Elementary Theatrics

-Have a good laugh and watch the third graders perform their Fabulously Funny Idiom Plays Wednesday, May 16th, at 4:30 in the pit area of the cafeteria.  Open to the public.

-Fifth grade will be presenting a reader’s theater next Wednesday, May 23rd, at about 10:30 in the pit if your class would like to watch.  Should last about 20 minutes I’m guessing.

5th Grade Solar Energy Experiment — Community Feedback

The fifth graders have been investigating solar energy.  Today, we conducted an experiment to learn which earth materials,  dry soil, wet soil, water, or rocks,  collect and store solar energy most efficiently.  We first placed each cup of material in the sun for 20 minutes, then moved the cups to a shady area where we recorded the temperature every 3 minutes for 21 minutes.  So…which material do you think collected and stored the most solar energy? And which material lost the most solar energy?  Leave your guesses in the comments!

Elementary Track & Field Day Schedule

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Kindergarten and Preschool Roundup is TODAY!!

-Incoming Kindergarten students will join Mrs. Mintken from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM today. A parent open house will follow. Kindergarten students need to be 5 before July 31, 2018. Kindergarten Entry Forms: Copy of Certified Birth Certificate, Copy of Social Security card, current eye exam, current Kindergarten physical and updated immunizations.

-Preschool open house will be held from 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM today. Preschool students need to be 3 before July 31, 2018. Preschool Entry Forms: Current immunizations, Copy of Certified Birth Certificate.

Shocking 4th Grade Experiment

Fourth grade is studying electricity. Last Wednesday, we did a fun experiment on how electric charges interact.  Shocking pictures to follow…

Week Of The Young Child

Dear parents and families,
This week, April 16th- April 20th, is The Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later in life. This week allows us to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. We will be participating in activities each day in our classroom and I will be sharing these with you through the school website and Facebook page, as well as posting pictures outside of our classroom. Please join in by participating in activities with your child at home!

Music Monday! April 16, 2018
Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn

Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills-all while having fun and being active
TRY THIS: Find the beat to connect music, movement, and math. Practice clapping, drumming, or stomping to the beat of the music while counting.

Tasty Tuesday April 17, 2018
Healthy eating and fitness at home and school

This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.
TRY THIS: Measure your ingredients while making your snacks! Ask children if they’d like the same or different amounts of each ingredient.

Work Together Wednesday April 18, 2018
Work together, build together, learn together

When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any building material—from a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom, or a hideaway made from couch pillows at home.
TRY THIS: Practice organizing blocks by size! Try building a block tower with large blocks on the bottom and little blocks on top!

Artsy Thursday April 19, 2018
Think, problem solve, create

Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials—from crayons to paint, clay to crafts!
TRY THIS: Bring art outdoors! Offer dark and light paper, chalk and pastels, and suggest children create their own versions of the day and night sky!

Family Friday April 20, 2018
Sharing family stories

Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers. Since we do not have school on Fridays, this would be a great day to plan an activity as a family!

Tales of Wyoming’s Outlaw West, April 24th

Hay Springs Public Schools will be hosting Tom O’Day’s Presentation of “Tales of Wyoming’s Outlaw West” as told by Tom O’Day and Bronco Nell on April 24th, in the Auditorium at 2:00 PM (K-5th grade students and staff) and at 3:00 PM (6th -12th grade students and staff).  Visit the Wild West with Tom O’Day and Bronco Nell as they tell stories of cattle rustlin’, train robbin’, ridin’ with Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch and more!

Rescheduled to April 24th!

Join Us for Family Math Night!

We hope you join us for Family Math Night, Tuesday, April 10th in Lister Sage from 6:00-7:30! There will be interactive math games for students in preschool through 5th grade. We will also have raffle prizes, so don’t miss out!

Double Q Country Teacher of the Month

Today the 3rd grade class had some special visitors!  Double Q Country radio station dropped by to present Emma Strotheide a certificate and additional perks, as well as treats for her students as a result of being selected as “The Teacher of the Month”. If you get the chance, stop by and congratulate her on this award. It is a great honor for her and an honor for the Hay Springs School system. We are very proud of you Emma and glad you are on our staff! It was great listening to her students say such nice things about their teacher.

2nd Grade Readers Too!

The 2nd grade class came and read to the afternoon preschool on Tuesday afternoon.