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Gallatin Cares

Third Grade visited local nonprofit, Gallatin Cares.  The students served 1 family every 2 minutes!  The students debriefed following the trip, and one student said it best, ” God loves those people so much, and it is our job to show them we love them too.”

Junior Science Olympiad

We have been busy in Junior Science Olympiad this year. Below are a few of the activities we have done. There are only 3 meetings left before the end of the school year!

In October, we were detectives and used all five senses to discover the identity of the hidden items.

In December, we made fake snow! The students enjoyed the cool texture of the baking soda and shampoo mixture.

We often use food in our experiments. In this one we hypothesized about what would happen to candy canes in four different liquids: water, water and baking soda, salt water, and vinegar.

In January, the first and second graders had fun with the longest paper chain challenge. The challenge required teamwork and compromise. We were very thankful for the fifth graders who came to help us!

We also learned about gravity and how finding the center of gravity allows an object to balance. Here we balanced a popsicle stick on a dowel rod using a pipe cleaner and clothespin.

There were many more activities I was not able to photograph because I get as involved in the experiments as the students do! I really enjoy the opportunity to help the students learn more about our amazing world through science and I learn just as much as they do.

Third graders designing structures to prevent erosion!

Our family farm has been plagued with erosion.  Our biggest crop, corn, is disappearing due to erosion caused by the large creek that runs by the North side of the field.  We must design a structure to prevent the erosion before the crop is lost, and our farm fails economically.  Here are our designs so far!


Potato Characters

We have been learning about Theme this week in school.  The students had the opportunity to share their favorite books on Tuesday.  On Friday, the students were asked to create their favorite character from a potato!  This is called the potato presentation were students explain why they picked that character and how they relate.  Check out these cool potato characters!



Lenten Pretzels for Sale

Lenten Pretzels

Pretzels are traditional Lenten food because they don’t contain any of the ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. In the Middle Ages, pretzels were the food of the poor during Lent; now they’re a popular food. Their shape reminds us of praying arms. In fact, the word pretzel comes from a Latin word meaning folded arms.

Third grade will be incorporating this Lenten practice into our classroom. The students will be making pretzels to sell to students during snack time.

What: Third Grade is selling Pretzels

When: March 15, 2017

Where: SJV

How Much: $0.50/pretzel or 3/$1.00

Proceeds: Catholic Charities Refugee Program

For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’…