Fri., November 10 Veteran’s Day Assembly
Thurs., November 23 No school- Thanksgiving
Fri., November 24 No school- Thanksgiving break
Thurs., December 14 Vocal Concert (chorus students)
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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.
Wednesday Morning Music Opportunity
Luther College will be holding a music program every Wednesday morning September 6- December 6 from 8:00-8:50 at Decorah Lutheran Church. Luther music education students will be teaching the class. The class is free and will accept the first 60 students. Please contact Jill Wilson at Luther if you’re interested (email@example.com).
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 your student was assessed over their knowledge of multiplying with decimals. They are bringing these tests home to share with you today. Our next unit of study will focus on dividing whole numbers. We’ll be practicing both partial quotients division and traditional long division.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: Students have been studying early explorers between the 15th and 16th centuries.
Reading and Language: In reading, students are studying informational text structures and text features. During language, students have started brainstorming ideas for the Old Creamery Theatre writing contest. Details for the writing contest can be found here.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: time zones, seasons, hours of daylight, oh my!
Reading: We are wrapping up the read-aloud book Rain Reign (focus skills: homonyms, cause & effect, and theme) and we have also begun our next read-aloud, Sign of the Beaver. All students have independent reading books that should travel to & from school each day- students are expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes each night (in addition to any time read in school).
Language: While we continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work, students have begun creative writing stories.
Next Week’s VIP: Jaidyn
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We begin our study of earth, moon, and sun patterns. It’s been really cloudy so I know that you haven’t been able to see the moon very well. I’ve caught sight of the darn thing on Saturday and Tuesday nights, but it was only a lucky peek.
Reading and Writing: We finished up our (somewhat) wacky descriptions this week. We’ll move on to explore more informational text structures next week. Also, we’ll be learning how to read for the gist, or main idea of informational text. Maybe we can embed this into a study of Saudi Arabia, which is where one of our classmates has gone now for a few months.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - . We’ll be testing about explorers and their contributions to the knowledge about the New World on Monday Nov. 13. These explorations, of course, led to settlements in the New World. These European settlements and the challenges faced, are the topics of the next unit.
Language - We are writing drafts of a short personal narrative. Students are telling a story about an event or small part of their lives. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.