|Feb 27-Mar 3||Spring Book Fair & Spirit Week|
|Mar 1||School Site Council – 5:00pm-6:30pm|
|Mar 2||Family Reading Night – 5:30pm-7:00pm|
|Mar 3||Principal’s Coffee Chat|
|Mar 7||Kindergarten Tour – 10:00am|
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from February 27th to March 3rd.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
Seuss Spirit Week! Help celebrate Reading Week and the Heron Book Fair! Show your spirit by dressing up each day:
|Monday||Crazy Hat Day|
|Tuesday||Red & White Day|
|Wednesday||Foxiest Socks Day|
When: Tuesday, May 3rd
Where: Heron Multi-Purpose Room
Who: K-8th We encourage all students to participate. Participants can be individuals or teams of two. Science Fair Applications are due Friday, April 1st.
The Science Fair is an opportunity for students to explore and observe the world around them and learn the scientific process by conducting an experiment. An opportunity to be a real scientist!
Step 1A: Choose a science topic that interest you : Life Science, Physical Science, or Earth and Space Science.
Step 1B: Ask a Question: Be an observer. Find what SPARKS your curiosity. What would you like to know? “ I wonder why…” Choose a question to explore.
Step 1C: Research your topic using a variety of resources: books, interviews, internet, magazines, etc.
Step 2: State your Hypothesis: Based on your research and knowledge make an educated guess to your question.
Step 3: Conduct your Experiment: (The exciting part! Take a lot of pictures!) You are ready to test your hypothesis. Clearly list the materials, variables: independent (what you changed), dependent (what changed as a result of changing something else), and/or constant (what remained the same), step-by –step procedures, and the number of trials conducted. A good experiment has at least 3 trials. The more trials the better!
Step 4: Collect, Record, and Analyze the Data : (Results) Record your data. Based on the data you’ve collected, write down the results of your experiment. Tables, graphs, charts, and drawings are great ways to show your results.
Step 5: Conclusion: Summarize your findings. Share whether or not you were able to prove your hypothesis. What did you learn from the experiment? What could be done differently to the experiment next time? Application: How does your experiment apply to the real world? Why is it important?
Other requirements: Tri-Fold Display Board
The display board must have a title, the steps in the scientific method are clearly labeled, and all pictures, charts, graphs are properly placed. Overall, the display board must be neat, easy-to-read, and well organized.
Need Ideas or assistance? The following websites are helpful: www.sciencebuddies.org; http://www.education.com/science-fair/; https://kids.usa.gov/science/science-fair-projects/index.shtml; http://mrseufertsclass.pbworks.com/f/Science.pdf – Includes an easy to follow step-by-step planning guide/display board.
Please join us for a Kindergarten Tour and learn more about our program. We have tours scheduled from 10:00am to 11:00am on the following date:
Tours will begin in the Library with a greeting from our Principal, Amy Whitten
Kindergarteners in Mrs. Schaaf’s class learn a different morning greeting on their morning message in a different language each week. “Hallo” is Hello in Dutch!
Please join us!
May 4, 2017 – 6:30pm-7:30pm, Heron Library