8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PTA Board Meeting
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Grades 4-5 to visit CSDA for CHS Demonstration
Fifth graders at Crowders Creek Elementary took a field trip to York County Museum in Rock Hill to celebrate America Recycles Day. Students took part in activities in which they learned about recycling, natural resources, ecosystems, and pollution. Door prizes were awarded and every student took a pledge to recycle. Relay races, a show in the planetarium, and the chance to explore rocks and minerals were all part of the hands on learning during this great field trip!
Second graders at Crowder’s Creek have been working hard in Social Studies! Students have been working on recognizing the characteristics of the local region, including geographic features and natural resources. Teachers began by teaching about local natural resources such as soybeans and cotton. Next, the students learned about local land types where these natural resources and others could be found. As a culminating activity, students created landforms, including their natural resources, out of play-doh. Featured in the picture are students from Mrs. Love’s second grade class. It was clear from the activity that students enjoyed their hands on learning experience!
The Primary and Elementary School Libraries are excited about their Annual Fall Book Fair. There will be so many books and other resources for students in PreK-5, to preview and purchase. These great titles can be added to home libraries or given as gifts.
Students create Totem Poles with animals that have meaning to their family dynamics. It also leads to a great writing piece! They pretended they belonged to the Kwakiutl clan in the Northwest Coast and were having a potlatch to celebrate the raising of their totem poles!
Fourth grade is working on Writing Workshop mini-lessons to complete a Narrative Writing piece. We read the mentor text by Patricia Polacco, Rotten Ritchie and Ultimate Dare and discussed how Ritchie changed from the beginning of the story to the end. Then students worked on their characters using our A-Z character traits and how their own characters may change in their stories. We created pictures for the main character and wrote inside the picture. Then we created tri-folds for the other characters.
Fifth graders took a field trip to York County Museum for America Recycle Days. Students participated in many hands on learning activities including litter relay, planetarium show on light pollution, and exploring rocks and minerals used to create every day products.
There are many fifth grade students that are budding scientists. This picture is showing how students are experimenting with chemical reactions. The students are discovering how gases are formed when combining baking soda and citric acid. Students also combined chemicals to make chalk! Fifth graders are also learning how to write lab reports. Don’t be surprised if you hear that one of these students have become a famous scientist!