175 Day Project 2015-2016

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  • Post 49

    This year we have had many great field trips, but one stands out from the rest. SPE 4th grade students got to go to Jefferson City on March 15, 2016. They got to tour the...

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  • Post 48

    4th grade has been working hard to prepare for the MAP…. Wait…hard work and no play makes for a dull day. Good News! We been learning and having fun! Project Lead The Way is making its appearance once again in the fourth grade classrooms! Students have been able to discover...

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  • Post 47

    As the year comes to an end…a group of us have taken time to reflect on what has made our elementary career successful. If you read the title, you probably saw that below are five things that we are going to miss about Sunny Pointe. So, sit back and enjoy reading exactly why SPE is the best place to be!

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  • Post 46

    Sunny Pointe was lucky enough to be visited by (drumroll please!) MAP MAN!!! Map man visited with 2nd through 5th grade to see if...

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  • Post 45

    Teamwork. It’s just a word, right? Maybe, but if you were at SPE a week ago you were able to see it in action. Just in case you missed it, there was a sprinkler head that malfunctioned and caused quite a bit of ...

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  • Post 44

    5th Graders remind us all how to invert and multiply!

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  • Post 43

    It has been a busy time for 4th grade! The week before the highly anticipated field trip to Jefferson City, Representative Mike Cierpiot visited Sunny Pointe to help prepare them for their Capitol Building tour. After learning all about the government...

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  • Post 42

    th graders wrapped up their historical fiction unit by sharing their own historical picture books with their peers. Students were able to choose a time period or event on history that they researched as their setting for their fictional characters. Although the students were able to...

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  • Post 41

    Check out these 2nd grade scholars in Mrs. Velander's class!

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  • Post 40

    A while ago the students in Miss Brotherton's class (4th graders) helped out kindergarten students with getting and researching info. We also helped them get the information on a piece of paper. It was super fun to...

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  • Post 39

    At school we are doing a club called Adventure Club after school. We are on Think Central. I could not get a question and I said to myself that GRIT and perseverance can help so I tried my best. I never got to typing the question...

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  • Post 38

    For the past two weeks 4th grade has been learning about the Government, the Government’s 3 branches and how a bill becomes a law. This is all in preparation for their highly anticipated field trip to the Capitol! To truly understand the process of how a bill becomes a law, the students in Mrs. Boyd’s class created bills. Each bill...

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  • Post 37

    "Ohhh say can you see!" Oh! hey there! sorry... I was practicing the National Anthem. What is the National Anthem you ask? Well... the National Anthem is the American song...

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  • Post 36

    Alright so today I met my goal of 50 acts of kindness and honestly if my friends and I can do it in 2 days I think that anyone in the Blue Springs School District can. Don't just do the 50 acts of kindness just so you get a certificate - do it because you care

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  • Post 35

    Slap! Bang! Push and punch! Kids crying yelling for help, but no one hears them, pushed up in lockers, our up against the wall. What is this? It's bullying.

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  • Post 34

    Have you ever not seen your brother or sister lately? If not, you should have a talk with your parents about going out and watching a movie or turning on a movie at home. If you do watch a movie at home...

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  • Post 33

    I interviewed Travis about his job in order to write this blog post. He is a production worker at a manufacturing company that produces pest control and cleaning products. His favorite production line is...

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  • Post 32

    The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so check out this post....

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  • Post 31

    Thank you to everyone who cleans up our school playground. But if we keep the playground messy no one will be able to play on the playground.We should all put in a helpful hand to...

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  • Post 30

    Today in math , my friend said something to me that made me laugh so hard I ran out of breath. She actually finished my thought for me. It's amazing to think I have a friend that knows me so well, she even knows what I'm going to say. I am thankful for friends that know me well. I think that our school should be so thankful...

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  • Post 29

    In Ms. Brotherton's class, Mrs. Gengelbach was showing the class how to blog. It's very fun and we think that it sounds great. We learned all sort of things...

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  • Post 28

    Have you ever wondered about rocks, minerals and fossils!? Well then go to 4th grade!

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  • Post 27

    Jeff Kinney... The guy who inspired me in drawing and writing. He can really make things funny in his books. In case you didn't know...

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  • Post 26

    Today in school we were writing opinion essay topics. We came up with topics by thinking about things we are passionate about or things that we do not like. The idea I came up with was that we should we should have...

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  • Post 25

    I think that writing partners are amazing. They help us with ideas for our writing. My writing partners are Lyla and Adian and they help me with my ideas and edit my work. They are amazing...

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  • Post 24

    "We just wrapped up our 8th Career Week and it was awesome. Only a school counselor could truly 'get' how excited I get about this week. I love watching kids dream about their futures." - Mrs. Todd, SPE Counselor

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  • Post 23

    When I was reading my book Dear Dumb Diary, at the end of the book there was a paragraph that I could tell what the moral was wright when I read it and now I think it is your turn to read it.

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  • Post 22

    We were doing brochures in 4th grade. We chose an animal and we learned about our animal. First we did a draft and then we checked in with our partners and our families and they checked to see if we did some spelling wrong and what we needed to work on. Then we did some publishing. Then we did a wax museum and we...

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  • Post 21

    Today we learned that everyone can be a genius. This afternoon our class participated in our very first Genius Hour. Inspired by Google's 20% philosophy for its employees where they have 20% of their time to work on project of their choice. Genius Hour is...

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  • Post 20

    Student Council orchestrated our November service project. Student Council put together a campaign to collect new toys, games, art supplies, stuffed animals, etc. for patients at Children’s Mercy to help make their stay...

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  • Post 19

    We have been learning about Lewis and Clark and how they were explorers. I decided to do some exploring of my own. Even though I wasn't exploring new land...

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  • Post 18

    I learned something outside of the classroom and it was...

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  • Post 17

    Austin is a 4th grade blogger who is interested in hearing from other students, teachers, and the community about his following entries.

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  • Post 16

    To celebrate Career Week here at SPE, 4th grade had a fireman and an orthodontist visit us! Jason Cobb of the Grain Valley Fire Department shared with us a typical day in the fire station, how they train for the job and how students who are interested can...

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  • Post 15

    Today, 4th graders from Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Haberberger's class practiced "coding" as they prepare for Career Week next week!

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  • Post 14

    On Monday, November 23, 2015 4th grade was visited by Elna, an AFS foreign exchange student from Germany. Elna attends Blue Springs High School this school year. She is a scholarship winner from her hometown...

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  • Post 13

    4th grade had a special visitor on Friday, November 20th. After working hard with informational text for a few weeks we had a primary source, Don Dickerson, visited with us about the Apollo 11 recovery. Mr. Dickerson was a member of the...

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  • Post 12

    My animal has claws to pick up its prey which is insects it uses its wings to stay away from its predators which is meat-eating animals like snakes and the poisonous plants that grow on the ground. Since it lives on a hot planet it sweats through its feet to keep cool. It sleeps...

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  • Post 11

    What a great night Mrs. Flax and our staff created for SPE families! I am always amazed and in awe of the hard work and dedication of the SPE staff. I also love watching our families...

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  • Post 10

    In Mrs. Gehrs' and Mrs. Krikorian's fifth grade class, we made memories as a class by reflecting on the characteristics of our beloved "boys in blue." We recognized the poise that they have as a team to be the "comeback team." We took time to reflect on the true GRIT that our team has...

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  • Post 9

    As a school we are striving to learn how GRIT and PERSEVERANCE will help us achieve our dreams. This 2015 Royals team showed us not only what grit and perseverance look like in real life, but what can happen when ALL members of the team show grit and perseverance. Thank you to our 2015 World Series Champions...

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  • Post 8

    This past Wednesday Mrs. Frisbie's class did pumpkin explorations. Students made a prediction about how many seeds would be in small, medium, and large pumpkins. Then they scooped out...

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  • Post 7

    Powerful words of wisdom from a 4th grader.

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  • Post 6

    We had a lot of fun today learning about mixtures and solutions in science today! We learned that mixtures can be taken a part and can be put back together. Solutions are difficult to take a part, unless...

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  • Post 5

    We learned today the power of engagement and how spicing up the classroom with new games and materials can be so rewarding! The kids were so excited when our limeade for learning Sonic grant materials arrived. We had fun...

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  • Post 4

    We are one proud class of scholars in room 203! The students are loving and appreciating the idea...

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  • Post 3

    Mrs. Boyd had her students write a letter to a police officer thanking them for their service. Ashlyn's letter just happened...

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  • Post 2

    Teaching important life skills is just one of the many ‘soft skills’ elementary students work on that may not show up on progress reports or grade cards. This year, Sunny Pointe has been talking a lot about ‘grit’. In past years...

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  • Post 1

    We are back at it again. We meaning SPE. It meaning blogging. It’s a little cliché to write about learning right? We are in a school, so I would hope that learning is the main event. However, taking the time to write about learning...

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