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5th Grade at Earth Day Festival 2018

    On Thursday, April 26th the 5th grade class attended the 2018 Earth Day Festival at Camp Jefferson sponsored by the University of Nebraska Extension Offices   There they learned about many different ways to help our . . .

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Fourth Graders Design Egg Catchers

The fourth grade class was challenged to design and build an egg catcher in a recent Distance Learning science lesson.

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Sixth Grade D.A.R.E Graduation

Mrs. Kostal’s 6 th grade class graduated from D.A.R.E. on Tuesday April 24 th , 2018.  The students all worked really hard to complete the course of study.  Students were given information and strategies, to . . .

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Second Grade Field Trip

The 2nd grade class enjoyed a field trip to Morrill Hall in Lincoln and to the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice. While at Morrill Hall, the students visited the many displays around the museum with the Discovery Center and the . . .

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First Grade Hospital Orientation

The First Grade class visited the Beatrice Hospital on Tuesday, April 10. During our visit we learned what it is like to be a patient in the hospital through role-playing. We viewed some x-rays, looked at . . .

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Fourth Grade Rocket Launch

Fourth grade students launched their foam rockets that they constructed in DL science.

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Fourth Graders Learn About Sound

Fourth grade students have been learning about sound in Distance Learning Science.

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Second Grade Music Activities

The second grade students have had fun putting special events to music with Mrs. Liscom.  They celebrated Dr. Seuss with special music, and they celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a Leprechaun Visit song.  

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Eighth Grade Students Teach Elementary Students with Star Lab

The eighth grade class spent a day at the elementary school teaching elementary students about astronomy using the Star Lab and other hands-on activities.  

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Second Grade Celebrates Seuss

The second grade class celebrated Dr. Suess week with a musical version of Green Eggs and Ham!

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Fourth Grade Figurative Language Posters

The fourth graders have been learning about figurative language.  The students made posters and presented them to their peers.

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Preschool Nursery Rhymes

  The Preschoolers have been studying nursery rhymes in class. They presented puppet shows to the second grade class as a culminating activity. The class presented The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Jack and the . . .

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Mining for Minerals

The fourth graders went mining for minerals using a chocolate chip cookie during a recent Distance Learning Science lesson. The students could not touch the cookie with their hands.  They could only use a . . .

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Fourth Grade Volcanoes

Fourth grade students made volcanoes during their Distance Learning Science class.  

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Chicks Bring Christmas Cheer

For the last several years, 3rd graders have been participating in an embryology project offered through the Gage County Extension Office.  This project is a great extension to our Life Science studies.  Jane Esau is the extension . . .

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First Semester Art

K-12 1st semester art has been busy and fun!  K-6th grade started the year off with making images related to the eclipse of the sun.  6th grade used a double image of the Moon overlapping the sun with warm and cool colors.  . . .

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5th Grade Native American Homes

    The 5th Grade learned about different Native American tribes that settled in the United States.  As a conclusion to this unit, each student chose a type of Native American home to build.  They then had to . . .

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Kindergarten Sings at Diller Community Building

On Halloween, the Kindergarten class made a special trip to the Diller Community Building to sing for the senior citizens.  As always, our friends there were a terrific audience and had an early treat for our trick or treaters.  A . . .

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Second Grade Reading Time with Preschool Students

The second graders spend time each week reading with the preschoolers. They all enjoy spending time together and working on their reading and comprehension skills.

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Worm Dissections

The fourth grade students recently dissected earthworms in Distance Learning science. 

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First Grade Doubles Rap

The first graders have been practicing their addition facts with the "Doubles Rap".  

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Third Grade Skip Counting Song

The third grade class is mixing math and music!  They have learned the Skip Counting Song to support their knowledge of math facts.  

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Third Graders Make Root Beer

The third graders learned about the scientific process in the first in person science lesson.  They got to make root beer, work with dry ice, and make observations using their senses on Wednesday.  ESU 5 provides Distance . . .

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Fourth Graders Build Vortex Cannons

The fourth graders learned about vortex cannons in Distance Learning science on Wednesday.  They made their own cannon and filled it with fog and experienced hands on how a vortex forms. ESU 5 provides . . .

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Catapults in 5th Grade

To start the year, the 5 th Grade class has been learning about the Scientific Method in Science.  This is the method that is used in all scientific experiments.  The steps are Question, Hypothesis, Experiment, Observe and Record, . . .

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