Science, Technology, Art, Music, Media and Physical Education
Read below to find out what's happening in each of the special area classrooms!
Ms. Baldwin, Science Specialist
I am so glad to have the kiddos back in the lab!
Students in Kindergarten and First grade are learning about forces in motion. We are having fun experimenting with toys to see how friction, force and gravity play a roll in how they work.
Our Second graders are currently learning about weather tools and are spending time in our garden tracking the weather and preparing the garden for planting.
Third grade has been learning about landforms and bodies of water. We started our garden project and have been hard at work with weeding and tilling the soil. We can't wait to plant both seeds, cuttings and tubers.
Fourth grade is currently learning about the Scientific Method and are doing experiments that are testable, observable, trackable and repeatable. Gum, pipettes with water and a penny and reaction rates are just a few of the experiments we are learning about. Students will be given science fair information in October.
Fifth grade is complementing their matter unit from the classroom by learning about science tools, how to measure data accurately and focusing on vocabulary from matter.
As always if you have any questions about what is going on in the science lab, be sure to ask your kiddos or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Lambillotte, Technology Specialist
Welcome back Gators! I am so happy to see you all in person again and I'm happy to have you back in the Technology Lab. Mrs. Collins and I will be rotating weeks, so you will have technology every other week. During the month of September we will be focusing on caring for our devices and being good digital citizens. For the time being you will be bringing your own device to Technology. Please remember to charge your device EVERY night and bring your device to school EVERY day.
Happy Spring everyone!
As you all know, we have moved to an online learning platform.
In your student's Art Canvas course...
I have posted a Greetings and Getting stARTed Introduction video :)
I have a "Contact, Resources & Ideas" assignment that includes my email, email@example.com, and some videos/apps to keep students drawing
(You do not have to submit any response to these assignments)
I have started listing Assignments/Lessons for students. I want you to keep in mind, since students usually have Specials once a week, whenever I post an assignment students are NOT required to submit something the same day. I don't want to overwhelm you all since you have other classes to keep up with.
We are all swimming in uncharted territory here, so let's just be patient and positive with each other :) I am happy to hear any questions/concerns you may have, just send me an email.
I look forward to beginning a Virtual Art journey with you all! Let's use our imaginations and have some fun :)
Mrs. Adams, Music Specialist
Welcome back Gator Musicians! This month students are learning about steady beat and rhythm in music class. Students are singing, dancing, and playing instruments to demonstrate beat and rhythm. They are also working on creating and performing rhythm patterns. Here are a couple of websites to practice and create rhythm patterns at home.
https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html (click "match the rhythm")
Mrs. Collins, Media Specialist
GIVING STUDENTS ACCESS TO BOOKS - PRINT AND DIGITAL!
Media Classes are off to a great start! Students are checking out their favorite books and students in grades 3-5 are learning how to "HOLD" books using Destiny Discover.
Students in Grades K-2 enjoy read alouds that coincide with classroom instruction and engage in activities to enhance their reading skills. Mrs. Collins also collaborates with teachers to bring additional lessons to classrooms to enrich their dynamic curriculum!
Destiny Discover You can check out digital books, eBooks, anytime! You will need your Student ID Number and your birthdate mm/dd/year to log in!
Mr. Rice, PE Specialist
During the month of October and November, we will focus on activities that deal with throwing and catching. As the temperatures get a little cooler make sure you have what you need for class outside. If you have questions regarding PE please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I live by this motto and my hope is you see it in me every day, “There is nothing GREATER than being a GATOR!”