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Lower School News: February 5 – February 9, 2018

FUSE

5th grade FUSE students worked to edit one another’s opinion writing pieces.  They gave positive feedback and suggestions for corrections during the revision process.

4th grade FUSE students worked with Intermediate School iLink students to design and create a catapult for this week’s STEM challenge.

Fourth grade FUSE students participated in a choice board spelling activity to practice their words in class this week.  Michelangelo style was a popular choice!

 

3rd Grade

The students were excited to work in small groups to locate their vocabulary words in a dictionary. They learned how to locate the entry words using the guide words at the corner of each page.

Science News

Third graders completed their STEM challenge that began last week.  We applied a low level acidic solution to limestone rock to observe the effects of acid rain. We placed items in jars and covered them with the solution.  We made our predictions last week and this week recorded our results on our lab forms.  The acidic solution turned our leaves and pine needles brown, corroded our paper clips, and completely dissolved our eggshells.

Second graders conducted a STEM lab on Desert Habitats as they complete their study of Land Habitats. They traced and transferred cactus patterns. We measured water into pipettes and saturated our “cactus plants”.  We added waxy coatings to some, leaving others exposed, to observe how cactus are equipped to survive in the desert .

Students in first grade completed a Weather STEM lab as they conclude their January unit on weather.  We measured ice pond samples and discussed the recent news items called ice jams.  We measured icicles and snow, saved from our most recent snowfall. Students designed models for snow towers or snow men.

 

Softball Clinic

A softball clinic will be offered for students at our sports complex.
For more information on the clinic please click here:  http://gocacougars.com/girls-varsity-softball/

 

Cupid Grams

Cupid Grams go on sale this week!  Grams are $1 and money raised benefits the Builder’s Club.  You can purchase cupid grams through Mrs. Turnage, a builder’s club member or your lower school classroom teacher.

 

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.