Newsletter: Week 27 of 37

Cupcake Geology
April 3 - 7, 2017

   Welcome back from Spring Break! The Rock Collections Lab Project is due on Tuesday, and I'm looking forward to having the students identify some fascinating specimens. Make it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week

Sam Armour!

Topics to Talk About at Home

Did your child tell you about Cupcake Geology in Science Lab the week before Spring Break? It was a great time of making predictions of what we thought was below the surface (icing) of the cupcake by "drilling" core samples with straws. It's always a fun lab that was made with love by our very own Mrs. Swain!

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 03 - Start of 3rd Trimester
  • Apr 07 - Report Cards Emailed
  • Apr 11 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
  • Apr 18 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
  • Apr 25 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
  • Apr 27 - Lion King Dress/Photos After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
  • Apr 28 - Lion King Musical Assembly (8:30-9:15) and Evening Performance (7:00)
  • May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Judges | Memory verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 
  • Math - Chapter 4
  • Science - Solid Earth Unit | Rock Collection Lab due 4/4 (more info below)
  • Social Studies - Ancient Rome Unit [view Mrs. Proulx's website for more]
  • Read Aloud - To be revealed this week!
  • Reading - Book Groups: Hatchet, The Giver, or Matilda
  • Writing - Creative Writing Project (information will be given this week)
  • Spelling - Lesson 14
  • Grammar - Adjectives Unit
  • Other - N/A
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Science: Rock Collections Lab

Our science lab instructor, Mrs. Swain, assigned the students a Rock Collection Project, which is due on the morning of Tuesday, April 4th. Each student should collect at least 8 different rocks or minerals in order to identify them. The students must NOT know the type of rock or mineral collected (it would defeat the purpose of attempting to identify it in Science Lab). Please use an ordinary egg carton to collect them, numbering the carton spots #1-8 for the rocks or minerals to be placed in. If anyone has extra egg cartons at their house, please bring them in for students who do not have one to use for collecting. This has already been explained to the students in class. Thank you, and please direct any questions to Mr. Riedl or Mrs. Swain.

Other School-wide Events

Be sure to read the WHCS Weekly News to learn more about other school-wide events at West Hills Christian School. It is emailed to the entire school regularly on Friday afternoons. Thanks so much!

Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | RiedlTeach.com | 971-361-6113 (mobile) | aaron.riedl@whcs.org
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 | sylvia.proulx@whcs.org

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