The Nordtvedt News

February 16th-19th

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope that you and your loved ones will have a great Valentine's Day!


Please help support our initiative to get kids reading. Encourage your child to read EVERY night for at least 20 minutes and keep track on his/her bright pink calendar. Initial the calendar and help remind them to return it on the first day of the week. This year's theme is "Read like a Rock Star!" Everyone who participates will receive a rock star necklace and the class with the highest average minutes (per grade level) will receive a "party" in a box!

What are We Working on This Week?

Character Education: Be Positive/Caring

Reader's Workshop: We're working on making inferences and drawing conclusions.

Spelling/Word Study: We will begin a three week study of week #28 spelling list. Students should study their words every night. The spelling test will be this Friday, March 4th.

Writer's Workshop: Working on fictional writing (Diary of a ....)

Math: Unit 6 - Volume, Capacity, and Weight

Science: Unit 7- Natural Resources

Social Studies/Health: these subjects are taught by Mrs. Kornder. Please check your child's agenda daily to see if they have homework in this area.


*We could use a few items for an upcoming project: clean glass jars, masking tape, and shoe polish (any color). It would be great to have the materials before February 19th. Thanks for supporting our classroom!

*February - I LOVE TO READ MONTH! Make sure to read every night! Remind students to bring back a signed calendar each Monday.

*February 16th-26th Eagle Creek Food Drive

*February 22nd, 23rd, 25th - Parent-Teacher Conferences

*February 22nd - Bring in Dr.Seuss books to practice reading for kinder buddies

*February 26th - The Science Museum will be presenting Solids, Liquids, & Gases

*March 5th - Shakopee All District Band Concert (a green form went home from the band instructor)

Eagle Creek Food Drive: February 16th-26th

Following a record setting food drive in 2014-15, the Student Council is excited to partner with the “Good to Go Kids” program this year as the recipients of this year’s campaign.

The “Good to Go Kids” program was founded in 2012 by long-time school board member Mary Romansky. This program directly benefits the students and families of Shakopee Schools. Food is collected, packed by school volunteers, and distributed to students to take home on Fridays. “Good to Go Kids” currently supports 3 elementary buildings, the Southwest Metro Cooperative, and secondary students (as needed). We are optimistic that the remaining elementary buildings will be supported in the near future.

Our food drive will be focused on the items that are most in need. Please consider making a contribution of the items listed below.

- Pasta Sides/Rice Sides

- Soup (can or boxed)

- Powdered Milk

- Canned chicken

- Peanut Butter / Jelly

- Granola Bars