The Nordtvedt News

February 8th -12th

IMPORTANT info in Monday Folders

*Report cards for Quarter 2 will be going home in Monday Folders. Please look for the report card envelope, please sign that you've seen the report card, and send back the empty envelope. Thanks!


*A 6th grade information packet and a purple sheet with music class choices in 6th grade will be coming in Monday Folders. The purple sheet needs to be returned as soon as possible. If you have questions, please attend the information sessions on February 8th or 9th or call Pearson 6th Grade Center.

We Need...

*2 empty 2-liter pop bottles for science by this Tuesday.

*60 empty glass jars (spaghetti sauce, jelly, etc.) by February 22nd.

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. A class list went home last week in Monday Folders. 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 this Friday, February 12th.


Writer's Workshop: Working on fictional writing.


Math: Unit 5 - Addition and Subtraction with Fractions TEST on Thursday


Science: Unit 7- Natural Resources


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 - I LOVE TO READ MONTH! Make sure to read every night! Remind students to bring back a signed calendar each Monday.

*February 8th or 9th - 6th Grade Parent Information Nights @ 5:30 at Pearson 6th Grade Center

*February 16th-26th Eagle Creek Food Drive

*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)

Sending Some Love Your Way!