Welcome to 4th grade!
Welcome to 4th grade! I am so excited to introduce myself as your child’s 4th grade teacher! My name is Jenny Johnson and this is my fifth year at Longan, and my third year teaching 4th grade. While the beginning of this year will certainly be different than anything we are used to, I look forward to getting to know you and your children, and working together to have a wonderful and successful 4th grade year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me this week with any questions or concerns you may have! I am happy to help and look forward to speaking with you all later this week.
We had a special guest teacher today who specializes in watersheds, specifically in Henrico County, part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We learned about watersheds earlier this year, so this was a great review and wonderful opportunity to see examples of exactly how a watershead works. This reminds us that everything we do to the environment (even right outside our houses!) eventually effects all of our water sources as well. The rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and eventually our oceans!
Thank you to all of our chaperones for making our field trip today possible! Our class enjoyed an outdoor lesson learning all about the Powhatan Indians. We walked through a longhouse, touched agave fibers, wove reeds, planted corn, and so much more! The kids were read a traditional Powhatan story, explored the forest for natural resources, and touched so many items: deer antlers, turtle shells, squash, rabbit furs, and tree bark. After our class, we had a picnic lunch with the entire 2nd grade and explored the gardens. It was an awesome day!
We have been working hard with Longan’s ESL teacher, Mrs. Moss to prepare a class research project on China. We used computers and books to research and learn about their food, written language, geography, and most famous inventions and contributions! We had so much fun learning about China and sharing this wonderful project at International Night!
Click the link below to see a video of each student sharing fun facts about China!
Two of our friends (Kyler and Guilherme) also had the chance to appear on the morning announcement and encourage students to attend International Night in Portuguese! Check out all of our hard work and our finished products below!
Spring Picture Day is coming up soon! Be sure to send in your picture money, dress your best, and smile big on Thursday, 3/29.
Can you believe Spring Break is right around the corner? Mark your calendars for HCPS Spring Break 4/2-4/6. Enjoy this relaxing time with your friends and family!