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 Hi 4th Grade Families,

We have some exciting news from Mrs. Babcock and Miss Cain.

First, have you heard or seen (in Friday folders) the exciting news just for this year's 4th graders? Mrs. Babcock is thrilled to announce she will be hosting a trip to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg at the end of May in 2020 for this year’s fourth grade class/next year's 5th graders. This trip is offered at Westridge Elementary, and she attended last summer with her daughter. Her son and step-son have also attended. She says this was such a truly impactful experience for all of them that it inspired her to offer this opportunity to the students at Blue Heron as well!  


If this is something your family is interested in participating in next summer, please come find out more about this exciting opportunity at the upcoming informational meeting on Tuesday, April 16th from 6:30-7:30 P.M. in the Blue Heron library. Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. to the meeting with the link provided in the email sent home today.


Secondly, Miss Cain would like your help with supplies for fossils in science. Here is her message:
In science, we have begun a new unit called Detectives of the Past wherein we will study and investigate like real scientists to learn about all that fossils can teach us. 

One part of this will be making our own "fossils" to dig up and study the remains and imprints left behind. In order to do this, I need students to come to science with small trinkets to bury. Think smaller than a golf ball: Lego pieces work great, seashells, mini koosh balls...anything small, plastic and with great textures and designs work best.

If you could even send in a few extra trinkets, that would be greatly appreciated! Miss Cain's class will need items by Friday. The other classes have until next week to send something in. Thanks so much for your help! 

Lookout Mountain Nature Center Field Trip Information next Tuesday!

ESI: Ecosystem Investigations

Students will be asked to become an EcoSystem Investigator and explore the foothills habitat.  Also, they will be asked to study solar energy, examine skulls, inspect plants up close, and dig in the dirt to discover the role the sun, producers, consumers, and decomposers play in the ecosystem.

During this program, participants will investigate interactions between living and nonliving things in the ponderosa pine ecosystem. They will discover how the sun functions as the main source of energy and the specific adaptations that allow organisms to meet their needs within the ecosystem. They will become stewards of the environment by learning at least one way that humans can positively impact an ecosystem.

Students Leave: promptly 9:05 am

Students Arrive: about 10:00 am

Rotations: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch: 12:15 pm

Load on bus: 1:00 pm

Return to School: about 1:45 pm

We need to divide the classes into three smaller groups. This program consists of three - four stations set up along our Forest Loop trail (.5 miles). Groups will rotate through each station.


Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401

Thanks for you help. Let us know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Vallory Darting, M.Ed.
4th Grade Teacher
Blue Heron Elementary School
Littleton, CO