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Fourth Grade Music Ministry

As promised earlier this month, here are the finished 4th Grade Music Ministry Presentations! For blog viewing purposes the QR Codes are not shown, but feel free to stop into school and ask a fourth grader about the process! Just click on a picture below to follow the link in order to…

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…

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…

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…

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.

2017-2018 In Review

Looking back at the 2017-2018 school year, I am amazed at the things we have accomplished.  As a school we have weathered storms, celebrated accomplishments, successfully assessed, and, as always, adapted.  Staying current means changing often and adapting as needed.  We continue to strive to do both. When all…

Running with the wind

ICS 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls are running with the wind! Wind turbines that is. Students have been busy learning how wind energy is converted into electrical energy by designing their own mini wind turbines and measuring the electrical current they produce.

Much work has been done on blade…

Spring is the Thing

“Spring is the Thing” is our motto for STREAM this month! We’ve focused on ‘spring’ and God’s signs of new life. We began with Dr. Seuss, who created books filled with wonderful, whimsical characters, rhymes & illustrations. Our task was to create a wacky vehicle or interesting character similar…