The time has come for state testing. Over the
next two weeks, students will be taking the reading/writing and math tests.
Next week, all 4th graders will participate in the reading/writing
portions of the test. Both tests are new this year, so not sure what to
expect. It will definitely be different from years past. If you have any
questions regarding the test, please contact me.
May 4-7 ELA testing
May 11-14 Math testing
May 21 4th grade concert
May 22 4th grade field trip
May 25 No School
interested in helping the community? Are you trying to decrease the landfill?
Let's discover why the S.O.S program does not only help the community but
helps the earth. We think the S.O.S program is a great way to help out!
Joining the S.O.S program can increase your chances of being a bobcat
ambassador next year. Your job is to help kids know where to put their trash
at lunch. Doing this job helps everyone know where to put their leftovers.
This is a great program to make the earth a better place. The S.O.S program
is the best way to go!!!!!!!!
By: Olivia Lee, Sarah Child, and Nira Alf
The Bobcat Buck Store!
Do you like
money? Do you like little stores? Then you will like the bobcat buck store!
Bobcat buck store is something where you earn bobcat bucks you can buy candy,
erasers, pencils, and snacks. Bobcat bucks are something where you can earn,
spend, or save. You gain them from being productive, turning in your homework
on time, and cleaning your desk. Bobcat bucks are green slips of paper. Bobcat
buck stores are so fun!
By: Gabe France, Tyler Griffith and Michael
Rocks and minerals
Today we will tell you about rocks and minerals. There are 3
rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. Igneous rocks form when lava cools
and hardens. Metamorphic rocks form over heat and pressure. Sedimentary rocks
form from sediments, such as clay and sand. Minerals are what make up rocks.
A common mineral you can find in your house is table salt! We
hope you like our article!
R., Aidan W., and Michael K.
Every year in
our class we have a chance to reward ourselves for being good. The auction!
We use these things called comp sheets and we fill them in from the past
months as money. You get comps when you do something good like sitting
quietly or answering a question correctly. Once you get a certain number of
comps you ask Mr. Grotte sign it and then it's
worth $10 in the auction!! The only problem is that people need to donate
stuff for us to sell like candy or toys! So the point is...DONATE NOW! Thanks
for reading! We hope you will give us stuff to reward ourselves with. Thank
By Sean Barsness, George
Hampton, Isaac Smithlin.
FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
Have you ever
been to a father daughter dance at La Center school? Well Lisa D'emilio set up a fun and groovy dance for K-5 girls to
go with their dads and have fun time together! The D.J. rocks the music
and shoots "snow" with colorful flashing lights! We are going
to tell you a little about the things you can do there. We had a
contest Fathers V.S. Daughters and whoever shouted the loudest won, we also
did a limbo. That was fun! Our favorite part was when we had a huge
SELFIE! Taking selfies of our self! Going to the father daughter
dance is a great opportunity to spend time with your dads.
By: Maddy, Emily,
Are you worried
your child won't get their homework done? Are you having to push them and
watch over them so they don't try to pull something sneaky to get out of it?
Well not anymore! We've got the answer. LATE HOMEWORK! What better thing
would a kid want than to be able to turn in their homework late? Well we are
going to be informing you of this wonderful thing. Mr. Grotte,
our teacher, has us do a homework slip to tell why we did not get it done
that day, (And by the way, homework slips aren't bad!) and then parents have
to sign it. Then the next day, we take the late but FINALLY done homework in
along with the homework slip in, and BOOM! Right like that were off the hook!
So don't worry, push, and constantly watch over us to get our homework done,
just please let us do our best! If we do our best, we get to move on!
Yoder, and Kacey Rolph
What is your fave season? Is it SUMMER? Well If it is then we
have a great story for you. We have many different things to tell you. Summer is so fun ,You get to swim in
the ocean, rivers, lakes, and pools. When you are swimming you are being
active, and you can also play some really fun games like Marco Polo! Many
people like traveling they like going camping. We like having sleepovers with
our friends. We like going to the ice cream shop, pizza place, and the mall.The boys like having sleepovers, go to the river and
fish, and play paintball. The last thing is
WE LOVE SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :0)
By: Hailey Powers and Sky House!
What’s the one
thing that kids don't like? No, it's not cleaning their room. It's testing!
Recent research has shown that out of 49 kids 37 do not like testing. After a
quick interview with Mr.Grotte we got some answers
to questions that kids want to know. When is testing? It starts Monday. How
will it be graded? Some will be graded by hand and some will be graded by
computers. What effect will it have on the students? They will miss regular
class time. Will the test be hard for the pupils? For some it may be a
challenge. Some advice Mr.Grotte gave for the
students. No one should stress about the test and should know other students
are going through the same thing. I hope you got a little information and you
are stress free from testing.
By: Ben,Tommy,and Davari
I think we
should get longer recess . It's the only time of day
we get get to play, exercise and also get to visit
with friends outside of our class. We don't have a lot of time to do that.
Because of that we should get longer recess. Longer recess will make kids
happy and also will give teachers more time to work on stuff they need to do
like grading math test or something. I NEED MORE RECESS.
By: Joe & Thomas
Are you trying out for the talent show or
may be even watching it? Abigail is trying out and Mia, Emily, & Hailey
are trying out together. They are all from Mr. Grotte's
class. Abigail is hula hooping by herself. Mia, Emily, & Hailey are
singing Love Story by Taylor Swift! The tryout days were on Tuesday the 22nd,
Wednesday the 23rd, & Thursday the 24th.
The talent show is on May 27, 2015.Thank you for reading our piece on the
Abigail Hendrickson, & Mia Beutler:)