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.
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Supply list for 2016 -2017

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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

*Crrection pen (not black)

• 1-Spiral notebook (wide rule)

• Sticky Notes

• #2 Pencils

• Pencil top erasers

* Colored Pencils

• Two Dry Erase Markers and one eraser

• Scissors

• Glue Stick

* highlighter

For Classroom Use:

• Clorox Wipes

* Box of Kleenex

*Swiffer duster refills
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!


Thank You!

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on May 25, 2015

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As the end of our time together approaches I want to thank each of my students’ parents for their support this year! I was blessed daily by your children! This week at Alward our staff will acknowledge our volunteers. The 5th grade students made cards to thank the volunteers. Please stop by sometime this week and pick one up.

Mrs. Boers sent me a celebration picture. It shows many happy children! This event was only possible because of the help from several incredible parents!

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Great Last 2012 School Day

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on January 4, 2013

What a great day! A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers! The children had  a wonderful time. We were able to send Mrs. Garcia, from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, back with several gifts. These will be used by children in the hospital. Please enjoy these highlights.

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.

              

 

Mining Team

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on August 4, 2011

Miss Burmeister and I, stayed cool this summer in the Upper Peninsula learning about Michigan history.

In this photo, we are at Cliff’s taconite mine.  The underground iron ore mines were in full operation from 1867-1967.   The upper peninsula of Michigan is rich with iron ore and the mine location along Lake Superior is the perfect location for shipping the ore to other parts of the country.

 

We are standing with a group of teachers in front of a huge truck with GIGANTIC tires.  Can you find us?

 

More About the Northern History Trip

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on June 29, 2011

After crossing the Mackinac Bridge we headed to Marquette to visit the Museum of Ojibwa Culture. It was very cool! We learned about their history and what they are doing in the present to preserve their culture and crafts. They have youth programs all year to help the young remember where they come from. They teach the crafts of beading, stitching and much more. Both of our tour guides were natives from the area and were able to answer our questions. We sat in a long house and listened to stories about the Ojibwa people. I would go back to learn more if I return to that area. It was a wonderful experience!

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Northern Michigan History Trip

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on June 24, 2011

I was on a Northern Michigan History Trip this week with 20 west Michigan teachers. We bussed to new places each day and learned so much! We visited Fort Michillimackinac and learned, among other things, that some of the British soldiers who fought in our Revolutionary War came from that fort. We were able to sample bread, view an archaeological dig, and learn about the people who lived in the fort.

More comments and photos coming soon.

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