Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Manatees - Sea Trek

Ms. Throckmorton's 4th grade class had an IVC with Sea Trek (MOTE Marine Lab) in Sarasota, Florida.  We learned a lot of new information and enjoyed watching the manatees swim and play and eat.  We also saw a video of these special two manatees that are trained. 

The students enjoyed playing a "training" game where Ms. T. was the manatee and the students were the trainers.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Don't Eat Me!

N C Wildlife - Distance Learning
2nd Graders Study Food Chains

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wildlife Habitats

Group work! Can you discover your habitat with these clues? -- animal tracks, plants, trees, scat, specific animals -- you have to think and follow the clues!

Wildlife Habitats

5th Graders in Ms. Esser's class have a class on ecosystems with NC Wildlife Resources.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Buds, Bark, and Berries

NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Great Videoconference for 3rd Graders!

"Don't Eat Me"

N C Wildlife Resources
Great Program for 2nd Graders!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

3rd Graders - Beannie Babies

The third graders are measuring Beannie Babies (in centimeters) to create a spreadsheet of Beannie Baby Heights.  They will make a graph of their data.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sea Trek

Mrs. Knox' Kindergarten Class Goes to Sea Trek in Sarasota, Florida to learn about sharks! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Fun Run is About to Begin!
"Get Ready"

"Get Set"          


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's Wild?

Kindergarten students are enjoying their first videoconference this week with the NC Wildlife Resources program, "What's Wild?".  These 30 minute programs discuss the difference between wild animals and pets.  Pets need someone to give them food and water each day.  Wild animals find their own food and water.  They also learned about different ways to group animals.
Wings or No Wings
Tails or No Tails
Feathers or No Feathers
Four Legs or Other
Swim or Don't Swim

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fire Prevention Week

It's Fire Prevention Week and all students will visit the Rural Hall Fire Department and learn about fire safety and prevention.  Do you remember "Stop, Drop, and Roll?"  Ask your child what that means.

To begin the week, the Fire Station held Open House on Sunday from 2-4 PM.  Fun was had by all with a dunking booth, a crashed car, free snow cones, the little Fire Truck, and of course, Smokey the Bear and the Fire Dog!

4th Graders Have Read-in

The Demon Deacon visits Rural Hall School and greets the Principal, Rusty Hall.  He was at school to share his love of reading with students.  Several football team members came and read to the students.

Monday, September 26, 2011

4th Graders Learn About the Earth

This class of students is learning about the Earth as seen from space with NASA educator Michael Hare. In this photo the students are looking at the pool where the astronauts train. This pool is 40 feet deep!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Colonial NC

5th grade students learn about life in colonial North Carolina from the Woosley's.

NASA Science

A View from the Top
Students participate in videoconference with NASA - Johnson Space Center, as they learn about satellites and remote sensing. - Great program!

Donuts for Dads

Donuts for Dads was a big success at Rural Hall School today as hundreds of dads came to school with their children. Thanks, PTA!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lunch Time!

Grandparents Days

Come to lunch with your grandchild on these days:
Sept. 14 - 1st & 3rd grades
Sept. 15 - K & 4th grades
Sept. 16 - 2nd & 5th grades

Monday, August 22, 2011


Mr. Hall, Principal, shares new information and research on formative assessment.


Mrs. Cotton, Assistant Principal, leads a workshop on electronic evaluations.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Thanks, PTA - You are appreciated!
Great beginning to a new great year!


Great food and great company!


Staff lunch on 1st day.

Teachers are Back!

Our great teaching staff is back!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back to School

The teaching staff returns to Rural Hall on Wednesday, August 17.  Open House is August 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM. The first day for students is August 25.  The school day is 7:55 AM - 2:25 PM.  Hope to see you at Open House!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fund Schools First!

Education rally in Raleigh 4-8 PM, May 3.

Friday, March 18, 2011

March Math Challenge

Ms. Gentry's class during the math challenge with Ms. Dow's 2nd grade from Michigan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In celebration of Dr. Seuss...

Ms. Hollifield's and Ms. Earp's class in the computer lab with Ms. McDermon listen to a folktale from India; then they write about the story in celebration of Dr. Seuss.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Teacher Dinner & Impromptu Baby Shower

Kristal Tickle, former Spanish teacher, is having her first baby.

Ms. Lickfekd's 3rd Grade Class

Learning about web 2.0 tools in the computer lab.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

RAP - Ms. Church's Kindergarten

RAP - Read Around the Planet with Flint, Michigan - Kindergarten Fun!