Taking Home the Gold!
By Marla Weber, Exeter-Milligan Elementary School Instructor
Students at Exeter-Milligan won gold medals by competing in the 2021 Mini-Olympics! The Olympics was the culminating activity and a celebration for participating in summer school these past ten weeks. Events at the Olympics included the plastic straw javelin throw, cotton ball shot put, paper plate discus throw, right-handed marble grab, left-handed sponge squeeze, and big foot. At each of these six events students estimated how well they thought they would do and then measured the actual outcome. The difference between these two numbers their score for that event. These activities provided practice with estimating, measuring, subtracting and loads of fun and laughter. Facts about the history of the Olympics was shared and a story called “Olympig” was read.
Summer school at EM was open to all kindergarten through second grade students this year. EM summer school has been quite popular through the past years. This year, 89% of these three classes attended the weekly program. During summer school students rotated through four sessions including reading comprehension, reading fluency, writing and math. The intent of this free program was to practice skills learned during the school year while making it fun for the kids!
Kneeling: Landri Johnson, Saydee Kassik, Kora Havel, Archer Engert, Tommy Kallhoff, and Brooklyn Lawson
Standing – Avery Hankins, William Lock, Easton Schlegelmilch, Knox Becker, Layne Zelenka, and Reed Wince
Sitting: Kolsen Kahlandt, Kyler Oldehoeft, Kollins Johnson, Kenleigh Sudrla, Charlie Verjraska, Kyson Lindberg