What's going on...
Science - We finished up our first investigation in science this week. Next week we'll do some review on Monday/Tuesday. We're planning on taking our first science test on Wednesday! Look for a study guide going home TODAY in Friday Folders. The study guide is mostly vocabulary they need to know to be successful on their test. The test is not a vocabulary test, but it is very important students understand what the words mean. For example, the students won't be asked to define producer, consumer and decomposer, but they might be asked to look at a food web and label the producers/consumers/decomposers within the web. There were two quizlets created to help kids study their vocabulary. You can find them here and here. Please encourage your child to study a little bit each night. Study guides are due back on Tuesday :)
Language Arts - This week we finished revising and editing our personal narratives and were able to have some free choice writing time as the revising was taking place.
Social Studies - We took our first test on Thursday and I was very impressed with the amount of studying that took place. Many students put in time at home to prepare and I'm sure it will pay off. I will finish grading tests over the weekend. Our next unit is on American Indians and how they adapted to different environments. Blandford Nature Center slips and money are due by next Friday. I have extras if you need a new one!
Kenowa Hills would like your input! A parent survey link is below!
Attention All Dads and Father-figures. Our goal this school year is for every dad/father-figure to play on active role in our Watch D.O.G.S. program at least once this school year. We are calling this our Dad Challenge. Below is the link to sign up to be a part of our Watch D.O.G.S. program. We look forward to seeing you in our hallways.
10/17 - 10/25 - Book Fair (during conferences)
10/18 - 1/2 day (12:05 dismissal)
10/18 - Conferences
10/19 - Conferences
10/24 - Conferences
10/30 - Field Trip (Blandford Nature Center)