Grade: 4th

01 Mar 2021

Ohio Cultural Storytelling

August-June

Investigate and artfully retell stories about Ohio history based off of your own experiences with Greenacres unique assets.

Standards:

  • MU.1RE Explain how the elements and subject matter of music connect with disciplines outside the arts.
  • VA.5PE Link ideas in and design of works of art to the emotions and moods expressed in them.
  • 4.Geography.13 The population of the United States has changed over time, becoming more diverse (e.g., racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious). Ohio’s population has become increasingly reflective of the multicultural diversity of the United States.
  • SL.4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • SL.4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.    
  • RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

Vocabulary:

Population, paraphrase, emotion, Camargo, horn, progression, interdisciplinary

01 Mar 2021

Exploring Balance

August-June

Our world is filled with examples of balance in action. Come explore how we make use of balance in art and music!

Standards:

  • VA.3PR Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies to solve visual problems.
  • VA.6PR Demonstrate technical skill through the integration of common processes and topics from other subject areas.
  • 4.PS.2 Energy can be transferred from one location to another or can be transformed from one form to another.
  • SS.12 People have modified the environment throughout history resulting in both positive and negative consequences in Ohio and the United States.
  • 4.ESS.1: Earth’s surface has specific characteristics and landforms that can be identified.
  • Mathematical Practice: 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Vocabulary:

Balance, energy, modification, Calder, precision, found objects

01 Mar 2021

Natural Material Expression

August-June

Nature can be great inspiration for expression. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as we experiment with natural materials!

Standards:

  • VA.2PR Experiment with art materials by using them in unexpected and creative ways to express ideas and convey meaning.
  • VA.4PR Demonstrate motivation, independence and persistent during studio practices to complete artworks. 
  • SL.4.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • SL.4.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • 4.ESS.1 Earth’s surface has specific characteristics and landforms that can be identified.

Vocabulary:

Nature, natural resources, medium, sustainability

28 Feb 2021

Nature Exploration

August-June

This program engages students in a hands-on exploration of Ohio’s natural areas.  We will focus on building identification and classification skills and applying them to learning about our environment.   This is an ideal program for a first time visit to Greenacres or for students to become more comfortable in nature.

Standards:

  • SIPA Grade 3-5: Observe and ask questions about the world that can be answered through scientific investigations.
  • SWK Grade 3-5: Science is a way of knowing about the world around us based on evidence from experimentation and observations.

Vocabulary:

observation, discovery, classification