Thursday, January 27, 2011

State of the Union: Education

On Tuesday evening President Obama gave the annual "State of the Union" address. Please watch this excerpt from the speech that focuses on education.

Once you have watched this portion of the speech, write a reaction.

You might want to talk about your favorite part of the speech, how the speech makes you feel, or what the speech connected you to.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


On Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King is a symbol of fighting non-violently for equal rights. Many people view Dr. King as a hero for his work. Heroes can be people who do extrodinary things such as Dr. King, they can also be people who are part of our lives and might not be famous.

Think about a person that has influenced your life.

What makes someone a hero?
Who is your hero? Why is he/she your hero?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Fourth Graders!

It is 2011 and one of the traditional practices is to create some resolutions or goals for the new year!

Think about something that you want to improve upon or practice less/more this year.

Please write a response with your New Years Resolution, explain how the resolution is a change from your current lifestyle.

Example: This year, my New Year's Resolution is to drink less soda. Soda tastes great but it is not the healthiest choice of drinks. I am going to try to change this habit buy drinking more water when I am thirsty and 100% juice in place of soda. Drinking less soda will help to make my diet healthier.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Year in Pictures - What Will You Remember?

In the most recent Time For Kids magazine, our class looked and many pictures from the past year. Many of the major events have been showcased in this magazine. For a complete list of captions to each photo click on the link:,28391,2036516,00.html

Think about 2010. We have studied many of the current events of the year from the Chilean miners to the BP Oil Spill.

Look ahead to 2020. Choose one event from 2010 that you think will have a lasting impact on you and the world. What event do you think will have to most impact on you in 10 years?

Please answer with a well written response. Tell why you think this event will have a lasting impact.

Once you have posted read what other classmates have written and respond.