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Lower Schools News for Sep 29–Oct 5, 2014

Lower School Music Class:

In lower school music class, students are using a QR Reader located on their iPad to explore Ludwig Van Beethoven, a famous German music composer who was the dominant musical figure of the nineteenth century-particularly famous for his nine symphonies.

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A Note From Lower School Art

Hello Cougars! As the new school year gets underway, I wanted to let you know about some of the projects and skills we are creating and practicing in the art room!
Many of our PreK and Kindergarten students are developing their fine motor skills with gluing and cutting projects. While First through Third grades are learning new drawing and painting techniques. The Fourth and Fifth grades are really working on the challenging subjects of creating self portraits and drawing in 3D!
Please keep in mind that:
1. I usually, but not always, keep projects we create during the school year so that we can display them in the hallway, use them for Grandparents Day and other display/ classroom purposes. You will see most projects coming home near the end of the school year.
2. We do wear aprons in the art room, BUT that does not always prevent us or our clothes from getting dirty. If you are worried about this, keep in mind what clothes your child is wearing on the days they come to art.
3. Like all classrooms, we are in need of donations! Wipes, Germ-X, and tissues are always welcome!
I am so excited about this school year and hope you are too!—Mrs. Baldwin

 

3rd Grade Science

Third graders in Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Smith’s classes studied life cycles, while they learn about “What do animals need to live and grow?”
They investigated chicken life cycles, and identified the parts of an egg in the course of their Science Lab.

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4th Grade FUSE

4th Grade FUSE SS Students used the Popplet
app on their iPads to reflect on the information they have learned while completing their CSI Investigation about “What Happened to the Mayans?” The students created information webs sharing facts about the Mayan culture, as well as the 4 Theories that possibly lead to them abandoning their massive empire. Students submitted this assessment through the Showbie app, making this a paperless assignment, that was a lot of fun!

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Young F.U.S.E. scientists in fourth grade began learning about biotic and abiotic factors in biomes by playing a fun game in class.  Using that information, students began making partner presentations of abiotic and biotic factors in biomes using the app “Haiku Deck”.

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5th Grade FUSE

Fifth grade F.U.S.E. Science students investigated roots and stems of plants and their functions.  Students viewed various roots and dissected celery to view and example of how vascular plant work.

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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.

 

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.

 

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