Newsletter: Week 5 of 37

Our first POW presentation!
October 2 - 6, 2017

   We have started up our Classroom Economy and took our first look at Riedl Bank last week! Read more about the classroom economy below. This upcoming Friday, we'll be taking our first field trip to Tryon Creek State Park! More details about the field trip below as well. Make it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week

Nick Carty!

Topics to Talk About at Home

Now that the Classroom Economy is in full swing, how does your child feel about their new classroom job? Please talk about positives and negatives, and discuss what they need to do in order to bring their best every day. Bankers will get their job training on Monday, but everyone else has already had their job training and can begin to jump right in!

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 06 - Field Trip: Tryon Creek State Park (9:00am-12:00pm)
  • Oct 06 - Spirit Wear Day!  ShoWHCSchooSpirit!   
  • Oct 13 - No School (Professional Development)
  • Oct 17 - School Picture Make-Up Day
  • Oct 25 - Progress Reports emailed
  • Nov ?? - Field Trip: Neighborhood House (date/time coming soon)
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 2: Abraham Trusts and Obeys | Memory verse: Hebrews 11:17
  • Math - Chapter 1
  • Science - Populations & Ecosystems Unit
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Hawkins] - Geography Unit
  • Read Aloud - Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Reading - Book Club starts this week!
  • Writing - Emoji Narrative (criteria worksheet will be given to students)
  • Spelling - Unit 3
  • Grammar - Prepositions Unit
  • Other - Music [Mrs. Brumley] - Lyric Quiz 10/23
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Field Trip: Tryon Creek State Park

Important reminder to the parents and students about the upcoming field trip this Friday, October 6th. Please remember to wear clothes and shoes that are ideal for hiking in the wilderness, and be prepared if it rains! Tryon Creek State Park is a very large park with long trails, so we will be traveling a relatively long distance on foot. Wear hiking boots or tennis shoes, and depending on the weather forecast, remember your rain jacket. Additionally, we will be returning to school by lunch time, so we will not be bringing our lunches with us. Let me know if you have any questions!

Measuring Academic Progress (MAP)

Fall MAP is starting up for the entire school, but will begin next week for 5th grade. Just a reminder, MAP is the standardized testing used at West Hills to track student growth as they continually learn more. To ensure results that accurately reflect student knowledge, it is important that each student has plenty of rest, has a good breakfast and lunch, and does not have interruptions (i.e. doctor appointment) during the time of their tests. Let me know if you have any questions about the following schedule for our class:
   - Session 1 Date/Time TBD
   - Session 2 Date/Time TBD
   - Session 3 Date/Time TBD
   - Session 4 Date/Time TBD

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 Fridays. Thanks so much!

Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | RiedlTeach.com | 503-756-3309 (mobile) | aaron.riedl@whcs.org
Mrs. Hawkins | visit her website | 503-977-5488 | hillary.hawkins@whcs.org