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  • Snow Day 3/4/19

    4th Grade Reading:    Write a paragraph on your thoughts of the book NUMBER THE STARS.  Wednesday I will have a study guide for you for your final test on the book NUMBER THE STARS 3/:8/19.


    7th/8th Grade Reading:  Study for final Test on Wednesday 3/6/19.  Continue working on your written book report which is due 3/22/19. 


    Please call/text if you have questions.  Stay warm.

    Mrs. Kim Olejniczak.                                                                                                                                                919-922-5844 


  • Snow Day 2/20/19 and homework 2/21/19

    4th Grade Reading:  Look over Study Guide Chapters 9-12 for test on Friday 2/22/19.  Questions on the test will include the following:  #1-6 and the following words will be on the test...urgency, pride, staccato, exhausted, and surge.                                                               

    They should have the definitions on a piece of paper that I gave them.  Answers to the questions that'll be on the test... 


    1)  Why does Mama lie to Annemarie?  Mama lies to protect Annemarie from knowing too much, in case they are confronted by the soldiers.

    2)  What was the surprise Ellen receives during the funeral of Great-aunt Birte?  Describe Ellen's reaction to the surprise.  Ellen's parents were there and she was    so        happy.

    3)  How does Mama keep the soldiers from opening the casket?  Mama tells the soldiers that her aunt had died from typhus.

    4)  What is the meaning of the Psalm read at the funeral?  The Psalm tells of God's promise? to protect the Jews.

    5)  What is in the casket?  The casket contains clothes and blankets.

    6)  What does Peter give the baby?  Why?  Peter gives the baby medicine to make it sleep so it won't cry and give away their escape.



    7th 8th Grade:  Read Chapters 11-12 and answer the following questions in complete sentences.  Due Friday 2/22/19.


                                                                                    The Hiding Place Chapters 10-12 Questions



    1)   What was the one thing Corrie learned to fear above all else at Scheveningen?




    2)   Name at least 4 behaviors or activities that reflected the fear that was exhibited by Corrie and her fellow prisoners.




    3)   What were some activities that helped Corrie keep her sanity during her time of solitary confinement?




    4)   What item in the packet from the nurse did Corrie desire most?




    5)   Why do YOU think the authorities threatened to double the sentence for anyone who possessed one?




    6)   How did Corrie hear of Father's death?




    7)   How did she first respond to Father's death?




    8)   How did her feelings change about Father's death?




    9)   List 3 ways in which Lieutenant Rahms helped Corrie.





    10)  What "gift" did Willem give the lieutenant?




    11)  Betsie and Corrie were very different emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  What struggles did they each have?





    12)  How did Betsie and Corrie use their strengths to support the other in the camp and on the trains?






    Sorry for the late posts.  I've not been feeling well.  Please call if you have any questions.  Stay warm.




    Mrs. Kim Olejniczak






  • Assignments for Friday, February 8, 2019

    4th Grade Reading:  I have emailed you their test on Number the Stars Chapters 5-8.  Please print and have them take the test, and return it to school on Monday, February 11, 2019.


     7th & 8th Grade Reading:  I emailed you the answers to your study guide for The Hiding Place Chapters 5-7.  Please return all assignments on Monday, February 11, 2019.   Test will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.


    Feel free to call/text if you have any questions.  Have a great Friday and weekend!  See you on Monday.

     Mrs Kim Olejniczak 


  • School closed: Assignments 2/6/19

     4th Grade Reading:  Study for Number the Stars test Chapters 5-8 on Friday. 

                                     Write a paragraph on the following topic:   Annemarie and Ellen are best friends and share many secrets while they are spending the night                                                 together.  Write about your best friend.  Do you ever spend the night together?  What do you enjoy talking about?  What qualities does your friend                                     have?  You may also draw a picture of you and your friend if you'd like.



    7th and 8th Grade Reading:


                                                                                   The Hiding Place Chapters 5-7 Study Guide 


    Answer the following questions using complete sentences.



    1)    What were some of the changes that Holland endured during the first few months after the German invasion?






    2)    What was the National Socialist Bond (NSB)?





    3)    Who was Mr. Smit?





    4)    What is an anti-Semite?





    5)    Why did Father turn off the radio midway through the Prime Minister's message on the issue of war?







    6)    Describe two members of the ten Boom's secret family.







    7)    How was it possible that the people living in the Beje seemed to continue to be happy despite everything going on around them?







    8)    Who introduced Corrie to the underground?






    9)    Compare Corrie's and Betsie's reactions to the dreamlike vision Corrie had as Holland was being bombed.










    10)  Psalm 68:20 says "God is to us a God of deliverances; and to the Lord belong escapes from death."  What almost happened to Corrie during a night of bombing              raids?






    11)  What did Betsie mean when she said, "There are no 'ifs' in God's world"?








    12)  What were some hard questions she asked herself regarding the right or wrong of the underground activity?










    13)  How was Fred Koornstra instrumental in helping Corrie and her family to keep Jews in safety at their home? 











    Mrs Kim Olejniczak










  • Snow Day Monday, 1/14/19 and Tuesday 1/15/19 Homework

    4th Grade Reading


    Chapters 1-4 Number the Stars Homework 

    1.  Describe what happens to Annemarie, Ellen, and Kirsti on their way home from school.


     2.  What is "De Frie Danske"?  Who brought it and why?


     3.  Who are the Resistance fighters?  


    4.  Who is Lise and what happened to her?


    5.  What religion do the Rosens practice?  Why is that a problem?


    6.  What is wrong with Kirsti's new shoes?  How is this problem solved?


    7.  Why does Ellen spend the night with Annemarie?


    8.  Number each event 1-6, in the order in which they occurred in Chapters 1 and 2.

         _____  Kirsti asked Mama for cupcakes.

        ______  Annemarie thought about King Christian X.

        ______  Annemarie, Ellen, and Kristi raced home from school.

        ______  Annemarie thought about Lise, and what happened to her.

        ______  The girls were stopped by the German soldiers.

        ______  Annemarie told Kristi a fairy tale. 


    Study both Chapter 1-4 Number the Stars Homework sheet (1-8) and vocabulary worksheet (1-12) that they have copies of already.  We will go over all questions and vocab on Wednesday.  There will be a test on Friday 1/18/19 on Number the Stars Chapters 1-4.  The test will include the 12 vocab words and the 8 homework questions.




    7th and 8th Grade Reading

    Monday:   Work on study guide for The Hiding Place Chapters 1-2.  Couple of corrections on study guide..... on second page with matching, please change "h" definition to "g", then add "h" definition which is  h.  very enthusiastically or passionately.  Please complete by Wednesday.  We will go over all questions on Wednesday.

    Tuesday:  Look over study guide to prepare for TEST on Friday 1/18/19.


    Please feel free to text anytime if you have any questions.  Be safe, stay warm and enjoy your time off.


    Mrs. Kim  Olejniczak


  • Snow Day Monday, 11/26/18

    Hello Parents.  Here are the assignments for Monday and Tuesday. 

    4th Grade Reading   

    Monday-  Salute to Courage Book pg 98, read "Daniel Boone's Daughter" and answer questions 1-5 pg 107 (Think it Through).

    Tuesday-  Salute to Courage Book pg  108, read "A Present for a President" and answer 1-6 pg 119 (Think it Through).

    Be sure to look over the words and definitions located at the bottom of pg 98 and pg 108.  On Wednesday, I'll be sending home a Study Guide for Unit 2 of Salute to Courage Book.  It will contain 10 vocabulary words and about 2 questions per story in Unit 2 for them to do at home and return on Friday.  Then on Friday, we will go over the Study Guide together and correct answers if needed.  I will return Study Guides home once I grade them so they can study for their test.  Test on Salute to Courage book Unit 2 pgs 62-119 will be on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.


     7th and 8th Grade Reading 

     Monday-  Of Places Literature book pg 62, read "This is My Father's World" and answer questions 1-2 (Think it Through).

                     Of Places Literature book pg 63, read "All Nature Sings!" and answer questions 1-4 pg 65 (Think it Through).

                     Bible passage:  Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth HIS handywork." KJV


    Tuesday-  Of Places Literature book pg 66, read "No East or West" and answer questions 1-2 (Think it Through).

                     Of Places Literature book pg 67, read "For Love of the Hills" and answer questions 1-5 pg 72 (Think it Through).

                      Bible passage:   Acts 10:34-35 "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive the God is no respecter of persons:  But in every nation he that                    feareth HIM, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with HIM." KJV 


    Hope to see you on Wednesday!  Stay warm.


    Mrs Kim Olejniczak




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