Fourth graders from Tackan Elementary School recently read “Dasher” by Matt Tavaras during their library class with Mrs. Robinson. The book tells the story of how Santa’s sleigh came to be driven by reindeer. Students were tasked with building a reindeer out of paper cups, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks and masking tape. The reindeer then had to “fly” using Sphero Bolt and Sphero Mini robots.
The fourth graders at Accompsett Elementary School have been working on a writing centered around words of kindness this Valentine’s Day. Students created bookmarks for their classmates filled with different positive adjectives. They used Pear Deck to write an essay on why their hearts are full. They first brainstormed different ideas using a graphic organizer. After filling out the graphic organizer, students wrote topic sentences using supporting detail before completing their essay. Some of the fourth graders even created virtual Valentine’s Day cards for their classmates, incorporating pictures and a compliment.