Wiley Weekly 11/13

Mrs. Wiley's Crew

Dear UMAC Parents,

On Wednesday, Woods Creek had its first ever Veteran’s Day Assembly. Our school invited 14 Veterans to be honored at a special assembly assembly! Each grade level gave a short presentation and Mr. Muehling led our school in a variety of patriotic songs. It was a huge success and all the students were able to learn something new while giving thanks to our special guests. Please check out our Homeroom App and Twitter for pictures!!

We’d also like to remind you that classroom donations for our winter surprise are due on Wednesday, November 18. Any donations are greatly appreciated!

Abby Wiley
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Happy Veteran's Day! 11-11-15

iPads vs. Textbooks - Opinion Writing

Our writers have made their opinion about whether textbooks or tablets will help students make the highest academic gains. Next week we will continue to research facts to support each argument. Finally, students will create a presentation to explain their argument to an audience (their classmates and a few school board members)! I’m proud of my writers as they are learning a lot about persuasive writing and why it is important to find evidence to support their opinions.

Science - Flippers

Students will begin Investigation 3, titled Flippers, on Monday. In this investigation, students will observe and compare the behavior of model catapults and explore and identify the variables of the “flipper system”. We will continue to design and conduct controlled experiments. Lastly, students will continue to practice making two-coordinate graphs to display the results of experiments

Our Raue Center field trip to see Chicago Boyz Acrobatics! It was AWESOME!

A note from Mrs. Marks: Community Harvest Food Drive

District 47 schools are participating in the Community Harvest Food Drive for the local food pantry. The drive runs until November 20. Please drop off any of the following donation items in our school office if you would like to participate: baking mixes/supplies, canned beans, canned milk, canned pasta/meals, canned chili, dinner helpers, dry pasta, rice, macaroni & cheese, paper goods, salad dressing, ramen noodles. Thank you for your support.

Mark your Calendars:

Wednesday, November 18: Early Release 2:00 pm

Thursday, November 19: Pie Pick up 3:45-6:00 pm in the cafe

Wednesday, November 25-Sunday, November 29: Thanksgiving Break