Mon., October 9 Magazine Sales start
Wed., October 25 Magazine Sales end
Thurs., October 26 Picture Retakes
Fri., October 27 End of Quarter 1
Mon., October 31 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 of adding and subtracting decimals on their Topic 2 test. We then started our learning and review of multiplying multi-digit whole numbers. We’ll be continuing this unit next week as well.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: Each student was assigned an American Indian tribe to study. Working with a group they researched and presented a slideshow demonstrating what they learned.
Reading and Language: In reading, students studied internal and external conflict. Students worked on their vocabulary and spelling list this week in language. We also studied the basic parts of a sentence in order to later work on varying sentence structure in writing.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Students analyzed data from our plant investigations. Tentatively, the unit test will be on Tuesday, October 17th. Just a reminder- students should be making their nightly moon observations and documenting it on their calendars.
Reading: We’ve spent our week in small 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: Students have been busy writing their personal narratives this week. Each week we have routines with daily language review, daily writing, and word work (with tests on Fridays).
Next Week’s VIP: Elan
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: Ecosystem unit test is Monday. We’ve reviewed material in class. Study guide is linked to assignment page. Next big science question: Since plants don’t eat stuff, how do they grow so big? How do they get their matter and energy?
Reading and Writing: Continuing our work to understand how fiction authors help readers experience a story by planting clues and creating patterns. We’re writing a lot, too, to make our writing legs strong. (And to have some fun.)
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies - Our current study is the Cultural Regions of Native Americans. We’ll be learning why different groups of Native Americans had different ways of life depending on natural resources and climate of an area. We plan to test Oct. 16th.
Language - We started 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.