The Fourth Graders at Fort Island today had a visit from a Cuyahoga Valley National Parks Park Ranger. She was very interesting and shared with us why we have the National Parks. The Ranger also had us search maps for other parks and helped us all to realize how many parks there are in the United States. She then gave each 4th Grader a brochure and a free park pass for ALL National Parks in the United States. What a great experience.
The kindergarteners in Room 102 have been working on a mapping unit. At home, they created buildings that are seen throughout a community. The students then created a 2D map in small groups. Next, they recreated their maps into a 3D community using the buildings.
Fort Island Fourth Graders visited the Akron Art Museum to see a special exhibit called "Intersections:Artists Master Line and Space". The students studied the work of the six sculptors featured in the show and created their own sculptures before the field trip. They were able to see and interact with the works from those contemporary artists and learned that there is a lot to consider when making 3D art!