"We have had a busy start to our year," said Mrs. Patty Wegner, kindergarten teacher who has 14 students in her class this year.
Mrs. Nottlemann came to our room for science class and presented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lessons. We listened to the story, "Jack and the Beanstalk" and then built beanstalks out of pipe cleaners."
Their beanstalk had to have a foundation and be able to support a plastic egg at the top of the stalk. The next lesson was built on the story, "The Three Little Pigs." Students were given styrofoam blocks (bricks), popsicle sticks (sticks) and toothpicks (straw). Out of these materials, the students had to construct a house that would stand up to the Big Bad Wolf (a puppet on a leaf blower). Working together with a partner and using trial and error, the students were able to complete both projects successfully.
The kindergarteners learned that being a scientist involves trying one idea, and if that doesn't work, try another. Thomas Edison tried 1,000 times before he invented the working light bulb. The students thought that was a "bunch of times."
Language Arts 9 is beginning the year with a refresher on Greek and Roman mythology. The students are receiving blended instruction through videos, articles and conversation with Mrs. Linnerson.
The goal of this review is to provide foundational knowledge for students to look for while reading other pieces of literature during the school year.
To check the freshmen, the class will watch Disney’s Hercules and keep track of all the references the movie makes to the myths we studied in class.
Four Bancroft-Rosalie students attended a three-day training in Lincoln in July as part of the American Athletic Institute's Human Performance Project in Nebraska.
Attending along with former Philadelphia Eagle Brandon Blair were juniors Tyra Bonneau, Luke Kramer and Kelsey Larsen and sophomore Micah Henschen.
HPP is a project geared to prevention strategies endorsed by schools across the nation as a best-practice education tool for area junior high, high school and college students. The nationally recognized program is designed to confront and curb the chemical health issues and associated problems that face students today.