Posts Tagged ‘4th grade’

Jefferson 4th Graders Make Native American Dwellings

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The 4th grade classes at Jefferson were busy making Native American Dwellings last week.  They were put on display in the library and everyone got to see how creative our kids are.  Great job 4th grade!!


Jefferson Students “ROCK THAT TEST!!”

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Jefferson 4th graders got a surprise this morning!  The entire school lined both sides of the hallway to cheer them on before they started their state writing assessment.  The “Tunnel Walk” was played on the intercom, and everyone held their arms up and did a silent cheer for them.  What a great way to start the day!


Jefferson 4th Graders Visit the Hawks

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

4th Grade Reads to the Hawks

Our 4th graders recently took a trip to Northeast Community College to kick-off our Accelerated Reading program. Students were able to talk with some members of the Northeast men and women’s basketball teams. They spent the afternoon reading and playing games with the wonderful players and coaches at Northeast. We would like to thank Coach Anderson and Coach Svehla and their players for this rewarding experience. We are happy to see our students so excited about AR and getting this chance to celebrate reading.  We wish the Hawks a great season!      

-Mrs. Priebe and Ms. Brabec


Jefferson 4th Graders Visit The Hawk’s Nest!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

As part of the reading incentive for reaching Accelerated Reading goals, the students in Mrs. Hardwick’s and Mrs. Priebe’s 4th grade classes were treated with a trip to Northeast Community College on Friday, January 14th.  Upon their arrival, the students were greeted by members of the NECC men’s and women’s basketball teams.  The students enjoyed reading and playing basketball with the members of the Hawk’s teams.  The students’ favorite part of the afternoon was the “Tunnel Run” as they received their free season pass to the college basketball games.  Our business partner, Dan Anderson, coach of the men’s team, provided some great motivation and basketball tips for our young readers.

Thank you so much for encouraging our students to read!!!!


Paper Cranes Bring Hope

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The paper cranes were inspired by the true story of Sadako Sasaki, as told in the book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr.  This is a true story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who developed leukemia from radiation caused by the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. While hospitalized, her closest friend reminded her of an ancient Japanese legend. If she folded 1,000 paper cranes, the Gods might grant her wish to be well again. The story of her struggle for life and her belief in peace has inspired hundreds of thousands of children from all over world since 1955 to participate in the creation of World Peace by folding paper cranes.

Shortly after reading the book, our classroom learned of one of our own who was diagnosed with cancer.  Roberto Arreguin, a fourth grader, was diagoned with Hodgkin’s Lymophoma.  Hodgkin’s Lymophoma is a type of cancer originating from white blood cells.

Roberto is currently receiving chemotherapy treatments to fight the cancer.

The fourth graders decided to make the paper cranes in honor of Roberto.  The cranes symbolize hope and peace.  We think of Roberto often when we see the cranes, and hope for a speedy recovery.


“Mardi Gras” At Northern Hills

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010


Mrs. Wittgow’s 4th graders at Northern Hills celebrated Mardi Gras  on Tuesday!  Everyone had a mask and beads to wear in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.  They even enjoyed a traditional “King Cake”.  A King Cake is a ring of  dough that is braided and a plastic “baby” is inserted somewhere into the cake, then the whole cake is covered with delicious sugar toppings in the festive colors of Mardi Gras!!  Whoever gets the slice of cake with the baby in it is declared king for the day and is supposed to have good luck in the coming year and they also have to host the next King Cake party.  After all, everyone knows you can’t have a Mardi Gras party without a Louisiana King Cake!


“WHOOOOOOOO” visited Northern Hill’s 4th graders?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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Northern Hill’s 4th graders have been learning about owls, and last week they had a very special guest  to teach them a little more about owl’s and their eating habits.  Jamie Bachman from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission brought several stuffed owls,  a bald eagle and a hawk to Mrs. Wittgow’s room and taught the class about the behaviors and habits of owls.  Everyone really enjoyed having her in their classroom.  Now the students will study owl pellets and try to figure out what the owl has eaten.  To finish their project  they will write a report using the information that Jamie provided, their own research, and what they found in their owl pellets. Mrs. Wittgow’s 4th graders “Give A Hoot” about owls! 

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