Archive for the ‘Washington Elementary’ Category

End of the Year Recognitions

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Time flies when you are working hard and doing amazing things!  Students at Washington who made great strides and achieved academic, athletic and behavioral goals were recognized for their effort and accomplishments.

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.

-Robert Orben

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Reader’s Theater

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Participation in a reader’s theater has many benefits including fluency practice, increased comprehension and improved self-confidence and self-image.  The fourth grade students finished their elementary school careers by putting on three plays for their peers and families.

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“S’more” Reading

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Students who met their Accelerated Reader goals every month this school year participated in a special celebration. Mr. Simonsen brought in tents and s’more ingredients to have a camp out and encourage these students’ love of reading.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
― Margaret Fuller

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Proud

Friday, May 19th, 2017

A group of Washington alumni who are graduating from Norfolk Senior High this year made a visit to our school.  As they walked the halls, the current Washington students and staff cheered to congratulate them on their hard work. These seniors also served as an inspiration to our students to continue studying and giving their best effort in school.

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Muffins with Mom

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Washington Elementary’s PTO hosted Muffins with Mom for the first time. Students and their family members enjoyed a yummy breakfast while spending quality time together.

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Farm Field Trip

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Washington kindergartners continued the annual tradition of visiting the FFA sponsored Farm Day.  The students were able to interact with the farm animals and see some farm machinery up close.  This was a great learning experience!

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‘Tis the Season to Give

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Students at Washington Elementary worked together to make blankets. These were donated to a local charity. Although it is fun to receive, learning how to give is an important personal, social and overall life skill.
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Christmas Around the World

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

As part of the “Christmas Around the World” social studies unit, the second graders at Washington make gingerbread houses. This activity comes from the German tradition. Fourth grade students help the second graders. This provides an opportunity for all students to practice teamwork and cooperation skills, and it requires the older students to use leadership skills.
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Welcome to the Jungle!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

All second grade students at Washington look forward to the annual field trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. This year’s trip was a fun learning adventure that provided new experiences and background knowledge.
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Apple Orchard

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The Washington kindergartners took a field trip to the apple orchard. While there, they picked apples and even got to take some home. Back at school, the students made graphs about apples and wrote about them.

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