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Spring Activities at Jefferson!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

This Spring Jefferson students were able to attend an assembly called Kids on the Block courtesy of the Nebraska Elks.  The assembly talked about using your manners, including everyone, bullying and many other topics that students are faced with each day.  The puppets held the students attention and there were lots of laughs and giggles in the audience.
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Jefferson PTO and Title held there annual book walk and Bingo night.  Each student that attended was able to go home with a brand new book and was able to win several fun prizes during Bingo.  It was a great night to spend time with Jefferson families outside of school.
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Third quarter Accelerated Reader winners were able to spend two weeks during plus time working with the robots!  Mrs. Johnson taught them how to race the robots, shovel snow, code and they even named the robots!  The top readers were able to show off their robot skills in front of all the students at an assembly.  Both staff and students were impressed by all that they could do and look forward to working with the robots in the future.  pic3

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Spring Fun at Jefferson!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The wind and rain didn’t stop the Jefferson kindergartners from having some fun before Spring Break.  They had an egg hunt and did several other spring crafts throughout the week.  The students were so excited to find the treats inside their eggs.  The smiles on their faces says it all.
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January Student of the month is….Victoria Moreno

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Congratulations to Victoria for receiving January student of the month!  Victoria is very kind and considerate to all teachers and students always carrying a positive attitude.  She takes her personal time to help others and you can count on her to do the right thing.  Victoria has the drive to always want to learn more giving a 110% on everything she does.  She is reliable, dependable, organized, responsible and follows all class and school rules.  Victoria is a natural leader to all, stepping up to bullying to include all kids at recess.  Jefferson is very lucky to have such an outstanding student at our school!

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Science Day at Jefferson Elementary!!!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Jefferson Elementary celebrated the end of the year with their annual science day.   This year Edgerton Explorit Center was our presenter.  It started off with a whole school assembly full of fun science experiments such as launching rockets in the air, balancing and throwing a ball to learn about gravity, learning how strong an astronaut needs to be in space…which is much stronger than you would think!  Each grade was also able to attend a special session to learn about things such as bubbles and electromagnetic shock giving each student an opportunity to really get their “hands on science”.  Throughout the day each class was able to go through over 25 individual hands on displays letting them learn about science through play.  They were able to see black light, use a vacuum to hold balls in the air, make noise with a old pot with water, build towers and play drums were just to name a few!  In addition to all the group sessions provided the teachers all did fun science experiments throughout the day in their classrooms.  Some examples were making gak, baking bread & butter, homemade ice-cream, crystal snowflakes and work with magnets and electricity.  It was a day full of hands on learning for both students and teachers and many memories were made!
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Pizza with the Parents at Jefferson!!!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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IMG_3941Pizza with the parents is held each November as a PTO, Title and ELL sponsored event.  Families are invited to come and eat pizza in the gym and then go to their child’s classroom and learn something new.  Students are able to show their parents how they take an Accelerated Reading test, show them how they are using SEE-SAW on their I pads or Wonders Reading on their Chromebooks.  The focus this year was how we are using our new technology in the classroom.  All Jefferson students who attend are entered into a drawing to win a chance to go into the “money cube”  They get to go in the cube for one minute and grab all the cash and prize tickets they can!  During this events all the top AR readers are announced and receive a prize also.  This event is a great way to get the kids excited about all the fun and new ways we can read and gives the parents a chance to see what and how their kids are learning each day.  All students leave with a prize and a book to take home also!IMG_3937

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Jefferson October Student of the Month is….Kylie Sisson

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Congratulations to Kylie Sisson for being October’s Student of the Month!  Kylie is a hard worker and excellent listener.  She uses her time wisely, always turns in complete assignments and is determined to always do her best.  Kylie also is not afraid to ask questions to make sure she understands and uses common sense.   Her friends look up to her as she is a good leader always working well with others being a friend to all.

Some other qualities Kylie models are:

*shows citizenship-always polite and considerate

*contributes and participates in class discussions

*wonderful peer mentor

*shows lots of initiative

*very dependable

*a positive role model

* has shown outstanding academic achievement

Way to go Kylie, thanks for being a great student!

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Plus Time at Jefferson!

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The first 8 weeks of Plus Time were a success at Jefferson.   Students are put into different groups every two weeks and then are able to go to a “Plus Time” based on need.  Students travel to Math, Reading, Accelerated Reading, Computer Lab, the Library and several other groups over the quarter.  Some students are able to do crafts and games at times, while others may do readers theaters and do different activities based on a book they may read.  This time gives students a chance to strengthen their skills in areas that they may be struggling with and also gives students that are not struggling a chance to do some above average activities.  Plus time benefits all students and has been a great addition to the school.  The staff has done a wonderful job of working with all the students and making learning fun!
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Science Day in Madison for Jefferson 2nd graders

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Jefferson 2nd grade students were able to spend a day in Madison participating in the Science Fair.  Students were able to rotate through several different stations learning about all aspects of science.  They were able to ride pedal carts, do an obstacle course, make bird feeders, turn on a light bulb using electricity and even be inside a huge bubble!  They also went to several stations to learn about fire safety, drunk driving and robotics.  Jefferson students ended the day with a picnic at the local park.  What a wonderful experience for the 2nd graders!

 

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Fall Plus Time at Jefferson!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

 

Jefferson students concluded Fall Plus Time by walking to Johnson Park to collect different colored leaves and foliage.  It was a beautiful Fall day and the kids loved getting out for a walk.  When they returned to school they talked about the different leaves and why they were changing colors.  They then created wreaths using paper plates, scissors, glue & their leaves.  What a fun Fall project for all!
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Jefferson students learn how to stay healthy!

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Students from UNMC @ NECC came to Jefferson and presented several different stations to teach kids about their health.  The nursing students did a wonderful job with the 2015 Health fair.  Some of the stations included a Yoga center where students were able to do yoga on the mats while listening to music and a dental station where kids learned how to brush properly and received a toothbrush to take home.  Another popular station was the germ center where kids were able to see under black light how many germs were actually still on their hands after washing them!  “How much sugar is in your drink?” had lots of useful information.  The kids were able to see how much actual sugar was in drinks such as milk, juice, pop, red bull and water and were reminded to read labels and make good choices when choosing their drinks.  The students also were able to learn ways to control their anger by thinking of safe ways to vent and appropriate actions to take.  The nursing students did a wonderful job presenting and Jefferson students and staff learned lots.  What a fun day!007

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