Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tasting Party

This year was our first try at a Nebraska Tasting Party.  The students wrote letters to NE companies telling them about our culminating event and asked for edible donations.  It was fun once the replies started rolling in! Even though we did not hear back from some of the companies, we enjoyed samples from several places in NE. We tasted: pie, popcorn, pickled asparagus, salad dressing, pancakes, beans, bread, chocolate, and jellies! It was quite a delicious party!

NE Day

My students chose a famous Nebraskan to represent.  They each researched and then wrote a report on the person.  They created a slide show and recorded their report using an ipad.  Mr. Horst then put it all together and used YouTube to publish the "movies."  Listen to your child's report using the link below.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015


The Middle School visitation was today.  What a welcome we had! The 6th grade band played songs for us and Mr. Rischling told the 4th graders about the opportunities they will get when it comes to band and choir.  Then we went on a tour of the middle school.  We ended the morning with a question and answer session.

What is the Outcome?

The Fourth Graders learned about probability and chance in Math class.  We took a look at spinners and determined the probability of the arrow landing on a certain sector of the spinner. We also talked about chance and how a meteorologist mentions the chance of rain in a weather report.  We ended the period with some probability experiments using dot cubes.  

Field trip

What a fun-filled day! The Fourth graders visited Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff National Monument. It was a beautiful day. Thank you to the parents who went along.

A Shocking Experience

So no one was shocked, be we did have fun playing with electricity. In science, the students had a wire, D battery, and a lightbulb. The group had to find more than one way to get the bulb to light.  We talked about open and closed circuits.  Then they had to use materials from two groups and use two batteries and light up two bulbs.  It was a fun day of science.