October Newsletter

It is going to be a SPOOKtacular Month!

Already One Month In!

It is hard to believe that it is already October! The month of September seemed to fly right by us. In our first month together, students have already mastered their lockers, learned how to transition between classes, and gained new friendships. September was quite a busy month for us. We completed our first session of MAP Testing, went on our first field trip to Thousand Islands and we also had our first monthly incentive.

In our October Newsletter you will find important upcoming events/dates for not only in the Badger Burrow, but for Lineville Intermediate, as well. Brief descriptions of each class and pictures are shared throughout. After viewing the information, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a SPOOKtacular month!

Enjoying Our Field Trip to Thousand Islands Environmental Center

Parent Teacher Conference Dates and Sign Up Information

Our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be taking place on:

  • Tuesday, October 18th from 4-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 25th from 4-7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 27th from 8-11:30am

This year, we will be conducting one on one conferences for ten minute increments in Mrs. Tennie's classroom. We will discuss your son or daughters current classroom performance and how they have transitioned to Lineville. Your student is more than welcome to join you. Signing up for conferences is done electronically through the program TEESO. If for some reason, you cannot login and would like additional assistance, please let us know!

SPOOKtacular Monthly Incentive

For our monthly incentive, we have planned a Fall/Halloween Badger Bash in the afternoon on Monday, October 31st. Students will participating in a Halloween themed Minute to Win It Game. Students will be working in groups to complete various activities in one minute.

We are looking forward to our SPOOKtacular event and I am sure our students are, too! If you have any questions or concerns, as always, please let us know.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Classroom Catch Up

  • In Mrs. Tennie's math, we are currently in the heart of our first unit - adding and subtracting fractions. We continue to explore and manipulate fractions in different ways through active learning experiences. Starting next week, students will be responsible for completing 60 minutes of Khan Academy a week. In class students receive roughly ten minutes of Khan time daily to warm up for math, so this means students would need to complete about 20 minutes of time at home throughout the week, along with any paper assignment that comes home. Also, each month students are assigned a new fact fluency category to master. Moby Max Fact Fluency Addition is due this month on Monday, October 17th. Students are aware of this date and assignment. If at any time, you have any questions regarding math, please do not hesitate to contact me!


  • In Science, we are spending our first semester exploring different types of ecosystems, human impact upon the environmental and the importance of the water cycle. Students have been actively researching and creating projects for our worlds different Biomes. Collaboratively, students are applying their knowledge from class, while gathering new information to present to their classmates about the six major biomes on Earth. Overall, I am so IMPRESSED by the hard work, creativity and dedication all students are demonstrating. I am very exciting to see their final products on Monday! If you would like to view the guidelines and rubric for this project, your child can show them to you from their Science Google Classroom account.

Language Arts:

  • We have begun our writing unit in Language Arts. We are starting with a personal narrative. The students have been set up with writing partnerships and are really enjoying the writing process and conferring with their partners. I enjoy seeing and hearing their excitement with sharing their stories. We have also selected our books for our book discussion group books that we will be working on in our workshop time. Students will be going through these books for the next month - reading and then discussing with their groups.

Social Studies:

  • We are just wrapping up our unit on exploration in Social Studies. The students are presenting their explorer trading card this week and we will begin our next unit on colonization soon.

Lineville's Battle of the Books

Does your Badger love to read? Lineville has the group for them! Battle of the Books is a program designed to promote and instill a passion for reading among our students. This is a statewide program sponsored by the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA). The program encourages students to read and explore a variety of books and works on student comprehension of the story plot, characters and settings of the books.

Students will be working in teams of three or four those students in their lunch silo to read a list of age and grade level appropriate books. During their lunch hour, teams will "battle" other teams by answering various questions regarding the books.

Battles of the Books is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very popular! If you know your child would enjoy this, please help us by encouraging them to get involved and participate in Lineville's Battle of the Books!

For more information, book list and registration form, please click here. The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 31st.

October Upcoming Events

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences:
  • Tuesday, October 18th from 4-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 25th from 4-7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 27th from 8-11:30am

No School:

  • Thursday, October 27th
  • Friday, October 28th

Badger House Events:

  • SPOOKtacular Monthly Incentive on Monday, October 31st

Lineville and HSSD Events:

  • District Wide Band Concert at 7:30 on Tuesday, October 18th
  • Lineville Fall Swim and Movie at 3:30pm on Saturday, October 22nd