Surface Area

May 11, 2018

The sixth graders reviewed surface area by making nets of actual boxes. The groups worked collaboratively and helped out when other groups got stuck.


April 18, 2018

This year the 8th graders explored Pythagorean Theorem with BreakoutEDU. BreakoutEDU is similar to a Escape Room. In the BreakoutEDU students work together to complete puzzles. 


April 18, 2018

On Friday April 13th the Seventh Grader went to Springfield to learn about Lincoln and Illinois. We visited many places including New Salem, the Capital Building, the Lincoln Museum,  and the Illinois Military Museum. 


February 23, 2018

The seventh graders finished their probability unit by playing BEANO! This game allowed the students to put what they learned into action to try and win.

Hour of Code

December 11, 2017

Hour of Code was designed to teach people to code in 60 minutes in a fun and non threatening environment. Started in 2013 Hour of Code has introduced coding to countless children and adults. This year […]

Manipulatives with Fractions

November 15, 2017

When learning about regrouping fractions the sixth graders used pattern blocks to have a physical representation of how regrouping with fractions is different that regrouping within base 10.

6th Graders Explore LCM and GCF

October 23, 2017

Two of the key concepts moving into more advanced mathematics are the least common multiple and the greatest common factor. The 6th graders spent a week exploring the concepts as word problems, relationships, and reasoning […]

Men and Women in Colonies

October 2, 2017

In Social Studies the 7th graders compared and contrasted the lives and roles of men and women in the colonies.  The entire class contributed to a Venn Diagram that was filled with post-its.  By using […]

Preparing to Present Life in the Colonies

September 21, 2017

As we begin the next chapter in Social Studies, Life in the Colonies, the 7th graders were divided into groups and assigned a section. Each group will become a master of their section and will […]

Where is the answer?

September 7, 2017

Many remember math classes as sitting in rows, taking notes and doing problem after problem. Today research shows that the best learning happens when working together and moving around. One way we do this in […]

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