Friday, November 16, 2012

Nutrition and Fitness Day

Last week all four third grade classes boarded the buses and traveled to the PAC Center at CSC for a day of nutrition and fitness activities.  The students were divided into 6 groups that were led by CSC students.  The groups rotated around different stations throughout the building.  The morning was full of physical activities that wore the kids out!  We were treated to a nutritous lunch of roast beef sandwiches provided by the Nebraska Beef Council.  The afternoon was spent learning lots of nutritous information, such as what is considered a portion, what is a good snack, how much exercise time it takes to burn off calories, and reading food labels.  We very much enjoyed our time at the PAC Center.  A big thank you to all the college students, Dawn Brammer and Donna Ritzen, and Ms. Janelle for a terrrific day!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

We held our Halloween Fun Day on October 31st.  We did a tree planting in the morning and dismissed at 1:00 so our day was a little scrambled.  We had fun making Halloween masks, eating treats and doing some cool science fun.  We used dry ice to make a giant bubble.  We also put some dry ice in a test tube with soap and watched the fantastic display of bubbles cascading from our tube.  Even though we had to change our plans (because of the early out) we still had a great day!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tree planting

On October 31, we planted a Hackberry tree.  We dug into the earth deep enough to reach the "tree swell," which is where the tree widens at the base.  We planted the tree, covered it with mulch, and watered it.  Hopefully, it will grow up to be a strong tree we can show to our children and grandchildren.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Firefighters Visit

On Monday, October 8, the Chadron Fire Department brought their trucks and equipment for the CIS students to check out.  We were allowed to climb in the ambulance, sit in the ladder truck (Did you know there are lots of ladders inside that truck?) and spray water from the rural fire truck.  What fun we had.  A big thanks to the Fire Department for sharing with us.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wow, what an exciting year we are going to have!   Third grade brings a lot of changes and new experiences.  We have a new building, the Chadron Intermediate School, as well as new teachers, new classrooms, and new experiences.  We are located in a wonderful old school building that presents some challenges.  For the first time, we third graders have to go up a flight of stairs to reach our classrooms.  Boy, can those stairs make us tired by the time we reach the top!  This is a really neat building that we are enjoying.
We are settling into our routines as we progress through the year.  Students are learning the playground rules, lunchroom rules and routines, along with getting to know each teacher's routines and procedures.  All the third grades are located on the second floor so we see each other all the time.  We are having a great time here at Chadron Intermediate School!