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The latest happenings from LIW Rm 105

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"Reach Every Student, Every Day."

Week of May 9th

Last Full Week of School!

I can hardly believe we are finishing up our last full week of the 2015-2016 school year. What a great year it has been! It is always bittersweet as we near the end of the year. I am so proud of these students and all that they have accomplished this year and I know they will do well in Middle School!

*All AR book and Kindles that have been checked out need to be returned on Tuesday**

Field Trip

We had a great day in Mitchell on Wednesday. We visited the Prehistoric Indian Village, toured the Corn Palace, and spent an hour bowling. Lots of memories were made!


We went to the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village first. When we arrived, we watched a 12 minute movie about the digs and artifacts. Then we split into two groups, one touring the indoor exhibits, and one touring the Archeodome, or dig site. After that, we swapped spots. Thanks to Dennis and Lynette for guiding us.


Our visit to the Corn Palace was fun. The Corn Palace has undergone major renovations this past year and so things had changed since some of the students had been there last. It was interesting to read about the history of the Corn Palace on the timelines on the walls and the kids enjoyed seeing a little box with information about DeSmet and Laura Ingalls Wilder on it.

BOWLING (by Brayden)

It was lots of fun. You would get some special shoes. You would join a game and you would pick a bowling ball you would want to hit all the pins.

Field Trip 2016

Summer Math/Reading Resources & Programs

  • is a great math resource for the students to access at home over the summer. (login: lunch # & password: liw)
  • Their accounts will still be active over the summer as well. Another great "gaming style" resource for math review!
  • Reading Plus - Reading Plus will be accessible online at all summer long. The students will continue to use their same login that they used during the school year. The school will be open for students in grades 3-5 from 9:00-10:00am to work on Reading Plus Tuesdays & Thursdays during the months of May, June and July.
  • Scholastic Reading Challenge - I have enrolled all of the students in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. A note was sent home on Thursday which included their username and password. They will be able to unlock videos the more that they read! Check it out here.
  • DeSmet Library Reading Program - A flyer was sent home on Friday with information about the public library's summer reading program. This is always a fun program for the kids and there looks to be some new and exciting activities planned! The book that is featured this year is Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle by Jennifer Jacobson. You can find an excerpt of the book in the video below.
Jennifer Jacobson: Excerpt from Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle

Visit a Pal Day

We visited Mrs. Wilkinson's Kindergarten class on Thursday and helped them put together a little craft. The kids enjoyed hanging out with the Kindergarten kids. Many of them had relatives in that class!

ABC Countdown Days for Next Week

Monday, May 16 - Xtra Recess Day

Tuesday, May 17 - Year End Clearance Day

Wednesday, May 18 - Zip Zoom Day

Reading Plus

School code is RPLAURA Login is the same as their AR login

Mrs. Hojer's Website

Visit Mrs. Hojer's website to find resources for parents and students.