Saturday, October 19, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Word Collectors

Word Collectors in Exeter-Milligan Library
by Lisa Soukup, Media Specialist

This year the theme for Library is "Word Collectors". Peter H. Reynolds wrote the book “The Word Collector” and published it in 2018. It is about a boy who collects words and uses them in his writing. He not only collected the words, he put words together to make them more powerful. In the end, he shared his collection of words with the world. “The Word Collector” is a nominee for Nebraska’s Golden Sower Award in 2020.

Each week students check out a book and are asked to find one word in their book that week which is interesting to them. Through discussion the students realized that books have the best words because the writer wants to keep you interested in reading the book. 

The students bring the word to Library and they add the word to their “Word Collector” booklet (K-2) or to Google Keep (3-6). Third through sixth grade students look their word up and add definition to their word. After students put the word in their booklets, they decide what word around the room it might fit best with. We discuss whether it is a noun or verb, adjective or adverb or possible a person, object, animal, feeling, direction, action. They then hang the word on the wall under the word they feel it fits best. They are excited to share their words with the class each week.

As students write throughout the year, they have a collection of words to refer to. This collection will help them develop a powerful piece of work as well as grow their vocabulary and knowledge on different types of words.

Pictured (L-R):Titus Petersen, Braxton Saatmann, Richard Hickman, and Clayton Pribyl are adding their words to the wall.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Updates: Math

Mary Kay Pribyl’s Algebra I class at Exeter-Milligan is finishing their unit on equations.  The students are playing a game of Kahoot to review solving equations. 

Pictured are (starting in front going clockwise): Gabe Jindra, Daysan Staskal, Chase Vnoucek, Cade Kresak, Chase Vnoucek, Jasmine Turrubiates, Marcus Krupicka and Morgan White.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

EMF Bobcats Beat East Butler with last minute TD

Exeter-Milligan-Friend got on the board first in Friend on Friday night.  Max Zeleny punched one in with 653 left in the first quarter.  The Tigers came marching back putting the ball in their end zone with 6:37 on the clock.  The second quarter East Butler tacked on six and Jack Baptista returned the kick off into the end zone making the score 12-12.

East Butler tacked on six and the extra two points before a Weber pass to Beethe found the end zone but the two point was pushed back.  18-20. 

Weber intercepted an East Butler pass deep in Bobcat territory and Baptista ran in making the score 24-20.

East Butler added to their score with 930 left in the game 24-26 but with two minutes left in the game EMF took over possession and marched downfield.  On fourth and 9 Zeleny powered through for a firs down at the three yard line.  Weber was in for six and topped off the game with two more with 17 seconds left in the game.  32-26  EMF kicked off and on their second try at a hail mary Dylan Bonds snuck in to sack their quarterback with time running out. 

Bobcats travel to Waco to play Nebraska Lutheran on Friday night.

EM Volleyball Splits at Home

Exeter-Milligan split in the tri at Milligan on Thursday evening.  They went 1-2 against Cross County winning a big second set before beating Dorchester 2-0

Celebrating the set win over Cross County!