January 14, 2014
Happy New Year everyone! We are a week back into the new year and everything
is off to a great start. I hope that everyone had a healthy and safe Winter
In Science, we are planning and (soon to be) conducting experiments with
partners. These science projects are of the student's choosing and we are
planning for them to be on display at the Shawnee Mission School District R&D
Forum in the Spring. I believe we have some very creative and wonderful
ideas. There will be a "testing/experimenting day" sometime later this month
where all of the tests will be conducted AT SCHOOL by the students.
Hopefully, this will mean that everything can be controlled in the school
Third quarter also means Culture Reports and Studies. The students have
selected countries and have started researching and writing about them. This
activity will culminate on March 7th at 11:00 a.m. with the Culture/Country
Luncheon in the Westwood View gymnasium. This is always a great event - plan
now on attending!
Another upcoming classroom activity will be the Human Growth and Development
Unit that takes place in early March. Nurse Blevins will be sending a note
home soon about the video that the students will see and give parents an
opportunity to preview it. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free
to contact me.
Second quarter progress reports went home yesterday; this group is having a
fantastic year overall. As always, if you need to reach me, feel free to
email me. I consider it quite a privilege to be your child's teacher and hope
that we can continue to work together for their development and learning.