Ms. Kilar's Class

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014


We had a great time at Flywheelers yesterday. The weather was fantastic and the students had a lot of fun. Students saw demonstrations at the shingle mill, blacksmith, threshing, basket making, the sawmill and several other stations.

Thanks to our parent helpers, Kelly Horricks, Shannon Wilson, Bob Mogford, Jen Blancato and Paul Drayer.

Parent Teacher Conferences

I look forward to seeing all our parents next week on Oct. 1 or 2nd for our goal setting conference. If you haven't already done so please take a moment and register for a

conference at the site below. If the times/dates available don't work for you please contact me as soon as possible. My goal is 100% participation!


Students worked on writing personal narratives about an important person, a strong emotion and a special place.


This week for reading we worked on how to talk to our friends about books. Students practiced recommending books to their classmates.

Students also learned about using prefixes and suffixes to define and spell words.


This week students learned how to rename numbers (12,000 = 120 hundreds = 1,200 tens). They also worked on adding and subtracting numbers in the hundred thousand’s place and used rounding to estimate the sums and differences to check answers.

Homework: Lessons 1.6 & 1.7

Social Studies

In social studies students learned about special purpose maps, such as an elevation map, rainfall map, and population density map. Students also used the map reading skills to identify mystery photos around the U.S. The were given clues based on latitude and longitude, elevation and population density to help them identify the location. Finally we learned about the importance of the Mississippi River by through Mark Twain's classic "Huckleberry Finn."


Students became engineers this week as they tested different design materials at stations and evaluated them. This will help them as they create a draft and final sketch of their product next week. They have come up with some fabulous ideas and are very excited to get to work drafting and building a prototype (small model) of their new design.

Special Schedule

Monday - Library

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Art and P.E.

Thursday - Library

Friday - Music



  • Spelling list
  • Spelling and grammar worksheet
  • Math Homework is 1.6 and 1.7
  • Homework is due on Thursdays

Predator Prey Field Trip

Thursday, Oct. 9th, 10am-2:45pm

500 Nubs Nob Rd

Harbor Springs, MI

Students will be doing their Predator Prey activity for science at Nub's Nob on Thursday, Oct. 9. We will be leaving mid-morning and returning about 2:45pm. We need a few parents to help chaperones and to help play our game. Please let me know if you are available that day.

Specials Schedule

Monday - Library

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Art and P.E.

Thursday - Library

Friday - Music