Jun 10

Hour of Code

Here are the websites if you are interested in doing more at home:




Have fun!!

May 28

Western Simulation Journal Topics 2015

Journal Topics:

1: Night before leaving

2: Crossing the Big Blue River; Snakeoil Salesman; Fort Kearny stop to rest

3: Crossing the Platte River; Getting ready for and weathering the storm; arriving at Fort Laramie

4: Exposed to Cholera; Meeting the Shoshone Indian Tribe

5: Fort Bridger or Sublette Cutoff; Wagon Mishaps; travel another 340 miles

6: Winter Storm; Fort Walla Walla; Choosing btwn the Cascade Mountains (Barlow Road) and/or Rafting the Columbia River; Adventures and trials on the Columbia River; Arriving safely in the Willamette Valley

7: Last Entry: Write a letter to someone back East explaining what your journey was like and what life in the Willamette Valley has been like for the last year. (at least 2 pages long)

Apr 12

MAPS Reading Practice

Choose a category and make sure to work within your RIT range. Work in a range above your score to really challenge yourself!




Mar 20

Alternate Energy Sources

Please use these links to help you research:

*START HERE*:  http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=2

Here are some other sites I already found:





If you want to do your own Google searching, use this link:  http://search.kidoos.org/us/

Nov 20

2015-2015 Weather Projects

Fourth grade students spent a good portion of time studying weather (SOL 4.6).  We examined fronts, pressure systems, types of clouds, types of precipitation, and weather tools, among other things.  To put everything we learned into practice and make it more “real,” students worked in small groups to prepare their own meteorology forecasts.  Students used online tools, Google Docs, and ActivInspire software to create their presentations.  Enjoy!


Mitchell, Fabiha, Hyrum, Riley, Josh, Vien from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Ruby, Amelia, Elizabeth, Koa, Ben from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Drew, Rebekah, Mikah, Julian, Madyson from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Reid, Sydney, Ryan, Greta, Mary from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Tyler, Ethan, Marlise, Taylor, Adeline from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Nov 11

Watershed Website

Use the link below to help you answer the questions on the webquest.


Oct 28

Washington, DC 2014

As a group, you need to use the links below to explore the different monuments.  On one (1) piece of notebook paper, you need to tell me the following:

1.  Group Members Names
2.  Memorial Choice
3.  Exhibit Choice for the Museum of Natural History
4.  Exhibit Choice for the Museum of American History

**Remember, every time you have to ask the teacher to mediate, you will lose one point off your final project grade.

Use these links to explore the monuments:

Lincoln Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial
World War II Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Use these links to explore the museums:
Museum of Natural History
American History Museum

Sep 30

Weather Tools Websites

Use the following to help you with your classwork:



Sep 29

Henrico History Project

I hope you are working on picking your topic!  Please make sure to show the packet and this blog post to the adults at home.  Remember–they can support and help you, but YOU should do the work.

**Adults–please help and support throughout this project–especially when your student is using the online sources.  Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.  Please have your student write down and bring any questions to class.  Thanks for your help and support!

Below are some additional links that might offer you some assistance:









Sep 29

4th Grade Weather Data

Feel free to use the links below to help you gather your weather data each evening. Remember, we will do the morning readings together. I like to use the NBC12 Weather information because I feel it is the most complete. If you find another site that is helpful, post it in the comments.

**If you post–use ONLY your first name. Enter your HCPS email address like you do for logging in to Google Drive. The email address will not show. You can also use your mom or dad’s address.**






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