Fourth graders earned an Art Party for showing the Bluejay Way Values- Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. They had asked one day if they could watch me draw. So while they were working, I had one come up at a time and did five minute (or less) portraits of a few of them.
The United States History II class has been studying the Cold War and did an activity based on Active Learning. Active Learning is a mode of instruction that engages students with content materials through role-plays, problem-solving, discussions, and other activities. The activity was done by K20 Learning from The University of Oklahoma and has a series of lessons on authentic learning. This lesson had been planned well in advance of the current situation with Ukraine and Russia but it also provided a chance for students to connect to the fear and uncertainty during the Cold War.
Students had studied “duck and cover”, MAD (mutually assured destruction), brinkmanship, and the reasons for a fall-out shelter. This background was key as they were divided into groups who had to plan for post-nuclear war survival and who would be allowed into a bomb shelter and not. They were given backgrounds on 12 people and had to reach a consensus on 7 of the 12 that would be allowed to live in the shelter as they only had supplies for 3 months and needed to plan that these people would create the post-nuclear world.
Each hour had a lively discussion within their groups and then as a class as a whole and the discussions even continued after the class had ended. The students through this role play truly understood the fear of that period but the reasons why the world is truly concerned now with the threat of this becoming a reality with Russia and Ukraine.
If you don’t have plans this Friday March 25th, come on down to RJ Stockwells to support the local FFA chapters.
Whisper phones are nifty tools to help students monitor their own reading. It's also fun to say, "Welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order?"
Solo and Ensemble is Friday, March 25. Join us for an exciting day of student music performances, including solos, duets, trios, a show choir, polka ensemble, and more! Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Pre-K has worked really hard on this Winter trees project just in time for winter to end. They did a great job and learned lots of skills along the way to creating some beautiful artworks!
Top o' the morning pretzel shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day fun!
Over the last few weeks Dairy Production has been learning about dairy cow nutrition and various feedstuffs a farmer may use in a ration. The students created games to review the various nutrition terms, and were able to create their own total mixed ration (TMR).
5th graders working on their state projects!
Foods Today showed off their prowess in the kitchen with Eggs Benedict!! Way to go!!
Huge Congratulations to Cassandra! She received 1st place at the Sectional Leadership Events or LDEs in Thorp. Cassandra competed in the Discussion Meet, and will be representing Section 7 at the State competition in June.
Due to inclement weather, the Maple Grove Governance Board meeting scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2022 has been cancelled.
International Women's History Day and Women's History Month have happened at almost the exact time 5th graders have been finishing up creating self-portraits in a style that emulates Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican artist!
Author and Animation Illustrator (and Athens Alumnus!) Megan Nowak took time to show students at Athens Middle and High School about the art of being an illustrator. Megan recently penned and illustrated her own book called "Composition: Graham."
First graders at AES emulated impressionist painter Berthe Morisot using a dry brushing technique to create these gorgeous vases!
Mrs. Davis, a Junior Achievement instructor, recently had fifth graders thinking about their career interests!
Figuring out some fractions in 3rd grade!
Ms. Schelling’s Check N’ Connect doing a rainbow volcano STEM activity.