Principal's Post-its

News from Ms. Mendel for the Week of December 7-11

What's going on this week at DHE?

December

10- Husky-Mart opened from 7:45-8:10 a.m.

10- PTA Board meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

11- School Spirit Day

11- KHS Chamber Choir sings for us

11- Hitmakers Holiday Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

What's going on in our specialty classes for December?

ART NEWS from Mr. Zimmerman

The winter holiday season is upon us. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in art this December. Kindergarten will study size relationships with snow people. Using the circle shape- students are challenged to create three different size circles to form their snow person’s body. We link literacy with the visual arts in Lois Ehlert’s book to get cool ideas of how to decorate our snow people. First graders are going to be become expert cutters with the snowflake project. They will learn how to fold paper and cut the edges in specific ways to create beautiful symmetrical artwork. This month, second graders will be seeing the Nutcracker Ballet. Therefore, we will be tying in the visual arts with the performance arts by making rolled paper nutcrackers. Third grade will learn about reflective symmetry using oil pastels. The lesson teaches the students about the layering property of the oil pastel and how to mix new colors. Finally, our fourth grade students will explore line variance and line design with zentangles.

PE NEWS from Mrs. Brummel

During the month of December the Physical Education classes will continue to participate in a body and spatial awareness unit. This unit includes several activities with scooters and a variety of throwing instruments. I’m sure you have heard your student talk about “Battleship,” and the “Trashcan Game, “which are a part of this unit. Towards the conclusion of December/beginning of January we will begin our BASKETBALL unit of study. We are very excited to celebrate the holiday season and have some festive games we will be enjoying closer to the Winter Break.

3rd-4th graders now have access to the Physical Education Canvas Page. I have posted Fitnessgram testing scores as well as several resources for our Harrison Huskies. I encourage you to browse that page with your student sometime this week. K-2nd page is currently under construction and will hopefully be up and running after Christmas break J

Nutrition and health is another topic that is been explored in P.E. this month. These two concepts are very important to me and I hope to help each child learn about the food pyramid, activity levels, and the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise plan.

Winter is here and I would just like to remind you that even if the weather is snowy and wet and you send your child in boots to school- please do not forget to bring tennis shoes on P.E. days.

COMPUTER NEWS from Mr. Rowell

December will be a very busy month for students to take their mid-year iReady tests. Students will be taking these tests online and will be tested in both reading and math. Be sure to encourage your child to do his/her best. I'm excited to see the gains that our students will be making.

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