Book Fair

Thank you for your help and support during our book fair. We had a very successful book fair, and the money we made will be used to make improvements to our learning commons. It was a purrrrrfect book fair!


Our Spring Book Fair

Book Fair dates:
March 9th: 5:30 pm – 6:30 p.m.
March 12th – 15th: 7:15 – 2:40 p.m.
March 16th 7:15 – 11:00 a.m.

NEW digital payment option for students: eWallet! Now you can send your child to shop the fair cash-free! You must create an eWallet for each student; accounts cannot be shared or transferred. Visit our Book Fair Homepage to learn more and to create an account. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
(Information from www.Scholastic.com)

 

National Park Rangers Visit Ford Elementary

Two rangers from the National Park Service, Jake Boling and Anthony Winegar, visited Ford today to share information about the different regions in Georgia, national parks in Georgia, and their careers. To learn more about the national parks in Georgia, visit https://home.nps.gov/state/ga/index.htm.

For information about Kids in Parks, visit  https://www.nps.gov/kids/index.cfm.

(Jake Boling and Anthony Winegar)

Glass Harp Demonstration

This morning Brien Engel demonstrated the workings of sounds all around us with his delightful and unusual glass harp instruments. First and fourth grade students learned about the science of sound. To learn more about this fascinating program, visit http://glassharp.org/index.html.

Standards:
S1P1.Obtain, evaluate & communicate information to investigate light & sound.
d.Construct an explanation to observe & provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound & that sound can make materials vibrate.

S4P2. Obtain, evaluate & communicate information about how sound is produced & changed & how sound &/or light can be used to communicate.
(https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards/Pages/Science.aspx)

 

Nearpod

Last week I used Nearpod to create a lesson about sorting rocks for our kindergarten students. I took pictures of several groups of rocks, and I used Nearpod to send the pictures to each student’s iPad. Then students drew a circle around each group of rocks, and they submitted the drawings to me. Nearpod is a great resource to use to make sure every student is an active participant in the lesson.