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 Our current science unit is space!  into a study of space after a special guest speaker sparked their interest. On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 graduate aerospace engineering student from the University of Illinois, Kevin Hart, spoke to fourth graders about what it would be like
to journey into space.
    Hart took students on a journey through the galaxy. Beginning with the time it would take to walk to a car, all the way to how long it would take to get to the nearest star, students were able to see how big space really is.
    Currently, Hart is working on research at the University of Illinois involving structural materials that heal themselves without human intervention. The goal is that someday these materials will allow aircrafts and other devices that are difficult to repair to last longer. Hart said that his own interest in science began at a young age and that he hopes to encourage students to pursue interests in the fields of math
and science.
In this picture students listen as Hart explains the time it would take to get to one of the planets in our solar system.
Here is a video that the 4th grade classes taped in order to thank the scientist at the University of Illinois who donated materials for a lab and wrote letters to the students.  Thank you self-healing scientists!

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Students of the Month

  • Students of the Month Each month a boy and a girl are chosen as students of the month for 4th and 5th grade.  These students set great examples of Respect, Responsibility, and Raider Pride.  This month's students were announced at the awards ceremony for first quarter.  Keep up the good work and congratulations students of the month!
    Posted Nov 16, 2011, 7:37 PM by Lexie Moore
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Recent Announcements

  • February News Just a reminder, next week is Valentine's Day.  If your student would like to bring in Valentines for our homeroom, they are more than welcome to do so.  Students ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:43 AM by Lexie Moore
  • December Reminders Here are just a few reminders for the month of December:* Box Tops contest ends December 16th, so please send in those Box Tops!* Each student needs to bring in ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2011, 5:24 AM by Lexie Moore
  • Thanksgiving Break! Just a reminder that students will be let out of school early on Tuesday, November 22nd and there will be no school on the 23rd-25th.  I hope everyone has ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2011, 7:53 AM by Lexie Moore
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Homework Assignments

  • Family Turkey It's almost time for Thanksgiving and the students in Ms. Moore's language arts have been challenged to think like a turkey.  Their mission is to write a persuasive ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2011, 5:43 PM by Lexie Moore
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