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Weekly News and Announcements for December 11-15th

FOOD DRIVE:   Raven Stream is collecting nonperishable food items for the New Prague Peace Center.  If you are able to donate a food item, please send it in.  We will also be collecting household products, such as Kleenex, Toilet Paper, etc.  We appreciate the generosity of giving to others in need during this Holiday time. 
 
BOOKS Mrs.Ilkka and myself are missing lots of classroom library books.  We love to see students checking out books and reading from our library, however we are not always seeing them returned.  Please take time over the break to look for books.  Teacher names should be written on the inside cover.   Thanks for helping get books back to school with your child.  
 
End of the Semester  The end of the semester is quickly approaching.  Grade cut off will be on January 5th so that teachers can work on finalizing grades for report cards.   We will also be collecting SQUIRT totals at that time.  The official end of the semester is January 12th.  Report cards will be sent home the following week. 
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Winter Gear: Winter weather is here!  Please support your child in bringing winter clothing to school each day.  The recess rules state that if a child wants to play on the playground and woodchip area, they will need boots and snowpants.  If they do not have boots they will need to stay on the blacktop area. Recess is about 15-20 minutes and it helps when they are warm enough during that time.  

 

Superhero of the Week: Aubrey did a great job this past  week of helping out!  Next week Ady will be the superhero for the classroom.  

 

Classroom Week at a Glance

Math:   We have started Unit 5 in math working on multiplication.  We will not only review our basic facts, but work on multiplying 2 digit by 2 digit numbers using the traditional style of multiplication.  We will also review estimation of products.  Keep  having your child practice his or her multiplication facts! 

Spelling: This week we will study Unit 12.  All the words are Proper Nouns of the oceans, continents, several countries and even the state of Minnesota.  Help your child remember that all of these words need to be capitalized. 

Social Studies: We have started our Explorers unit.  Students have been assigned a role to play in this unit.  They will either be an explorer, sailor, king, queen, or merchant.  They will help me teach about their character by reading a short script.  This unit is fun as the students get to play a very active role in "becoming" history!  Ask your child about "who" they will be in history!  

Reading & Science will be taught by Mrs. Ilkka.  Please see her webpage @ http://www.npaschools.org/users/cilkka and then click on Weekly Annoucements! for up-to-date classroom information for these subject areas. 

Band and Choir: Next Full band and choir will be on Friday, December 15.    

 

Upcoming Dates:

December 14th- Spelling Test Unit 12 

December 15th- Band and Choir (need instruments)

December 18th - Raven Stream Band/Choir Concert - 6 p.m. @ Raven Stream Gym (students need to arrive at 5:45)

December 21st- Spelling Test Unit 13