May 19th: STEAM Day in the Commons 1:15-2:30pm
May 31st: Elementary Track and Field Day
Students continue to read their good fit books for independent reading.
A good fit book means I pick it out, I have an interest and purpose for wanting to read it, I can remember and understand what I read, and I know most of the words in the book. Please practice this reading method at home.
After reading a book, students take a quiz on Accelerated Reader (AR) to show they comprehended what they read. Every book has points in AR. Every student has a set point goal to reach each quarter.
IXL information has been sent home. These assignments are introduced during class time, but can be done at school and home. These assignments are not mandatory and have no due date, but they are good practice skills that will benefit your child.
We had a visitor from the Ely Wolf Center on January 3rd, 2017. Andrew Broz works at the center and gave students an interesting presentation on wolf facts and myths. The children enjoyed learning about wolves and took home a booklet relating to what was covered in the presentation.
The third graders have attended two field trips this winter. On February 10th, students went snowshoeing at Katbetogama with Voyageurs National Park Ranger Lisa Maas. Then on February 24th, the 3rd and 5th graders attended a magic show called "Lights, Camera, Math!" at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids. Both trips were well received by students!
Students have been learning about website and personal safety while watching kid-friendly videos on www.netsmartz.org. Lessons covered have included: tell a trusted adult when you feel uncomfortable about something; don't give out any personal information to others; etc. The message is always use your netsmartz (UYN). Parents may wish to check out this website as it has a lot of helpful information just for parents!