Monday, May 23, 2016

Retirement Party 2016

Donna Piercy, Marilyn Schumacher, and Marie Hirning are retiring this year, and we are all so very sad to see them go.  Thank you for your many years of service as educators.  Thousands of students have been lucky to be taught by you through the years.  You all have a passion for teaching and learning that I have learned so much from in my four years in Chadron.  Thanks for being awesome coworkers and amazing teachers.  I will miss you greatly.

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

 Every year we read Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman. This year, we had the chance to FaceTime with Kinley's Aunt Verlene.  She was in Grand Island during the night that the book was based upon, so it was super cool to talk to a Primary source individual who lived through the event.  Thank you for talking with us and for the cool pictures of the newspaper from back then. I apologize that they are mostly crooked!

Nebraska Tasting Party

Our Tasting Party was a complete success in complete thanks to the businesses in Nebraska who donated food and goodies for the event.  The students worked in groups to write letters to Nebraska business owners asking for a sample of their food.  The students then made a poster for their company, which was shared by each group at the party.  Our class got responses from five businesses!  They included:

Sweets by Suzanne in Lincoln, NE (toffee and peanut brittle)
Jisa's Farmstead Cheese in Brainard, NE (many samples of different kinds of cheese)
Holen One Farms in Loomis, NE (dipping and glazing sauce)
Barn Candle Company in Hastings, NE (Harvest Soup Mix- put together by Malena Richardson)
Monument Foods in Eustis, NE (Kamut- WheatBursts)

Thanks to all of these companies and all of those from the other classes as well.  I believe we had about 15 companies donate food and it was enjoyed and appreciated by all of us.  What a fun day and fun process.  Thanks to our volunteers, Malena and Brenda, for helping out as well.