Friday, October 28, 2016
October 28- End of Quarter 1
Nov. 1 & 3- Parent/Teacher conferences 5:00-8:00
Nov. 4- No school
When you arrive at DMS for your scheduled conference time, please pick up your child’s report card at the table outside the office. Report cards will not be mailed home.
*American History Writing Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution
Due to Mrs. Nowack by December 9, 2016
Topic: America’s National Parks
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*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! If your child is interested, ask for or have them get a form from their PrimeTime teacher and return the form to school. Be sure to communicate with your child about where to go or meet you when they are done each day.
From Mrs. Halweg:
Math- Our math study this week has focused on multiplying whole numbers and decimals. We learned how to do this using models (hundredths grids) as well as by using traditional multiplication. We’ll continue to practice this next week and will also multiply two numbers with decimals together.
From Mr. Kelley:
Conferences: Please sign up for conferences by emailing me your prefered date and time. Please check the following link https://goo.gl/LD7gd5 to determine what time works for you. I will add your name as soon as I receive your email reply.
Reading and Language: In reading, we worked on understanding the theme of a narrative story. In language, students are writing a narrative story for the Old Creamery Theatre writing contest. See http://www.oldcreamery.com/education/writingcontest/ for more details.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Students did a great job on the final assessment of the Living Systems/Ecosystems Unit! Students should continue to make daily moon observations for several more weeks.
Reading: We have been learning about the features of the informational text genre. We also continue to practice identifying main idea and supporting details in our guided reading groups.
Language: Students have finished typing their memoirs and have begun revising them; so far we have revised verb tense and adding reflection. See above for information above regarding two exciting writing contest opportunities!
Next week’s VIP: Connor
Conferences: I look forward to meeting with all of you next week. Here’s the schedule.
From Mr. Peterson:
Conferences: I sent an email with a link to student conferences. Look for it in your inbox, or check your Spam folder. You can see the schedule by visiting this link: https://goo.gl/r45O5U. Email me with your prefered times. I will put names on the schedule.
Science: Next up in Science? We’ll learn more about patterns of the sun, moon, seasons, and weather.
Reading and Writing: We have been reading past stories and brainstorming story ideas for the Old Creamery Theater contest. We’ve been reflecting on our reading life so far this year, gathering data about what kinds of books we prefer and setting some goals for the next quarter.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - We began our unit on explorers to North America. This is such a fun unit. We pretended to “dive” to retrieve artifacts from a sunken ship. We used these artifacts to learn about the people that explored the “New World”. We’re learning how and why these people traveled to our continent.
Language - Students are typing drafts of their memoirs. 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’s star is Collin H.