Entries by Kara Ensor

Kindergarten Coding

The kindergarten students at CES have started a Coding unit.  The students have been watching short videos about what coding is, and have practiced coding using several different games and activities.  These activities are designed to help our young learners appreciate how things work, and also to help them solve problems in creative ways!   Next […]

7th Grade Girls Finish Basketball Season

Pictured below is the 7th grade girls basketball team after their 2nd place finish in the CBMS Christmas Classic. Front Row: Ava Lawrence, Lilly Underwood, Juliana Dollens, and Caris Finlay. Back Row: Morgan Dimmit (manager), Bailey Schuering, Claire Korb, Nora Jimerson, Abby Asbury, Tilly Fox, and Desirae Johnston (manager).   The 7th grade girls basketball […]

BELIEVE Project Gifts Kindergarten Students with Pillows and Pillowcases

The kindergarten students at CES received new pillows and homemade pillowcases from Prairie Queen Quilting and Material Girl Quilt Club today.  These pillows and pillowcases are given to students in our school district every year as part of the BELIEVE project.  The kindergarten students were very excited to pick out their new pillowcases, and are […]

7th Grade Girls Basketball Places 2nd in North Callaway Tournament

Pictured below are the 7th Grade Lady Panthers after their 2nd place finish in the North Callaway tournament. The 7th grade girls basketball team has continued to work hard this season. Over the past few weeks the team has had games against Mexico, North Callaway, and Harrisburg. The girls beat Mexico (34-9) and Harrisburg (27-25). […]

7th Grade Girls Basketball

The 7th grade girls basketball season is underway and the team has already made a lot of progress since their first game! In the first week of play the Lady Panthers lost their season opener to Macon (31-22) and lost to OLLIS (42-7). The lead scorer against Macon was Juliana Dollens with 7 points, and […]

Kindergarten 1st Quarter Reading Celebration

At the end of each quarter the kindergarten classes celebrate the reading skills we have developed that quarter.  Our first quarter unit was called We Are Readers!  The unit focused on how kindergarten kids can already be readers when we look at and talk about “learn about the world books” (nonfiction), and when we retell […]

The CBMS softball teams have been working hard this season and look forward to their last week of competition. Below are the scores for the games we’ve had so far. The A team currently has a record of (4-6) and the B team’s current record is (2-4). A Team (4th place finish in Centralia Tournament) […]

We Are Readers!

In kindergarten we have been discussing how we are already readers!  We have been practicing reading in several ways including reading our poetry notebooks, by learning sight words, during whole group reading time, and through our reading curriculum lessons.  One of the favorite reading lessons among the kindergarten classes was going on a reading walk […]


The Chance Elementary PTO held a “PTO FUN DAY” for the students at CES on Friday, May 17. Each grade level got to visit the fun stations that were set up and run by PTO volunteers.  A few of the stations included sidewalk chalk, bounce house, parachute, and some relays! The kindergarten students enjoyed their […]

Three Nanny Goats Gruff

The CES kindergarten class has been practicing for their upcoming performance of Three Nanny Goats Gruff.  The students have been going to CBMS every day this week to practice and will be preforming their dress rehearsal tomorrow morning for the 1st and 2nd graders of CES.  The kindergarten class will have their final performance of […]