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Mr. Ledwein's Newsletter



Weekly News


Mrs. Ericson and Mr. Ledwein


Congratulations to our new student council members! In Mrs. Ericson’s room the reps are Alex F. and Belle S. The reps in Mr. Ledwein’s room are Jayden H. and Aiva R. Good luck!

Outdoor Education Day is Wednesday, September 19th. We will leave at 9:30 and return around 2:00. Each class stays together to visit the six different stations. The stations include wildlife, pond life, soil, forestry, water cycle, and conservation. All students will need a sack lunch and beverage on Wednesday. We will be outside all day, so please help your child dress appropriately for the weather (dress in layers). Long pants and tennis shoes are recommended. Cell phones and other electronics are not allowed. No sandals or flip flops.

The Physical Education teachers are participating in “Bring Your Parent to Phy Ed”. If you would like to join your child for his/her physical education class, please come from 2:55 – 3:40 on Monday, September 24th (Ericson’s class) or Wednesday, September 26th (Ledwein’s class). If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bastyr or Mrs. Smith at 758-1537.

We are starting a “Surprise” project which is optional for the students. If your child wants to complete the project, the cost is $6 per project. They may complete more than one, but must pay for each project. Please send cash only. Again, this is a completely optional project.

If your child is in band, please refer to this website for updates and information about concerts:

Weekly Accomplishments:
Math: We looked at the area of squares and rectangles.
Reading: We practiced making connections. We discussed text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections. 
Science / Health: We discussed qualities in a friend. We wrote acrostic poems about friendship.
Social Studies: We are working on mapping skills with a focus on longitude and latitude.
Writing: We worked on stretching out sentences to create more complex sentences.

Important Dates:
September 15 – Brain Power Run / Walk
September 19 – Outdoor Education Day at Cedar Lake Farms (sack lunch needed) 
September 21 – First day of full band and choir

Band Days:
Lessons – September 20th (Day 1)
Full Band / Choir & Lessons – September 21st (Day 2)