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Each week the Douglas County Herald will feature a grade from each building to highlight as a feature in this School Section. All articles are written by students in the grade level highlighted. We thank them in advance for their participation
NEWS FROM 4th Grade
I’m Haley. I’m in 4th grade. This is stuff we do. Frist, we do morning work. Then, we do laps. That’s when we run around the playground. Next, we do reading. Then we go to Outs which is P.E., Art, Music and Library. Then, we go to lunch. Next, recess. Then we do math. Then, home. But we are doing MAP testing. We went to an assembly called Rock the MAP. All the teachers dressed up. It was fun! That is what we do at school.
In our classroom we are MAP testing right now. Our teacher is telling us what we are supposed to do out of the manual all forth grade teaches get for MAP. We also do a lot of poems. Speaking of MAP we had a Rock the Test concert with all the teachers in the concert. I love all subjects! I love math best! We have some fun in our class. I love school and MAP testing.
Preparing for the MAP has been fun and also boring. But mostly it’s been pretty fun. We’ve been doing a lot of stuff. 1 thing we’ve done is Comm. Arts day. It was pretty fun. We rotated classes all day. Also another thing we did was we had a Jack Heartman concert. But the funniest things of all was Boot Camp. Also this Monday (4-25-11) we will be having mathematics day.
We have been doing lots of stuff getting ready for the map test. Some of the things we have been doing is going to the gym and rocking out for the map testing. We have been practiceing communcasion arts, math, and lots of worksheets. We are saposed to get lots of rest and eat a good breakfast. My favorite breakfast is chocolate pancakes. – Bryce
We are studing Map. We are doing poems and we went to Mrs. Stark and we did a buzzer game and it was fun. I had fun. I did the first part today and it was kind of fun and it was kind of hard. I loved it. And if I come every day and I make one hundred percent effort I will go to the Extravaganza.
It’s great in 4th grade. Every year in 3rd and 4th grade we have to take this huge test its called the map test. The map test has over 100 qestions and 86 pages. It takes 6 days to finish it. – Wyatt
This is whats going on in 4th grade. M.A.P. testing and its going to go on for six days!! Can you believe it?! After all the day of testing we 4th graders get a Extravaganza! An this celebration is bigger its better and its all day long fro 8:00 to 3:15. Agin can you belive it? Wow! I can’t wait!
Attention Readers! This is what is going on in the 4th grade Hall. Last year before the MAP testing started we had boot camp. This year we had a rock concert. All the 3rd and 4th grade teachers dressed up like a rock band. Mrs. Copeland played the keyboard and Mrs. Stark sang. Mrs. Boedecker and Mrs. Nelson held up signs and Mrs. Dean played the guitar. That is all I can rember. That was kind of fun. Then on Tuesday MAP testing started. The whole 4th grad is doing communication arts first and then we do Math next week. MAP testing only goes from Tuesday to Thurseday. On April 28 is our last day of MAP testing. And then we got to the Extravaganza. This is it is bigger its better and its all day! We can’t wait. – Stephen
This is what is going on in 4th grade hall. We are doing Map testing in 4th grade. The end of Map testing is April 28. It lasted for six days. The Map test is hard. Right after the Map test we get to go to the Extravaganza on May 5. The Extravaganza is relly fun. We get to get wet. We get to go to Jefferson City before the Extravaganza. – Zoey
In fourth grade we are practicing for the MAP test. Tomorrow we are going to take the Communication Arts part of the MAP test. There are two parts. The communication Arts and Math. We are going to do the Math next week. – Toby
In fourth grade we are preparing for the MAP test. We have been practicing in communication arts. If we have 100% effort and 100% attendance we get to go to the extravaganza.
We got to see a Jack Hartman concert. We used sign language. One of the songs was rap. The teachers participated. Once Miss Premer was a chicken.
At communication art day we switched classes all day. It really helped. Now we will try hard on the MAP test. We practiced main idea and a little bit of authors purpose. – Sierra
In fourth grade we have been practicing for the Map test. Today been in “Boot Camp”. We have been doing math and a class of communication arts.
Friday we had a Jack Hartman concert. We also did Communication Arts day.
Tuesday the MAP test starts. We do the MAP test Tuesday through Thursday. The 19th-21st is the Communication Arts and the 26th through 28th is the math. Also on May 5 it is Extravianza! – Hunter
NEWS FROM THE 6th GRADE
No article was submitted this week, however, we do look forward to future articles.
NEWS FROM 10TH GRADE
As a sophomore in high school, I have a lot of fun but a lot of homework too. Being in High School there is a lot of pressure on you about graduating and getting all your credits to graduate. When choosing classes to pick, you must have all your main classes first. You have to have eight classes and a couple of alternates.
My favorite classes this year are Agriculture, Science, English, Math, and Business Math. All these classes are fun because they all have amazing teachers who teach them. Be careful about what classes you choose because you may end up not liking them. Being a sophomore is hard but it can also be fun, you just have to try your hardest. – Ashton
So, life as a sophomore…a lot better than last year.
So life as a sophomore is kind of stressful. Your second year should be better but it gets worse because classes are harder, teachers know you better and they expect more from you. However, all in all, it’s awesome for me because I joined FFA and started doing good by donating blood and time to others. FFA is a big part of my life. It set me on the track of knowing what I want as a career in my future.
Sophomore year has helped me realize that the future isn’t too much further ahead and that it is time for me to get busy and focused. I wish I could stay a sophomore longer but I know its time to move on and grow older so that those younger than me can take my place. Then they can learn the lesson sophomore year has to offer. – Autumn
My name is Nathan and my life as a sophomore is kind of fun. A lot of friends and a lot of laughs are involved. I joined FFA which has really given me a lot more to do and a lot more friends from around the country. I’ve also gotten a lot more girlfriends from going to FFA events; such as Barnwarming. – Nathan