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Fourth-Graders Teach Peers About World War II

In fourth-grade social studies, we wrapped up an interesting unit on World War II. The students were extremely engaged during these lessons, and we had many thought-provoking discussions and activities. The kids' summative assessment was to research a specific topic about World War II and then create a Google slideshow presentation that they would use while teaching ...

By |2018-08-29T21:00:57-04:00May 21st, 2017|Categories: HSP-Noga|

Fourth-Graders Study Famous Ohioans

The fourth-graders worked hard on a cross-curricular social studies and English project in which they each researched a famous Ohioan from the 1800s or early 1900s. They went through the entire writing process in class, which involved researching, writing down facts on note cards, organizing the information, drafting a four-paragraph report, revising, editing and then ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:25-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|

Students Take Virtual Trip On Underground Railroad

The fourth-graders had the opportunity to take an awesome virtual field trip in the distance learning lab via the Ohio History Connection. The program was called "Can She Trust You?" This trip took students back to 1850s Ohio, and their task was to help an escaped slave find the Underground Railroad conductor who was going ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:26-04:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|

It Was an Exciting Week in the Bridge!

The students had an amazing week of learning, exploration and fun! In social studies, the fourth-graders continued their unit on slavery and the Underground Railroad, and the discussions and questions were quite stellar. Also, as part of a cross-curricular unit in language arts and social studies, the students began their famous Ohioans research project. In the ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:26-04:00March 5th, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|

Fifth-Graders Create Amazing Native American Projects

The fifth-graders are in the middle of presenting their Native American projects, and I am beyond impressed with the level of creativity and imagination they demonstrated this year. Students worked hard on the research and report-writing process in class, and it's clear that at home they worked equally hard constructing spectacular dioramas, models, brochures, pottery pieces, mobiles ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:26-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|

Fourth-Graders Participate in “Great Mail Race”

After receiving a postcard from an elementary school in Massachusetts as part of "The Great Mail Race," I decided to embark upon this project with my classes. Students in fourth-grade social studies researched various points of interest and landmarks in our great state of Ohio and then practiced their informational writing skills by composing a paragraph with ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:26-04:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|

Mesoamerican Cultures Fascinate Fifth-Graders

In fifth-grade social studies, we have been studying the Maya, Aztec and Inca cultures. The students have been extremely fascinated by all of the amazing tidbits we've learned about these early people. For example, did you know the major Mayan cities were mysteriously abandoned and no one knows why? Were you aware that in the ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:26-04:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|

Fourth-Graders Plan Pioneer Villages

In grade 4 social studies, the students have been learning about how the United States divided land in the Northwest Territory after the Revolutionary War. The pupils were given the task of planning their own pioneer townships. They had to think of what would be important if they founded their own village, as well as ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:27-04:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|

2017 Is Going To Be A Spectacular Year!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. It's hard to believe that it's already 2017 and that the school year is nearly half over. It's so cliche, but time certainly does fly! In grade 4 language arts, we will be diving back into our verb unit and studying irregular verbs and ...

By |2018-08-29T21:01:27-04:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bridge: Grade 4-5, HSP-Noga|