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Science with Mrs. Correia

My name is Marcia Correia. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2003. I began teaching at Oakland Heights in 2002. In that time, I taught second grade, English as a Second Language (ESL), fourth grade, and science (K-4). I earned my National Board Certification in 2011 and my Master's of Leadership at Arkansas State University. Oakland is a phenomenal school. Our students are some of the most loving people you will ever meet.

Our science program provides opportunities for students to develop understandings and skills necessary to function productively as problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world. Instructional implementation and the support system for elementary school science must include the combined efforts of all aspects of the community: parents, educators, businesses, and other organizations.

The science lab is where curiosity leads you to the passions unknown. When students follow this, they grow strong in skills they never believed they had. The future belongs to the curious. The science lab only opens new doors, and students discover new things. 

Highlights

Third and Fourth Grade Recycling Club (Green Team): Once a week, students collect recyclable items from designated rooms and empty them into the recycling container behind the school. 

Third and Fourth Grade Robotics Team:  Our third and fourth grade students have an opportunity to apply for the Robotics Team.  Team members build, code, and compete in robotics competitions.

3-D Printer: We received a TAG Grant from the Junior Auxiliary to purchase a 3-D printer. In the science lab, students are engaged in designing and printing three dimensional objects.

Ozobots: We received donations through donorschoose.org to purchase a classroom set of Ozobots. Ozobots are tiny robots that teach students how to code in different ways. If students have a successful code, the Ozobot will be able to read and follow the directions.