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Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Big Bite

What a week it was in room 23!  The rain on Monday helped us get right back into the swing of things for the last big push of 4th grade.  In eight weeks you will be 5th graders!  We finished chapter 10 in math, learned more about wild weather events and the Midwest region of the United States.  We organized our books bags, and wrote more poetry.  On Thursday we celebrated Poem in your Pocket day, and Shane read The Pasture, by Robert Frost, on the announcements in the morning.  The highlight of our week was the  Hopi Program from the Haffenreffer Museum at Brown University!  Mrs. Silvia was our anthropologist for for our trip to the Hopi reservation. The pictures above show just some of the highlights from this program.  We learned about the history and culture of the Hopi people and were able to participate in some Hopi customs, like the naming ceremony, and the  butterfly dance. We ground corn and made pinch pots.  Everyone had an opportunity to hold the artifacts from the museum.  It was one of the best "virtual field trips," we have ever had.  Thanks to the PCC for providing us with this great opportunity.  Next week, Ms. Liz, the JFK poet in residence will be with us to guide us on our poetry journey this year.  I can't wait for everyone to meet her, she is so cool!

1 comment:

  1. I agree, Mrs. Williams. The Hopi presentation was AWESOME. I can't wait for all of the kids to meet Miss Liz! She is fabulous!