Lower School News: March 6 – March 10, 2017

Special Guests

A big thank you to our APSU Baseball team who visited the Lower School this week and read to many of our classrooms! The students enjoyed having them as guests!

We were also very lucky to have many, many special guests read to our lower school throughout the week. Here are just a few of our friends who came to visit.



Seuss Yourself Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following classroom winners for our Seuss yourself contest! These students each won $5 Seuss Bucks to use at the Spring Book Fair! Congrats!

Mrs. Alsup-Lucia Hoffman
Mrs. Holt-Robert Bowles

Mrs. Clinard-Grace Sauls
Mrs. Samuels-David Nixon

Mrs. King-Landon Lamm
Mrs. Lindsey-Keith Gosa
Mrs. Lynn-Alora Ellis

Mrs. Clemments-Anna Kate Seay
Mrs. Traughber-Jay Patel

Mrs. Smith-Jackson Gardner
Mrs. Williams-Lucy Schoor

Mrs. Meek-Meredith Maxwell
Mrs. Morgan/Mrs. Calvert-Isaiah Cawood

Mrs. Hyde-Hannah Polosky
Mrs. Shea-Savannah Valencia


1st Grade

First grade had a great week celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America! We had some very special guests on Thursday come read us one of their favorite Dr. Seuss books! A huge thank you to the APSU baseball team for visiting our classes and reading a story to us!!



The CBL health and fitness group is working with the City of Parks and Recreation to create a commercial to advertise the Bcycles and visiting downtown Clarksville. We will be filming on Saturday March 11. We would like to have others participate in the filming of the commercial. If you and your family want to join in on the fun please contact Mrs Hardison at nhardison@clarksvilleacademy.com.


Science Lab

Third graders noted temperature ranges as they continue their study of weather and weather instruments.  They also received their Bonnie Plant Cabbage sprouts, and information about a nationwide contest that they can choose to enter from home.  The contest rules and guidelines can be accessed online, and participants/entries are also submitted online.

Second grade concludes their study of Water Habitats. We created a pond using local pond water.  We added animals and insects related to pond life. We tested water quality using Project WET supplies, from a recent workshop.  Due to our extremely warm weather we were even able to see some larval stage invertebrates.

First graders begin their study of Matter.  We examined the properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases.  We placed capsules in our liquids, and observed their expansion.


3rd Grade

Third grade is soaring as they learn about Weather & Clouds.  Students create a Clouds Poster and identify types of Clouds, their appearance, location in the sky & what kind of weather they bring.

Students in third grade are anxiously awaiting their arrival of a clutch of chicks!!! They observed and tested to see if the eggs were winners, yolkers, or quitters.  This technique is known as candling.  The students were enthralled and excited about their discovery!


Ms. Swadley will begin offering an afterschool enrichment course for Spanish. Details regarding this course can be found on our website at:


Check out all our After School Enrichment opportunities such as Art with Mrs. Holt, Piano with Mrs. Thomas and Fitness with Coach Magrans!


Box Tops

This is a reminder that CA collects 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.


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