The Nordtvedt News

January 30th - February 3rd

Stuffed Animal Day!

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February is I Love to Read Month! Calendars will be going home on February 1st for students to keep track of their nightly minutes read. The calendar should come back each Monday with parent initials. This year's theme is Book Wars: May the Books Be With You! Please encourage your 5th grader to read every night!

Field Trip

Just a reminder that we have our field trip to The Works this Friday. We will be gone approximately 11:45-3:15. Students WILL NEED a home lunch. Thanks!


Please send in empty cereal boxes. To make it easier for transporting them to school, it is okay to undo the bottom of the box and flatten them out. We will be using them for a reading project. It would be great to have about 20 boxes by February 10th. Thank you for your help!

What Are We Working On This Week?

Character Education: In January, we are working on the trait of Trustworthiness.

Reader's Workshop: Working on Cause and Effect.

Spelling/Word Study: Study Week #27 List. Students should study their words every night! The test will be this Friday, February 3rd.

Writer's Workshop: Working on fictional writing of a diary (of an animal).

Math: Unit 5 - Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Science: Unit 6- Energy and Ecosystems

Social Studies: this subject is taught by Mrs. Kornder. Please check your child's agenda daily to see if they have homework in this area. Questions, please


*February 1st-28th - I Love To Read Month (record minutes each night)

*February 3rd - Field trip to The Works (students will need a home lunch)

*February 14th - Valentine's Day (We will make cards at school. Students may bring in a treat to share with everyone in the class if they would like, no baked goods please )

*February 17th - Stephanie Bodeen (Author) will visit Eagle Creek

*February 20th - NO SCHOOL (staff development day)

*February 23rd, 28th and March 2nd - Parent Teacher Conferences (forms will go home on February 6th)