Springstroh Times

January 29, 2016

This week...

Social Studies: Effigy Mounds

We are beginning our Native American Unit in Social Studies. Your child has been learning about effigy mounds and what they mean to Native American culture. We made some effigy mounds out of clay. They will be sent home for you to admire next week!


Your children have been learning the differences between rocks and minerals. They are becoming true geologists. This week they learned how to test for the mineral calcite in different rocks. The pictures below will show you how students are working on writing detailed observations of their rock samples.

Everyday Math

One of the things your child has been working on this week in math is long division. Everyday Math has us learn long division in different ways than (probably) you and (definitely) I was taught. Here are a couple tutorial videos to display how our students are learning long division through Partial Quotients Algorithm.

Partial Quotients Algorithm Tutorial Video

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February Conferences

I wanted to let you know that your fourth grader has been working very hard on a Google Slide Presentation to present to you during that time that is based off the work they have done this past quarter. If it is at all possible, please make sure that your child would be available during the conference time to join us.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Need a reminder of your conference time? Here's a copy of my February Conference Schedule

Science Fair Projects

Over break your child completed their science fair draft detailing what their project will be about. The final project is due on Thursday, February 4th. Make sure you pace out the work for this project appropriately. This date will come up quickly!

Field Trips!

On Friday, February 12th your student has the opportunity to attend a field trip to the Veteran's Museum and the Wisconsin State Capitol. The Veteran's Museum tour will focus on the Civil War and add onto the knowledge the students already have on this topic. After lunch, students will be taken on a guided tour of the State Capitol. The cost of this field trip is $4 per student and $4 per chaperone. The field trip slips are due back to school on Monday, February 1st.

If you need another field trip slip please contact me.

Our Physical Education teachers have planned a field trip to Rock River Lanes on Monday, February 8th. Field trip slips for this field trip came home on Thursday. The cost of this field trip is $4.50. If you need another field trip slip please contact me.


Keep up the great work with filling out your 20/20 Reading Calendars and reading every night! The January sheets are due Monday February, 1st.

Important Dates to Remember

February 1st - Field Trip Slips Due

February 4th - Parent Teacher Conferences

February 8th - Bowling Field Trip

February 9th - Parent Teacher Conferences

February 11th - Talent Show

February 12th - Field Trip to Veteran's Museum & State Capitol