Greetings from the fourth grade class!

We have settled into our routines. The workload has gradually increased. The students are doing marvelously! The year’s first field trip to Minnesota’s Southwest Outreach and Research Center in Lamberton for Farm Days was an enjoyable and educational day away from school. Singing in church with St. John’s younger students gave us a chance to thank and praise God with our voices. Little Lions soccer, which includes many boys and girls from our class, has come to a close for the season. Two fourth graders, Gabe Sulzle and Zach Malecek, placed first and second in the MVL cross country meet this past month.

As we finish our first quarter parents may be wondering what they can do to continue to help there children. Here a few ideas: 1. Continue to check that they are bringing home their daily assignments and getting them done. Math, writing, and spelling, are examples of classes that may require work or practice every day. 2. Ask to see corrected work and make fixes when it can help to eliminate an error or misconception. 3. Help remind the students that as they near the end of the science or social studies chapter they should be reviewing all of the chapter’s lessons for main ideas, skills, and vocabulary. A study guide or exercise is often given to help prepare for upcoming test. 4. Have your child say their memory work at home and sign their sheet. There are three pieces of memory work each week. 5. Communicate with your child and with the teacher. I welcome calls and texts from parents (and children when they have parent’s permission). I’m glad to help! Blessings as we move into the second quarter.

Mr. Kelm



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