Third and Fourth Grade



By Jacob, Skylar, Lillian,

Zealand, Morgan, and Lani

A group of 3/4 students are working on helping the natural habitat on the nature trail at LCS. We are working on a plan that will give the small mammals shelter. We built shelters on our nature trail for bunnies, raccoons, mice, skunks, weasels, chipmunks and porcupines. We think this  will help small mammals find homes that they need. We are going to make brush piles, with sticks, brush, leaves and bark. We think that we should make our brush piles as warm as it gets! We believe it’s important that the small mammals are warm.

Our goal is to increase the habitats on the nature trail. We think there is too much human traffic on our trail. We are working on small mammal homes. Our group wants to increase small mammal habitats in our forest. We believe this will help the mammals on the nature trail. We will be careful not to damage the natural environment.

If you are on our nature trail, please be careful of the small homes and shelters. Do not go inside of them, even if you fit. You can look at at them but don’t touch. Please don’t make too much human traffic. Stay on the trail!

Plant Study in 3/4
We are learning about plants. The color in the plants is made out of chlorophyll. The cycle of plants: the sunlight goes through the leaf, followed by photosynthesis and carbondioxide. This creates food for the leaf. Oxygen and water are pushed out of the leaf when this happens.

While we are learning about plants in our classroom, we are also focusing on plants in art with Nancy. When we walked into art, there were leaves on the tables. We each picked one out, studied it and then drew it without looking at it. Then we added color and details. It was hard and fun.

Leaves have all different patterns of veins.

3/4 dendrologists (tree scientists) spent the beautiful afternoon identifying trees on the town property while their leaves are still here to help us! We successfully identified over seven varieties. 

We also found beauty in small things, pea green inch worms, the refreshing rain and having time to romp through our outdoor classroom.

Reading in Three/Four
Reading together fosters new friendships, 
strengthens comprehension and increases our love of books!









Here is a diagram of the 
crust of the earth.

































         Some Random 3/4 Moments