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Art Update

Elementary ART

Students listened to the stories Where Do Balloons Go and When I Was Little by Jamie Lee Curtis.  They responded to the stories by drawing where they thought a balloon could go if they set it free and created a drawing of themselves when they were little.  We will work on two more stories with their own unique illustrations next week.

Middle School ART

Students will put the finishing touches on their Aboriginal Animal Paintings.

Art & Music Update

ART: Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Students color and draw pictures of Mother Mary.

ART: 2nd-8th Grade

Students complete Aboriginal Animal Paintings.

MUSIC: Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Students sing-a-long with Dr. Jean & Friends.

MUSIC 2-4th Grade

Students illustrate musical lyrics.

MUSIC 5-8th Grade

Students complete a review of reading music and musical scales using Brain Pop.

Tennessee Facts!

Today we had the opportunity to team up with the 7th graders to learn some interesting facts about our home state of Tennessee! 7th graders and 4th graders both learn about Tennessee history, and it was great to be able to work together! The students placed many different symbols on a HUGE map of Tennessee. Each symbol represented something significant about our state, including animals that live here, crops and natural resources from Tennessee, and historical landmarks! Then the students completed a scavenger hunt about all the symbols on the map! Ask your 4th grader about some of Tennessee’s awesome claims to fame!

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Fourth Grade Shadow Day!

Today the fourth graders had the opportunity to spend “a day in the life of a 5th grader!” Well, half a day, at least! They spent part of the afternoon in Mrs. Raybourne’s social studies class, where they learned about the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and migrant workers! They were given “rations” for the day (a spoonful of water and one vanilla wafer):

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They also worked with a partner to choose 7 things to bring in their suitcase for the trip out West! Some difficult decisions were made!

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Overall, they learned that we are all pretty lucky! We don’t have to worry about limited food, dust in the air, or losing our homes!


Thank you to the fifth grade and the middle school teachers for letting the fourth graders spend “a day in the life!”

Middle School Science Segment

5th grade: Finished weather concepts and took their test on Tuesday. 5th grade hosted the 4th grade students in their science class on Thursday, April 30 where they worked in centers at microscopes reviewing slides and drawing organism diagrams/structures.

6th grade: Finished the weather concepts and took their test on Monday. Wednesday we started their unit on earth, moon and sun movements to discuss phases of the moon and eclipses. By the way Gallatin will be one of the top viewing areas for a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 at around 1:30 pm. Watch out for the news crews!! :)

7th grade: Finished their unit on vertebrate animals and started their unit on organism interactions in symbiotic interactions, biotic and abiotic factors that affect an ecosystem/biome.

8th grade: Students are studying light energy, how it is absorbed, reflected and refracted. Students are studying mirrors and lenses.