Mango languages

Students that would like to independently learn a language can sign up for a free login and password to Mango languages.  A link to the site is under the social studies tab.


Science fair

Science fair entry forms have been passed out, students can still enter by November 30.

Changes to science fair projects are made before January 4.

The science fair will be at Northbridge mall on Feburary 23.

Literacy night

You are invited to the fourth grade literacy night, Tuesday, November 20, 6:30PM to 7:30PM:

Families will be invited into their child’s classroom to see what literacy looks like in 4th grade.  You will have a chance to learn about:

  • Good Fit Books
  • Literacy Bags
  • Word Sorts
  • Title 1/ ADSIS

You will have an opportunity to learn more about how to support your child’s literacy development at home, and to sign up to be a Guest Reader in the classroom!

Students will have the opportunity to win a prize basket, which includes new books, gift certificates, mugs, hot chocolate, and more prizes!

Child care will be available at no charge to parents this evening.

Interpreters will also be available.

Electrical Safety

Our students had their group picture appear in:  October County Lines (We are on page 3.)

Kenton Larson visted our class in October and gave a very interactive presentation from the Freeborn/Mower County Electrical Cooperative.  With his presentation figures, Kenton showed students what happens when power lines make cars, kites, ladders, and farm equipment dangerous.  We had lots of electrical arcs and even an electrically fried hot dog to show how high voltage electricity can damage tissue and muscle.

Kenton then showed the students his utility truck and even picked a leaf off of the highest branch in the tree by Lakeview.

Thanks to Kenton for taking time before he retired to teach our student how to be safe!  His wife Deb, who recently retired from teaching 4th grade at Sibley recorded one of Kenton’s last presentations.

Lakeview Elementary, Albert Lea Area Schools, Minnesota. Views expressed are my own.