Grewenow Gazette

Vol 3.8

Mother's Day Virtual School Edition!

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

General Announcements

We miss you!

The BUILDING is closed but SCHOOL is NOT over, and students, staff, and families are not currently permitted into any school buildings...HOWEVER, there is still plenty of learning and fun taking place via the Grewenow online learning webpage and grade level Google Classrooms!

Below, you will not only find information updates, but snapshots and highlights from each classroom including learning updates, lessons, and even some student work samples.

  • Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 26 from 11:00 - 6:00PM for pick up of student belongings.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Selleheim at 262-359-6251 or

KUSD E mail Update- 4th quarter grading and graduation requirements

We hope families have received and reviewed an email that KUSD sent out on May 1st outlining how the district plans to move forward regarding student grading and graduation. If you have not received this email, please check your spam folder or contact the ESC at 262-359-6300 to answer any questions you may have.

An Important and Helpful Resource for Families From KUSD

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We invite students to view this simple, yet powerful video on kindness.
Kindness is a choice. May we always choose to be kind.


During times of change and challenges, we may momentarily loose focus on all that good that is still taking place in our lives. This activity sheet provides an opportunity for students (and family members) to take a moment and intentionally think about and discuss what they have in their lives to be grateful for.
We hope this activity will facilitate some great conversations regarding gratefulness.

Posting on Facbook

Families, we welcome you to send any photos or videos of our students participating in learning or other fun activities. Simply send us a private message on our Facebook page with a short explanation of the activity along with your photo or video.
We look forward to seeing our students!

Keeping Kenosha's Kids Safe

The following is a list of emergency numbers to call should any concerns regarding child welfare arise.
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Early Education

This week, students in Early Education class are learning about the parts of a flower! Mrs. Lesnik is picture to left with her flower picture. Students:

Can you name the parts of the flower? Please post your flowers that you created on Class Dojo to share with the class! Refer to your art page in our "parts of a flower slideshow", on Class Dojo, for examples of how to create a flower with different materials!

Students are also doing various activities from our Early Education Monthly Calendars. Here are a few pictures of our students work includinh: sequenced sticks in order from smallest to largest, drawing their families and labeling their names in chalk, and creating homemade play dough!


This week's math lessons in Kindergarten featured 5 different activities to explore and discuss patterns. Pictured below is one of those activities. The others, posted in the Kindergarten Google Classroom, encourage students to describe their thinking using math words as well as reasons why (or why not) the pattern(s) make sense.

Science featured a video on Monarch Butterflies and the following questions for family discussion:

  • How do monarchs change over their lives?
  • What domonarchs eat over the different times in their lives?
  • Where are some of the places that monarchs live?
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Grade 1

One of the activities in grade 1 reading this week was to create a Commercial for a book. This link is an example commercial for the classic Cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Students could record their commercial and post it to the Grade 1 Google Classroom page as they turn in their assignment.

Next week, the grade 1 teachers are challengind students to an EPIC book reading challenge. The student with the most logged time reading through the EPIC program will win a Google Meeting with a friend and their teacher.
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Grade 2

This week's grade 2 reading lesson reminded students that readers notice ways in which authors use words to make even a simple, ordinary thing be extraordinary, and they wonder, ‘What does the author really mean? They were to Listen to My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks. Hanoch Piven, the author, has filled this book with figurative language.

Students & families, can you figure out what Hanoch means in the following sentences?

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Grade 3

This week, the grade 3 students dove into equations and parentheses with a key idea being that the problem INSIDE those parentheses needs to be solved first in order to get the appropriate answer to an equation.

The fairy tale writing work also continued as this week featured Jack and the Beanstalk!

Grade 4

This week, the grade 4 team held a number of class meetings via Google Meeting. There was specific times for students to meet about math and clarify any misunderstanding around this weeks topics which included equivalent fractions and some pictographic math equations challenges.

In writing, students were presented with identifying main ideas versus themes. Check out one of the task cards below:

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Grade 5

Grade 5 students were given a link to Pony Pull Division, an online math game, creating an engaging opportunity to review division facts and build procedural fluency with dividends over 100.

Grade 5 studens were also invited to some Quizlet Live sessions for vocabulary this week via Google Meets this week. The trivia style oline application allows students to practice, show off their knowledge, and compete against their peers.

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