Friday, December 9, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Fifth Graders Fit Right In

Exeter-Milligan Fifth Grade Classroom bulletin boards have a great message.

Taylor Pribyl isn’t nice to classmate Draven Payne in a skit the students wrote about dealing with negative comments about growing.
Taylor Pribyl (left) talks to the “principal” (right) Devin Harrison as she gets in trouble for calling Draven Payne “smalls” as part of the skit they wrote for their health class.  They were portraying what it is like for a student who hasn’t had a growth spurt during puberty.
The Exeter-Milligan fifth grade class front row from the left Trenton Vossler, Draven Payne, Dravin Birkes and Josh Meyer.  Behind from the left are Savana Krupicka, Tyler Due, Troy Kallhoff, Taylor Pribyl, Savannah Horne,  Devin Harrison and Andrew Vavra.

 The Fifth grade class having a little fun on the playground with their teacher Miss Brooke Neville.  Top row from the left are Dravin Burkes, Taylor Pribyl, Tyler Due, Josh Meyer and Troy Kallhoff.  Bottom row from the left are:  Trenton Vossler, Draven Payne, Andrew Vavra, Savannah Horne, Devin Harrison, Savana Krupicka and Miss Neville.

Exeter-Milligan fifth graders perform a play about the struggles of “crushes” during their health class.  From the left are Trenton Vossler, Dravin Burkes, Andrew Vavra and Savannah Horne.

The Exeter-Milligan fifth grade classroom is full of students who are eager to learn.
New to Exeter-Milligan, their teacher Brooke Neville, is adjusting well and enjoying this Milligan classroom.  “I have enjoyed the enthusiast personalities of the fifth-grade class.  They are all very charismatic, which makes our days in school so much more enjoyable.”
In addition to the essentials, these fifth graders are taking initiative in the community.  Each morning, the students take turns spending a few minutes calling senior citizens in the community to check in with them. The Telecare program has been a part of the fifth grade classroom for a number of years and Neville has embraced the program.
Neville has also brought active learning to the recent social studies unit.  When learning about the thirteen colonies the students got to chose a “new name” from a list of girl and boy names that were popular during that time.  “Each student was able to choose their name and that was who they were during Social Studies every day.  They created their own name tags and set them out on their desk every day.  At the end of the unit, we had a little party where we cooked Johnny Cakes and drank Apple Cider,” according to Neville.
So far Neville is thrilled with both her classroom and the district, “The staff that we have here is incredibly supportive and I have felt a lot of support and communication with the parents too.  In some school districts, the communication causes issues, and I have noticed already in the first quarter that E-M is a very open and supportive district.”


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