The Nordtvedt News

February 5th-9th

Field Trip to Dem-Con

On Wednesday our class and Mrs. Kornder's class will be taking a field trip to Dem-con. We should be leaving around 1:00pm and returning by 3:15. Students should make sure to wear close-toed shoes. We will eat lunch like normal in the cafeteria, and just cut recess a little short for the day.

I Love to Read Month

February is I Love to Read Month! Students have been given calendars to keep track of their minutes read. At the end of the month, please sign their calendar verifying total minutes read for the month. There will be "Olympic Medals" for the top three readers in our class!

Valentine's Day

On Wednesday, February 14th students can bring in a Valentines treat if they would like. We will make compliment cards for each other at school, so no need to purchase cards. If you plan to purchase a treat, we have 25 students in our class. Please NO cupcakes, cookies, or large desserts. And, please keep in mind that we have peanut/tree nut allergies in our class. Thanks!

What Are We Working On This Week?

Character Education: The month of February is Kindness.


Reader's Workshop: Working on Cause/Effect


Spelling/Word Study: Students have Week #27 List from last week. The TEST will be this Friday, February 9th.


Writer's Workshop: Fictional Writing Unit - Diary of an Animal


Math: Unit #5 - Addition and Subtraction of Fractions


Science: Unit #6 - Energy and Ecosystems


Social Studies: this subject is taught by Mrs. Kornder. Please check your child's agenda daily to see if they have homework in this area. Questions, please emailmkornder@shakopee.k12.mn.us

MCA Testing

Please mark your calendars for our scheduled MCA Tests. It is important that students are here during the testing times. Please do not schedule appointments during testing times.


Reading MCA - the week of April 23-27

Math MCA - the week of April 30-May 4

Science MCA - the week of May 7-11


Students will be taking the MCA tests on their school issued iPads. If your child does not have headphones or earbuds, it would be helpful to purchase a pair or borrow some from home. I have some headphones to loan out, but currently do not have enough for everyone who needs them.

Reminders:

Tuesday, February 6th - Read-a-thon Kickoff!

Wednesday, February 7th- Demcon Field Trip 1:10pm-3:15pm

February 12th, 15th, and 20th - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, February 16th - Read-a-thon pledges DUE

Monday, February 19th - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

Wednesday, February 28th - Read-a-thon at School!