November 19, 2016

Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. Follow the blog at

Illustrations with captions of each of the chapters of Esperanza Rising.

My students are beginning to read this book. We will be blogging about our experiences.

Posted by Ted Brindle on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

October 14, 2015

Organized volunteers are coming together to revitalize Ken-O-Sha Park. Join the fun on October 14, 2015. Please download the flyer for more information.

August 19, 2015

I've started preparing the classroom for students this year. We will have our Open House on September 2, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. Please watch for the following letter to arrive by United States Postal Service.

September 8, 2015

First day of school for students

September 9, 2015

Measures of Academic Progress tests start.

October 30, 2015

End of the first marking period

November 2-3, 2015

No school for students

November 4, 2015

Beginning of Second Marking period

May 14, 2015

Language Artists Spring Fair on Thursday, May 14th

Students will have art and writing on display. The fourth and fifth grade art will be of a guitar. We read about famous guitarists who named their guitars. Using who, what, when, why, where and how students have named their guitars by making connections to their personal lives.
  1. B.B. King, "Lucille"
  2. Eric Clapton, "Blackie"
  3. Bo Diddley, "Big B"
  4. Buddy Guy, "Polka Dot Strat"
  5. Queen, "Red Special"
  6. Van Halen, "Frankenstein"

2014-2015 Schedule

  • Friday: Library: 9:45 to 10:15 P.M.
  • Tuesday: Gym: 9:55 A.M. to 10:43 A.M.
  • Wednesday: Art: 1:10 to 1:50 P.M.
  • Friday: Music: 9:55 to 10:30 A.M.
  • Recess 3:15 to 3:30 P.M. Everyday
  • Recess 11:34 to 11:54 A.M. Everyday
  • Lunch 11:54 to 12:14 P.M. Everyday


Parent Volunteer Opportunities
See information on our Ken-O-Sha Facebook page. Or download the PDF here. ,

How awesome that Comcast provides an affordable Internet connection to welcome our families back to school.

We had a great conclusion to the 2013 - 2014 school year. I'm looking forward to meeting new and returning students in August at our Open House on August 26th, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Please read a copy of my Open House letter to parents and their families.

Museum Trip for IMMER5E: April 21 to April 25, 2014
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Annie's Big Nature Lesson

Create a with your Personal Narrative. Click on the link and paste into the open space before clicking on Submit.


  • Week of April 21, 2014: Grand Rapids Museum Trip
  • Friday, March 28, 2014: Whoville Hair Day: Come with wacky hair and normal uniform.
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014: If I Ran the Zoo Day: Bring a favorite stuffed animal.
  • Friday, March 14, 2014: Cat in the Hat Day: Wear a hat and normal uniform.
  • MACUL, March 13, 2014
  • March 11, 2014: Student Field trip to the Lymon Parks Campus Auditorium to meet author Rob Buyea of Because of Mr. Terupt.
  • March 7, 2014: Kick-OFF March is Reading Month. We are challenged with reading for 50,000 minutes. Students have already started tracking minutes. See our reading chart.
  • March 7, 2014: Fox in Socks Day: Wear crazy socks and the normal uniform.
  • 5th Grade Fieldtrip, Grand Rapids Symphony, DeVos Performance Hall, February 25, 2014
  • Magical Math Night, February 25, 2014, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Fieldtrip, Meijer Frederick Gardens, February 26, 2014

Reading Month Pictures

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Superintendent Survey


What an awesome job our class did decorating our door for the book, because of mr. terupt.

Our students are decorating Kettles for the Salvation Army.

Students will receive complimentary museum passes good for November 30th or December 7th to view kettles decorated by participating classes. The public will be voting. You can also vote by visiting the Salvation Army web site at

The Ken O Sha Elementary Fall Open House date is Monday, September 11th, 2013 5:00-6:00 PM.

Ken O Sha Elementary Conferences, Thursday November 7th, 2013 and Tuesday November 12th, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. These times are reserved. Check with your teacher for your appointment.

November 9th, Fundraiser for Quota International at Barnes and Noble in Grand Rapids. The benefit raises funds for the deaf and hard of hearing of West Michigan.


  • Monday: Music: 1:20 to 1:55 P.M.
  • Tuesday: Gym: 12:35 to 1:23 P.M.
  • Tuesday: Library: 2:40 to 3:10 P.M.
  • Friday: Art: 1:45 to 2:25 P.M.
  • Recess 2:55 to 3:10 P.M. Everyday
  • Lunch 11:34 to 11:54 P.M. Everyday
  • Recess 11:54 to 12:14 P.M. Everyday

Officer Robinson

  • September 17, 2013
  • October 8, 2013
  • November 1st, 2013
  • December 17th, 2013
  • January 17th, 2014
  • February 11th, 2014
  • March 7th, 2014
  • April 29th, 2014
  • May 16th, 2014

School Uniforms

Ken O Sha School Promise

I am a student at Ken O Sha
I promise to do my best today!
I know that I can make the right choice
To share ideas in a kind voice.
I know that learning will help me be
A shining example for all to see!
Hip-Hip hooray for Ken O Sha!

Reading Street

We are beginning to use Reading Street Online with our students. Many of the stories and assignments can be found with the students logins. Everyone in the 5th grade used it today.

WEB 2.0 Applications and Permission Letter

Listen to a brief podcast introducing a few new technology tools to be utilized as part of our writing program.

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