MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - It has been a busy few weeks for Charleston R-1 Schools. Here are some scenes from the first days of school at Hearnes Elementary School.
An annual Hearnes 5th Grade tradition, it wouldn't be the beginning of the school year without Charlotte McNeary creating a giant fireball. This demonstration is part of a lesson on lab safety and the Scientific Method. Students also built a solar oven and used the Sun's radiant heat to cook s'mores.
During a team-building activity, Jamie Barber's 5th Grade Math students became superheroes by using math to solve different issues. One super-challenge was to walk through a half sheet of paper, which was solved by cutting the paper into a huge, thin circle. Another challenge was "Save the Earth," where students saved the "Earth" (a golf ball) from falling down by using marshmallows and toothpicks.