Fri., Jan. 12 End of 2nd Quarter
Mon., Jan. 15 No Classes (Professional Development Day)
Thurs., Jan. 18 Band Concert- 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
Orchestra Concert- 7:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
Thurs., Feb. 8 Conferences (watch for sign up info coming out soon)
Mon., Feb. 12 Conferences (watch for sign up info coming out soon)
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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 continued to practice finding common denominators. We then used this skill to add and subtract fractions. Next week we’ll move on to work with mixed numbers.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: Students will be learning about the daily life of colonists by studying colonial Williamsburg.
Reading and Language: Students are using their research questions developed earlier this week to collect information in order to organize their own research report. We are using the website wonderopolis.org to help us understand how to format and organize our informational writing effectively. In our word study, we have been learning the meanings of Greek roots such as tele, graph, bio, geo, ologist and others.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Lessons this week focused on the different states of matter. We will plan to have a quiz next Friday, January 19th.
Language: This week we analyzed a few informational mentor texts and identified the features of informational writing. We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work.
Reading: This week students have been working on inferencing. Students should continue to read 20 minutes every day. They will have a reading project due February 2nd.
Next week’s VIP: Edyn
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We began our engineering unit. Students will design and build jet-powered cars. After running through the design cycle several times, they will design cars to enter in several end-of-the-unit competitions.
Reading and Writing: We’ll be sending our Old Creamery Theater stories out for the acting company to read. After some additional work on summarizing text, we’re beginning work on a short research-based informational writing project modeled on the terrific website: Wonderopolis.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies- This week we talked about trusting sources of information and the importance of identifying accurate news. Next week, we will learn about life in colonial Williamsburg.
Language - We started an informational piece of writing. We are learning about the features of informational text and will soon choose a state to research and write about. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.