Saturday, September 20, 2014

Week 4

Happy Homecoming Week! We had a busy week celebrating school spirit. Go Indians!


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Fishing Trip
A huge thanks to DNR & Dickinson County Nature Center for a great fishing trip!

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Insect Research
We have learned so much about insects. We chose one insect that we wanted to study, and each group worked together to gather information from a book and website. We also created a slide show to share the information with the classmates. Here are our findings.

Ants by Nolan & Kierstin
Ladybugs by Indy & Lauren

Dragonflies by Wes & Jaedyn
Fireflies by Evelyn, Mackenzie & Hayden
Praying Mantises by Solomon, Isaiah, Lucan & Alex
Butterflies by Luke, Racheal, Karlie & Carter

Meet our Student Teacher
My name is Lindsey Scherff and I am a college student from The University of Northern Iowa currently student teaching with Mrs. DeGroot through the second week in October. I have already been thoroughly enjoying my time in her first grade class, the students are awesome! In order for you to get to know me, here is a little bit of background information. I am originally from Fort Dodge, and I come from a family of three sisters. I love the Iowa Hawkeyes, I chose the career path of education because it has been something I have always wanted to do all my life. I have a strong passion for kids, and so once I started pursing my degree in education at UNI I knew I was entering the right profession. After I am finished student teaching with Mrs. DeGroot, I will be moving down the hallway in the school to a third/fourth grade Special Education room for eight more weeks to complete my Special Education endorsement. After I am finished student teaching in December I will begin searching for jobs or substituting. I have no preference of where I would like to teach, except I know I will stay in Iowa to be close to my family. As I mentioned before, I am loving this group of first graders already and I cannot wait to see all of them and myself grow over the next few weeks!