Northview News

November 15, 2015

Patient Learning - Advice from a Crow

Homework is really an opportunity for students to practice skills they are learning. Did you know that animal youngsters have homework too? For example, Caledonian crows have learned to use sticks to get grubs from inside logs and trees. But this is a learned behavior. Babies have to learn to use sticks so they go to “crow school”. They watch the adult crows in their family catch grubs. They hold the adult’s tools. They try, they watch, they try, and watch, again and again and again. It takes about a year of practice for them to learn to use a stick properly and actually get grubs with it. So, learn from the crow! Take a little bit at a time, and don't give up!

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Find out more about animals that practice to learn new things, or teach a family pet to do a new trick.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

2 Peter 1:5-7

Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Proverbs 16:32

Bristol & Marion Church Visit - Thank you!

Thank you to all who came and helped!

Hot Lunch Wednesday - Thanksgiving Dinner

This week, we will host the Senior Dinner; the menu is traditional Thanksgiving Dinner foods such as mashed potatoes, vegetarian turkey, and vegetables, and pie. Thank you to all who are bringing pie! :)

We Are Learning

Weekly Memory Verses

Grades 1-4: Please see sheet.
Grades 5-8: Quote (see homework sheet)

Grades 5-8 will be asked to write their memory verses for the Friday test.

Topics and Themes

  • Bible: Please see sheet (1-4); Faith in God (5-8)
  • Mathematics: For current topics and practice materials, please use links below.
  • Spelling: Week 3 (1-4); Word Study Contracts and Spelling City (5-8)
  • Reading: Comprehension and fluency strategies are learned and practiced as we read Charlie Horse (1-2), Summer of the Sharks (3-4), Phineas Gage and Salt & Pepper (5-8). We extend our usage of these skills during our independent reading time.
  • Writing/Grammar: Thanksgiving Reflections; Nouns
  • Social Studies: American Revolution
  • Science: Health; diseases

Upcoming Events

Senior Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 12pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Great American Smokeout Bible Lab (Grades 5-8)

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 12pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI


Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 12:45pm

9845 Campus Drive

Cadillac, MI

NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 8:30am to Sunday, Nov. 29th, 11:45pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Northview Christmas Program 2015 - "The Promised Messiah"

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 6pm

801 East Division Street

Cadillac, MI

Christmas Party - 11:45am Dismissal

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8:30am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

NO SCHOOL - Merry Christmas!

Saturday, Dec. 19th, 12am to Sunday, Jan. 3rd 2016 at 11:45pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

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