Fun Run Fun

Submitted by patty.tew on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:10

The final event for the week of celebrating healthy life styles and smart choices was the Fun Run. Children who participated had a great time running and enjoying the healthy snack after the run. Look to see if you can pick out the fastest fun runners.

Ava Park Shares Talent with Class

Submitted by patty.tew on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:59

On Wednesday, Mrs. Keisel's second grade class was introduced to taekwondo, a Korean martial art.  It was Ava Park's turn to share one of her talents with the class.  She invited her father to come and teach her friends about it.  Students learned that technique is more important than power and that disciplining yourself is important in order to become a better person.  

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Mrs. Keisel

Heredity Studies in Fifth Grade

Submitted by patty.tew on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:35

Our fifth graders have just completed their science unit on heredity this last week.  As a culminating activity, a genetic scientist came to give the students a deeper understanding of DNA.  He shared some of the projects he has worked on, which has included genetically altering DNA to help find cures for medical conditions.  With Miss Ledingham as his assistant, he showed the students how they could extract DNA from a banana using household items.  Through the process the students were actually able to see the DNA from the banana without a microscope.  They had a blast and they are excited

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Mrs. Ledingham