Thursday, January 20, 2011

4th Grade Mystery Festival

                          Will the fourth graders determine the guilty party?


                                Fourth Grade Mystery Festival at Davis

Davis Fourth Graders were surprised when they arrived at school recently to find the third floor hallway had apparently been the scene of a crime!  Students later learned that the “staged” crime scene is part of their science unit, known as Mystery Festival.  During this unit students are writing “Guess Who?” paragraphs about themselves and reading mystery books as well as taking notes, making detailed drawings of the crime scene, and analyzing suspects and clues.  Students use their observation skills, deductive reasoning and logic skills and learn about forensic science as they solve the mystery.  Students are also learning that good detectives do not jump to conclusions and things are not always as they appear.