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- This week in math we reviewed skills and did a STEM challenge involving pipecleaners. We’ll begin our study of fractions after winter break.
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 verb tense and how to form an idea for writing that establishes a clear purpose and is appropriate for the audience.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: We wrapped up our environmental impacts unit this week and worked on our teamwork & cooperation skills with a “breakout” challenge!
Reading & Language: We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work. Students shared their Keynote presentations (on one of their IR books) and we watched the Sign of the Beaver movie. Students should continue to read over break. :)
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 quizzed today on chapter 8 Facing Slavery. In January, we will spend those first couple days back doing the The National Geography Bee.
Language - We’re studying the parts of speech and how they function. When we return in January, we’re doing the “-tions” (Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections). Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.