Plymouth Community School Corporation
In honor of Dr. Suess's birthday, 3rd grade students celebrated with handcrafted Cat in the Hat hats. They, also, sat down to a grand feast of green eggs and ham! Many thanks to our parent volunteers!
Cindi Clawson, meteorologist from WSBT 22 News visited Jefferson Elementary's kindergarten, first, and second grade classes. She helped us celebrate the national Read Across America program. She got into character while reading Dr. Seuss stories. Cindi brought to life the stories and demonstrated her joy in reading.
Verizon Wireless donated school supplies for students at Jefferson. The gracious students who received this gift, wrote thank you notes. It was a delight for staff and students to feel supported by this local business. Thank you Verizon staff!!!
Third graders at Jefferson had a great time at the 2014 AG Day on April 4, 2014, in Centennial Park! We saw displays and presentations on grain production, farm safety, electric safety, 4-H program, and livestock attractions, including sheep, swine, duck, dairy and beef. Jefferson kiddos were even able to pet 2 day old baby ducklings! This was an amazing opportunity, and we all learned some great information while having fun in the process!
First place winners will receive a signed book from this year's guest author, Claire Ewart, and a Christos ice cream coupon. These students will represent Jefferson at the Young Author's Conference on Tuesday, April 15th at the Argos High School starting at 6:30pm in the auditorium.
Fourth Graders applied what they knew about adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and simplifying fractions to make no-bake cookies! Students were given a word puzzle where they needed to add and subtract fractions with like denominators in order to find what they were going to be making. Once they solved the problem, students were given a recipe with some crazy fractions that needed to be simplified. After the students simplified the fractions for the recipe, they worked in small groups to make a batch of no-bake cookies! They had to wait one whole day before they got to eat their cookies, but it made for a nice pre- IStep snack!
Channel 22 hosted the annual I Love To Read Challenge. Not only was Jefferson Elementary elected to win a visit but our very own, Oliver Morgan was chosen as the 3rd grade representative for all of the Michiana viewing area. He was elected by his teacher, Mrs. Ludwig, for his dedication and love of reading. Way to go Oliver!
Third grade students had a lot of fun as they learned about buoyancy. Student's were given a piece of clay, and their task was to mold it into something that would float in water. The rules were that the they had to use the entire ball of clay, and it had to be able to float for longer than 30 seconds. Students had to use their problem solving skills to figure out what types of adjustments to make until they were able to successfully mold their clay into something that will float. They had a great time!
You're invited to join us for the 2nd annual walk/run-a-thon at Jefferson Elementary. The race will take place on April 18th during school hours. Students will walk or jog around Centennial Park as many times as they are able in one hour's time. Funds will go towards classroom resources such as classroom Lego Robotix kits, library books, and PTO sponsored events. You can make a tax deductible donation to the PTO by April 14th. Thanks!