Room 163 News

Forest Hills Elementary

After School Classes

If your child needs a bus for after school (EPIC) classes, the deadline is quickly approaching …

If your child is taking an after school (EPIC) class and you have a need for busing for your child, be sure to enroll your child by the end of the day on Monday, October 23 and indicate on the enrollment form the need for busing for your child. In order for your child to be included on the bus list for a start date of November 7, our Transportation Department needs all names by October 24. Students may continue to enroll in classes after October 23, however, busing will not be able to start on November 7. So, if you want your child to have busing right at the beginning of the after school (EPIC) classes staring November 7 and November 9, please enroll your child by October 23.

You can enroll your child online at:

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Thelen at . Thanks!


We will soon be starting our first science unit titled "Earth Materials". During the unit, we will learn all about rocks and minerals. We will be observing them like geologists and will learn how to classify them by performing observations and hands on tests.
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Literacy - The Global Read Aloud

We have been participating in a world wide project titled "The Global Read Aloud" in which students all over are reading the same book and then discussing it. We are reading a book called, The Wild Robot. We are also making connections with students from other parts of the world. Ask your 4th grader about our new friends from California!

Here is a link to the GRA website:

Looking for book ideas for your 4th grader??? Check here!

Mystery - Chasing Vermeer, Encyclopedia Brown, Boxcar Children

Historical Fiction - I Survived series, Ranger in Time series, Riding Freedom

Fantasy - The BFG, Rump, The Lightning Thief

Realistic Fiction - Captain Nobody, Because of Winn Dixie, Lemonade War

A great place to look online for recommendations is this website:

Our Daily Schedule

8:40 – 9:00 Morning Meeting

9:00 – 9:50 Specials

9:50 – 10:35 Social Studies/Science

10:40 – 12:10 Math

12:16 – 12:56 Recess/Lunch (students eat at 12:36)

1:05 – 2:55 Literacy

2:55 – 3:00 Planners and Dismissal

Important dates

October 25 - Unity Day - wear orange

October 26 - Picture Retakes

November 1 - Field Trip to Bakken Museum

Specials Schedule

Monday 10/23 - Day 4 Spanish

Tuesday 10/24 - Day 1 Music

Wednesday 10/25 - Day 2 Art

Thursday 10/26 - Day 3 Phy Ed

Friday 10/27 - Day 4 Spanish

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