Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30

UPCOMING EVENTS::

  • Advent Chapel begins on Wednesday, December 5th @ 1:30 pm!  Please consider joining us!
  • Christmas Concert K-8 is happening on Friday, December 14 at both 12:45 pm and 7:00 pm.  The children are expected to attend!  Please have your child here by no later than 6:45 pm to prepare for their performance!  Have them dressed in their Sunday best for the evening performance and clothing without wording for the afternoon performance.
  • Christmas Party is happening on December 21st.  More information to come!
  • Christmas break is December 24 - January 2!


NEXT WEEK::

  • Memory:  Term 2 Week 15  ::  Written & Oral due Friday
  • Religion:  Who Was Martin Luther?  What did Martin Luther do?
  • English:  Biography Writing - Peer Editing/Conferencing
  • Reading:  Book Clubs - Reading & Roles due on Monday & Friday
  • Social Studies:  The Colonists:  Vocabulary Test Thursday & Chapter Test Monday (12/10)
  • Math:  Graphs / Word Problems / Situation & Solution Equations
    • Review Quick Quiz:  Tuesday & Friday
  • Spelling:  Unit 3 Week 3  :: Spelling Contract due Friday
  • Art:  Perspective Tape Project

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16

UPCOMING::
  • NOVEMBER 20:  END OF TERM!
  • NOVEMBER 20:  SMALL BUSINESS DAY
  • NOVEMBER 21 - 25:THANKSGIVING BREAK
  • NOVEMBER 29:  Term 1 Report Cards are sent home


CLASSROOM NEEDS:
Glue sticks!
multi colored sharpies



WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::

  • Memory: Week 12:  The First Article continued:  All written and signed.

  • Math: Quick Quiz Monday::  We struggled with the Quick Quiz on Friday as a whole.  Your child is able to make it up for credit back!  Just have them fix the mistakes on Monday evening and return by Tuesday!
    • Properties and Strategies
    • 1 hour on ixl.com 

  • Social Studies:  Continue the First Colonies Notes and Notecards
    • Notes and Notecards

  • Writing: Begin Biography Writing!


  • Spelling: NO SPELLING NEXT WEEK!
  • DOL: 12 (Due Tuesday)


  • Reading: Biographies & Historical Fiction Text
    • Mentor Texts:  Various Biographies


  • Religion: Continue Unit 1 -The Holy Spirit in Our Lives


  • Art: No Art next week - Choir and Band

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9

UPCOMING::

  • NOVEMBER 20:  END OF TERM!
  • NOVEMBER 20:  SMALL BUSINESS DAY
  • NOVEMBER 21 - 21:  THANKSGIVING BREAK
CLASSROOM NEEDS:
Glue sticks!
multi colored sharpies

in class, we have been talking a lot about character.  character has 5 main parts for our class:
  1. honesty
  2. trustworthy
  3. respectful
  4. responsible
  5. caring
feel free to talk open and often about character!  part of having strong character is being able to apologize and admit that you were wrong.  we should expect this of each other and not just children.  please know that i am here for you and your child in whatever way i can be!  have a lovely weekend!  SHINE ON!  mrs. oldre

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::


  • Memory: Week 12:  The First Article and Meaning (Oral) & Psalm 23:5-6 and Galatians 5:22-23(Written)
  • Math: Quick Quiz Monday and Friday :::: These are short quizzes that I've compiled to provide the class more opportunity to gain additional points for the test/quiz section of their grade.  In addition, it will provide a better, more focused sense of where students may be struggling.
    • Properties and Strategies
    • 1 hour on ixl.com 
  • Social Studies:  Begin Chapter 4:  Building the First Colonies
    • Notes and Notecards
  • Writing: Begin Biography Writing!
  • Spelling: Unit 3 Wee 1
    • Pretest Monday
    • Spelling Contract (Due Friday)
    • Posttest Friday
  • DOL: 11 (Due Friday)
  • Reading: Biographies & Historical Fiction Text
    • Focus: Fact & Opinion
    • Mentor Texts:  Various Biographies
  • Religion: Continue Unit 1 -The Holy Spirit in Our Lives
  • Art: Perspective Unit

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2

UPCOMING::

  • NOVEMBER 9TH:  GRANDPARENTS DAY!!!  NOON DISMISSAL
  • NOVEMBER 9TH:  GALA
  • November 9 - 12:  Scholastic Book Fair
  • november 20:  End of term!
  • november 20:  small business day
  • november 21 - 21:  Thanksgiving break

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::

  • Memory: Week 11:  The Meaning and the Close of the Commandments (Oral) & Matthew 18-20 (Written)
  • Math: Continue Unit on Place Values:  Place Value Word Problems
    • 1 hour on ixl.com 
  • Social Studies:  Exploration Unit
    • Vocabulary Test:  Wednesday
    • Chapter Test:  Thursday
  • Writing: Study of Biographical Writing
  • Spelling: Unit 2 Week 4
    • Pretest Monday
    • Spelling Contract (Due Friday)
    • Posttest Friday
  • DOL: 10 (Due Friday)
  • Reading: Biographies & Historical Fiction Text
    • Focus: Fact & Opinion
    • Mentor Texts:  Various Biographies
  • Religion: Continue Unit 1 -The Holy Spirit in Our Lives
  • Art: Watercolor One Point & Atmospheric Perspective

Thursday, November 1, 2018

CALLING: 6th Grade Readers!

If you're interested in more information regarding the Tuck Everlasting show presented by Maple Grove Public High School, find more information here:

https://mgsh.ticketleap.com/tuck-everlasting/dates

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday, October 27

UPCOMING::

  • NOVEMBER 2ND:  FIELD TRIP TO LUTHERAN WEST PLAY
  • NOVEMBER 9TH:  GRANDPARENTS DAY!!!  NOON DISMISSAL
  • NOVEMBER 9TH:  GALA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::

  • Memory: Week 10:  Duet 6: 6-7 & Psalm 23:4 Written :  9/10 Commandments Oral
  • Math: Continue Unit on Decimals:  Adding, Subtracting, Ordering and Place Values
    • 1 hour on ixl.com 
  • Social Studies:  Exploration Unit & Vocabulary Cards
  • Writing: Focus on Vocabulary
  • Spelling: Unit 2 Week 3
    • Pretest Monday
    • Spelling Contract (Due Friday)
    • Posttest Friday
  • DOL: Unit 2 Week 4 (Due Friday)
  • Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins
    • Focus: Review Characters, Setting & Theme
    • Mentor Texts:  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs & Canoe Days
  • Religion: Continue Unit 1 - God and His Word
  • Art: Continue One Point Perspective

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Friday, October 19

UPCOMING::

  • NOVEMBER 2ND:  FIELD TRIP TO LUTHERAN WEST PLAY
  • NOVEMBER 9th:  GRANDPARENTS DAY!!!  NOON DISMISSAL
  • NOVEMBER 9TH:  GALA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::

  • Memory: Week 9:  Psalm 23: 1-3 Written :  7/8 Commandments Oral
  • Math: Continue Unit on Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers and Decimals
    • 1 hour on ixl.com 
  • Social Studies:  Begin Exploration Unit
  • Writing: Focus on Vocabulary :  Persuasive (Debate)
  • Spelling: Unit 2 Week 2
    • Pretest Monday
    • Spelling Contract (Due Friday)
    • Posttest Friday
  • DOL: Unit 2 Week 3 (Due Friday)
  • Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins
    • Focus: Theme
    • Mentor Text:  The Invisible Boy
  • Religion: Continue Unit 1 - God and His Word
  • Art: Continue One Point Perspective

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Monday and Tuesday 
  • 5th/6th SING IN CHAPEL & PUBLISHING PARTY! - Wednesday, October 17th
  • NO SCHOOL - October 18th - 19th  (MEA Conference for Teachers)

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::
  • Math:  Decimals as Equal Divisions
  • Social Studies: DUE WEDNESDAY:  Native Americans Culture Project :: Slideshow & Model 
  • DOL: Unit 2 Week 3
  • English Language Arts: Narrative Writing Perfect Copies :: Book Clubs
    • BOOK CLUB assignments are due on Monday!
  • Religion: Unit 1 : How do we honor God's Law?  How do we remember the Sabbath?

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5th

UPCOMING EVENTS::
  • END OF 1st TERM:  October 5th
  • SUNDAY SINGING :: October 7th  - Please attend EITHER service to sing with our K - 8!
  • PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCES:  October 15th - 16th
  • NO SCHOOL - October 18th - 19th  (MEA Conference for Teachers)

OUR CLASS NEEDS:

  • Elmer's glue sticks!


WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::
  • Math:  Consolidate Perimeter and Area :: Chapter 2 Review
    • Decimals as Equal Divisions
  • Social Studies: Native Americans - Chapter 2 Review & Test on Tuesday
    • Chapter 3 : Exploration and Settlement
  • DOL: Unit 2 Week 2
  • English Language Arts: Narrative Writing Conferencing :: Narrative Writing Perfect Copies & Book Clubs
  • BOOK CLUB assignments are due on Monday and Friday!
  • Religion: Unit 1 : What is the Gospel?  What is the summary of the Law?  How do we honor God's Law?

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28th

UPCOMING EVENTS::
  • PICTURE DAY : October 1st
  • CAMP AUDUBON : October 3rd - 5th  - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY!
  • END OF 1st TERM:  October 5th
  • PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCES:  October 15th - 16th
  • NO SCHOOL - October 18th - 19th  (MEA Conference for Teachers)

OUR CLASS NEEDS:

  • Elmer's glue sticks!


WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::
  • Math:  Consolidate Perimeter and Area :: Chapter 2 Review
  • English Language Arts: Narrative Writing Conferencing :: Narrative Writing Perfect Copies & Book Clubs
  • All students have begun their book clubs!  Your child will have reading that needs to be done EVERY MONDAY and FRIDAY.  In addition, they will need to complete their Book Club Roles sheet.  They know this, but if you want to talk to them about their Book Clubs book, that would be GREAT!
  • Religion: Unit 1 : What is God's Law?  What is the Gospel?

Shine on!
Mrs. oldre

Friday, September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS::

  • MAPS TESTING : NEXT WEEK!
  • FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT : September 27th @ 5-7 pm
  • PICTURE DAY : October 1st
  • CAMP AUDUBON : October 3rd - 5th


THANK YOU for all who came on our field trip!  The kids had a blast and we learned some things, too!  WIN!  The favorite seemed to be either pottery or woodworking.  Hands on demonstrations rock!

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::
  • Math:  Area and perimeter :  Triangles and parallelograms
  • DOL: Unit 1 Page 5
  • English Language Arts: Narrative Writing & Book Clubs
  • All students will be starting a book club book next week.  They can read ahead at their own pace!  However, they will need to be reading it at home each night, as we do not have ample time in class to read.  We will do daily comprehension activities.
  • Religion: Unit 1 : What are the 6 chief parts of Christian doctrine?  What is God's law?

Shine on!
Mrs. oldre

Friday, September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS::

  • RIVER RENDEZVOUS FIELD TRIP : September 18th
    • I am accepting volunteers for this trip!  PLEASE email me if you'd like to chaperone!  The information sheet came home this week.  Please make sure it is signed and returned on Monday!
  • MAPS TESTING : September 24th - 28th
  • FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT : September 27th @ 5-7 pm
  • PICTURE DAY : October 1st
  • CAMP AUDUBON : October 3rd - 5th
    • Information came home today!  If your child didn't clean out their mailbox, then they will bring it home on Monday.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK::

  • Memory: Term 1 Week 4
  • Math:  Recognize Multiplication Situations : Write Word Problems : Functions : Properties of Multiplication
    • FINISH TEST MONDAY
  • Social Studies: Regions of the US   
    • UNIT 1 TEST WEDNESDAY
  • Spelling: Unit 1 Week 4
  • DOL: Unit 1 Page 4
  • English Language Arts : Narrative Writing & Book Clubs
    • All students will be starting a book club book next week.  They can read ahead at their own pace!  However, they will need to be reading it at home each night, as we do not have ample time in class to read.  We will do daily comprehension activities.
  • Religion: Unit 1 : How do we learn, apply and use God's Word?  Scripture Scavenger