GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

This Week (January 20-24)

on January 20, 2014

Hello parents!

As we’re heading into the final two weeks of second quarter, the pace is brisk and the weather, once again, is snowy. Pay attention to Wednesday’s weather as I have heard reports that it might get nasty.

New Student

We are pleased to welcome Coco Xu into our class for the next month! Coco is a grade three student from China who is checking out GCS during the Chinese New Year. We are very excited to have her!

Grade Four Novel

We are already into chapter 10 of the exciting novel “Saved at Sea.” I hope the students are enjoying the story as much as I did. Next week, we will be preparing book report projects for the end of second quarter.

Penmanship Tests

I encourage each child to take a careful look at his/her penmanship tests to see what needs improvement. Knowing what needs to be worked on will help focus efforts for the next test.

Skating Dates

Ah, the joy of winter activities! The elementary classes are planning to go skating at Simmons Arena on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 12, 1:30 – 2:30 
  • Wednesday, February 19, 1:30 – 2:30
  • Friday, March 7, 1:30 – 2:30 
  • Friday, March 14, 1:30 – 2:30 

We will need drivers to transport students to Simmons Arena so please let me know if you are available to drive on any of these dates. Pick-up will be at the arena instead of at the school. Students need to have a helmet in order to go skating. A regular bike helmet will do. Please let me know if you are lacking a helmet.

Sleigh Ride

We are planning on going on a sleigh ride at the Terpstra’s Farm on Thursday, January 30 at 1:15 in the afternoon. Students will need a helmet for this activity as there will be a very fast sledding hill there. Also, snow pants are a must for anyone wanting to go down the hill. The price to go sledding is $6.00 per child and, for adults, $7.00. Further information will be on the permission slip. Again, drivers are needed for this activity. Please let me know if you can help out.

Other Dates to Remember 

  • January 31 – PD Day – no school for students
  • February 6 – Report cards to go home
  • February 6 – Parent teacher interviews 6 pm – 9 pm
  • February 7 – Parent teacher interviews 10 am – 12 pm

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Grade 3

  • Wednesday – Penmanship Test 3
  • Thursday – Math Test 13
  • Thursday – Bible Test 3 (Study guide was sent home on Monday)
  • Friday – Spelling Test 14

Grade 4

  • Wednesday – Math Test 7
  • Wednesday – Penmanship Test 3
  • Thursday – Language Arts Test 5
  • Thursday – Bible Test 3 (Study guide was sent home on Monday)
  • Friday – Spelling Test 14

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