November 13th, 2017

The Kindergarten team at Edmunds Elementary spent the afternoon of November 3rd with all the kindergartners learning about pumpkins. Many of the students were not familiar with the “ins and outs” of the holiday staple; they began by making predictions about what may be inside the pumpkins, what it looks like, and how many seeds … Read more »

November 6th, 2017

Ms. Mishler’s 3rd grade just completed a unit of study on crayfish. This unit required students to analyze and describe the structures and functions of crayfish, as well as observe their behaviors and lifestyles. Using this knowledge students worked in teams to research crayfish by reading numerous passages, answer questions about the passages, label diagrams, … Read more »

November 3rd, 2017

Edmunds first grade teacher Mrs. Webb and 4th grade teacher Mrs. Keyser teamed up their classes for an inventive and collaborative STEM project in October. The student’s main goals were to apply their thinking as a Scientist, Engineer, and Mathematician, and use different technologies to complete the task. In order to accomplish their goals they … Read more »

November 3rd, 2017

On October 4th all the students (and many of the teachers!) at Edmunds Elementary participated in the Iowa Healthiest State Annual Walk. Thousands of Iowans across the state were encouraged to walk or run for at least 30 minutes during the day, an initiative driven by the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in … Read more »

October 3rd, 2017

“’Girls on the Run’ is so much fun!” is the motto we live by and chant constantly during Edmunds’ Girls on the Run practices. The girls work and run hard in work outs several times a week, and recently had their most special and fun day yet: all the participants received new running shoes! Thanks to community donors, as well … Read more »

September 21st, 2017

Edmunds first Annual Family Fun Night was a great success! The school was decorated with balloons and pennants welcoming students and families for a fun night of games, food and prizes.  Every grade level had a station set up for the fun and gave out prizes as students made their way around Edmunds. There was also a Bake Walk, … Read more »

September 21st, 2017

Edmunds Elementary is making it’s way as a “School of Rigor.”  Teachers are having kids work together  more and use critical thinking to solve problems on their own.  As one example, 3rd grade students in Mrs. Olson’s classroom worked together to create the tallest free standing tower that they could,  using only marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti.  One student in each … Read more »

September 13th, 2017

The United Way of Central Iowa teamed up with Edmunds Elementary on September 12th as part of the 2017 United Way Day of Action. For one hour that morning community volunteers worked one-on-one with Edmunds 3rd graders, utilizing a literacy kit based on the book What Makes You Cough, Sneeze, Burp, Hiccup, Blink, Yawn, Sweat, and Shiver? by Jean Stangl. Each kit contained … Read more »

September 11th, 2017

At Edmunds Elementary, Mrs. Webb’s 1st grade class and Mrs. Keyser’s 4th grade class have had an amazing start to the year! The two classes teamed up to work on their team building skills; the students’ were given the challenge to create the longest chain possible using only 1 piece of paper, scissors and a … Read more »

August 23rd, 2017

The first day of school can be exciting and scary at the same time. Edmunds kids started the year off with a great week, including the opportunity to practice school expectations, encapsulated by the school code of behavior: Respectful, Responsible and Caring. The first few days of school included students rotating through different responsibilities of … Read more »