Thursday, December 19, 2019

Our Lady of Guadalupe Play

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students participated in the presentation of Our Lady of Guadalupe play.
All of the students did a wonderful job.
We recalled the time when Mary appeared to Juan Diego and asked him to build a church.
Juan Diego explained to the bishop the wonderful thing that had happened but he asked for a sign from God to prove that what he said was true.
When Juan Diego opened his cloak, a picture in shining colors of the Lady herself appeared in place of the sweet-smelling roses he was carrying.
People all over North and South America still turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe for protection.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Pep Rally 2019

We enjoyed another year gathering together at our pep rally to support members of various sports teams.
Classes participated in the pig races again this year.
Everyone was excited to see which pig would win the race. 
Our pig came in first place!
Students and teachers alike had a wonderful time encouraging school spirit and participating in the activities.
Our 8th grade students did an excellent job providing upbeat music for our special event.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Landforms

Our class learned about landforms, or shapes of Earth's surface.
Students made dioramas using shoeboxes, paint, modeling clay and various materials.
Students made mountains, hills, valleys, plateaus, volcanoes and oceans out of clay.
We learned how people adapt to landforms and water in their communities.

Everyone had a fun learning and building each landform.
All of our dioramas look terrific!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Grandparents' Day 2019

Another successful Grandparents' Day!
Everyone had a wonderful day spending time with loved ones! ❤
❤ Family and Friends ❤

Monday, September 23, 2019

Observe Stems





Students have been studying plants and their parts in Science.
We have been discussing how roots and stems help plants.
Students discovered how roots take in water, nutrients, and hold the plant in place.
Students learned how the stem holds the plant upright so its leaves can take in sunlight..
Students observed how material is transported through a plant stem using celery stalks with leaves, water, and jars with blue food coloring. 

Students noticed colored water moving up the celery stalks.
We observed that the colored water rises through the stem and eventually colored the leaves and that stems transport materials throughout the plant.


Monday, June 10, 2019

Marble Run

Students made a marble run using paper towel rolls, tape, glue, marbles, paint and a cardboard base.

Students had to think about the angles and plan ahead with group members in order to successfully build a secure, free standing structure.   
Holes were cut in the towers for the shoots to rest in. Each group made sure that it was tilted downward to ensure the marbles would roll down.
Students had fun designing their cardboard tubes with various paints to create their own unique towers.
Everyone enjoyed creating, testing, problem solving, then creating and testing again! 
All of the towers were marked out, then glued and taped down to create a strong and stable base.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Cup Tower Challenge

Students used jumbo colored craft sticks, wooden cubes and 3 oz. plastic cups to build the tallest possible structure.
We discovered stacking craft sticks on top of plastic cups allowed us to build a much more vertical structure than using cups alone.
Each group enjoyed coming up with their own unique designs. 
Additional challenges could include a structure with one cube as a base.
Another challenge is to make something stick out in an impressive way
Students loved learning while working in a group.