Fifth grade classes learned about American Indians and climates, wrote D.A.R.E. essays, and built rockets at the end of the first semester.

Fifth grade classes learned about American Indians and climates, wrote D.A.R.E. essays, and built rockets at the end of the first semester.

During Thanksgiving each student wrote a gratitude paragraph in English and read “Squanto” and “Tonweya and the Eagle” in reading.

Students also located information on Indian housing, clothing, food, transportation, hunting, regions, ceremonies, and leaders by researching on the Internet and in textbooks and then constructed projects about Indians from what they learned.

They studied the five climate regions of the United States as well.

In science, students learned about science as inquiry, studied force in motion, and designed pop bottle rockets that will be launched at a later date.

Fifth graders also learned about Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and then went to Greenbush to apply what they learned by designing a roller coaster.

In addition, they finished D.A.R.E. lessons with Undersheriff Dan Peak and wrote essays about what they learned. The graduation ceremony for D.A.R.E. will be announced at a later date.

All classes also prepared for KCA Math Testing.

Students with December birthdays are Taylor Barnes, James Finley, Kylie Freeman, Takoda Leach, Camden McFarland, Thomas McManis, Kyra Page, Brenden Risch, and Sydney Totman.