No Child Left Behind


Isa and I were working on her science lab, from her 4th grade text book. It was to measure the mass of an apple (I broke down and bought a kitchen scale) and then wait a few days, and weigh them again, ostensibly measuring the mass of the water which had evaporated. Fair enough. The […]

The Week in Fourth Grade

As I go through Isa’s fourth grade textbooks, I spot things that bother me. I understand the need for simplification, but at the expense of fact? Or am I being too picky?Here’s a lab to do at home from the science book: Cut up an apple and measure and record the mass of the fresh […]