• Week of 11/11/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 11/11/2019

    Fifth Grade, Fourth Grade and Third Grade are continuing to practice how to surf the internet safely and efficiently for information. We are using kiddle.co as our search engine. It is a kid-friendly version of Google.

    Second Grade are learning about fables. This week we started with Tops and Bottoms.

    First Grade and Kindergarten are enjoying their 10th book from the 2020 Monarch Award List. This week's book is The Truth About Bears. Both grades will also continue developing their typing skills.

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  • Week of 11/4/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 11/4/2019

    Fifth Grade, Fourth Grade and Third Grade are practicing how to surf the internet safely and efficiently for information. We are using kiddle.co as our search engine. It is a kid-friendly version of Google.

    Second Grade is continuing to practice how to use a dictionary. We are going on a dictionary scavenger hunt this week!

    First Grade and Kindergarten are enjoying their 7th book from the 2020 Monarch Award List. This weeks book is The Little Red Fort (a version of The Little Red Hen). First grade will also focus on fiction elements like characters, setting and plot. Kindergarten will begin learning how to use their keyboards with Abcya's Keyboard Zoo.

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  • Week of 10/29/19

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 10/28/2019

    Fifth Grade, Fourth Grade and Third Grade are sharing their Make-A-Maps from Brainpop. They are also taking their end of quarter review quiz on "Using the Online Catalog."

    Second Grade is continuing to practice how to use a dictionary. We are working hard to alphabetize past the first letter!

    First Grade and Kindergarten are enjoying some stories and online activities about the fall. Every first grader has been able to log in to their computer without any help! We are now working on logging in and out quickly and consistently.

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  • Week of 10/15/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 10/15/2019

    Fifth Grade, Fourth Grade, Third Grade and Second Grade are taking their end of first quarter Reading Inventory to see how much their reading has improved. 

    First Grade is continuing to practice their usernames and passwords. Our goal is to be able to log into our computers without any help by the end of the first semester! 

    Kindergarten is sharing their 6th book from the 2020 Monarch Award List. This weeks book is A Big Mooncake for Little Star. They are also reviewing the alphabet and how to drag and drop with their mouse using ABCya's Alphabetic Order

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  • Week of 10/7/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 10/7/2019

    Fifth Grade, Fourth Grade and Third Grade are learning how to log into Brainpop with their student account information. They will watch a video and start their Make-A-Map project. Fifth grade will watch Cyberbullying, fourth grade will watch Digital Etiquette and third grade will watch Online Safety. 

    Second Grade is learning how dictionaries work. They will get some practice playing the dictionary games on Turtle Diary.

    First Grade is continuing to practice their usernames and passwords. Our goal is to be able to log into our computers without any help by the end of the first semester! This video explains why it is important to learn our usernames and passwords and to keep them safe: Bobo and Jackster.

    Kindergarten is sharing their 5th book from the 2020 Monarch Award List. This weeks book is The Rabbit Listened. They are also reviewing how to drag and drop with their mouse using ABCya's Make A Face.

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  • New School Year, New Library

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 10/1/2019

    During Parent Teacher Conference Week (Oct 7-10), please stop by and checkout our new Library Media Center!

    Library Media Center

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  • Week of 4/22/19

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 4/22/2019

    Fifth Grade is beginning their Wax Museum project. They will choose a person to study this week. The person they choose must have faced some type of adversity. 

    Fourth Grade is starting a Make-A-Movie project on any topic in Brainpop.

    Third Grade is finishing establishing a goal for their videogame this week. They will work on drawing a setting for the entire world of their videogame or several background pictures for the different levels in their game. Next week, the start recreating their ideas in Scratch!

    Second Grade is working on their habitat projects.

    First Grade is continuing to practice retelling with our puppet theater.

    Kindergarten is continuing to practice their usernames and passwords.

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  • Week of 4/15/19

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 4/14/2019

    Fifth Grade is investigating the difference between real news and fake news.

    Fourth Grade is enjoying the free time they earned this semester.

    Third Grade is finishing their character designs for their videogame. They will start establishing a goal for their game this week.

    Second Grade is working on their habitat projects.

    First Grade is continuing to practice retelling with our puppet theater.

    Kindergarten is continuing to practice their usernames and passwords.

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  • Week of 4/8/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 4/10/2019

    4th and 5th Grade practiced online safety with the website Interland. Students who volunteered to make video book reviews finished their recordings on Flipgrid and received a login code from Ms. Huizinga.

    3rd Grade began designing their own videogame! This week we started by creating a strong main character for our game. Over the next weeks the students will choose a goal for their character, pick a setting for their game. In three weeks, we will use the Scratch program to draw and animate our videogames.

    2nd Grade will finish typing their Diversity Book Reviews. Each student had an option to take a book from the cart or listen to one of the books through the Epic website.

    1st Grade practiced retelling a story with the puppet Theater made by Mrs. Bussan's fourth grade art classes! Students will take turns over the next few weeks so that everyone has an opportunity to use the puppet theater.

    Kindergarten continued learning their usernames and passwords so they will be ready for 1st grade!

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  • Week of 4/1/2019

    Posted by Kerrie Huizinga on 4/1/2019

    No fooling. We are back from Spring Break!

    3rd-5th Grade: Finishing up our Diversity Book Reviews. If you made a review video or want to watch a friend's video you can go to Flipgrid. You will need to get the login code from Ms. Huizinga.

    2nd Grade: Started their Diversity Book Reviews. Each student had an option to take a book from the cart or listen to one of the books through the Epic website.

    Kindergarten and 1st Grade listened to the book The Good Egg. 1st Grade practiced their typing with Dance Mat Typing Lesson 4. Kindergarten started learning their usernames and passwords so they will be ready for 1st grade!

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