The Nordtvedt News

February 12th-16th

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!

Conferences

Conferences are this week and next (February 12th, February 15th, and February 20th). If you child is able to come with you, it's great to have him/her there too! Please let me know if you are not going to be able to make it. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Valentine's Day

This 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!

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 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:

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!