April 2021

Egg Drop

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 04/29/2021 - 10:12

In 3rd Grade, we put our skills to the test to see if we could keep an egg from breaking when it was dropped from the roof. We had a limited amount of supplies, but we came up with some pretty ingenious designs. Many of our eggs survived the long drop, while some needed a little more reinforcement. All in all we had so much fun creating our designs and have some great ideas for the next time we decide to drop an egg off the roof.

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Morgann Wray

Passing off Buckles

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Tue, 04/27/2021 - 12:16
4th graders in Mrs. Anderson's class are working hard to pass off their multiplication and division fast facts. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to do 60 problems in 3 minutes! We recently had a belt buckle award meeting where students were given stickers based on what level of fast facts they were on. Keep working hard Mustangs!
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Jessika Anderson

Musical Sight Words

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:20

Students in Mrs. Kadish's class practiced sight words in a fun way. They wrote sight words on their desks and then walked around while they listened to music. When the music stopped, they sat down and read the word on their table. The students loved it! 

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Mari Kadish

Planting Seeds in Mrs. Oman's Class

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 10:54

First grade has been learning about plants and the 4 things they need to survive: water, food, shelter and favorable temperatures.  Mrs. Oman’s class  played a game where they had to collect each of these items to survive. They then planted their own seeds so that they can grow plants.  

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Katie Oman

National Poetry Month

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 12:16

This week during library time we studied poetry for National Poetry Month. Students discussed what makes a poem, and we read some fun and silly poems together. We also each wrote our own poem in the style of Dr. Seuss. 

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Erin Jolley

Science Stars

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:11

In science we have been learning about size, distance, and scale in relationship to the stars. We learned that there are stars bigger than the sun, but how those stars look smaller because they are farther away from Earth than the sun is. To understand more fully how distance can affect how small or big something looks, we did an activity. Each group was given three different sized balls and their goal was to make them all look the same size. The students had a lot of fun and did a great job with the activity!

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Alexis Christensen

3rd grade makes rock art books!

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:15

In 3rd grade we had the opportunity to experience a virtual field trip from the Book Arts Treasure Chest! We explored Native American rock art as we “traveled” to Canyonlands National Park. We viewed “The Great Gallery”, an expansive wall panel of rock art. We learned that native tribes have used these walls to tell stories of their everyday lives and beliefs. We consider their rock art as books today. It was so fun using tools to create our own rock art books!

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Karen Thomas