Bruneau Elementary Newsletter

September 2020

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct.12th School Board Meeting at Rimrock 7 pm

Thursday, Oct.14th End of First Quarter

Tuesday, Oct 19th-20th Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, Oct. 22nd Teacher Inservice

A Note From Mr. Meyers

BGV Families,

The teachers and staff at Bruneau and Grand View Elementary school are excited to be back in school. We are thankful that we have been able to spend the majority of our school days so far in-person and hope that things stay "normal" for the remainder of the school year.

Just like every year, our students took their benchmark reading and math assessments in August. We are proud that this year our scores were higher than previous years and the typical summer learning loss was minimal. Thank you for everything you do at home to support the success of the students of BGV! We are ready to have an amazing 2021-2022 school year.


Mr. Meyers

K/1 Miss Wampler

Kindergarten and first grade have been working on writing opinions about why we like something. We are also talking about how we use a growth mindset to keep trying new things that will help our brains grow. For math kindergarten is learning about the ways to make 3, 4, and 5. First grade is working on writing equations using a number bond and finding the missing number. In science, we have been learning about what animals need to survive and the seasons of the year. Mrs. Buckingham joins us each week for Positive Action where we learn about filling each other's buckets while being kind to others. Students are excited to earn the positive action badge for good behavior during this time.

2/3 Mrs. Fouts

Students have been working so hard this month. I can hardly believe all of the topics we have covered in such a short time. In Social Studies we have been working on important people in history, which is tying into what we are learning in 3rd grade reading. It is exciting to see the students make connections and recognize people from history. In Science we are working on changes in matter. We are doing experiments about solids, liquids, and gases.

In Math, 3rd grade is currently working on adding and subtracting three digit numbers. They are doing so well. 2nd grade is working on word problems and we have just started pictographs and bar graphs.

We have also started doing some directed drawing on Thursdays. I am very impressed with how well they are doing. I hope they are showing you their creations when they bring them home.

Thank you so much for entrusting me with these wonderful, lively children. They make me smile everyday.

Mrs. Fouts

4/5 Miss Davis

The 4th and 5th graders have been busy exploring and discovering! In math the 5th graders are moving onto decimals, while 4th graders are working on multiplication and division. In language arts we are finding everything from figurative language, plot, theme, and text structure to author's craft and voice in our weekly stories. We are also working on opinion writing and most students really enjoy any chance to freewrite! In Social Studies we are starting Idaho state symbols. In Science we are exploring animal adaptations and habitats and ecosystems. We even did some experiments with Crisco shortening to explore adaptations in animals like blubber in polar bears. We are all working hard to expand our learning! We look forward to having you see some of our work during parent teacher conferences!
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Idaho Lottery Scratch for Schools

We would like to thank Cassandra and Hadley Folkman along with our capacity builder Earnie Lewis for participating in the Idaho Lottery Scratch for Schools Event. They were able to earn $402 for Bruneau Elementary School!
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September Cape Run

Each month, we select students from each grade level that have shown outstanding growth on our Istation reading or math assessment to participate in our cape run.

September's students are: Jonnie Nuti, Wyatt Lisle, Hattie Bachman, Marilyn Black, Roan Folkman, and Clancy Black.

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September Students of The Month

Our September students of the month were chosen for solving small problems independently.

September Shenanigans at BES

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