Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Plant a Tree!

Today, the students participated in a project that will make a real difference.  The third and fourth grade students planted 7 trees in the backyard of our school.   The students did all of the work with the assistance of Lucinda and the Tree Planting Crew from the City of Chadron, US Forest Service, NE State Forest Service, and Chadron State College.  It was a fun time to get dirty and get a big job done!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Color Wheel

This week we are going to try a project that I found on a wonderful art site.  The students are always excited to start a new art project.  I think they will really enjoy making a hidden color wheel.  Anytime paint is involved they have a blast!  Thank you Mrs. Brown for these wonderful ideas!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Animals are divided into two main groups: vertebrates and invertebrates.  For every 100 animals, 95 of them are invertebrates.  The students enjoyed watching a Bill Nye the Science Guy video about invertebrates.  We decided that we are very thankful that we are vertebrates!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The End of the World

The fourth grade students are learning how to write a personal narrative in Language class.  The whole class is working together to write a personal narrative about the first day of school.  It has been a fun process brainstorming together and voting on our favorite title, problems, opening sentence, and closing sentence.  We filled out a graphic organizer and then started writing our story.  Here is what we have so far...

The End of the World

“It feels like the end of the world.  I... am... so... scared!” Chadron Intermediate School is haunted.  In the basement, also known as the dungeon, there are little spider webs. The students are brave.  They are very smart and athletic.  The teacher seems mysterious.  She seems like a worried chicken.  Everyone was worried about being in a new class with a new teacher. 
We were wondering if we were going to get bad grades. We all felt super scared.  Then I saw my friends; I was so happy.  I talked to them about my problem and we decided that we would do our best.