Monday, November 13, 2017




Students modified their catapults last week for the final marshmallow test.  In small groups, students worked together to determine how to change their catapults to help them launch further.  The winning catapult launched their marshmallow 16 1/2 feet!  Ask your child about their catapult design! 


Friday, October 13, 2017

The Great Bay Estuary- Project Based Learning



Together with Mrs. Varrin's class, we worked in small groups to complete an experiment that demonstrates the negative impacts that humans have on water. Ask your child about the experiment!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Welcome to 4th Grade!



I am excited to meet each of you and begin 4th grade next week.  It will be exciting to get to know you the first few days of class and to hear about your summertime adventures.  I hope you enjoy your weekend and are well rested for Monday morning.  We will have time to get to know one another, get to know our classroom, and to develop class rules as a group.  I look forward to meeting each of you!

Warmly,
Ms. Shaheen 


Monday, January 9, 2017












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On Friday, we met with our Third Grade Reading Buddies from Mrs. Murdy's class. The students introduced themselves and worked on an ice-breaker activity with their new buddy.  The fifth grade students then read stories to them sharing reading strategies long the way. Our first meeting was a success!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Persuasive Advertisements

Students have been working for several days on writing their persuasive advertisements for Social Studies class.  This writing prompt has students imagining that they are living in the 1600s, in a country that has started a colony in North America and their job is to persuade settlers to come to the new colony.  Students have been using facts from their readings in Social Studies to write an organized advertisement.  I am proud of how hard they are working to finish this assignment.