Saturday, March 9, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Kindergarten Store

Amanda Pettygrove’s Kindergarten class at Exeter-Milligan has been learning all about money. Students have been learning how to count out pennies and dimes in amounts up to $1.00. This week, students were able to put their knowledge to work with their very own classroom store. 

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Kaidence Koehler and Archer Engert take their turn to purchase items in their classroom store from para Elly Korbelik

Friday, March 8, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Falls at State Tournament

 The Timberwolves played hard at the tournament and actually led against a large and talented Riverside team.  At the end of the first quarter the Timberwolves led 15-12 and went into the locker room at halftime trailing by just 5 when Riverside hit a buzzer beater 3 point shot.  Final from Lincoln East was Riverside 67-48.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Social Science Classes

There has been a variety of learning taking place in Mr. Brian Murphy's social science classes at Exeter-Milligan this year. In eighth grade, students have started to explore Westward Expansion in the United States. The Geography class is learning about human and physical aspects of countries and people around the world. The Great Depression and World War II are a focus early in the second semester of sophomore American History. Pictured are eighth grade students Jozie Kanode and Daysan Staskal getting ready to present to their classmates earlier this school year.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Science Happenings

Science Happenings
By Matt Nicholas, Exeter-Milligan Science Instructor

The periodic table is one of mankind’s crowning achievements. It summarizes and organizes all of the matter in the universe on one sheet of paper. There are many ways to use and study the periodic table to better understand the world we live in, but I like to think of the elements as the letters of nature’s alphabet. In the same way that letters make words and words make sentences, elements make compounds and compounds make up more complex forms of matter such as living, breathing organisms. The problem is, if you don’t know the alphabet, you are not going to be writing sentences, essays, or newspaper articles.
As a part of our study of atoms and the periodic table, we play “Battleship” on the periodic table. This allows the students to interact with the periodic table and the elements it contains. The table is organized into horizontal rows or “periods” labeled 1 through 7 and vertical columns or “groups” labeled 1 through 18. Students must call for elements by these coordinates first, then they may use the element’s name to confirm their call. The game is played just like regular battleship with the object being to find and sink your opponent’s ships. The students enjoy a little competition in the classroom.

In the picture attached, Casey Underwood and Kole Svec square off in an epic game of Element Battleship. Even during the struggle Casey has an eye for the camera!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Fish Tales Reading Group

Fish Tales Reading Group
By Kara Myers

This month has been very productive for the "Fish Tales" reading group at Exeter-Milligan Elementary School.  This "school" of 2nd grade "fish" has successfully "swam" through Signatures 1 and are now entering Signatures 2.  They will be "floating" through such stories as Goad the Toad and Herman the Fly.  Pictured from left to right are Mackenzie Jaeger, Kate Pribyl, Joel Vossler, Maddux Milton, Boden Graham, and Micah Korf.