Week of February 27- start Junior Achievement
Please remember if students bring treats to school for any reason they must be store-bought.
Due to allergies, no homemade treats are allowed. Thank you in advance!
Important Information regarding student behavior at sporting events can be found here. Please make sure your son/daughter know and understand these guidelines.
Coding After School Opportunity (see below) - Begins Tuesday, February 28th
Parent’s Still Make the Difference
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Study Buddies: 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.
Junior Achievement: Beginning the week of February 27, each 5th grade Prime Time will be starting the Junior Achievement program. This program consists of 5 classes taught by a community volunteer focused on the improving skills helpful for work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
From Mrs. Halweg:
Math- This week in math we learned about multiplication as scaling and how it is used to enlarge or reduce. We will be starting to review for our next math assessment today. Your student will be assessed over their knowledge of multiplying fractions on Tuesday, February 28.
From Mr. Kelley:
Reading and Language: Students are working on narrative point of view and finished a book trailer using iMovie.
Social Studies: Students have been learning about the tensions leading up to the American Revolution.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Students have been researching African American scientists, learning all about different careers in a variety of science fields.
Reading: We continue to work on writing good summaries. Additionally, this week, students read six different partner plays, learning about some famous African Americans. Remember, your child should continue to read at least 20 minutes at home daily! Students will be asked to produce a 5 minute book-talk after completing their next IR book.
Language: Students revised & edited their state reports this week.
Next week’s VIP: Danielle
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: Students are finishing up a final “report” on their car design project.
Reading and Writing: Students are exploring how to support opinions with reasons and evidence. They are studying narrative point of view and supporting opinions about characters.
Here’s a link to our “small poems” e-book. Check it out! https://goo.gl/BCAjR8
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - We’re going to leave our textbook for a while to participate in an online activity called Mission U.S. Through this activity, we’ll learn about Loyalists and Patriots before the Revolution.
Language - We have organized notes into paragraphs for the body of our informational reports. Soon, we’ll be working on the introduction and conclusion. 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 (Feb. 27: Avah. W.