GOODHUE ELEMENTARY

"Be Your Own Motivation" ~ Goodhue Adventures!

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 10th ~ Summer Academy Begins

August 27th ~ Putting Kids First Open House 3:30-7:30 p.m.

August 27th ~ Elementary Pictures 3:30-7:30 p.m.

September 3 ~ First Day of School

Graduations and Recognitions

Our fifth and sixth grade students were recognized this year as these students will be heading into our Middle School framework next year. We want to thank everyone for these days to be super successful and fun to show off how hard we have been working academically, in the fine arts area, and in all of our specials. Super proud of our staff, parents, and especially our students! Way to go Goodhue!

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION

Our preschoolers were so cute and amazing while they showed off some of their skills during the Preschool Graduation. A big thank you to our parents and to Mrs. Christianson and her team of paraprofessionals and specialists for working super hard with our three and four-year-olds.

5th GRADE WAX MUSEUM / ART DISPLAY

Last Thursday our creative fifth graders displayed some awesome art projects while the amazing Wax Museum was going on. So what is a Human Wax Museum you ask? Our fifth graders have been busy researching a famous individual, creating a script of the most important facts about the individual and dressing up in character of that person. As people move through the exhibit, the crowd can push a button of the character, at that moment they come to life. Super fun and creative ~ thanks fifth graders!

TALENT SHOW

Thank you to all participants of our Talent Show, you were all so awesome in your own way! Below are some of the talented acts we had.

MATH, READING and SCIENCE MCA SCORES

The MCA Testing Season is completed for another year. Our kids truly followed directions quite well. For only this reason, we told them to "SHOW OFF" a bit, "SHOW OFF" their mad math, reading, and science skills....and they delivered! Overall, there was an uptick in our scores across curriculum areas. Once the Department of Education comes out with the state averages, we will share our results. Thanks parents for all your work regarding math facts and home reading coach support.

LEADING THE WAY!

Last week our school board members were introduced to our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Media) Class. Within the class, a program called Project Lead The Way is embedded. This is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S.


Mrs. Gadient and the program create engaging classroom environment unlike any other. PLTW empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges. Through our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. Our students in grades 3-6 explore these modules 1-2 times a week the last semester. Thanks Mrs. Gadient for your time and commitment to these cool engaging lessons.

Summer Reading Incentives!


The goal at Goodhue Elementary is to assist your child in becoming a lifelong learner. The summer months provide the perfect opportunity to extend and enrich your child’s reading experiences! We hope that your children will look forward to reading this summer and take the opportunity to engage in many rich and rewarding activities that allow them to discover books they will truly enjoy.


The philosophy underlying our summer reading program supports best practices in literacy instruction…

The research tells us that students need to read during the summer to maintain their independent reading levels. In the fall, the impact of a student not having read during the summer months, combined with the fact that many of his or her new classmates did read during the summer may result in a reading ability gap that could potentially widen each year making it difficult for students to keep up with grade level reading expectations.

Research also tells us that we should encourage students to choose from a wide variety of books that will allow them to select books that appeal to their individual interests. We want your children to look forward to the luxury of time that summer will provide and allow them to experience the joy of reading books they will love. We hope our students will anticipate the publishing of a new book by a favorite author with the same enthusiasm they await the release of a new movie or video game!

Instead of a written assignment based upon summer reading, we ask that students entering grades 1-7 simply color each box to represent one step read. Our goal is to offer more time reading, instead of recording each book read.


With your support we want to make this a summer that encourages your child to fall in love with reading! The door is open for you and your child to choose from fiction, non-fiction, informational, and how-to-books. Texts may be the traditional print or eBook versions. Have fun, read to each other, and talk about books during dinner, or while riding in the car. Help your child to see summer as a time when they can dive into books that feed their imagination and special interests. Think about some of the books you read and loved as a child, and consider presenting a book talk for your child to spark their interest in reading the book to create a shared memory.


Here at Goodhue, we are committed to our students’ literacy success and we want ALL of our students to be life-long readers!

Thank you for getting on board with us to create life long learners!


“Richer than I, you could never be, for I had parents who read to me.”


-Unknown



Please check out the great incentives below for doing some summer reading!


How do you take home thousands of books for the summer, but they don't have any weight at all?



Read EBooks MN! Here is the EBooks for Schools link: https://mnschool.biblioboard.com/modules


I have curated a list of books for you to read this summer.

Stay with the list or venture out on your own!



Here are some suggestions!

EBooks MN Book List Suggestions

Wildcat Care Fall Registration

Wildcat Care 2019-2020 School Year Registration is Open! All registration forms and fees are due by June 25th. You can find more information and all forms on our website! https://sites.google.com/a/goodhue.k12.mn.us/wildcat-care/


Spots fill very quickly, so get your forms in as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Stehr: stehrt@goodhue.k12.mn.us

MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATE

Middle School Teachers have been busy meeting to solidifying schedules and assignments. They have some pretty cool ideas for our middle-level learners, I cannot wait for this change for our kids.


August 5th ~ Middle School Pictures from 3:00-7:00 in the Media Center.

August 27th ~ Middle School Open House starting at 6:30 in Gym 2

September 3rd ~ First Day of School


We now have created our own newsletter called the Middle School UPDATE. This can be found on our school website under Middle School also.

LAST PIC OF THE YEAR

Big picture

SPLASH! ANOTHER YEAR COMPLETE! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!