4th Grade

 

Leader of the Pack-2

Purpose:

  • To provide extended education and personal learning opportunities in areas of special interest.
  • To improve students’ written communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Choose 8 goals, one from each area.
  • Keep a journal recording:
  1. What you plan to do,
  2. What you did,
  3. How you feel or what you learned.
  • Parents sign off on completion of each goal. Turn in completed journal into your teacher by he deadline. Due by the first Friday in May.

Art, Drama, Music

  • Attend a professional quality fine arts event (Concert, play, art museum, art fair, etc.)
  • Enter Reflections
  • Research an artist, performer, or a piece of artwork. Write a one-page paper and present it to the class.
  • Get your teacher’s approval on your own idea for a project.

Literature

  • Submit a piece of your writing to a children’s publisher. (i.e. Cricket Magazine, Deseret News)
  • Attend Author’s Night and read a part of your story aloud.
  • Write a chapter book and share with the class.
  • Get your teacher’s approval on your own idea for a project.

Personal Investigations

  • Great Brain
  • Attend a Career Day at your parent’s place of employment while you are off track.
  • Get your teacher’s approval on your own idea for an investigation.

Physical Fitness

  • Set a goal to become more physically fit. Record activity for at least three weeks )i.e. 30 minutes of exercise 3 times per week)
  • Plan and carry out a healthy eating program for three weeks.
  • Keep a diary for 2 months (or make 8 diary entries) about your involvement in a sport, dance, or other physical skills class.
  • Prepare for and participate in the Fun Run.

Service

  • Plan and carry out a service project that takes 5-8 hours to complete.

Science

  • Plan and conduct an experiment using the scientific method.
  • Complete a research project on a scientific principle, topic, or person. Present your findings to your teacher or your class.
  • Get your teacher’s approval on your own idea for a project.

Social Studies

  • Complete a report or project on a historical figure or event from Utah.
  • Visit a historical site of Utah. Write a report and present to the class.
  • Research the different forms of governments. From State of Deseret to present.
  • Get your teacher’s approval on your own idea for a project.

Technology

  • Create and present to your class a Power Point, Kid Pix, or similar presentation. (This can be combined with any of the above reports.)
  • Participate in an on-line learning program. For example, NASA Science Files.
  • Get your teacher’s approval on your own idea for a project.