Dairy Princess visit- Tu, March 10
ISASP testing (math) - Tu, March 17
ISASP testing (reading) – Tu, March 24
End of Quarter- F, March 27
ISASP testing (writing) - M/Tu, March 30/31
ISASP testing (science) - Tu, April 7
Spring Break - F/M, April 10/13
Parents, We need some help locating some missing social studies books. Students are able to check out these textbooks to use, but they need to be returned! If you see a book at home like the one pictured here, please send it back to school! Thank you so much!
School begins promptly at 8 AM, students will begin entering the school/classrooms at 7:52 AM.
Computers are allowed to go home with students when there is homework that requires it. Computers will not be going home over the weekends. Help your child remember:
1. They must remember to bring their computers back to school each day.
2. Computers are for school use only; computer histories can be checked at any time.
3. It is their responsibility to bring it back charged.
4. They should keep it out of extreme weather elements.
5. It must be kept away from pets and siblings.
6. They will need earbuds with the computer at all times.
7. This device is very expensive and belongs to the school.
A La Carte
In the Middle School, students have the option to purchase a few different a la carte items when going through the lunch line. They can make this purchase with their lunch tickets, but again, it is an extra charge- above and beyond the normal lunch that is served. If you have questions or wish to NOT have your child have access to this option, you can contact Kristi Roffmann at this email: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What’s Happening Outside?: Turkey Vultures.
We will post links to short informational videos and web content about the phenology of our area. This week? What’s a sure sign of spring? The annual return of turkey vultures! Keep your eyes open for these majestic birds soaring on the warm thermals of spring. And learn more about their marvelous adaptations!
From Mrs. Halweg:
Math 5- This week in math we practiced finding a fraction of a whole. This later turned into multiplying fractions by whole numbers. We’ll continue this unit into next week.
Hybrid Math- In math this week we began a unit on proportionality. We learned about direct variation and how to look for it. This unit will continue into next week as well.
From Mr. Amundson:
Social Studies: This week the students finished with their unit on the Declaration of Independence. We finished up the week starting our online Mission U.S. - For Crown or Colony simulation activity. The students will continue their simulation activity as we move into our unit on the Revolutionary War.
Reading and Language: This week the students continued their I Survived reading unit. Students have been busy reading in their groups/or individually, along with creating timelines about their book. We also continued weekly writing routines. Each week students should be reading +20 minutes a night from their IR book.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Students have the option to partake in an essay contest or a grocery bag decorating content for Winneshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Language: This week we wrote and edited the second paragraph of our state reports. We continue our daily & weekly routines (word work, daily language review, & daily writing).
Reading: We’re finishing up our historical fiction books and have begun looking for common themes amongst them. We’re also working on summarizing. Students should be reading their independent reading books daily for 20 minutes or more. This book should travel to and from home & school each day. Students have a book project due March 18th.
Next week’s VIP: Tinashe
Check out some photos of Mrs. Nowack’s classes in action!
From Mr. Peterson:
Science. We’ve been learning about the conservation of matter!
Reading and Writing. We are in the middle of a short claim-evidence-reasoning unit in both reading and writing. This will help prepare us for upcoming years of analytical thinking, but also for the upcoming ISASP tests in mid-March. We also created a class mascot and tried to use our persuasive skills to convince others in the class that our mascot was the best. (This was pretty funny.)
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies: We have finished the online portion of the Mission U.S. - For Crown or Colony simulation. We are following up with some classroom activities to apply new learning about the Boston Massacre and other events in this time period.
Language: Students should be finished reading and taking notes about a state for their informationation reports. Currently, we are developing informational paragraphs about the states. Next week, we’ll be writing our introduction and conclusion paragraphs. Our spelling/vocabulary tests are on Fridays or on the last day of the week. In Daily Writing, the students and I communicate back and forth using a google doc while they respond to prompts, learn to write good sentences and proofread through our dialogue.
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