The Nordtvedt News

December 14-18

Winter Break Ahead...

I hope that you and your family will have a fun and safe winter break!


If your 5th grader is looking for something to do over break, here are a few things he/she can do:

*READ (at least 20 minutes/day)

*Work on math facts (flash cards or online games)

*Write a story or keep a journal over break

*Play a board game (especially ones that use math or reading skills)

*Play outside

What Are We Working On This Week?


Character Education: Generosity


Reader's Workshop: Book Groups - each group has a chapter book that they will be finishing this week.


Spelling/Word Study: We are on our second week of word list #25. The test will be this Thursday, December 17th. Please encourage your child to study each night and work on the word study skill.


Writer's Workshop: We are writing our paragraphs about our animals. We are hoping to start editing this week as well.


Math: Unit 3 - Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers and Decimals TEST on Wednesday, December 16th.


Science: Unit 4 - How Living Things Grow and Reproduce. Study guide went home on Thursday last week. The TEST will be this Tuesday, December 15th.


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:

December 14th - ALL MISSING WORK is due (lists were given to students last Wednesday)

December 7th -18th is our Annual Eagle Creek Toy Drive

December 18th - Stuffed Animal Day

December 18th - 5th Grade Winter Olympics. Students should bring winter gear (snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, etc.), a mug (for hot chocolate), and a snack and/or drink for themselves.

December 21st- January 1st: NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

Gingerbread Houses With Our Kindergarten Buddies