Keefe, Kingsley & Ward
February 8 - 22nd: Sports items for Ecuador
February 22nd: Yearbook forms are due
February 24th: Six Flags Reading Logs are due
February 25 & 26: No School
March 1st: Picture Day for new students
March 14th: Spring Conferences (optional, more information to come)
March 23rd: D.A.R.E. Graduation
Spring Conferences will be taking place March 16th & 17th to align with PLE's schedule. These conferences are OPTIONAL. IF you would like a conference, please choose a time using Family Access (the same way you signed up for Fall Conferences). If you have trouble with this process, please send your homeroom teacher an e-mail.
Also, remember that these conferences are optional and that information on 6th grade or math placement for next year will not be available for these conferences, as we need data from later in the year to make this determination.
Pewaukee Community Fair
Horizon is participating in an exciting program that encourages our students to read for fun. Read to succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school's deadline (February 24th) is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Park.
Here is a link for more information and reading log sheet.
Next week we will be interpreting the remainder in word problems. Depending on what the word problem is asking, students either need to round the remainder, turn it into a decimal or just forget about the remainder. On Friday, February 19th we will have our first division quiz. (Please check the homework page for any changes).
The main focus for writing lessons this week was "writing the perfectly balanced essay." Using an analogy of a cake with frosting, students took a look at their essay to see if it was balanced or not. Many found that they either lacked research and evidence to back up their opinions, or they rarely took a stance on the issue and the facts that they were presenting.