# Loopy Learner News

## Forward Exams

Here is our exam schedule for the state Forward Exam assessments (keep in mind that this is for our class only):

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 18, 2016 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 25, 2016 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

We took our first assessment this week. While I cannot see the test scores yet, the kids all worked hard. I am very proud of them!

Here is a link to the practice exam that we will be doing in class if you'd like to take a look:

Remember to check out our Loopy Learners Facebook page to see more pictures of the daily happenings in our classroom! I try to post pictures and activities daily.

## PTO Meetings

ERES PTO meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the K8 LMC at 3:30 p.m. Thank you for supporting our school!

## Wonders

In Wonders this week, we worked on "Compare and Contrast". We made a Venn Diagram comparing which Star Wars characters were in The Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi. We had a blast! On Monday, we will be having our weekly spelling test and Wonders test.

## Envisions Math

We are continuing to work on fractions. We should have our assessment late next week, or early the following the week. We took our time and spent a couple of days on some of our lessons to make sure everyone understood. We are working on Lesson 9-5 right now if you'd like to take a look at it in the practice packet that was sent home.

Please have your child practice their multiplication facts daily, even if its just for 5 minutes. Thank you for your support!

New multiplication challenge...

I went through the entire stack of multiplication facts and the kids timed me. I got it done (and added a little time!) in 2 minutes and 30 seconds. If any student can go through the stack of flashcards and beat or tie this time, I told them I would pick them up and take them out to dinner anywhere they wanted to go in Eagle River (with parent permission of course!). Good luck 3rd graders!

## Mystery Science

This week, we did our first "Exploration" and "Activity" in Mystery Science. We watched 1-3 minute videos that were then followed by discussion questions. We learned about bees, pollination, stigmas, pollen dusters, nectar, and so much more! We then got to explore some real flowers and find all of these parts. We will do our 2nd Exploration and Activity next week. Thank you to everyone who helped out and sent in supplies, I greatly appreciate it! Check out the pictures on our class Facebook page.

## NPSD Parent Network Meeting

Parent Network Meeting: will be taking place on Monday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. NPSD is working to get our Parent Network up and going and increase our parent attendance at these meetings. Meetings will have great information and topics to explore with parents as we all work together for student success. On the evening of April 18th, a Panel Discussion of local law enforcement, mental health, and an administrator from the School District of Menomonie will discuss AODA, Alcohol and Drug Awareness programs, resources and options available. They will discuss the pros and cons of student random drug testing and what other options are available.

## Don't forget to save and send in Box Tops! We are raising money for new playground equipment!

### Northland Pines High School LGI

Parent Network Meeting: will be taking place on Monday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. NPSD is working to get our Parent Network up and going and increase our parent attendance at these meetings. Meetings will have great information and topics to explore with parents as we all work together for student success. On the evening of April 18th, a Panel Discussion of local law enforcement, mental health, and an administrator from the School District of Menomonie will discuss AODA, Alcohol and Drug Awareness programs, resources and options available. They will discuss the pros and cons of student random drug testing and what other options are available.

## Notes Home...

Here are copies of the notes that were sent home earlier in the week, just in case some of them didn't make it home!