The BSE Battlers competed in a "mini" eBOB, placing 3rd. This group of 12 fifth graders have been working this school year to read the North Carolina Library and Media Association's Elementary Battle of the Books list of 18 books. They prepared for competition by reading the books, practicing teamwork and good sportsmanship, and practicing answering questions as a team. We are very proud of their hard work! The students are pictured above holding some of their favorites! Thank you to team members and Mrs. Sally Hamrick for coaching the 2013-2014 BSE Battlers!
Jamarica Jones, a local poet, came to visit our 4th graders. She shared her poems and talked about the different elements of poetry. They talked about the different types of poems and how everyone can be a poet!
Kindergarten students enjoyed a wonderful trip to KidSenses Museum in Rutherfordton on March 28th. Students had the chance to explore the museum, including the dentist office, fire station, art studio, Little Family Dollar, Kids' Pueblitos, the newsroom, and others. Students also participated in a Worm Class. During the class students explored real worms, read an interactive version of Diary of a Worm, and created worms to take home. It was a fantastic day for kindergartners, family members, and teachers!
Fifth graders have been working hard on their science fair projects. Projects were turned in on Wednesday and then projects were displayed in the media center on Thursday.
After judging, three students were awarded ribbons from each class and the overall winner was announced.
Congratulations goes to Madison Earls for winning first place overall with her project on fingerprinting.
Students are not generally excited about making up a snow day on a Saturday, but Mrs. Lucas helped her fifth grade class be a little more enthusiastic about spending a Saturday at school.
On Saturday, March 15, Mrs. Lucas taught her class about digestion as part of their study of body systems. One of the activities had students to cram their mouths full with crackers and see who could whistle first.