Loopy Learner News

March 18, 2016

Facebook & Pictures

Remember to check out our Loopy Learners Facebook page to see more pictures of the daily happenings in our classroom! I try to post pictures and activities daily.

Forward Exams

A letter was sent home earlier in the week from Mrs. Daniel about our Forward Exam assessments. We will be testing during the month of April. Here is our tentative exam schedule (keep in mind that this is for our class only):


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, April 11, 2016 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 18, 2016 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 25, 2016 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

PTO Meetings

ERES PTO meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the K8 LMC at 3:30 p.m. Thank you for supporting our school!

March's Precept...

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Wonders

In Wonders, we are working on plurals and contractions. Have a conversation with your child and ask them about contractions. For example, "What two words make up the contraction isn't?" This is great practice! We also read a great story about a boy who was afraid of pets and was asked to be the announcer at a pet show. We shared stories of times that we were scared, and how we overcame the fear. We have such an insightful and reflective group of students!


Please have your child read at home as much as possible. Even 20 minutes per night will make a big difference in increasing their fluency and comprehension. Thank you for your support!

Envisions Math

We have started it our unit on Fractions and will continue with it next week and after spring break. The Topic 9 practice packet and test were sent home this week. Remember, this is not required homework. It is sent home to give you and idea of what we are working on in school and to provide more practice.


Please have your child practice their multiplication facts daily, even if its just for 5 minutes. Thank you for your support!

NPSD Parent Network Meeting

Parent Network Meeting: will be taking place on Monday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. NPSD is working to get our Parent Network up and going and increase our parent attendance at these meetings. Meetings will have great information and topics to explore with parents as we all work together for student success. On the evening of April 18th, a Panel Discussion of local law enforcement, mental health, and an administrator from the School District of Menomonie will discuss AODA, Alcohol and Drug Awareness programs, resources and options available. They will discuss the pros and cons of student random drug testing and what other options are available.

Field Trip

Mrs. Strong has arranged a field trip for us to sing our portion of the Spring Fling music at Milestone Assisted Living on Thursday, March 24. We will leave school at 9:15, perform at 9:30 and return after. Permission slips will be sent home today, please return them by Tuesday, March 22nd. Thanks!
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All American Kids Club Social

You are invited to attend the Annual All American Kids Club Social on Wednesday, April 13th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Northland Pines High School. A spaghetti dinner will be served. All Northland Pines School District students and staff are invited to attend this event to meet and thank veterans for their service.

Please RSVP using the link below no later than March 22nd.

http://goo.gl/forms/NMEqzL27Df

Social Studies and Science

We are wrapping up our unit on Simple Machines. We've used simple machines in class to conduct some very fun experiments! The goal was to answer the question, do simple machines make work easier? The students determined that a wheel and axle made it easier to push Mrs. Simac across the room, as opposed to a chair without wheels. It was also easier to lift Cole with a lever as opposed to just trying to lift him with a piece of wood. We've had a lot of fun! Ask your child to identify some simple machines around your home. For example, find one simple machine in the kitchen (a knife is a wedge).
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Don't forget to save and send in Box Tops! We are raising money for new playground equipment!

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ERES Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, March 22nd, 8:30am

1700 Pleasure Island Road

Eagle River, WI

All American Kids Club Social

Wednesday, April 13th, 5:30-7pm

1800 Pleasure Island Road

Eagle River, WI

NPSD Parent Network Meeting

Monday, April 18th, 6:30pm

Northland Pines High School LGI

Parent Network Meeting: will be taking place on Monday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. NPSD is working to get our Parent Network up and going and increase our parent attendance at these meetings. Meetings will have great information and topics to explore with parents as we all work together for student success. On the evening of April 18th, a Panel Discussion of local law enforcement, mental health, and an administrator from the School District of Menomonie will discuss AODA, Alcohol and Drug Awareness programs, resources and options available. They will discuss the pros and cons of student random drug testing and what other options are available.