Sardis Enrichment School SEARCH students in grades K-5 took on the role of scientists as they completed research projects related to science standards of their choice. They documented and recorded facts and information about their area of study in a science “diary”. Then they used their creative thinking skills to bring their science standards to life! Students created display board, prepared oral presentations and designed scientist costumes to aid in teaching Sardis students, parents and community members about their standard. The unit concluded with a school-wide “Diary of a Science Kid” event in the gymnasium!
My Water Week is a class for 4th and 5th grade students interested in environmental science and playing in the creek. We learn all about water quality, protection and conservation and become certified State of Georgia Adopt A Stream Chemical monitors. We had a great field trip on Thursday to Vulture Creek at Elachee where we conducted creek studies and looked for macroinvertebrates.
5th grader, Zach Funk won first place Class 1 Anthropology Award for his SS Project Could Bike Lanes Benefit Gainesville? at the Georgia Social Studies Fair Saturday.
Congratulations to the following students: (L-R in Photograph) Diana Arredondo, Sandra Serna, Estefania Guevara, and July Lozano. They competed in the Fall 2010 Stock Market Game and won first place in the Hall County Region. Their team bought stocks from the NY Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, and the S&P 500. They won the region with a grand total of $115,225.93. Their profit was $15,225.93 above their initial investment of $100,000.
Their group came in 1st place out of 29 teams in our region including teams from South Hall Middle, North Hall Middle and Tadmore Elementary. They were the 10th place elementary school team in the State of Georgia, and ended up in 113th place out of 3,714 total teams (including Elementary, Middle and High Schools) in Georgia.
RIVERDALE – After a superb day at the Georgia MathFest competition at Drew High School Saturday, you could make the argument that the Sardis Enrichment School could be the math capital of the state.
The Hall County school took a team of 41 students to the competition, coming away with one individual state champion, two team state titles, and a slew of top 15 finishers in grades first through fifth.
“This is the fourth year our school has taken a team to MathFest, and our students seem to do better every year,” said Kim Allen, a third grade teacher and MathFest coach at Sardis.
Myers Elementary School Junior Master Gardeners (JMG) won a grant from The Bulb Project (www.thebulbproject.com) that supplied bulbs to be planted in an innovative and educational way. Myers students from the 4th and 5th grade SEARCH-BRIDGES class designed and planted their ‘Learning Quilt’ in an oversized bed frame, complete with headboard, designed and built by the Johnson High School construction class, taught by Rodney Pressley.
Vernon Elementary School 4th and 5th-grade SEARCH students culminated their recent study of sharks by dissecting specimens! They held a mock debate the week before the dissection to argue the pros and cons of using lab specimens for educational purposes.
Here are pictures from some projects we have done recently:
Picture 1- We learned how tesselations are made, and created our own.
Pictures 2,3,6,7,8,9- Our 3rd graders created their own country from the outline of their body (they tried to create some interesting coastlines!) Then they placed landforms appropriately, named and labeled bodies of water, created a capital, flag, national bird, and seal.
Picture 5- 4th graders made a prediction from our reading and acted out the courtroom scene before reading on.
Picture 10- K and 1 coming out of the Search Room during Read Across America
Fourth and fifth-grade SEARCH students at Mt. Vernon Elementary School have studied tessellating art. They created original tessellating designs from regular equilaterals. The process used to create the designs was called a “slide translation”. Each figure must have a sum of the interior angles that is a factor of 360 degrees in order to tessellate.
Georgia Performance Standards:
M4/5G1; M4/5 P1; M5M1; M4M2; M5N1; M4/5P4; M4/5P5