April 27- 5th grade field trip (more info to come soon!!!)
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
May 31- Last day of school- dismiss at 1:30 PM
SPRING STEM FESTIVAL
Thursday, April 12th
Wilder Business Center at NICC in Calmar
Free of charge and appropriate for all ages
Drive robots, conduct science experiments, and MUCH MORE!
Spring MAP Testing
April 23/24 Reading
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Joe Beckman, an inspirational speaker from the Minneapolis area, was here on Thursday speaking with students, staff, and parents. His message focused on getting more connected with people (such putting down devices) and making a difference in people’s lives! Students all attended three different sessions with Joe.
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- With our very short week, the math test over reading and creating line plots has been moved to this Monday, April 9.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: This week we began our study of the U.S. Constitution.
Reading and Language: Students will be writing persuasive essays and performing a reader’s theater this week.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: This (short) week’s lessons were on the three laws of motion!
Language: Students are brainstorming topics for their persuasive letters. We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work.
Reading: This week we introduced fact and opinion (which is sometimes confused with true and false statements). Students should continue to read 20 minutes every day from their independent reading books.
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We continue our look at basic chemistry/physical science by looking at chemical reactions. Our goal is to explore the LAW OF CONSERVATION OF MATTER. (You have to say those words in a very dignified way: ask the kids! :)
Reading and Writing: We have been exploring point of view, building vocabulary, finishing up small writing projects, and looking more closely at how phrases, sentences, and paragraphs work to help us remember stuff.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - Today, we had the final quiz on the American Revolution. Next up, we’ll be learning about the U.S. Constitution and the branches of our government.
Language - Students are in the process of researching about their persuasive writing topics. The can use written material, the internet or interviews to find evidence to support their arguments. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.