Dr. Seuss Week
Celebrating Cat in the Hat day with crazy hats!
6th Grade All Stars
6th graders are participating in the All Stars Program. All Stars is a continuum of prevention programs for grades 4-12, designed to delay adolescents' onset of risky behaviors. The 6th graders are working on various activities and lessons to help them gather information on their future and what they need to make that happen.
100th Day/Dr. Seuss
Mrs. Freese's preschool just finished 100 days of school! For the 100th day of preschool, the students got to wear pajamas and enjoy special activities. The students made hats and other art projects for the 100th day of school. They have . . .
6th grade ESU Science
On February 24th the ESU came out to perform an experiment with the 6th grade. We used a pencil, a tongue depressor, 12 inches of masking tape, and a straw. After breaking up into groups. We simulated a broken bone when we broke the pencil, . . .
"Steps" To A Revolution!
Mr. Bednar's class has been talking about the "Steps" that lead up to the American Revolution and the students had some fun coming up with designs for these steps!
For the month of January and February, my class enjoyed completing a couple of art projects in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and Valentine's Day. We have them displayed in our hallway.
Kid's Heart Challenge
It's time for the Kid's Heart Challenge again! Students in grades 2-6 will be raising money for the American Heart Association to assist them in their mission of helping treat people with heart issues and stroke, many of whom are . . .
4th graders have been learning about Nebraska history as part of our social studies curriculum. We have recently been learning about Nebraska becoming a territory, the Homestead Act and how it affected the settlement of our area, and Nebraska . . .
Read Across America Day
Elementary students in grades PK-6 celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2nd by participating in school-wide reading buddies. Older students were matched up with younger students and shared their literacy with each other. Students . . .
The third graders have been learning about severe weather that can occur in Nebraska. Severe weather is any type of weather that can harm people or property. The students entered a contest with the Emergency Management Agency below picture of . . .
The kindergartners have been hard at work this quarter learning all about animals! Throughout their animal unit, they learned what living things need to live and grow. They learned about different animals and what they need to survive, what . . .
Celebrating 100 days of school!
Students dressed up and had fun with some 100 days of school activities!
Preschool Library Partnership
Mrs. Manley's 3-year-old preschool class has been enjoying visits from our new friend, Mrs. VanBoening. Working with the Wymore Public Library has allowed us to have monthly visits from one of their librarians. Mrs. VanBoening reads us a . . .
The 5th & 6th-grade archery unit always seems to be a "hit" and this year was no exception. Great opportunity for the kids to learn a life-long activity that they can use for many years to come if they so choose. . . .
On December 7th the ESU joined all the 6th graders to demonstrate how thermal and mechanical energy can be converted into electrical energy. The students were able to observe how a source of heat (thermal energy) could be placed under the . . .
Finishing up the semester!
With the end of the semester, coming there's always a test! Mr. B's class is reviewing for the Division test!
Fire Safety Week
The Kindergartners learned all about fire safety during fire safety week in October! From what to do in case of a fire at school or at home, to call 911, and learning what to do if there is smoke or their clothes are on fire. We wrapped up . . .
Turkey in Disguise
1st grade students work together with a family member to disguise this turkey, so he isn't eaten for Thanksgiving Dinner!
3 year old preschool class visits the Pinecrest Tree Farm
Mrs. Manley's preschool class enjoyed a field trip to the Pinecrest Tree Farm. The students learned the history of tree farms and the types of trees that are found at Pinecrest. They watched how wreaths and swags are made and then got to . . .
Going for the "Goal"
Our 5th grade is working on goals. In Second Step the 5th graders learned that goals need to be challenging, reasonable, and motivating. They are putting this to the test with two different goals: The 1st goal is to get 50 AR points by the . . .
How Can I Help?
This is a question I get a lot from parents concerning their student’s literacy development. The good news is, there is a lot you can do, and it isn’t that hard. One of the easiest things you can do is have your child do repeated . . .
Life Skills Sportsmanship Pep Rally
The 6th-grade class attended the Life Skills Sportsmanship Pep Rally at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Nov. 7, 2022. They listened to a variety of top UNL athletes speak about their experiences. In addition, the group, Champions Give Hope . . .
Elementary in the Library--2nd Quarter
Elementary has been busy learning about book Genres and completing STEM activities in the library. Currently, students are taking the winter STAR assessment, to advance on the AR scale.
5th Grade Explorers
The 5th-grade classes have been learning about explorers in Social Studies. They had some fun designing and drawing what they would have wanted their ship to look like if they were explorers of the past!
Art and Science Exploration
Mrs. Freese's preschool has been exploring different materials in the art center and trying new science experiments. In science, the class has been learning about reactions through baking soda bags, pop and Mentos, and cloud dough . . .
World Kindness Day
We had a visitor in our classroom in the month of November to talk with the students about World Kindness Day. Mr. Burgess spoke about how important it is to be kind and in what ways can students be kind throughout the school day. He passed . . .
Arbor Day Farm Field Trip
In October, our second grade classes went on a field trip to Arbor Day Farm. We learned many facts about apples, how apple trees grow, and how bees help them. We learned how apple cider is made and got to watch workers press the apples to . . .
A park ranger from Homestead National Historic Park came to visit the 4th grade. The ranger brought along his "Bison Trunk" to share with the students. The 4th graders have been studying the Native American tribes of Nebraska. Our . . .
Rock Creek Station Trip
The third-grade class took a field trip on October 25 th to Rock Creek Station. Rock Creek consists of two stations or road ranches. The ranches were occupied from 1857-1867 and served many roles including: as a pony express station, . . .
6th Grade 1st Quarter Update
The 6th Graders were able to develop and use models to describe how light transmission through, the reflection of, and absorption by cup walls causes changes in the temperature of the water inside the cup.
Students in 1st grade earn desk pets each month for following the rules and making good choices! Once they have earned their desk pet for the month, they can begin working on food and accessories to purchase for their pet!
Kindergarten classes just completed their science unit on Motion! Throughout this unit, they discussed pushes and pulls, different types of directions, and speed. They then learned about engineers and the 5 steps engineers take in their . . .
Mrs. Ware 1st Quarter Update
New Books! Mrs. Ware’s Reading Intervention groups have had the opportunity to explore new books. The new books are decodable readers and focus on certain phonetic skills that are covered during group time and then reinforced . . .
It's hard to believe that the first quarter is over already! It's been busy with outdoor activities and some wet shoes for the 5th & 6th grades. We're ready to come indoors now and continue with everything we need to do, . . .
1st Grade Brain Bins
After first graders complete their work in the afternoons, we do “brain bins” to help them work on cooperation, and social skills, and show off their creativity! We have a variety of materials and they love to share their . . .
3 Year Old Preschool
The 3-year-old preschool has been busy learning all about school. We have been practicing following school rules and procedures and learning all about the things we do in school. Our favorite centers are the dramatic play and art centers in . . .
Elementary in the Library--1st Quarter
Students have learned new library procedures and expectations. Students are checking at books that are at their reading level, students completed STAR assessments to confirm their reading level. Students have time during library to work on . . .
Tower Garden in 5th grade
5th grade has a tower garden in Bartels' room and is in the beginning stages of growing lettuce. They are anxiously, but patiently waiting for the lettuce to grow so that it can be harvested and shared. They planted the seeds about 3 . . .
1st Quarter with Preschool
Preschool has been working hard on learning social skills. We have been learning to follow rules in the classroom and on the playground. We have been practicing how to play together and how to communicate with friends.
2nd Grade 1st Quarter Article
Second Grade has been busy practicing lots of skills this first quarter. We have learned about Genres in reading and practicing lots of addition and story problems in math, along with shapes and their attributes. In language, we have been . . .
3rd Grade 1st Quarter Update
The Third Grade Class met in person with our Science guy Patrick from ESU 5. He demonstrated using dry ice. The properties of dry ice and how to properly handle it. The class got to think and pose questions just like a scientist. . . .
4th Grade at Pioneer Days
Southern 4th grade enjoyed participating in Pioneer Day at Homestead National Historic Park and the Filley Stone Barn. Students learned about pioneer life through hands-on experiences. Each 4th grader was able to participate in candle making, . . .
Red Ribbon Week Planning by RAAD for Elementary and High School
The year is off to a strong start as RAAD (RAIDERS AGAINST ALCOHOL AND DRUGS) 7th-12th grade members met on 9-26-22. The group signed . . .