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  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: For Our Kids – SD Teacher Pay Part II   5 days, 4 hours 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   2 weeks, 5 days 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   2 weeks, 5 days 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!   2 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 6 days 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   4 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.:

    Bill Nye’s Magnetism, 22 min.:

    Kahn Academy on Magnetism:

  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: 12.4 Electricity   4 weeks, 1 day 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   4 weeks, 1 day 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   4 weeks, 1 day 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   4 weeks, 1 day 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   1 month 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   1 month, 1 week 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?   1 month, 2 weeks 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 [...]

  • tiffany.disrud wrote a new blog post: ACT Testing   1 month, 3 weeks ago · View

    The ACT is offered to the Junior Class at the Rolla School. Every Junior is required to take the ACT at the school. The date for this is March 17, testing will begin at 8:30 AM sharp! The ACT is also open to other students at other locations. These dates can be found at

  • paulette-carlson wrote a new blog post: 11.1 – 11.4 -Forces   2 months ago · View

    11.1 and 11.2 Quizlet review of vocabulary 11.3 and 11.4 Quizlet vocab Forms of Energy 11.3 Quizlet review ——————————————— 11.1 Forces and Motion Force and Motion GRINCH song: 4 min. video clip from Bill Nye on Forces and Motion: 11 min. video about Forces and Motion from the Science Newtons’ Laws of Motion (parody) What’s Newton’s Law Say? —————————- 11.3 and [...]

  • kelly-rexine commented on the blog post Making My Eyes Cross   2 months ago · View

    Great points to think about, well said Jeff!

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: Making My Eyes Cross   2 months ago · View

    ThumbnailT he recent news about the new state assessment “Smarter Balanced” has many asking questions.  I would like to give you some of my thoughts on the assessment and explain why my eyes are crossing. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium ( is a consortium of states that were funded to build a digital assessment aligned with the [...]

  • Paul Jensen and Avatarkathy-lovseth are now friends   2 months, 1 week ago · View

  • Paul Jensen and Avatarkelly-kirby are now friends   2 months, 1 week ago · View

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: Measles… I thought that was an old disease   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailYou are right, measles is an old disease.  It is reported to have been around since the 9th century.  In 1912 measles became a nationally notifiable disease with nearly 6,000 deaths from it being reported per year.  By the mid 60′s almost all children contracted the measles with 300-400 each year dying from the disease.  Then [...]

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