Mrs. Groeneveld's first graders took a break from the classroom and went outside to build with the blue blocks! They were challenged to make a parent and offspring (something they have been learning about in STEAM). They created snakes, elephants and giraffes! It was amazing to watch them work together and use teamwork to get a challenge done!
about 17 hours ago, Bethany Vozar
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kids
kids
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the carnival last Friday. We are excited to announce our winners of the Pie in the Face, Extra Recess, and a Pizza Party. Thank you to our PTO and all volunteers for making the carnival a successful and fun event for families!
2 days ago, Bethany Vozar
pizza party
free recess
pie in the face
Our students have waited a long time for sunshine and warmth. Welcome, Spring!
4 days ago, Bethany Vozar
student with ball
student with ball
kids on swings
kid on swing
kid on swing
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soccer
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Congratulations to this week's Junior Jacket ticket winners! We love to see our students setting positive examples around our building.
5 days ago, Bethany Vozar
blue blocks
girl with sand
Junior jacket ticket winners
When it rains, Mrs. Simcox's students take out their watercolor paints. What a fun and creative way to celebrate the dreary days!
6 days ago, Bethany Vozar
kids painting
kids painting
kids painting
kids painting
Our March students of the month were honored for "Appreciating the Good in Others." We are so proud of these students!
5 days ago, Bethany Vozar
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Our "Principals for the Day" have been very busy this morning. They were rewarded with lunch!
6 days ago, Bethany Vozar
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First graders learned about parent plants and young plants today by reading Logan's Greenhouse. They then collaborated to build a greenhouse and playdough models of the plants in the story (pears, carrots, radishes, oranges, etc).
8 days ago, Amy Hindbaugh-Marr
greenhouse
greenhouse
students with models
students with models
What an awesome experience we had today with all our students! Science is so cool!
10 days ago, Bethany Vozar
kids with glasses
kids with glasses
kids with glasses
kids with glasses
kids with glasses
kids with glasses
Thank you to the Misenhelder and Ramirez families for putting in posts at our school woods entrance! We are so thankful for their help and can't wait to see the new gate in place soon.
11 days ago, Amy Hindbaugh-Marr
students getting water for cement
holes being dug for posts
new post
We are grateful to our students, families, and community members for helping us raise over $13,500 during our Read-a-Thon in March. This would not have been possible without your generous support. Mrs. Whitford's class won the ice cream sundae party and we had a grade level winner from PreK through 2nd grade. Please see this week's newsletter for the list of winners. Our Grand Prize winner is pictured here with his prizes!
13 days ago, Bethany Vozar
grand prize winner
We had two groups of ticket winners because we missed the Friday before Spring Break. Great work, Junior Jackets!
13 days ago, Bethany Vozar
students
Kindergarteners read the book Worm Weather in STEAM lab and then used wooden marble runs to collaboratively construct tunnels for "worms".
14 days ago, Amy Hindbaugh-Marr
students building tunnels
students building tunnels
students building tunnels
Earlier in the week, Dan Carley, made a visit to South Elementary and read to several classrooms to help celebrate March is Reading Month.
28 days ago, Bethany Vozar
Dan and students
We were excited to have guest readers from Integrity Fab and Machine today. We are grateful to have community members that are willing to spend part of the day reading with our students. Thank you to the GIRESD for organizing this event.
28 days ago, Bethany Vozar
guest reader and students
After learning about the Grand Canyon in STEAM, students designed their own winding canyon paths with wiki stix. They then drew pictures of animals and plants that would be seen in the canyon and worked with a partner to send a traveler (bead) along the path.
28 days ago, Amy Hindbaugh-Marr
canyon path
students with canyon model
students with canyon model
students with canyon model
The Gratiot County Farm Bureau sponsored a classroom reading and learning activity for all 2nd grade students presented by IHS students and FFA members. The student volunteers read “Beeman,” the American Farm Bureau Federation's 2014 book of the year. Students then participated in an engaging hands on activity where they made bees and participated in a pollination activity. 🐝
29 days ago, Maria Gulick
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pollination activity
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project
We are proud of Junior Jackets who were selected Friday for Bee-ing great role models!
about 1 month ago, Bethany Vozar
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Wow, wow, wow! South students and families are really on the right reading path this week! We have now read 5,400 books/chapters this month! Students are choosing to read during free choice time! Our teachers are also engaging our students in cross-curricular learning with math, art and science projects to show what they've learned about the wilderness! All reading logs must be turned in by Friday March 22nd at 11:00 am! We hope to reach our goal of 10,000 books/chapters read!
about 1 month ago, Sarah Smith
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Stundents in Mrs. Groeneveld's first-grade class engaged in a hands on learning experience while practicing addition with base ten blocks.
about 1 month ago, Taryn Groenveld
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math
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math