Tonto National Monument Park Ranger

Ranger Jen came last week.  She was excited because she hadn’t been to any schools yet this year.  She came all the way from Tonto National Monument.  She showed us the animals that live there and she even told us what a vertebrate is and an invertebrate is.  A vertebrate is an animal with a back bone and an invertebrate is an animal that does not have a back bone.  She taught us different kinds of adaptations.  We played a game.  She put pictures on animals on our backs and we had to ask our friends questions about the animal.  I guessed mine right.  I had a snake.  The game was really fun.  We played three rounds.  Then she told us what was in her box.  It was a skull.  It had really big teeth and looked kind of scary.  She was really great.  By Ruth

Ranger Jen works at Tonto National Monument.  We learned about vertebrates and invertebrate animals.  We learned all about vertebrates where she works.  She told us a song about adaptations.  Ranger Jen showed us some skulls of animals.  The first skull she showed us was from a warthog.  Ranger Jen showed us a game we had to guess the animal on our back.  Ranger Jen is so funny and fun! By Ashley

Mystery Skyping in Fourth Grade

This week we did a lot of fun things.  We did three Mystery Skypes.  They were with Texas, Wisconsin, and Kansas.  A Mystery Skype is when you call someone on a big screen on camera so you can see each other.  Then you can ask questions to the person you are talking to until you can guess where their right state, country, city, or whatever.  We also had Mrs. Moore’s class come in to have all of the kids do the Mystery Skype.  I know that it will still be fun the rest of the days of school until the last, last day of school.  By Sara

 

Something we did in 4th grade was 3 Mystery Skypes.  The First one was from Texas.  First, we called the person that was the Mystery Skyper.  We were guessing her state and it was Texas.  She was talking about The Alamo, that is where she works.  We were asking about The Alamo and the hurricane.  The second was Wisconsin.  First we were getting ready for the Mystery Skype.  We has to get the maps out.  We called her and she answered.  We guessed it was Wisconsin.  The third one was with Kansas.  We got Mrs. Moore’s class to come play with us.  We were getting ready for the Mystery Skype.  We were being quiet because they did not know what our state was.  We guess their state was Kansas.  By Emily R