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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2nd Grade - Food from the Garden

2nd grade made Cabbage Soup and Salad with lettuce, cabbage, kale and onion from the garden. Yum! Several of the students actually ate some of it.

Before they stirred it...

and after they stirred it.

4th Grade "Managing" the Outdoor Classroom

4th grade students worked with volunteers from the Columbia Outdoor Classroom Project, the Native Plant Society, and the Columbia garden coalition to “manage” the edge of the prairie. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

5th Grade Writing

5th Grade is working on narrowing their focus on personal narratives.  They spent 10 minutes outside on the playground writing down everything they could see.  Then they made “binoculars” and looked through them to "force" them to narrow their focus.  Next, they listed everything they could see, only looking through the binoculars.  This caused them to narrow their focus significantly.  Then the students applied this idea to their own topics, did a writing plan, and started writing! 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Midway's Winter Card Contest Winners!

Midway's Partners in Education, Midway Electric and D & H Drugstore, sponsor a winter card contest each year. Below are the winners for 2012! Congratulations!

5th Grade and the Weather

Weather is part of the fifth grade science curriculum, and this year’s fifth graders are applying for a grant to purchase and release a weather balloon and have a weather station at Midway!

Watching cirrus clouds after hearing about what caused them from Eric Aldrich, KOMU-TV8.