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Elementary School

2nd Grade Field Trip

The 2nd Grade Class visited Morrill Hall and Homestead National Historical Park. The students enjoyed looking at all the exhibits at Morrill Hall and watching a show in the planetarium. At the Homestead, the students participated in a . . .

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1st Grade Field Trip

The first graders had the opportunity to participate in activities that simulate the care of a patient through hands-on role-play, led by Beatrice Hospital's education coordinator, Becky Pfeiffer, RN. First graders had fun learning about . . .

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Calling all Future Diller Odell Kindergriffins who will be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2024. Kindergarten Roundup will be held Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 8:45 - 11:15 a.m. at the elementary school located in Diller. Current Griffin . . .

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Revolutionary War by the 5th Grade

The fifth-grade class is learning about the Revolutionary War. In groups, they were to research a specific battle in the war. Once they found the information they were to portray it on plain white poster paper. The fifth graders did an . . .

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UFLI Games for Foundational Reading Skills

A little friendly competition while learning? What a fun way to practice phonics skills! Students have enjoyed using UFLI to improve their reading skills.  This is a free resource for all to utilize.  You can use words provided or . . .

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Elementary PE

Throughout the month of February, the Elementary PE classes focused on HEART HEALTHY activities. The classes participated in activities such as Baton, Scooter, and Exercise Ball Relays, as well as Jumping Rope.    We . . .

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GREETINGS FROM MR. DENNER’S TITLE I CLASS!!

It’s hard to believe it, but we’re almost to Spring and that means we’re about to the end of the 3 rd quarter of the school year.  Here at school, we are staying busy working on skill-building and continuing growth . . .

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6th Grade Careers

The 6th graders did a career readiness project where they created a poster. On this poster, they needed to have ideas of where they want to live, what occupation they would like in the future, whether or not college is in their future plans . . .

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100th Day of School in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade

       First grade had a wonderful 100th day. They did math activities with 100 as the lesson. They created things with 100 Legos, 100 building logs, and 100 mini cups. They then had a cup full of 100 snack . . .

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Fourth Grade Learns about the Oregon Trail

4th Graders have been learning about the Oregon Trail in their Nebraska Studies class.  Throughout the unit, students learned about the way people experienced the Oregon Trail.  They also studied maps and the physical features of . . .

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Kindergarten Crafts

In January, I got to start spending some time with the kindergartners. We work on reading and math skills in my classroom.  With all of the snow we have had, we had some fun creating snowflakes out of toothpicks and marshmallows.  . . .

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4th Grade Engineers

The 4th graders have put on their engineering caps and are working hard to build water wheels.  Students are working together in groups to investigate how a moving water wheel can cause something else to move.  Through this project, . . .

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December Student of the Month

December Student of the Month

Raleigh is our December Student of the Month!   Raleigh is an amazing Griffin!  He is respectful, responsible, and safe!  He always gives 100% effort in class.  Raleigh is kind and caring.  He listens in . . .

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SEASONS GREETINGS FROM MR. DENNER’S TITLE I CLASS!!

              It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the holiday season.  The students in my classroom have had a great semester.  We continue to work hard . . .

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Pre-K Winter Program

  The Preschool Class has been working hard the last month on learning new Christmas songs, making Christmas crafts, and learning all about how people around the world celebrate the Holiday.  The Preschool class put on a . . .

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Basketball Fundamentals in Elementary PE

  The past two weeks second through sixth grade have been focusing on the fundamentals of basketball. The students began with the fundamentals of dribbling a basketball, chest/bounce passes, and will finish the week working on . . .

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STAR of the Class

Students get to be the STAR of the class for a whole week in third grade. This involves various things such as taking our class “stuffy” named “Patches” home to spend the weekend with them. Then students write in a . . .

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4th Grade Learns About Veterans Day

  The 4th-grade students spent several days learning about Veterans Day.  The 4th graders loved Zoom chatting with a Veteran in California, as they were excited to have all of their questions answered.  To wrap up the . . .

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Lunch with the Principal

Two Diller-Odell students had the privilege of eating lunch with Mr. Mezger.  These students earned this reward by working hard and meeting school and classroom expectations for the 1st quarter. Students enjoyed catered lunch . . .

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Portraits, Flowers and Fish...OH MY!

  Portraits, Flowers, and Fish...OH MY!  The Fifth grade learned about contemporary Canadian visual artist, poet, and creator of the Silbersenze method, Sandra Silberzweig.  They created self portraits using the . . .

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Thank you for the pumpkins, Stohs Family!

The first grade would like to thank Adam and Stacey Stohs for donating pumpkins to their classroom. They had a lot of fun decorating and painting them. Some of the students taped their letters on their pumpkins and painted around them. . . .

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Fire Safety Week

The Diller Volunteer Fire and Rescue came to visit the Diller-Odell Elementary school, during fire safety week.  The two firefighters from the department visited with the students all about fire safety.  They . . .

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Preschool to Beatrice Fire Station

The Diller-Odell Preschool has been learning all about Fire Safety the last couple weeks.  The preschool even got the opportunity to tour the Beatrice Fire Station.  It was full of learning opportunities.  A few Preschool . . .

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Learning Math Facts

The 2nd-grade class uses many different strategies to learn our addition and subtraction math facts. We use technology, math learning wraps, and flashcards. We also use games, such as partners with playing cards, knock out, and around the . . .

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5th Grade Native American Homes

This 5th grade American history class built Native Americans homes for a project. Their assignment is to choose one of the Native American homes and portray the knowledge of how they built their homes and build one as similar as possible . . .

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Hello From Mr. Denner's Title I Class

The school year is off to a wonderful start.  It’s great to be here at school with the students that we have at Diller-Odell.  I’m pleased to see the improvement continue for the students in Title I Reading and/or . . .

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Fourth Grade Learns about Waves

The 4th graders have been busy learning about waves in science class.  The students experimented with skewers, push pins, and records.  Can you hear sound without ears?  That was the question the class was challenged to . . .

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Blending with Pumpkins

Students have been working on beginning L blends with short I and short a words with pumpkins in Mrs. Hennerberg's room.  They worked on reading them with their tracking lights while enjoying some fall fun!

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1st Grade Goals

First-grade students worked on setting goals last week. They were arranged into a large circle where they had to work as a class to complete a goal. The focus of the lesson was the goal-setting process and the benefits of using . . .

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3rd Graders Work as a Team

As third graders, we have found that the work is more fun to accomplish as a “team.” We spend as much time doing partner work and sharing our ideas as we do individually working in the classroom. We love to move our bodies and . . .

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Mat Man!!

The Diller-Odell Preschool class is busy learning new things.  One new topic we learned is all about our friend called “Mat Man.”  Mat Man is a floor person who goes along with our . . .

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Welcome Back!!

  Hello to all our Griffin Families!  It is wonderful to finally be back together with the students and staff!  It is always exciting to see the new faces, the familiar faces, and the exciting changes that took . . .

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