February 2020 Newsletter
Important Upcoming Dates
March 13: Grade 6 National History Day
March 16: Trimester 2 ends
March 18: PTA Meeting at 7PM
March 20: Professional Development Day for Staff: No Students
March 27: Report Cards Go Home and Grade 4 National History Day
Spotlight on Science Classes
Grade 3 Science
For over a month, the third grade students worked vigorously on their science fair inventions! The students were asked to solve a problem by creating a prototype. The third graders completed all steps of the engineering design process, including making a blueprint! All prototypes were created in school and were tested and improved along the way.
On January 31st, the science fair was held in the gym for the third graders. A panel of judges walked to each project and interviewed the engineers. The top projects were selected from each class. The science fair was a rewarding journey for all and we are thankful for all who came to see the wonderful projects!
Grade 4 Science
Are you ready to become an archeologist? The fourth grade students had fun exploring and analyzing a hands-on activity uncovering rock layers and fossils. Students used bread to emulate rock and sediment layers. When the activity was over, students were able to see exactly how mold fossils are created within the Earth!
After the activity, students completed a Mystery Science lesson. We explored how solid rock breaks apart into smaller pieces through a process called weathering. Students used sugar cubes as a model for rocks. The experiment showed the process of weathering, and why rocks at the top of mountains are jagged, while those at the bottom are rounded.
The students are so excited to see what’s next in the future of fourth grade Science!