Our intrepid inquirers have been putting their skills to the test with a fun outdoor learning projects! Using materials found around campus, Grade 4 Students worked collaboratively to assemble recreations of early settlements.
These days were part of their latest unit, where they looked at building techniques of early settlers. Students focused specifically on modern stone-age houses, designing the layout of the house and using thin twine to weave the walls. They also practiced making knots on large logs before attaching them to the roof of their structures. Finally, in the afternoon, they applied a cob (clay, sand, straw and water) before attaching straw to the roof. This outdoor activity was a fun one that allowed us to better understand early settlers.