Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Announcements

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  • Black-Eyed Susan Chapter Book Luncheon

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    The 3rd & 4th graders held their annual Black-Eyed Susan Chapter Book Voting Luncheon in the Manse Library on April 21. Thirty-one students were invited to enjoy a pizza lunch by reading at least three of ten books on the list, with seven students reading all ten books. The favorite, which was determined by electronic voting using the app Socrative Student, was Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen. Click to view more photos.

  • Singapore Math - Bar Modeling

    Fourth grade students are learning bar modeling as a tool for mathematical problem solving. Bar models will be used to solve more complex problems in upcoming units on division, fractions and algebraic thinking. Click to view the handout which contain samples of the introductory problems students are solving.

  • Students Analyze Forensic Evidence

    During their visit to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Forensics Mystery Lab, Key's fourth graders applied knowledge gained through their classroom study of the skeletal systems of animals—including humans—to unravel two forensic cases. Each case involved examining and analyzing real human skeletal remains and artifacts.

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  • Key Students Win Sustainafest "Watershed" Photo Contest

    Congratulations to senior Amy Wood, who won first place in the upper school division for her photograph “Great Egret,” and to fourth grader Nicholas Bolduc, who won second place in his age group for his photo "Waste Not Want Not." Interested Lower Schoolers devoted recess time to the challenge—Nicholas’s photo may look a bit familiar!

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  • Lower School Chorus—It’s About Much More Than Singing

    Lower School students are now experiencing the joy of choral singing. Sixty-one third and fourth graders elected to join the newly-formed Lower School Chorus led by music teacher Garnet Mowatt.

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  • Lower School Pilots Morning Exercise Program

    Scientific studies tout the benefits of cardio-aerobic exercise as it relates to the initiation and completion of tasks, improved attention, and increased creativity in the classroom. On the strength of those studies, the Lower School has begun a morning exercise pilot program in fourth grade. Click on the title to read the full article and to see the photos.

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  • Fourth Grader's Project Wins Best in Show at the County Fair

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    Fourth grader Hannah Kelley came up with an inspired use for the weavings she made last year during the third grade Native American unit. She combined her three colorful hand-woven panels into a purse and entered it in the County Fair. Her purse took Best in Show for the Needle Arts (Youth) category which included crafts such as sewing, weaving and needlepoint.

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  • After School Chess Club Takes Second Place at Invitational Tourney

    Congratulations to all members of Key’s After School Chess Club, comprising eight second through fifth grade students, for winning second place at the Broadneck Elementary Invitational Chess Tournament. Eight local elementary schools took part in the three-round tournament. Key’s team comprised fifth graders Tim Duckett, Racheal Fisher and Eden Valdivieso; fourth graders Luca Barranco, Sam Fisher and Kalden Namgyal; third grader Carter Janney; and second grader Christopher Zomber.

  • Key School Fourth Graders Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

    Fourth graders Max Shapiro and Mimi Cheston organized a day of races to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Click to read the article in the Capital Gazette.

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  • Online Poster Project

    During Library and Computer Classes this trimester, your student will be working on an exciting project ―using Glogster to create an online poster about a famous American. Students may select any famous American of interest to them as their subject matter. We would like each child to choose a different person, if possible. Topics will be approved in the order they are submitted. Student selections are due by October 6 (at the latest). Click to read letter.