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April 17 News

Engaging Lessons & Learning…The Evergreen Academy Way
Kindergarten Explores Animals Two by Two This month, Kindergarten is hatching! Yes, there are chicken eggs incubating in the classrooms right now. The chickens will grow inside the eggs for a total of 21 days before they are ready to meet the kids. We are all very excited as we count down the days! This experience is part of “Animals Two by Two” in Science. During this unit, the students will observe several animals firsthand, including chicks, snails, and goldfish. They will be making both oral and written observations about the anatomy and habits of these small creatures, while learning to feed and take care of them. Be sure to stop by and see our new additions!

The 4th graders have been hard at work applying their knowledge of the Scientific Method to the Upper Elementary Science Fair projects. They studied how to identify and create dependent and independent variables, control and experimental groups, and to follow each step of the Scientific Method to ensure accurate results. They learned that in order to get accurate data and results, only one variable should be changed, so they worked hard to create controlled experiments. As we have been experimenting, collecting data, and finding results, we follow the mindset of Thomas Alva Edison who said, “Results? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results! If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward…”

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