Monday, November 30, 2015

Landform Project

Landform Project    DUE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7

1.    You will need:  Materials to make models of the landforms.  (Example: a small piece of cardboard for a base and different colored clay/playdough for landforms.)
2.    Make a plan for how you want to make the landforms.
3.    Your project must have these landforms (if you know others and want to include them, that’s fine):
·        mountain
·        valley
·        plain
·        desert
·        plateau
·        coast
4.    You must decide where to put each landform.
5.    Label each landform.
6.    Be ready to orally present your project to the class.
7.    Review the rubric to be sure you are completing the assignment correctly.


Landform Project Rubric


Landforms are properly based on their characteristics.
Some understanding of landform placement is shown.
The landforms are placed.
Project displays 6 landforms.
Project has 5 landforms.
Project has a few landforms.
Due date
Project was turned in on time.

The student can identify and explain landforms.
The student can identify the landforms.
The student can point out a landform.
The student speaks clearly and presents material in a well thought out manner.
Information is presented.
The student shares limited knowledge of the subject matter.
Category total

Total score


Friday, November 13, 2015

Field Trip

We had a blast watching Junie B. and her friends and family sing and dance on our field trip to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. The students really enjoyed watching live theater and it was a good chance to practice being a good audience member. Now they know what to expect when they perform in December!

In the Science Lab we continue to experiment with sound!

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Students who enter complete a heroes essay will be able to move their clip up to pink and they can use it in place of 2 homework assignments for the week they choose to write it.
Please send a note in your child's GATOR book if your child plan on enetring so I can send an entry form home.

East Cobb County Council (ECCC) of PTAs
2015-16 Honoring Our Heroes Program
everyday heroes: the power of one

Honoring Our Heroes is a student writing program designed for you to write about your real-life heroes and role models.
The person you write about should display one or more of the following characteristics:  generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion.
We want you to redefine media-hyped and cartoon heroes such as professional athletes, movie stars, and rock musicians and instead recognize someone who has made a more personal impact on your life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher.
Essay Rules and Guidelines
1.      The essay can be handwritten or typed.
2.      The essay must be on one single sheet of 8½ x 11-inch paper
(Single or double-sided but no more than one sheet of paper)
3.      Completed entry form below must be attached to essay
4.      Student name ONLY should be placed in top right corner of the essay;
NO other identifying information should be on the essay.
5.      A picture of the hero should be attached if possible.
Label the picture on the back with the student’s name.

Judging Rules and Guidelines
Entries will be judged on the student’s ability to articulate the qualities of the hero and to describe the manner in which the hero has impacted the student’s life.
ECCC will hold a special reception to recognize the first place winner from each grade level at each school.  In addition, every writer who fits in the Special Artist category (as defined by Georgia PTA’s Special Artist category for the Reflections competition) will also be recognized.

Entries are due by January 22, 2016.