January 2017

5th Grade Studies Chemical Changes Using Ice Cream

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In 5th grade, we spent a couple of weeks learning about matter. We focused a good portion of time on the chemical and physical changes that happen all around us; for example, popping popcorn (physical change) and using gasoline in a car (chemical change). The other day, we decided to create our own physical change--making ice cream! Everyone took their bags of milk, sugar, vanilla, and icy salt to make the delicious treat. We had a grand ol' time tossing, and then eating our very own "school-made" ice cream!

5th and 6th Grade Science Fair

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Our 5th and 6th grades shared their science projects with the school, judges and parents yesterday.  We also had one 2nd grader that participated.  The students had worked hard on performing their experiments and proving their scientific theories.  They also found out that science can be really fun!  The following names are the winners: William Stoneman, Ethan Knotts, Jaron Beebe, Olivia Greer, Samantha Gull, Makell Heaton, Daxton White, Addi Stubbs, Jayden McQuiston, Kaden Simmons, Eli Hewett and Shanae Orton.  Great job students!

1st Grade Celebrates Science Day With 4th Grade

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We had a wonderful day celebrating science! Mrs. Shepherd's and Mr. Scoubes' fourth grade classes invited Mrs. Wilson's and Mrs. Taylor's first grade classes to participate in some STEM activities! Our goal was to build the tallest tower (some of us had straws, some had cups, and some only had spaghetti noodles!). Some towers even had to hold an egg for 15 seconds! It was exciting to see our students work together and create new, bright ideas. We all developed a better appreciation of science in action!

4th Grade Egg Towers

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Mrs. Shepherd's class had an "Egg"celent Science Day!  We worked together to create egg towers.  Our mission was to build the tallest and strongest tower that could hold an egg for 15 seconds!  We only had two that went splat! We were so excited we almost missed lunch!  Mrs. Shepherd's class loves STEM activities!

Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Day

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Friday was Nursery Rhyme Day in Mrs. Eckhardt's kindergarten classes. Students picked their favorite nursery rhyme, and came dressed in a simple costume, prepared to tell it to the class.  From Humpty Dumpty and Jack Be  Nimble to Little Miss Muffet and Hickory Dickory Dock all of the kindergarteners did a great job telling their rhymes, and everyone even tried bravely "Curds and Whey"

Mr Scoubes Class Watches Inauguration

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Mr. Scoubes class was able to witness history today by watching the inauguration of President Trump as he was being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.  Students were able to see former presidents, congressmen, senators and many others that help run our country.  They witnessed how the change of power happens and how a democracy works.  We are honored to be Americans.  Thank you Mr. Scoubes also for serving in the military and helping keep us safe and free!

Netsmartz Assembly

Netsmartz came to Larsen today and helped our students learn about being safe on the internet.  Their mission statements is as follows:

Our Mission

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Our Goals

    Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks

    Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks

    Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult

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