Author Visits Nezperce Elementary
Jocelyn Carr from Whitebird visited our school on November 17th. She shared her adventures in Iceland with the 1st and 2nd graders and talked about how she wrote her first book, When the Lion Roars with 3rd-6th graders. Her pen name is Inis L. Fal. She told us this was historical and that if we read the book, we would find out! She taught us about how she got her ideas and organized the main topics she wanted to include and elaborate upon.
Jocelyn started her first book at 17 and it took her 3 years to finish. She enjoys traveling and speaks four different languages. After she spoke a few phrases we had fun guessing what language she was using. Jocelyn is now writing the sequel to this book. Her mother, Lisa, accompanied her to our school They even ate lunch with us! We can't wait to read her book!
Family Math Night
Family Math Night was great fun learning about different math strategies and how kids learn best. There was a short introduction by Ryan Dent, our new regional math specialist, then parents and students went to classrooms to learn about the math curriculum and to play strategy games that helped them see how students learn math in fun and engaging ways. We also looked at Dreambox, a new web based program to learn and review math concepts at an appropriate level for each learner. Information was sent home with user names and passwords in order to use the program at home. Please see the shortcut on the Elementary page to access program.
A special THANK YOU to members of the National Honor Society for watching pre-school aged children while parents could visit classrooms and play games with their school children. It was MUCH appreciated!
Veteran's Wall of Honor
The Fifth Grade took great pride in honoring our veterans this week with a Wall of Honor. We also have a symbolic display for MIA and Pow's. The display is a place setting where each piece symbolizes the sacrifices made by these veterans and their families. Our display also includes a timeline featuring all the wars that were fought by our servicemen and women.
After the Veteran's Day assembly, we invited the veterans to see our wall.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Being a Reader...
Paige Nelson, a junior at Nezperce High School, visited the 3-5th graders to talk about being a reader. She showed students the many books she has read (and reread) with colorful flags marking her favorite parts, places she had questions about, and quotes she wanted to remember. She shared stories about taking books to movies so she could compare the storyline to that of the movie. "The book is ALWAYS better!" she stated. Her favorite book, as of today, is Gone With the Wind. She loves to compare the characters and find traits about them that she would like to aspire to (or not).
Thanks Paige for coming to share your reading life with us. As we continue to develop our own, it reminds us that we never stop learning about reading!
Student Body Officers
The officers for the 2016-17 Nezperce Elementary Student Body are:
President - Ava Webster
V-President - Addison Payne
Secretary - Aidan McLeod
Treasurer - Katharine Duuck
Who will be the new officers for 2016-17
We have some great candidates for the new Nezperce Elementary Student Body! Today each delivered a speech to tell about the contribution they will make to help make our school a better place to live and learn. We will find out who won on Wednesday - Sept. 21st. Good Luck Everyone!
September Swim Party
Parents - New handbook section for K-6 students
Because your child's well being is important to us, the school board approved of this new section to be found on pg. 14 of our 2016-17 handbook which will be published soon. Please share this with your child(ren).
As stated in District Policy 506.50 Prohibition Against harassment, Intimidation and Bullying, students are prohibited from engaging in physical, verbal, non-verbal, psychological, and cyber bulling. Students participating in any social media or use of e-mail will not use other students’ images, text, audio, or any combination to intimidate or harm another individual. This also includes conspiring with another individual to cause harm. Reporting will be kept anonymous with the intent to protect those being harassed.