The Anchor

Feb. 4, 2014

Parent-Teacher Conferences Sign-Up Feb. 10

We would like to encourage all parents to schedule a conference time so we can share successes and make plans for finishing the year strong with your child. Please contact Mrs. Ceaglske or Mrs. Lemberger to schedule a meeting outside of the designated conference nights if you would like to talk with us sooner or if you feel you would like to meet for more than ten minutes.

In the Classroom . . . .

Math - We are continuing to work on calculating surface area of prisms and pyramids. Please refer to Schoology and/or Mrs. Lemberger's web-site for specific lesson content for unit 4.

Language Arts - Our focus this week is close reading for information and analyzing text structure using our Time for Kids magazines. We'll also be reading about some WWI events and analyzing the different ways that the information is presented.

Science - Students will be learning about the history of astronomy and begin studying the characteristics of the universe. Because it is hard to do a lot of hands-on experiments, this unit involves a lot of instruction on nonfiction reading strategies and note-taking, as well as developing study skills to prepare for tests.

Social Studies -We are wrapping up our WWI unit. The quiz and Chapter 10 map are due on Friday. We will be starting a research project on Wednesday. Students will choose an aspect of the Great Depression to research. They will be complete an electronic project and share that information with the class.

Barlow Planetarium Fieldtrip - Feb. 21

Here is the tentative agenda for our Barlow Planetarium and DePere Cinema Fieldtrip.

8:35 Leave school

9:30 Arrive at Barlow Planetarium

10:45 Arrive at McDonalds - students may bring money to buy lunch or bring their own bagged lunch

12:00-12:30 Arrive at DePere Cinema - soda and popcorn will be provided. Students may bring extra money to purchase other items.

3:00 Arrive back at school

Haven't seen the permission slip yet? You will need to print, complete and return it to school by Friday, Feb. 14.

Looking Ahead . . . .

Feb. 7 = Early Release 1:08

Feb. 14 = WPS Presentation - electricity

Feb. 20 & 25 = Parent-Teacher Conferences

Feb. 21 = Barlow Planetarium and DePere Cinema Fieldtrip

Feb 28 = Full day of school

March 18 = Registration and Informational Meeting for incoming 7th graders at Bay View