ERIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
605 6th Avenue - Erie, IL 61250
to Erie Elementary, where learning and teamwork are the focus of every day. Our students are split into two buildings in our elementary. Our preschool and kindergarten students call the Annex building home. The first through fourth grade students are housed in the elementary building. Together, the buildings work to create a fluid education, founded in collaboration, academics, social-emotional well-being and technology.
We believe in giving our students a well-rounded education with a support system to help all of our learners. Our elementary students participate in art, music, PE and technology class as part of their regular schedule. Our students also have access to a full-time elementary school counselor, nurse, three special education teachers, two full time and one part time RtI teachers and a district speech teacher. Our 1:1 technology program offers each student an iPad to use throughout the day, incorporating new ways of learning and practicing each day in class. Here at Erie Elementary, we put our children first, giving them the staff, resources and expectations to be a better student each and every day!
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4th Grade Field Trip Fun
This month our 4th Grade class went on a fun and educational field trip to reinforce the information we will be learning in Social Studies this year.
Our first stop was the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour. Here we watched a video detailing Deere’s childhood, his apprenticeships throughout Vermont, and his move to Grand Detour to set up a blacksmith shop. It was here that he invented a new kind of plow that would cut through the sticky soil of the prairie. We saw the dig site where his original shop stood with illustrations to better understand how the shop would have worked during that time period. We also toured the house that Deere built for his family including reproductions of furniture and tools that the family might have used. Before we left we were able to watch a blacksmith create an ornate wall hook using the techniques and equipment that Deere would have used.
Our next stop was the Black Hawk State Park museum. We were given a tour of a year in the lives of the Sauk and Meskwaki people, the last two Native American tribes to settle along our Mississippi and Rock Rivers. We also took a nature hike and learned the history of the Park, including a detailed exhibit of the Civilian Conservation Corp. This depression-era program was responsible for providing men with work that created the trails and lodge as well as the planting of hundreds of trees in the park.
The presenters at both of our locations were amazing. We came home with pumpkins, ragdoll kits, and lots of information that we will discuss in greater detail in our lessons.
11/27-11/29 No School - Thanksgiving Break
12/6 Mighty Monsters Ceremony - 2:00pm
Watch us Soar!
with Mrs. Abbott, Elem. School Counselor
We will spend the month of November talking about being grateful and thankful. We will start the month talking about how grateful we are to our veterans and how we show them that we are grateful and thankful. We will spend the remainder of the month building a Gratitude booklet, where the students will look at five areas of their lives where they are grateful: Home, School, Friends, Family, World. We will talk about each of these categories and discuss who and what we are grateful for in each. The students will write and draw for each area to remind them to always be grateful. My goal is that at the end of the month we are focused on being grateful and thankful and that the students know how to show their gratitude. In doing this, I will continue to strive to be part of a school “Where children come first.”