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1st Graders Visit SMILE

Students in Mrs. Baker’s first grade class at Grant Elementary recently enjoyed a day at SMILE, Inc. Patty Prauner, owner and operator of SMILE, invited the students to learn more about her non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults. The students were able to groom, saddle, and ride the horses in appreciation for their efforts of collecting money throughout…

A Chance To Be a Part of History

On Wednesday, April 17th, the 4th graders traveled to Lincoln for their field trip. They explored Morrill Hall, ran out onto Memorial Field, and toured the capitol. As the 4th graders were leaving the capitol, they were asked to be a part of history. On the lawn of the capitol was a very large flag being held by veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers. The 4th graders were asked to help…

Folk dancing fun in music class!

One of my favorite ways to have students interact with music is to have them participate in folk dancing. At first glance you might think...wait, why are they dancing  in music? But folk dance offers many musical benefits to students!  Some of the musical skills learned are counting, keeping the steady beat, and hearing phrases/ sections in music.  Training the ears to begin to predict what will…

Students Research Presidents in Second Grade

Second Graders at Grant Elementary took a look back in time during the month of February.  In honor of President’s Day, students read a number of stories, both fiction and non-fiction, about presidents.  Each student then selected either Washington or Lincoln to research on their own. Using their new information, each child created their own mini biography report, including everything from a table…

2019-20 Kindergarten Registration

We are beginning to register students who will be entering kindergarten during the 2019-20 school year.  Parents may register during the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Grant School office.  A child must reach the age of five years old on or before July 31, 2019 to be eligible to enter Kindergarten in the public schools.  Parents should bring the child's State Certified birth certificate and the…

Learning the Life Cycle of Chickens!

ELL students at Grant Elementary are participating in an “Embryology Unit” through the Nebraska Extension in Madison County 4-H School Enrichment Program. Taking care of the incubator, candling the eggs, and watching the chicks hatch are some highlights of this unit. We are having an “egg-ceptional” time learning about the life cycle of chickens!

3rd Graders Pack Food for Mercy Meals

The 3rd Graders at Grant Elementary had a wonderful time packaging food for Mercy Meals.  On February 6 both classes worked together to package 12 boxes of food. We packaged food for 2,592 people in other countries that are hungry.  We had wonderful volunteers helping us out - Mrs. Moreno, Mrs. Currey, and Mrs. Uzzel. Thank you!

We had an amazing time!  It is fun helping people in need.

PE News

It has been a very busy beginning to the 2019 school year, and it only gets more fun and busy here on out. The students really enjoyed their tumbling unit. They got to do so many different moves and stunts, with the wheelbarrow being their favorite. We have many fun activities coming up like hockey, bowling, and baseball.

Some dates to put on your calendar. Grant’s Field day this year will…

“Let’s make reading an adventure!”

It’s time for One Book, Grant School! This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire school community to take part in a shared reading experience!

Each Grant family, through the generosity of Shopko and Read Aloud Norfolk, will receive a copy of our “One Book, Grant School” book, Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz. 

Read as a family each night (follow the book calendar…

Career Education and Social-Emotional Learning in Counseling Classes

Elementary counseling classes consist of career education and social-emotional learning.  Social-emotional learning gives students the tools they need to be good learners, and be happy, productive members of society.  Student also learn how kindness can impact their school and their world, and get to practice this!

Pictured are some of the projects that Grant students have produced as part…