Fourth graders worksheets are always a transition from the easier third grade classwork with lots of pictures and matching pictures with words (English as a second language mind you) and fifth grade where we include less pictures and more reading and critical thinking. That's how I see it at least ;)
Yesterday we were nearing the end of a chapter on plants, plant parts and photosynthesis and after ten drill questions on what plants use to make their own food, dormancy, transpiration and all of the various varieties of leaves, stems and roots, I gave the kids a fun question: Imagine your hair was a plant. Draw yourself.
After putting a couple examples on the whiteboard, all of them understood what was required of them and they got to work, laughing as they showed each other their self portraits. They had fun with it and it was a chance for me to have a little fun grading their papers!Here are the results, in collage form. Thought I'd share ;) As you can tell by some of the black and white drawings, we have several lazy kids who NEVER complete their work, even when given more than enough time to finish it. Interesting to see how they see themselves, not including the plants sprouting out of their heads!
Spring Break at the Rigg River Ranch (April 2014)
9 months ago