October 25 End of 1st Quarter
Nov. 4 Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 5 Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conference signup. The link to sign up for parent-teacher conferences is now open on Power School. Please sign up for a conference with your child’s PrimeTime (homeroom) teacher only. We will gather information from all your child’s teachers to share at the conference.
If you haven’t done so, please complete the parent information on page 4 of the planner. Thank you!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What’s Happening Outside?: White-throated Sparrows. We will post links to short informational videos and web content about the phenology of our area. This week? White-throated Sparrows. These delightful sparrows with a soulful song are migrating through. I’ve been seeing and hearing them in the brushy parts of the woods and yards. You will also see them hanging out underneath sunflower seed feeders. Always a favorite time when these migrate through our area!
Math 5-In math this week we continued to learn and practice the traditional/standard algorithm for multiplication. We worked our way from 2-digit by 2-digit numbers up to multiplying 3-digits by 3-digits. Your student will continue to practice traditional multiplication into next week.
Hybrid Math- This week in math we wrapped up our unit on ratios and proportions. Your student brought home this assessment to share with you. We began our next unit of study on percents. If all goes as planned, your student will have a short assessment over these concepts next Thursday, October 31.
From Mr. Amundson:
Social Studies: This week we continued learning about various artifacts found in the deep seas and the explorers of the New World. Students will be selecting and researching an explorer of their choice next week.
Reading/Language: Continued weekly writing routines, along with writing Over-the-top-Odes. We continued our whole group novel and as well as our classroom read aloud Alabama Moon. Each night students should be reading their IR books for 20 minutes or more.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: This week’s lessons have been about stars; including a special star- the sun! Students should continue making nightly observations of the moon (please refer to the email I sent out Thursday, October 10th).
Language: This week, students have been editing their writing for clarity, details, and verb tense. We continue our daily and weekly routines (word work, daily language review, and daily writing).
Reading: We wrapped up our guided reading groups, with a skill focus of identifying main idea and supporting details and spent some time practicing good reading fluency. 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.
Check out some photos of Mrs. Nowack’s class in action!
Next week’s VIP: Madelynn
From Mr. Peterson:
Science. We are exploring daily and yearly Sun patterns as a result of the Earth’s daily rotation on its axis and yearly revolution around the Sun. We are emphasizing the importance of the Earth’s tilt on sun angle (winter and summer) and day length (winter and summer.) Keep looking up into the night sky whenever you can see it! Interesting blog: In the Sky this Month.
Reading/Writing. We have been reflecting on our learning so far this quarter AND we are preparing to begin our next project, which will be a digital writing (multimedia) project: creating a video book trailer. We continue our work learning how to make claims and back them up with evidence and reasoning.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies: We have been learning about deep sea artifacts left by explorers of the New World. We will expect to test October 31.
Language: This week, we have been learning about compound sentences (fixing run ons) and prepositional phrases. Our spelling/vocabulary tests are on Fridays. 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.
Below: A Spanish version of the newsletter as rendered by Google Translate.