Students in 1st Grade are definitely getting the hang of their new iPads.
Teacher Josie Smock’s students are using iPads for Math Time.
“They are telling time, playing Everyday Math Top It, and counting coins,” she said. “[They are also] using their iPads for word work, journaling, and listening to stories.”
Below are photos of these technology whizzes.
Last week students at Sunset Heights Elementary participated in Red Ribbon Week.
“Our theme was Drug Free: The Healthy choice for me,” Elementary Counselor Jaime Davis said. “We have focused a lot on making healthy choices in PE, National School Lunch week, etc., so it tied in nicely.”
According to Davis, students learned about the dangers and unhealthy effects drugs and alcohol can have on their lives through lessons in classroom guidance as well.
“Our whole school also did a donation drive to collect items for UDMO (Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.) to show that as citizens we care about our community,” she said. “We collected 19 boxes of items, which is a new record!”
Students also dressed up on certain days to coincide with the state’s Anti-Tobacco campaign.
“Students wore black on Tuesday, Red on Wednesday, Thursday was our PBIS dress-up day, and Friday was pajama day to ‘put drugs to bed,’” Davis said. “We emphasized that we celebrate RRW once a year, but our healthy choices will last a lifetime.”
Below is a letter that was sent home to parents with more information for parents about RRW.
Below are photos of students participating in the food donations.
We had some slightly larger-than-normal squirrels at Pleasant View Elementary a few days ago.
On Monday, November 4, 2013, 1st Grade students in teacher Rachel Chamberlin’s class learned about the different kinds of squirrels and their ways of getting ready and surviving through the winter, thanks to the new FOSS curriculum.
“These are pictures of my little squirrels searching for food,” Chamberlin said. “They had a blast.”
Pleasant View keeps getting nicer and nicer for our students, and one more addition has been added to the school.
“Pleasant View is thrilled and we are showing our Lynx Pride with our brand new purple students lockers,” Pleasant View Elementary Secretary Meredith Mickelson said. “Students now have a neat area to keep their backpacks and coats.”
And there’s even an extra characteristic of these lockers to make them even more organized for students.
“With winter right around the corner, the handy area under the lockers will be put to good use for our wet and snowy snow boots,” she added. “Our hallways look amazing and so tidy since the lockers’ installment.”
According to Mickelson, teachers have personalized the lockers with magnets and other artwork with students’ names on them.
“Thanks, Webster City, for all of our upgrades and improvements at Pleasant View,” she said. “We love them! Go Lynx!”
Students at Sunset Heights recently used their green thumbs again!
“Second grade had the gardens cleared and all in the new compost bin in less than 15 minutes, thanks to 100 helpers,” 2nd grade teacher Dawn Scholtens said. “Many hands make easy work.”