Phoenix Art Museum

Today we went to the art museum. It took 45 minutes to get there. Also there was famous art, like George Washington.  We walked for a hour, it was fun. Also our friend Adeline, her mom came.  The tour guide was from the art museum.  She had the teacher walk down a hallway and every step she got looked smaller.  What we did is we had our fingers and measured the teacher.  People say it was funny but also she got so tiny. We played a game of I Spy. We would get a piece of paper and there was a lot of glass boxes and we had to find the stuff that was on the paper. I found a few things but she said there were statutes. So I looked and I found two of them. They were in hidden doors that were open. They were right in the hallway. One box was flicking its lights. It scared us. By Christian


This week we did a lot of fun stuff.  All of the fourth graders went on a field trip to the Phoenix Art Museum. It is a place where there are different rooms.  Each room has art stuff and different kind of drawings in the rooms.  After 3 hours we left to go back to school and went straight to lunch.  We had tour guides that led us through the museum. We went to the museum at 8:30.A.M.  After lunch we started math in the afternoon until the end of the day and then it will be a normal day on Thursday.  By Sara

Today at the Phoenix Art Museum we looked at amazing art that was cool!!! We looked at a piece of art that is called fairy flies. After that we looked at a art made out of trash, it was really cool! Then we looked at  fashion art, it was cool. Then we looked at art called hot mess.  My favorite is the fairy lights because it likes your in a black hole with lights.  That is what we did. By Gwen 

We went to the Phoenix Art  Museum.  I got to look at pictures.  They were so cool.  I liked them so much.  I had a tour guide.  I liked the lights they had there.  They are so cool.  The drive took long time it was long to me.  We had groups.  It was fun that we went there.  I’m glad we went, so glad.  I had lots of fun you should go there one day. By Alley 

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a when people celebrate people who died in Mexico.  You can celebrate it even if you don’t live in Mexico.  Mrs Gibson is a Mexican teacher at our school.  She came with her children and we talked about what you do for Day of the Dead.  Then we got a paper of a sugar skull and colored it.  We got Day of the Dead bread from Mexico.  It is way better than American bread.  The bread had colored candy sprinkles on it.  It was very good.  By Eli

November 2nd was Dia de los Muertos.  Mrs. Gibson told us all about Dia de los Muertos.  She said that Dia de los Muertos is a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and sometimes in the United States.  Mrs. Gibson gave us bread of Dia de los Muertos and a paper of a sugar skull to color.  Mrs. Gibson talked about La Catrina, a skeleton that has a fancy dress.  The poor people made La Catrina to make fun of the rich people. By Ashley

Mad Scientist Day

This week we did Mad Scientist Day.  That means on Halloween we are doing science all day.  We did 6 science experiments.  Some of them were elephant toothpaste, dissolving pumpkins, soda geyser, and an animal experiment.  We had a lot of fun.  We even had some other classes come and their teacher is Mrs. Moore.  It was all on a Tuesday.  Oh, we also did the glowing hands project.  It is when you put on a glove and put some Vaseline over the glove, but only use one finger to spread the Vaseline on one side of the glove or it is messy.  We had fun and we had fun with the other class too.  By Sara and Dulce

On Halloween we did Mad Scientist Day.  On that day we did 6 experiments.  Here are some of the experiments we did soda geyser, elephant toothpaste, and dissolving pumpkins.  for the soda geyser we put mints into the soda.  For the elephant toothpaste we mixed chemicals together.  Last for the dissolving pumpkins we put pumpkin candy into vinegar, cooking oil, water and baking soda, and water.  Then we watched what happened.  By Shyenne

Finch Adaptations

We did an experiment.  We tested out adaptations that finches have to survive.  The materials were chopsticks, tweezers, forks, straws, and tooth picks.  Those were like the beak of the finch.  We had one minute with each tool.  We had to try and take beans, rice, and pasta out of a bowl.  It taught us how the birds use their beaks to eat.  Some beaks are small, long, sharp, and stubby on the finch.  We learned about Charles Darwin and how he came up with adaptations because of the finches.  By Farrah

We did a finch experiment.  It is when you use tools to pick up spaghetti noodles (worms), beans (bugs), and rice (seeds).  Then we used different tools, forks, straws, tweezers, and chopsticks, for the different beaks of the birds.  That was our experiment.  By Gwen

Global Cardboard Challenge

One thing we did in 4th grade before we left for fall break was Cardboard Day!! We did it on a Thursday.  It was exciting!  A lot of people were creative.  Cody made the funniest game.  He made one where he would put a sign on the box that said free candy.  After the person opened the box to get free candy he would pop out of the box and scare them.  It was really funny.  Everyone could invite their family members.  A lot of people came! By Adeline

What we did for Cardboard Day was we made an arcade with cardboard.  We made \everything out of cardboard and tape.  We got to play other people’s games.  Our parents even came to play our games.  When we made the game it was very fun.  By Ernesto



On Thursday we made an arcade.  It was made out of cardboard.  We had the whole day to build it and it was really fun.  My friend helped me make mine. I got some candy and I shared it with my friend.  Only two classes made arcades.  It was us and Mrs. Moore’s class.  We went to lunch and came back.  It was almost done when we came back.  We cleaned up and got to go to the other class to play.  They came to my classroom too.  We played.  Kid’s families came to play too.  They were really happy.  It was really fun to play but it was also hard.  When it is hard you should not give up.  That is why my friend helped me and I helped her.  That is what we did for Cardboard Day. By Yaxairi


International Peace Day

This week was International Peace Day.  That is when you celebrate peace.  We made some peace pinwheels.  That is were you color a piece of paper and make a pinwheel.  We put them outside in our 4th grade garden.  Another thing we did for Peace Day was a peace packet.  We got to write on our packets how we were going to spread peace.  We did more activities in the packet too.  The last thing we did for International Peace Day was we did a sidewalk chalk peace path.  We got to draw pictures and write on the sidewalk about peace.  That was fun!  Mrs. Moore’s class joined us.  We got a little messy with the chalk.  There were a lot of pictures out on the sidewalk.  By Adeline

For Peace Day we did chalk writing on a peace path.  The peace path was on the side walk.  We got to write something nice to make this school look nice.  We wrote famous quotes about peace.  We did a peace packet.  It had work, like always, but it was fun because it had a comic that you made your own.  There was coloring and other stuff too.  We did a peace pinwheel.  We got to put them outside.  It was windy and they worked.  By Alexis

We did a Skype about Peace Day.  We Skyped with Alaska.  The other class had a hyper doc to show us.  They hyper doc had videos and pictures.  We talked about how we can be kind and not have any fighting.  We talked about what peace means to you.  The other class from Alaska showed us posters and books the students made.  Mrs. Moore’s class joined us for the Skype.  Peace Day is on September 21st, so don’t forget to do something kind on Peace Day! By Ashley

We had a peace Skype yesterday.  It was with Alaska.  It was fun.  They showed up about peace for them and a video about peace too.  It was cool.  Also they talked to us about peace a lot.  I had fun, everyone did.  By Alley

OREO Challenge

Today we did the OREO Stacking Challenge.  First, Ms. Brokaw explained what we were doing and she put us into groups.  Then, she gave out Oreo cookies.  We each got two tries to stack the Oreo’s as high as we could.  We started the OREO Challenge.  We got a paper that has all the questions on it.  Ms. Brokaw had a list on the paper to see who got the most Oreo’s in a stack.  We went back to our seats to write down our answers.  We went back to the carpet and Ms. Brokaw called our names to stack the Oreo’s again.  Sara won!  It was so much fun today!  By Emily R

We did the OREO stacking challenge to see how high we could stack Oreo cookies. . We has to write on a piece of paper our guess of how many we could stack.  We had two tries.  At the end we figured out who stacked the highest.  When you stack you can only use one hand.  Then we came in the back of the classroom so we could try to see who could stack the highest in the whole class.  It was just for fun.  You should try to do this at home too.  By Ernesto

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

Dot Day

Last week we celebrated Dot Day.  First we read The Dot.  It was a story about a girl.  The girl thought she couldn’t draw but her art teacher told her to start with a dot.  When she was finished it was a dot.  The teacher told the girl to sign it, so she did.  The girl found it on the wall and it was in a fancy frame.  We also colored a dot.  Mine looked like a jesters hat.  When I put it under an app called Quiver it looked like a planet.  It was so weird!  Last we painted a dot.  My dot looked like Jupiter but green and it had blue and dark green, pink, and orange.  We wrote a story about our dot.  Mine was about someone homeless.  By Shyanne B

We did DOT DAY!  We were going to do Dot Day with Ms. Brokaw but she hurt her leg so we went in Mrs. Moore’s class and did Dot Day with her.  The first thing i did is the one we had to color a big dot and then when we were done coloring we asked Mrs. Moore to make our dots look 3D.  Then when we were done with the dot we got to paint a small dot.  We went to the table and then we painted it.  When we were done painting we let it dry for the next day.  When we came back on Monday Ms. Brokaw was back too.  We got to write about our dots life like it was a person.  Then Ms. Brokaw called us for our picture frame.  When we were done we had other work to do.  The next day some of our dots were gone but we heard Ms. Brokaw say she grabbed our dots to put them up on the bulletin board. By Dulce

We did Dot day.  We stayed with Mrs. Moore.  She was so kind that she let us stay with her.  We painted dots and I helped Mrs. Moore.  Mrs. Moore has this app that it looked like our dots came off of the paper.  Mine looked like an eye ball.  It was cool.  My dot had green, blue, black, and gray.  By Alexis