EDITION #26 - WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2020
February 17 - No School
February 20 - 1st Grade Music Program @6pm
February 20 - 2nd Grade Music Program @7pm
February 27 - Lucky Tray Day
February 27 - Family Event: Color Your World With the Arts
February 28 - 4th Graders to Burpee Museum
March 4 - Late Start
March 10 - 1/2 Day School Improvement (11:10am Dismissal)
March 13 - Fun Fair
March 20 - Love to Read Day
FAMILY EVENT - COLOR YOUR WORLD WITH FINE ARTS
Thursday, February 27
6pm - 7pm
Please join us for an Olson family event which will give you a chance to participate in a variety of activities that are representative of our wonderful "Fine Arts" program at Olson. You'll have a chance to play Gaga Ball, do some "make and take" art projects, use instruments and enjoy music activities, and challenge yourself with STEM! Families will have move together through the areas to allow everyone to experience a little bit of everything!
LOVE TO READ DAY
LOVE TO READ DAY 2020
MARCH 20, 2020
Each classroom will welcome guest readers who will share a special book and tell a bit about why reading is so important. You can bring your own book or ask for a recommendation from the teacher.
Please use the following link to sign up to be a reader:
CHALLENGER SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
District 200's Challenger Learning Center is offering exciting STEM and Space summer camp experiences for students entering grades 2-12! Check out our Drone Academy, Astronaut Training, Lego Mindstorms Robotic Programming and more by clicking on the link below! Space is limited!
Figurative language is when you use a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning. Writers can use figurative language to make their work more interesting or more dramatic than literal language which simply states facts. Here are a few ways to use figurative language:
- METAPHOR: Comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeness between them - For example, HER HAIR WAS SILK.
- SIMILE: A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as - For example, THE SUN IS LIKE A YELLOW BALL OF FIRE IN THE SKY.
We will continue to emphasize the use of figurative language in our reading and writing with special activities in February and March. Students and staff have had a lot of fun with this!