4th Graders Read 43 Cemetery Road
Mrs. Chrysochoos’ 4th grade Language Arts students just finished their October unit where they focused on theme, main idea, and summation. Students read the book 43 Cemetery Road and then wrote persuasive essays where they took the point of view of realtors trying to sell the haunted mansion that was in the story.
Students will begin Turkey Trouble this month and disguising turkeys. Students will focus on first and third person narration and will continue working on summarizing with this story along with Daily 5 skills.
“Every year the students love 43 Cemetery Road,” said Mrs. Chrysochoos. There are seven books in the series and every year they fly off of the Northwood Library shelves as soon as the class finishes the first book!
Ms. Holcomb’s Freshmen Begin an Epic Voyage
Ms. Holcomb’s freshmen English students are currently gaining background knowledge about the time period in which The Odyssey was written, learning about some of the characters, and understanding what makes an epic. She added that during this unit, students practice identifying character traits, specifically traits that are heroic. Students will be comparing and contrasting heroic traits Odysseus displays with someone in their life who they feel is a hero, and will create a blog post about their hero, as well.
One of the pre-reading activities that students really enjoyed was going on a class odyssey/voyage. Ms. Holcomb explained, “We traveled around the school to fight a supernatural creator! Students chose a weapon, location, and some assistance to take with them into battle to get them thinking about the battles Odysseus will have to fight and the obstacles he will have to overcome!” Students enjoyed the opportunity to take their lesson outside of the classroom walls and to take on the persona of an epic hero!
NHS School Guidance Website:
Did you know that our Rangers have access to the NHS School Guidance website? Be sure to check this site frequently for information regarding the ACT, scholarship opportunities, and more! NHS Ranger Guidance
5th and 6th Grade Holiday Concert:
Kevin Hines at BGSU:
Were you unable to attend the Kevin Hines presentation at NHS? Kevin Hines is returning to Northwest Ohio and will be speaking at BGSU!
Food Giveaway 2017:
NLS Dedication Ceremony:
The Salvation Army Thanksgiving & Christmas Applications:
Tuesday, Nov. 21st: NLS Building Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday, Nov. 22nd – Friday, Nov. 23rd: Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov. 27th: School Resumes
Tuesday, Nov. 28th: Marco’s Pizza Night
Friday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 2nd: Derr Memorial Tournament