The fourth graders spent a week at environmental education camp in March, 2016. The students explored the redwood community at Armstrong Redwoods and spent a day at Salt Point State Park where they got to investigate tide pools. The class analyzed Dutch Bill Creek and tested different aspects of it while searching for macroinvertebrates. There was hiking to be done around camp in the daylight and the nighttime, a campfire that was full of fun activities, and an evening spent on learning about watersheds. The cargo net was great to play upon, and the playground and gaga pit added to the excitement of the experience. A quick run to the waterfall and a championship in gaga ball were bonuses on the trip. Overall, the fourth graders had a great time with their friends and learned a lot while they were at camp.

When we returned, the students were challenged to describe their trip through poetry. The fourth graders were given several formats of poetry to write and the emphasis was heavily on word choice. Descriptive language is the key to success on the project. After the poetry was written, each student began creating a webpage to display the writing. The task was to find graphics to accentuate the writing, design a page that looks nice and give the reader a good idea of what life was like at Westminster Woods.

Use the links below to explore the work by the fourth graders. They worked hard to create pages that not only express the ideas about their trip, but also engage a reader. We hope you like our poetry and webpages!

Declan Rhys Christian
Catie Tommy Lily Justin
Jackson Alexis
Aidan Lauryn Ben Nolan
Riley William
Tavia Zoey
Katie Emma Josh Sara
John Max Calvin Emelia

Just before going home and ending a great week!

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