October 5

# Pulley and wheel and axle

This week we focused on Pulleys and Wheels and axle and Inclined planes. We read texts about these types of simple machines and went on a few scavenger hunts around the school to find different examples of each type of simple machine. We had a great time.

September 18

# Wedges and Levers

This week we focused on Wedges and Levers. We read texts about these types of simple machines and went on a few scavenger hunts around the school to find different examples of each type of simple machine. We had a great time.

September 11

# Screws and inclined planes

This week we focused on Screws and Inclined planes. We read texts about these types of simple machines and went on a few scavenger hunts around the school to find different examples of each type of simple machine. We had a great time.

September 4

# Simple Machines Unit 2

The next four weeks of school we will be focusing on learning about simple machines. We will continue to implement this topic into reading for reading comprehension and into writing. We are continuing to work on IEP goals in our other centers. While we are on our field trip to the botanical gardens we will spend some time identifying simple machines in use. I have provided some links to help your student practice simple machines with you at home below.

Here are some activities to work on at home.

http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/Schools/mccaig/Teachers/dstrina/bookletSIMPLEMACHINES.pdf

http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/science/simpmach/

http://www.softschools.com/science/simple_machines/

https://www.kyrene.org/cms/lib2/AZ01001083/Centricity/Domain/968/The%206%20Simple%20Machines.pdf

These websites allow you to create your own worksheets for math for free. These are great to help meet your child’s IEP goals.

http://www.math-aids.com/Money/Counting_Coins_US.html

http://www.math-aids.com/Time/

August 27

# Differentiating between Potential and Kinetic Energy

This week we will be learning to differentiate between the two types of energy that we have been going over the past few weeks.  They should be a master at finding potential and kinetic energy and telling the difference between the two.

August 24

# Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Hello parents!

We’re excited to announce that we have planned a class field trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for Friday, September 14th. We plan on leaving Griffin at 11, eating a picnic lunch, and touring the garden from 12-2. We will be back to Griffin no later than 3:00. We will be sending home a Cobb County School District permission form. We must have this signed and returned for students to participate. During the field trip, students will learn about the following science standards through exploration and investigation:

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.

S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

S7L4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments.

S8P2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the law of conservation of energy to develop arguments that energy can transform from one form to another within a system.

We hope that you will allow your child to go with us on this trip. Due to a generous grant from the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the cost per student is only \$3. If you are able to donate \$3 toward the trip, you can send cash or check in with your child, or pay online. The link for online payment will be emailed out as soon as it is available. If you do choose to send in payment with your child, please ensure that it is in an envelope with their name on it and “Stockman’s Class Field Trip.”

For lunch, students will bring their lunch with them and we will have a picnic before we enter the botanical garden. Your student may pack a lunch, or they may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria to take with them. Please reply to this email if you would be able to loan us a picnic blanket or a cooler for lunch.

Thanks as always for your support,

Ms. Stockman, Mr. Hogue, and Ms. Gunnin

August 24

# Kinetic Energy

This week we learned about different types of Kinetic Energy. We implemented this topic into student writing samples and reading comprehension. We have been working hard to learn different examples of kinetic energy. We have even looked for examples in the different story books that we have read this week.

August 17

# Potential Energy

This week we went further into detail about potential energy and different types of potential energy. We implemented the topic into student writing samples and reading comprehension. We were also able to do a fun scavenger hunt throughout the school halls to find different examples of potential energy.

August 9

# Energy

This unit we will be working on is Energy. We will be discussing different types of energy and reading different stories about energy. This unit will last about four weeks with different materials.

Here are some online activities for your child to work on at home.

https://energy.techno-science.ca/en/energy-games.php

http://www.alliantenergykids.com/FunandGames/OnlineGames/007011

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/electricity-and-energy.html

Here are some activities to work on at home.

http://bbcpc.org/dfaf/ca1aec797c6e/sound-energy-worksheets-energy-resources-worksheet-types-8c19d3

http://bbcpc.org/ddfa/ca1ae3a9b314/thermal-energy-temperature-and-heat-worksheet-inspirational-thermal-670e06

These websites allow you to create your own worksheets for math for free.

http://www.math-aids.com/Money/Counting_Coins_US.html

http://www.math-aids.com/Time/

August 7

# WELCOME!!!

Welcome to a FABULOUS new school year!!

This blog will be updated weekly to give you information about what we are working on in the classroom. I will also post activities for you to work on at home with your child.

Thank you for all that you do !

I’m excited for an awesome school year!