Wed., October 25 Magazine Sales end
Thurs., October 26 Picture Retakes (sign up in office)
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
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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- In math this week your student demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the traditional algorithm on their math test. They’ll be bringing these home today to share with you. We will be reviewing rounding with decimals for a couple of days before moving to multiplying with decimals.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: Students have been studying early explorers and the Age of Exploration.
Reading and Language: In reading, students read and discussed the theme of a short story entitled “Fox”. During language, students studied how to use dialogue and performed a skit using their vocabulary words.
NEWS FLASH!! (Continued)
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: The living systems unit tests turned out great! I was very impressed with the student’s ability to apply their learning! Students should be making their daily moon observations and documenting it on their calendars. Next unit of study: Space Systems
Reading: This week we have been learning how to identify main idea and supporting details. This is a skill we will continue to work on. 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 finishing the revision process of 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: Paris
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: We are beginning a very short learning unit on how plants and animals break down carbon chains for energy. We’ll take a quick look into the human digestive system, too. Um. That doesn’t sound so good, does it? :)
Reading and Writing: We are wrapping up our fiction unit. While we’ll continue to read and write fiction, we’ll move on to learning about more about informational text and how it’s put together.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - We “underwater archaeologists” are having so much fun “diving” into a sunken ship in our classroom. We are learning about artifacts from European explorers and their trips to the New World.
Language - We recently started a learning about memoirs and personal narratives. After learning features of the memoir, we’ll brainstorm, draft, and edit our own personal narratives. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.