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Lower School News: March 12 – March 16, 2018

3rd Grade

Following our recent studies of natural resources (renewable & nonrenewable), and natural disasters, third graders completed a hands-on Stem Challenge entitled “Goo-Be-Gone:  Cleaning Up Oil Spills.”  Students learned about the largest marine oil spill in history and its impact, “The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010” (a.k.a. Gulf of Mexico oil spill).  They learned new Science vocabulary, tested a variety of sorbents for most and least effective oil absorptivity, collected math data, learned of environmental effects of an oil spill, worked in collaborative groups and maintained a science notebook.  Students reflected on their findings, how they worked together and discussed ideas for improvement.

 

 

Book Fair

The Book Fair will be on campus all week! Stop in and see what exciting things we have to offer!

Math Lab

Students discussed fractions in math lab. They wrote fractions, added fractions, and reduced fractions to lowest terms using square crackers. This was an edible treat!

 

Science Lab

This week in Science Lab 3rd Graders created precipitation using plastic models, ice, and hot water.  They recorded the process on lab data logs, noting the stages of the water cycle. We discussed cloud formation and cloud types.

2nd Grade

Second graders began an exciting science unit covering matter. The students discussed mass, volume, temperature, and the three types of matter. They chose objects around the classroom and compared the mass of the objects using a balance scale. Next week, the students will learn about physical and chemical changes.

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.