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Latest Knapp Forest News

This Week at Knapp - May 26

May 26, 2015 @ 12:47 pmPosted in: News

M-STEP testing wraps up this week. Please be mindful when traveling the halls.

Wednesday, May 27th:

PTO General Meeting at 9am in the Cyber Cafe – ‘Learning all things Google‘  Bring your own device.

Extended rehearsal for all 6th grade music students.

Lincoln Buddies visit at 9:45 to help plant flowers in our children’s garden & play a game of kickball.

6th grade Orchestra Concert – 7pm @ EHS.

Friday, May 29th:

5th grade trip to Greenfield Village & Henry Ford Museum. Students must arrive at school no later than 6:45 am. Expected return – 5 pm

Kindergarten Field Day – 9 am

Looking Ahead:

Click below for information on the 6th grade combined band/choir concert June 2nd.

Spring Concert Info Flyer

*This is an overview of 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

This Week at Knapp - May 11

May 11, 2015 @ 2:17 pmPosted in: News

M-STEP testing continues this week for 4th graders and will begin on Wednesday for 3rd graders. Please travel the hallways quietly.

Monday: Schoolboard Meets at Goodwillie at 7:30 pm

Tuesday: Knapp Forest welcomes the PCM Children’s Choir

Wednesday: Whale’s Tales water safety for 2nd graders

Friday: 6th grade cultural fair – 10am – 12pm

Saturday: Carry a Jerry fundraiser for Parental Care Ministries at 10am

*This is an overview of 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

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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.