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Second Grade Field Trip

The 2nd grade class enjoyed a field trip to Morrill Hall in Lincoln and Homestead National Historical Park in Beatrice. We learned a lot about the past at both locations. The students really enjoyed the fossils, rocks and minerals, and the . . .

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Fourth Grade Learning about Flooding and Erosion

The fourth grade students have been learning about flooding and erosion and the effect on farmers fields as well as towns affected by flooding.

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Sixth Grade Career Project

In the 6th grade class we had a career readiness project. The objective was to create a poster on what they want their life to look like in 20 years. They were to find or draw pictures to show what they wanted in the future. That includes . . .

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Greetings from Mr. Denner's Title I Class

It’s hard to believe it, but we’re almost to Spring.  Which means that we’re about to the end of the 3 rd quarter of the school year.  It’s great to be here at school with the students that we have at . . .

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Teamwork, Cooperation and Communication in Elementary PE Classes

K-4 Elementary Physical Education started 2021 with several activities that were based around teamwork, communication and cooperation. The culminating activity for the students was Danger Island Rescue. The gym was split into . . .

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Third Grade Fossils

The third-grade class got the opportunity to have their first in person DL science lab. The students were able to explore photographs, illustrations, and fossils from extinct underwater creatures. They were fascinated with seeing shells of . . .

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Griffin Art Gallery

Second grade students were excited to put up their paper weaving artwork on the Griffin Art Gallery wall. Being able to put up their work for the school to see gave them more pride in their artwork.

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Fourth Grade Zoom with Ever Fi

The fourth graders zoomed with Ever Fi financial education company to learn how to save, plan, and budget. The program also teaches about needs vs. wants as well as planning for the future.

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Elementary Students Explore 3D Printing

  Our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders got the chance to design and print their very own keychains this semester! In Elementary Technology classes this year we are trying to expose our students to newer technology such as 3D printing and . . .

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100th Day of School in Second Grade

The 2nd grade class enjoyed the 100th day of school! We did several fun activities with some of our favorites being balloon basketball to 100, 100 piece puzzles, 100 cup stack, and making our 100 day snack mix.

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Fourth Grade Vocabulary Activity

  Fourth grade students acted out their Reading vocabulary words for the week. We are studying the injustices in the 1960s.  They acted out words such as boycott, injustice, mistreated, protest, and qualified. It was a . . .

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A Message from Mrs. Hennerberg

    Unbelievably we are already over half way through with another unprecedented school year!  Thanks to so many wonderful people…..teachers, staff, administrators, students, and families, that we . . .

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First Grade Friendship

The first graders started the new year with a lesson on being a good friend. We watched a video called Friendship Soup and discussed qualities of a good friend. We then made a hand cutout listing five friendship qualities we like. We put . . .

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Preschoolers Learn About the Arctic Region

Preschool Students are learning all about the Arctic Region and the animals that live there.  They have read books, painted animals, counted snowballs, and designed their own penguins.  They also made their own snow . . .

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The Battle of the Books Competition is Underway Again!

What is Battle of the Books? Battle of the Books is a national reading incentive program for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in grades 5-8. Students read books and come together in groups to demonstrate their abilities . . .

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SEASONS GREETINGS FROM MR. DENNER’S TITLE I CLASS

The students in my classroom have had a great semester.  We continue to work hard on our skills in reading and math and the students have shown continuous growth in both areas.  I am proud of the improvements that the students . . .

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Third Graders Learn ASL

This quarter, the 3 rd grade students got to learn some basic ways to communicate using Sign Language. They enjoyed learning how to sign the alphabet, simple conversation phrases, and some fun words to sign. The students took great . . .

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Elementary Physical Education

The second quarter in elementary PE has been full of excitement and activity. The students have been building skills in sport activities such as soccer, volleyball, hockey and basketball, as well as a few fun and crazy games like . . .

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Elementary Students Learn About 3D Printing

Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth graders are learning the ins and outs of 3D Design! It is an exciting new challenge for many and while every student will attest that it has its frustrating moments, they are also enjoying the opportunity to create . . .

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Second Grade Birthday Calendars For Sale

The 2021 2nd Grade Community Birthday Calendars are ready to sell! The 2nd graders created their own original artwork for our calendar and put the printed pages together to be bound. The 2nd graders will be selling the calendars for $2. . . .

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Fourth Graders Research Careers

Fourth grade students researched future careers.  After researching, each student shared their career.  They then put their research to the test in a game of "career Jeopardy."

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5th Grade Science Investigation

  The 5th grade students made dead stuff columns and decomposed jars in order to observe and learn about how once living things become something new. 

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First Grade Science

 The first graders have been learning about light in science.  They had fun exploring different items to see if they were transparent, translucent, or opaque.

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Kindergarten Harvest

It is that time of the year and the kindergartners are done with harvest! In art class, we created corn using different materials to paint with, such as bubble wrap, to create texture. Students had so much fun finding their corn on the . . .

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Students Plan for the Future

Several students began the 2nd quarter by completing a career research project.  Each student completed a career aptitude test on the following website https://www.123test.com/ career-test/index.php . The career aptitude test gave the . . .

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First Grade Doubles Rap

The first graders have been working hard to learn their doubles facts in math. We had a lot of fun learning the doubles rap!

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Fifth Grade Native American Projects

The 5th grade American history class had a project where built homes that Native Americans lived in. They were able to choose a teepee, hogan, wigwam, longhouse or a lodge. They did an excellent job making these houses as similar to the . . .

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Germinating Seeds

The third graders have currently been learning about the plant life cycle in science. They observed time elapsed videos of a plant’s growth, made their own illustrated plant life cycles, and got to germinate lima beans. Each table . . .

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Music Department Fall Update

  We are busy at work at all levels of the music department at Diller-Odell Schools. Thankfully, the members of ensembles have shown great commitment and drive that is a continuation of last year’s progress. The junior high . . .

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All About Apples

The Little Griffin Preschool Class learned all about apples the last two weeks.  We painted with apples, read books about apples, and completed an apple investigation.  During our investigation we studied the shape of an . . .

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Fourth Graders Learn About Solving Conflicts

The fourth graders collaborated on ways to solve conflicts by using "I" statements instead of "you" statements. The focus of the activity was to find another way to express your feelings in a positive way.

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Jefferson County Spelling Contest

Diller-Odell students competed at the Jefferson County Spelling Contest Monday, Oct. 5th in Fairbury. Fifth and Sixth grade students competed in the morning.  Representing Diller-Odell were: Xavier, Langdon, Cale, Jayna, Clara, . . .

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Second Grade Attribute Trains

The 2nd Graders have been learning about attributes in math class. They played the attribute train game with a partner. The students had to add a shape that had two matching attributes to the previous shape on the train. The attributes they . . .

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