Sunday, October 21, 2012

Newsletter October 19, 2012

Friday, October 19
       Dear Parents,
       Another week has gone by, where has the time gone?
       The students are now on their second unit in social studies. They are learning about the early people of America. To help learn the unit I divided the students into groups. Each group took a lesson, learn the concepts and vocabulary and teach it to the rest of the class. The students are doing an excellent job with this. The first group had a video presentation, a taste test of native food (salmon, squash, and fruit salad) and a cooking demonstration. WOW! I am looking forward to the rest of the presentations.
       In reading the students are reading their second book. After each chapter they are writing in their composition book something that is called a thoughtful log. The log can consist of any vocabulary words that they thought were interesting, what they thought of a character or characters in the chapter, what they thought of the setting, theme or any connection they might have with that chapter. The idea behind this is to give students the chance to increase their comprehension.
       Two major events are happening next week. The first is the WKCE testing. The schedule went home earlier this week. The second is that it is a short week. The students will be dismissed at 11:00 on Wednesday and there will be no school on Thursday or Friday. Because of the testing and the short week the students will not have the Harvest Party on Wednesday. It will be scheduled later in the fall. Have a wonderful weekend.
Connie Johnston


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