Fifth-graders at Forest Elementary read a Newsela article, completed a close read and a Brain Pop about Veterans Day.
After creating a web based on their sources, students wrote a paragraph about Veterans Day. On November 11, students participated in a moment of silence and had a visit from a Vietnam Veteran who shared his experiences and answered student questions.
Students enjoyed learning about Veterans Day and meeting a vet!
Close reading is thoughtful, critical analysis of a text that focuses on significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text’s form, craft, meanings, etc. It is a key requirement of the Common Core State Standards and directs the reader’s attention to the text itself.
BrainPop (styled BrainPOP) is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
A web involves listing facts about a topic of focus.
RCHS Key Club collects candy
Mrs. Degenkolb and the River Community High School Key Club collected Halloween candy donations, partnering with Forest Parent Club.
These candy donations will be sent to the military and the chocolate donated to All Saints soup kitchen in Detroit.
Candy will go to the military as part of the Christmas for our Troops event hosted by Chris Tocco at TV’s Grand Event in Trenton.
The Key Club also partnered with the Hospitality/Cooking Club at the HS to put on the annual Harvest Dinner for the community/senior citizens on Nov. 14.