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Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Frederick - FJH Math

May 10, 2019

Recently, the 6 th  and 7 th  grade afternoon math students teamed up to compete in tower building to reinforce STEM and problem solving skills.  The requirements were to build a free-standing structure that would be able to . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Guist - Kindergarten

April 3, 2019

Kindergarten by nature is normally a happy & engaging place for 5 & 6 year olds . However, it is the collection of special days that are experienced that add to the  "zest" of learning & create . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Lehman - Early Learning Academy Preschool

April 3, 2019

    Preschool is a busy place, as you can imagine! We have a lot of creative energy and enjoy showing it off. We build with all types of blocks and classroom materials. We create art with paint, markers, scissors and . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mr. Schneiderman - FHS Business & Computers

March 14, 2019

Hello All, Welcome to Business Education and Computers Classes! It has been a great second semester of the 2018-2019 school year and with daylight savings time now in effect, it is a sigh of relief that Spring is just around the . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. DeWall - 1st Grade

March 1, 2019

We are all looking forward to spring as we finish up the end of third quarter.  It has been a positive year of learning in our room.  The first grade students are using more of the reading strategies as they . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Ingram - Kindergarten

February 13, 2019

    Well, Kindergarten is a very exciting place! We are learning so many things during this first year of school. Our class has completed TWO bootcamps this year. During the first quarter we learned one letter a day. . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Joy - 1st Grade

February 13, 2019

The first semester was very busy in Mrs. Joy's first grade classroom.   We learned about apples and made our very own applesauce.  All of the students tried it and most of them thought it was . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Leddy - FJH ELA

February 1, 2019

"I have a dream...." These words became more meaningful after the 7th grade English and Language Arts students studied the words of Martin Luther King Jr.  Informational text has been the focus in Mrs. . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Genandt - 4th Grade

February 1, 2019

We have had a wonderful first semester in fourth grade Science and Social Studies! We started our year learning about the Earth, and how it was formed by natural processes. We talked about rocks, weathering and erosion, and even natural . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mr. Groom - 3rd Grade

January 15, 2019

It's a new year! With that it is also a new semester and time to begin science instruction in Mr. Groom's classroom. Students have been working hard the first week back to learn how to determine whether living organisms are . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Gregor, FJH Social Studies

January 14, 2019

It has been a very busy semester learning about social studies for the 6th and 7th graders in Social Studies. Students started the year identifying primary versus secondary sources and now have grown to sourcing by . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Murdock - Kindergarten

January 8, 2019

Room 8 is full of energetic kindergartners who are eager to learn! The Class of 2031 is a passionate group of kids with a lot of Cardinal Pride!      Mrs. Murdock's kindergartners have completed two . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mr. Genandt - 4th Grade

December 14, 2018

What an exciting time to be a 4th grade reader! We have sharpened our skills and enjoying see all of our hard work bring success. The 4th graders have read a variety of literature and have been focusing on how we can determine . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Kasten - FJSHS Special Education

December 14, 2018

The end of the year is a busy time in every classroom. Students are getting ready for finals, getting their last retake’s in, and working on fun activities that relate to the holiday season. The days go by fast, but we are still able . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Genandt - 1st Grade

December 7, 2018

We have been very busy in Ms. Genandt's first grade classroom enjoying a Thanksgiving feast and learning about different types of trees. We ended the month of November by having a first grade feast where the students made . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Edler - 1st Grade

December 3, 2018

This fall the students in Mrs. Edler's first grade classroom learned about apples and pumpkins. At the end of September, students learned about apples and made homemade applesauce.  Students enjoyed pressing warm cooked . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Griseta - FJH ELA

December 3, 2018

What are the story elements and how do they contribute to the development of plot ? How does an author develop narrator’s point of view in a fictional story? How do individual sentences or chapters contribute to the . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Williams - FHS Physical Education

November 30, 2018

In high school physical education, it is our goal to help all students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to be physically active in and out of school and throughout their lives.  This philosophy strives to . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Koester - FHS Agriculture

November 20, 2018

There were 6 FFA member that went to Indianapolis to National FFA convention October 24-26. The six were Jacob Green, Aiden Kuhn, Aaron Wubbena, Brandon Skoglund, Anthony Josephitis, and Abbey Brooks. The Forreston FFA went to the . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Snider - FJH ELA

November 12, 2018

In 8th grade ELA we have been reading the novel "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. It is about two stereotyped groups based on their economic status the Socials and the Greasers. The Socials are rich kids from the west side . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Forster - FHS Spanish

November 9, 2018

The Day of the Dead (Día de los muertos ) is a holiday celebrated widely in Mexico and other Latin American countries. On November 1-2 Forreston High School Spanish classes had the opportunity to learn about this . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Kaney, FGS 3rd Grade

November 9, 2018

It's hard to believe that we're already half way through second quarter. The year has really been flying by. Mrs. Kaney's class is confident that the year is flying by because we're having so much fun in . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Schiesher, 5th Grade

November 5, 2018

Wow, it's hard to believe November is already here!  Fifth grade readers and writers have been hard at work!  We recently finished up reading Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, where students learned about Nez . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Nelson - 5th Grade

October 29, 2018

       What do food, science labs, and cells have in common? Why the "Edible Cell Lab" of course! During the second quarter of this school year, the 60 students in Mrs. Nelson's fifth grade class . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Kennelly, 4th Grade

October 25, 2018

The 4th grade students in Ms. Kennelly's class are thinkers, learners, and problem solvers! We have had a great start to the school year. We have been working hard on our team building, our positive mindsets, and our . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Zumdahl, FJH Math

October 23, 2018

Integers, Rational Numbers, Opposites and Absolute Value?  These are all very new terms to 6th graders when we begin our unit on rational numbers. The students are learning quickly that they already know about positive and negative . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Yeager, 5th Grade

October 22, 2018

The 5th graders in Mrs. Yeager's classroom are energetic, hard-working and ready to learn!  It has been an exciting start to the school year and I am expecting great things from these young people as the year progresses! We . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Newell, FGS Special Education

October 15, 2018

It’s hard to believe October is already here!! Time sure flies by when you’re learning and having fun!! All the third, fourth, and fifth grade students have been working hard on increasing their math and reading . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Russell-Brown, FJSHS Art

October 12, 2018

Students have been very busy in art classes this year creating all sort of different projects. The 7th grade students have been learning how to add motion to their artwork through stop-motion animation. They are creating their own . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Winekauf, FJSHS Social Studies

October 1, 2018

As students have settled into a new school year, we are off to a great start.    Eighth grade Social Studies and High School United States History students are focusing on History repeating itself . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Magarity - FHS English

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Students have returned refreshed, freshmen are getting over their beginning of the year jitters, and we have had a great start to the new school year. English 1 students are working . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Michael - FGS 2nd Grade

September 28, 2018

We are off to a busy start in 2nd grade! The year began with the overall theme of being positive peeps! Our classroom decided that being "bucket fillers" instead of "bucket dippers" would help our classroom keep a . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Hill - GVGS Preschool

September 19, 2018

In life there are many firsts and for us it is starting Preschool! We have been learning many new things in the first month of school.  Here are a few skills that we have mastered or skills that we are still working on: . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Meyer - FGS 2nd Grade

September 19, 2018

We have had a marvelous start to our school year in Mrs. Meyer’s second grade class! Our classroom theme has a Dr. Seuss focus with some maps thrown in because the book, “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!” . . . read more

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Politsch - FJH/FHS Special Education

September 18, 2018

The school year is well underway in our Jr. High and High School Resource ELA classes! Jr. high Independent Reading classes are beginning to read a novel,  Bridge to Terabithia , by Katherine Paterson. Along with reading . . . read more

FVV Classroom Spotlight

Forrestville Valley School District 221 is proud to spotlight its talented and dedicated educators. Click on the name of the classroom below to see us at our best. Elementary . . . read more

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