Nov. 28-29 No School
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
What’s Happening Outside?: Frogs. We will post links to short informational videos and web content about the phenology of our area. This week? Frogs. Frog songs are a sure sign of spring, but how in the world does such a creature survive the winter? Read about some of their incredible strategies.
From Mrs. Halweg
- Mr. Twedt:
Math 5- We started and completed lessons 18, 19, 20, and 21 that used basic facts to estimate quotients with two-digit divisors, we divided two and three digit
numbers with single division quotients, then did the same with two digit divisors with single -digit quotients that made a connection
to a written method. Keep encouraging your young person to continue their hard work on their digital learning program, Zearn
, every day!
Hybrid Math- This week we used algebra tiles to combine like terms, we factored and simplified algebraic expressions, then ended the week by determining whether expressions are equivalent. We began and completed Unit 1 in Mathia, with 9 work stations! Thanks for your help in encouraging your young person to complete their Mathia units!
From Mr. Amundson:
Social Studies: The students did their presentations this week. We learned a lot about the New World explorers and everyone did a great job teaching their peers. Our next unit will focus on Early English Settlements in the New World.
Reading/Language: This week students continued weekly writing routines, along with evaluating
some of our writing samples. Students are really enjoying the end of the classroom read-aloud Alabam Moon. Each week students need to be reading +20 minutes a night from their IR book.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Wrapping up our space systems unit- test will be next Monday & Tuesday.
Language: Students are preparing speeches on what they are thankful for (these will be presented next week). We continue our daily and weekly routines (word work, daily language review, and daily writing).
Reading: Students are enjoying Great Turkey Walk; so far our skill focus has been on sequencing main events. 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 classes in action!
Next week’s VIP (Dec. 2): Cameron
From Mr. Peterson:
Science. We are exploring gravity. It’s been fun to think about even simple questions like this –
What is down? – as this is harder to answer than on first thought. This quick unit will explore what gravity is and how it operates. We will use it to understand one of Earth’s natural events: tides.
Reading/Writing. We have been practicing some of the skills of storytelling – dialogue and narration, the use of sensory details to build suspense and interest, and paragraphing and sentence length at the ending of a story. Lots of fun writing! In reading, we are practicing talking about books and asking questions in a more academic kind of way. We continue our work with the theme, characterization, and central conflicts in stories.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies: This week and next week, we’re learning about some of the earliest European settlements in the “New World”. We’ll have a short test or quiz over Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth on Wed.
Language: This week we’ve started writing a paragraph about what we’re thankful for. Next week, we’ll share it as a short speech to our class. 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 language copy of the newsletter as rendered by Google Translate.