Second grade students performed their musical, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, for the rest of the Chippewa students and staff this week. At the direction of Mrs. Mary Ferguson, music teacher, and some choreography by the second grade teachers, everyone watching was delighted at the second graders' hard work and performance skills!
Students had the opportunity this week to shop for their families and friends at the Holiday Shoppe organized and run by the Chippewa PSO. All gifts were priced at $2 each, making the shop a reasonable way for the students to shop on their own and enjoy the holiday fun! PSO parents also organized a wrapping station so student purchases were all set to put under the tree!
The Hour of Code has arrived! Students in grades K-3 will participate in this world-wide event focused on the computer sciences with a special emphasis on creativity. While this is an event to raise awareness of the computer sciences, students will be encouraged to continue practicing coding through a variety of venues throughout the year.
Students at Chippewa share their Halloween treats with our veterans, letting them know that they are always in our thoughts, as we approach Veteran's Day and always.
A great time was had by all as students proudly showed off their hard work to family and friends at this year's Open House. The Chippewa Book Fair ran in conjunction with Open House. Many great story purchases were made along with posters, writing journals, and much more. Thanks to our PSO for arranging the book fair and helping everyone have such a happy, fun-filled evening!
Second Grade Pumpkin Mania
Second grade students enjoyed many fun-filled activities related to pumpkins. Activities included graphing, weighing, water displacement, and many more. Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping out!
Second grade students are learning about differences between then and now with a look at games, manners, and doll making from colonial days.
Kindergarten students learn about Thanksgiving, pilgrims traveling on the Mayflower, and Native Americans through center activities.
Students earning their "Bee Your Best" certificate for the month of December celebrated with a dance party with their teachers! We are proud of how many students continue to put forth their best selves, and we are happy to celebrate with them!
The Leprechaun Foundation Holiday Stockings Project took place this week with all students helping to create beautiful works of art. Organized by retired teacher Elaine Gladysz., stockings are created by parent volunteers (150 of them), while parent helpers guide students in decorating the stockings. Families and staff members provide "stuffing" items for the stockings which are presented to children who are hospitalized locally during the holiday season. This project is a Chippewa tradition!
Students Enjoy Learning About Energy
COSI on Wheels returned to Chippewa with their focus on energy. Students had the opportunity to explore potential and kinetic energy, design and engineer chain reactions, create circuits, examine the effects of friction, and much more!
Third grade Student Council recently organized an "I Love Chippewa because..." to promote the positive building culture in our school. Students and staff alike participated in the "heart"warming activity!
Our third grade students performed the holiday musical "Flakes" for students and staff. They will perform again for their families and friends at our high school auditorium. The third graders, under the direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Ferguson, practiced long and hard for the performance, and it was enjoyed by all!