1st Week of 4th Grade

The first chapter of history and science both had a lot of activities that I thought were worth doing, and that Caitlyn would enjoy. First of all Mimi let us borrow a hair dryer, so we could make gyres (ocean currents).

For history we were studying the Victorian Era of the British Empire, and we did a mini project based on the phrase “the sun never sets on the British Empire”.

We also constructed a model of the Crystal Palace. Caitlyn thought it made a cool looking spider.

Caitlyn and I are also making an effort to include Leia in school this year. It went ok but she’s having a hard time finding a spot to settle in.

All About Caitlyn

One of our back to school traditions is having Caitlyn complete an all about me worksheet. Once again she had an incredibly hard time choosing a favorite in many of the categories. These were Caitlyn’s answers this year.

Hobbies: Horseback Riding and Reading

Favorite TV Show: Little House on the Prairie and Gilmore  Girls

Favorite Candy: Nerds

Favorite Place: Home

Favorite Color: Light Blue

Favorite Music: Elvis Presley

Favorite Book to Read: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Favorite Vacation: Beach

Favorite Subject in School: Science and Reading

Favorite Food: Spaghetti

Favorite Animal: Elephant and Giraffe

Best Friend: Sarah Day

When I grow up I want to be an: Author

1st day of 4th Grade

School Room Set-Up

I’m glad Richard convinced me to keep the table.

Caitlyn’s workspace

My workspace




Our new bookcase – Thanks Mimi and Papa




The reward system












I’m liking our separate work spaces, and it’s nice to have an organized space to work during school. Caitlyn is getting more independent, so I can work while she does.  I also love our new bookcase, it is nice to be able to see everything. I added the book tracker to the door, because last year we had trouble keeping up with the books for the reward system. She was really excited by some of the additions to the prize bin, so I’m hoping for a good start to the year.

First Day of School

Teacher and student – We had a really good first day of school

 She is getting so big, and growing into such a beautiful young lady with grand aspirations: