APR. 2019 NEWSLETTER
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We have some important dates coming up that we would like you to mark on your calendars. One of these dates is Earth Day. The 6th graders will be running the stations for Earth Day which will be on April 30th, at Hillview. We will be collaborating with Victoria to provide educational and environmental awareness to all elementary students that day. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately (watch the weather) and brings a sack lunch with plenty of water to drink throughout the day. Sunscreen and hats may also be worn.
Our second date to remember will be on May 23rd. We will again be at Hillview Park for an exciting outdoor adventure. For this trip, we will need some adult volunteers for supervision. If you are interested in joining us, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher. We will be participating in many outdoor recreational activities, such as canoeing, shelter building, and fishing. Lunch will be provided for the students on this trip. Please make sure to send a water bottle and again, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for being outside all day. We’re so excited to be taking our classroom learning outdoors for these activities!
If you have any questions about these or any upcoming events on the calendar, please email Mrs. Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Rife (email@example.com), or Mr. Bertling (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C mid June 2021 for 4 days.
Students who are currently in 5th and 6th grade are invited to an informational meeting April 8, 2019 at 6pm where a representative from World Classrooms will be presenting information and a general itinerary for this trip and pizza will be provided.
In the meantime, I will be holding a kickoff assembly during homeroom on March 28 with some informational materials.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for your child to travel and experience the epicenter of our democracy.
I hope to see you at the informational meeting on April 8, 2019.
MARCH PBIS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Preschool-3: Aubrey Pennings, Blake Ortegren, Summer Vondrak, Memphis Girard, Miles Snoozy, Harper Welte, Hadley Collins, Tucker Majeres, Savayah Hoesing, Brody Hill , Avery Soroka, Drake Gill, Duncan Mathiason, Lanie Zimney, Ruby Noteboom, Collen Turner
4-6: Keygan McCully, Boston Peters, Isabell Hodgson, Megan Leary, Landen Hanks, Paige Clark, Rylie Hermelbracht, Merrissa DeRocher, Haylee Jarvis, Rachael McGaffey, Avery Welte
GROSKREUTZ: SCIENCES & EXPLORATORY
My name is Mr. Groskreutz and I am in my first year of teaching at Hinton High School. I’ve felt welcomed by students and staff and have enjoyed building relationships with all. It has been a learning curve to adjust to the classes I am teaching and learning the new names and faces, but feel I am hitting my stride down the homestretch of the school year.
There’s a huge learning curve as a new teacher. Here are a couple of things that have stuck with me as I create learning activities and lessons to implement within my curriculum. The first is the 4 C’s of teaching. They include communication, collaboration, critical thinking, & creativity. The second is the senses list. Reading, hearing, seeing, touching, creating/drawing. I believe that allowing students to engage with new material in a variety of ways allows for that material to stick with them. As well, my goal is for students to create or put what they learn into practice with a combination of the four C’s and the senses list. Further, humans are hardwired to create and problem solve. If I can get students to tap into their creativity and problem-solving skills while engaging with content material I feel a sense of victory! Anyhow, those a just a couple of things that I keep at the forefront of my mind when thinking of how to help my students get from point A to point B.