Monday, March 31st, 2014

Spring Break

Welcome Back 4G!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing week off from school. I am excited to see all of you and looking forward to hearing about your spring break adventures! Did you travel somewhere? Learn about something new? Was there a memorable activity that sticks out in your mind? I can’t wait to hear about what you did! Share about your spring break below.

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Kindness… It’s Sweeter Than Candy

This past week, we were able to spread kindness around Wescott School by showing our appreciation for all of the staff members. Each group did such a wonderful job creating a personalized message or poem that related to the candy you brought to the teacher’s lounge each day. I especially enjoyed watching each of you contribute your ideas with such enthusiasm. It was impressive to see how well you were able to work together as a team. Your messages were very meaningful and creative.

What did you enjoy most about our class activity?  Can you think of other ways that we can continue to spread kindness at Wescott? Please share your thoughts.IMG_1647

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

A Trip Back in Time

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What a fun filled day we had on our first field trip to the Grove! Not only did we luck out with perfect weather, but we got to explore and participate in the chores that were a part of everyday pioneer life. We learned lots of interesting facts about life in the midwest during the 1800s.

It is hard to believe that a large family would fit into such a tiny log cabin. Each member of the family had a crucial role in making sure their needs were met. I can’t imagine how the early settlers survived such extremes in their environment without modern day conveniences such as air conditioning, indoor plumbing, electric stoves, and refrigerators. Can you imagine having to walk miles in order to shop at a general store or to retrieve a bucket of water?

We also learned how important it was for children to participate in daily chores, which allowed the households to run as smoothly as possible. Children in that time period hardly had any time to play games. Although, we were able to play the “pin drop” game, which was very exciting. You even got to build your very own log cabin! What was your favorite part of the field trip? Did you learn any information that you found to be surprising? Please share your thoughts about our trip to the Grove.

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Welcome to 4th Grade!

We have just completed our first full week of 4th grade! It was a busy and exciting time as we settled into a new school year. Our first few days of school were spent organizing our supplies and familiarizing ourselves with our classroom. Later in the week, you were able to learn more about your classmates and participate in several team building activities. This was a great way to practice working cooperatively with your peers, while developing problem solving strategies. One of my favorite activities this week was the “History of A Name.” It was so fascinating to hear the meaning behind your names or  how they were chosen. What was your favorite activity so far?

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