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“In Our Opinion…” The 4-B Kids

We’ve been writing opinion pieces in 4-B. We’ve focused on important (to us) topics: “Which is better: indoor recess or outdoor recess - in Iowa - in January?” “Mittens or Gloves? THAT is the question.” As with most things, I have my own opinion and am not afraid to express it. The ...

Mrs. Bailey’s 4B

There’s Gotta Be a Better Story by Mrs. Bailey Friday morning I was waiting in the Gathering Area for the 4-B Kids. I wanted to see their reaction when they saw my face - scratches on my nose, a bruise on my cheek, a big fat lip. I didn’t tell them what had happened. We had a common start ...

Mrs. Bailey’s 4B

There's Gotta Be a Better Story by Mrs. Bailey Friday morning I was waiting in the Gathering Area for the 4-B Kids. I wanted to see their reaction when they saw my face - scratches on my nose, a bruise on my cheek, a big fat lip. I didn't tell them what had happened. We had a common start for ...

The Rebel Way By Jenna Potter

GR Elementary shows a lot about the Rebel Way. Each grade has a trait that represents what our school is. Our traits are resilient, caring, thankful, respectful, responsible, trustworthy, and a positive role model. When somebody shows any of those Rebel traits we all know they are a Rebel ...

The 4-B Kids ~ Keeping Me Young at Heart by Pattie Bailey

I was listening to the Sinatra station driving from Em’s Saturday night. When Frank started singing “Young at Heart,” I was transported to a long, long ago birthday. Mother & Dad made a point of making my Christmas-time birthday special, and this usually included dinner at the Elk’s ...

What Is Your Favorite Christmas Tradition Mrs. Koester’s 3rd Grade Class

Sawyer – Christmas because I get to meet my families. So that means I get to meet my Mom’s side and my Dad’s side. I get to open presents on my Dad’s side and on my Mom’s side too. Alexis – My favorite tradition is Christmas morning. Right when I get up I go into my ...

The Gold Medal By Kinzee Hemann & Elly Fogt

On Saturday the fourth grade girls went to a basketball tournament in Waverly. Our first game was @ 8:30 a.m. & we played Waverly Shellrock. We tied & had to go into overtime, and we won! Our second game was at 11:00 am. We played Charles City & we won 22 to 4! Our third game was ...

Which Award? by Avery Boyer

“Time for clean locker awards,” said Avery. “Ok,” said Elly. They went locker to locker. It was time for Gus’s locker. It was clean! They looked at all the other lockers. They went back to Gus’s locker. Avery placed the award inside - but stopped. “This locker doesn’t get the ...

Grandpa and Veteran: Speaker for Veteran’s Day By:Anthony Knaack

My grandpa, Patrick Palmershiem, spent two tours of duty as an Air Force Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He was an Aircraft Mechanic and a Flight Engineer, his aircraft missions included cargo/personal airlifts or airdrops, search and rescue, medical evacuation, and certain in-flight ...