As part of our immigration unit in social studies, 3rd and 4th grade students went on a field trip to an Afghani restaurant, the Khyber Pass Cafe in St. Paul. We talked with owner Emel Sherzad and learned about his immigration experience. We took the city bus to the restaurant. This was the first time on the public bus for some students in the class. Emel Sherzad, owner of the Khyber Pass Cafe and a.. Read More
Third and fourth grade students worked in groups to create paintings using circles as a unifying principle. We talked about various symbolic meanings of circles, including unity and community. After some initial brainstorming, each student had several designs. Then, in groups students looked for common elements in their drawings and tried to come up with a theme. It was difficult for some groups to agree at first, but eventually they.. Read More
Friends School of Minnesota 3rd and 4th graders went on a full-day field trip to Fort Snelling State Park on Wednesday, October 24th. It was the first of four trips to the Mississippi River this year.
Block structures are an important part of my 3rd & 4th grade classroom. We have two building areas in the Bayou classroom and they are busy places all year long.
With thunderstorms rumbling through the Twin Cities, the Bayou class of 3rd and 4th graders quickly packed the bus, hightailed it out of the city and headed down to YMCA Lake Pepin for our class overnight trip in early May.
Yea-we did it! All the third and fourth graders produced a great play: The Fairy Tale Never Told. Students brainstormed, wrote, rehearsed, and staged the play. This intensive drama unit is an opportunity for the students to take part in something that is made possible by all 35 of them working together!
The eagles are back! Third and fourth graders have been keeping an eye on the Decorah, Iowa eagle nest web cam since February.
Fourth grade math was filled with 10’s in January. We learned about exponential growth through the use of bit cubes. We built structures that represented ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand and a million cubes.