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One day last month, students and staff at Bancroft-Rosalie did something they had never done before.
What they did was participate in the first-ever E-Day. So while staff was undergoing professional development at the school, the majority of students were completing online assignments at home. The following is a snapshot of what went on in Mrs. Nolting's Computer Applications class.
Leading up to the E-Day, students in Computer Applications were working with PowerPoint. Just like with other projects, students anonymously peer review another students' work to give suggestions before submitting their final project. A rough draft of the current project was due on Nov. 21. For the E-Day on Nov. 22, Canvas randomly assigned three other student’s project to review. Following their reviews, a review game of terms was available on Quizlet to study for the test we would have the next day.
Speaking for my class only, I felt like the E-Day was successful. The peer reviews were constructive and students returned with a positive attitude on Wednesday. A student commented that she had a “love-hate” relationship with the day. She hated getting started, but loved being done for the day.
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Social Studies' emphasis in 4th grade is on the study of Nebraska.
Students have been studying about the different landforms that cover Nebraska. The different landforms were the results of being at the bottom of an ocean millions of years ago and then being covered with glaciers. As the glaciers melted, streams formed turning into some of the major rivers.
To help students visualize that the western part of our state has a higher elevation than the eastern part of the state, students were put into groups to create a raised-relief map. Students followed directions for making dough out of flour, salt, oil and water. Students put the dough on their Nebraska cardboard cut-out, making the west side of the state higher than on the east side. Students painted their maps along with adding some of the major rivers in our state.
The students did a great job working in their groups and had fun learning about the geography of Nebraska, said 4th grade teacher Mrs. Colleen Elsasser.
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Congratulations to this week's "GRR" Students of the Week: Chase Frisch, Cason Novak, Ariella Andrade, Dawson Archer, Reese Blackbird, Alexia Walker, Joseph Lopez, Lilliana Spears, Saigen Aldrich, Tayrin Knutsen, Tabitha Punke and Jaina Raasch for P-3; Lilly Beutler, Hunter Carpenter, MaKenna King, Payton Nolting, Owen VanKirk, Lesane Cline and Gus Gomez for 4-7, and Emma Beutler, Kayden Henneman, Alexzi Nottlemann, MorningStar Roundstone, Zoe Sjuts and Anna Currier for 8-12.
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Recently, the kindergarten class went on their field trip, and they started the morning out by riding the school bus to Master’s Hand Candles in Tekamah.
Once they arrived, they were split into two groups. Half the class started out learning how to make floral arrangements, and each student took turns helping to make a fall bouquet to bring back to the classroom. The other half of the class was given the chance to taste the different types of chocolate. One of the kindergarten’s favorite parts of the visit was when Miss Susie helped each of them dip their own pretzel in chocolate so they could decorate it as they wished. Their pretzels were then bagged and sent home with them.
The students also toured the gift shop looking at all the items for sale before switching groups.
In the afternoon, the children visited the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch near Oakland. Even though the weather was a little chilly when they arrived, the weather was perfect by the time they finished their sack lunches. After lunch, the class broke into small groups to explore the many activities the pumpkin patch had to offer.
This year's favorite activities included riding the zip lines, driving the monster trikes, playing in the corn pile and putting on puppet shows. The students also spent time playing on the two jumping pillows, riding the small roller coaster cars, playing in the new game barns, petting animals, playing in the pirate ship surrounded by sand, driving go-karts and trikes, going through a corn maze, playing on the spider swings, going down barn slides and walking through a haunted forest.
The B-R kindergarteners and staff would like to thank the parents and grandparents for helping chaperone. Your help was greatly appreciated.