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April 29th, 2019 – Memorial Stadium Tour Week

Hello Families!

On Wednesday, your kids will embark on a tour of Memorial Stadium and the accompanying athletic facilities.  This will supplement our study of the history of Lincoln, and its most famous landmarks.  Please have your child wear comfortable shoes, and appropriate dress for the weather.  You might even encourage them to show school spirit by wearing Husker red!

If you are joining us for the tour, make sure you sign up as a Level III volunteer as soon as possible.  The tour note is attached to the weekly email, as is a map for parking.

In Reading this week, the kids will read expository texts, and learn about a variety of animals.  We’ll compare and contrast a number of different animals, and practice rereading and using context clues.  You can expect a spelling list to come home Monday evening, as well.

In Math, we’ll continue studying customary and metric measurements.  We’ll also begin studying different geometric shapes.  In my Math class, I’m anticipating homework on the following nights.

Monday-No Homework

Tuesday-Homework 7-5

Wednesday-Homework 7-6

Thursday-Homework 7-7

Friday-No Homework

In Writing, we’ll begin writing the final drafts of our Personal Narratives.  The kids have worked really hard to this point, and it’s time to create the final project!  I’m very eager to see how their work comes out.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter


April 23rd, 2019-No Tests Week!

Hello Families!

Sounds impossible, but this week your children will have no tests!  🙂  The state tests have concluded, we’re starting a new unit in Math, and we’re in the middle of our Reading unit.  Therefore…no tests for once!

This week the kids will learn about a few astronauts this week, as we study biographies and outer space.  We’ll discuss problems and solutions, rereading, root words and how goal setting can help us achieve more.  There will be a spelling list coming home Tuesday.  So, I guess they have one test this week.  🙂

In Math, we’ll start learning about different kinds of measurement.  We’ll explore customary and metric measurement when it comes to volume and mass.  In my Math class, I’m anticipating homework on the following nights.


Wednesday-Homework 7-1

Thursday-Homework 7-2

Friday-Homework 7-3

Lastly, our big field trip to Memorial Stadium is coming up on May 1st.  The field trip note will be coming home Tuesday evening (if it arrives from the print shop in time!).  Please read it over, and let us know if you are planning on joining us on the trip.  If you are, you must sign up as a “Level III” field trip volunteer.  The link is provided in the letter, which is also posted on this web page under “events.”  As I understand it, registration is good for three years.  So, if you’ve done this recently, you should be good to go!  Don’t worry, you won’t have any duties on the trip, it’s just for liability and safety reasons.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter

April 15th, 2019 – Springtime???

Good Morning Families!

This week it appears the weather is done messing with out minds!  Finally!  As we enjoy the warmth, your kids will learn about some extreme weather during their reading stories this week.  We’ll practice making predictions, learning the theme of each story, as well as practice idioms.  You can also expect to see a spelling list come home this evening.

In Math, we’ll take our Unit 6 test this week.  Once again, the test is loooooooong.  So, we’ll break it apart over a few days.  As a result, you can expect homework in my Math class on Monday.  The rest of the week, we’ll focus on the test.

In Writing, the kids will begin a rough draft of their personal narrative.  The topic is “A Special Experience,” and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they produce.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the weather this week!

Eric Wachter

April 8th, 2019-State Math Test Week

Good Morning Families!

Ah, testing season!  It continues this week again for your kids, as they will take their Nebraska State Test in Math.  This test will take place on Tuesday and Thursday of this week for most kids.  As a result, homework will be sporadic, at best.  I anticipate homework on Monday and Wednesday in my Math class, but we’ll play it by ear.

The rest of the week should be fairly normal.  The kids will learn about Myths and Drama in their stories this week.  We will resume spelling, too, so a list should be coming home Monday evening.

In Writing, we’ll continue learning about Personal Narratives, and will complete some exercises to help the kids prepare for their own narrative story.

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Eric Wachter