We’re excited to welcome our families to curriculum nights this fall. You’ll have a chance to meet your child’s teacher and learn more about this school year.
Did you know that it’s possible to make a flashlight out of an index card? Fourth graders at Independence Elementary School certainly do. As part of the science curriculum unit on electricity and magnetism, the fourth-grade team of teachers make sure to include hands-on learning to “spark” their students’ interest.
"Anyone have thoughts on how to store the new stylus pens we now use in math class? I need an organization system to hold 25-30 pens so kids can take as needed and I can easily see all 25 are there at the end of class."
How do you get your students excited about a United States mapping unit? Independence Elementary School teacher Amy Smith found the answer in the postal service. For the last few weeks, her third-graders have been learning about the states via postcards from their friends and family - but the invitation is open to the entire Lakota community.
What started as a simple extra credit challenge escalated into a full-fledged social media campaign led by room 209 at Independence Elementary School. Their goal: “To be the creators of the beginning of the end of littering.”
Independence Elementary sixth-grader Trevor Earnest drew his inspiration for a recent food drive he organized at his school from his dad, a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force currently deployed in Afghanistan. Called “Operation Overseas: Treats for Troops,” the food drive was designed to not only assist the troops overseas with depleting resources, but also bring awareness to the important work they are doing.