Using Google Dive

Today, we started our crayon story in our 4th Grade Google Drive account. We didn't have time to completely finish typing, so I asked the students (if possible) to finish at home. If they are not able to type at home, don't worry; they can come in tomorrow and finish. The directions to log-in to our account are below.

1. Go to

2. Sign in to Google using the following information:
            email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            password: sacredheart

3. Click the 3x3 array at the top right of the page, which gives you a tile menu.

4. Click the Google Drive icon.

5. Once in Google Drive, have students scroll down until they find their document.

6. Google Drive will save as your student works.

Thanks for helping your students!

Mrs. Schrick

Acting Out the Story of Joseph

During Chapter 7 in our Religion book, we learn about Joseph (son of Israel/Jacob) and how God used him in the history of salvation. In the student's play below you will see how Jacob's brothers sold him to merchants and told their father his favorite son was dead. Joseph, however, perseveres through many difficulties and uses the gift God gave him- interpreting dreams- to help the pharaoh of Egypt and, in turn, save his own family. This is a powerful story of mercy and forgiveness.

Our Second Play!

Our second play associated with our studies in Religion class is titled "Isaac Gets Tricked". Enjoy!

Future Actors!

One of our favorite activities in class is to act out different moments from our study of salvation history. Enjoy the first play we recorded, "Abraham's Test of Obedience."

Our Auggie Faces

Our class recently finished the book "Wonder" as a class read aloud. The novel follows a young man named August (or Auggie for short) through his first year of being in a public school. August has craniofacial defects and he is met with many unkind situations during the book. While reading the book, we explored point of view extensively. As a culminating activity, students responded to the following quote: "Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts..." Students then wrote their edited responses on the Auggie faces that we drew together.

9/11 Honor Exhibit

On Friday October 20th, fourth and fifth grade students traveled to Oakley, KS to see the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. The Fick Fossil and History Museum hosted the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. The mobile exhibit was founded by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to to Towers Foundation. The trailer featured artifacts, stories, and videos from September 11, 2001. Also part of the exhibit were past members of the New York Fire Department who were on the job in the days 9/11. These firefighters shared their stories with our students. Be sure to ask your student how this field trip impacted them.

Northeast Region State Reports

At the beginning of October, 4th graders finished out our study of the Northeast Region of the United States by presenting the research we had done on states in the region. Each student chose a different state in the region, researched that state, and completed a poster report. 

Fire Safety

On Tuesday, 4th grade students had the opportunity to visit the fire safety trailer. We practiced what to do in case of an fire emergency and reviewed the importance of be safe with fire.

Blessing of the Pets

On October 4th (the feast of St. Francis of Assisi), Sacred Heart students participated in the blessing of the pets. Please check out the slide show below to see the animals of 4th graders that were blessed.


Sacred Heart students were invited to go check out the kites that were displayed at the high school at the beginning of September. 4th grade traveled out with 3rd grade. We had the chance to participate in parachute races and even launch the large kites. Check out the fun experience we had!

Saving Fred!

We started our science investigations out this year with an group activity called "Saving Fred". Students had to work together to save "Fred" (the gummy worm) from his capsizing boat (the plastic cup) and put his life preserver (gummy life savers) around him. They had to do this using only paper clips. This challenge required communication, trial and error, and perseverance. The students had a blast and were very successful!

Beginning of School Pictures

Another school year is upon us! It is always a blessing to welcome new students and their families into my classroom every year. With this bunch, 4th grade is going to be a blast!


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