March 19- 6th grade science fair
March 20- Reading Games 3:15-5:00
March 22- Faculty vs 8th grade basketball game
March 23- End of Quarter 3
March 30- Spring Break
April 2- Spring Break
April 5- Joe Beckman Assembly (Inspirational speaker)
April 5- Old Creamery Theatre
April 27- 5th grade field trip (more info to come)
May 7- band concert 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
May 9- Mini Courses
May 11- 5th grade field trip (more info to come)
May 14- orchestra concert 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
May 30- Last day of school
Spring MAP Testing
March 21 Language Arts
March 28 Math
April 23/24 Reading
8th grade vs Faculty Basketball Game
Thursday, March 22
$2 entry fee
Concessions will be open
Halftime half-court shot competition $1
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Just a reminder that if your child chooses to bring treats to school (on a birthday, for example), treats should be store bought. Additionally, it would be a good idea to check with the school nurse or your child’s homeroom teacher to find out if there are any food allergies before bringing treats into the classroom. Thank you.
Remember students can stay after school in Mrs. Suhr’s room until 4:00 M-Th. to do homework! This is voluntary and can be on an “as needed” basis.
Math- This week in math we learned how to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms. For this short unit, your student will be assessed on this skill next Friday, March 23.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: This week students finished presenting an oral presentation over a United States symbol or monument. Next week we will be discussing the events within the Revolutionary war and the armies on both sides.
Reading and Language: Students have been studying the biography genre and will be interviewing a classmate to write a biography about their life.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: We have started an exploration with physics! Students are learning to be good scientists who ask questions and notice things!
Language: Students finished sharing their state reports and we learned about proverbs. We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work.
Reading: We are finished up our historical fiction guided reading books with some great discussion and a “breakout” activity. Students should continue to read 20 minutes every day from their independent reading books.
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We’ve been exploring the idea that matter is made of particles that are too small to see. We’ll be using this particle model to help us explain all sorts of chemistry ideas.
Reading and Writing: We’ve been investigating point of view and how authors use it to help us understand characters. In the process, we’ve been practicing our small group discussion skills. Also, the e-book of poems is here: http://www.calameo.com/books/0028228006937e96b4f24
From Mrs. Suhr
We tested today on the Declaration of Independence and Mission U.S. The next chapter is about the American Revolution.
Language - We are looking at features and techniques in persuasive writing. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.