March Inquiry Projects: Experimenting with Alternative Presentation Ideas

In March, 12 of my 4th graders completed their an inquiry project on a variety of topics! Notably this month, students also experimented with different final project presentations, using Youtube and Kahoot (survey games) to share their learning with one another. Animals Today and in the Past This group studied Ancient sea monsters, Dinosaurs, Chihuahuas,Continue reading “March Inquiry Projects: Experimenting with Alternative Presentation Ideas”

Cross-pollination: Reflecting on How Student’s Interests have Formed me this Year, and vice versa

I’ve been blessed this year with thoughtful, kindhearted students. As a whole, my 3rd and 4th grade classes each have their own unique characters. Fourth grade is much like a bookish older brother, while 3rd grade is a slightly insecure younger sister who loves craft projects. While it’s been an interesting year to see theseContinue reading “Cross-pollination: Reflecting on How Student’s Interests have Formed me this Year, and vice versa”

From Stewardship to the Restoration of Creation: A Theology for Student’s Great Love of Animals

Since kindergarten, students in my 3rd and 4th grade classes have zealously studied environmental pollution at a rate that has baffled their teachers. Through whole group research on the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceanic Garbage Patches to guest appearances by 1001 pets on Zoom to Student Inquiry projects on pollution, students’ enchantment with nature knowsContinue reading “From Stewardship to the Restoration of Creation: A Theology for Student’s Great Love of Animals”

Praying for the Nations Part 2: Individual Prayer and Research

This month, my fourth graders continued to build on our study and the prayers we’ve offered for various nations! Check out our prayers for Azerbaijan, Colombia, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Moroco, Nepal, and Nigeria here: Part one: A Month of Praying for the Nations After praying for 12 nations in groups inContinue reading “Praying for the Nations Part 2: Individual Prayer and Research”

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