Wed., October 25 Magazine Sales end
Thurs., October 26 Picture Retakes
Fri., October 27 End of Quarter 1
Mon., October 30 Parent Teacher Conferences
Thurs., November 2 Parent Teacher Conferences
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Parent Teacher Conferences
If you haven’t done so yet, please sign up for conferences (see email from Paula McIntyre sent on Oct. 11th).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 multiplying multi digit whole numbers. Your student will be assessed on this skill next Thursday, October 19.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: We began studying early explorers and the Age of Exploration this week.
Reading and Language: In reading, students read and discussed the theme of a short story entitled “Southpaw”. During language, students took a quiz online regarding sentence types. This is laying the framework for other skills such as varying sentences, comma usage, and dialogue.
NEWS FLASH!! (Continued)
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: We’ve spent the week reviewing and preparing for the unit test on Tuesday, October 17th (note can be found on Canvas). Just a reminder- students should be making their daily moon observations and documenting it on their calendars.
Reading: 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: Students have been busy editing and revising their personal narratives. Each week we have routines with daily language review, daily writing, and word work (with tests on Fridays).
Next Week’s VIP: Jackson
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We’ve been having a great time figuring out that plants (even the wood in trees) in made from … air (actually carbon dioxide.) We have a quiz on photosynthesis on Tuesday (6th-7th hours) or Wed. (3rd hour). The study guide is linked on the Assignment page. If necessary, kids can log into their online work from home. Just go to Chrome and have them sign in with their school emails. I’ve linked Class Notes and readings to the study guide. We’re studying at school, though, too.
Reading and Writing: We’re part-way through writing a realistic fiction story. Wow. There is a lot of energy for writing right now. That is very cool to see. Our reading has been in service of our writing. We are “reading like writers” to notice how they create stories. This gives us new insights into what we might want to do, too.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - We plan to test Oct. 16th the cultural regions of Native Americans. Our next unit is about exploration of the North America
Language - We have been learning about dependent and independent clauses and how to punctuate them in sentences. Students write and practice grammar daily. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.