Thursday, December 22, 2016
Dec. 23 - Jan. 2 - Winter Break
Now that winter is here, students are wearing winter boots to school. Please make sure your child has shoes to wear each day they wear boots to school. Students may bring an older pair of shoes to keep at school or in case they forget to bring shoes. Feet get hot and sweaty (and stinky) if boots are worn all day at school!
Parent’s Still Make the Difference
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Writing Contest: Deadline’s fast approaching- stories due after break!!!
Old Creamery Theatre
Due to homeroom teachers by January 6, 2017
Topic: How can I be the best version of me? (incorporating the six pillars of good character)
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All DMS students are invited to Room 220 (Mrs. Suhr’s room) after school Monday - Thursday until 4:00 to have a quiet place to do work. Staying for Study Buddies is voluntary; students come when they have homework to do and only stay until their work is done! Be sure to communicate with your child about where to go or meet you when they are done each day.
From Mrs. Halweg:
Math- In math this week we wrapped up our unit on dividing with decimals. Your student took their assessment over this skill on Wednesday. They will be getting these back to share with you after winter break. In January we’ll begin our study of fractions. We will start with addition and subtraction.
From Mr. Kelley:
Reading and Language: This week students wrote a book review and met to discuss the theme of their book club book.
Social Studies: Students finished learning about the 13 colonies. When we come back from break, students will learn about the choices African Americans faced in order to survive lives as slaves.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: This week students wrapped up the environmental awareness unit by coming up with personal plans to reduce waste and reuse products whenever possible.
Reading: We wrapped up the book, Freedom Crossing & reviewed the literary elements of flashback, metaphors, similes, cliffhangers, characterization, and theme. Students need to complete a book review (over their independent reading book) before the end of the quarter (due Jan. 6).
Language: This week students have continued their work on confusing words!
VIP (week of Jan. 9): Hazel
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We are learning about three different ways that heat transfers (moves) from material to material – conduction, radiation, and convection.
Reading and Writing: We are researching and writing an informational piece based on the superb website called Wonderopolis. In the process, we are practicing research skills, reading a lot of great informational text, and using what we learned while we studied text structures in reading class.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - In unit 8 students will learn about the choices African Americans faced in order to survive lives as slaves.
Language - These kids are really improving their writing skills! We will put our skills to the test writing an informational report about a state. Spelling lists are always handed out on Friday for the next week. Spelling tests are always on the last day of the week. We are practicing grammar and writing skills through DLR and Daily Writing.
Star of the Week next week: Anopa M.