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First Grade Forensics
The first graders did a wonderful job with their forensics! They all were selected to compete in the regionals in Walworth. They learned so much about their subjects, and their classmates' subjects. They were introduced to doing research, and the art of public presentation. Way to go, first graders!
Third Grade CSI
Third graders turned into crime scene investigators during writers workshop. They had to investigate, report, and write about what happened while they were out of the room April 24, 2014. We have a few all-star investigators. So much creativity flowing out of this group!
Writing Letters in Second Grade
In second grade, we have been learning how to write a friendly letter and how to address an envelope. We have practiced writing letters to our friends and classmates. Finally, we were ready to write a real letter and mail it! For our final project we wrote letters to our favorite Disney characters and sent them to Disney World! The rumor is that we will get a returned autographed picture from our favorite characters within a couple of months. We are keeping our fingers crossed!
On February 13, grades 1-4 celebrated the hundredth day of school. Activities included building a free standing structure with Solo cups, building with 100 marshmallows and toothpicks, working on circumference while licking a Tootsie Pop 100 times, creating art out of the number 100, and 100 second workouts. It was a great day for all!
Day 6: Green Builder Visit
The fifth through eighth graders participate in a year-long project-based learning experience based on a theme. This year’s theme is about ecology and living sustainable lives.
We focused on alternative energies in the middle part of the year. Students learned about harnessing wind and solar power, hydropower, nuclear power, geothermal power, and the use of biofuels.
Jeff Auberger, of Preservation Homes in Elkhorn, visited us in January to show our students how he uses alternative energies in the construction of his homes. He brought along some alternative building materials, blueprints, and presented photos of the types of homes he builds.
At the end of his presentation, he even gave away a water-saving shower head! Blake was the lucky winner.
We want to give sincere thanks to Jeff for taking the time to talk with our students. His passion and enthusiasm for building greener homes made for a great presentation!
Camp Read-A-Lot Fun
Grades 4K though 4th grade attended Camp Read-A-Lot during their library classes last week. The students made themselves comfortable around the "campfire" with their blankets, pillows and stuffed animals. They listened to stories and talked about camping experiences.
Third and fourth grade students participated in a "Snack Chat". The two classes read a story about Harriet Tubman then had questions they had to discuss in a small group. They did this while enjoying a yummy snack. This took place during Language Arts for our CAFE mini lesson.
Third Grade Perimeter Practice
Here is a glimpse of 3rd grade getting down and all around with perimeter. Students participated in this hands on, fun way to learn what perimeter is all about. Up next is area!
A Recipe for Power Hour
To wrap up the listening skill for Power Hour, Mrs. Saunders' group made dirt cake. They were given a recipe that they had to cut in half and away they went without asking questions. It was a yummy, fun activity!
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