Jen Bartsch
Physics is Fun! Today in kindergarten, students explored inclined planes with angles of varying degrees and the impact they have on the speed of an object in motion. Rather than demonstrate these principles, adults in class posed questions, provided materials, and observed students in motion--discussing, predicting, testing, problem-solving, and redesigning. We began our day with a hunt around the room for inclined planes. We expanded our understanding midday with a discussion in the hall about inclined planes we have at school. At snack time, students used crackers, frosting, and milk cartons to design inclined planes. We tested the stability and effectiveness of our designs by rolling cereal spheres down the ramps and observing the results. Afterward, we used a variety of play materials to set our smaller, edible designs in motion. We spent the remainder of the day polishing our work. We have not formalized our discoveries and plan to revisit this important project right away in the morning. We are, as are our ramps structure, a work in progress. Check back soon to find out how this work advances our knowledge of fun physics!
about 12 hours ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
A Snapshot of our Week in Kindergarten: Students poured their hearts and minds into writing, building, and applying academic vocabulary this week in a variety of student-driven, authentic contexts. Here's a peek into what they explored... Kindergarteners took to writing independently and with their peers upon arrival time each day this week. They gathered their supplies, scattered around the room, and wrote sight words, names, descriptive sentences, labels for classroom objects, and recipes! All of these activities were entirely student-driven. They brainstormed, planned, problem-solved, collaborated, and congratulated each other's accomplishments stretching out sounds, recalling sight words, and forming complete, well-written compositions! Students composed blueprints and followed these designs to build incline planes/ramps. They tested their structures, revisited plans, and tested the overall stability and effectiveness with a variety of materials. This week, we will delve deeper into the physics behind forces (push/pull) as well as the impact the grade (the amount of steepness) has on the speed of an object traveling down an incline plane. Our STEM studies will be pretty exciting! This week, the students and I composed a recipe for melted (decomposing) snowmen that was comprised of several sight words the boys and girls had to recall. This was rigorous work that demanded an accurate recall of common words as well as proper penmanship within a small space. I took note of handwriting skills, fine motor control, decoding skills, and sight word recall. Our hands were tired after this two-day activity! On Friday, kindergarteners had to read their recipes for melted (decomposing) snowmen and follow the steps to make their snack for the day. They did a marvelous job and even attempted to compose (put together) their snowmen once more. This proved difficult, but many of them persevered! What an amazing week of learning in kindergarten! Our authentic, engaging activities emphasized writing, reading, social skills, engineering, science, and application of very complex terminology related to STEM. Who's ready for another fun-filled week? I AM!
3 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Thank you 8th graders for working at the campground taking down the lights today. You got a lot done and we're proud of all that you accomplished!
5 days ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Thank you to Tina Nelson from the Suicide Prevention Coalition for presenting to all high school students about the National Suicide Hotline, how to get help when needed and how to make a call. All students received a bracelet with the text number and hotline number. Remember, please seek help whenever you need - your school, family and friends care about you!
5 days ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
We will have a school-wide celebration in honor of our MN School of Excellence validation on Monday, February 4th, 1:30-2:30. There will be guest speakers, food, performances by staff & students, music, etc.! More information to follow. We have a lot to celebrate!
6 days ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
K-8 Winter FAST Assessments start next week! Be sure to get a good night's sleep beforehand, have a good breakfast, and be in school! See testing schedule in Student Documents or go directly to: https://5il.co/64xo
6 days ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
“We’ve got spirit, yes WE do!”
6 days ago, Laura Saumer
Rae Villebrun
7 days ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Snowmobile Safety Course through Savanna Drifters
8 days ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Tonight the boys play Wrenshall at home. The junior high will play early at 5:00. JV will play at 5:45 and Varsity at 7:15. Good luck Polar Bears!
8 days ago, Lois Persons
David Tollefson
Please plan to come to the January 10 basketball game and purchase tickets for the last three baskets for the Laurentian fundraiser. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. You can buy tickets starting at 5:30 and the drawing will be held during half time of the varsity game. The baskets include a s’more and fire pit themed basket, a basketball themed basket, and a soup and ladle themed basket. Thanks for supporting our fundraiser!
8 days ago, David Tollefson
Lois Persons
Update on girls basketball game tomorrow night at Wrenshall - Junior Varsity will play at 5PM and Varsity will play at 6:30PM. Good luck Lady Bears!
9 days ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Monday, January 7th--School is cancelled. A decision on the basketball game scheduled for tonight will be made later this morning. Staff should report two hours late. The School Board meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. tonight.
9 days ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
LATE START—There will be a two hour late start this morning. The bus will pick up students two hours later than usual. There will be no preschool today, Monday, January 7th.
9 days ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
Work in Progress! Our kindergarten classroom will be experiencing a transformation in the near future. We were just awarded a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) grant and plan to use most of the funds to complete our design of a fully-functional, student-centered classroom kitchen. We also plan to use some of the money awarded to create STEM "To Go" buckets for take-home, hands-on projects. Check back often to see our progress. Better yet, come visit us, roll up your sleeves, and experience authentic, hands-on, engaging work!
10 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Creative, Kind Thinkers: Kindergarten students took part in a cooperative celebration after our long winter break: An indoor "snowball" celebration! As a group, students decided to use materials already available in the classroom for their snowballs: Scrap paper! Furthermore, they worked together to create a set of expectations for safe play: 1. Only throw the snowball at friends' feet. 2. Ask permission first. 3. Clean up our mess. Students took ownership of the entire process and were not only creative in their planning, but kind in their attention toward expectations and treatment of others.
10 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Emergent Readers, Engaged Engineers--A Typical Day in K: Kindergarten students worked together as a team of builders to construct a sight word castle on Friday! Peers assisted each another while reading sight word labels on the clear cups and then positioned these cups to make the walls of the castle. Students worked extensively on their construction over the course of the morning. Not only did they gain practice with our 100 sight words, but they analyzed and tested a variety of sturdy constructions.
10 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
The Student Council representatives enjoyed a rare beautiful day taking down lights at the campground. They are a dedicated group of students and proud they can step up (and into snow) to get the job done!
10 days ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Community Ed trip to Chanhassen to see Mamma Mia!
13 days ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
January Essential Oils class - learn to upgrade your home
13 days ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Our Construction Site: A Sweet Spot to Learn Kindergarten students, alongside our senior class assistants, spent the morning before winter break constructing gingerbread houses. After spending the week reading Hansel and Gretel and discussing our design plans, students went right to work constructing a solid structure using a variety of materials. We problem-solved ways to repair our structures, inspected peers' sturdy designs, and tested out (and sampled) many sweet building materials. Kindergarten students (and even our big helpers) poured their hearts into their creations!
19 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Jolabokaflod Day: PJ Reading Day in K! Kindergarten students enjoyed an entire day devoted to literacy last week. We constructed cozy reading forts, went "shopping" for "good fit" texts, invited classmates to read with us, and hunkered down in our dimmed classroom to read with flashlights and plenty of chocolates on hand. We learned about this Icelandic tradition of giving gifts of books for Christmas and reading and eating sweets all day in bed. What a sweet way to usher in the holiday season!
19 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Student and Teacher Spotlight! Christan Chapman -9th grade Austin Terry - 3rd grade Kellee Young - Dean of Students
25 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
A great turnout at the Holiday Program!!
26 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Sara Hanson
The 11th grade had a great time at the Hummingbird today in Meadowlands.
27 days ago, Sara Hanson
Tara Fierke
9th grade working their community service in the bus garage today. Thank you for giving back!
27 days ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
The kindergarten class is baking up winter fun!
28 days ago, Jen Bartsch
Sara Hanson
The juniors did a great job decorating Ms. Hanson’s and Ms. Rocco’s Doors!!!
29 days ago, Sara Hanson
Tara Fierke
Meet Olive, Floodwood School's therapy dog in training! She has been getting socialized with the students so she'll be ready for her certification test this summer
29 days ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Ms. Fierke's door for the decorating contest with the help of a very talented student - she did a fantastic job!
29 days ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
5th and 6th graders enjoying their root beer floats for winning the door decorating!
29 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
5th and 6th grade door decorating contest winners showing school pride, creativity and originality, good teamwork students!
29 days ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Amanda Fjeld
The cafeteria doors all decked out! Awesome job!
30 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Caroling Continued :)
30 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
More from the Caroling Event
30 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
More pictures from the Elementary Caroling Event last Friday, December 14th
30 days ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students continued partner engineering work last week with marshmallow and toothpick structures. Though much trial and error, we discovered the marshmallows were much too fragile. They crumbled and did not hold the weight of our hands when we applied any amount of downward force. We returned to step 5 of our STEM inquiry process multiple times as we revised blueprints and improved our designs. We also invited the 2nd graders to our class to help us problem-solve our marshmallow and toothpick structures. They confirmed our hypotheses--marshmallows are not the ideal building structure. While in the midst of our engineering work this week, our classroom was infiltrated by a mischievous elf! Initially, he was bent on messing up our room. We used our iPads to take pictures of evidence of his misdoings and also conducted some research on suitable traps that would withstand the force of an energetic elf. We decided to use our marshmallow structures to trap him overnight early in the week. We discovered he was nocturnal and had a penchant for sweets--especially candy canes. Our structures were almost exclusively made of squares and rectangles. After testing out multiple designs...and receiving some clues from one of the elf's daily notes, we learned that triangles are much more resilient. Thanks to the elf who supplied us with a few clues, some research, and a bag of new materials, we went back to our drawing board and created structures made with gum drops in the shape of pyramids. This was the key to success and we met his challenge to cooperatively build a trap that measured more than 10 cubes in height! Hooray for our enthusiastic and persistent engineers and one little elf who learned how to be kind in kindergarten!
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
All elementary students (K-6) caroling in the community today!!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Flannel Day and Holiday Sweater Day!! Wednesday and Thursday next week :)
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Creativity flowing in Art class!
about 1 month ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Laura Saumer
The Floodwood SH Band performed for a large crowd of shoppers Tuesday at the Holiday Music Festival at the Mall of America. They did an outstanding job for the holiday shoppers of the twin cities area!! Join us for the same concert on Thursday, December 20th at Floodwood Schools!
about 1 month ago, Laura Saumer
Laura Saumer
The 9th grade enjoying a pizza party after winning the lip-sync contest at Homecoming! Way to go 9th grade!
about 1 month ago, Laura Saumer
Lois Persons
Itasca Public Health will be offering the flu shot to students (& staff) on Monday, December 17th at 9:30AM at Floodwood School. Watch for a permission slip to come home with your student. Contact Sarah Marshall, School Nurse with any questions: smarshall@isd698.org
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
STEM Structures with Flat and Solid Shapes: Kindergarten students spent the week planning, testing out, and redesigning a series of structures with flat and solid geometric shapes. On Friday, students worked through this scientific process to visualize effective structures based upon their previous learning, properly identify flat and solid shapes, and collaborate with their team members. Many structures collapsed, yet these engineers persevered and revised their designs to construct sturdier models!
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Generations of Generosity! The kindergarten and 6th grade classes worked alongside a host of high school students, parents, staff, and community members this morning and put generosity in action in a BIG way. Teams were hard at work all morning creating a beautiful variety of holiday treats that will be given as gifts during our upcoming Christmas caroling event. What a sweet way to bring generations of people together for a common goal!
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Many hands make light work on a sweet surprise for the community!
about 1 month ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
David Tollefson
Please plan on supporting the 5th and 6th grade class Laurentian Fundraiser Basket Raffle at the winter program December 20th at 6 pm. Purchase tickets for $1 each. Donations toward the trip will also be accepted. We appreciate the support.
about 1 month ago, David Tollefson
Laura Saumer
Junior high band students getting ready for the Holiday Concert. Join us Thursday, December 20th at 6:00 pm in the gym.
about 1 month ago, Laura Saumer
Lois Persons
Floodwood School is seeking a SUBSTITUTE VAN DRIVER to transport students with school van. Route times vary from 30 to 75 minutes. $25.72 per route ($51.44 if do both AM and PM routes in one day). A valid driver’s license, a clean driving and background check required.
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Sarah Marshall
Any temperature greater than 100 degrees F is considered a fever. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, etc.) in order to return to school. This applies even if the underlying cause of the fever is non-infectious, such as middle ear infections, etc. Children with a fever do not usually feel well enough to participate and attend school activities. It is recommended that they be given 24 hours to recover from the fever before returning to school. Please note that a child who exhibits symptoms of illness without a fever may be sent home if the nurse feels this is in the best interest of the child or the child’s classmates (with compromised immune systems)
about 1 month ago, Sarah Marshall
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders using the floor and their bodies to graph linear equations.
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Floodwood School library hosted 2 author visits. Floodwood Students had the opportunity to ask these authors about their writing styles, inspirations, and what it takes to be published. This was made possible by Ms. Davidson's attendance at the MN ITEM conference in October.
about 1 month ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
If you'd like to import the game schedule into your own personal Google Calendar use the following steps: Go to Settings; Add Calendar; pick from URL and put the sports URL in there
about 1 month ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
STEM Challenges with 3D Structures: Over the course of last week, kindergarten students explored STEM concepts beyond the kitchen and focused on constructing 3D shapes from a specific set of materials--playdough spheres and cylinder coffee stir sticks. The question I posed was this: Can you construct a tower that is at least 10 counting cubes tall, is free-standing (stands without any help from our hands), and uses playdough spheres (balls) and sticks? Students got right to work visualizing their construction and making plans for creation. They shared materials, problem-solved with peers, analyzed their constructions, built, measured, and rebuilt. This initial activity was extremely challenging and intentionally designed to get students to struggle through the process and begin to discover which 3D designs were most effective. This week, we will delve further into the scientific process of inquiry. We will discuss our questions/problems, experiment with a variety of building materials, visualize and plan solutions, construct a free-standing 3D structure, analyze results, and revisit our designs to improve stability and effectiveness. Last week's initial work with structure buildings and our discoveries involving the strongest, most effective 3D shapes will equip us with the background knowledge we need for this STEM challenge of the week. Stay tuned for our discoveries in the days to come!
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Growing Generous Learners: The Fruits of Our Labor: Throughout the week, we read and reread variations of the folktale, Stone Soup. We learned about generosity and how contributions (no matter their size) collectively make BIG results! This theme was applied to a special Alphabet Stone Soup project we completed on Thursday. Students helped me think of possible foods to correlate with each letter and foods were assigned to each member of our group last week. The letters Q and X were especially challenging and required a little research on my part! This week, each student contributed one or two small ingredients for our own "Stone" soup. Every contribution aligned with a letter of the alphabet and were stored on our Alphabet Stone Soup pantry shelf on Thursday morning. With the help of a classroom mom, small groups of students worked through the process of preparing a feast to share with our little classroom community. Students washed, sliced, poured, measured, mixed, added, and stirred our crock pot creation. There was such an abundance of ingredients that we even hand enough leftovers to create another entire crock pot of soup. We created invitations to deliver to staff members, high school assistants, and parents to share in our feast that afternoon. We had several folks visit us and enjoy our bounty of delicious soup, rolls, and "stone" chocolate candies given to us by one of our favorite classroom paras! It was an amazing day that made such a huge impact on our understanding of the theme of generosity. When we share, the results are always incredible...AND delicious.
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Growing Big Learners from a Strong STEM: This week, kindergarten students used the scientific process of inquiry to design and improve a design for grilled cheese sandwiches. Students followed the process of questioning, making hypotheses, planning, creating, and redesigning a meal requiring multi-step directions. It was rigorous work over the course of two days! On Monday, we wondered how the shape of our cheese topping (circles cut from string cheese or "rectangles" pulled from the cheese stick) would impact the sandwich. Which process of topping our cheese sandwiches would melt easier and taste better? We made predictions, created our product (on "double bubble" rolls mimicking our Venn diagram/double bubbles used for compare/contrast activities), analyzed our finished product, and discussed possible redesigns. The sandwiches were pretty good, but we felt we could improve our designs and learn from our mistakes. On Tuesday, we revisited the process of inquiry and discussed our conclusions--the "rectangle" cheese we pulled from the string cheese was better because it was thinner and covered more area of our rolls. However, students also concluded our "double bubble" rolls were too thick (like our string cheese circles were too thick!) and we needed to redesign our sandwiches with thinner bread. Our math standard with learning scale and learning targets for the week involved comparing and contrasting shapes, according to the attributes of these shapes. While our main focus was on attributes such as lines, corners/points, and sides, students made connections to other measurable attributes such as thickness within this authentic cooking context! We visualized and then made blueprints of an improved sandwich with "square" bread and recreated the ideal sandwich--square bread with rectangular cheese. This was an opportune time (again, within a meaningful context) to analyze the similarities/differences between these two shapes within a relevant context. We concluded this design was the best by far. The cheese melted uniformly and the bread was perfectly crisp! This two-day process aligned directly to the content areas of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Bravo, STEM scientists!
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Spotlight students and teacher!! Jeffrey Palmer, Brynn Hart and Ms. Lori Cawcutt
about 1 month ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Basketball Season is Here! Tonight's boys' home game is against Braham. Go Bears!! To view the game schedule, go to main page of our website - click on "Athletics" off of the main menu. Come cheer on our Bears!
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Students at Floodwood School are being prayed for all across Northern Minnesota thanks to Life 97.3 FM radio! Check out their Facebook page to hear more!
about 1 month ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Cooking up the STEM in Kindergarten: Our daily cooking experiences in kindergarten are fostering a great deal of curiosity, questioning, and interest in experimentation. We have begun to explore the field of STEM research with our kitchen activities, learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These subject areas have always been naturally integrated in our cooking studies, but now they are intentionally designed to be the force behind our work. Here is a snapshot of our wonderings over the last two weeks. Can you see how our explorations align with STEM? Maple Cinnamon Applesauce study: Do smaller slices of apple cook faster than larger chunks? Are my chunks 1 inch long? How can I measure them? Does more liquid make the applesauce cook faster? What would happen if we cooked it on low overnight? How does mushing them with this tool (potato masher) help the apple chunks? What is the temperature difference between "low" and "high" on our crockpot? Would a larger crockpot help our applesauce cook faster? How does our applesauce compare/contrast with a recipe we made in the microwave? Why does the microwave cook so much faster? Homemade Churned Butter (using my great great grandma's butter churn vs. baby food jars vs. our KitchenAid mixer): Which method is easiest and makes the best butter? How long will we need to churn vs. shake in the jars? How did people churn for THIS LONG every day??? How does it change from liquid cream to whipped cream to separated butter and buttermilk? What does shaking or mixing do to make the butter? What does a marble do to help make butter in the jar? Why does this butter separate from the buttermilk? What can we use this liquid for? Why does our butter look, taste, and feel different from store-bought butter? How is butter made and sold in stores? How does this old-fashioned butter churn work? Do these gears need to be fixed to churn better? How does this churn compare/contrast with our mixer? How long will the mixer need to take to make butter? Cornbread vs. Buttermilk Cornbread: Which method is easiest and quickest? What ingredients are in the Jiffy box mix of cornbread? How is it all put together in the factory? How do the batters compare/contrast? Why is this batter with the buttermilk so much taller and thicker? How long will it take to cook both batters at the same time? How does the batter change from a liquid to a solid in the oven? Why is this batter still gooey after cooking the right amount of time? These young children are incredibly curious and engaged in our daily cooking experiments. It is this curiosity that is beginning to guide us further into STEM topics of interest. What's cooking in K? Authentic, student-centered, rigorous learning...made to order to suit everyone's taste buds and cooked to perfection!
about 1 month ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Third graders are solving word problems through their Turkey Trot!
about 1 month ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Comparing and contrasting shapes in Kindergarten is fun!
about 1 month ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
Now hiring a score board operator for girls basketball and bookkeeper for boys basketball. $25 per evening. Contact Frank Bartsch, AD at fbartsch@isd698.org if interested.
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
Thank you Floodwood for having the Senior High Band students play at the shopping night! The band is currently selling these beautiful poinsettias until November 28th. Delivery expected November 30th and they are $20 a piece.
about 1 month ago, Laura Saumer
Lois Persons
Change of Date for Basketball Pictures: now set for December 17th (Elementary and High School)
about 1 month ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
High School students will be taking the STAR and/or FAST Math and Reading Assessments next week.
2 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Offer Expires 12/20/18
2 months ago, Lois Persons
Sara Hanson
Some of the high school students got to listen to a presentation from Northwoods Credit Union about the importance of saving. She also discussed the differences between savings and checking accounts. Thank you Meggan for coming in and sharing with us.
2 months ago, Sara Hanson
Rae Villebrun
No School on Friday, November 16th! Enjoy the long weekend!
2 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Sarah Lindstrom
The 5th and 6th graders were able to ask Jeannine Kellogg, author of "The Tukor's Journey," questions about her book during the Book Fair! Thanks to Ms. Davidson for setting that up!
2 months ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Sarah Lindstrom
Blair, Hannah and Summer reading their essays on "Why I Honor the American Flag" on Veteran's Day.
2 months ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
Thank you VFW Ladies Auxiliary for the Teacher Tea before conferences this evening. It was the perfect start to sharing our evening with parents!
2 months ago, Tara Fierke
Shannon Rocco
Digital Literacy students have created their own blogs! From hunting to Fortnite, from cooking to relationship advice...they are building community through social media 😊
2 months ago, Shannon Rocco
Amanda Fjeld
Teacher Spotlight!
2 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Student Spotlight!!
2 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Come learn to make perfume using essential oils
2 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
This is a reminder that the Polar Den is closed today due to the Book Fair. Come check it out!
2 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Rigorous, Hands-on, Authentic Learning in K: This week's "Fun Food Friday" cooking experience had kindergarten students applying what they've learned about comparing and contrasting! We read two texts by Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Cat a Cupcake) and compared/contrasted key details and central themes of the stories, using a "double bubble" or Venn diagram to record our ideas. We also compared/contrasted two "good fit" texts about food groups and created Venn diagrams with evidence collected from the texts. These instructional-level texts really prepared us for hands-on applications with two different recipes--one for pumpkin spice cookies and the other for pumpkin spice cupcakes. We compared/contrasted required ingredients and tools, discussed predictions for similarities and differences between the two products, compared/contrasted the batters by using many of our senses, and analyzed the final products with a taste test during snack time. We had so many ideas that we ran out of space on our double bubbles! Students were highly engaged throughout the day in these hands-on, minds-on activities and made deep connections to our academic work in numerous other authentic ways. For example, we compared/contrasted our physical appearances with friends (using concepts connected to measurement), noticed a Venn diagram in the 2nd grade classroom (which we HAD to go investigate!), and even compared and contrasted our pumpkin spice cookies with some surprise sugar cookies brought by a classmate! This added an entirely different level to the day's learning. The magnitude of knowledge acquisition during this week's "Fun Food Friday" cannot be fully quantified. Without a doubt, students are well on their way to mastery of challenging concepts and are enthusiastic about future endeavors! That intrinsic motivation is like the frosting on our cupcakes...SO sweet! Learning is infinitely more relevant and FUN when we connect it to our interests and prior experiences. Come join us and discover what authentic learning looks and tastes like!
2 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
CONGRATULATIONS to all those students who had 100% attendance for October! Way to set a goal and do all you can to meet it! Our students ROCK!!
2 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday, Nov. 12 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 15th. It will be open at 11:30 ~2:30 pm daily. It will be open during Parent Teacher conferences, please stop by. Check out our homepage and online sale: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
2 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
Have you heard about the Ann Bancroft Foundation? “The Ann Bancroft Foundation is working to create a world where every girl has a chance to live her dream and reach her full potential. We achieve this mission by providing grants up to $500 to girls across Minnesota to pursue their dreams.” For more information checkout their website. www.annbancroftfoundation.org
2 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Learn to make your own perfume with essential oils
2 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Casting Our Votes! Our 6th grade class took time this morning to help kindergarten students cast their votes for some of their favorite things. Thanks for helping us put our preferences into action!
2 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
The polls are now open and ready for our kindergarten citizens! Our Election Day will have students casting their votes for their favorite sport, breakfast food, occupation, fruit, weather, and school subject. We will also vote later today for our daily snack and digital story. Our votes count and so do yours! See you at the polls!
2 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Apple Pie Roll Ups: Authentic Problem-solving in K We reflected on this recipe individually afterward and opinions were mixed. Some students really loved it and several did not. Having mixed opinions and reflecting on what we would change helped students learn... *We all have our own opinions and preferences. Each should be respected. *We should try new foods, even if we're not sure we'll like them. *We can problem-solve together and analyze different options for the products we create in class. *Mistakes (or in this case, less than favorable results for a recipe) are opportunities to learn. If we had all loved the roll ups, we would have missed a chance to use our skills as problem-solvers to think of alternative ingredients. Last week's recipe provided an authentic means to learn and grow...together!
2 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
No School on Monday, November 5th. See you on Tuesday!!
2 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum Information Link: http://www.isd698.org/o/floodwood-school/browse/38898 If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Villebrun at 701-278-1599 or rvillebrun@isd698.org. Voting takes place on November 6th at your designated polling place.
2 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum: Background Information & Trends by Ehlers ~ Go to the link on the district's main page to view the whole power point.
2 months ago, Lois Persons
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Families you’d better watch out for your flower pots and tables tonight! We forgot to tell them not to try these CHINESE ACROBATICS at home!! Haha!
2 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Tara Fierke
Jeffrey Palmer and Gavin Clark donating their time to help fix up the school grounds. Thank you for your service!
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Come and learn to make a perfume that "just right for you" from essential oils
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
Jeannine Kellogg, new author, is coming to Floodwood Library November 14-15th to discuss her book, Tukor's Journey. She will meet with students to discuss writing and how to tell their stories.
3 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
EVERYONE’s INVITED to watch the Chinese Acrobats performing live at Floodwood School on Friday, November 2nd at 9am! See you there!
3 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum Information meeting: Nov 1st at 6PM. The question asking residents to decide on an operating levy to support general school operations will be on the Nov 6th election ballot at your designated polling place. Please plan to attend or contact us if questions.
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
HS Winter Sports Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 1st, 6PM, Media Center
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Shannon Rocco
8th and 9th graders showing off their artistic skills and science knowledge!
3 months ago, Shannon Rocco
Shannon Rocco
New science classroom critters!!
3 months ago, Shannon Rocco
Tara Fierke
What a fantastic concert the Junior and Senior High Bands performed tonight! Very impressive
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
We're proud of our Cross Country runners and their performance today at the Section 7A meet in Cloquet! Way to go Wyatt and Katie!
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Thank you to our community volunteers: Pam, Liz and Deb who came in to work with the Fiber Arts class with their knitting and crocheting expertise!
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Laura Saumer
The Pep Band played at tonight’s Volleyball game. Join us for our first concert of the season tomorrow night, October 25th, at 7 pm in the gym. It will be a great opportunity to hear some wonderful fall music!
3 months ago, Laura Saumer
Tara Fierke
The 5th and 6th grade boys elementary basketball program is searching for a coach for their season. If you'd like to be a part of the Polar Bear program, please contact Amanda Fjeld for details
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Dan Reed, from the Moose Lake Area Historical Society, shared his knowledge of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Fires of 1918 in Minnesota to grades 5-12 and the community this morning.
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Laura Saumer
Floodwood Band’s Fall Concert: Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 pm In main gym
3 months ago, Laura Saumer
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood Media Center has signed up for the Amazon Wish List Program to help increase its YA & Middle School Fic, Research, music collection. If you can help us out, please check out our wish list at: http://a.co/aXGPIcA
3 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Family Fun Night was a big success!
3 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jen Bartsch
What's Cookin' in K? Kindergarten students spent the week writing recipes using illustrations and initial phonemes in words. We used environmental print as a guide and also our own imaginations and knowledge of letter sounds for our concoctions. Later, we created healthy snacks from a buffet of snack foods and wrote out recipes of our ideas. Finally, we used a wide assortment of everyday materials to create unique menu items for our classroom kitchen/restaurant. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies all baked into one delicious week! We're hungry for more!
3 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Urgent: Football Playoff update. Game time Tuesday has been changed to 7pm.
3 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
URGENT playoff update: Floodwood volleyball's first game in the playoffs will be Wednesday, the 24th at 7pm. Repeat, Wednesday, the 24th at 7pm. Opponent TBD.
3 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Playoff update. Volleyball plays at home on Monday, the 22nd at 7pm vs Fond du Lac Ojibwe. Football plays at home on Tuesday, the 23rd at 6pm vs Isle.
3 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Floodwood football looking good before (and after) our last regular season game at Lake of the Woods. 5-0 in the conference!
3 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Happy Boss’s Day, Dr. Villebrun!
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
The Fiber Arts class is looking for donations of left over yarn. Yarn can be dropped off at the office. Thank you!
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Seeking Crocheters and Knitters to share your skills and encouragement with the high school Fiber Arts class on October 25th from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Call Ms. Fierke at (218) 476-2285 to let her know you are coming.
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
100 Year Anniversary of the Fires of 1918 in Minnesota presentation by Dan Reed, Moose Lake Area Historical Society, is coming to the Floodwood School's large gym on Tuesday, October 23 @10:15 AM. This 45 minute presentation is open to the public. We encourage all to attend.
3 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
7th and 8th graders solving math tasks to “escape” the math room. The tasks were set-up in an escape room type format. (No worries, all students were dismissed for their next hour class 😊)
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Reminder - No School Thursday, Friday, & Monday (October 18, 19, & 22) Have a nice break!
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
October and November upcoming activities:
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Come learn to create your signature perfume with essential oils!
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
And the winner is.....Mrs. Lindstrom with her Organic Vegetable Venison Soup! Thank you all who made a soup and who came and tried all the soups!
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Sara Hanson
The financial literacy class has been learning about the risks and dangers of credit cards. With all the ads to get credit cards we wanted to show the other side.
3 months ago, Sara Hanson
Rae Villebrun
Lots of delicious soup to taste and fun activities!
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Tailgating fun!
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Yum!
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
You're invited to the Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 16th from 5~7 PM in the Floodwood School's large gym.
3 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Laura Saumer
1st and 2nd graders are learning to read music on the staff and also having fun playing music games!
3 months ago, Laura Saumer
Rae Villebrun
Support the Senior Class! Use the link to order from Schwan’s. https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/42466
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
7th graders working with Rational Numbers!
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
The October 17th Football game at Lake of the Woods will start at 6PM vs 7PM. Good luck Polar Bears!
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Fun Food Friday! Each week, kindergarten students use a spectrum of cross-curricular skills to create simple, healthy snacks. Our most recent creation: Peanut butter energy bites. They were a hit!
3 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students used Legos to practice their sharing, problem-solving, and creative-thinking skills on Ll Day!
3 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Join the fun in Meadowlands at their Halloween Party on Oct 27th from 11:00-1:00 PM
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Check your elementary student’s folder this week for Elementary Basketball forms (3rd-6th grade)!!! Basketball is just around the corner.
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Kelli Kolu
Third grade spooky houses!
3 months ago, Kelli Kolu
Sarah Lindstrom
5th and 6th grade STEM field trip. A lot of hands on learning today!
3 months ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
The volleyball team beat the football team in a "friendly" game of volleyball today. I hear the football players want a rematch!
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Tonight's Football Game has been cancelled. BF/LF forfeited.
3 months ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Class of 2018’s picture is ready to hang on the wall!
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Come out October 11th at 4:30 for a Volleyball Tailgate Party. Vote for your favorite soup in the Floodwood School Staff Soup Cook-Off and participate in the activities!
3 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
Floodwood School is a Minnesota School of Excellence! Proud to be a Polar Bear!!
3 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Floodwood School Nov. 12th ~Nov. 15th. It will be open at scheduled times during the school day and Parent Teacher Conferences. Online shopping starts soon. Can you help, please contact Ms. Davidson at the school. See you there!
3 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Frank Bartsch
Hoop relays in 3rd and 4th grade PE. Students hop, jump, run and slide through hoops and then play rock, paper, scissors to see who gets to keep going. They get pretty excited for this game and they really get a workout too!
3 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Frank Bartsch
Floodwood Football giving back. We are proud to help out in our community!
3 months ago, Frank Bartsch
Tara Fierke
55+ Driver Improvement Program courses as a way to get a 10% discount on your auto insurance
3 months ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Floodwood School Nov. 12th ~Nov. 15th. It will be open at scheduled times during the school day and Parent Teacher Conferences. Online shopping starts soon. Can you help, please contact Ms. Davidson at the school. See you there!
4 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
Operating Referendum Informational Meeting -- We will host another information meeting on Monday, Oct. 15th at 6PM in the media center. If you have questions and cannot make it, please contact Superintendent Villebrun.
4 months ago, Lois Persons
Sarah Lindstrom
6th grade Friday.....cleaning the highway and making posters for the Homecoming football game! Thanks to all our helpers! Go Bears!
4 months ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
A successful Homecoming Week at Floodwood School! Thanks for the hard work by all of the students and staff
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Kids Plus Halloween Party
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Bus Drivers Needed: 4.O School Services of Floodwood is hiring one full-time route driver and sub drivers. Paid training, $500 sign-on bonus, competitive pay, and a $250 referral bonus. Flexible schedule if needed as well (shared route.) Contact Jessica at 763-286-6835
4 months ago, Lois Persons
Laura Saumer
Congratulations to the 10th grade class for winning the hallway decorating contest with their Jungle Book themed hallway!
4 months ago, Laura Saumer
Tara Fierke
Alexis Stokke and Gavin Clark were crowned Queen and King over our Homecoming Festivities. Check out the rest of this week's activities!
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Community Operating Referendum Informational Meeting: Friday, Sept. 28th at 5:30 in the media center. If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Villebrun. We want to make sure all voters have all of the information they need in order to vote on Nov. 6th.
4 months ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Picture Day is tomorrow! Bring your best smile!
4 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Jen Bartsch
Fun Friday! Kindergarten students used a variety of math, reading, and writing skills to help make the day's snack: Cinnamon raisin roll ups. This activity taught students a genuine purpose for reading and writing and had them following multi-step directions, identifying letter sounds and sight words, counting, measuring, strengthening fine motor skills, problem-solving, predicting, evaluating results, and EATING! We had such a good time and made plans for next week's recipe: Homemade applesauce. Visitors are always welcome (please check in at the office first) and be ready to take part in purposeful, engaging, student-centered learning.
4 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Voting matters! Kindergarteners learned about the importance of voting and had real-life application of the process by advocating for their favorite playdough color. Students read and wrote their selections, represented tally marks, counted and recorded the final results, and assisted in mixing up a batch of our winner--red. Voting matters...and makes our classroom experiences richer and more authentic!
4 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Check out our Homecoming 2018 Events
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Updated Homecoming Royalty Court
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
The 2018-2019 Floodwood Yearbook is for sale right now! If you buy before September 21st, the yearbook is $40 and you get 4 free icons on the cover. Click this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1062694/Floodwood-High-School/ or order in the school office.
4 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Fall Essential Oils Class
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Homecoming Royalty Court announced today!
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Geraldine Davidson
Floodwood Second Graders took advantage of the beautiful weather to learn about sign's of fall on the school forest trail.
4 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
Girl Scout Recruiting Night! Tuesday Sept 18 from 6-7:00 PM in the Library
4 months ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Polar Pride in Action: Several elementary students at last night's football game were spotted picking up trash and making our grounds beautiful once again. Way to show respect and responsibility for our community, Polar Bears! We are ROARing with Pride by your actions!
4 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
We had an amazing week of learning together. Check out this week's newsletter to find out the details of our discoveries and a sneak peek into the week ahead. Also, be sure to note a couple of reminders about Polar Pride Fridays and school forms given during Open House.
4 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Sarah Lindstrom
Our new MN symbols presented to "Congress!"
4 months ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Laura Saumer
Great job at pep band last night! Join us for the Volleyball game, October 25th @ 7pm!
4 months ago, Laura Saumer
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students have been busy learning how to document their learning with our new Seesaw app! Parents, please register to have access to your child's digital journal, photographs, and videos. Seesaw is also a great home-school communication tool!
4 months ago, Jen Bartsch
Kelli Kolu
Ms. Kelli’s class FaceTiming her nephew who is currently stationed in Iraq while we learned about 9-11. We will Never Forget!
4 months ago, Kelli Kolu
Amanda Fjeld
1st week of the 2018-19 school has come and gone! Here are a few pictures of students working together in Math 7 and Math 8.
4 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
Working on getting even better in our preschool program! Thank you teachers for working in the summer!!
6 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Ready for the parade!!!
6 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
The school library will be open every Tuesday from 10-2 in June. Come check out the wonderful books!
7 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Best of luck, Ms. Roth and Mr. Holton. You both will be missed!
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
7th and 8th grade math classes received fun end of year awards!!!
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
The June regular School Board meeting is on June 25th not June 18th. It was incorrect in the letter sent home.
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Shannon Rocco
The kids love to take the tortoises outside 😊
8 months ago, Shannon Rocco
Rae Villebrun
Seniors and the Escape Room...working together and successful!
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Garden plots are available for summer at the school. Please call the office if you're interested.
8 months ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
Thank you to our amazing Floodwood teachers and staff!
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
Next Tuesday, May 15th, is our final visit to the bookmobile. Patrons will only be allowed to return books unless they have parent notes saying they can check out books.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood Library will start collecting all books next week. This week is the last week for checkout. Please check for library books in your home and return them.
8 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Shannon Rocco
The tortoises have had a goid year with the kids!!
8 months ago, Shannon Rocco
Shannon Rocco
Blood Spatter Day in Forensics!!
8 months ago, Shannon Rocco
Amanda Fjeld
A great turnout Friday night for the All Sports Banquet - nice work Floodwood Sports Boosters.
8 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
Floodwood School is celebrating the "berry" best teachers in the world! Thank you, Floodwood teachers, for the great work you do with our students! Your dedication is appreciated!
8 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Awesome job tonight all band students and Ms. Roth!! All bands sounded great!! 5th-12th grade
9 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Prom is Saturday! *6:15 Grand March along the river at the pavilion (participants must line up at 6) *7-11 Dinner & Dance at Savanna Portage *Grand March seating is limited. If inclement weather, it will be moved to the large gym.
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Zachary Holton
7th grade cleaning the fitness center
9 months ago, Zachary Holton
Tara Fierke
Please note the time change for JAMD on May 10 to 6:30 at the Event Center
9 months ago, Tara Fierke
Zachary Holton
Speed and agility day in Life Sports and Fit
9 months ago, Zachary Holton
Rae Villebrun
More fun!
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Family Fun Night!
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
7th graders eating some pancakes before they begin MCA testing this morning.
9 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Zachary Holton
Prizes are in for Hoops for Heart. Jump Ropes and T-shirts!
9 months ago, Zachary Holton
Rae Villebrun
The Floodwood School will be closed Monday, April 16th due to inclement weather.
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
The Floodwood School will start at 10:25 a.m. on Monday, April 16th due to inclement weather. Buses will be running 2 hours late. Staff should report at 10:00 a.m. All pre-Kindergarten classes have been cancelled. Again, school will start at 10:25 a.m. on Monday, April 16th for students in K through 12.
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Thank you, Chief VanGuilder, for your presentation yesterday! We appreciate you sharing the information on methamphetamines and how harmful the drug is to our bodies, our families, and our community!
9 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
The Polar Den is closed tomorrow after school. Please make alternative arrangements for your elementary student. Thank you
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Father/Daughter Ball registration forms are located in the school office or grocery store. Deadline to sign up is this Friday 4/6
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
Winners of the staff team building activity - Ms. Rocco, Ms. Beth and Ms. Johnson! We were able to relate this task to teaching and learning in many ways! It sparked great discussion.
10 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
8th Graders completing the Barbie Bungee math task. After compiling data in the classroom they needed to predict (using math) how many rubber bands were needed for a safe jump for Barbie from the top of a 12 foot ladder!
10 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars applications are due by April 13th.
10 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Mr. Benson shared his Native American knowledge and ancient artifacts with students during their library time. They learned so much and had a great time experiencing ancient corn grinding method.
10 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Ms. Rebecca
The preschoolers are having fun finding simple machines in our classroom!
10 months ago, Ms. Rebecca
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Look at the mental math calculations the terrific third grade mathematicians are doing during our number talks! Amazing 🧐
10 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Tara Fierke
Homework help is available to students on Tuesdays after school until 4:00 in Mrs. Fjelds room and on Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 in the Polar Den.
10 months ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
Are you interested in having your child visit the Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile? Complete the permission slip and send it back to school. Student will be bringing it home this week.
10 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Mikayla Koivisto scored her 1,679th point in last night's semi-final game! Congratulations on breaking the All-Time High Score of Floodwood School! We are proud of your hard work and accomplishment!
10 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Come support our Lady Polar Bears v. MIB in the semi-finals of the section 7A playoffs at UMD on Tuesday. Game starts at 5:45 p.m. Go Polar Bears!
11 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
BUS DRIVER POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT FLOODWOOD SCHOOL WITH $250 SIGN ON BONUS!! GO TO: www.isd698.org for more information
11 months ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Winners of the “Suessism” Contest! Congratulations on knowing Dr. Suess’ sayings!
11 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
For more pictures of Pajama Day reading see the school’s Facebook page.
11 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Pajama Day—Celebrating Dr. Suess’ Birthday
11 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Lady Polar Bears play Carlton at UMD on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the second round of section play-offs! Congratulations on your win against Wrenshall!
11 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Floodwood Athletics
Spring Sports Meeting tomorrow March 1st @ 6pm. If you are participating in Track, Softball, or Baseball please be present to meet with your coaches.
11 months ago, Floodwood Athletics
Rae Villebrun
The Class of 2018 would like to thank the person from Chisholm who was at the home basketball game on Monday night and donated $50 to their class. Your generosity is very much appreciated!!
11 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Floodwood Athletics
Come cheer on our Lady Bears during our first round of playoffs vs. Wrenshall. Game starts at 7:15 in Hermantown. Hope to see you there!
11 months ago, Floodwood Athletics
Amanda Fjeld
Dr Seuss Dress Up Week (February 26-March 2)
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
School will start at 10:25 a.m. today due to inclement weather. Buses will be running 2 hours late.
11 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Geraldine Davidson
1 Day Scholastic Book Fair coming March 27th during Grandparent's day. Support the library, grab a good book to share with your kids. Online: 3/27~4/17: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
11 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Summer Opacich
Tonight's game vs Cook County has been cancelled due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions.
11 months ago, Summer Opacich
Lois Persons
Tonight's girls and boys basketball games against Cook County have been cancelled due to poor road conditions.
11 months ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
A great way to end SnoWeek is with the Lip Sync contest!
11 months ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
A couple 7th graders taking time after school spreading Valentine’s Day cheer by decorating lockers.
11 months ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Attention, Art History Fans, Mr. Pavlek just donated the "Dictionary of Art History," a 34 volume set, to the Floodwood School Library. Stop in and use if you need information or pleasure reading.
11 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Rae Villebrun
Out with the old sign and in with the new sign!
12 months ago, Rae Villebrun
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Drawing rectangles and parallelograms to meet specific perimeters. Then they taught each other while charting results! Terrific third graders👍🏻
12 months ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
Attention Seniors, Dollars for Scholars application working day is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30th to apply for available scholarships. Meet in the computer lab during Senior High 4th period.
12 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars application opens February 5th. Application deadline is April 13th.
12 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Dollars for Scholars needs Senior student volunteers to help with the phon-a-thon on Tuesday, February 13th. Sign up to help raise money for college scholarships.
12 months ago, Geraldine Davidson
Summer Opacich
Monday's girls basketball game versus Hill City is an away game at Hill City, not a home game. Have a great weekend!
12 months ago, Summer Opacich
David Tollefson
Thanks again to all the people and businesses who donated money and time to make another successful Laurentian trip possible!
12 months ago, David Tollefson
Jen Bartsch
Kinders created a food shop to not only learn how to count and represent coin values, but also collect food for the NHS food drive!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Making sugar crystals in science! The essential question...What is matter?
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Floodwood Athletics
Tonight's GBB vs Two Harbors has been cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled as a double header in Two Harbors tomorrow with JH boys playing at 4:00, Varsity girls and JV boys @ 5:45, & Varsity boys and JH girls @ 7:15. Bus loads at 1:15 and leaves@ 1:30. If you have any questions please contact Summer Opacich at sopacich@isd698.org
about 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Summer Opacich
GBB will be on coaches corner on WKLK radio station this Saturday @ 9:45am!
about 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Sara Hanson
Some mnute to win it fun.......
about 1 year ago, Sara Hanson
Floodwood Athletics
GBB Players participating in a grocery bagging fundraiser today!
about 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Floodwood Athletics
Ogilvie Tournament Champs
about 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Sarah Lindstrom
The 5th and 6th graders enjoyed the fresh snow today snowshoeing in the School Forest.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Amanda Fjeld
Staff Team Building!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Just a reminder that there is no gymnastics after school today
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Polar Express Pajama Party in Kindergarten on Thursday, December 21st! Get ready to watch the movie, complete a variety of related activities, and enjoy a special holiday treat!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
The Polar Den will be open next Thursday 12/21 from 1:30-4:00
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders working together in math class to solve some problems.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Jen Bartsch
Holiday Program Information: Wednesday, December 20th @ 6:00. Kinder Families: Please bring your child to our classroom at 5:45 and return for pick up after the concert.
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
1st Quarter Honor Roll
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
Mr. Tollefson has created a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for their Laurentian Trip this spring. Click on the link now to donate! https://www.gofundme.com/floodwoodlaurentiantrip?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Summer Opacich
There will be no gymnastics on December 20th due to the 6 pm Christmas concert. Happy Holidays!
about 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Jen Bartsch
FYI Kinder Families: We will visit Santa's Shop to make our Christmas wish lists on Tuesday afternoon. We'll shop for our presents on Thursday afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Greg Cooper
about 1 year ago, Greg Cooper
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders got a great start on their fundraiser at the Christmas Shopping Night!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Thank you for purchasing at the book fair. The online book fair goes until November 21st:http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3744492&direct=Y
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Tara Fierke
30 Students spent their day off at Planet 3 Trampoline Park in Duluth!
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
7th grade hard at work playing Kahoot for a unit review.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Fantastic First graders joined Super Second Graders for Christmas tree decorating on main street today!
about 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Sarah Lindstrom
Gabby, Mike and Davion reading their essays for Veteran's Day!
about 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Lois Persons
Parent Teacher Conferences Reminder! Conferences will be this week on Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-7PM. The Book Fair will be open during this time, across from the cafeteria. We hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
Conference Tips for K Families: Please arrive on time and be ready to discuss your child's progress. Also come ready with any questions you have!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood School Forest(SF) Committee. received a MN Environ. Nat'l. Res. Trust Fund grant to coordinate CC_MN projects to improve SF's. CCMI_teachers_& students removed buck-thorn from trails. ​
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Zachary Holton
5th grade students working together to cross the Lava Pit using a scooter, two poly spots, and a rope
about 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Geraldine Davidson
Remember to come to the Floodwood School book fair next week. Check out the Homepage (http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool) Check out the online fair too!
about 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders trying out the "Group Solve" strategy.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Summer Opacich
We Day 2017
about 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Summer Opacich
We Day Celebration 2017
about 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Summer Opacich
MN Workforce Center Career Fair 2017
about 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Tara Fierke
The Polar Den will be closed on Wednesday 11/8 and 11/15. Please find alternate arrangements for after school
about 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Parent Teacher conference slips went home with kindergarten students on Friday. I look forward to discussing your child's progress with you!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Rae Villebrun
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 16th from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Conference times will be going home with PK-6th grade students.
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
There is No School on Monday, November 6th. The teachers and paras are participating in professional development.
about 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
More pie face fun!
about 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Super Second graders enjoy pie face during their Halloween party.
about 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Super Second graders join in PBIS reward day for showing Polar Pride! Happy skating.
about 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Zachary Holton
Freshmen practicing peer pressure and alcohol skits for health.
about 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Even staff rocked!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Everybody limbo at the roller skating party!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Getting ready for a rolling good time at our Polar Pride good behavior celebration!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Remember to wear Polar Pride wear (including purple and gold) and our good behavior roller skating trip tomorrow! We’re in for a fun filled morning elementary students!! Can’t wait!
about 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Bundle up for tomorrow's walking field trip to the Floodwood Fire Hall! We will leave school at 8:45 and return around 10:45. Adult volunteers are welcome!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Misty Waldron
Happy Birthday to our class pet! We made cards and wrote messages, baked a cake, and celebrated with an afternoon birthday party! Next Friday, our pet and activity journal will take turns going home!
about 1 year ago, Misty Waldron
Lois Persons
Due to weather and unplayable field conditions in Wrenshall, tomorrow's football playoff game will be played at 10 a.m. at the Esko School fields. Hope to see you there! Good luck Polar Bears!
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Amanda Fjeld
Polar Pride Friday!!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Lois Persons
Today's trip to the Pumpkin Patch has been cancelled. Linda's bus is running extremely late this morning.
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Jen Bartsch
The kindergarten walking field trip to the Floodwood Fire Hall will be Monday, October 30th. We will leave the school around 8:45. Adult volunteers are needed!
about 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Floodwood Athletics
Come support our Lady Bears in the first round of playoffs this Monday vs. Silver Bay at 7pm. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Floodwood Athletics
Come support the Floodwood Polar Bears vs. Isle, in the first round of football playoffs, this Tuesday @ 7:00. Hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Lois Persons
The school office will be closed Thursday & Friday during MEA ~ Have a great long weekend!
about 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
Mid Term Grades have been posted. Check out the Parent Portal for details. If you need access, contact Lois in the office for help
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten will visit the Cowhorn Crossing Pumpkin Patch with ECFE on Friday, October 27th. The cost is $6.00 per person. Adult volunteers are needed!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Geraldine Davidson
Arrowhead Librarian, Mollie Stanford Coming Th. 10/26 to share member resources available with a FREE ALS card. Community members' 30 minute demo is 8:45~9:15 a.m. in the Art Room. Come & Learn!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarteners enjoyed making patterned cereal necklaces during our recent "Warm Fuzzies" celebration. Math, fine motor skills, sharing, and snack all in one activity!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Super Second graders have become park planners! Our unit talks about a city park and how this is one benefit of a government. Using legos, your child and their team has started a model. We think Floodwood needs a park for kids! Phase 1 of planning has begun.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Super Second graders are on a mission to tell the class what time it is at their house. We are looking for times that are a quarter after (15), half past (30), or a quarter till, (45). Super Second graders will use these photos as we make up our story. For example: "A movie night is planned at this time at _____'s house. What time do you need to be there?" Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Oh no! What if Betsy Ross was sick! General Washington wrote 2nd grade a letter. He needs help making a flag for our country. What will our Super Second graders pick?
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Lois Persons
School Nurse Wanted
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Employment Opportunities at Floodwood School
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Sarah Lindstrom
The 6th graders had a blast at the STEM Showcase today! It was a day filled with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math!
over 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Second grade received a flood of patients. They all needed contraction surgery. We had to call in additional surgeons to meet the demand. Way to go Super Second graders! Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Sarah Lindstrom
Today the 6th grade used items from around the classroom to create their own proportional problems.
over 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tomorrow on Wednesday Super Second Graders will perform "contraction surgery!" We will study our patients. I had a patient named "cannot." After surgery he came out feeling brand new with a different look, "can't." The band-aid is our apostrophe. Armed with their scapel (scissors), non-latex gloves, mask and their knowledge of a patient, Super Second Graders will perform their "surgery." Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
David Tollefson
Mayor Jeff Kletscher was talking eith the fourth and fifth grade classes todsy about what he does as a mayor.
over 1 year ago, David Tollefson
Shannon Rocco
Juicy and Lucy are back!!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Rae Villebrun
Did you know that Floodwood School has an app? Go to the app store on your iPhone or Android to find it.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
October Breakfast/Lunch Menu For a better view--find Floodwood School in the app store for iPhone and Android phones.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Adrianna Palmer and Cameron Goutermont have been crowned Queen and King for our homecoming festivities!
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Zachary Holton
Today, 4th grade had to pause their game in PE to do the cha cha slide.
over 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Misty Waldron
Highlights from our final week of September in First Grade!
over 1 year ago, Misty Waldron
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarteners had 21 minutes of reading stamina on Friday! They ignored distractions, stayed focused, and did not give up. Congratulate your readers!!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
Join us for Family Fun Night!!! October 17th from 5-6:30pm
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
Tune in to WKLK 96.5 tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. as the Polar Bears Volleyball team will interview LIVE on Coaches Corner
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday today. We made a foldable project which shows where he traveled, some facts and fiction, all things apples and more! Play the fact or fiction game on the back! Way to go Second Grade! He is the first of many legends we will learn about. Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Misty Waldron
1st Grade Celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day! We examined and compared different kinds of apples, made a prediction about which had the most seeds and graphed our data, and wrote about apples we tasted!
over 1 year ago, Misty Waldron
Lois Persons
If you didn't get to order pictures today, it's not too late to order! Late orders will be accepted online only up to 48 hours. Go to mylifetouch.com Enter Picture Day ID#: MI537065Y0
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Misty Waldron
First Grade has been working collaboratively and independently on pattern math activities. They have been creating, labeling, extending, and explaining their thinking. We also had a great time with our colors of Autumn project!
over 1 year ago, Misty Waldron
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students show Polar Pride! We are Respectful with our materials, Optimistic that we can accomplish much, Accept others' help and ideas, and are Responsible to clean up afterwards. ROAR!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tara Fierke
Picture day is Monday. Practice those smiles!
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Sarah Lindstrom
Cleaned the highway this morning after the storms passed!
over 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Tara Fierke
Homecoming court announced this morning!
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Amanda Fjeld
7th graders practicing adding intergers in a game called "Win a Row."
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd graders will have Math Fastbridge Testing on the computer tomorrow, September 20th. Encourage plenty of rest and a good breakfast. As always, do your best 2nd graders and you can't go wrong! Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Summer Opacich
There will be a planning meeting for baseball/softball this Wednesday, September 20th at 11:22, during advisory time. Any students interested in playing this spring MUST attend the meeting. See you there! :)
over 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Zachary Holton
7th and 8th grade start Flag Football this week
over 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarteners will take computer assessments in math tomorrow morning. Results from aMath will be used to help guide instruction. Plenty of sleep and a good breakfast is needed to do our best!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Summer Opacich
7th & 8th grade spent the first couple weeks working on Character Playbook. It is important for students to learn how to recognize emotions in themselves and others, as well as how to handle them in a variety of situations. #developingemotionallyawarestudents
over 1 year ago, Summer Opacich
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd graders creating number sentences that equal each other. Putting the equal sign in the middle of a problem works too. The equals is like a balance scale! Example: 3+1+1=4+1.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Third grade having fun while learning place value with RunningHorse Livingston
over 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
David Tollefson
5th graders investigating how many drops of water fit on a penny.
over 1 year ago, David Tollefson
Zachary Holton
Standing for the last day of the ultimate Frisbee season for team sports: Spice Girls 3-0-1 Awesome 2-1-1 Jaxson's Team 2-2 Initials 0-4
over 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Zachary Holton
Last day of Ultimate Frisbee for 7th grade PE
over 1 year ago, Zachary Holton
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Second graders solving an unknown number in the middle math problem. For example one sudent is thinking I saw 10 cubes. My partner pulled off an amount off and put it behind his back. Then he gave me the leftovers. So I know there was 10 now I am looking at 4. What number of cubes does my partner have behind his back? I think 6 behind his back, because 4+6=10 or 10-6=4. Keep practicing partners of 10 Second Grade! Soon you will see a pattern when we talk about partners of 100! Hmmmm....Sincerely, Mr. Nelson
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Second graders have Fastbridge Reading Testing on the computer on Wednesday, September 13th. Encourage plenty of rest and breakfast to start the day! Give it your best effort Second grade and you will do fine!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students have been learning about kindness! Encourage your children to show kindness toward others at home and discuss how they can be kind at school(such as helping, sharing, being responsible, and listening). This week: More on school and classroom expectations and our daily routines.
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Third graders have beat the teacher 3 out of 4 days at the WBT Scoreboard Game with a mighty OH YEAH! Ask your student to show you how our classroom rules lead them to Polar Pride!
over 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Misty Waldron
Aligator chomps, candy math, pen pals, and kindness chants oh my! It's been a terrific week in first grade!
over 1 year ago, Misty Waldron
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
In math today, second graders played a game called, "Which bucket will win?" Each student was given one hundred, one ten, and one cube worth one. Second graders saw the impact place value has when filling up a bucket. The other buckets ended up with 40 and 25 in them. Strategy came into play. They found using their 100 square made the most impact. Results of Round 3 they will find out tomorrow!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to school Monday, November 13 thru Thursday, November 16th. It will be open at set time during the day and during Parent-Teacher conferences. See you there!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
The 7th and 8th grade have been learning how to ROAR with Polar Pride!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION! THURSDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 4PM-6PM
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Great news from Telisha Bennett... we received a grant for kids plus from Northland foundation. This grant will be use to support the kids plus coordinator position and to help the program. I've teamed up with Floodwood school community ed and will be offering an after school program on Wednesdays with snacks, planned activities, crafts, homework help, outings such as the school play ground more info will be available after school starts. Here's a sneak peek of our room at the school.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
To report absences for the day, parents now have the option to email the school. Please add the following email to your contacts: attendance@isd698.org
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Floodwood Athletics
Fall sports meeting is July 31st @ 6pm, see you there!
over 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Lois Persons
Preschool Programming for 2017-18 Don't wait to register your child ~ space is limited!
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Geraldine Davidson
The Summer Enrichment students enjoyed an adventure in Jay Cooke State Park for their final session.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
The Summer Enrichment students enjoyed an adventure in Jay Cooke State Park for their final session. Before heading home, we stopped to have a bite to eat and enjoy the Oldenburg view.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
The Summer Enrichment students enjoyed an adventure in Jay Cooke State Park for their final session. Before heading home, we stopped to have a bite to eat and enjoy the Oldenburg view.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
The Floodwood School Board would like to thank all of the students, parents, community, & staff responsible for making the graduation ceremony of 2017 great!! A special shout out to Tom & Jess Rich!
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Geraldine Davidson
Another fun day at the Floodwood School Summer Enrichment program.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Mr McNiff, Summer Enrichment student-volunteer, demonstrates how to create collages.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Collages together!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Collages together!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Collages together!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Rocks and Rolls!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment Rocks and Rolls!
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Summer Enrichment students enjoyed learning about nature through art projects, nature walk, and seeing artifacts up close.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Lois Persons
Don't forget to save your child's spot!
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Good Job Polar Bears!
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Free summer programming for grades 1-6! Sign up by June 14th!
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
If you have paid your summer membership for the fitness center, hours will be Mon-Friday 6 am-8pm. The fitness center will be closed on weekends, July 3 & 4. Watch for possible closings later this summer due to possible floor waxing and relocation.
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Sara Hanson
The 10th grade Geometry class was able to get their Sierpinski Pyramid finished. They worked so hard!
over 1 year ago, Sara Hanson
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade Summer Reading Tips for Parents- by Mr. Nelson. Copy and paste the link below into web browser to view presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1havXbuRfRlh0JR72XGNlWaVN4tWxdoFPpee3w67CYR4/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=10000
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
David Tollefson
5th graders last day of school!!
over 1 year ago, David Tollefson
Shannon Rocco
Goal!!!!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Shannon Rocco
Last day of chemistry. I'd love to say there is some educational value to meter stick styrofoam ball hockey, but alas I'm fresh out of ideas.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Kindergarten through 6th grade enjoyed relay races, and ice cream in celebration of PBIS 4th quarter celebration. PBIS is for being a good role model and showing Polar Pride with your behavior. Way to go!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade, water games tomorrow, 6-1-17. Remember to bring change of clothes for water games, sunscreen and water bottle. We will celebrate with root beer floats. Happy last day of school! Sincerely, Mr. Nelson.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
David Tollefson
Elementary PBIS incentive relay races.
over 1 year ago, David Tollefson
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade accompanied 1st grade on a field trip. Thank you to Liza store front end manager at Cub Foods in Hermantown. We enjoyed the behind the scenes tour and the treats along the way!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony: June 1st at 2:00. Reception to follow. See you there, families and friends!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd graders performing the standing broad jump as part of track and field day. Way to go!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Sarah Lindstrom
Thank you to Cory and the Floodwood Police Department for bringing us School Patrol awards today!
over 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Sarah Lindstrom
Adopt-A-Highway....a couple of snakes and a lot of wood ticks! Thanks Farmer Joe for helping me jump my dead car battery and for always giving us rides to clean the highway!
over 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Shannon Rocco
"Juicy and Lucy" classroom tortoises. Happy little ladies.
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Jon Reker
The yearbook team earned a Jostens National Program of Excellence Award for Meeting Coverage, Sales, and Deadlines Goals, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Terry Gilbertson
Preschool Cool Kids last day of preschool
over 1 year ago, Terry Gilbertson
Jon Reker
Only 10 Floodwood 2017 yearbooks left for $55, Elementary only is available for $12 and sold during Pre-k and field day events tomorrow.
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Lois Persons
The school board bid farewell to Debbie Ruzynski, Bus Driver and Joe Czarneski, Transportation Director as they retire soon. Monogrammed jackets were gifted to them by the board & administration. :-)
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
First and Second graders face off in the reading stamina challenge. Both grades reached 30 minutes. Congrats!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
1st to 3rd Track and Field Day resheduled to Thursday, May 25th, from 12:30 to 2:30. If there is bad weather it will be in the large gym instead.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Lois Persons
THANK YOU to EXXON MOBIL for awarding Floodwood School with a $500 grant for Math & Science programming!
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Congratuations to Jason Ruzynski, Class of 2017 Salutatorian!! Jason will be addressing the Class of 2017 at the graduation ceremony on May 27th at 2PM.
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Congratuations to Aili Juusola, Class of 2017 Valedictorian!! Aili will be addressing the Class of 2017 at the graduation ceremony on May 27th at 2PM.
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Sarah Lindstrom
The 6th grade went to Historic Fort Snelling, the State Capitol (thanks Mary Davidson for the private tour and getting us inside the Senate chambers), and we went to a Twins game. They won in the bottom of the 10th inning!
over 1 year ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten trip to Riverview Farm RESCHEDULED to Wednesday due to the rain. Please have your children wear "work" clothes tomorrow as we will be working out in the garden tomorrow afternoon. :)
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
1st to 3rd Track and field day is coming up on Tuesday May 23, from 12:30 to 2:30. If make up day, if needed, it will be on Friday, May 26, at 2:30.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Growing Readers Presentation for Families of New First Graders http://www.screencast.com/t/KI8hvXfutx
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten Zoo Trip 2017--What a fun day!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Terry Gilbertson
Family fun at the zoo!
over 1 year ago, Terry Gilbertson
Jon Reker
2017 yearbooks are in and delivered contact jreker@isd698.org if you have yet to recieve or want to buy still 12 or 55
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Terry Gilbertson
ECFE at the zoo!
over 1 year ago, Terry Gilbertson
Terry Gilbertson
ECFE presents Robert The Magician on May 25th 11:30-12-30 in the small gym. All preschoolers and families are invited for cake and coffee after the presentation. Preschoolers will be receiving participation certificates.
over 1 year ago, Terry Gilbertson
Terry Gilbertson
Early Childhood Family Education goes ti the Lakes Seperioe zoo
over 1 year ago, Terry Gilbertson
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
1st and 2nd grade enjoyed a behind the scenes trip to Floodwood Services and Training Recycling Program. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade worked on building reading stamina. The rain forced us inside but we still finished our goal of 30 minutes!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Amanda Fjeld
8th graders sorting their survey data for their marketing project. As a group they needed to create 4 new flavors for a food product and survey a sample set to see which product is most popular. They then represented their data and wrote a letter to the food company proposing their new flavor idea.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
Some of the 7th graders ready to run 100 meters for a math activity. Should running distances be the same for everyone or proportional to the runners height in a race?
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
There will be no Polar Den after school this Wednesday 5/17. Sorry for the inconvenience.
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Lois Persons
Here's the program for tonight's High School Award Ceremony and Honor Tea set for 6 o'clock. Come join us!
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Jon Reker
WATCH THE YEARBOOK SALES VIDEO https://goo.gl/PW3Rk7
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Jon Reker
Come to Honor Tea tonight and at the end Get your yearbook early or buy one of the extras for $55, all school delivery Friday.
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Tara Fierke
Last week we had Ketchup & Relish time where students who had missing work got the opportunity to "ketchup" with it while students who had completed assignments got to "relish" in their hard work
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
1st and 2nd grade touring recycling center, at the Floodwood Services and Training, 5-18-17 at 1pm!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Jen Bartsch
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo! Kindergarten students and their families will explore the Lake Superior Zoo on Friday, May 19th. Dress for the weather!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Lois Persons
The MDE Bookshelf Builders Project grant awarded MN Reading Corps with free books to participating K-3 students to help build their own home libraries.
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade using "Counting Money" app to find many ways to reach one dollar!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Jon Reker
2017 Yearbooks have arrived! Class delivery next week Limited extra copies for sale All school book $55 Elementary only $12 Get orders in asap so you have a yearbook for signing
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Kelli Kolu
Loving the nice weather!
over 1 year ago, Kelli Kolu
Shannon Rocco
Chemistry experiments
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Liz Kabus
If you are a high school student that needs to attend summer school, please make a note of the dates and times. Class will (usually) be held in Mrs. Kabus’ classroom, but the location may change due to the summer cleaning schedule. June 15th from 9-1 20th from 9-1 27th from 9-1 July 5th from 9-1 10th from 9-1 18th from 9-1 25th from 9-1 August 1st from 9-1 8th from 9-1 15th from 9-1 22nd from 3-5pm 24th from 3-5pm 31st from 3-6pm
over 1 year ago, Liz Kabus
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
The general says the sum is 9. My partner has...so I must have...
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
More math Salute fun!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade practices math fluency with "Salute!" The general tells the sum. The other two players guess the number on their head.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade practiced social skills with Mrs Fierke while completing obstacle course.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Jon Reker
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Jon Reker
Media Designs stop motion project, using the iPads and many digital skills https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8N3WQwjDGluTlRha1pGU0x0UEk/view?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Jon Reker
8th Graders working with google maps to create custom visuals, this one was NFL STADIUMS and FAN AREAS
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Sara Hanson
The 8th grade Earth Science class had a fun and "tasty" way of reviewing the phases of the moon today!
over 1 year ago, Sara Hanson
Tara Fierke
Track and Field day will be held May 23rd at 12:30 for grades 1-3. Rain make-up day is scheduled for May 26
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
If any students are interested in taking drivers training this summer, please contact Ms. Fierke
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade says thank you to DNR forester Brian Schiller!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd graders help plant brown maple trees in the school forest!
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Shannon Rocco
9th Graders blowing off some steam after a practice test on physics!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Terry Gilbertson
ECFE is going to the Duluth Zoo on May 19th! Space is limited so register early!
over 1 year ago, Terry Gilbertson
Terry Gilbertson
Early Childhood Family Education and Floodwood Preschool End of The Year Celebration! Robert The Magician presents: "The Magic of Dr. Seuss" Fun for all ages!
over 1 year ago, Terry Gilbertson
Shannon Rocco
Subbing for gym!!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Shannon Rocco
Chemistry fun!!!
over 1 year ago, Shannon Rocco
Sara Hanson
The 7th graders had a blast at the Science and Engineering Festival.
over 1 year ago, Sara Hanson
Tara Fierke
Sign up to donate blood on May 17 with Mrs. Kabus
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade playing "Super Mush!" Students strengthened math fluency by adding and subtracting any combination of numbers to equal 100.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Liz Kabus
Due to lack of vendors, the Mother's Day Craft and Vendor show has been cancelled for this Saturday. Hopefully we can try again next year.
over 1 year ago, Liz Kabus
Jon Reker
Awesome job 3rd graders learning how to type in a google doc proper format about Spring, not many said the snow. 😝
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Rae Villebrun
It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank a teacher when you see them! The teachers at Floodwood are amazing! They are dedicated to our students.
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Misty Waldron
First Graders improve math fact fluency in a creative way!
over 1 year ago, Misty Waldron
Joyce Holmes
Fourth graders head out to the school forest to study vernal ponds.
over 1 year ago, Joyce Holmes
Floodwood Athletics
May 5th @ 6pm is the annual Floodwood Sports Banquet. Hope to see everyone there! :)
over 1 year ago, Floodwood Athletics
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
3rd graders will be celebrating moving up to another level on the Super Improver Wall tomorrow. This is in recognition of overcoming obstacles and achieving individual goals they have set to becoming better students. GOOD JOB!
over 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Tara Fierke
Make your reservations for a relaxing evening on May 23rd from 4:30-6:30. Ladies Spa Night has a variety of essential oil ideas. Contact Patti...
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Tara Fierke
If anyone has a business or craft that you'd like to sell at the Mother's Day Boutique on May 6, please contact Liz Kabus for a table reservation and details!
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Liz Kabus
Senior Class Trip to Chicago! Many adventures and lots of laughs.
over 1 year ago, Liz Kabus
Geraldine Davidson
Tree planting scheduled for this Friday and next Monday is postponed. Date will be announced when it is scheduled.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jon Reker
Students created short interview videos about a real world problem they thought students needed awareness of. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8N3WQwjDGluU2JYM0ZCN2F5OEE
over 1 year ago, Jon Reker
Tara Fierke
Only 2 slots left to fill the CPR refresher course on May 18 from 5:45-9:00. Cost is $42. Please preregister tfierke@isd698.org
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten and preschool students spent yesterday afternoon picking up litter from our fields and playground. Let's keep our school clean!
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Amanda Fjeld
7th and 8th graders get some fresh air after working hard on the math MCAs.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Geraldine Davidson
Third Grade works on their reading and library skills in the Library Media Center.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Students ROAR with Polar Pride when they know and model the expected behavior in the Library Media Center.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Students know how to use their browsing sticks and re-shelve books.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Huge Polar Pride shout-out to this Floodwood student who wrote a poem that was selected to be published in the 2017 Young American Poetry Digest.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Huge Polar Pride shout-out to these five Floodwood students who wrote poems that were selected to be published in the 2017 Young American Poetry Digest.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Joyce Holmes
Fourth Graders made the newspaper by going out to the school forest looking for vernal ponds. We had a great time measuring the pond, looking for bugs, and identifying trees in the area. Watch for photos of this event soon.
over 1 year ago, Joyce Holmes
Geraldine Davidson
Want to help plant trees on Friday or Monday morning? Contact your PreK~6th grade child's teacher for planting information and to let them know you can come. Spade shovels are welcome.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Floodwood foresters coming to help K~6 & 8th grade students plant 160 red oak and maple trees in the school forest this Friday. Prekindergarten students will plant on Monday.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Five Floodwood students wrote poems that were selected to be published in the 2017 Young American Poetry Digest. We're very proud of these young poets about to be published.
over 1 year ago, Geraldine Davidson
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
First two sections of Reading MCAs with the third graders went well today with everyone having a good attitude! Everyone came ready and excited to do their best! Thank you families!!
over 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten Families: We will be doing outdoor education activities on Monday and Tuesday afternoon with the preschool classes. Please have your child dress for the weather.
over 1 year ago, Jen Bartsch
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd grade Math: Today we put into practice what we learned about midpoint of a shape and midpoint of a line.
over 1 year ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Liz Kabus
Come join us!
over 1 year ago, Liz Kabus
Liz Kabus
We need more vendors for our Mother's Day Boutique on May 6th. Same day as the Farm Fest!
over 1 year ago, Liz Kabus
Rae Villebrun
New welcome rugs!! Polar Bears ROAR with Pride!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Amanda Fjeld
Al "Haitian Temptation" Sands with some FHS students.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Amanda Fjeld
FHS was honored yesterday to have Al "Haitian Temptation" Sands in our school speaking with the students. Al is a professional boxer, coach, mentor and Floodwood graduate.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Fjeld
Rae Villebrun
7th graders are taking their Reading MCA tomorrow! Get good rest!
over 1 year ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
Today's softball and track meet have been cancelled for today. There will be practice after school as normal.
over 1 year ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students. We are very proud of your hard work!
over 1 year ago, Tara Fierke
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Our FAST Math test has been reacheduled to tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19 at 8:45! Having a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast would be the best way for students to be prepared! Thank you parents and families!
over 1 year ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Tara Fierke
Al Sands is back on for Tuesday 4/18! He will be presenting to the students at 12:30 in the large gym. See you there!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Kelli Kolu
Pre-K enjoying STEM activities with Peeps, marshmallows, and jelly beans!
almost 2 years ago, Kelli Kolu
Tara Fierke
Junior High basketball open gym every Tuesday starting at 4:30-6:30
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Sarah Lindstrom
6th grade Science Fair projects!
almost 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Geraldine Davidson
Come and check out the Junior Class sale
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Come and check out the Junior Class sale
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Come and check out the Junior Class sale
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Come and check out the Junior Class sale
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Come and check out the Junior Class sale
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Come and check out the Junior Class sale
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Geraldine Davidson
Come and check out the Junior Class sale
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
David Tollefson
Science Fair judging
almost 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Jesse Wahlin
4th graders showing off their hard work!
almost 2 years ago, Jesse Wahlin
Jesse Wahlin
A great day for MCA testing! Everyone looks excited!
almost 2 years ago, Jesse Wahlin
Tara Fierke
Our guest speaker, Al Sands, who was slated to be at the school Tues. 4/18 has to postpone his visit. We'll let you know as soon as a new date is set.
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Jon Reker
Last day for Rummage sale at the High School 8-3pm, bring quarters and make bundle offers to support Prom, thank you all for your donations.
almost 2 years ago, Jon Reker
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Science Fair Project: 2nd grade measured "Water Grow" animals over a 5 day period. We learned other uses for this super absorbent polymer.
almost 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Amanda Fjeld
Family Fun Night!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tara Fierke
A Fantastic Family Fun Night! Check out all of the great projects our families got to do this evening!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Jon Reker
Junior class Rummage sale in room 180, open now till 7pm today and Wed 8-330
almost 2 years ago, Jon Reker
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
1st and 2nd grade took a field trip to the Great Lakes Aquarium on Friday April 7th!
almost 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tara Fierke
Al Sands visit to Floodwood
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Jon Reker
Junior Class Economic Rummage Sale Monday-Wednesday 8:00-3:30 Tuesday night 3:30-7
almost 2 years ago, Jon Reker
Jen Bartsch
Math assessments are Monday morning for kindergarten. Have your child get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and be ready for a personal best!
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Group 2 of Reader's Theater "Hansel and Gretel: The True Story," a fractured fairytale. Hilarious!!
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Reader's Theater "Cindy Eller Plays Ball" after in the third grade! They were terrific!
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Jon Reker
Orders for 2017 Elementary yearbooks tonight $12, and you get last years Free
almost 2 years ago, Jon Reker
Tara Fierke
Adult, Child and Infant CPR class, May 18 from 5:45-9:00. Cost is $42. Please pre-register 476-2285 ext 70211 or tfierke@isd698.org
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Jon Reker
Elementary yearbooks for sale during conferences $12
almost 2 years ago, Jon Reker
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Third grade Poetry Slam was a big success! Thank to all that came to watch your students-they were amazing!
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
It’s BOOK FAIR week! Learn more about special book fair events, discounts, and how to order books online: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/floodwoodschool
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten Roundup is Friday, April 7th
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Jen Bartsch
Kindergarten students will have their spring reading assessments on Tuesday. Have your child get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast. Testing begins right away in the morning!
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Sarah Lindstrom
The 6th grade is learning about the Fur Trade, so we had our own "6th Grade Trade" where the students hand-made items to trade....becoming the voyaguer, trader and clerk, and setting up their own trading posts. Some things were replicas of European tools that were traded with the Native Americans for furs, and some items were things that the students just chose to make for fun!
almost 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
3rd graders are learning their 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10 multiplication facts. Practicing at home would be great!
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
3rd graders were able to find characters in their books that showed a growth mindset!
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood Students learned about the difficult and perilous journey that Taha Muhammad endured to escape Iraq and Saddam Hussein. His message of stay positive and never give up impacted students.
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Misty Waldron
Eager readers meet their reading challenges!
almost 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
Ms. Rebecca
Our class had a blast grooving to Monte!
almost 2 years ago, Ms. Rebecca
Tara Fierke
Students and community members had a fun day listening to the music of Monte Selby
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Misty Waldron
First Grade works on writing by authoring their own books about growth mindset
almost 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
David Tollefson
5th graders trying out Fatal Vision Goggles during D.A.R.E.
almost 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Monte and 3-6 th graders
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
David Tollefson
Monte Selby talking with 3-6 grades today.
almost 2 years ago, David Tollefson
David Tollefson
Monte Selby talking with 3-6 graders today.
almost 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Rae Villebrun
JAMD
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
MONTE SELBY PERFORMANCE LIVE AT 5:30 in FLOODWOOD SCHOOL Gym
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Tara Fierke
Floodwood Talent Search students in Chicago today
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Steven Svatos
Spring FAST testing for Reading and Math will start next week.
almost 2 years ago, Steven Svatos
Terry Gilbertson
ECFE Sleigh Ride in March
almost 2 years ago, Terry Gilbertson
Terry Gilbertson
Early Childhood Sleigh Ride
almost 2 years ago, Terry Gilbertson
Geraldine Davidson
Scholastic Book Fair is coming April 3-April 7 to the Talent Search Room (next to the library). Come shop and help us buy books for the library. Will be open during Parent Teacher conferences. Watch the author videos below.
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Kelli Kolu
We enjoyed writing in shaving cream!
almost 2 years ago, Kelli Kolu
Rebecca Walzak
This week we will be learning about rain and rainbows.
almost 2 years ago, Rebecca Walzak
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Black light bowling was the favorite of 3rd graders
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Kellee Young 3rd Grade
MONTE SELBY sneak preview TUESDAY 5:30 SEE YOU THERE!!!
almost 2 years ago, Kellee Young 3rd Grade
Geraldine Davidson
The Floodwood Library has big changes going on and welcomes you to come visit. The community is welcome to sign up for a Floodwood School Library card so you can enjoy a good book and discussion.
almost 2 years ago, Geraldine Davidson
Liz Kabus
Don't Forget: Monte Selby, motivational speaker and song writer will be visiting our school this week. Family and Community event begins at 5:30pm Tuesday. See you there!
almost 2 years ago, Liz Kabus
Jen Bartsch
Preparing to strike! PBIS bowling trip K-6th
almost 2 years ago, Jen Bartsch
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
We identified subject and predicates and created our own. We viewed a video clip (https://youtu.be/cbSu2PXOTOc). With the crow as the subject we created predicates to describe the bird's journey!
almost 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Amanda Fjeld
Fun with cylinders in Math 7
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Arcade Fun
almost 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
2nd Grade PBIS Bowling and Arcade
almost 2 years ago, Tim Nelson 2nd Grade
Cortes
Hola!! This week in Spanish, we talk about the Mayans and one of their largest and most important cities "Chichen Itza", please ask your child to tell you more about this story. The students drew pyramids and decorated them with beautiful colors, some built pyramids with pieces of cardboard and wood. Here is a small explanation so you can talk with your child about it: “In the world of the ancient Maya there were many sacred days, most often associated with celestial events. But none perhaps more widely celebrated than the Spring and Fall Equinox at the ancient site of Chichén Itza in central Yucatan. Dominating the center of Chichén Itza and the center stage for this event is the remarkable Temple of Kukulcan (the Maya name for Quetzalcoatl), often referred to as "El Castillo" (the castle). Great sculptures of Plumed Serpents run down the sides of the northern staircase, and are set off by shadows from the corner tiers on the Spring and Fall equinox. This twice-annual spectacle is said to have captured the hearts and imaginations of the Maya and Toltec people who once inhabited this robust ancient city.”
almost 2 years ago, Cortes
Sarah Lindstrom
6th grade bowling fun!
almost 2 years ago, Sarah Lindstrom
Lois Persons
Economics Class is requesting Donations
almost 2 years ago, Lois Persons
David Tollefson
Fifth graders bowling in Grand Rapids.
almost 2 years ago, David Tollefson
Jon Reker
Tech 8 students using google slides to teach eachother how to play a board game
almost 2 years ago, Jon Reker
Rae Villebrun
No School on Monday, March 27th---Teacher Inservice Day
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Liz Kabus
Pie Auction and Bingo When: Saturday April 1, 2017 Where: Rich Event Center Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Sponsored by: Floodwood Sr. Class of 2017
almost 2 years ago, Liz Kabus
Amanda Fjeld
2017 Donkey Ball Champions - Floodwood Fire Department.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Fjeld
Cortes
Learning a second language: How parents can help? . A parent’s attitude toward language learning is crucial to a child’s success, and parents don’t always recognize the value of learning a second language in a changing world. Why learn a language? It’s likely to help your child become a better thinker, as well as giving her/him an advantage in the work world. Here’s what you can do to support language classes at your child’s school and language learning at home:  Help your child make time to practice. Learning a language is like learning to play an instrument.  Have your student teach you to say something in the language every day. Explaining is learning. Let your child laugh at your mangled pronunciation – and correct you.  Ask Ms. Cortes for resources your child can use at home.  Provide videos, books and music in the language. Here are some suggestions; all the programs are FREE- GRATIS! -Oh Noah Spanish BBC -Salsa Spanish Episodes Georgia Broadcasting -Peppa Pig in Spanish YouTube
almost 2 years ago, Cortes
Tara Fierke
Attention all students. Homework Help is available to students from 2:30-5:30 every Wednesday at the Hope Lutheran Church. If you attend Homework Help you can earn extra credit in the subjects areas you work on. Students also have the opportunity to earn hours back for unexcused absences from school. Please sign in at Homework Help and list the subject areas you work on. Don't forget to sign out to receive the credit for the hours you are attending.
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Liz Kabus
Support was great last night for the senior Donkey Ball Event....thanks to everyone who rode and came out to support us!
almost 2 years ago, Liz Kabus
Summer Opacich
Final day of training and graduation for the Polar Pride team!
almost 2 years ago, Summer Opacich
Lois Persons
Preschool for 2017-2018 Application Deadline is April 7th 4 Year Olds - FREE Programming! 3 Year Olds - based on family income Applications available in the office or contact lpersons@isd698.org.
almost 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Lois Persons
Join us for ECFE! (for birth to age 5)
almost 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Rae Villebrun
Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team on their win against Wrenshall! Next game will be Saturday at 7:15 p.m. against Carlton at the HIbbing Memorial Building. See you there!
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Tara Fierke
Sophomores & Juniors at the career fair at ICC today
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
More of the celebration!
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Celebrating Read Across America--Thank you to our teachers, high school students, and community members who were volunteer readers and listeners!
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Misty Waldron
First Grade Celebrates Read Across America Day!
almost 2 years ago, Misty Waldron
Rae Villebrun
Floodwood Girls Basketball--7:15 pm at Hermantown High School---Support our girls against Wrenshall tonight!!
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Holly Griese
Mr. T's 5th grade class celebrating Read Across America day
almost 2 years ago, Holly Griese
Tara Fierke
Check out the upcoming band events!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Rae Villebrun
7th-12th Grade Students will be attending a presentation by Scott Harvey called IamSomeone on March 1st. Check out www.speakingofharvey.com to learn more.
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Lip Sync--February 17th
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Senior High Honor Roll--2nd Quarter
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Rae Villebrun
Junior High Honor Roll-2nd Quarter
almost 2 years ago, Rae Villebrun
Lois Persons
LAST CALL FOR 2017 YEARBOOKS!! All orders must be in by Friday (Feb 25th) to guarantee your $50 quality yearbook. To order, go online at Jostens.com or contact Mr. Reker at jreker@isd698.org.
almost 2 years ago, Lois Persons
Tara Fierke
It was a fun SnoDay at Floodwood! 8th grade won the tug of war championship, 11th grade won the snow shoe relay and 8th grade won the sled pull
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke
Floodwood School
Juniors and Sophomores moving into the championship dodgeball tournament on Friday. Good luck!
almost 2 years ago, Floodwood School
Tara Fierke
Roller Skating for our Quarterly Celebration
almost 2 years ago, Tara Fierke