home. Since they parked in the very back of the parking lot they had to walk pretty far and they got soaked by the rain. They were about to go home but the engine wasn’t working.

That’s when Dennis stepped outside and called someone over. The person they pulled over and helped them and then they were on the highway. There was lots of traffic and so they had to wait and wait. Finally the traffic started moving and they were pulling into the rite lane when they’re engine stopped again. The traffic was moving but they weren’t The people behind them didn’t know what was happening so they started to honk they’re horn. Then Dennis went outside to move the car to the side by hand.

The person behind them couldn’t wait 30 seconds so they went around them. But the car behind Dennis didn’t see him and that’s when the car hit him. Dennis was taking to the hospital imediantly. When he woke up he found himself with a fake leg. When the hospital sent Dennis home Dennis didn’t leave the house for 3 months. But thats when his best friend dragged him to the Paralympics. Dennis found it really cool and thats howhe became a marathon runner in the Paralympics!

Colonial Day

On December 15 we had Colonial Day. Colonial Day is when all the 4th grade dresses up like the colonials did and we do all these fun things like, tin smithing, Dame school, toys and games, stenciling, And many other fun things! The point of Colonial Day is to teach kids all about the Colonial times and for us to see how it would have been like back then.

My favorite activity was Dame school. Dame school was  my favorite because the teacher actually taught us the way they taught the Colonials. The best part about Dame school was the spelling bee. The spelling bee was my favorite part because she gave the girls very easy words and she gave the boys very hard words.

One thing I learned about Colonial  life is that back then they thought that boys were smarter then girls. They thought that because they expected more from boys then girls.

I want to learn how they made they’re weapons. For example what they made them out of. I want to learn that because back during the colonial times they didn’t have what we have now so i’m very interested in learning that.

Colonial times were different from today because back then they didn’t have flash lights, or any technology. They didn’t have lots of the things we have now. Another reason colonial times are different from today is because now there are many types of materials they didn’t have.




Curiosity Project-Golden Retrievers

A Curiosity Project is when you choose a topic you want to research about. When your done listing all your information you gather it and make a slide show.

My Curiosity Project was about golden retrievers. Chose this topic because I loved dogs for so long. But my favorite dog was a golden retriever. There my favorite dogs because my mom had one growing up and i love when you look in there adorable eyes.

This is my Curiosity Project:

It was super fun to do this slide show on golden retrievers. It was a great expirience to learn more about my topic. I really really REALLY hope we will do another slide show on a new topic. If we do I think my topic will be deadly animals.