Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Be safe tonight, everyone! Thanks to all of our parents and helpers for a great day!















The Doctor Will See You Now...

The doctors are in the building today! Fourth grade teachers are having fun being Dr. Piercy, Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Dickey for a day. Happy Halloween!!!





Happy Fall

Just sharing some artwork and board to celebrate Fall! Love this time of year!





Red Ribbon Week

Check out our cowboy gear and crazy socks for red ribbon week! Today is "Scare the drugs away" day... more commonly known as Halloween!













Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What happens if you smoke?

A medical student from the University of Nebraska-Medical Center came to teach us about the harmfulness of tobacco. She did a fantastic job of including us in group activities that helped us learn more about tobacco.

"Would you guys like to be able to pay for college or smoke for 10 years?" They were smart and answered, "Pay for college!"

Reasons that tobacco is bad for you.  These kids got to be the "sticky people."

Drinking through different sizes of straws to show how smoking affects the lungs.




Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sharing the Ropes

The kids have been having fun at recess practicing their jump roping skills. They even learned to share the ropes of a partner and jump at the same time! Pretty impressive, ladies! Jump Rope for Heart is Wednesday at the PAC from 3:45-5:15.







How Does a Seed Grow

Science this week has included learning about plant growth and reproduction. Here is our "How does a seed grow" pinto bean experiment. So far, nothing much has changed, but we are hoping to see changes soon! Ask your student if they can tell you something about fertilization and germination.







Caramel Apples

Fall is always more fun with caramel apples! Thanks, Cody!





Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thank You Cupcakes

As a thank you to the fourth graders for helping out last week, Mr. White bought a tree cupcake for each of them. The cupcakes were very yummy and it was a treat to have them on Friday. Thank you, Mr. White!

Monday, October 14, 2013

I Thought I Saw a Spider

Guest Blogger: Raeleigh
Today I saw a spider about 3 inches long. It was on the floor in our classroom. Can you guess what kind of spider it was? If guessed a wolf spider you are correct.
It has eight eyes. It isn't an insect it is an arachnid. His name is Henry, but we don't really know if it's a boy or a girl.





Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Helping Hand

I got to witness the coolest act of community service on Tuesday. First of all, as many of you know, our community was hit by a terrible early winter storm last weekend. We had even had a snow day last Friday! However, the aftermath left the community looking, as was written on Chadrad.com, like a war zone. Trees were ruined from the high winds and from having so many leaves on the trees. The trees at Chadron Intermediate School were not left undamaged. Our fourth graders went out to recess and Mr. Cogdill asked a couple of them to help him move some branches. Our playground was covered in branches from the storm and from loose branches that had to be cut down. Within moments of those first few kids being asked to help out, nearly the entire fourth grade had a large branch being pulled behind them toward the pile. By the end of first recess, they had moved most of the branches to the pile at the corner of the street. They laughed a lot and worked together to pull and carry the extra heavy branches. It was so much fun watching them help out and they felt good knowing that they had saved our wonderful custodians from having to do all of the work themselves. Way to go fourth grade! Give yourselves a pat on the back!