News and Notes from Wagner Elementary - January 16th, 2014
Green Screen - Natural Disaster Projects
Fourth grade students are working on natural disaster projects. One thing many students are doing for the project is using a green screen and filming news reports "live" from the scene of their disasters. The enterprising students above are using the mats in the gym as their green screen.
New!!! Online Sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wagner is piloting a way for parents to sign up electronically for the upcoming parent/teacher conferences. Follow the link in the email to sign up. If you have problems scheduling your conference, you can contact your child's teacher at 320-693-2824.
Dragon Lunch Bunch Spotlight - Mrs. Moen's Group
Currently reading Geronimo Stilton: Phantom of the Subway
When asked about DLB and their book, the students said...
- Their book is funny
- Most of the students were in DLB last year, but one student is trying it for the first time this year
- He's enjoying DLB and said, "It's actually kind of cool because when we meet we get to hold a squishy thing that's kind of like a worm. We each named ours and Mrs. Moen said that we get to keep them at the end of the year!"
The MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) tests will begin this spring. However, our students have the opportunity to take the OLPA (online practice assessment) test in preparation for the MCAs. They will begin taking the OLPA tests in reading and math next week. The scores from the OLPAs are not reported; however, the test gives the students a good idea of how the MCAs will look along with the types of questions that will be asked.
Pennies for Patients
Pennies for Patients, Wagner's annual fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, begins this February. It will run from February 2nd through the 20th. More information coming!
January 19th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School - Second Quarter Ends
Save the Dates!
January 19th - Second quarter ends, no school
February 2nd - District Spelling Bee
February 4th - Two-hour late start
February 10th and 12th - Parent/Teacher Conferences