Ms. Kilar's Class News

Friday, October 14, 2016

Predator Prey

We had a lot of fun and a beautiful day yesterday out at Nubs Nob for our Predator Prey field trip. The students had a great time learning about how to survive in the wilderness as a predator or prey animal. Be sure to ask them what animal they were, if they survived and what techniques they used to survive. Huge thank you to Mrs. Dickson, Mrs. Keller, Mrs. Liddy, and Mrs. Swadling for helping out and playing or Predator Prey game with us.


  • Reading - We read a tall tale, "Stormalong," and learned about understanding him as a character. We worked on using details and examples from the text to support our thoughts about Stormalong.
  • Writing - This week we learned about personal narratives. We read a few examples of personal narratives and started brainstorming for writing our own personal narratives.
  • Grammar - We worked on capitalizing proper nouns.
  • Spelling - Homophones


We started chapter 2: Multiplying by 1-Digit Numbers. Students were excited to do some algebra (5 x n=15). Our focus this week was on interpreting multiplication equations as comparisons, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7. Students have also had several opportunities to practice their math facts on XtraMath.


Science- We were fortunate enough to have a presentation given by representatives from the Think Energy with Efficiency United and DTE Energy. The students learned about renewable and nonrenewable resources, different forms of energy, insulators, and conductors, and more. Your child is coming home with their Take Action Kit today. Please complete the Home Energy Worksheet and send it back to school by October 28. We can earn a grant of up to $100.00 for the classroom if we return these. This money can be used to offset the expenses of upcoming field trips.

We continued learning about structures that animals use for protection and support by, reading, note taking, working in groups to act out different animals and identify what structures are used for protection, support, or movement, and students wrote an essay about an animal of their choice describing its different structures and how they are used.

Think Energy

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 26 and 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, Oct. 28 - Offield Nature Preserve field trip
  • Monday, Oct. 31 - Halloween Parade and celebration after lunch
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 - No School - Teacher Inservice

Specials Schedule

  • Monday - P.E.
  • Tuesday - Music
  • Wednesday - Art
  • Thursday - P.E.
  • Friday - Music

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on Oct. 26 and 27. Please take a moment and click the link below to sign up for a conference or call Mrs. Zoerner in the Shay office to make an appointment. If the days/times available do not work for you please contact me to arrange an alternative.

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