Challenge News

November 2015


What we're learning:

We are continuing our study of Geological Forces and have really delved into volcanoes lately. For the end of the unit, we are having our students work on projects in the classroom. That's why it is important that they bring their own electronic device to class, if possible. We are, also, going to be studying geysers, rock erosion, weathering and deposition over the next few weeks, as well as careers that pertain to geological forces.

Remember to send the Challenge homework folder (the thin plastic pocket folder), a snack & water to Challenge each week. SNACK MUST BE TREE NUT AND PEANUT FREE.

You may consider leaving the Challenge homework folder in your child's backpack so that they don't forget it on Challenge Day.

Please help us keep you updated by signing up to receive text messages from us via Remind 101. Text @bhegt to 81010 If you haven't signed up, yet, please do so.

TWITTER!! To see all the fun activities and lessons in Challenge follow us @JudySederholm and @RezaieMina. You can also search #BHEhuskies and see all the wonderful learning that goes on around our campus.

Mrs. Rezaie's parents ONLY: Most students are connected with our Challenge SeeSaw. I have sent an email invite to parents who have not yet connected. Please take a moment to connect to our class and see all the fantastic things we are doing in Challenge. It's a great way to stay connected with all the happenings in our classroom. If you do not have the email or the QR code (your child brought home), please email me and I will send you an invite to access your child's journal.

If you have SeeSaw set up for your child's homeroom, all you have to do is click "add child" and you can add our class to your existing account.

Please let me know if you have any questions about SeeSaw.

Our Week

Monday: Second Grade

Tuesday: Fourth Grade

Wednesday: Third Grade

Thursday: Fifth Grade

Friday: First Grade


Challenge 1st, 2nd and 5th graders are selling lemonade before and after the fourth grade musical on Tuesday, November 3rd. The proceed will go to Ocean Conservancy since we will be studying Oceanography later in the year. A SignUpGenius was sent out to 1st, 2nd and 5th grade parents. Please click on the link to sign up to help.

The Challenge 3rd and 4th graders will be selling lemonade during the second grade musical later in the school year.


We will be working on our end of unit projects and researching and would appreciate it if you would allow your child to bring their electronic device to Challenge. Make sure to label with his/her name.

Here is a list of Apps we would like you to download on your child's device. They will be using these Apps to create their end of unit projects.

My Secret Diary


Pic Collage




Please encourage your child to go to our Challenge website to continue his/her learning on Geological Forces. Here is a link to our site


Programs we think are great for Challenge students.


Chess is offered on Thursdays after school for students in 3rd - 5th Grade.

Spring semester will start in January. If you are interested in signing up your child, please look for information about registration in the Alaskan Pipeline toward the end of November.


We want to thank you for helping our Challenge rooms by supplying Volcano Cakes and all the supplies needed to make our lessons even more fun. The kids really enjoyed our yummy Volcano Cake lesson, building volcanoes, and all the other hands-on activities. Please be on the lookout for future SignUpGeniuses.

If, in the last minute, you can't provide the item you have already signed up for, please let us know immediately so we can go out and purchase the items ourselves. We are depending on these items for our lessons.

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the parents and students for making my birthday week wonderful. Thank you, Tara Bergman, for getting the message out that I was having a birthday. It really was a wonderful week! Mrs. Sederholm


There are a few items that we would like for our classrooms. If you feel compelled, please help us out.

  • Baby wipes
  • Clorox wipes
  • Fluorescent Post-It notes
  • Color copies - email Mrs. Rezaie



I wanted to let you know that I will be absent for a few weeks due to an upcoming surgery. I will return to work, just as soon as I am able. We have already arranged for a substitute to take over my duties while I am gone. Her name is Bonnie Austin. She is a regular sub around our school and is familiar with the school. Mrs. Rezaie and I are working with her to make sure that everything is in place and will run smoothly while I am away. If you need anything while I am away, you should contact Mrs. Rezaie. She can help you with any questions you may have. Thank you for all of your well wishes! I'll be just fine and will be anxious to get back to my students!