Pinewood 3rd Grader Kaden West Michigan Weather Kid!

Kaden, a Pinewood 3rd grader in Mrs. Lemmen’s class was this morning’s West Michigan Weather Kid. Radio Station Star 105.7 features a different local elementary student each week to cover the weather segment. Kaden was selected this week. He was able to ride to the radio station in a stretch limousine do his segment and then ride to school in the same limo.

Kaden did a great job representing Pinewood and JPS on the radio with the morning show hosts Brooke and Tommy. Kaden had The Best Day Ever:)

Kaden arriving at Pinewood

Kaden arriving at Pinewood

Kaden at the radio station

Kaden at the radio station

Kaden giving the weather report

Kaden giving the weather report

Kaden in the limo

Kaden in the limo

5th Graders Create a Quilt

Both 5th grade classes have been studying and learning about the Native American Regions that span the United States. Students were each assigned one region to research. After reading books, reviewing websites and watching video clips, students compiled their findings into the most important information. They showed their knowledge by creating a pictorial representation in the form of a quilt square. Their quilt squares were all put together in a large poster to form a class Native American Region Quilt.
These quilts are hanging in the 5th grade hallway. Be sure to check out their amazing work!

Fourth Grade Buddies and Kindergarten Buddies Meet

On Friday, fourth graders and Kindergarteners met each other for the first of many activities this year!  Throughout the year the buddies get together for cross-age academic activities as well as partnering up for special events such as the Halloween Parade and Cats Celebrations.  This is a great opportunity for fourth graders to be good role models and compassionate helpers.  We end the year with our annual Buddy Walk to Hagar Park!

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Building Excitement to Learn Michigan History

Fourth grade students got a sneak preview of what they are going to learn in social studies this year by researching the flags that have flown over Michigan throughout it’s history.  Each group created a flag; either Native American, French, English, or Colonial American.  We will use these flags throughout the year as we perform reenactments of events from Michigan history! The students did a great job working in groups and were very proud of their flags!

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