April 27- 5th grade field trip to Mystery Cave and Forestville
May 7- Band concert 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
May 9- Mini Courses (rain date is May 16)
May 11- 5th grade field trip (more info to come)
May 14- Orchestra concert 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
May 23- Last “late start Wednesday” of the school year
May 30- No late start this Wednesday- start at 8:00 AM
June 4- Last day of school- dismiss at 1:30 PM
Spring MAP Testing
April 23/24 Reading
The following students for winning the Winneshiek County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Annual Grocery Bag Contest. This year’s theme was on watersheds. These students will be recognized at an awards breakfast on May 1st!
5 Nowack = Edyn Bateman, Savannah McCann, Brayden Wemark
5 Petterson= Cashton Riehle, Kealy Hines, Hannah Arendt
5 Kelley = Ivy Sullivan, Natalie Goodner, Kamryn Werges
5 Halweg = Elliana Brodbeck, Gwenyth Thompson, Ava Bahr
5 Suhr = Rylin Sibley, Nathan Wymer, Charlie Brandel
You’re Invited to Join the May Biking Club!
-Wednesday May 2nd , 9th , 16th and 23rd
-Kids bike (with an adult volunteer) from Freeport Park to school in the morning and then bike
back to Freeport Park after school.
-It’s a fun way to burn off energy with friends. Plus, you earn a Biking Club Celebration at the
end of the year!
-Important Details: Kids must get dropped off at the Freeport Park by 8 am and picked up there by 4pm.
-There should be a little free time for kids to hang out with their peers and volunteers at the
park in the afternoon!
-How do I sign up? Email or call April Bril, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at email@example.com or 382-6171 ASAP. Include student’s name, school, grade, and an emergency contact name/number.
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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- We ended our week by wrapping up our unit on order of operations and writing numerical expressions. Next week we will start practicing converting units of measurement within the metric system and the U.S. customary system.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: We continue to learn about the U.S. Constitution and are beginning our study on the Bill of Rights.
Reading and Language: We began our study of persuasive writing. Students also began a six-week book club in which they will meet once a week to discuss a novel.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Student engineers have constructed toy cars, have been running tests & modifying their cars to meet design goals.
Language: Students have started writing their persuasive letters. They also wrote pen-pal letters to Carrie Lee 4th graders. We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work.
Reading: This week we started new guided reading rotations; students are reading a variety of genres. Students should continue to read 20 minutes every day from their independent reading books.
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We will have a quiz on Tu as we continue to explore matter and how it interactions.
Reading and Writing: We are looking more closely at how chocolate is made as part of a ramp-up to research and writing about social issues. More vocabulary and mentor sentence work.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - We have completed the unit on the U.S. Constitution. Next, we will cover the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
Language - Students are currently writing a persuasive letter on the topic of their choice. They will have three solid reasons for an action supported by evidence or examples. A first draft of this letter will be due on Friday. We are also in the process of writing our first letters to next year’s 5th graders! Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.