Kindergarteners in Mrs. Reichert's Title One room are working on uppercase letter recognition and alphabetical order.
(Return to Table of Contents) Mrs. Strouf's 1st grade students are working hard during Daily 5 Reading! These students are demonstrating "Word Work" activities and "Read to Self"!! Look how engaged they are!!
Mrs. Strouf's class celebrating Crazy Hair Day as part of Red Ribbon Week.
The Boy Scouts delivered a meal to all the Grant teachers on Parent/Teacher Conference night. It was appreciated and delicious!
(Return to Table of Contents) Grant students participated in a growing trend where they "lead" their own conference with their parents. They share their strengths as well as talk about the areas that they need to work on.
Mr. Schroeder's and Mrs. Williams' 5th grade students are hard at work! The pictures below show students: 1) practicing multiplication with a two-digit multiplier with area models in math, 2) kicked back and reading during language arts, 3) sharing opinions about school lunch through a writing assignment on a MacBook Air laptop, and 4) in Mrs. Williams' class learning about living systems. The unit allowed students to observe the lifecycle of a painted lady butterfly.
(Return to Table of Contents) McKinley had their Fall Festival on Friday, October 30th. Students in Mrs. Youngbauer's and Mr. Othmer's 4th grade classes participated in some friendly competition during P.E. Below shows them in a tug-o-war battle. The theme this year was "Under the Sea." In this short video: https://youtu.be/F9oY1-_BV8Q the first class to get all of the "fish" off of the parachute first wins! Their P.E. teacher is Mr. Randleman.
West students took part in a building-wide PBIS Celebrationfor significantly reducing tardies to class. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and is West's building-wide program for climate and culture.
(Return to Table of Contents) Mrs. Ralston's 8th grade math studentsare designing their own zip lines with the help of technology and the Pythagorean Theorem!
Elementary principals and their Instructional Coaches (ICs) met for the day to take a look at their use of Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction in their buildings. Elementary Curriculum and Professional Development Leaders (CPDLs) learned from and supported their discussions.
Model Teachers participated in training on special populations.
Model teachers were also trained by CPDLs and ICs on Jim Knight strategies (Thinking Prompts, Using Stories , Student Voice & Choice).