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5th Grade News

 Have we really been in school for a month already? 5th grade is up and going strong! The first week we really focused on routines and expectations. We have a full classroom, so time management is extremely important. Our routines and transitions are going smooth now! In reading, we are working on finding good fit books. This means students are recognizing, on their own, if the book they choose to read is a "good fit" for them. I love seeing their face light up when they are figuring these things out on their own and are able to choose the best book for their reading ability. We are also keyed . . .

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Fourth Grade News

The 2017-2018 school year is back into full swing here in Fourth Grade!  We have 15 students that are all eager to learn and grow educationally. We started out the year with routines, procedures, and rules for the classroom and school.  The students are doing a great job following or abiding by these.  We have hand signals that go along with some of our rules and they think they are pretty funny sometimes.  For example: one of our fun ones is to make deer antlers on your head, smile and recite "Keep Your Teacher Happy".  Of course, they can't all be fun ones, but the students have caught . . .

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Learning Life Skills

Mr. Eric Littrell came to Mrs. Lunsford's senior seminar class to teach students about basic car maintenance. Mr. Littrell taught students how to change a tire and check fluids. He also discussed how to winterize your car, emergency supplies needed, and the importance of wearing your seat belt. All of these lessons the students will need next year as they head out on their own. 

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From the Math Room

This year had an epic start.  The first day of school fell on 8-15-17 which happens to be a Pythagorean Triple!!  That makes a math teacher very happy.  We have also enjoyed getting back in the swing of things by building relationships with teambuilders.  The eclipse added an interesting day into our schedule this year as well.  Even though the weather did not cooperate as well as we wanted it was still a memorable and educational experience.  The Jr high students receiving Advanced or Proficient on their last years MAP test got to go to Main Event in Kansas City for a day trip.  I think everyone had . . .

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Preschool News

I can’t believe that we have been in school for a month. We are working hard to learn our ABC’s. We are learning to work together to put puzzles together in the correct order.  We are also working on identifying our name in print. Mrs. Glidewell and myself made name puzzles for the students to work on. They also have to identify their name on the back of a chair to find their seat, when we sit down for lunch, snack or other table work. This is really helping them to see and recognize their name.   We also took some time to look at the “Xplore” which is sent to us by the Missouri Department of . . .

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