On December 19, the Pekin fifth graders will visit two adult residential care facilities in Fairfield. Approximately 64 students will board the bus donning their holiday hats and Christmas attire. We will be . . .
Kindergarten is Thankful for Books When we have book orders there are some students who do not order any books and we wanted everyone to be able to get one! At the beginning of the school year kindergarten . . .
The fourth graders have been working hard this quarter. Thinking more outside the box and writing more detailed works have been the focus in Mrs. Scholtus’s class this quarter. Context clues, main idea, making . . .
Second graders have been very busy this fall. It has been fun watching their progress in Reading and Math. We continue work on Spelling Words, Journeys Unit Lessons and Stories, Small Group Reading, Whole Group Reading, and . . .
Currently all students in physical education class are learning a new Brainercise for the month of October. Each month there is a new brainercise and the 5 th graders are the role models who teach each class in the mornings for about 8 . . .
Fifth graders have the opportunity to be great leaders and role models to all the other grades. They lead brainercise activities in classrooms every morning, are assigned ball box duty at various times throughout the year, can apply to . . .
Coming into fourth grade brings a new responsibility for the 55 students who are in the class of 2027. Each student has begun the journey of learning how to use a daily assignment planner. The assignment planner is used as a . . .
Second Grade News! The year is off to a great start! This year we have three sections of second grade. The teachers are Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Swanson. . . .
We are off to a great start in first grade! The students have already been working hard and are getting back into the school mode. We have been busy getting to know each other and have been learning how to show our Pekin . . .
To end the year in physical education we are finishing our fitness testing, practicing for the track meet/field day and enjoying playing games out in the sunshine. The students are so excited to participate in the track meet. It will consist . . .
Friday, May 4, Pekin 5th graders will travel to the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines for their field trip. Students will view an IMAX movie entitled National Parks Adventure. This 40 minute documentary showcases the . . .
Pekin Child Care Center is asking for community support. Please read our campaign letter, share with everyone you know, and support our efforts if you are able. Thank you.
In Science and English we are wrapping up a major project on natural disasters. The students had to research one of the five disasters. We used multiple websites to do our research then answered a series of questions covering the . . .
Wow! It’s been an exciting year in second grade! As we prepare for the end of the year, here are some important dates and activities we have planned for the month of May. Friday, May 11 th - Second graders . . .
It’s hard to believe it’s already the fourth quarter. The first graders have been working hard on reading and math this year. They have made so much growth on reading accurately, reading fluently, and understanding . . .
During the month of February, the 4th grade here at Pekin had the opportunity to learn how to play recorders. They used a program known as recorder karate. In this program, students are tested on several songs to earn various colored belts. . . .
First of all we would like to remind all our parents of the up and coming parent/teacher conferences. The communication between school and home is a vital part of the education of our students. The conferences will be held on Tuesday, . . .
It is amazing how fast this school year is flying by! We are into our third quarter already! In reading, the students have been focusing on some very important comprehension skills. We have spent some time working on . . .
100 th Day of School – Valentines Day Party Wow! Where has the time gone! Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Swanson’s classes plan to celebrate the 100 . . .
After returning from Christmas break kindergartners have been learning about Iowa weather. Our below zero temperatures have brought on great discussions as to why we cannot have recess. They are also patiently waiting for us to . . .
The sixth graders have been hard at work so far this semester. We started off this year by going into nine different parts of speech. They learned these parts from a Grammar Jeopardy game as well as through Kahoot games. By using . . .
In Mrs. Hinnah’s math class the 6th grade students have been working on solving problems with order of operations. The students like to remember the order of operations by listening to the song Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. The . . .
Kindergarten has had a change this year in using technology. John Deere recently approved a grant to purchase Lexia Reading Core 5. Using this tool, we are able to pinpoint student individual strengths and weaknesses for . . .
Welcome back! I hope everyone is feeling refreshed and recharged this new year. Exciting things are happening in science in first grade! You may or may not have heard your child telling you about something called a FOSS Kit. FOSS . . .
This month in physical education all classes have been enjoying their time inside the gymnasium without any weather to worry about. K-2 has been working on scooter safety and scooter games, throwing and catching, and also holiday . . .