4th Grade

As part of their 4th grade education, Pat Gibbons‘ students consider characteristics that make strong people: leaders, innovators, athletes, musicians, authors, artists, and more. They study inventors and showcase their own ideas at the Invention Convention. Night of the Notables, when students portray famous people, is part of their biography unit. A year-end trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty concludes their study of the many immigrants who made valuable contributions that improved America.

NCY Field trip 2018

girls in colonial garb at Monument

art depicting selected notable figures

Please visit Ms Gibbons’ classroom page to find out more about her outstanding 4th grade classroom!



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