Every year, each elementary school fifth-grade class spends several days at an environmental education camp. Our North Hudson fifth-grade enjoyed their experience at Camp Sandstone. This overnight experience, paired with the outdoor activities, serves to build knowledge, social-emotional skills and confidence for these older elementary children before their transition to middle school.
Outdoor learning provides a unique opportunity to explore multiple subjects through hands-on, real-world activities. These activities make science, math, language arts and history fun. The children can see how social, ecological, economic and cultural issues are interconnected.
Socially, the activities promote building citizenship and leadership skills. The children are challenged to share their knowledge and skills as they work in teams. Whether it is completing a ropes course together or building a fire, the children learn the importance of relying on each other for support and giving support to others.
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Willow River Elementary recently installed a Tower Garden in Ms. Weiland’s 4th grade classroom. A Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system that will grow up to 28 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than three square feet. The Tower Garden will provide students with a daily opportunity to observe, collect data and journal the growing process as they learn to maintain their classroom garden. The students will also gain an understanding of the role technology and engineering innovation plays in modern food production. With 3-4 annual harvests, students will be provided the opportunity to touch, smell and eat what they have grown and experience the pride that comes with tending to their own crop.
- Log into Skyward by clicking here or on the Skyward icon in the top left corner of the website. If you do not know your login information, please call the Hudson Prairie Elementary Office and speak with Amy or Linda (715.377.3860). After one parent has selected a conference time, a second parent in the same family may login and join the same conference time, but cannot create a new time.
- Choose your child and then click on Teacher Conferences in the blue menu list on the left-hand side.
- To schedule a conference, click the All Conferences button after your child’s name.
- Find the slot you would like to schedule, and click Select.
- In the Select Time Slot window, make sure the date and time are correct for the slot you want to add, then click Save Selection.
- The All Conferences Status will indicate Scheduled.
- To remove or change a conference, click All Conferences and View Selected Times in the Scheduled Conference Times section.
- Select Unschedule.
- In the Deselect Time Slot window, make sure the date and time are correct for the slot you want to remove, and click save.
Kindergarten students in Ms. Wahlberg’s class take a brain break in the atrium. They are exploring the sensory path. The path helps children develop motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness.
Congratulations to Tom Klatt, high school Technology Education and Project Lead the Way instructor, on being awarded a $1,774.00 Ann Marie Grant for CNC Plasma Cutting Software. This software allows students to intricately and accurately create designs and cut metal. The award will help purchase software and equipment to increase the number of student workstations from the current one to four.
Westconsin Credit Union employees came to Ms. Hentz’s Entrepreneurship class to talk about what the “FISH Philosophy” is all about! The “FISH Philosophy” is about creating happy workplaces. Check out the history of the philosophy here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish!_Philosophy