The Nordtvedt News

February 1st-5th

Conference Forms

Please send conference scheduling forms back to school ASAP. Thanks!

I Love to Read Month!

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. 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!

Valentine's Day

On Friday, February 12th we will set aside a little time to exchange cards and/or treats. We will be working on making compliment cards for everyone in our class ahead of time, but if students would like to they may bring something in for everyone. We currently have 29 students, and I will send home a class list of names next week. Please do not send cupcakes, cookies, or baked goods. Thanks!

What Are We Working On This Week?

Character Education: Be Positive/Caring


Reader's Workshop: We're working on making connections/ identifying cause and effect and we will be learning about the biography genre.


Spelling/Word Study: We will continue working on week #27 spelling list. Students should study their words every night. The spelling test will be on Friday, February 12.


Writer's Workshop: We will begin working on fictional writing.


Math: Unit 5 - Addition and Subtraction with Fractions


Science: Unit 6- Energy and Ecosystems TEST on Thursday! A study guide will be coming home Tuesday.


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.

Reminders:

*February 1st - I LOVE TO READ MONTH begins! Make sure to read every night!

*February 8th or 9th - 6th Grade Parent Information Nights @ 5:30 at Pearson 6th Grade Center (you should receive more information by mail before these dates)

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

*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 last week)

Kinder Buddies - We Shared Our Writing Projects