Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sending out a HUGE thanks to all the Parents and Father Kramper for donating time, treats, games and prizes to help make our NeSA Carnival a HUGE SUCCESS! Keep up the great work students! Also, a HUGE thanks going out to the Clearwater Fire Department for donating your time and Fire Safety Sacks! It was a fun night had by all!

Student Spotlight
Emma Lea

Student Spotlight

In preschool this week, we learned about Fire Safety. Miss Schacht worked with the preschoolers during small group time and storytime. They really enjoy listening to her read stories! We learned about dialing 911 in an emergency (and ONLY in an emergency!), we practiced Stop, Drop, & Roll, and sang songs about Fire Safety. The preschoolers are more than excited to go on a real field trip to Norfolk to see Curious George today!

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. ~Zig Ziglar

Kindergarten studied the letter Tt this week. And made tasty trains. We finished our topic on numbers 0-5, more/fewer and also learned how to make on organized list! That was pretty hard. We are decorating our room for Halloween with ghost that we made with cotton balls! We also had a blast with the firemen at "Red Hot Reading Night" and learning all about fire safety!

First Graders are learning about "Me on a Map". They have learned their address, city, state, country, continent, and planet. They have also learned the names of 7 continents and 2 oceans, and our neighbors to the North and South of the United States. In Math, students are learning to work with 10-frames to find math combinations. In Language, students are reviewing how to tell if a group of words are a sentence. First grades were well represented at the Red Hot Reading Night with 9 out of the 11 students attending along with their parents.

The Second Graders have been learning about sound this week. We made chicken cluckers out of a cup and a string. When we pulled down on the string with a wet paper towel, the string and the air in the cup vibrated causing a chicken cluck sound! We listened to many different sounds and determined if they were making a high or low pitch. We also discovered that sound travels better through a solid than a liquid or gas! We are continuing to work on our math money unit. We can count money that is more than a dollar and even make change using the least amount of coins!

The 3rd graders started multiplication this week! They worked with manipulatives and explored what multiplication was and when they would use it in real life. They also prepared for their plant test in science by playing Plant Jeopardy as a review before they did their final assignment. Proper nouns and creating sentences using different parts of speech keep them busy in English. It's hard to believe that school is already 1/4 of the way finished!

*In Nebraska history, the 4th graders finished learning about the Native American tribes and their ways of life. They will continue to study and practice ways in which each tribe has unique traits to prepare for their test next Tuesday!
*In science, the ways in which the Earth can change above and below the surface has been the main topic as the 4th graders studied weathering, erosion, and deposition. On Wednesday, they got to experiment with different types of ways to control erosion. They used toothpicks to represent roots and washcloths to represent cover crops. They noticed that these ideas would help to keep soil in place.
 *In math, the 4th graders were PUMPED to learn how to multiply by a 2-digit number! They have been waiting for this lesson for a long time! As long as they remember to "circle, cross, zero," ...and remember their facts... then things will go well! :)
 *In Reading Mastery, they have been discussing the difference between the genres of fantasy and realistic fiction. They concluded that their story, "The Cat That Walked by Himself" was a fantasy due to the talking animals and the animals' requests and cunning moves.
*The 4th graders enjoy learning new vocabulary words in Reading Mastery. They were surprised when Mrs. Metschke asked them to stand on their desks so they could learn how to "descend."

YOUTH VB Practice for 3/4th and 5/6th Graders will practice Thursday, Oct 23rd from 6:00-7:30 @Clearwater!
Sunday, Oct 19th @ Creighton
5/6th Grade be there by 6:30
3/4th Grade be there by 12:00.

Our 3/4th and 5/6th Grade Volleyball Team is doing GREAT!! These girls are putting in a lot of time as do their coaches to learn and love the game of Volleyball! Keep up the great work girls and THANKS to the coaches for helping out. Also, thanks to Father Kramper and the Sunset Store for helping purchase 3 new volleyballs this year! Rock on Future Cyclones!!

NeSA Carnival was a Fantastic Time! Kids and Adults had so much fun! Rewarding kids that work hard day in and day out to be the best students they can be! Mr. Sanne talked about the NeSA Wall of Fame! For those of you that haven’t taken NeSA tests, you will get that chance soon and for those of you have or will take them again – do your best and Good Luck! I can’t wait to see how many students we can get on the Wall of Fame!! Carnival Fun-

Pictures are posted in a seperate Blog!

Red Hot Reading Night was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Thanks so much to the Clearwater Fire and Rescue for helping out! We learned about fire safety, tried on some Bunker Gear, were able to check out the Ambulance, took a ride on the Fire Truck and last but not least had Real Live Fireman read us stories!!

Pictures are posted in a seperate Blog!

Over 100 in attendance!! Way to “BRING THE HEAT” to Read Hot Reading Night!! Mark your calendar for our next reading event – DONUTS WITH DADS – Nov. 18th 7:45-8:30

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