September 4-7, 2018 THIS WEEK IN OUR SCHOOLS

Scroll down to see our students and staff in action This Week in Our Schools!

Featured this week:

  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Hartman's 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Science Classes.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Stewart's and Mrs. Dalbey's 4th Grade Classes.
  • Grant Elementary: Mrs. Dusenberry's 1st Grade Class.
  • Madison Elementary: Mrs. Zitzow's 2nd Grade Class.
  • Madison Elementary: Mrs. Poppe’s 5th Grade Class.
  • Madison Elementary: Library Fun!
  • McKinley Elementary: Mrs. Buster's 3rd Grade Class.
  • McKinley Elementary: Ms. Pedersen's 2nd Grade Class.
  • Central Middle School: CMS Library Scavenger Hunt.
  • Central Middle School: Mrs. Beatty's 6th Grade Classes.
  • Central Middle School: New Muskie Day.
  • Muscatine High School: Mrs. Edkin's P.E. Classes.
  • Muscatine High School: Mrs. Kramer's Biology Classes.
  • Muscatine High School: Ag Classes.
  • Muskie Sports.


Mrs. Hartman's Science Classes in grades 3, 4, and 5 studied the engineering process at the Musser Public Library with Mrs. Betty. We created and designed using the Big Blue Blocks and Squishy Circuits.


Mrs. Stewart's and Mrs. Dalbey's 4th grade students had a great time at the Musser Public Library exploring engineering pathways. Students got a chance to design, create, and improve structures with big blue blocks as well as squishy circuits. Big thank you to Mrs. Hartman, Ms. Betty and Ms. Julie!


Mrs. Dusenberry”s 1st graders are proud to show their “Camp Leadership Badges" they earned. Their class also got to choose to create Proactive Stop and Think Stoplights or "choose your weather wheels.” This class knows how to use HABIT 1 !!


Second graders in Mrs. Zitzow's class at Madison used their engineering skills to work on structures that are 40 cm tall and can withstand a 10 second mock earthquake. Students worked together to decide on a design that would work best and made changes based on test results.


Mrs. Poppe’s 5th graders got a chance to log into the STEMPScopes website for their second explore and manipulate the data using the Tuva program. They also earned the attendance “A” for a day this week for their great attendance last week. Great job 5th graders!


Students at Madison Elementary collaborated together to learn how to use Destiny Discover, (the online card catalog), to locate books in the library. Students learned that like our homes, every book has an address, (also called the call number), which makes it easy to find it on the shelf. Next week students will participate in a scavenger hunt to find the books on the shelves!


Ms. Buster's 3rd grade class was able to open their letters from their sponsors this week! Each student in 3rd grade at McKinley has a sponsor/guardian angel for this upcoming school year. They were able to pick a student number and that would be their student they are sponsoring. We will be using our sponsors as pen pals to work on our letter writing skills throughout the year! The students were SO excited to receive these letters, which included best wishes for the school year. We want to say thank you to all of our sponsors for taking their time to be apart of this! It means the world!


Students in Ms. Pedersen's 2nd grade class built zipline cups for a science activity.


The Central Library has been an active place as students learn and review where things are in the library by doing a scavenger hunt using the Goosechase application. They used ipads to take pictures of themselves in different areas and with specific books to earn point for their team.


What product will we make? What resources will we use to make it? Who will be our target consumer? Those were the basic economic questions that these 6th grade students in Mrs. Beatty's classes were asking as their "business" created a product to sell.


Sixth graders participated in games and activities to get to know each other, the building, and teachers at New Muskie Day at Central.


MHS PE students in Mrs. Edkin's classes had an opportunity to learn self-defense with SSG Terrill and the National Guard on Friday.


A student in Mrs. Kramer's Biology class at MHS tried to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches using other people's instructions. This activity was used to prepare students to write their own lab procedures.


Ag 1 and 2 classes were busy this week!

Ag 2 courses practicing a pacing exercise. They are counting steps for 100 ft twice then averaging the two together to find their personal pace distance. They will then use this to estimate distances between soil pit flags.
Ag 1 students working with our new Cornish Cross broilers. Students will keep track of expenses and growth of the birds for eight weeks.
Ag 1 students practiced weighing and moving pigs.



Muskie Varsity Football won in double over-time last Friday night against Cedar Rapids Jefferson! Go Muskies!

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos this week!


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