Reading, writing and long division destroyers

Interventionist Laura Hester and her team of creative students created a 7 by 4 foot I SPY display full of trinkets, pictures and recycled gadgets at Granby Elementary School.
Courtesy EGSD

Great Happenings in East Grand Schools the week of Nov. 8.

• Granby Elementary Student Council is having a Hat, Glove and Mitten Drive until Nov. 14. Please donate new or gently used hats, gloves, and mittens for the Mountain Family Center. Their goal is to collect 200 items to earn a special hat day.

• Interventionist Laura Hester and her team of creative students created a large I SPY display full of trinkets, pictures and recycled gadgets where staff members add a weekly list of items to search for. It provides quiet, fun entertainment as well as a challenge for all who pass by and is being enjoyed by every grade at GES.

• Minnesingers are singing for our veterans Monday at Snow Mountain Ranch. The second graders are doing their annual barn dance on Nov. 14 in the Granby Elementary Gym.

• Fifth grade at FVE investigated the unsolved mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke last week as part of their unit on settling the 13 colonies. Secret agents investigated information on the different theories and the students worked in groups to develop their own theories on what happened at Roanoke. The most popular ones were the colonists were lost at sea during a storm or they moved to Croatoan Island.

• In Mrs. Senec’s first grade class, the students started writing paragraphs about animals. One of the student’s journal writings covered hippos. He color-coded it by himself, and he was very proud.

• Fourth and fifth grade student council members at FVE are excited to kick off our annual food drive to benefit Mountain Family Center. With a goal of gathering at least 500 items, we are off to a great start already. If you are willing to contribute, please drop off non-perishable food items in the foyer at FVE.

• Fifth graders at FVE have become division destroyers this week. Although there is some intimidation when students think about conquering long division, they have put their growth mindset into gear. Students chose strong and powerful names to inspire them. Some of our scholar’s names are Elijah “The Division Dominator” Dahl, Leah “The Division Destroyer” Black, and Danity “The Division Mastermind” Tinoco.

• Crew has been working for several weeks on a cross-curricular project that seeks to answer the question: How do we as citizens defend and manage the use of public lands? Students have written letters to public officials, created videos, slideshows, placemats, posters and essays to defend their stance on the management of public lands.

• Special thanks to Joe Lovato at the YMCA for treating students to a cooking competition and expert instruction. We would also like to thank Kate Elliot for volunteering her time to teach students about French cuisine.

• MPHS students will have digital photography on display at Where Art Thou in Grand Lake for the month of November. The show opens Saturday.

• In eighth grade social studies, students are presenting their family roots projects this week. They are tracing back their own immigrant heritage, finding out where their families are from, when they came to America, and why they decided to settle here. Posters will be on display in the middle school.

via:: Sky-Hi News