Last month 3rd grade went to the YMCA for swimming safety. The 3rd graders learned a lot and had so much fun.
2nd graders in Mr. Hamilton's class just finished reading "How to catch a Leprechaun" by Adam Wallace. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the students have been working hard on building their own traps and writing creative stories to go along with them. Great way to spend part of the day leading up to spring break. Lots of fun for all!
5th grade stepped up their reading game during the month of February in order to earn tickets for a Kindle Fire. The Missoula Masons support reading through the Kindle for Books program. These two were our lucky winners this year. Congratulations!
5th grade stepped up their reading game during the month of February in order to earn tickets for a kindle fire. The Masons support reading through the Kindle for Books program. These two were our lucky winners this year. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our Bonner Battle of the Books teams! I am so proud at each and every one of them for all the hard work they put into reading and practicing questions, titles and authors.
Congratulations to our Bonner Battle of the Books teams! I am so proud of each and every one of them for all the hard work they put into reading and practicing questions, titles and authors.
Hello Bonner families! Please see below flyer for Kids Eat Free Meals during Spring Break!
Forty three 8th and 7th grade students competed in the Missoula Math Contest at the University of Missoula campus on Tuesday. Students took 3 individual tests and then joined some of their classmates for a team test (pictured). It was a super fun day and inspiring to see so many kids excited about math!!
In social studies we have been studying how mining was a big part of what brought people to Montana. We started with an exploration to see where people came from all around the world to mine for copper in Butte. We also learned about the environmental impacts that the mining has had on Butte. Then we did some mining of our own to extract some precious minerals from a cookie. They were then challenged to try and reclaim their mining site to repair their cookie to look like it did before the mining occurred. They came to the conclusion that it was nearly impossible to repair cookie, but it sure was tasty!
Bonner Book Fair is next week! Purchasing days are from March 7th - March 10th. If you are interested in setting up an e-wallet click the link below. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bonnerk8school I am so excited to get more books in the hands of our students! Thanks for supporting the Bonner Library.
It was an incredible honor to host Malia Kipp at Bonner School today. Ms. Kipp played for the Lady Griz in the 1990s as the first Indigenous woman from Montana to play Division I basketball on a full-ride scholarship. At that time, she was only one of three in the country. A valuable role model, Ms. Kipp is the subject a documentary called Native Ball, featured this week at the Big Sky Film Festival. Our 8th graders watched the film and met with Ms. Kipp during a Q&A session. The experiences and insights of Ms. Kipp were absolutely inspiring and we are grateful for her generosity!
What a lovely song and picture these TKers shared with me ❤️
Some of my favorite characters!
The 101 day of school was fun and full of Dalmatians!
We celebrated the 101st day of school in 2-Burgess with some paw-some stations!
In Ms. Bridges’ 7th grade Art B Day Boys made a Jackson Pollack inspired artwork. It’s gorgeous!
Bonner Families: As you begin receiving your child's i-Ready Winter Diagnostic results, please check out the i-Ready Family Center page. It has great resources for i-Ready and includes more information about understanding your child's diagnostic results. https://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/
This week Ms. Barrick’s TK students learned about the peace symbol/sign. They read books about peace, and talked a lot about what peace looks like, both in the world around them and inside of themselves. They created bright, beautiful peace signs for their bulletin board, and will end the week with a guest from the Read for Peace project, and learn about how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to bring peace to our nation.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already preparing for the second i-Ready® Diagnostic for math. The second Diagnostic is an important benchmark for understanding your student’s growth, which is why it’s so important they try their best. These results allow us to better support them in achieving their goals for the year. The most important thing we can do is prepare students and motivate them to put forth their best effort. Here are a few things you can do to help support your student: • Make sure they get a good night’s rest before taking the Diagnostic! • Talk to your student about why the second Diagnostic is important. You can say things like: o The second Diagnostic helps you find out how much progress you’ve made since the beginning of the year. o It allows your teacher and I to celebrate your accomplishments! o Try your best, and do not rush—but don’t spend too much time on a question either. o Remember, questions on the Diagnostic change based on your answers to earlier questions. You will see some questions you don’t know. That is okay! Just try your best. • Let them know you’re excited to celebrate their progress. Thank you for your continued partnership in your student’s learning.
This week in 3rd grade, we chose one single word to be the focus and guidance for the new year 2023. Happy New Year from Miss Allen's Class.