We are in the homestretch now! Spring has arrived and the flowers should be blooming soon. Our class went to the King Learning Garden on Tuesday and added wood chips, added compost to the garden beds, weeded beds, and planted seeds for our greenhouse.
Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office
Catie Wytychak, Water Quality Specialist came in again and met with the kids today to work on our next writing project. Students will be writing a persuasive letter to either our mayor, city council representatives and possibly the drain commissioner. Our stance is either to determine whether it is worth funding programs that support rain gardens or why rain garden are important. We will be discussing opposing points too. Maybe some of our kids can go and present to the board before June to ensure that their voices are heard! :0)
SPRING SPACE CAMP PARENT MEETING THIS COMING WEDNESDAY!
It's exciting to see so many students participating in Science Olympiad. Please keep in mind that the office closes at 4:00 and there is not a staff member available to supervise students until their class starts. Childcare arrangements should be made to ensure that your child is safe. You could sign your child up for KingCare or make arrangements for them to return to school in time for the start of their class. Thanks! --Jamar Humphrey
Family engagement is very strong here at King, and we want your help in making our school even better! We want to make sure we meet the needs of families, students, and teachers. You can help us form a better partnership between our school and home by taking the time to complete the annual Climate Survey. You received an invitation and link to participate via email on 3/14.
This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete the Climate Survey no later than Tues, March 28th. Thank you.
March is Reading Month
Fairy Tale Court was awesome this week. We still have a couple more groups to go! We will continue next week.
It was great to see all the pals/parents come in today for "Read with a Pal!" Don't forget that next week Friday, March 31 is Dress as your Favorite Book Character Day! Come to school dressed up for Spirit Day as your favorite character from a book!
A BIG thank YOU to all the parents who bought books for our classroom from the book fair. The kids are going to love these books!
You should have received an email from Mrs. Cooper about Advanced Math Testing. The district will be offering middle school mathematics testing to current fifth graders who would like to test out of Math 6 for the upcoming school year. The test will assess if students have mastered the State of Michigan mathematics standards that were adopted for grade 6. The test will not measure students’ aptitude levels to learn mathematical concepts, but rather their knowledge of the Math 6 content. Students that demonstrate mastery of the concepts taught in Math 6 will be advanced to Math 7. If you are interested in this for your child, please do not delay and sign up using the registration form she sent to you. You can access the middle school testing information by clicking on this link:
Have a great weekend!