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Email school:related news, including items for "Monroe in College; to Diane Glidewell at news@mymcr.net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hubbard Elementary fifth graders had the opportunity to visit High Falls State Park to learn about dams as part of their ongoing Project Based Learning Project. Students are designing methods to help the erosion problem on the fifth grade playground. The purpose of the field trip was to determine if building a dam would be a viable option to help the playground. Hubbard takes 1st at Olympiad Students from all Disease Detectives to Bellwin, Gavin Gaylord, three Monroe County Water Rockets, students Heather Hulsey, elementary schools had fun while showing Corey Mixon, Lawson competed in the annual off what they've learned Newsome, and Annsley district Elementary during this and previ-Robinson; fourth grad- Science Olympiad (ESO) ous ESO seasons, ers Jayla Hampton, competition Friday, Hubbard Elementary's Autumn Smith, Penn Feb. 23 at Hubbard ESO team was excited Tyler, and Ariana Elementary. to bring home the first Watts; and fifth grad- Students competed place trophy for the sec- ers Jaiden Brown, Luke in a range of science, ond year in a row? TheCantrell, Olivia Elder, engineering, and math- team (pictured) con- Megan Grant, Andrew ematics events. From sists of third gradersMixon, Akari Traylor, Bridge Building to Harrison Bell, Graysonand Trenton Whitten. Last week in the Hubbard Med a Center, students investigated human impact on our environment. Classes looked at Dr. Seuss' story ' Phe Loraf' and the non- fiction text "Deepwater Horizon," which intro- duced students to the man-made disaster of the explosion of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Students discussed problems that occured surrounding the explo- sion, including how to stop the oil from flowing into the ocean and how to clean up the oil that spilled in the ocean and on the beaches. After reading about the event, students took a first-hand look at what happens when oil spills in water. Students used a combination of vegetable oil and cocoa to simulate the crude oil. Next, they poured the oil into water Students learned that and noticed that the oil the Deepwater Horizon spread and floated on the disaster had many nega- water. Finally students tive impacts on our envi- discussed ways to clean ronment, but that oil rig the oily problem, designers learned many Students were amazed valuable lessons through to see how the oil dis- the experience. Hopefully persed when Dawn future rig explosions will detergent was added be prevented as a results to the oily mixture, of their findings. Mrs. DeMichiel's first grade class has worked hard learn- ing about healthy plants and ways to grow healthy foods in all seasons. We made prototypes for green- houses, and we started to build a real greenhouse with plastic bottles and PVC pipe. Thank you to Georgia Farm Bureau for helping us buy the materials. We appreciate your help! As we were growing our plants, we also kept plant journals. Our class made an iMovie that shows how tall our plants grew. We measured the plants using cubes. The tallest plant in our class grew to 33 cubes tall. Everyone got to plant a seed and take care of his or her plant. We also dissected lima beans to see the parts inside of a seed. We tested plants to see what they need to grow. The plants that did not get sunlight, air, water, or soil did not grow. This has been a fun learning project! Families gathered Tuesday evening at Hubbard Elementary School to engage in a number of activities for the schools 2nd Annual STEM family night. Sec- ond graders focused on renewable energy by designing a water wheel out of the plates, spoons and a yard of tape.This allowed students to make con- nections and explore rather than learning from memorization. COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE State Farm 281 College Drive. Forsyth, GA 31029 Hours: Monday- Friday, 9 am - 5"30 pm HES fourth graders have con- tinued to use the engineering design process to work on their PBL (Project Based Learning). We want to"change"the band room by adding sound panels to make a more positive impact on the learning environment. We are using scale models of the band room to design and test mini sound panels. Lots of measuring, collaborating, plan- ning and tons of fun are going on over here! Hubbard Elementary Student of the Week is Trenton Whitten.Trenton is a 5th grader. He currently leads all 5th graders in Accelerated Reader points with 249.8 points. I i,i