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Latest Knapp Forest News

Knapp Forest this Week: May 4th

May 4, 2015 @ 1:33 pmPosted in: News

M-STEP testing continues.

Tuesday, May 5th:

PTO will be handing out churros in celebration of cinco de mayo (ingredients)

Wednesday, May 6th:

Whales Tales water safety for second grade.

Mandatory meeting for parents of 5th grade students interested in band/orchestra next year.  7pm in the FHE auditorium.

Friday, May 8th:

4th grade Rockin’ Readers

Elzinga guest readers.

Knapp Forest this week: April 27

April 27, 2015 @ 12:34 pmPosted in: News

Monday, April 27th: 5th grade fittings concert in the gym

Tuesday, April 28th: 5th grade finale concert, Disney Jamboree, will be presented at 7 pm at the FAC. All are welcome, admission is FREE! (parents – see  FIFTH GRADE PACKING LIST AND NOTE for detailed performer information)

Wednesday, April 29th: 5th grade instrument fittings & 1st/2nd grades to the civic theater.


LEGO Story Building

April 23, 2015 @ 11:40 amPosted in: News
We are so grateful to our Forest Hills parents for funding our Story Starter LEGO Workshop Kits at the 2014 GALA.  First grade students tied in our Learning Targets (I can tell the characters, setting and what happens in a story) and used the Story Elements (characters, setting, beginning, middle and end) to create our Lego stories.  It was amazing to observe how our children collaborated, communicated and created their Lego stories. They are learning to edit and revise as they discussed how they can add details to their stories.
The Lego Story Starter Kits help  little ones create and tell their stories in a verbal as well as written form. Teachers work with each group closely to nudge, guide and encourage team work. Students practice retelling, editing and revising  stories. Each of our first Grade classes received 5 Kits. We are truly blessed.

Happening this week at KF:

April 20, 2015 @ 10:28 amPosted in: News

Wednesday, April 22nd:

Earth Day – staff and students will be participating in our annual school clean-up & green-up projects.

Friday, April 24th:

9:30 – 11:30: Goodwillie parent/student visit.

8 pm: More than 60 of our Knapp Forest 5th graders will be participating in LiveArts at Van Andel Arena.  Go to http://www.liveartsgr.org/ for tickets and information.

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Welcome Back! Here are some of the things happening at Knapp Forest this week:

April 13, 2015 @ 1:45 pmPosted in: News

April 14th – LIVEArts chorus rehearsal at FAC from 4:30 – 5:30pm

April 15th – M-STEP testing begins for 5th grade students. (Please be considerate when walking the halls)

April 17th – Report Cards will be sent home with students today

*This is an overview of the events. Please also refer to the Knapp Forest Calendar (can be found on the right sidebar >>) for a more detailed, and up to date listing.