Recent Newsletter

  • Pre K:

    Thank you so much for coming to our back-to-school conferences. It was great meeting everyone. During the first month, we will be learning our routine, school rules and getting to know our new friends. We look forward to a great year!



    Kindergarten is off to a great start! We are so excited about learning our school routines and all about our new friends. This month in reading we are learning our letter sounds, reading nursery rhymes, and practicing our handwriting. This month in math we will be working on reading, writing, and counting numbers to 10 and back. Please remember to send tennis shoes for PE every day and a jacket as the weather gets cooler. We are here to answer any questions you may have! Thank you for partnering with us to make it a GREAT year for your kindergartener!


    1st Grade:

    Happy October!  We've had a good 1st month in 1st grade, getting to know your child!  This month, our learning will include number sense, place, value, and counting to 120 in math.  We will have the opportunity this month to combine some science into our reading as our focus will be on learning about our bones, muscles, brain, and making healthy choices.  This unit will help us to focus on skills such as asking and answering questions, and informational text features!  Please remember to watch the weather this month!  It's going to start getting colder, and our students will need their warmer outdoor gear.  Please be sure to read with your child at home and encourage them to practice the skills they have been learning.  We look forward to meeting with you all at our Fall conferences!


    2nd Grade:

    Hello! Thank you so much for coming to the beginning of the year conferences. We enjoyed meeting each of you and learning more about you and your child. The first month of school has flown right by! This month, we will be practicing solving story problems and reading, writing, and representing numbers in different ways in math. In reading, we will be asking and answering questions about early Asian civilizations and looking for text features in nonfiction books. Thank you for partnering with us in helping your child learn and grow. As always please reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have.


    3rd Grade:

    Hi families! Can you believe it's already October?! Our first month together has flown by. We have spent the month of September learning our classroom procedures and expectations as well as getting to know each other. On top of that, in math we have been reviewing and learning Place Value! We are learning Place Value in numbers up to 100,000! In literacy, we have been learning how to ask and answer questions using a variety of different texts! Thanks for sharing your students with us, we have already learned so much together!

    Sincerely, Team 3rd Grade


    4th Grade:

    Thank you to all of the families who came to conferences; we really appreciate it!

    A few reminders:


    -As the school year gets started, don't forget to make sure your child is bringing their binder to and from school each and every day.


    -Students may bring a water bottle to school. This must contain only water.


    -In order to participate in P.E., students need to be wearing tennis shoes.


    -The weather will be starting to cool down soon, make sure your child has the proper clothing for outside.


                  In content we are working on the following for the next 2 weeks:


    Mrs. Luther-Social Studies-4126 Elected Leaders


    Mrs. Michelson-Writing-Persuasive Writing


    Mrs. Hovland-Art-Line Art


    Mr. Quitney-Grammar/Roots/Handwriting-Print/Cursive handwriting and Parts of Speech


    Each class will be switching to another teacher every two weeks for Content time.


    If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.


    We will all have an amazing year in 4th grade!


    5th Grade:

    Fifth graders are off to a great start this year!  In ELA we are learning how to determine the theme of a story.  In Math we are working on place value, and we will be starting on adding and subtracting decimal numbers soon.  It will be very important for all 5th grade students to know their multiplication facts by heart so they will be ready for success with multiplying, dividing, and fractions -- please help your child practice at home!



    Roosevelt students have been singing every day in music this month! We are also working on evaluating other people’s performances in 4th and 5th grade using the teacher's grading plan, and our own grading plan. 3rd grade is comparing and contrasting the sounds in two different pieces of music. 2nd grade is learning about how we can hear repeated patterns in music. 1st grade is working on hearing and showing steady beat, and Kinder is learning how to move safely to music in the music room. These are our quarter 1 goals in music class.



    We would like to welcome back all of our returning students and families, as well as those of you who are new to us this year! Roosevelt’s English language teaching staff is looking forward to a great school year! Language teachers and support staff provide academic support to students that are new to learning English, as well as students whose first language is not English and are bilingual or multilingual.  A fun fact about language and Willmar Public Schools students is that 48% speak Spanish, 45% speak Somali, 4% speak Karen, and more than twenty other languages are spoken as well!



    Grades K-2 are learning about Weather and Sound.  Grades 3-5 are learning about Light, Magnetic Force, and Earth rotation and orbit.



    Welcome! This is going to be an amazing year in Physical Education at Roosevelt Elementary. We are excited to be working with your children. Your Physical Education teachers are Mrs. Rosendahl and Mr. Becker


    For safety and success in PE, please have your child wear supportive athletic shoes on days they have PE. Please work with your child on tying their shoes.


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