Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Touch of Drama

This week the Fourth Graders are learning about the genre, plays.  They have been enjoying reading a variety of scripts.  We have discussed how not every character may have a lot of speaking parts, but every part is still important.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Soil Poster Contest

The 3rd and 4th grade students participated in a soil poster contest put on by the Natural Resources District.  Students from Chadron and Gordon-Rushville participated.  Two of the winners were in our building!  Congratulations go out to Demiel Kelso for winning 2nd place in the 4th-6th grade division and Regan Anderson for winning 1st place in the 2nd-3rd grade division!  All of the students did such a wonderful job on their posters.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oto indians

The Oto Indians were semi-nomadic. They hunted buffalo and small game. They lived in tepees and round earth lodges. The earth lodges and tepees had wooden framework.They lived along the Missouri and along the border of Nebraska.

By Glen and Duane

The Arapaho Native Americans

The Arapaho Native Americans lived in buffalo hides called tipis. A lot of the time arapahos used travois to carry stuff around.  Arapahos were famous for making clothes, moccasins, bags, tipis, and beadwork.  They used fire as a tool.  Arapahos lived in the panhandle part of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado.  No one knows what Arapaho really means.  

By Noah and Caden

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is next week!

Red Ribbon Week
October 27-October 31 2014

The Intermediate and Primary buildings will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 27-October 31.  During Red Ribbon Week we encourage students and staff to wear clothing for the theme of the day.  This years themes are as follows.
Monday    Oct. 27    Wear Red Day - Help Raise Drug Awareness By Wearing Red from Head to Toe
Tuesday    Oct. 28   Don't Get Mixed Up With Drugs - Mix and Match Clothing
Wed          Oct. 29   Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite Sports Team
Thursday   Oct. 30   Give Drugs the Boot - Wear your boots on this day
Friday        Oct. 31   Put a scare on drugs - Bring your costume for the afternoon activities

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Famous Comanche Indians

The Comanche Indians lived in tepees. They were the first tribe to have horses.  They hunted buffalos. They wore moccasins. They drove buffalos off cliffs. They had slaves from Spain,Mexico and the U.S.A and worked them to death.

By: Forrest and Gavin

The Pawnees

The Pawnees lived in earth lodges.  In one earth lodge there would be about 30-50 people. Each village has ten to fifteen earth lodges. Pawnees made cloths from animal skin. The Pawnees decorated there clothes with beadwork, fringes,and painted designs.   



         The Ponca were semi-nomadic,that means they move around a little bit but not all the time.They lived in tipis and earth lodges.The Ponca lived in northeastern Nebraska.They lived by rivers.They followed the buffalo and gardened.

by:  Jason, Demiel, Chris

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sioux Tribe by Ali and Alexis

The Sioux indians were the first nations in North America and nomadic. The Sioux wore feathers in their hair and painted themselves. They wore light tan moccasins with colorful beads. These indians lived in tipis because they followed the buffalo. The Sioux indians ate dried buffalo meat  in the winter called pemmican and cornbread and Sitting Bull was the chief of the Sioux indians. The Sioux indians usually pushed the buffalo off cliffs and the indian at the bottom would collect them , put them in a wagon and , take them back to camp.

The omaha tribe

The omaha tribe were not nonadic.They were a friendly tribe.Teepees were used for shelter when hunting buffalo.Earthlodgs were there homes. Corn was there most important crop.Buffalo skin was used for teepees.They lived in the estern half of NE.The Omaha tribe spoke a dialect of sioux.

By: Cassie and Aspen

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Cheyenne Indian tribe

      We learned that they hunted deer and buffalo,and they were nomadic because they lived in tipis made from buffalo hide.  And they fished as well, and lived in the Great Plains. They were also very religous, and finally they rode horses.

Made by, Jacee, Quinten, and Sophia

Friday, September 26, 2014

Descriptive Writing

The 4th grade students have been learning about descriptive writing.  We have a great group of writers!  I think they have a good foundation and it is fun to build on what they already know about being good writers.  Last week the students got to go outside and write down observations about the outdoors.   They enjoyed using all five senses to complete a graphic organizer about observations that were touching or very near them, 20 feet away, and then very far away.  We are really trying hard to get more exact nouns, verbs, and adjectives.  The students are also learning about similes, onomatopoeia, and alliteration.

Monday, September 15, 2014

What's for Lunch?

This week the students are learning about food chains and food webs. Tomorrow they get to watch a Bill Nye the Science Guy video about food webs. Check out some of our work; looks like we have some future artists in this classroom.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


The students have been learning about living and non-living organisms.  Today, they made terrariums using pop bottles.  Some of the students even brought a little something special to add to their terrarium.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nebraska History

Hey, Parents!  Are you looking for a fun way to learn about the history of Nebraska with your 4th grader?  Here is a link to a great site!  Click on our State Insect to go to the website.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Edible Cells

We had so much fun in Science today!  The students learned about the parts of an animal cell while building an edible cell out of bread, jelly, skittles, Twizzler bites, marshmallows, and sprinkles.  The best part was getting to eat the "cell" after we learned about all of the parts.  Find out if your child can tell you what each part does.

Nucleus: the brain of the cell
Cell membrane:  the outer layer, the "skin"
Cytoplasm: the jelly-like substance inside the cell
Chromosomes: thread-like, determine your traits
Vacuoles: store food, water, and wastes
Mitochondrion: the power house of the cell, turns food and water into energy

Friday, August 15, 2014

First Day of School 2014-2015

Wow!  The day just seems to fly by!  The first two days were packed full of rules and procedures and yet we will still have to cover more on Monday!  The students were so well behaved these first two days.  Thank you, parents, for sharing your child with me this school year.  I think it will be a great year full of learning and fun!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Last day of school

What a fun-filled day. The students went to an awards ceremony and then participated in a variety of activities. We couldn't have asked for a nicer 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Math Madness

This year we have decided to try something new to motivate the students.  We have created "March Madness."  This is an opportunity for parents to come into the classroom and talk about how they use math in their daily lives.  It is also giving the students an opportunity to learn about different careers.  As an added bonus, the student who is represented by the parent/speaker gets a day off from math!  So far we have heard from an electrician, farmers/ranchers, a restaurant employee, a government worker for the Natural Resources Service.  It has been so much fun!

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Little Bit of Luck

The students finished their window art projects today. It was a sticky project, but I think they turned out neat! We can't wait to see them hanging in our windows. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


The fourth graders have begun working on research reports in language class. Each child has chosen an endangered specie in North America.  We are just getting started with writing the questions we have about our animal.