STREAM Sings

STREAM — Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math Many times when we hear of our school participating in STREAM activities, we think Engineering; what have the built lately?  Well, the fourth graders have been working on incorporating other portions of the acronym within their classroom activities; Technology, Religion, and Arts to be exact.  Currently, students are creating Powerpoint…

Spittle Bugs Make Bubbles!

Since we have been observing insects for 16 days, K & 1 expanded their knowledge to include spittle bugs. After watching an informational video with pre & post discussions, K & 1 tried their hand (um, mouths!?!) at blowing tiny bubbles similar to what spittle bugs do. We also…

Weekly Ups and Downs

WEEKLY UPS
ICS took time to support the Community Garden with student power.  The 5th graders worked to harvest the end of the season crops, including the ghost, or hot peppers.  Many hands made light work.  The 6th graders arrived on the scene to finish the task.   As always, our…

Helping Harry

During the first week of school, Mrs. Dahill’s fifth graders worked to Help Harry.  The task assigned to the students was to build a perch for Harry so he can more easily see around our classroom.  Their goal was to get Harry as high above the desk top as…

Finding a Niche

I am committed to providing our students with as many opportunities as possible to explore learning beyond the traditional academic expectations.  I value the sound foundation I received as a student that allowed me to move in the direction of my interests and passions.  Clearly, my path was down…

Looking Forward to 2018-2019

On September 5th I walked out the front door of our school feeling very content and ready to begin the 2018-2019 school year.  The first day of school seems to have vitality like no other school day.  The children return with a renewed sense of commitment to learning and…

Community LEGO Garden

The kindergarten and first grade classes wrapped up their Lego STREAM activities dreaming, designing, and creating a community Lego garden. They implemented their knowledge of plant parts and different ways plants grow and brainstormed various animals that might also find their gardens to be good habitats.

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