Monday, April 19, 2021

Quarter 4 Week 4

 

Quarter 4 Week 5

Monday, April 19th

This week we will be learning:

    Spalding: new words in cursive, we will have a test on Thursday (Monday for DL students)

    Literature:  Charlotte's Web we begin Cricket in Times Square  next week

    Grammar: classifying sentences 

    Math: time

  History: The Civil War

    Poem: Furry Bear due 4/22

Important Dates:

No school: Friday, April 23


Monday, March 22, 2021

Quarter 3 week 9

 March 22, 2021

Quarter 3, Week 9

This week we will be learning:

    Spalding: new words in cursive, we will have a test on Friday (Monday for DL students)

    Literature:  Charlotte's Web

    Grammar: classifying sentences 

    Math: money

  History: Americans Move West

    Poem: Animal Crackers due 3/26

Important Dates:

No school: Friday, April 2

Celebration: Wednesday, March 24 in the afternoon

Field Day: Thursday, March 25

There will be school on Monday, April 5

Monday, March 1, 2021

Field Day!

 Lower School Athletic Field Days are coming up March 25 and 26. This is a fun GHNO tradition where students wear their City-State or House colors and battle it out for the right to be called Champions!

 

All students must wear the t-shirt of their assigned City-State or House on the day of their competition. Shirts may be purchased new, borrowed from a friend, appropriated from a sibling or re-purposed from Intramural competition.

 

Kinder-4th grades will participate March 25. (City-State shirt sold here)

5th and 6th grades will participate March 26. (House shirt sold by PSO)

 

All new shirts will be delivered to students the week of March 22. If the purchase of a new shirt is a financial hardship, please contact Rebecca Danet for assistance.

 

Monday, February 22, 2021

Quarter 3 Week 6

February 22, 2021

Quarter 3, Week 6

This week we will be learning:

    Spalding: new words in cursive, we will have a test on Friday (Monday for DL students)

    Literature:  Charlotte's Web

    Grammar: classifying sentences 

    Math: making 100's, multiplying by 4's 

  Science: Magnets

    Poem: Animal Crackers due 3/18

Important Dates:

No school: Friday March 5

Spring Break: March 8-12

The Great Griffin Reading Challenge

 


The 2021 Great Griffin Reading Challenge


When: February 16-May 24, 2021


Where: GHNO


Who: All Griffin K-6 Readers


Why: “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles W. Eliot


What: Challenge yourself to turn off your electronic devices and READ, so that you can help your class reach the weekly goal of 100% participation in reading at least 20 minutes each night.  There will be opportunities for weekly winners in every class, a class winner every week and 2 classes that will win the all-school prize of an extra literature celebration:  Stories Around the Griffin Campfire.


How:  READ!  Read while you are walking; read instead of talking; read in the car; read in bed under the covers or read instead of watching TV!  Keep track of your daily minutes on the Reading Log your teacher gives you and be sure to TURN IT IN every week!  


Which books should I read:  The books you choose should inspire you to be GOOD, help you admire what is BEAUTIFUL, and in some way lead you to TRUTH.  There are a lot of okay books out there, but with so little time in life, do not waste your time: read the BEST books!  The books you choose should also be on your reading level … If you are not sure, check it with your teacher.


“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Sir Francis Bacon


Friday, January 29, 2021

Great Hearts Day

 Great Hearts Day is coming soon!  

We will celebrate Great Hearts Day Friday, February 12th

Please observe the following guidelines:

  • Scholars should make one card for each person in the class.
  • Cards should be homemade (not store bought).
  • Cards should focus on the virtue of friendship and NOT Valentine’s Day. (i.e. “You are a great friend” or “Thank you for being my friend.”)
  • NO candy!
  • Please send completed cards to school in a Ziploc bag on or before February 11th.
  • Cards may be addressed “To my friend,” or a class list from your teacher

Monday, January 25, 2021

Quarter 3 Week 2

 January 25, 2021

Quarter 3, Week 2

This week we will be learning:

    Spalding: new words, we will have a test on Friday (Monday for DL students)

    Literature:  Little House in the Big Woods

    Grammar: classifying sentences 

    Math: multiplication and division 

    History: Making the Constitution

    Poem: Open House- due 2/11

Important Dates:

1/29: Spirit day

2/11: Poem due

Quarter 4 Week 4

  Quarter 4 Week 5 Monday, April 19th This week we will be learning:     Spalding: new words in cursive, we will have a test on Thursday (Mo...