Newsletter: Week 25 of 37

Winter Trips to Neighborhood House!
March 13 - 17, 2017

   I posted a BUNCH of new pictures in the classroom photo album. >> Click here to view them! As for this week, we will be going on my most favorite field trip of the year! Our journey to the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals is always a student favorite, especially since we have been learning so much about how to identify properties of minerals in science lab. I will be gone on Wednesday, as Jen and I will be learning more about foster care and the possibility of hosting kids in the city who don't have anywhere else to go. Please be praying for us as we think about our family's future. Make it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week

Grant Kolberg!

Topics to Talk About at Home

Have you asked your child to read their Persuasive Business Letter to you? We have been working on developing professionally formatted letters to persuade or convince someone of something, whatever their chosen topic is. Some letters are turning out really well, but some need a lot of help, unfortunately. Your child should have a pink packet in the Writing section of their binder or accordion folder with details about the assignment. They were supposed to have it typed in Google Drive by last Friday, so I encourage you to ask them to open the document on your computer/tablet/phone, and then read it together.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 14 - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
  • Mar 21 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
  • Mar 23 - Puberty Talk (2:00-3:05) (info below)
  • Mar 23 - End of 2nd Trimester
  • Mar 24 to Apr 02 - No School (Spring Break)
  • Apr 03 - Start of 3rd Trimester
  • Apr 07 - Report Cards Emailed
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Judges | Memory verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 
  • Math - Chapter 4
  • Science - Solid Earth Unit | Rock Collection Lab due 4/4 (more info below)
  • Social Studies - Ancient Greece Unit [view Mrs. Proulx's website for more]
  • Read Aloud - The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • Reading - Book Groups: Hatchet, The Giver, or Matilda
  • Writing - Persuasive Business Letters (informational packet in binder/accordion folder)
  • Spelling - Lesson 13
  • Grammar - Adjectives Unit
  • Other - Music Sharing slips due Tuesday
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Science: Rock Collections Lab

Our science lab instructor, Mrs. Swain, assigned the students a Rock Collection Project, which is due on the morning of Tuesday, April 4th. Each student should collect at least 8 different rocks or minerals in order to identify them. The students must NOT know the type of rock or mineral collected (it would defeat the purpose of attempting to identify it in Science Lab). Please use an ordinary egg carton to collect them, numbering the carton spots #1-8 for the rocks or minerals to be placed in. If anyone has extra egg cartons at their house, please bring them in for students who do not have one to use for collecting. This has already been explained to the students in class. Thank you, and please direct any questions to Mr. Riedl or Mrs. Swain.

Puberty Talk

Each year, the 5th and 6th grade classes schedule a talk with the students about adolescence and general changes to expect. This year's Puberty Talk will be held on Thursday, March 23rd. You should be receiving a permission/email notification from our school nurses soon. Please read their message and if you do not want your child to attend, you may reply to them indicating that you wish for your child to be excused from this talk. If you do not respond to their email, they will assume that your child has permission to attend. Please feel free to contact me or the school nurses if you have any questions.

Other School-wide Events

Be sure to read the WHCS Weekly News to learn more about other school-wide events at West Hills Christian School. It is emailed to the entire school regularly on Friday afternoons. Thanks so much!

Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 971-361-6113 (mobile) |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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