Weekly Update

Hello and Happy Friday!
We had our Social Studies presentation it  went very well and we also presented to Mr.Jenkins.

On Wednesday we went to the Grand Rapids symphony I really liked it and they preformed very well.

My favorite part of this week was p.e. because we are playing hockey.

Hello and Happy Friday!

It’s been a pretty busy week here for the “Kids of Keyser’s Klassroom”! We seemed to have packed in quite a bit into 4 days. The kids worked diligently preparing for their social studies marketing presentations during their free time this week. They were very relieved when they finished them yesterday. From all reports, it seems that most of them went extremely well(at least that is what they told me). I wasn’t able to sit in on any of them, but I did get the chance to talk to most of the groups as they prepared for their presentations, and they were very interesting! I am sure Mr. Hutt breathed a sigh of relief when they finished them yesterday! In our Bible class, we are finished with the Return to Judah, and are going to delve into the early life of Christ starting Monday. After looking over the curriculum, I feel it should be very interesting for the kids, and will lead to some in-depth discussions!  In Science we are completing the Ch-Changes unit on matter and its properties, and will be starting a unit about our solar system, aptly entitled “To Infinity and Beyond”. This should also prove to be an interesting unit, that truly illustrates the incredible universe that our Lord created. We are continuing on with the many applications of long division in my class, and Mr. Hutt is in the midst of the unit on multiplication. Mrs. Keyser and I have been helping the class put their finishing touches on their informational writing pieces. Most of them are coming along extremely well. If they hesitate to show you, it may be because they are not as far along as they should be. I know they are not able to bring their laptops home, but you can have them email it to you, or they can log in to their Google account from home and you can view it from there.

The 5th grade were all treated to the incredible abilities of the Grand Rapids Symphony on Tuesday. It was an interactive experience for them as the conductor involved the audience(5th graders from the greater Holland area) throughout. They played about a half dozen pieces that ranged from Rossini’s William Tell Overture, to Beethoven’s 5th! That was one the kids all recognized.

Yesterday, the class spent some time with their preschool buddies. Once again, a thank you to Lisa Klamer for allowing us to come down and spend some time with her precious little ones! Our kids helped them put together something from various materials that might normally end up in the garbage(cereal boxes, toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, etc). They pooled their creative juices to make robots, cars, fire trucks, butterflies, animals, and houses to name just a few. The time flew by, and the kids are already looking forward to their next opportunity to go visit their little buddies!

Lastly,  I have been reading the book, “Snow Treasure”, and I have received permission to show them the movie of the same name. It is G rated, and there is a good summary of the content on the website, “Rotten Tomatoes” if you have any concerns. I will be sending home a permission slip today for you to give them the okay to watch it. I plan on showing it before Wednesday of next week, so please look for the form if they don’t bring it to your attention.

All in all, a busy, but very enjoyable week here for your sons and daughters! Have a incredible weekend! Paul Keyser

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