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Students Focus on Gratitude and Respect

With the upcoming holiday season, Page students are being reminded to think about the character traits of gratitude for all they have and respect for others who may face difficult or stressful times during the holidays or who may celebrate in different ways.
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Fifth Graders Get Head Start on Career Exploration

From the time they enter school, students are often asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" With the help of some professionals who volunteered their time, Page fifth graders got a glimpse into what certain careers might look like, what education is needed, and how students can pursue their goals.
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Page Elementary Suggested Supply List

Here are some suggested supplies for students this year. Teachers may have their own specific requests they will share in their letters to students.

Suggested Supplies:
Earbuds or personal headphones (These can be found at the Dollar Store, etc.)
At least 1 Highlighter
Pencils (already sharpened, if possible)
Erasers
12-inch ruler
One set of coloring utensils (markers, or colored pencils)
2 Dry erase markers and an eraser (clean sock or cloth works great)
1 Pair of scissors
2 Glue sticks
2 Packs of sticky notes

To share in the classroom:
2 Boxes of tissues to share with the class
Disinfecting wipes for the classroom
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Something "Fishy" in 5th-Grade Lesson

Something fishy happens every year in Curt Wissink's Page Elementary classroom and students say it's a lesson they'll never forget. As the salmon Page Elementary fifth-graders raised for months were released into the waters of the Grand River near Lowell, students paid special attention watching the fish swam into the river for the first time and wondering how many would come back to the same river for spawning some day.
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Battle of the Books Champion Crowned

This year’s Page Elementary Battle of the Books champion is fourth-grader Lucy Teunessen with the runner-up, fourth-grader Elise DeBoer. Students read books during March’s reading month celebration, then had classroom competitions where they answered questions about the books. The winner from each classroom the competed in the school-wide finals competition.
The battle encourages students to not only read, but also encourages retention of facts and information from the books.
The 16 finalists took turns answering questions about the books they read, taking 13 rounds before the winner was crowned.
Other finalists were Emma Reil, Aaron VanderWalt, Colton Wieringa, Grace Rabley, Devon Barnill, Aveline Jordan, Abigal Dumond, Tyler Voss, Caleb Summerhays, Hudson Thomas, Cohen Hautau, Kaylee Green, Hailie Zahl, Evelyn Callahan.
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Next Generation Standards Encourage Learning by "Doing" Science

Ellie Baranek rubbed her hands quickly together until she felt the heat building up in her palms. The fourth-grader quickly realized her action created friction that in turn created heat. "It's motion energy to heat energy," she deduced.
Her classmates rotated around the room to six different stations where they tried to answer the question "How do we know energy is present and moving in a system?" They also gained an understanding of how energy is transferable.
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