Young's Newsletter

November 11, 2013

Weekly Notes

We are reading Golden Goblet and Legend of the Pharoah's Tomb in class. Students are beginning a research project today to take a deeper look at one aspect of Egyptian Life.

Read-a-thon Notes

Nov. 10 - End of Read-a-thon

Nov. 11-16 - Bring in pledges

Nov. 22 - Activity Night - Winners Announced, lots of math, science, and literacy related activities.

Nov. 15 is also the last day to turn in class fundraisers. Thanks for helping keep our spring field trip costs down!

Last call for some thin wire if you have any lying around. We will be doing 3D scupltures in the coming weeks.

Also, we are doing a rocket experiment and will need some aluminum cans. If you have any undented soda cans lying around, please send them in by Thursday.

Library News

The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success! We had so much fun the whole week having our very own book store in the library. Students helped run the fair and made changes to make it even better than last year! Students bought for themselves, for their families, and for their teachers. During Parent/Teacher conferences, upon parent and student request, I looked up Lexile numbers for books so that they could buy books just right for their reading level. I have already received many great suggestions for our next book fair after spring break. One student asked that the books to be grouped by Lexile level!

West Homer students are reading so much that we upped the number of books they may check out to 5!

Thank you for all the support—your students are awesome!

-Lisa Whip &Cheryl Illg


  • Math - daily
  • Spelling - due Friday
  • Reading - total of 100 minutes