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Wahoo 4th graders create 3D planet projects

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Activity closes recent study of Space

The 4th grade classes recently completed a unit on Space. They all completed a report on a given planet, and were then asked to create a three D model of their planet. The response was amazing! There was a great deal of work that went into . . .

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Saunders Co. resident teaches 3rd graders about 'Engineers without Borders'

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Dwight Hanson talks about his volunteer experiences in Uganda

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Africa? The third grade students of Wahoo Elementary got a taste of the African culture on Monday, Feb. 1, when Dwight Hanson visited their classes to share his experiences in . . .

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Elementary students celebrate '100th day of school'

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Teachers take advantage of opportunity to make math fun!

. . . 97 . . . 98 . . . 99 . . . 100!!! On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Wahoo Elementary students celebrated the 100th Day of School! The event, celebrated yearly on the 100th day of the school year, gives students the opportunity to . . .

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Dunn Brings Revolutionary War Character to Life for 5th Graders

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Students Experience History Beyond the Textbook

On Wednesday, February 6, Mike Dunn, the custodian, history major, and Revolutionary War re-enactor, spoke in character to the 5th graders about being a 58-year-old man in the militia during the Revolutionary War.  Dunn explained . . .

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Wahoo Elementary 3rd Graders Create a Blizzard at the City Library!

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Reading Lesson Enhanced with Art Project

Each of the 84 third grade students at Wahoo Elementary created a unique snowflake that is on display this month at the Wahoo Library. As part of their reading curriculum, third graders read the book Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline . . .

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5th Graders Connect Live to Mount Vernon & Children's Author

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Students Use Videoconferencing Technology for Lesson Enrichment

Could you answer the following questions?   1.) True or False: George Washington had wooden teeth.   2.) True or False: Both George Washington and King George III  had families and were good fathers.   3.) . . .

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Elementary Students Help Celebrate National Nursing Homes Week

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Students' "Family Game Night" Artwork on Display at South Haven

5th grade students at Wahoo Elementary will help residents, employees, and visitors at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo celebrate National Nursing Homes Week this year. The theme of the celebration this year is “Family Game . . .

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Mrs. Rezac's Class Connects Live to Washington D.C. for Lesson Enhancement

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Students Receive Revolutionary War Lesson in National Archives Videoconference

Wahoo’s Close Up students weren’t the only Wahoo students to visit Washington D.C. last week!    On Wednesday, March 23, students in Mrs. Rezac’s 4th/5th grade class participated in a live videoconference with David . . .

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5th Graders Learn about Life in Haiti

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Amy Bruce Shares Her Experiences & Photos

Amy Bruce, mother of 5th grader Savannah Bruce, recently spoke to all fifth grades about her trips to Haiti.   Bruce's first trip to Haiti was with a church group when she was 17. Most recently, she traveled to Haiti with a . . .

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Wahoo Elementary 5th Graders Attend Presentation on Soldiers’ Duties in Afghanistan

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Local Soldier Shares Experiences Before Re-Deployment

On Tuesday November 23, the 5th graders at Wahoo Elementary welcomed CW3 Michael Harrell to speak about his experiences and duties performed while serving in Afghanistan. CW3 Harrell explained to the kids the details of guarding a . . .

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5th Graders Experience New Drawing Technique in Art

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Students Attempt to Emulate Style of George Bellows

Wahoo Elementary fifth grade students experienced drawing from a new angle last week. Students were introduced to examples of artwork from Ashcan School artist George Bellows (1882-1925). His depictions of American life from the 10’s . . .

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Kindergarten Class Uses Technology to Enhance Pen Pal Experience

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Students Skype with Other Students in St. Joseph, MO

Students in Mrs. Gregg’s kindergarten class are taking pen pals to a whole new level!  We have asked a St. Joseph, Missouri kindergarten class to be our “Skype Pals!” Their teacher, Mrs. Hamilton, went to college with Mrs. . . .

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Wahoo Elementary Students Make Their Contributions to "Celebrating Youth Art Month"

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Student Artwork Displayed in State Capitol Rotunda & Wahoo Public Library

March is Youth Art Month in Nebraska! To celebrate, Wahoo Elementary students have been displaying their artwork for the public. Two students, fifth grader Matt Dobesh and fourth grader Madilyn Larsen, were chosen to participate in a . . .

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Mrs. Pearson's 4th Graders Conclude Novel Unit with Group Castle Project

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Student-Created Castles Now on Display in Library

Mrs. Pearsonʼs reading group has just finished reading the novel Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop.  It tells the tale of William, who receives a beautiful castle from his housekeeper. Even though William is sad sheʼs . . .

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Wahoo 5th Graders Use Skype to Experience a Foreign Culture

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Students Learn About Life in Mali, Africa

Students in Mrs. Verna Rezac’s fifth grade class recently had the chance to mix technology and world studies.   Rezac’s husband went to Mali, Africa, with a group of men from their church to do construction. While he was there . . .

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Fourth and Fifth Graders Ride the Orphan Train

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NHC Speaker Teaches How Life as a Child was Very Different in Recent History

Fourth and fifth grade students recently had the chance to learn about the Orphan Train in a school assembly.  The Orphan Train was a social experiment that transported children from crowded coastal cities of the United States to . . .

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Wahoo's 5th Graders Get Up Close and Personal with Anatomy

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Students Study Optics and Dissect Cow Eyes!

Students in Mr. Iversen and Mrs. Rezac's fifth grade classes recently completed an optics unit in science class. Students learned about many kinds of eyes: simple (the kind that worms have), compound (the kind bugs have), and of . . .

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Wahoo Elementary Fifth Graders Study the Burning Effects of Smoking

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UNMC Staff Offers Hands-On Proof of the Dangers of Tobacco

Smoking cigarettes? A 10-year-old? According to a nationwide survey conducted by tobaccofreekids.org , 13 percent of eighth graders had reported trying smoking by the fifth grade. If only someone would take the initiative to . . .

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Wahoo 5th Graders Experience a Foreign Culture through E-Mail Pen Pals

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Students Communicate with Classroom in Thailand

Students in Mrs. Nancy Teetor's 5th grade are e-mail pen pals with 5th graders at Wat Get Pra Pa School in Lum Luka, Thailand.  Their American teacher, Vic Plessner, who is teaching them English, thought it might help if . . .

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At Wahoo Elementary, Clowning Around Leads to Learning

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Professional Clown Visits Mrs. Teetor's Fifth Graders

“What kinds of clowns are there?” “How long does it take to put the paint on?” “What does a clown do?” These are some of the questions that fifth graders in Mrs. Nancy Teetor’s class asked during their study of clowns. . . .

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Wahoo Kindergartners Get Schooled on/by Justice

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Justice the Drug-Sniffing Dog Visits Mrs. Britton's Class

October 11, 2006 was an exciting day for Wahoo Elementary School kindergartners in Mrs. Britton's class. Three visitors--Detective Jeff Britton, K-9 Officer Lucas Bates, and Justice, Bates' drug-sniffing yellow lab--came to give a . . .

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