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Week of December 5

This week we wrapped up our our non-fiction unit in literacy and kicked-off our Novel Study/Book Club reading. Ask your child which book they chose and which characters they have been introduced to.


This week we focused on computer science activities (see picture above). Students were able to explore on multiple coding apps as well as well as Code.org. The class loved exploring, working together, and sharing their ideas.


We are concluding our unit on multiplication and division. Our next area of study is measurement and reading graphs. Students will build on their skills of linear measurement, reading thermometers, finding perimeter, and interpreting graphs.

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Nominees

We are once again participating in the Minnesota Book awards this year! The nominated titles are listed below, please note grade/division level. Multiple books are in each division. Every student who reads(or is read to) at least 3 of the books in their division will have the opportunity to vote in March for their favorite. If they have already read some of the books in their division that counts too! It is fun to see if our FH favorite is chosen as a winner! Each student can only have one of the titles out at a time, I am told there are eBook copies available in Mackin via also. Most of these copies are available in our library.


The children's choice book award is sponsored by Minnesota Youth Reading Awards organization (MYRA) and it is unique in that students across the state are the deciders as to which author receives this very special award.


2015-16 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Nominees


Division I (grades 3-5)

  • 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off! by Nate Ball
  • Calli Be Gold by Michelle Weber Hurwitz
  • Double Dog Dare by Lisa Graff
  • Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
  • Perfect Game by Fred Bowen
  • Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson – Voiles
  • When Life Gives You O. J. by Erica S. Perl

Division II (grades 6-8)

  • Buddy by M. H. Herlong
  • Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Fourmile by Watt Key
  • Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
  • Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
  • One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Perfect Game by Fred Bowen
  • Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson – Voiles
  • Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

Week of December 7

  • Planners are sent home daily. Please read and initial.
  • Bring tennis shoes for phy ed on Tuesday.
  • Media checkout on Tuesday.
  • Winter Celebration Friday, December 18 10:15-11:30