Mrs. Van Camp's Newsletter

November

Website of the Month: PRODIGY

This month's website is https://www.prodigygame.com/. Prodigy is a FREE curriculum-aligned math site for students in grade 1-8. Students create their own character and complete missions. My third and fifth grade LOVE doing math on this site! Go check it out and let the math learning fun begin.

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING...

Thank you to all who came out to Parent Teacher Conferences! I appreciate your support and your desire to see your children succeed.

We have enjoyed beginning reading the book, "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio this fall.


Social Studies: Michigan's important auto industry and this week we are starting to look at the differences between immigration and migration.

Reading: This week we are reviewing the elements of poetry by reading poems by Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost. Next week we will start a new unit on Community.

Writing: Students are continue to work on mentor text sentences looking at the different part of speech as well as sentence structure. This week's story is, "The Man Who Walked Between the Two Towers."

Science: We are continuing to learn about how energy and how it can be stored as height. Students are investigating how hills give roller coasters energy by creating their own bumper coaster.

Math: Chapter 4 is on how to divide one digit numbers. New vocabulary includes: dividend, divisor, quotient, remainder, multiples, compatible numbers, and the Distributive Property. I am so proud of the hard work these kiddos have been doing in math!

IMPORTANT DATES

December

7 Highland Pines Christmas Concert

11 Kingston Band Concert

11 Kingston Connection Family Holiday Party

12 CARDS Assembly

13 PE-Nut with Mrs. Bauer

14 First Marking Period Bowling Honor Roll Trip

18 KES Christmas Program 1:30 and 6:00

20 Last Day of School before Christmas Break


January

2 School Resumes

Mrs. Van Camp's Contact Information

Room 121

Ext. 34216

Kingston Community Schools' Mission Statement:

We believe in developing creative minds, building leaders, fostering a love for community, and striving for excellence.