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Lower School News Oct 20-26, 2014

Fall Festival

Saturday is our annual Fall Festival. We are looking forward to a beautiful (sunny and 70!) day with lots of fun!   Please make plans to attend from 10-3 with game booths located all over the main and back building. Vender booths, food, and 2 silent auctions will also take place. This is a great event that supports invidiual classrooms, grades, CAA and our school as a whole! We look forward to seeing you!

 

2nd Grade Mrs. Traughber’s Class

Mrs. Traughber’s 2nd grade class spent time comparing and contrasting variations of The Three Little Pigs. They then wrote and illustrated stories of three little animals and a big bad something. Dr. Kell Black then had his APSU Animation II class animate the stories using the children’s voice over. On Tuesday, October 21 the students will have a movie premier at APSU. We are excited to see the student’s movies!

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3rd Grade Science

Students in Third Grade created Bird Nests (using wet clay, and pine straw) as they investigated Habitats and Shelters for animals.  We observed 25 actual bird nests and then attempted to “recreate” them.  Students quickly realized that birds are uniquely adapted to create these shelters. This week we will continue with our investigation of animal adaptations.

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FUSE

In the fourth grade F.U.S.E. Science program, students learned about many animal adaptations.  In one activity, students tested how it might feel to have “blubber” on their bodies, similar to that of whales and polar bears by wearing a “blubber glove” on one hand and placing it in ice water and comparing that with what ice water felt like on a bare hand.

 

In the fifth grade F.U.S.E. Science program, students learned about photosynthesis by presenting a readers’ theater play, in which the process of photosynthesis was acted out through characters.  Later, students worked in groups to place the steps of photosynthesis in order.

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iPad/iPhone App

We encourage you to download our mobile app from the App Store. We are currently only available on Apple products. This app will provide wonderful updates about what is going on at our school.

 

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.