The Nordtvedt News

April 9th-13th


I thought it would be nice to have some snacks on hand for MCA testing. Some snack donation ideas (we have 26 students):

*fruit snacks

*granola bars (no peanuts please)

*goldfish crackers

*cheez-it crackers

*small oranges

Headphones/Ear buds

Just a reminder that students will be using headphones/ear buds for MCA testing. I have some to share, but most kids seem to be more comfortable with their own. If you're able, please check-in with your child to see that they have a working set.

Chaperones Needed

We will be going on a field trip to the Lowry Nature Center on Thursday, May 10th. We will be gone from about 9:00am-3:00pm. It's a great field trip! We will need a couple of chaperones to join us for the day. Please let me know if you are interested!

Classroom Basket

As the PTO has done in the past, each classroom will be putting together a basket of donated items for the silent auction at the school carnival. I just wanted to give you a heads up that our basket theme is "Games Galore." You should be receiving more information from the PTO soon.

Book Order

I will be sending a book order home with students on Monday that will be due by Friday morning. If you would like to order online go to and enter our class code H4YVP.

What Are We Working On This Week?

Character Education: The month of April is Equity

Reader's Workshop: Working on MCA test taking strategies

Spelling/Word Study: Week #15 Test will be this Friday. Students should study every night.

Writer's Workshop: Writing for Argument (the chocolate milk debate)

Math: Unit 7- Multiplication and Division of large numbers and decimals

Science: Unit #8 - Changes to Earth's Surface. Study guide will be coming home this week for the test that will be on Friday, April 20th.

Social Studies: this subject is taught by Mrs. Kornder. Please check your child's agenda daily to see if they have homework in this area. Questions, please


Monday, April 9th - Report cards go home (please sign and return envelope)

April 23rd-27th - READING MCA TEST

April 30th-May 4th - MATH MCA TEST

May 7th-11th - SCIENCE MCA TEST

May 10th - Field Trip to Lowry Nature Center (students need disposable lunch)

Tuesday, May 15th - Visit East/West Junior Highs

Friday, May 18th - 5th Grade Field Day 1:30-3:00