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Lower School News: April 3 – April 6, 2018

1st Grade

Students made a picture or design from a “squiggle”.  Then students wrote a story about their picture focusing on the writing trait Conventions. 

 

Science Lab News

Mrs. Askew brought in an adult chicken so 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Graders could see chicks in Mrs. Williams room, and an adult.  We also discussed the term Life Cycle.

Third grade created barometers, noting the effect of changing the air pressure on the device.  We used mason jars, balloons, toothpicks and rubber bands.  We looked at weather instruments including rain gauges, barometers, and anemometers.

 

First graders compared solids and their solubility in water. We also compared liquids and their ability to flow.  We investigated mixing different solids predicting changes that would occur when they are mixed.

2nd graders explored matter this week in Science Lab.  Using Balance Scales, we equalized mass and compared weights.  We determined “least mass” and “most mass” of a variety of items.

2nd Grade

Second graders had so much fun getting ready for Grandparent’s Day. From poems, to cards, to portraits, they covered them all. We love our grandparents so much!

3rd Grade

The third graders culminated their unit on Asia with a Korean presentation by Dr. Grace Moon. 
The students learned about many of the traditions and customs of the Korean culture. They were taught the correct way to bow to show respect to your elders. 

FUSE

FUSE math students were treated to a guest speaker on Tuesday, March 20.  Local architect, Josh Wright, presented students with lots of great information about the importance of math in architecture and in life.  Mr. Wright talked about the use of fractions and a scale ruler as he showed students the design plans for The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville, TN, and the floor plan for FUSE student, Spencer Lee’s home addition.  He also discussed the use of the computer program, Sketchup, to create 3D models of buildings and showed us how he can place the models on images from Google Earth to get a realistic view of the appearance of a building in the real world.  He demonstrated the software as he showed us a hotel and apartment building he’s designing on the Public Square in Russellville, KY.  Mr. Wright also shared information about how to determine project costs and income.  Students enjoyed donuts provided by Mr. Wright as he discussed the radius and diameter of a circle.  His discussion and examples were excellent to reinforce the skills we’re currently learning in 4th and 5th grade including fractions, perimeter, area, and volume.  Students asked great questions and really enjoyed the presentation.

Math Team

The Math Team had the following Award recipients. Avery King (8th grade) and Drew Miller (4th Grade) are in the Top 15% in Nation and Anna Hellums  (5th grade) is in Top 10% in the nation! Congratulations to these students.

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Tanner Wilson (5th grade) for his win in the Spelling Bee.  Jay Patel came in 2nd (3rd grade) and Preston Little (4th grade) came in 3rd.  We are so proud of each student who participated in school bee!

 

Clarksville Academy Night

Every Wednesday night at Firehouse Subs.  Please go by either the Madison Street store or the Wilma Rudolph store and let them know you are with Clarksville Academy.  Clarksville Academy will receive 15% of the sale.  Every Wednesday night is Clarksville Academy Night at Firehouse Subs.

 

CAA

Clarksville Academy Association (CAA) is the parent volunteer association of Clarksville Academy. There are many opportunities throughout the school year for parents, guardians, and grandparents to get involved by volunteering your time and/or contributions. We certainly hope you will join us in making CA an even greater place for our children, faculty and staff!  Please contact Beth Mabry on how to get involved. bethfmabry@gmail.com.

 

Teacher Treats

Each grade level will have the opportunity one time during the school year to provide Teacher Treats. You may contribute snacks, treats, drinks or a monetary donation to help purchase treats. Please watch for your grade’s week and contact your representative.

 

Box Top Contest

The CAA invites everyone to participate in our Box Tops Contest this year! When you turn in your Box Tops please label the baggie with your student’s name, grade and teacher (Lower School). A tally will be kept of all box top returns and a Pizza party will be awarded to the class with the most labels returned!

 

Social Media

Please like us on Facebook—Clarksville Academy, follow us on Twitter—CACougarsTN, and on our new Sports Information Twitter—CACougarsSports.

 

Photos

Throughout the year if you take photos at various school events and would like to submit them for possible use in the yearbook or for marketing purposes, please send them to photos@clarksvilleacademy.com.