The Mousetrap Car Tournament champion was Hally Johnson, followed by Toby Scherbarth in second place, and Mia Skinner coming in third. The object of the lesson was for students each to create a vehicle that was solely powered by an unmodified mousetrap. The vehicle was to be no longer than 18 inches and no wider than 10 inches. Students were encouraged to decorate their vehicles but the mousetrap couldn’t be decorated or altered in anyway. Students were able to earn points based on how closely they followed the project guidelines; those winning the tournament earned extra credit.
During December the sixth graders practiced on three different Reader’s Theater Plays: “Christmas Truce”, “Reindeer Names”, and “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. On Tuesday, we performed the plays “Christmas Truce” and “Reindeer Names” for the elementary students.
The “Christmas Truce” is a play set during World War I. A group of German and Britain soldiers agreed to a truce. They decided that there would be no shooting over Christmas. During the truce they exchanged items. The British soldiers were writing letters describing the truce to their families back home. Next we performed “Reindeer Names” by Kathryn Reedy. “Reindeer Names” is a play about how Santa’s Reindeer got their names.
Wednesday, we performed “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss. The Grinch was played by Jordyn Anderson. This play was about a Grinch who tried to steal Christmas but did not succeed. The Grinch realized that Christmas is about giving not just receiving and about the people who we celebrate Christmas with.
We would like to thank the classes who attended and everyone who helped make our plays a success. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
by Alexa, Ava, Gabby, Abbey, Anthony, Gage, Jarhett, Noah K, Noah Y, Taden, & Jordyn
The sixth grade created Halloween cards as part of a unit on circuitry. The students learned about how to make open, closed, series and parallel circuits; using single and multiple LEDs, and troubleshooting their circuits. Every card was different, highlighting their creativity in design and circuitry. Of course, nothing goes right the first (or second, or third) time but the students persisted until things worked out. Sometimes they had to change the initial plan to make things work.
MATCH # GYM TIME HOME TEAM VISITOR
MATCH #1 ELEM 9:00 am St. Agnes vs Hay Springs
MATCH #2 ELEM 10:00am Sioux C. vs Crawford
MATCH #3 High S 10:00am Hem vs Edgemont
MATCH #4 ELEM 11:30 Match #1 Winner vs Match #2 Winner
MATCH #5 High S 11:30 Morrill vs Match #3 Winner
15 Minute Break
MATCH #6 at Elementary School Gym
Championship Match #4 Winner(H) vs. Match #5 Winner(V)
JH Track meet for tomorrow, 4/4 has been postponed due to weather forecast, a later date will be announced.
GAME #1 9:00 am Crawford vs Hay Springs
GAME #2 Sioux County vs St. Agnes
GAME #3 Morrill vs Edgemont
GAME #4 GAME #1 Winner vs GAME #2 Winner
GAME #5 Hemingford vs GAME #3 Winner
15 Minute Break
GAME #6 Championship GAME #4 Winner vs. GAME #5 Winner
GAME #1 __________
GAME #4 __________
GAME #2 __________
Morrill Warm-up will start 15 minutes after GAME#5
GAME #3 __________
GAME #5 __________
JH G/BB vs. Gordon Rushville at home has been rescheduled to December 5th at 5:00 pm – (Previous date – Nov. 17)
On Wednesday, September 29, we listen and learned about bees. Our speaker’s name was Chris McDonald. He brought in an observation hive of about 1,000 bees out of a hive of around 8,000 bees.
We learned that if a bee larva is not fertilized it becomes a male bee, if it is fertilized it becomes a female. With that being said the males will get kicked out of the hive at the beginning of winter because they don’t work and can’t feed themselves.
After hatching, the larva automatically becomes a nurse bee. A nurse bee feeds all of the baby bees royal jelly. Then they become a worker bee, who puts the honey in the honeycomb which is in the shape of a hexagon. Finally, they become a field bee which gets the pollen and nectar from the flowers.
Our favorite part about the bees was observing what they do in the observation hive and watching the baby bee pop out of the holes. We also thought it was cool when he showed us pictures of the bees.
In conclusion, it is pretty incredible that all those bees can have that whole thing running and making honey and it was awesome learning about it!
By the 6th Grade Class