Fri., Jan. 12 End of 2nd Quarter
Mon., Jan. 15 No Classes (Professional Development Day)
Thurs., Jan. 18 Band Concert- 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
Orchestra Concert- 7:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
Thurs., Feb. 8 Conferences (watch for sign up info)
Mon., Feb. 12 Conferences (watch for sign up info)
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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- In math this week we started our study of fractions. We practiced finding common denominators and then adding fractions once making them have common denominators. This unit will continue into next week.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: We have spent the first couple days back doing the The National Geography Bee. Students will be learning about the impact of slavery in early colonial America
Reading and Language: This week in language, students completed a review project in which they created a slideshow to reteach the skills we have worked on during our word study time. In reading, we studied an informational report about vikings. Next week students will write their own research questions in order to write their own report using the website wonderopolis.org as a mentor.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: What is matter??? We’ve begun a physical science unit and have started exploring what matter is.
Language: We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work and have begun a unit on informational text writing.
Reading: Our next reading skill is inferencing. Students should continue to read 20 minutes every day.
Next week’s VIP: Savannah
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 have spent the first couple days back doing the The National Geography Bee. Next week, we will learn about life in colonial Williamsburg.
Language - We have learned this week about Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections. Soon, we will start a informational piece of writing. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.