Picture this: GVE kids in a circle discussing elements of a story, responding to inferential focus questions, giving opinions with supporting reasons, asking each other questions, and really analyzing what they have read. Yes, even our youngest readers will have the opportunity to do this next year with the Junior Great Books (JGB) program. Thanks to the CEF for funding our major grant and to the PTA for their support, we are excited to announce that our school will purchase the JGB Program for grades K-5 for next school year. All teachers will participate in training early next school year and your child will enjoy a multitude of benefits in a single well-designed program that will stretch beyond reading.
JGB uses a shared inquiry approach which helps students improve their critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening and speaking skills. At every grade students will have unique opportunities to grow. We are thrilled to be implementing this program next school year!
Please join us for an evening of family-focused learning activities to support early learning and school readiness skills. This program is open to young learners ages 3-6 in the Camas School District. We will focus on early literacy and math skills and provide free materials for you to take home and use to continue the learning at home. Space is limited to the first 40 families.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 6:00-7:30 p.m. Helen Baller Elementary School 1954 NE Garfield Street Camas, WA 98607
Please register by completing the form and returning it to Helen Baller Elementary. The form can be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed, or dropped off in the school office.
Childcare and refreshments provided!
Two Grass Valley Elementary School fifth graders took their strong interest in helping animals to the next step last week by organizing a large-scale donation drive and assembly at their school.
Megan Bauer and Lily Thompson, both 11, are part of the Kids Club at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. They decided to take extra strides toward the cause of aiding animals in need by putting on the week-long drive, where they set up shop in their school and asked for contributions. The girls were helped in their mission by Grass Valley jazz teacher Natalie Wilson, Principal Patricia Erdmann and Humane Society customer service manager Shonda Feathers.
The drive kicked off with an assembly held to talk about the girls’ goals of spreading awareness and bringing in needed items and money for the Humane Society. Donations flowed in throughout the week, including cat and dog toys, collars, blankets, pet food and kitty litter. One student dropped off a small bag of collected coins.
Retreived from The Columbian