Category Archives: Social Studies

Nonfiction: Natural Disaster Magazines

After a four week process of studying nonfiction text features and conducting research, our students completed their Natural Disaster Magazines and shared with 1st grade students. The first steps were to fully understand the various nonfiction text features. These concepts … Continue reading

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Rainforest Performance

Our students were outstanding on stage together. We are so proud of all the 4th grade students who performed. The play, based on the picture book The Great Kapok Tree was a success. The other elementary students in the audience … Continue reading

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Building a “Kapok Tree”

Our students have been busy designing and building a “Kapok Tree” for the performance in a few weeks. Reclaimed wood was used for the foundation of the tree. Students even used their recess time to work in our MakerSpace to … Continue reading

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History in Present Day 2017

On Friday, our 4th grade students had the unique opportunity to not only visit the History Colorado Center but they also went on a Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Denver.  As our tour guide took us to various locations students … Continue reading

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Amazing day at Young Ameritowne

Our fourth grade students had the best day ever at Young Ameritowne in Lakewood, Colorado.  For the past two months our students have been preparing and learning which includes: job applications,  job interviews, money management skills, business sense, government, economics … Continue reading

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A Day to Celebrate Reading!

Today was a day to celebrate reading, on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Our students started the day with a literacy assembly in the Auditorium.  Shortly after the assembly Senator Michael Johnston visited our classroom to visit and read … Continue reading

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Ameritowne Election Day

Today we enjoyed a wonderful Ameritowne Election Day!  Our ceremony in the Auditorium was extra exciting as an active district judge joined as a guest speaker.  We had both Ed Clark, the former mayor of Greeley, as well as Judge … Continue reading

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A Monumental Day of Learning

Our class had a great time touring our state capitol.  The visit was very exciting as most students have never set foot inside an official governmental establishment of that magnitude. We began our day in the attic and learned some … Continue reading

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Job Interviews and Planetarium Experience!

Wow!  Thursday was a very busy day, as students went right from P.E. class to attend the Ameritowne Job Interviews.  All of the 4th grade students, that’s right, all 117 students were interviewed by a high school student who is … Continue reading

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Young Ameritowne Primary Elections

Today our class held the primary election for our day at Young Ameritowne.  Although we do not visit Lakewood, Colorado and spend a day at Ameritowne until Wednesday, March 8, the democratic process of electing student government officials has begun. … Continue reading

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