Charity Nix @cnix ?

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  • Sarah Mcfadden wrote a new blog post: Vocabulary without Worksheets   1 week, 5 days ago · View

    Summer is a great time to work on organizing my education related resources, finally digging into the tweets I’ve marked as a favorite and the websites I’ve bookmarked. As I was going through my tweet favorites I found one which fits perfectly into Dr. Marcia Tate’s 20 Strategies/Techniques to Engage the Brain. The article is on [...]

  • Sarah Mcfadden wrote a new blog post: Stop the Shouting   2 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    On June 15 and 16 over 170 ND educators attended a two day workshop with Dr. Marcia Tate . Day 1 was ” Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites ” and day 2 was  ” Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites .”  During both days Marcia used a variety of Attention Grabbers to bring everyone back after discussion activities. I found some of the ones [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: How Is Your Vacation?   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailThis time of year always makes me smile. In good clean fun, I am sure, every time I enter Cenex or other places in town someone will surely ask me how I am liking my time off.  I understand their jab and again it is in clean fun.  But, I thought maybe some don’t understand what [...]

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  • Labs – Hands on for further understanding of Magnetism and Electricity Review expectations for all and talk about groups, etc. Today may just be reviewing and going through all of each, with the start on Monday. Lab 1) How Does Electricity Travel –Circuit Testing of Conductors and Insulators.  (wkst. 54) Lab 2) Series and Parallel circuits (wksts 55-56) [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: Don’t Let Them Tell You…   2 months, 1 week ago · View

    We are on the final days of another Legislative session and yet again some in Bismarck are touting the millions of dollars more they are spending on education.  They will tell you that they have approved 2% or 3% or more new money for your kids.  That may be true when you look simply at [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: For Our Kids – SD Teacher Pay Part II   2 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    A couple weeks ago I published an opinion editorial in the Aberdeen News, concerning low teacher wages in South Dakota, that has been garnering a great deal of attention.  Subsequently, I have received many emails and comments from teachers and community members from my home state of South Dakota.  Some of their responses have been [...]

  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: Variables – download for 12.2 Sound Lab   3 months ago · View

    Learn about variables and all involved with Intro to Variables (ppt.). Students, you should open Intro-to-Variables and open it in Good Notes or ibooks.

    Download variables wkst into Good Notes to conduct the experiment from page 544 in our Science text book.

    Terms to understand:

    Independent variable

    Dependent variable

    Controlled variables


  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: Slime recipe / Clip Party   3 months ago · View

    Print a copy here –> Homemade Slime You need a 30 oz container…. Homemade Slime This is a fun and easy slime to make. Make it with white glue for opaque slime, or glue gel for translucent slime. What You Need: Elmer’s white glue or Elmer’s school glue gel Borax Water 30 oz container (peanut butter jars) Food coloring (optional) What You Do: In the [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: South Dakota.. Teacher Pay is Robbing Your Kids!   3 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWhen the International rankings for student proficiency in reading or math are released do we not all take pause and believe that the U.S. can do better?  Very few people are satisfied with 36 th place in combined math, reading, and science.  Then how can my home state, South Dakota, appear to be freely accepting of 50 th [...]

  • Ms. Jameson wrote a new blog post: 3-27 Ag in the News   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    We recently learned about food borne illness outbreaks and how devastating they can be to the agriculture industry. Read the following article by clicking here about a recent outbreak of Listeria and answer respond to the blog post with answers to the following questions: 1. Are food borne illness outbreaks preventable? What could have prevented this [...]

  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: 12.5 Magnetism   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    The following are  for further understanding about the topics of electricity and magnetism.

    Very interesting background of magnetism:

    RWS Magnetic forces, 2 min.:

    Kahoot – Electricity and Magnetism – 4th grade

    Bill Nye’s Magnetism, 22 min.:

    Kahn Academy on Magnetism:

  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: 12.4 Electricity   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Quizlet for 12.4 Electricity vocab and understanding! Practice and eventually you will take a test following our lesson read and blog review of items.

    Videos to enhance your understanding:

    Electrical circuits:

    Billy Nye – Electricity

    Billy Nye – Electricity –FULL episode

    What is Electricity (good vocab) 5 min.:


  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: 12.3 Light   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Great site for students to learn and see more about light! Check it out! Light Science for Kids Quizlets VOCAB review and practice for understanding for an eventual TEST. Real World Science – short and about refraction Billy Nye – great talk about white light for understanding…6 min. Bill Nye -full video After the read, use the [...]

  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: 12.2 Sound   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    QUIZLETS 12.2 Vocab review – be sure to practice the flashcards for understanding. We will test on these after the video review of the lesson.

    View the video from Real World Science on Sound:

    Slinky demo is at 6:45 in the next video.

    Bill Nye’s Sound video to learn from:


  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: 12.1 Heat Quizlet and Video   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    12.1 Quizlets for HEAT that will review the vocab for the lesson, as well as have matching for insulator or conductor materials. PRACTICE these! We will test following the read and submit into Edmodo. –Be sure to use the flashcards in various ways before you play Scatter. Watch this video from Bill Nye the Science Guy after [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: The Numbers Just Keep Growing   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailThe number of new students arriving at Ellendale School is beyond anything we have ever seen before, at least in my tenure here.  Here is a comparison of actively enrolled students as of today (3/17/15) as compared to the same date last year.         As a note.. as I am crafting this post. [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: NCAA Football Rules Changes for 2015   3 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thought I would share these with all the readers.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember these are NCAA not NFHS.

    2015 Rules Changes FINAL

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: Transparency – Can You See It?   4 months ago · View

    Transparency in all we do in education is even more important today than it has ever been.  I feel with the increasing scrutiny of education, political power grabs, and general sense of skepticism that we need do our best to give as much information as we can to our patrons.  I do think Ellendale School [...]

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