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Kindness Matters

Mrs. Welch headed up a Kindness Matters movement at Thrasher last week. 5th Grade students held signs to greet kids in the morning. All students write down kind things other students have done and put them in a Kindness box in the lobby. We have some great kids!

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5th Grade Goal: $4,000

Help 5th graders reach their goal of $4,000! It’s time to go WILD about heart health and save lives. We will be kicking off our Jump Rope For Heart this week. We will learn about how the heart works, how exercise can be fun and how raising money […]

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SM Police Serve & Protect Thrasher

We are so grateful for the Signal Mountain Police. Officers Coulter, Gunter, Siler, Kennedy, and Foster routinely check in on us and advise us on increasing safety at Thrasher. This morning, we recognized Officer Gunter with a Panther Pride award. Later in the day, Officer Coulter revisited a fourth […]

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What Stems from STEM

Mrs. Mies has had several and various groups of students busy lately working in and out of the STEM lab. She and Mrs. Johnson helped Mrs. Sutton revitalize the rain garden (with $1000 in donated plants!) Not only that, she had Mrs. Spino’s fifth graders bring the keyhole […]

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Collaboration

First, you’ve got to watch this video. I promise, it’s short, it’s entertaining, and you won’t regret it. (Watch it to the end; in the age of testing madness, there are some really fantastic ideas that emerge in this presentation.) Then, imagine our delight when we walked into Mrs. […]

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3D Printing

You know what’s exciting? Initiative. As in, several 5th grade girls approached Mrs. Mies, the STEM Lab teacher, and asked if they could start a girls’ after-school 3D-Printing Club. Mrs. Mies, who already spends tons of personal time on school-related work, said yes. It turns out, 3D printing is […]

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LEGO Club

We don’t usually have clubs in the primary grades, but Mrs. Bailey and a few teachers decided to experiment with a short-run LEGO club for first grade and then for second grade. It seems it was a big hit!