Moon Phases and Oceans

October 16, 2007

Dear 4th Graders,


Without using the moon calculator and without the Internet, can you figure out which phase the moon will appear to be in on Halloween? That’s October 31st and you might be outside that evening trick-or-treating! Make your prediction here based on what you know about the moon’s phases. Remember, no looking up the answer for this one!

 Dear 5th Graders,


Can one ocean be saltier than another? What do you think? If you answer no, explain why not. If you answer yes, explain how that could be possible.

School’s Out!

May 14, 2007

Dear Students,

I really enjoyed our year together and I hope you did too!


Have a terrific summer vacation!

Ms. Granger

April 18th, 2007

April 18, 2007

Grade 3: What forces can change the direction of a bird flying in the sky?

Grade 4: What do biologists study AND how does classification of the things they study help them?


March 19, 2007

3rd Grade: What do you know about sound? What is sound? How does sound get from one place to another? Why do you think sound can hurt your ears?


4th Grade: If you invented a new electrical device, what would it be and what components would you need to make it work?

February 6, 2007 Matter and Light

February 5, 2007

Third Grade – MATTER:  We had a day out of school last week because of the weather. We had snow, rain, and ice. How are they different and how are they the same?

Fourth Grade – LIGHT:  How do you think rainbows form?

January 12, 2007

January 11, 2007

3rd Grade:  Is there anything in Fort Mill that is harmful to the animals in our deciduous forest ecosystem?  Explain your answer.

4th Grade:  Why would you need to know the wind speed?

December 18: Animal Needs and Clouds

December 18, 2006

Dear Third Graders: We are learning about animal needs. If you were the owner of a zoo, how would you be able to make sure the needs of all of your animals are met? Give a few examples.


Dear Fourth Graders: We are learning about weather. Why do you think there are different types of clouds? In other words, when clouds are created from condensation, what do you think makes some clouds thin and feathery, some clouds thick and puffy like cotton balls, and some clouds that are overcast (cover the entire sky)?