1st and 5th Grade Science:

1st Grade Predictions

5th Grade Food Web Activity

The students in Mrs. Carter’s first grade class have been learning about fall.  They conducted a science experiment to find out what color is hiding under the chlorophyll in leaves.  As the students waited for the results, they recorded their color predictions on a class graph using the Smart Board.  They could hardly wait for the chlorophyll to dry to see if their predictions were right or not!

Does a frog eat a grasshopper?  What gives energy to a raccoon?  That’s what Mrs. Evan’s 5th grade classes have been figuring out as they have created food chains in Science.  The students have been in small groups developing food chains showing how energy flows in an ecosystem.  Now they are learning how the food chains interact and become food webs.  They completed an activity last week using yarn to create a large food web.  This week students will be back into small groups creating food webs from their food chains.


Wild West Fall Fest:

Science is in the Air:

Mr. MacFarland Conducting an Experiement

Students Documenting in Science Journals

Mr. MacFarland’s 4th grade students conducted an experiment last week as an opportunity to put into practice the science process skills they had been learning.  The students worked through the scientific method when designing this experiment.  They thought of a question, shared what they knew would happen, developed a process (experiment), carried out the experiment, and then drew conclusions.  A few minor mistakes during our experiment provided a great learning opportunity for everyone involved.  It was a great afternoon of science at Amelia Elementary.

Walker’s Blog Bits: Week of September 27th

Happy Sunday!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  This is my first of many weekly updates for the   2010-11 academic school year.  

PTA Membership Drive:    Just a reminder that a family PTA membership costs $5.00.  Please consider joining in support of your child’s education.  We welcome you to attend PTA meetings as well as volunteer at one of our many family activities.  Please check-out out PTA tab on the top of the page for more information regarding PTA. 

School Photo Day:  Mark your calendars… Amelia Elementary’s fall photo day will be Wednesday, October 13th.  Information will be coming home with students shortly.

Study Island:  Students in grades 3-5 have accounts for Study Island, a computer site that assists in preparing students for the Ohio Achievement Assessment.  I highly suggest that you allot a set time per week for students to access Study Island.  The Website is:  http://www.studyisland.com       Each student must have a user name and password.  The username is the student id # and school of attendance and the password is the student id # only.

For Example:   Mrs. Walker’s id # is 12345    My username would be 12345@ae  and my password would be 12345.  Please let me know if you have difficulties logging on and I would be happy to assist you.

Study Island Login

3rd Grade Fall OAA:  3rd grade students will be taking the fall reading  administration of the Ohio Achievement Assessment on Wednesday, October 6th.  It is very important that your child is in attendance on this day. 

West Clermont Connectionshttp://www.westcler.k12.oh.us/public_html/files//connection-9-23-10.pdf   Click on the link to see the article and photos in last week’s West Clermont Connection regarding the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  How exciting!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful week.  As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Mrs. Walker

Parent Technology Night:

Amelia Elementary parents went “back to school” on Wednesday, September 22nd as they attended parent technology night.  Parents had the opportunity to “sign-in” using the Smart Board and then took a test using the student response system (clickers).  I am happy to say that MOST questions were answered correctly… students, your parents needed to study more before coming to school.  🙂  I hope that everyone had a great time and enjoyed learning about our 21st Century Classrooms!

Parents: You are Invited…

What:     Parent Tech Night

When:    Wednesday, September 22nd

  • Kindergarten & 1st grade:  5:00-5:45
  • 2nd & 3rd grade:  6:00-6:45
  • 4th grade & 5th grade:  7:00-7:45

Smart Boards, Brain Pop, Clicker response Systems, Amplification Devices, Blogs… are your children leaving you in the dark ages as they discuss a typical day at Amelia Elementary? If so, we have the event for you!  We are excited to offer our 1st parent technology night.  We will be demonstrating classroom technology that your children are using on a daily basis… and YES, you will have the opportunity to interact with the Smart Boards!  Please RSVP if you are planning on attending.

Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting

Singing of National Anthem

On Sunday, September 19th, the Amelia Elementary Community celebrated the opening of our new school at the dedication ceremony.

Welcome Home!
Many thanks to 5th grade students for their beautiful performance, 1st grader Ellie, 2nd grader Sarah, 3rd grader Mazzy, 4th grader Josh and 5th grader Matthew for participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony.