October 16 – October 20

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 15, 2017

Upcoming dates:

October 18 – Picture retakes

October 26 – Greenfield Village

October 31 – Pumpkin carving party, from 2:20 to 3:30. Each child is asked to bring in a pumpkin to carve. If they will be riding the bus home that day the pumpkin will need to be an appropriate size to be carried on the bus.

This week in the room:

Math –  Place value , thousands to thousandths, adding and subtracting decimals

Science – Essential Question for unit 2 –Why do water levels of the Great Lakes change over time?

Writing – Interpretive Essay, ideas and drafts

Reading – Focusing on our characters – how they act and respond to events

Read – a – Loud – Wonder

Homework:

Math –  Tuesday and Thursday.

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

October 9 – October 13

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 8, 2017

Upcoming dates:

October 13 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

October 26 – Greenfield Village

October 31 – Pumpkin carving party

This week in the room:

Math –  Unit 2 Parent letter will go home on Monday. This gives parents a good overview of our second math unit. The unit will focus on decimals.

Science – Essential Question for unit 2 –Why do water levels of the Great Lakes change over time?

Writing – Interpretive Essay

Reading – Focusing on our characters – how they act and respond to events

Read – a – Loud – Wonder

Homework:

Math –  Tuesday and Thursday.

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

October 2 – October 6

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 1, 2017

Upcoming dates:  

October 3 – Vision screening at 11:00

October 13 – Early release, Students are dismissed at 12:15

October 26 – Greenfield Village

This week in the room:

Math –  solve real world problems, We are coming to the end of Unit 1. The students will take a review test to identify any areas of concern. Then, if needed, they will spend time reviewing those skills and retake the test.

Science – Essential Question for our first unit – How do we protect and maintain Earth’s natural resources, specifically the Great Lakes Basin?

Writing – Memoir:  drafting, revising, publishing

Reading – Focusing on our characters – how they act and respond to events

Read – a – Loud – Wonder

Homework:

Math –  Wednesday students who need to take Unit 1 test will bring home their review test to study for a retake on Thursday.

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

September 25 – September 29

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 24, 2017

It’s Spirit Week!

  • Monday-Crazy Hair Day! 
  • Tuesday-80’s Day!  Flashback to the 80’s by wearing neon colors, tight rolled jeans, and/or making your hair big!
  • Wednesday-Sports Day!  Support your favorite sports team by wearing jerseys, sweatshirts, or hats!
  • Thursday-Pajama Day!  Come to school cozy in your favorite pjs!
  • Friday-School Spirit!  Wear HPS or Alward spirit wear and support the Eagles!

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, September 27 – Butter Braids will be delivered to Alward. If your child has orders for 12 or less they will be able to take them home on the bus. It is helpful if they bring a cloth grocery bag to carry them. We usually have the braids in our classroom for pick up, however depending on the heat we may have to move to a cooler place. (They are delivered frozen.) If you are coming to pick up your orders, between 3 and 4, the office will let you know where we have them.

October 26 – Greenfield Village

This week in the room:

Math – Add and subtract with unlike mixed numbers, solve real world problems, identifying reasonableness

History – Finalize our Student Bill of Rights

Science – Essential Question for our first unit – How do we protect and maintain Earth’s natural resources, specifically the Great Lakes Basin?

Writing – Memoir:  creating leads and drafting

Reading – Literary conversations

Read – a – Loud – Wonder

Homework:

Math – Tuesday and Thursday

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a reading log to help them keep track of their reading.

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

September 18 – September 22

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 17, 2017

Upcoming dates:

September 28 – Butter Braids will be delivered to Alward.

October 26 – Greenfield Village

This week in the room:

Math – Add and subtract with unlike mixed numbers

History – Bill of Rights and Federalism (How are the powers distributed?)

Writing – Memoir:  creating leads and drafting

Reading – Making inferences and sequential retelling

Read – a – Loud – Wonder

Homework:

Math – Tuesday and Thursday

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a reading log to help them keep track of their reading.

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

September 11 – September 15

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 10, 2017

Upcoming dates:

September 14 – Art Prize installation – We drew 3 names of the parents who wanted to join us, Bryce, Markel and Molly are the students whose parents will be joining us. Thanks to all the parents who were willing to help us on this trip.

September 15 – Butter Braid fund raiser ends, all orders and money need to be turned in by Friday.  It’s our first early release Friday. Students will be dismissed at 12:15.

September 28 – Butter Braids will be delivered to Alward.

October 26 – Greenfield Village

This week in the room:

Math – Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

History – How is our government organized to limit power?

Writing – Memoir:  ideas, timelines and creating leads

Reading – Making inferences and sequential retelling

Homework:

Math – Tuesday and Thursday

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a reading log to help them keep track of their reading.

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

September 5 – 8

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 3, 2017

Upcoming dates:

September 14 – Art Prize installation

September 15 – Butter Braid fund raiser ends

September 28 – Butter Braids delivered to Alward

October 26 – Greenfield Village

This week in the room:

Math – Fractions, equivalent, compare and larger than 1

History – Government, constitution

Writing – Memoir, mentor texts and ideas

Reading – Making wise book choices and paying attention to details

Homework:

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a reading log last week to help them keep track of their reading.

Math – Wednesday

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

Welcome

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on August 31, 2015

Are you visiting our blog because you will be in this class next year? If so, WELCOME! 
While you are here, be sure to sign up for email updates on the right side of the blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessment and much more.
If you want to know more about me click on my name above. I’m looking forward to meeting each of you soon!
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Supply list for 2017 -2018

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on August 10, 2015

Supply list suggested for the classroom:

• Pencil Box

*Correction pen (not black)

• 1-Spiral notebook (wide rule)

• Sticky Notes

• #2 Pencils

• Crayons

* Colored Pencils

• Two Dry Erase Markers and one eraser

• Scissors

• Glue Stick

* Highlighter

For Classroom Use:

• Clorox Wipes

* Box of Kleenex
Highly Recommended Item

• Gym shoes to be left at school for Physical Education Class

Please do NOT bring a trapper keeper!  These are just TOO BIG!


Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on August 7, 2011

Mr. Bouwens and I spent some time this summer  up north visiting our daughter, Annie, who lives in Sutton’s Bay. While we were there we had liberal visitation rights to her dog, Dylan. He’s our grand dog and we love to spend time with him. One day we were driving around wondering what to do and we decided to go to Sleeping Bear Dune’s scenic drive. If you’ve never been I highly recommend it! It is a beautiful place. We all had fun enjoying the sights and smells. (Dylan loves new smells.) I wanted to share a few photos to show a bit of the beauty. I hope you enjoy them.

              

 

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