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!
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!
Grades 4k-4 had a fantastic turnout for the family reading night in October. Parents and students enjoyed reading books at different "reading cafes" while enjoying a tasty treat. Stay tuned for more family fun throughout the 2013-2014 school year!
Recently, grades 3-5 enjoyed a trip to Old World Wisconsin. The students spent the day learning about the 1800's while participating in activities from that time period.
The 3rd and 4th graders in Mrs. Saunders' math class just wrapped up a fraction unit. Students played fraction games, made flip books, and made fraction pizza.
Grades 1-4 celebrated Earth Day with numerous activities. Students learned about the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), made an earth from their hand prints, made bird feeders,and planted grass. All students participated in a nature walk as well.
Early in April, students in first through fifth grade do forensics presentations. This teaches them the art of presenting a subject, demonstating something or interpreting a story in front of an audience. The students work hard on this and it's always a fun competition!
Grades 4K though 4th grade attended Camp-Read-A-Lot during their library class recently. The students bought blankets, pillows and stuffed animals and made themselves comfortable around the “campfire”. A tent and twinkling stars (Christmas lights) helped the students imagine they were on a campout. They listened to campfire stories and participated in chants.
To prepare for the holidays there were clay projects galore in the art room, especially in the lower grades. First graders made thumb pots with lids and celebrated their completion with a tea party. Second graders made hot chocolate mugs; third graders made ornaments, and fourth graders made Christmas trees. Seventh graders worked very hard on a carving project using blocks of sandstone. They watched their ideas come and go as the nature of the material came into play. The results were very pleasing. They then researched and gave presentations on this sculpture technique.
Students in Grades 1-4 learned about the virtue for the month of December--Kindness. After watching a video on kindness and discussing ways to show this virtue, students made kindness flowers for a buddy in a different grade. On the flower's petals, students wrote things that they liked about their buddy. Then, at the end of the day, students exchanged their flowers.
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