The Nordtvedt News
Our Field Trip to Dem-Con
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!
Extra Added Field Trip
We have the opportunity for an extra added field trip, and it won’t cost the students anything. The organization sponsoring the event will cover the cost and PTO will pay for bussing! The 5th grade students from Eagle Creek have been invited to participate in packing meals for Feed My Starving Children. We will be packing meals on Wednesday, March 21st from 12:10-2:15. This involves a soy, rice, and vegetable mix that students will be handling. If anyone has a severe allergy to any of these things, they encourage those people not to attend (please let me know). We will need parent chaperones to help supervise this field trip. If you are interested in chaperoning, please let me know.
What Are We Working On This Week?
Character Education: The month of February is Kindness
Reader's Workshop: Working on Making Inferences
Spelling/Word Study: Students will receive Week #28 List this week. The TEST will be on Friday, March 2nd. Students should study their words every night!
Writer's Workshop: Fictional Writing Unit - Diary of an Animal
Math: Unit #5 - Addition and Subtraction of Fractions TEST on Wednesday
Science: Unit #6 - Energy and Ecosystems TEST on Friday (study guide went home last week)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!