My name is Kim Hooks. I have been teaching for 30+ years, 24 years in Emanuel County. I am the Science Specialist at Swainsboro Primary School. I teach science grades kindergarten through second grade. Our lessons are directly linked to the Georgia Performance Standards. The Science Georgia Standards of Excellence drive instruction. Hands-on, student-centered, and inquiry-based approaches are the emphasis of instruction. The standards are a required minimum set of expectations that show proficiency in science.
Students are guided through activities in Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science. We use our indoor classroom as well as our outdoor classrooms for these activities. The outdoor classrooms consist of a pond habitat, flower and vegetable gardens and a barn. All of our students are taught to respect our environment, observe our habitats without disrupting the natural balance of plant and life cycles.