February 2016

Carnival Thank You Notes!

Once again, a fun night was had by all. Thanks to all the families for coming out and supporting VHE! A special thanks to the carnival committee for such an amazing job. Thank you to the volunteers and UW Athletic college students, without you we couldn’t have done it! Hats off to our donors and all the families for the basket donations!

A special thanks to our sponsors: Oliver’s Public House for making the homemade ice cream and cookies, Papa John’s for donating all the pizza, Hill Farms Swim Club, Murphy Desmond Lawyers, Hy-vee, Costco, Madison Smile Solutions.

REACH February 2016

In February in Second Grade REACH, students will finish our unit on nonfiction text features. Students will find similarities and differences in all of the features we have studied (diagram, picture/caption, and table of contents, index, and glossary) and work as a group to create a graphic organizer (matrix) in order to visually cross reference the attributes of each feature.

Making Plans for Summer? Visit the Activity Fair on February 20!

If you're thinking about warmer weather and kid activities for the summer, join us on Saturday, February 20th from 10am to 1pm in the VHE cafeteria for the Activity Fair! Local organizations that offer programs for elementary school kids will be there to answer questions from you and VHE students. It's a great opportunity to shop for after-school and summer activity options in one quick stop.

Music Notes February 2016

In January, students enjoyed the 8th graders' performance of The Music Man. We studied two overarching themes of the musical. 1) The idea that humans are capable of changing--no matter how lonely, stubborn, inconsiderate or old they are. 2) When you see are hopeful, see possibilities and have dreams, life is better and richer. Now that The Music Man is done, we're doing a quick rhythm review and going on to some instrumental ensemble work with drums for many grade levels and recorders for 4th graders.

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