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April 16th, 2018 – Happy Winter?

Good Morning Families!

I hope you all had a nice “spring” weekend and didn’t freeze!  Ah, Nebraska.  🙂

This week will be a fairly normal one for your children.  We are in Unit 6, Week 2 in reading, which means your child will bring home a spelling list this evening.  How ironic given the current temperatures, that our theme of the weak is “weather.”  Most of our stories will center around weather, and how devastating severe weather can be.

In Math, we’ll conclude the week with our Unit 6 Test.  We’ll review in the days prior to the exam, and you can expect review homework from my class on Monday and Wednesday, most likely.

I hope you all had a chance to look at the photo links I sent over the weekend.  I heard from a couple of parents this weekend they did indeed work, so you should be able to save photos of your child, if interested.

Just a reminder that in a few weeks on May 2nd we’ll be touring Memorial Stadium.  We’ll leave school by 10:00, tour from 10:30 to 11:30, and return to school by noon.  I will be sending home an informational letter soon, but keep that date in mind if you want to join us for the tour!

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter

April 9th, 2018 – Test Season…Concludes!

Hello Families!

The calendar says spring, the temperature says winter, but to your kids it’s the end of test season!  🙂

This week most kids will complete the Math portion of the state assessment.  These tests will take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30, approximately.  I’m a little nervous about these exams, because our curriculum is new, and the test is new, as well.  I’m crossing my fingers we have prepped the kids in every way possible for this challenge!

The most important thing is they try their best, and let the scores add up in the end.  Since this will be a big test week in Math, there will likely not be any homework in my Math class, with the exception of perhaps Wednesday.  I’ll play that lesson by ear and see how the kids do during the lesson.

In Reading, we’re starting Unit 6, our final unit of the year.  We will have spelling this week, so the kids should have brought home a list today.  Crazy to think we’re in the stretch run of school!

Thanks for reading, and thanks again for doing all you can to help your kids come to school ready to learn, especially on test days!

Eric Wachter

April 3rd, 2018 – Test Season Continues

Hello Families!

I hope you all had a great break and were able to spend some quality time with your families…in spite of the snow.  Grrrrrr!

This week the kids will continue with spring testing, which feels like a season in itself!  We’ll conclude Unit 5 in reading with our Unit Test.  As a result there will be no spelling words.

In Math we’ll continue our practice solving various word problems.  In my Math class, I’m anticipating homework on Wednesday for Lesson 6-6, and Friday for lesson 6-7.  I’ve allotted a bit of time on Friday for the kids to work on their assignment, so hopefully they can finish most of the work in class.

I will be gone on Thursday and Friday this week, as my brother and I will attend the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.  It’s a lifelong dream for me to attend, even though it kills me to be gone from school!  I’m sure the kids will be fine, but I’ll sure be thinking of them while I’m gone.  Hopefully those will be the only remaining days I will be gone this year!

Have a great week!

Eric Wachter