Kohler Cougar News
February 1, 2016
We have been writing several drafts in our Writing Notebooks to practice incorporating qualities of a narrative. Last week we began creating a story mountain to organize our ideas for the topic we will write and follow through to the publishing stage. Some of us chose to use a topic we began writing over the past couple weeks and some of us chose a new idea to write as our narrative. We are all excited for the opportunity to write a story that develops our characters and applies what we have learned and will continue to learn about narratives.
We will most likely test over Topic 9 during the week of February 8th.
*Below is a link to our Math program. Here you and your child can access the text book electronically as well as download practice pages or homework. The students can also play games at a 5th grade level or below to practice basic skills.
Your child's username is their full name followed by the last 3 digits of their lunch number (no spaces) and their password is FHSD followed by their full lunch number (no spaces).
*There are also some links below to help practice math facts at home.
Week 20-Latin Morpheme -ject-
Week 21-Latin Morpheme -port-
*Below is a link to Spelling City. Here your child can print copies of a list if it happens to get lost and use games and quizzes to practice their words for the week. You can also preview the list for the upcoming week. Spelling City will also say the words as well, if your child needs guidance pronouncing a word.
Reminders and Celebration
Six Flags Reading Program: I will be collecting these forms on February 19th. If your child has been reading as a part of this program, please have him or her turn in the form on that date for a ticket to Six Flags.
Celebration: We have been setting an increasing goal for the number of students scoring 90% or above on our weekly Spelling test. We are proud to say that we have been gradually increasing our goal over the last few weeks and meeting it. Our ultimate goal is to have all 24 students score 90% or above. Last week we had 21 students score 90% or above. We had set our goal to 20, so we were extremely happy to see that we surpassed our goal and are close to our overall goal.
Read-a-Thon Update: Warren has raised a phenomenal total of $14,295 with $10,721.25 going back to Warren to help our school purchase literature resources. Our class has raised $145 dollars and our grade level has raised $750. So, huge thank you goes out to those who were able to donate and/or at least have your child set up their read-a-thon page. If you would still like to donate, it's not too late! Our read-a-thon will end February 4th, which is the last day to donate. Please ask your child about the read-a-thon page he or she set up to collect donations. If you have any questions, please let me know, and I can guide you through the process of donating or can help find out any more information you may need.
February 2-Yearbook 4:15pm
February 4-Last day to donate for Read-a-Thon
February 5-Week 20 Spelling Test
February 5-PTO Trivia Night 7:00pm
February 9-Yearbook 4:15pm
February 11-Week 21 Spelling Test
February 11-PTO Skate Night
February 12-No School (Teacher Professional Development)
February 15-No School (President's Day)
February 16-Yearbook 4:15pm
February 19-Leadership Day
February 19-Six Flags Reading Form Due
February 23-Yearbook 4:15pm
February 24-PTO Papa Johns Pizza Night