School notes 5-7-22

Huron Colony
Huron Colony students in kindergarten through third grade are getting ready to end their school year. They are starting the last NWEA testing for the year and should be finished by Friday. Next week, they will take a field trip to the Watertown zoo. They have eighth grade graduation, field day and then the last day of school coming up.

They have worked hard this year on reading, writing and learning addition and subtraction math facts along with many more math skills. They will pick up here next school year and continue working on all these skills.

Submitted by Trisha Jons, K-3 teacher at Huron Colony

HHS Speech
The Speech classes at Huron High School are performing their final speech. During this semester, students have done speeches meeting different purposes, including inform, persuade, and demonstrate. For their final speech, they may choose any of these speech purposes. The students are putting into practice the eight-step speech writing process they learned in the first part of the class.

In the Speaking Out classes, students have been studying communication and how it works in our society.  The class is currently completing a study of nonverbal communication. Students looked at how communication occurs without the use of spoken words in such subjects as greetings, lying, and game playing. Students also studied video of Koko the gorilla; a gorilla that was taught sign language. Knowledge of how nonverbal communication works can help students more effectively interpret the nonverbal communication around them.

Submitted by Mitch Gaffer, speech and debate

HHS Language Arts
All high school Language Arts classes will be completing the NWEA language usage test on May 3-4 and the reading test May 9-10. After the test is completed NWEA provides scores that help teachers and students evaluate what are areas of strength and weakness they have.

Sheltered LA 9 is reading, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” and they will wrap up the semester by doing a “One Pager” project on the reading. In Sheltered LA 10 and 11, the students are reviewing grammar and working on writing different types of sentences. They will wrap up the semester with a short writing project.

Submitted by Laura Iverson, Sheltered Language Arts