Lincoln Elementary School
Lincoln: Clay, Clay & MORE Clay! PDF Print E-mail

Over two and half days, our students at Lincoln Elementary created a lot of clay leaves, critters and other pieces for our final art sculpture. The final art sculpture will be placed towards the south end of Lincoln, partly facing 4th Ave. Artists, Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss from Ogden, Iowa work together making mixed media sculptures with things like clay, willow, metal, etc. They do a lot of artist in residence experiences with schools, as well as projects for hire. Currently they are working on a project for Reimen Gardens in Ames, Iowa. We are lucky to have them work with us on this spectacular tree sculpture for our school grounds. Pam & Ryk will visit again at the end of the month and work with small groups of 5th graders assembling & installing the final sculpture. The students have done an amazing job on this and the project has created a lot of excitement within Lincoln Elementary. Pictured here is the art in progress as well as what it will look like when it is done.

Lincoln: Bridge Building Assembly PDF Print E-mail

Recently, Rich Pierson from Iowa Bridge & Culvert shared information about the construction of bridges with students at Lincoln Elementary. Specifically, he spoke about the construction of the new bridge being built near Brighton. The fifth graders were very interested in this topic and had many questions. It was a great opportunity to have real world knowledge brought into our classroom learning experience. Thanks to Mr. Pierson for taking the time to prepare and share with our elementary students!


Lincoln Elementary Library will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair on Friday, March 27th during VIP Day. Hours are from 8am to 3:30pm.

We will once again do the Classroom Wish List Program. You can purchase books to donate for classroom libraries.

If you cannot make it to our book fair, please visit our online fair which runs until April 10th. You can purchase items and they will be delivered free to our school. Here is a link to our online fair:

Funds raised will help purchase books/supplies for the library. Everyone is invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.



Lincoln: Camp Invention PDF Print E-mail

Camp Invention is coming, for the 5th year, to Lincoln Elementary during the week of June 1-5, 2015 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Children entering grades 1-6 will spend their days participating in hands-on activities, pushing the limits during high-energy games and disassembling electronics to create something one-of-a-kind! If you register by March 20th, your student will receive a $25 discount by visiting and the discount is automatically taken off. Children of Washington CSD staff may register their children for a $30 discount by using the code HOST. This is an awesome camp! Talk to Janet Conrad or Julie Timmins with questions!

Lincoln: Shake Things Up Engineering Camp PDF Print E-mail

Several 4th & 5th grade students were "earthquake engineers" for the one week science camp, Shake Things Up, put on by Washington County Extension at Lincoln Elementary February 9-12. Students gained a better definition of science terms like engineering, shake tables, variables, richter, building codes and shear. Students also worked to design, test and redesign building skeletons with the goal to have it withstand a 7.0 simulated earthquake. "This camp was a great extension to the elementary science curriculum," said 4-H Youth Coordinator, Amy Green. "Our camp was a success with the participants. We look forward to using this material for future camps and classroom extension activities as well."

Green explained that youth seem to have an increased interest in the science areas. “The last day of camp, participants completed a survey regarding their experience. 11/13 students said they are more interested in science now,” reported Green. “We have made it a goal through Extension/4-H to work to serve those students.” Washington County Extension is working to set their summer camps which will include several special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camps. For more information on the camp or other science opportunities for youth, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811. Follow “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook to see more pictures of youth in action with science. (Pictures and article are courtesy of Amy Green, 4-H/ Youth Coordinator, Washington County Extension Service.)


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