Mon., Dec. 25- Tues., Jan. 2 Winter Break
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Luther tutors will not be available until after their J-term in January. Tutoring will resume again in February.
If your student brings winter boots for recess, we recommend they also bring an old towel from home to put in the bottom of their locker to absorb the water.
Snow pants are not required at the middle school for recess, however if your student wishes to play in the snow they need to be wearing snow pants and boots.
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- Today in math your student took an assessment over dividing with decimals. They will be bringing these home to share with you on Monday. After break we’ll start our work with fractions.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: Students will be learning about the impact of slavery in early colonial America
Reading and Language: In reading, students are analyzing short informational articles to determine the main ideas and author’s purpose. During language, students have been working on common vs. proper nouns and how to form an idea for writing that establishes a clear purpose and is appropriate for the audience.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: This week’s lessons continued to focus on environmental impacts- this week we read a great book, The Quiltmaker’s Gift and learned about the 3Rs! Terry Buenzow from Winneshiek County Recycling came to talk to us also!
Reading: We finished reading Sign of the Beaver and will have some follow up activities with it next week. All students have independent reading books that should travel to & from school each day- students are expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes each night (in addition to any time read in school).
Language: We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work.
Next Week’s VIP: Caiden
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We’ll have a short quiz on what causes the seasons W or Th next week on what causes the seasons.
Reading and Writing: We’ve been reading nonfiction for main ideas and learning to write summaries. We’re writing stories for the Old Creamery Theater contest.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies- We are learning about slavery in the colonies in Chapter 8. We will have a short quiz next Friday, Dec., 22nd.
Language - We’re studying the parts of speech and how they function. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.