Fri., October 27 End of Quarter 1
Red Ribbon Week Assembly
Mon., October 30 Parent Teacher Conferences
Thurs., November 2 Parent Teacher Conferences
Fri., November 3 No School
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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, or click on this link.)
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 began our study of multiplying with decimals. We’ll continue this unit next week.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: Students have been studying early explorers and the Age of Exploration.
Reading and Language: In reading, students are studying informational text to find main ideas and understand text features. During language, students used their new knowledge of writing dialogue in a writing prompt.
NEWS FLASH!! (Continued)
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Students will finish making their daily moon observations this weekend and should return their calendars to school on Monday. We have begun studies of Space Systems by starting with the sun and other stars.
Reading: This week we continue to identify main idea and supporting details through guided reading groups. 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: We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work.
Next Week’s VIP: Shelby
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: Quiz on W, Nov. 1. (Study guide.) We’ll begin studying patterns of the earth, moon, and sun. I sent home a lunar observation sheet in 10-27 Friday Folder.
Reading and Writing: We are beginning our study of informational text: how to read it, how to write it, how it helps us learn more about this big ol’, wonderful world. We’re writing short (somewhat wacky) descriptive pieces now.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - We finished our unit about European explorers and their trips to the New World. We tested today. The next unit is about some specific explorers and their contributions to the knowledge about 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.