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 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:

 

6th Grade

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

7th Grade

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.

8th Grade

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.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwit0L-ojeDcAhULNd8KHepKDiQQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F494973815276347327%2F&psig=AOvVaw03nlxEBTYRGn6bDvsEPWKX&ust=1533908676328175

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjok8nAjeDcAhWOneAKHW_cCDIQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F639792690785969667%2F&psig=AOvVaw03nlxEBTYRGn6bDvsEPWKX&ust=1533908676328175

 

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!

February 5

2/5/18

This week we are going to finish GAA in the math section. We are also continuing to study Black History. We will review the water cycle and look at the weather that it brings with it.

You can help by discussing these topics at home.

Thanks for all you do.

Jessica Stockman

February 1

1/29-2/2

This week we are working on GAA and starting on Black History Month. We will also review the water cycle and the weather that it can cause. We will look at different ways to stay safe in bad weather. You can help by discussing these topics at home.

Thanks for all you do.

Jessica Stockman