Loopy Learner News

January 8, 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. For example, we are supposed to go skiing today in P.E. class (pending on the weather). I am gearing up and going with the kids - wish me luck!

Mid-Year Survey

I know that you are all very busy. I am asking you to take this survey because your feedback and input is very important to me! Please be honest and do not hesitate to let me know of any concerns that you are having. Thank you for your time and input!

Field Trip

Our awesome Music teacher, Mrs. Strong, has arranged for the 3rd grade to take a field trip to La Vent Du Nord at Nicolet College next Wednesday. Here is some information about the program:


Le Vent Du Nord’s workshops are intended to be educational and fun. The ensemble plays guitars, bouzoukis, fiddles, accordions and the hurdy-gurdy. A typical workshop includes four elements: music, teaching, interaction, and opportunities for questions and answers with the full group. “Teaching” might be information about unusual instruments the ensemble uses, maybe something related to language, or something about a rhythm or the origin of a song. “Interaction” can mean inviting a few volunteers to the stage on occasion or asking the students to sing along or clap a rhythm from their seats.

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Referendum

I have sent some emails home regarding the upcoming referendum. Please click on the links below for more information. If you have any question at all, do not hesitate to contact me! The passing of this upcoming referendum is very important for our district, our schools, our class and ultimately our children. I greatly appreciate your support!!!

Continent Studies - ANTARCTICA

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We started our unit of study on Antarctica this week, such fun! Did you know there is an active volcano on the continent of Antarctica? Amazing! We are reading books (from our classroom library, our LMC, and online), watched some neat videos, and following some neat organizations in and studying Antarctica on Twitter and Facebook.I am currently working on contacting people who have visited Antarctica and can share their experiences with us. Very exciting stuff! We are also going to be using the Farm to School's "Blender Bike" to make some frozen slushies. During all of this fun, students are working on the research project that they chose and that was differentiated to meet their abilities while maintaining high expectations. Look forward to some amazing projects and learning!

Wonders

This week, our Wonders unit focused on Poetry. We learned about similes, alliterations, limericks, and other types of poetry. We read "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and picked our Shel Silverstein poems. In spelling, we practiced words with digraphs. Digraphs are two letters that make one sound: wh, ch, sh, th, ck. We took our test today, ask your child how they did!


A letter was sent home with each child for you to access "Seesaw". Seesaw is a Chrome application that serves as an online learning journal. This week, students recorded their own reading and then answered reflection questions. They also recorded their similes and alliterations. Check out your students online Seesaw account to check out their work!


Students took the first part of their Aimsweb fluency test this week. 17 out of 18 students made progress! I am very proud of all of the kids. It is important that they read or be read to every single day to become readers. 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

This week we started Topic 5, which covers different multiplication lessons. I emailed a copy of the written test home earlier in the week for you to look over. If the children understand the copy of the written assessment, they will do fine on the online assessment as they are the same types of problems. We will take the assessments no earlier than mid-next week. Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home daily.
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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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Scholastic Book Orders Due

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 8am

1700 Pleasure Island Road

Eagle River, WI

Field Trip - La Vent du Nord

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 8:30-11:15am

5364 College Drive

Rhinelander, WI

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 4-7pm

1700 Pleasure Island Road

Eagle River, WI

REFERENDUM - PLEASE VOTE!

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 8am

Vilas County, WI, United States

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Eagle River Elementary School Spring Fling

Friday, March 18th, 2pm

1800 Pleasure Island Road

Eagle River, WI