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Kindergarten: We had a jammed packed week even though it was only 3 days! We reviewed our letters and our words that we have had so far. We welcomed a new boy to our class and are very excited about it! Mrs. Sayles met with some of our parents on Thursday and she'll meet with the rest next Tuesday---but it's all good!

Grade 1: We had a short and busy week. We read "Little Red Hen" in reading class. We talked a lot about how we can help our family and friends. We made home-made bread and butter. It was tasty. In science we learned about animal life cycles. In social studies we learned about resources and what resources we use.

Grade 2: In science class we have been learning about food chains and food webs. We are also studying habitats and how they change. In religion class we are finishing our Mission unit. We are learning about being peacemakers throughout the world and in our own communities.

Grade 3: The third graders have been working on representing money amounts in different ways, making change, and rounding money amounts. We practiced counting up the change we should receive when shopping and worked on making the change with the least amount of coin. In social studies we are talking about urban communities. Wednesday we received our first report card of the year and we are looking forward to the school break so our parents can attend conferences with our teacher. We thank all veterans for their service and sacrifice so we can live in freedom and peace in the United States. We ask God to bless them all.

Grade 4: The fourth graders are busy learning about rays, line segments, lines, and quadrilaterals. They have also been learning about characters, settings, and how characters often times have a problem to solve within a storyline. We also presented our research on different memorials found around the United States.

Grade 5: This week we have been learning about different methods we can use to add whole numbers and decimals. We have been learning about two vocabulary words--persuasive and sly. They are going to help us write a persuasive story of our own in the next few weeks. The main character in our story is going to be a turkey. I bet you can guess what his problem is!

Grade 6: This week our UMM practicum student Samantha Massmann taught us the rules to use for divisibility, how to find the factors of a number using prime factorization, and how to find the greatest common factor of a set of numbers. Kirsten Koch from the University Minnesota Extension Service taught us about Geocaching by using a GPS to find "hidden treasures." Thank you to all the veterans that have served our country.

Upcoming Events: Nov. 15 Conferences

Nov. 16 Book Swap • Nov. 17 Parade of Lights

Nov. 18 & 19 Rummage Sale at the Old #1 in the downstairs conference room