Middle school Industrial Arts finished their floating shelf project just in time for Thanksgiving! They learned how to measure, cut, and join wood without using any mechanical fasteners. Each group decided on the finish they wanted and they turned out great!
The 5th grade students are excited to share that they have begun their poetry unit in English Language Arts. We have learned about various poetic techniques including anaphora, metaphor, personification, rhythm, rhyme, and rhyme scheme. The students have also begun writing their own poetry and will compile their work into a classroom poetry book.
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Upperclassmen completed the ASVAB assessment this week. This standardized test reveals areas of strength and ability in science, math, and language and is a resource for student's career exploration. Thank you to SFC Morris, and SFC Maguire for your visit and assisting with monitoring during the assessment.
In November Kindergarten is concentrating on gratitude and thankfulness. We are adding to “Teeter the Thankful Turkey” each week with new feathers saying what we are thankful for! - Kinder Teacher, Stacey Coleman
Fremont County Public Health is happy to announce the Vaccine Mobile Bus is coming back to Fremont County. Fremont County DHS172 Justice Center Road, Canon City 81212 Monday, November 14, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. To register: https://www.comassvax.org//appointment/en/reg/1617729084 The Mobile Bus is will have Pfizer, Moderna, Pediatrics, Baby Pfizer, Baby Moderna (ages 6 months to 4 years old) Vaccines and Boosters. If you are getting a follow-up dose please bring your CDC vaccine card so that they can update it.
Buses will be loading this afternoon in the parking lot across the street from the cafeteria, as equipment is being delivered/set up for the work at the HS tomorrow. Please slow down and watch for children crossing the cross walks. Parking lot nearest elementary school, will also be closed. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience.
Today, Thursday, November 3rd, the school initiated a hold in classroom. The hold was lifted a short time later. A hold in classroom is issued when there is a need for personal safety and confidentiality of a student or staff member. Thank you for your understanding.
Geography students debate whether Israel or Palestine has more rights to their respective holy lands. Students were assigned to teams and researched current economic, religious, and geopolitical factors for each nation's rightful ownership.
In 5th grade art the kids created mixed media Halloween projects of bats flying in a spooky sky.
First-grade students recently read a story called “Fiddle Sticks.” In the story, the Superkids play a game where they tell a story by passing a stick from one Superkid to the next to tell a new part of the story. At the end of the week, they were able to play their own fiddle stick game, where they came up with crazy stories about eating pizza with dinosaurs and getting lost on the way to school.
The yard sale is from 3-6 p.m. today, and our Fall Festival is from 6-8 p.m. tonight. See you soon!
The elementary Halloween parade will be from 2:45-3:15 today. Due to the weather the parade route has moved indoors. Please make sure you sign-in at the front office if attending the parade. See you there!
The General Construction class is assembling their coffee and end tables. They have been working on them for the last 5 weeks and should be ready to auction off by fall festival!
The fifth grade class is wrapping up Unit 2 on the Maya, Aztec, and the Inca civilizations. We have been working hard on our end of the unit Codex Project, in which we write a paragraph about an aspect of each civilization. Students chose to write about either the architecture, farming methods, or social classes of each empire. Once we finish writing our paragraphs, we will draw images representing an aspect of each empire, age our paper, and decorate it with hieroglyphics to give our project the look of an authentic codex.
Middle school reading intervention finished diving deeper into close reading with an emphasis on identifying explicit details in different passages.
Our new class, The History of War, will be working on a new project. The students will be creating trading cards of famous, or not-so-famous, people during the American Revolution. I am excited to see how this project turns out.
This week finds our chemistry students learning to test for certain gases produced during a chemical reaction. They use a burning splint or a glowing splint in a test tube of the gas. Hydrogen gas, oxygen gas and carbon dioxide gas all react differently with the splint test. This test is often a first test to identify gases that are products of a chemical reaction. The hydrogen gas was the favorite with the burning splint because it produces a “bark!”
In Kindergarten we have been studying how things grow. We collected apple seeds from our apples at breakfast and put them in baggies with paper towels on the window. One of them sprouted and we are now doing our best to grow an apple tree that we can plant on school grounds at the end of the year. The kids love watching their tree grow!
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