Brekken's Bulletin

November 7th - 11th

Upcoming Dates

November 11: Veterans Day

November 17: CRI Fifth Grade Music Concert; 6pm

November 23-25: No School – Thanksgiving Vacation

November 29: CRI/BI Honor Choir @ BHS Auditorium; 7pm

December 20: Last Day of School in 2016

December 21: Christmas Vacation Begins

January 4: School Resumes – Students Return to Class

Help Us Grow Our Classroom Library

Class Code - Q7TJ2

Order Due Date - 11/22 (last day of school before Thanksgiving Break)

Dear Families,

This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are now available! Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read.

You can order online at, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Or return your paper order form to me with a check made out to “Scholastic Reading Club.”

Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!

Mrs. Brekken

PS: Please let me know if your order includes a gift for your child, and I will contact you when it arrives!

First Time Ordering Online?

  • Go to
  • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code.
  • Shop and submit your child's book order.
  • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.

Learning Goals From This Week:

Math: We wrapped up began Topic 7: Dividing Decimals. Test will be next week! Ask your students the "rules of dividing decimals". :)

Social Studies: We wrapped up our Regions study this week with the West Region. The test will be on Monday. NEXT: Science, Force & Motion / Simple Machines!

Reading: We took a look at another Notice & Note Signpost strategy -- Memory Moment! The students really connected to each other over an excerpt from Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer. It left me with my own "memory moment".

Writing: We learned about credible resources, how to effectively search using keywords and what different domains are on the inter webs (.com, .net, .edu, .gov.).