In Mrs. Perez’s computer class on Friday, April 27, students learned how to code. Student were able to watch videos and tutors online and learn how to code using Minecraft as an example.
In Mrs. Torres’ class, students learned how to make seat belts for eggs. Students learned how to cut and measure string to the right length and made sure the seatbelts were secure on the eggs without breaking them.
Riley Hospital Fundraiser
From April 29 to May 2, Bibich will be participating in the Riley Hospital Bucket Fundraiser. Everybody is asked to make a small donation, in which all the proceeds will go to Riley Hospitals. During the week, the students can participate in dress up days including sock and hat day.
On April 10, fourth grade students had their famous Hoosier presentations. Students were able to pick one famous Hoosier to look into, write a paper about and present. Students were encouraged to dress as their famous Hoosier and bring in props that connected with the Hoosier. Famous people were Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Peyton Manning and Orville Redenbacher.
Lock Down Drill
On March 20, Bibich held a lockdown drill at the school. Students, staff and local police departments participated in the drill. The scenarios of students and staff getting injured and a shooter on the premises were practiced to ensure that the students and faculty knew what to do in those situation. Thank you to everyone who participated and made everything run smoothly!
During the week of March 19-23, Bibich will be holding their annual Penny Wars. The money collected is awarded to Lake Central seniors who are former graduates Lake Central elementary and middle schools. Money collected by Bibich goes directly to former Bibich students.
Ace+ Teacher Award
Miss Snow has been nominated at Gus Bock Ace Hardware in Dyer. Voting has been extended to Monday, March 19 for students. The teacher with the most votes will be the recipient of a grand prize giveaway courtesy of Gus Bock Ace Hardware in Dyer. Thank you to everyone who has voted so far!
Learning Life Cycles
The third grade classes at Bibich learn about the life cycles of animals. The students make crafts that show the life cycles of baby chicks and tadpoles. Students used their handprints, plastic eggs, and fuzz balls to demonstrate the stages of life the chicks were in.
On Feb. 22, Aaron Reynolds, author of Nerdy Birdy, visited Bibich Elementary. Reynolds played a game with the students to help the students understand his message. Reynolds wanted to spread his message about bullying about how everyone is unique in their own ways. Reynolds then read “Nerdy Birdy”or “Creepy Carrots” to the students.
Valentine’s Day Party
On Wednesday, Feb. 14 BBibich had their annual Valentine Day classroom parties. Parents of the students volunteered and helped organize the parties. Some parties included different games like bingo, crafts and exchanging valentines with each other.
Jump Rope for Heart
On Feb. 13, Bibich held their annual Jump Rope for Heart. Students in all grades participated throughout the day by jumping rope, playing basketball and playing Just Dance. The students raised money leading up to Jump Rope for Heart to raise awareness for the National Heart Association.
Ace+ Teacher Award
Ace Hardware is holding an award for teachers who are the most deserving to be able to win a prize kit. Students are able to submit their favorite teacher and soon afterwards, 5 finalist will be announced and all those in the community will be able to vote for their favorite one.
Fourth grade students were able to create projects that were able to help with every day tasks. Some ranged from having coffee creamer at the tip of your fingers to a cradle to put a baby right to sleep.
Computer Science Day
On Jan. 23, Bibich led their first Computer Science Day with Ms. Perez and LC Technology Trainers and staff. Students were able to work with technology, including headphones and caterpillars and were also able to make coding bracelets.
From Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, Bibich will be selling their yearbooks for the 2017-2018 school year. The price for each yearbook will be $15. Make sure to pick yours up today!
On Jan. 26, Bibich held their annual PTO dance. Students and families were able to dance and listen to music, enjoy pizza and play with balloons. All proceeds went to the PTO at Bibich.
During the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, Bibich held their annual book fair. Students were allowed to go to the book fair during their class time in the library. A wide variety of books were available for the students to purchase along with poster, pencils and toys.
100th Day of School
At the beginning of January, Bibich students celebrated the 100th day of school. Students were able to dress as if they were 100 years old. Students also created a variety of posters that held the theme “100”.
Bibich held their annual movie night for the students on Dec 1. Over 50 students showed up and watched the movie “Pete’s Dragon.” The students were able to eat popcorn and enjoy the movie with their friends.
For the first grade classes at Bibich, the students learned about foreground, middle ground and background in art class. They painted the background with snow, the middle ground with birch trees and the foreground with a cardinal bird.
Veterans Day Assembly
On Nov. 10, Bibich held their annual Veterans Day assembly. Over 30 veterans showed up to the program and the whole school sat in attendance. Throughout the assembly, the fourth grade choir sang, students read speeches and the Kahler Band performed.
Support Our Troops
Throughout the month of November, Bibich will be collecting donations to send overseas for those serving our country.
Student Council Elections
The student council at Bibich will be holding elections for new positions. The student council would be able to vote on who will fill each position. Those running for positions are able to campaign and make posters to promote their self.
Halloween Parade and Parties
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, Bibich had a Halloween parade around the school. The students were able to wear their costumes and show them off as they marched around the school. The students then marched through the gym and were able to see all the other student’s and teacher’s costumes.Also, Bibich had their annual Halloween classroom parties. Parents volunteered and helped organize the parties and set them up. Some parties included different games like bingo, wrapping toilet paper around students, and pictionary, crafts, and lots of snacks. The students were able to dress up in their costumes to celebrate Halloween.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
The students at Bibich were able to decorate pumpkins and place them in a contest. The students were able to vote for the best pumpkin from their grade level so there was a winner from each grade.
Red Ribbon Week
During the week of Oct. 23-31, Bibich had the Red Ribbon Week. During that week, the students are educated on why alcohol and drugs are harmful and why they should steer away from them. One of the activities during the week was Chinese acrobats. The acrobats performed one of their shows for the entire school and the lesson was the acrobats wouldn’t be able to perform as well as they did if they were on drugs.
Because of Winn-Dixie
Mrs. Crary’s third grade listens patiently to their teacher as she reads out loud the book “Because of Winn-Dixie”. Mrs. Crary would stop at certain points in the book and the students would say the word she stopped on to make sure they were all paying attention. After reading each chapter, the students would come up with their own chapter titles for the book.
Fourth Grade Gym Class
Ms. Noel had her fourth grade gym class play human Foosball. The students were separated into two teams and the object of the game was to kick the soccer ball into their opponents net and to get the most points. The students couldn’t leave the circle they were standing on and couldn’t kick the ball to the left or right of them.
First Grade Gym Class
Mrs. Hanson’s first grade class attends gym class with the gym teacher, Ms. Noel. The students will warm up with simple exercises just skipping and jogging. Afterwards, the class played an educational game involving two dice. The one dice had numbers on it and the other one had exercises on it. Students would roll both dice and would have to do so many of each exercise, depending which side the dice would land on.
Family Math Night
On September 7, 2017, Bibich Elementary held its first Family Math Night. The goals for the evening were to help parents develop a better understanding of the new Indiana Academic Standards and the Lake Central School Corporation math curriculum. The new standards allow the students to think, wonder, explore, pose and solve problems about the real world. Numerous families and teachers spent the evening learning about math and playing math games.
Mrs. Huffman’s 4th grade class goes over one of their first homework assignments of the year. After checking over their homework, Mrs. Huffman has her class work on coming up with essay topics for their first essay of the year too. Topics from the students ranged from adventures with their dog to traveling to another planet.