• Maple Street Park

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 6/8/2021


    The trip to Maple Street Park was a blast. We were so happy that the temperature cooled down a bit for the walk over. The children were very well-behaved and got to climb the structures on the playground, play some gaga ball and kickball, jump off the high dive and frolick in the water with their friends. It was the BEST! 

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  • Meet Charlene

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/28/2021

    Meet Charlene, our first of many chicks (we hope.) Today she came out of the incubator and joined the class on the floor for morning meeting. She is sweet, soft, and very loud. 


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  • Outdoor Learning

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/26/2021


    We've been spending a lot of time learning outside these days. There is a special spot at the end of the school driveway. If you look closely, there are two trees intertwined so that it looks like two friends with their arms around each other. I call them the Friendship Trees and this is where we go to learn outdoors. 

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  • Learning to add bigger numbers

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/25/2021


    In math we know that there is only ONE answer, right? But the way we solve the problem may be different depending on the student. During math time, we are learning several strategies to help us solve multidigit addition and subtraction. Today the children created posters with models so we can refer to a strategy when solving math problems. 

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  • Rainy Day fun

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/24/2021

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    Do we ever let the rain get us down? NO WAY! It's been so hot outside that a little cool rain is a relief. So today we stopped what we were doing and ran out to enjoy the light drizzle before getting back to work. Ahhhhh.....

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  • Hatching Chicks (continued)

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/21/2021


    Here they come! Our first chick has hatched and several more are starting to make their way out of the shell. This is so exciting!

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  • Still Staying Safe

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/20/2021

    COVID restrictions have lifted around the state but here at Hiawatha we are still practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Some of the children are forgetting masks lately. Please remember to send your child to school wearing a mask every day. Thanks for helping to keep our school safe. 


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  • Blowing Bubbles

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/19/2021

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    It's not ALL reading, writing and math that you learn in school. It's Wacky Wednesday and today we are learning how to make bubbles! 

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  • Candling our Eggs

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/11/2021

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    Today we candled our eggs to learn whether they were fertilized or not. 

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  • Exploring with blocks

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 5/7/2021

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    Today we spent some time using our math manipulatives to build. 

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  • Meet Mrs. Hultgren

    Hi friends. Thanks for visiting my page. Let me tell you a little about myself. I'm thrilled to be in my 24th year of teaching here at Hiawatha Elementary School. I've been teaching second grade for about eighteen years, but I started at Hiawatha as as a kindergarten teacher. I am super-lucky to report that I absolutely LOVE my job. I have a lot of fun with kids because quite honestly, I believe that I am still a kid myself...

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