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
Ever wonder what happens in the science lab? You can check us out on Instagram at #gatorslab. Every week, I will post pictures/videos or you may even see a fun challenge. This week be on the lookout for Galaxy Gator. State Fair is Friday, October 4th. Be sure to check your child’s folder for ways to help out. Science Fair planners will be going out later this month in fourth and fifth grade. In third grade we will be doing most of the project together, so they will not be receiving planners. Science Olympiad is underway, letters or emails were sent home on Thursday for those students who applied.
Mrs. Lambillotte, Technology Specialist
For the beginning of the year we will continue to rotate Media and Technology. Starting September 9th students will come to the technology lab for two weeks. We will be reviewing expectations and procedures. All students should be Caring, Cooperative, Respectful, Trustworthy and Show Effort in the lab. We will talk about what each of these looks like. We will also review different procedures such as how to sit in our chairs correctly, how to line up safely, how to log in and out of the computers. With the little time that we have left we will review the typing websites that are used for each grade level. Each grade level uses a website that is harder than the year before. This allows students to build up their typing stamina. If you would like to practice check out the websites below.
Kinder– ABCya Keyboard Zoo
First– Keyboard Climber
Second and Third– Dance May Typing
Fourth and Fifth– Typing.com
** 4th and 5th graders will need to login to this site with their student ID and regular school password.
Autumn is here! We have finished working on our annual fundraiser projects. We have studied the science behind a variety of fish, flowers, owls, butterflies, and turtles while using the art concepts of color, organic shapes, pattern, symmetry, space, and perspective. Our 4th graders have created beautiful compositions of the sun and/or moon. Our 5th graders have created bold and original designs using their names or initials. Some of our newest projects will feature pumpkins, chickens, leaves, and scenes at the fair.
There will be a letter with more information about our Art fundraiser going home on October 25th. If you are a member of the PTA and wish to volunteer some time helping with the fundraiser feel free to email me at email@example.com
Here is the website of the company we are using:
Thank you! :)
Ms. Ward, Art Specialist
Mrs. Adams, Music Specialist
Happy Fall! In music class this month, students are finishing Unit 1—Steady Beat and Rhythm. We will begin Unit 2—Pitch, Melody, and Science of Sound—the week of October 14th. Students will sing, play pitched percussion instruments, and move to demonstrate their understanding of pitch and melody. Students will also learn how various instruments produce sound and how instruments produce higher and lower pitches.
Here are a couple of websites to practice and create melodies at home.
https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html (click “Compose Your Own Music”)
Mrs. Collins, Media Specialist
Greene Gators in Grades 3-5 had the opportunity to use the robotic ball, Sphero, in the media center while focusing on Internet Safety! The Spheros were on loan from the Library Media Services Department. Mrs. Collins attended the Library Media Services Digital Leader Day and learned how to incorporate this technology into library instruction! Look out for a Spheros Donors Choose Project from Mrs. Collins so we may purchase a set of Spheros for our school!
Our younger gators, grades K-1, learned about Internet Safety using these props: toothpaste, toothbrush, and a padlock. Be sure to ask your K-1 student why these items were in our "Digital Safety Kit."
Students in second grade learned about Internet Safety through videos, a card sorting game and using our non-fiction books to learn about the Internet and text features.
Mr. Rice, PE Specialist
I have been proud and privileged enough to call General Greene home for the past 18 years. I still get a feeling of excitement and nervousness every morning as I wait for my first class to start. I love seeing the energy and excitement each student brings to PE. For the month of October, we will conclude fitness thru cooperative games and begin our focus on throwing and catching. We look forward to Walk 4 Greene on October 25 - we hope you can make it. Thank you for your support and please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I live by this motto and my hope is you see it in me every day, “There is nothing GREATER than being a GATOR!”