Voting in 3rd Grade

On November 3rd the third graders at Grant voted for President. The students had studied the voting process in reading, and then they used what they had learned to vote. It was a close election! The total votes were 16 for Joe Biden and 17 for Donald Trump. One student demanded a recount of the votes! Recount was a vocabulary word they had learned.

Hats Off to Hands-On Learning!

Hands-on learning for Mrs. Suckstorf’s Kindergarten students may look very different this year, but the importance remains the same.  Young children benefit from tactile activities where they are able to touch, manipulate, create, and problem solve. 

At Grant Elementary, my kindergarten students and I are extremely thankful for a grant received from the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation.…

PE Students Learn Volleyball

The Grant elementary students have been very busy this year in P.E. class. The kids have been working on their volleyball skills along with learning about the Husker volleyball team and how they pass, set, and serve. The students really enjoy learning about how a volleyball game is played along with working hard on all the aspects of the game. We even got outside to learn how to pass and set on…

Busy, Busy, Busy!

The best way to describe the start of the school year for second graders at Grant is BUSY! Despite the many changes to our day to day routines, a great amount of learning has been taking place. Our days are packed full of addition and subtraction, phonics skills, reading lots and lots of books, writing strong sentences, and so much more! We have even learned how to use touch chromebooks to help…

My Future's so bright, I have to wear shades!

Third graders at Grant Elementary recently read part of The Energy Bus for Kids and learned how to create a positive vision for their future. They then completed an activity in which they drew the vision they hope to have in 25 years.


Good Ol’ Grant was way too quiet for way too long.  While our young panthers were staying safe at home, the hallways were painted and a new, grand panther was “born” that has been ready to greet all who visit Grant. I am almost positive that I saw him grin as our young panthers came bustling in on their first days!

That panther was not the only one grinning!  The whole building came…


Hello Grant families!

Even though we were not able to host an Open House this year, we still wanted to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to you.

Click on this LINK to view introductory videos from our teachers!

Welcome Back to School 2020-2021!!!

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Troy Berryman y estoy orgulloso de ser el director de Grant Elementary. Estoy emocionado de darle la bienvenida al año escolar 2020-2021. Y estoy emocionado de que los estudiantes y maestros vuelvan al edificio en un par de días. 
Este será un año…

A Message from Mr. Berryman 7-31-20

We can't wait to have students back in our buildings! We are still working hard to keep students and staff as safe as possible, but here are few updates.
There will be no Open House this year. Instead, the teachers and I will post videos introducing ourselves and our classrooms. Those videos will all be housed in one FlipGrid space and will be available by August 10.
Half of our students…

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”

These powerful words from Martin Luther King, Jr. were demonstrated with gusto when Grant’s 3rd grade students helped Mercy Meals pack food for the Philippines back in February. Each class worked for one hour and were able to pack 25 boxes which will feed 5,400 people. Kids can do great things! Our third graders were thrilled and amazed at the difference they made in the lives of people that live…