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Social Media & Students

 

This month, fourth graders are discussing social media issues during weekly technology lessons.  Even though Facebook and YouTube require account holders to be at least 13 years of age, it’s important for students to be aware of how to stay safe and avoid inappropriate actions before they get social media accounts.  I want parents to be aware of the safeguards their children are learning…

Trees Decorated for the Vet's Home

In December, Grant students make large paper trees to decorate and share with the Veterans Home. Before our fall break, 4th grade students trace and send home nearly 250 trees to be decorated!  Every student, Kindergarten through 4th takes home their very own blank tree.  They are returned decorated with everything from paint and stickers to bows and real twinkling lights.  The creativity and effort…

4th Grade Students Tackle STEM Projects

Team-building. Problem-solving. Creative thinking. Hands-on learning. All of these are skills our Grant 4th graders have gained this year through the incorporation of monthly STEM projects. Each month, the students are challenged to complete an assigned task with various materials to encourage out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving. At the start of each task, students are given an end goal…

Kindergarten Students Enjoy New Books

Grant students received a wonderful gift from our church friends at First United Methodist Church. The church purchased a new book for each child so that the love of reading can continue at home. Pictured are Pastor Petz and some of the kindergarten students looking at their books for the first time. We are incredibly thankful to FUMC for all that they do for the students and staff at Grant.

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Color Study for Kindergarten

Mrs. Commerford’s Kindergartners at Grant School have been studying colors.  During their study of color blue they read the storybook, Blueberries for Sal.   Afterwards, they went for a blueberry hunt around the school building.  It was fun to find blueberry muffins, blueberry cereal and even real blueberries.  Each item was placed into their own ‘blueberry basket’ and enjoyed back in the classroom…

December Digital Citizenship Topic - Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying occurs when someone uses the internet to intimidate or harass another.  Because NPS 3rd and 4th graders are provided with Google email accounts, it is necessary for cyberbullying to be highly discouraged.  The NPS Internet Use Policy is discussed with these students so they understand their responsibilities…

Technology Used in Mrs. Morgan's Room

Mrs. Morgan's First Graders at Grant Elementary have been busy using technology to become better readers, spellers, mathematicians, and coders.

They have used apps like Seesaw, Magnet letters, and IXL to polish their language arts and math skills.

The first graders have also been learning to code using our Code and Go Robot Mouse.
It is amazing to see the growth these students…

First Graders Learn About Maps

Mrs. Morgan's and Mrs. Baker' first graders at Grant Elementary have been studying maps as part of our Wonders Reading program. The class decided to visit the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. On our route, we discussed directions, street names, and the best way to get to our destination.

Jenni Canham, at the Chamber, gave us a wonderful tour of the building and explained how different people…

Red Ribbon Run

The annual Red Ribbon Run was held on Saturday, October 10th at the Sunset Plaza Mall. Over 200 runners participated in the event with close to 20 students from Grant elementary. The top 3 boys and girls in each age group received medals. Although we didn't have any Grant Elementary students place, we had some that were very close to placing,and had a couple former Grant students that are now at…

Special Education Working to Improve Student Vocabulary

The Special Education Department is continuing to work toward a district goal of improving students’ vocabulary.  The goal that the district has set is “By 2017, 70% of students in grades 2-10 will demonstrate improvement in vocabulary skills by one point as measured by the MAP assessment.  This goal will be an ongoing goal until 2020.”  

The following list contains the words that all elementary…