Grade 4 Mrs. Douglass' Class


National Park Backpack Research Reports-September 2017

The 4th graders got to take a closer look at the National Parks our country has to offer.  Each student selected a National Park to draw and research.  Students used ipads to uncover important information on their park and come up with some must see attractions for future visitors.  The class learned how to be a smart and responsible researcher and look for key information on their topic. The fourth graders LOVED this project, they learned about some of the most beautiful places our country has to offer and the wildlife living inside each park. 



















Imagination Theater Visits Ascension School and their Students!    September 2017

Today students in grades K-5th were invited to the school gym for a presentation hosted by the Ascension Home and School Association.  Students listened and watched actors and actresses talk about the topic of teasing within a school setting.  The presenters along with Ascension student volunteers acted out different scenarios we might encounter here at Ascension.  Students were given tools and tips on how to handle situations with teasing the right way.  This is a great connection to our Olweus Bully Prevention Program we have here at Ascension.  As a class we have weekly meetings where we review the rules for Ascension and we talk about how to include students and eliminate bullying at our school.












Scientists at Work!  September 2017

Today in science 4th graders worked in groups to complete their first science experiment.  The objective of the lesson stated: students will identify the variables in a science investigation.  Together each group organized their materials, followed the correct procedure and explained their results.  I would say this experiment was a success!



Sweet Music from the 4th graders!      September 2017













4th and 5th grade students got to enjoy an introduction to the Ascension Band Program today in the Pine Room by band director Mr. Shapera.  Students were able to try two different instruments to spark an interest in joining the Ascension Band.  Many students rocked their first few attempts of  making music on the trombone, flute, drums, clarinet and saxophone.  Ascension Band is for all 4th-8th grade students and they play for the student body as well as perform at the Christmas program.  




Both 4th grade classes enjoyed celebrating 8:15 mass with the Parish.  We started attending morning mass last year and saw so many positive reactions from our students and the Ascension community.  All parents are welcome to join us on Thursdays!


Welcome to Room 111!     August 2017

Get out your uniforms and school supplies because the first day of school is around the corner.  The first day of school is Monday, August 21st from 8:00-10:00am.  Our first full day is Tuesday, August 22nd.  Students wear their uniforms and bring all school supplies with them on Monday morning.  

Enjoy your last days of summer and be ready for a terrific year ahead.