We live in Ralston, Nebraska. It is a city next to Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is on the east side of the state and is right next to the Iowa border. Ralston is a city by itself and has not been annexed by the city of Omaha. There are about 8,000 people who live in Ralston.
Ralston Public Schools is one of the smaller school districts in Omaha. There are 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. We will not add any schools to our district because other school districts surround Ralston. So we will always be small!
Mockingbird Elementary School has about 350 students. We are the only school in the district and in the city of Omaha to offer an optional calendar where students start school in July and follow a year-round schedule. The rest of us start school in early August. We have P.E., Music, Library, and Art for specials. Our school has a courtyard with a garden/outdoor classroom in the middle. Each grade level and class is responsible for taking care of a certain part of the garden. Sometimes we get to have class in the garden.
Mrs. Peters doesn't have a classroom of her own students because she works with students in 1st grade through 6th grade. In total, there are 79 students that work with Mrs. Peters throughout the week. She also has two paras that help her.