Thursday, April 21, 2011

Michigan Research Project

* If you are beginning to look for sources of information, let me encourage you to use the following database website.
                - I have used KidsInfoBits and enjoy the articles on it from the Michigan History for Kids                            magazine.

* I would also recommend using the card catalog for our library, the public library, and the Ferris library.

Mrs. Nawrot's News April 21


This week we have introduced the Michigan Research project that we will be working on for several weeks. Students will be researching a Michigan topic. I recommend going to the public library, using the school library, and using the Kid Databases at to find information for this project. We will also be researching using Michigan books here in the classroom.

Our measurement test was today! We will be continuing our look into measurement with a look into weight and liquid measurements.

Back to Science
This week we looked at the moon and the phases it goes through. We explored the size of the moon using clay, and the students were surprised by how small the Earth and moon are compared to the sun.

Awards Assembly
The Awards Assembly for April will be April 28 at 2:30. Please join us as we recognize our accomplishments!

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Ups
Our last parent teacher conferences will be May 3 and 5. This conference can be a face-to-face conference or you may choose to have a phone call or an email form of communication. If you would please sign-up on the blue conference form and return it to me by Tues., April 26 I would appreciate it. Thank you!

No School
On May 6 we will not be having school. Instead, the teachers will be meeting for professional development. Hopefully the weather will be beautiful for you!

Earth Day
We were cleaning up the grounds around the school in honor of Earth Day. Be thinking of a way that you can impact the world around you!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1 Newsletter

We had a great week of writing! We worked on a diamante poem and a color poem. If you are looking for poetry to read with your child please check out Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Kenn Nesbitt, and Mary O’Neill. We will continue poetry our first week back from break!

We worked on moving forward in our AM this week. AM is Accelerated Math, and each student is working at their own pace and mastering concepts that they are ready for. It has been great to tackle individual student questions these last few days.

When we come back from break we will be doing a unit on Measurement, using scales, rulers, thermometers, etc.

Report Cards
Students will be bringing home their report cards today. Please look over the report card and let me know if you have any questions.

Battle of the Books
Most students really enjoyed the Battle of the Books. I am already looking forward to next year’s battle. I hope that we will have a list of all of the books so that students can begin reading them during summer break!

Back to Science
We will be studying the moon and the earth. Key words will be orbit, revolution, and rotation.

Talent Show
Talent show contracts and sign ups must be done in the office by April 12. The talent show will be on Friday May 13.

CCA Track and Field Club
Students are invited to Track and Field Club on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 for the month of April. Permission forms are at the bottom of the Cougar Mews.

Books Orders Due April 15 (Thanks)

Congratulations to Mrs. Benson-

Mrs. Benson had a baby boy this week. His name is Colton Henry Benson, and he was born on March 30 at 8:43 in the morning. He was 6 lbs. 2 oz. Both Mrs. Benson and Colton are doing well.

April Character Quality -
Gentleness and Humility
We will be looking into how gentleness and humility
can shape us into more compassionate people.