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I know you love Goosebumps!  Can you create your own story?

Bird ID

I know you enjoyed our Bird ID program with Ms. Helena.  I don’t want us to stop looking for birds around our everyday lives and trying to figure out what each bird is named.  I found this great Audubon site.

Biome foldable assignment

Go to this page to help you with your foldable research today.

Design a Panda Habitat

Build Yourself Wild

I hope you are having a great weekend.    Enjoy!

Build Yourself Wild



This week, we are creating our Edmodo accounts.  Each week you will have an assignment to answer and for those assignments you complete correctly, you can earn a badge.

Welcome Back!

It’s here again – the beginning of school.  I hope you had fun this summer but you kept on learning and tried a few creative activities to spark your mind!  I guess you may have noticed, I am moving back to 4th grade GATE.  I enjoyed teaching 5th grade and having this same group of students for two years but I felt it was time to go back to my roots – 4th grade:)

It is going to be a great year. You are going to learn so much and I am going to learn so much along the way with you.  I don’t know everything we will be learning this year as I try to take your interest in mind.  I know a few things I enjoy learning along with you – life science – well, really any science at all.  Because of, we have owl pellets and frogs just ready to dissect. Sound like fun?  Don’t forget – I also love to delve into mythology, especially Greek mythology.  We can learn a lot about our civilization while learning about the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians.  And of course, if you know anything about me, I LOVE technology.  Technology really gives us a chance to be able to showcase what we have learned.  Oh, I forgot.  We will get to do a little birding this year, too.  The Birmingham Audubon Society will be coming to see us and teaching us a lot about birds and this great hobby of birding and making us think like an ornithologist!  If you have never used binoculars, you will get a chance to learn how to use them the correct way.

Who knows what else we will learn and do.  It’s up to you!  I know we have a trip to McWane and the Botanical Gardens.

Looking forward to another great year in GATE!

24/7 Science

Don’t get bored this summer!  Try some of these activities and games and grow your brain.


Want to make your owner posters or headers for you webpage – visit PicMonkey. That is how I made the header for our webpage.

Comix for you

Learn to Type

Electromagnet Spectrum

Great game to go along with our topic this week.

Types of Energy

We are studying types of energy this week.  Here’s a game to try out types of energy.

Alien Juice Bar

To go along with our unit, and that the fact that we are experimenting on household chemicals to see what is an acid and what is a base, I thought this game  would be fun.

Build an Atom

Build an Atom

Click to Run