September 16 – September 20

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 15, 2019

Upcoming Events:

September 20 – End of fundraiser – orders and money are due on Friday. We will be sending home a note with information about our Greenfield trip the following week.
September 20 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15
September 27 – Walk-A-Thon – Donations are needed! If online doesn’t work for your family to gather donations, a paper copy for fundraising was sent home Friday.
Below is the link parents can click on to sign your child up for online donations.
October  15 – Fundraiser pick up at door T between 3:00 and 4:00.

October 17 – Greenfield Village field trip

October 18 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

This week in the room:

Read – a – Loud – The Year of the Dog

Reading – Higher level predictions

Writing – Moving through the writing process

Math – Estimate sums and differences of fractions and mixed numbers

History –  How do cultures change as a result of contact?

Science, see Mr. Karel’s blog:

http://ckarel.edublogs.org

September 9 – September 13

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 8, 2019

Upcoming Events:

September 11 – PTC Meeting from 7 – 8pm in our Alward cafeteria

September 20 – End of fundraiser
September 20 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15
September 27 – Walk-A-Thon – Let’s be the winning class!!!
Below is the link parents can click on to sign your child up for online donations.
October  15 – Fundraiser pick up at door T between 3:00 and 4:00.

October 17 – Greenfield Village field trip

October 18 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

This week in the room:

Read – a – Loud – The Year of the Dog

Reading – Bringing characters and stories to life, make text-based predictions

Writing – Setting goals

Math – Adding and subtracting fractions, finding common denominators

History –  How do cultures change as a result of contact?

Science, see Mr. Karel’s blog:

http://ckarel.edublogs.org

Two Important Events

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 6, 2019

First – Our first PTC meeting is on September 11 from 7 – 8pm! This will be in our Alward cafeteria. You will learn about our Alward activities and rumor has it Dr. VanderJagt will be stopping by.

There will be a door prize drawing! The class with the most parents representing them will win a class pizza party! Wouldn’t that be great??!!!

PLEASE come!!

Second – September 27 is our all school Walk-a-Thon. Please be sure to read the paper that was sent home yesterday with all the information about this event. The prizes for the winning classes are GREAT! I hope our class wins the trophy and the 1st prize gift card! Please help us raise money for Alward!

September 3 – September 6

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on September 2, 2019

Upcoming Events:

September 20 – End of fundraiser
September 20 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

October  15 – Fundraiser pick up at door T between 3:00 and 4:00.

October 17 – Greenfield Village field trip

October 18 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

This week in the room:

Read – a – Loud – The Year of the Dog

Reading – Summarizing text and knowing your characters

Writing – Generating narrative ideas, use mentor texts to help us notice good narrative story qualities

Math – Comparing and adding fractions

History –  How do cultures change as a result of contact?

Science, see Mr. Karel’s blog:

http://ckarel.edublogs.org

 

August 26 – August 29

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on August 25, 2019

Upcoming Events:

 August 26 – First Day!
August 30 and September 2 – No school
September 20 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

October 17 – Greenfield Village field trip

October 18 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

This week in the room:

Read – a – Loud – The Year of the Dog

Reading – Choosing and sharing “Just Right Books”

Writing – Review writing skills, write paragraphs

Math – Fractions and mixed numbers

History –  How do we Study Social Studies? Thinking like a historian, a political scientist, a geographer, and an economist.

Science, see Mr. Karel’s blog:

http://ckarel.edublogs.org

Welcome

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on August 21, 2019

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!
*** If you are a parent from last year and no longer want an email each time I update simply click unsubscribe.
 

Supply List 2019 – 2020

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on June 5, 2019

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

*Paper plates

*Napkins

*Plastic spoons and forks

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!

June 3 – June 7

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on June 2, 2019

A BIG thanks to all the parents who joined us at Camp! It could not happen without parent help.  Camp was a wonderful experience for our students! 

(Photo credit: Mrs. Woodwyk)

Upcoming Events:

 June 4 – Field Day

June 7 – Early release, last day of school, students are released at 12:15

This week in the room:

Read – a – Loud – Johnny Tremain

Writing – Poetry

History –  What compromises were reached at the Constitutional Convention?

Math and Science, see Mr. Karel’s blog:

http://ckarel.edublogs.org

Reading Aloud

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on March 3, 2019

Why?

Readtothem.org shares that, “The benefits of reading aloud are remarkable! Studies have shown that reading to children helps them to listen better and longer, build better vocabularies, understand concepts better, feel positive about both books and learning, and more. When an entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book being read increases these benefits, and there is the added joy of building community in the school family.”  This is not to mention the added benefit of spending real quality time with your children while promoting the benefits of reading and school!

Fun Learning!

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 27, 2017

We had a fantastic day at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village! Thank you to the 11 chaperones and all the students.

The students came in excited this morning to tell me about everything the saw and learned. The room will be a buzz today! #grateful

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