Displaying 1-10 of 23 results.

January Family Connection Day is Monday the 30th from 2:00 to Dismissal
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on January 22, 2017 at 12:33pm

 

Our next Family Connection Day is going to be Monday, January 30th.  To accommodate the needs of families with different schedules, I have decided to make this activity in the afternoon. It will start at 2:00 and go to dismissal at 3:25. I have not decided yet if this day will also include a "Coffee with Mrs. Bourdage" time. Please email me if you would like me to discuss a specific topic after school that day. 
 
Keep your eyes out for a flyer coming home in the next couple days with more specific details on this event! 

December Family Connection Day and Coffee with Mrs. Bourdage - Tuesday 12/20/16
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on December 18, 2016 at 12:09pm

Here are a bit more of the details for Tuesday's activities.

8:15-9:00 Coffee with Mrs. Bourdage - Focus on how to help children at home prepare for the state tests at the end of the year.
 
9:00-10:30 Family Connection Day
  • Complete raised tin foil art project
  • Treats and game
If anyone would like to bring a food or beverage, please let me know by Monday afternoon. 
 
I've also asked students to work on an image or pattern to bring in Monday for the art project. The image should be simple without too much detail since the image will end up being drawn with liquid glue and if the lines are too close together, the lines will run together. The picture can just be on any paper (preferably 11x17 inches) with simple pen or pencil. A winter theme is the idea but any idea is welcome. On Monday, I will have them transfer that image to the cardboard with liquid glue. 
 
I look forward to seeing you there!

What a fun day!
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on November 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

What a fun day we had today! Here's what we did:

For math, we got together at the carpet (a day off from videos). 4th grade is beginning long division and 5th grade is solidifying their understanding of adding, subtraction, multiplying and comparing fractions! It was great seeing such difficult concepts being understood and seeing kids having fun with the math!

For writing, we did a quick write with persuasive writing. Students wrote on a variety of topics including dogs being the best pet, cats being the best pet, soccer being the best sport, and so much more! We chose one piece of writing that was intended to persuade the reader that soccer is better than volleyball. The class had to go to one side of the room if they thought soccer was a better sport and the other side of the room if they thought volleyball was better. Then the student read her essay and students were then asked if they'd change their minds. We discussed what could be done to the writing to be more persuasive. We decided that as writers, we need to think about why someone may disagree with us and make sure to address that in our writing!

Later, we had our read aloud and took some time to read our reading group books.

Then, the best part... science! The topic... What causes rapid changes in the Earth's surface? We began by exploring this prezi and making scientific observations (keeping to facts rather than opinions). See this video and this one. We then watched a video of Mt. St. Helen's erupting and even created a scientific model of an earthquake. See this video. Since students worked really hard, they had time to explore landforms and other places around the world using Google Maps (like Google Earth). See this video

Such a fun day! 

We are in need of some donations!
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on November 28, 2016 at 1:00pm

Hi parents. Please check out out page called, "Donations Needed." I am looking for some help gathering some materials for our class. As you will see, some will need to be bought but many are things that you may already have and would normally throw out. I will continue to update this throughout the year as more needs arise! Thank you for your help!

November Family Connection Day Photos - Bumper Coasters
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on November 18, 2016 at 7:40pm

Thanks again to all families who came to have coffee with me this morning and/or FCD! I had a complete blast doing science with you and your children. The parent involvement here at Westwood is incredible! It's obvious how much you care about your children! Here is a link to some of the photos I took today. 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5Ffdk83M9seLUI3YzhrZjdSdnc?usp=sharing

 

November 18th Family Connection Day and Coffee with Mrs. Bourdage
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on November 04, 2016 at 4:32pm

November’s Family Connection Day - Friday, November 18th

I would like to try something a little different for November’s Family Connection Day. I would like to invite you (the parent) into the classroom before school to get a closer look at what your child is doing at school. We will call this “Coffee with Mrs. Bourdage.” When school starts, we will then begin our science or art project. Students are welcome to join during Coffee with Mrs. Bourdage.

Coffee with Mrs. Bourdage - 8:15-8:45 in the classroom

(8:45-9:00 I will be busy setting up and taking attendance but you are still welcome to wait in the classroom)

Project - 9:00-10:00 (may go until 10:30 if needed)

Family Connection Day Photos - Officially one of my favorite projects!
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on October 16, 2016 at 11:39am

Click on the link below to view the photos. This was so much fun! I can't wait until November's Family Connection Day!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5Ffdk83M9seOXN0ckV4YVY5WkE?usp=sharing

 

Halloween Party Scheduled for Friday, October 28th 11:15-12:30
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on October 07, 2016 at 11:56am

We will have our Halloween party on Friday, October 28th from 11:15-12:30.

Any parents who are interested in helping are invited to attend a meeting Tuesday, October 11th at 3:40 to plan. If you can't make the meeting but would still like to help, just let me know!

(360)802-7650 or kolleen_bourdage@enumclaw.wednet.edu

Family Connection Day Friday, October 14th from 11:15-12:30
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on October 07, 2016 at 11:20am

Mark October 14th on your calendar for Family Connection Day! More info coming soon!
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on October 04, 2016 at 8:12am

We will have our first Family Connection day on Friday October 14th. We will be doing a project for an hour or two with families. More details coming soon!