The Nordtvedt News

January 25-28

Half Way Through Our School Year!

Thursday, January 28th is the last day of 2nd quarter. We will be having our quarterly 5th grade "Catch-Up & Relish" time in the afternoon. Students are welcome to bring a snack and/or drink for this time.

Conference Forms

Parent-Teacher Conference Forms will be coming home in Monday Folders (they are bright yellow). Please return the bottom portion of the form ASAP. If your time does not work, please write a note on your form with possible alternatives. Thank you!

What Are We Working on This Week?

Character Education: Trustworthiness

Reader's Workshop: We're working on making connections/ identifying cause and effect and we will be learning about the biography genre.

Spelling/Word Study: We will be starting week #27 spelling list. We will be using this list over the next three weeks. The spelling test will be on Friday, February 12.

Writer's Workshop: Informational Reports were due last Friday! We will be sharing our reports with our kindergarten buddies, and we will be doing some free writing in our writer's notebook this week.

Math: Unit 5 - Addition and Subtraction with Fractions

Science: Unit 6- Energy and Ecosystems

Social Studies/Health: these subjects are taught by Mrs. Kornder. Please check your child's agenda daily to see if they have homework in this area.


*January 28th - student council special day (Sports Day)

*January 28th - Last day of Quarter 2

*January 29th - No School (teacher planning day)

*February 1st - I LOVE TO READ MONTH begins! Make sure to read every night!

*February 8th or 9th - 6th Grade Parent Information Nights @ 5:30 at Pearson 6th Grade Center (you should receive more information by mail before these dates)

*March 5th - Shakopee All District Band Concert (a green form went home from the band instructor last week)

Field Trip: African Drumming Performance