February 2012


General28 Feb 2012 12:29 pm

1st Grade Art: Here is our project for this week! Primary Color Super Heros! Check it Out!

General20 Feb 2012 02:11 pm

Orange you glad I'm back? I am!

Welcome back from Mid-Winter Break! With the weather we have been having it feels more like Spring Break in Michigan.  I have heard that this is the second mildest Winter EVER.  History folks, History.  On to this week……
7th Grade: Students will focus on Water Safety and Sun Safety with hands on creations, frisbees that turn color in the UV rays of the sun, and great locally made video of the pier in Grand Haven after three local boys tragically lost their lives to the water there.

5th Grade: Students will focus on Home Alone safety and safety in Public Places.  This is time in life were there is more responsibility given to children this age and we will try our best to prepare them for the situations that arise in life so they are ready.

k-4 Health: Students will practice giving and receiving compliments by playing Compliment Tag.  This is a GREAT activity that I have been doing for a few years now.  It always amazes me how hard it is for children, (and some adults) to give or receive a kind word.  SO, we will practice.  Don’t be alarmed if you are home doing the dishes and your child throws in a compliment this week….. they are just practicing their social skills!  Here are some examples of extra work they will be doing along with the Compliment Tag Game.

4th Grade: WISE Decision Making: Example in Pixie

3rd Grade Example of Compliment in Pixie

General13 Feb 2012 10:21 pm

Derek and His Cow Heart: Thanks to Drummond's Meats

Today…. It’s all about the HEART! Happy Valentine’s Day Classes! Check out these sites……
Ok, ok, the more research I did on what to put on for today the Interactive Sites #2, #3 I think are the best. Enjoy!

Heart Video Checkout this “Homemade” Heart Video! Really……

Interactive Heart Site

Broken Hearts of Art

I am Lovable!

Valentine Card

Heartfelt Greeting

Interactive Heart Site #1 This site has MANY things to explore and gives you an inside look to the Human Heart and the Hearts of other animals. There is so much information here you could spend one class period here alone!

Interactive Heart Site #2 Perform an Open Heart Surgery Here! I know you guys (and gals) will love this one! Don’t miss this one kids!

Interactive Heart Site #3 This site has numerous surgeries to perform, but you should try the Heart surgery on this Valentine’s Day!

General08 Feb 2012 07:16 pm

Here is Mrs. Kantola’s Bullying Survey:
Bully Survey

General06 Feb 2012 09:00 pm

Brain Food for Teens!!

7th Graders here is a link to your project on drugs. Print one off and away you go with your group.  You should be able to read the paper and figure out the direction you and your team want to take.  I am eager to see what you are capable of creating by Friday!
7th Grade Drug Project Guide

5th Graders here is a link to your project on Safety.  I will have them printed for you as we have no access to the computer lab during 7th hour. Bummer! You too should be able to read it and figure out what is expected by Friday for your project.  If you lose yours before then, feel free to print one off at home for your team.
5th Grade Safety Project Guide

General05 Feb 2012 03:16 pm

7th Grade Health class will research a drug as a small group and give a presentation that will be wrapped into a class movie project with all groups participating.  We will visit the computer lab Tuesday-Thursday and be done on Friday.  The groups will be given a rubric of what to include and choices of how to present their findings.

5th Grade Health class will research a safety topic as a small group and give a presentation that will be wrapped into a class movie project with all groups participating.  We will use classroom materials for research Tuesday-Thursday and be done on Friday.  The groups will be given a rubric of what to include and choices of how to present their findings.

PE classes will finish the Gymnastics Unit this week will all getting a chance to participate in many moves and use the beam, bars, trampolines, and partner moves on the mats.

1st Grade Art: Students continue to work on the Princess and the Pea project and will finish this week and next.
K-4th Grade Health classes focus on feelings, manners, bullying and treating others with respect.