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Lower School News: February 1 – February 5, 2016

Science Lab

Students in Mrs. King’s First Grade class concluded their unit on Weather and the Atmosphere. We have used Rain Gauges, Thermometers, Wind vanes, Anemometers, Compasses, and oriented ourselves on a campus map. Our last lab was spent measuring icicles! We also took the temperature of snow.

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Spanish

Mrs. Swadley’s second and third grade students listened to a story, in Spanish, to practice their days of the week. Students demonstrated comprehension by acting out the story, drawing it, and by answering questions orally.

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten had a great time applying their math skills independently Wednesday with gummy bear math. At the beginning of the school year the students were introduced to the skills of sorting and graphing. With this activity each student was given a small baggie of gummy bears. The assignment was for them to sort the gummy bears, graph the gummy bears, count the gummy bears, and add the totals together. Once finished they were allowed to eat the gummy bears. This is a visual, hands on math activity which shows students combining sorting skills and graphing skills. The students also read the information graphed and were able to answer questions pertaining to the graph. The teachers may ask questions like, which color gummy bear do you have the most of, fewest of, or how many of 2 colors together do you have. The kindergarteners had a great time with their gummy bear math.

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3rd Grade

Third graders demonstrated their knowledge of Ch. 3 Science by creating a Food Chains project. Students were creative and wowed everyone as they orally presented these to classmates.

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4H Speech Contest

4th grade was well represented at the 4H County Speech contest last week. Bentley Clift walked away with the top prize for all 4th grade in the county! Makenzie Clyde came back with a 2nd place win in her room! Congratulations to all the students who participated!

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4th Grade FUSE

4th grade FUSE Social Studies students worked together using their iPads, as they went on a European Explorer WebQuest.

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Welcome Wednesday

We are preparing for our annual Welcome Wednesday program in February. Each Wednesday we will host prospective families and students on our campus. If you know of a student/family that should be invited to Welcome Wednesdays please send that information to our admissions office at admissions@clarksvilleacademy.com. We ask that all referrals arrive no later than January 28.

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iCougar App

After a recent review of data for usage and preference for notification we are discontinuing the use of the iCougar App as of January 18th, 2016. Alerts such as school closings and other urgent information will be posted on our website, emailed, and posted on Facebook and Twitter. For inclement weather updates, also watch local news stations.

 

100% in 100 Days

A big thank you to all who have participated in our 100% in 100 Days campaign. We have been pleased with participation so far. Please remember this campaign ends February 17. To donate go online at: www.clarksvilleacademy.com/marketplace . All donations are tax deductible and can be credited toward multiple children in your family. Please support CA today.

 

Photos

Many of you take photos at various events and activities around school. We encourage you to share these with our Marketing/PR office as well as our yearbook staff by using the email photos@clarksvilleacademy.com. This email is designated for students and parents to send pictures taken throughout the school year. We encourage you to caption your photo or to write a sentence or two with the event name, students pictured in the photo and the date it was taken. We do not guarantee that every photo will be used, but we look forward to seeing your pictures.

 

Social Media

Please like us on Facebook—Clarksville Academy; and follow us on Twitter—CACougarsTN.

 

Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels

This is a reminder that CA collects Campbell’s labels and Box Tops through our CAA. The money raised from this project funds various school improvement projects. Last year we raised over $2000 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.