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Idle Hour students create urban, rural and suburban communities

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To round out their social studies unit on types of communities, second graders at Idle Hour Elementary created their own urban, rural or suburban landscapes.

Each student was asked to choose a community they could envision themselves living in and creatively bring it to life in the form of a model. They utilized the writing process to generate a script about what one would find in their specific community, using vocabulary words they’d learned in the unit such as gridlock and livestock.

Whether they chose an urban, rural or suburban landscape, each student implemented unique touches such as sparkling lights, aluminum foil towers, water bottle skyscrapers, real sand and more. They presented both their display and oral presentation to their parents and visitors.

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Date Added: 5/3/2024

Idle Hour hosts Makerspace Fair

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Idle Hour Elementary students from kindergarten to fifth grade participated in the school’s Makerspace Fair on March 20.

The goal of the fair was to encourage and strengthen students’ science and engineering skills. Students were encouraged to upcycle items they already had and create a new function with them. Students had the opportunity to work independently or collaboratively on their projects.

After working incredibly hard on their projects, students shared them with one another during the day on March 20, then again with parents and the community later that evening. Great job to all who participated!

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Date Added: 3/25/2024

The Circus comes to Idle Hour

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The circus came to Oakdale! Idle Hour Elementary fifth graders put on their very own circus performance with juggling, spinning, stilt walking, yo-yoing, tossing, and clowning around. The entire Idle Hour student body was dazzled by the fifth grader’s skills, talent and hard work.

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Date Added: 3/20/2024