Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bird Banding

In September we went to Chadron State Park to observe as people from the Bird Conservatory banded birds.  We learned how they catch them, gather data about each bird and then release them.  We learned a lot and had fun too!

Fall Activities

We have had a very busy start to the school year!  We have had fun in science learning about states of matter. We grouped all our classes together and had a great time creating and playing with ooblick  We tried to determine if it was a solid or a liquid.  We learned it is actually a colloid.

Monday, May 15, 2017

1880's school

On Tuesday, Mrs. Hoffman's class traveled back in time to 1888 to attend a day of school 1880's style,.  When we arrived we were greeted by Miss Rotness, our teacher, as she lined us up girls in one line, and boys in another. We entered the school with girls sitting on one side and boys on the other.  We recited the Pledge to start the day.  We were placed in three rotating groups.  One group practiced orthography (spelling) using slates and chalk.  Another group practiced penmanship using quills and ink.  The last group did recitation (reading) with the teacher.  Then we ate our lunch outdoors. We had packed our tin lunch pails at school before we left.  We played games and then toured the museum.  What a lot of wonderful stuff they have in the museum.  We then held our spelling bee which Tristin won.  Kenya won the deportment award and Gillian won the penmanship award.  We had a great day back in 1888.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bird Watch

Last Friday we travel out to Chadron State Park to go on an early morning bird hike.  We looked for different kinds of birds and found many interesting birds.  We also played some bird games courtesy of Ashley, Amanda, and Erin from the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.  We had a great time.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cultural Food Tasting Activity

Last Thursday, January 19, the third grade classes held food tasting parties.  In Mrs. Hoffman's class we have been learning about diversity in our communities.  This is Chapter 5 in our Social Studies text and it coincides beautifully with out discussions concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  We discuss cultural differences and how we are all alike in many ways.  As a volunteer project, students could bring a food from their cultural heritage that is special to them in some way.  We had several students bring lots of delicious foods and we really enjoyed tasting everything.  We had wojapi, a Native American fruit pudding, Boy Bamboi(?), a Philippine version of cornnuts, cabbage rolls from the German culture along with butterballs and noodles.  We had Scottish shortbread, English pound cake, wassail to drink, along with an Irish cream soda.  We also had some yummy Italian bread, sausage and provolone cheese to taste.  Thank you to all those parents who supplied food for our wonderful, YUMMY food tasting party!!

Monday, October 31, 2016


Monday we celebrated Halloween in our classrooms by playing games, reading stories, and art activities.  Then we paraded up to Crest View and then returned for our treats.  What a fun day,

Fall Art

This fall we had fun making beautiful fall leaves and pumpkins from a roll of toilet paper.  We love art!