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Art Update!

Hello all,

I previously posted the wrong link, but now I have fixed it!! Also, the assignment won’t be due until Monday, February 6.  You will not have me, so it will be up to you to bring the assignment to me!!  Here is the video link again.

Art 2 Point Perspective Project

Hello all!

Here is a link to the 2 Point Perspective Art Project.  It will be due for grades 5, 6, and 8 on Thursday, February 2!!!

Remember to not only complete the cityscape, but to also color it (as a cityscape) with crayons or colored pencil!!

“It’s the gol-darndest zoo–On the face of the earth!” – Dr. Seuss ‘If I ran the Zoo’

Yesterday the entire school had a chance to take an in-school field trip!

We all ventured into the science lab, for 5th grade’s…

Botanical Biome Zoo!

5th grade science has been learning about animal biomes, ecosystems, habitats, and niches. 

The 5th grade zoo keepers had to choose an animal and design a progressive zoo exhibit. These exhibits included all the necessities an animal would need and have in the wild. The zoo keepers needed to design ample space, proper temperature, and include the animal’s proper food choices as they would find it in the wild.

Each zoo keeper had to write a persuasive letter, asking the zoo director for funding, for their new state-of-the-art enclosures.

They presented each class with tickets, presented their biomes to the zoo attendees, and shared the knowledge they learned while completing their enclosure.

Check out some of the animals we got to see!

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Rebecca K. – Meerkat

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Sinclair M. – Lynx

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Jacob K. – Sloth

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Sarah J. – Panda

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Shealee S. – Flying Squirrel

Then….

Mrs. Hamlett, our Middle School Science teacher, let us experience some “touch and feel” exhibits!

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This mini trip was a lot of fun!  The Zoo Keepers ALL did a wonderful job showing and explaining their enclosures to us!

Thank you again to Mrs. Hamlett, the 5th grade Zoo Keepers, and everyone who was involved in helping make this possible!

We really enjoyed it! (and I know everyone else did too!)

“Today I had the pleasure of visiting Mrs. Hamlett’s fifth grade science class as the students presented their classroom zoo.  I was so impressed with how enthusiastically these students shared what they had learned about each animal in their zoo exhibit.  When they were finished, they couldn’t wait to show off some of the real animals in the classroom, including Clyde the frog, Ruby the bearded dragon, and Penelope and McClendon, the rats.  I never imagined when I woke up today that I would not only enjoy the opportunity to pet a bearded dragon and two rats, but see such responsibility and knowledge displayed by these students.  They carefully held and cared for the animals, and were eager to share with me all they had learned about them this year. “

– Mrs. McCormick,  SJV Principal

Buddy time with new IPads!

Here are some pictures of the 1st and 5th grade buddies using the school’s new IPads!

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Social Studies update

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6th grade has started learning about Ancient Greece.  They will also be creating presentations on Greek Mythology.  They are researching a topic and will present it to the class on Greek Day, January 19th!

 

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7th grade will begin a unit learning about Russia.  We will be learning about the differences and similarities in Russia as time has passed.  Look for their “nesting dolls” in the hallway!

civil-war

5th and 8th grade are beginning to learn about happenings and philosophies that lead to the Civil War.  This unit will take a few weeks.  Both grades will be ready for a test towards the end of this week.  Next week we will start discussing important events of the Civil War!