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    With the weather getting warmer, please take advantage of playing outside with your child.  You can go on a scavenger hunt looking for shapes, colors, animals, insects, etc.  Sidewalk chalk can be a great way to practice letters and numbers. Climbing, running, skipping, hopping and playing catch are great ways to develop gross motor skills.


    Happy May, Kindergarten families! It is hard to believe we are entering our final month of the school year. From the bottom of our hearts, the kindergarten teachers and support staff would like to say thank you for a great year and for allowing us to work with your child each day. We have enjoyed getting to know your child and family tremendously, and will miss spending our days with them! This month please watch notes home, Remind messages, etc. for information regarding our final field trip to Robbins Island as well as some end of the year fun toward the end of the month. As always, please keep reading with and to your child all throughout the summer and play, play, play! Have a great summer!

    1st Grade:

    Thank you First Grade families for what has been a great year!  We can hardly believe we are in our last month of school!  This month, we are looking forward to a lot of things - adding and subtracting larger (2 digit!) numbers, digging deeper into place value, determining the central message of a story, and determining key details.  We are also excited for our upcoming field trip to the Willmar Fire Station, Police Station, and Robbins Island!  More info will be coming about this as the date approaches.  The end of the school year will be bringing a lot of extra fun activities - be sure to ask your child what's happening!

    2nd Grade:

    Happy May and Happy Spring! We are so thankful for the warmer days and being together. It is hard to believe that our year together is coming to a close. We would like to continue to send along our gratitude for all of you and the work you have put in with your student this year. We are also thankful for our volunteers that helped us with our field trip to the Kandiyohi County Museum. Our grade will be going to Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center on May 18 and 19! Please pack good walking shoes and a light jacket in case it is windy. To finish our year in Math, we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes! We will also be working with time and clocks. In Literacy, we will be reviewing main idea, as well as reviewing writing skills and other literacy skills previously taught! We are looking forward to finishing the year strong!

    3rd Grade:

    May is here! Wow, spring is flying by. This past month has been a busy and exciting time for 3rd grade! Our 3rd graders had a blast at our math and literacy night. We have also practiced and learned many new skills. Students have done a great job keeping a growth mindset, exploring topics such as perimeter and multi-step problems in math! In literacy, students have analyzed main idea and looked at text relationships such as cause and effect and compare and contrasting. We are thrilled for an amazing month ahead! Keep up the great work 3rd graders!

    4th Grade:

    As we enter our last month of the 2022 school year, we would first like to thank you and your child for making this year such a wonderful year. These 4th graders are AMAZING kids and have worked so hard this year. They are going to be wonderful leaders next year as 5th graders. Thank you parents/guardians for your continuous support. It is greatly appreciated! 😁

    This month our focus will be reteaching our math and reading priority benchmarks. These are the benchmarks we have discussed at conferences this year. Along with that, we will be studying and writing a research paper on important people of the United States. We will also wrap up social studies with learning about the Western Region of the United States.

    Just a few May dates to note for your 4th grader.

    Songfest: May 12th at 2:00 (Roosevelt Gym)

    Let's Go Fishing Field Trip: May 23rd (Green Lake)

    Field Day: May 25th 9:00-11:00 (Hodapp Field-Kennedy Elementary)

    5th Grade:

    Wow! What a month April was; and what a month we have ahead! We are so proud of our students for the hard work they have done this year and how they showed it on the MCA's. We will begin the month by finishing our Science MCA, and then we have lots to look forward to. We will be taking a field trip to Cojo Dairy farms, half of the grade on the 13th and half on the 20th. We are excited to travel to Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for another field trip on the 24th! The next day, students will be participating in field day; and we all will be taking a trip to tour the middle school. Lots happening, so it's going to be a great month!


    In Music, 3rd graders have been writing 8 beat melodies and are gearing up to learn about the different instruments in band and orchestra and their instrument families. 2nd grade has been reviewing the Mr. Everybody books they read last year to learn the note names of the treble clef staff.

    Kindergartners are working on the solfege notes So, Mi, and La and singing songs with those notes..

    1st grade has been learning the letter names of the treble clef staff and finding those notes on stepbells.

    4th and 5th have been preparing for their Song Fest.

    Our final Song Fest date is:

    4th-5th Grades on May 12th @ 2:00pm

    We'd love for families to join us! You can find recordings of our performances on the Cardinal view YouTube channel.


    3rd Grade: We will finish up the Plants and Animals Unit and do some outdoor activities with flowering vs non flowering plants, and coniferous vs deciduous trees.

    4th Grade: We will finish up Engineering unit and dive into some makerspace projects to end the year!

    5th Grade: We will be finishing up the Energy unit and working on the Earth Changing Events


    K-2 artists continue to learn about famous artists and explore using new techniques in their artwork.  Artists we have used as inspiration for our own artwork include Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, James Rizzi, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O'Keefe.


    School is almost over, but that doesn’t mean students need to stop reading or learning! Summer is a great time to read together as a family! Plan trips to the library so your kids can choose books about things they are interested in. Demonstrate a positive attitude about learning and reading by taking time to read with your child. Continuing to learn and grow over the summer doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. Take advantage of situations to notice things outside in nature and talk about them together!

    Field Days

    May 17, 2022 at Roosevelt Field

    1st Grade 9:00 to 11:00AM                      2nd Grade 12:30 – 2:30PM

    We encourage you to come and watch your child participate in many physical activities and enjoy the sun.   Students should dress appropriately

    Must have Tennis shoes to participate!

    Parents & Guardians will have the opportunity to participate in some activitiesso dress appropriately.

    Events: Hurdles, Speedway Relay, Hoppity Hops, Obstacle Course, Foxtail Throw, Soccer Kick/Punt, Football Kick/Throw, Bag Races, Three Legged Race, Tee Ball, Frisbee Toss, Long Jump, Team Rope Pull

    PARKING- You may park in the bus parking lot. 

    We ask that you leave by 3:00pm so buses can arrive.

    At Kennedy Hodapp Field:

    Tuesday, May 24th      3rd Grade        12:30-2:30 PM at

    Wednesday, May 25th       4th Grade      9:00-11:00 AM       

    Wednesday, May 25th        5th Grade         12:30-2:30 PM

    We encourage you to come to Kennedy Hodapp Field and watch your child participate in many physical activities and enjoy the sun.

    Please listen to Q102FM & KWLM 1340AM radio station for cancellation. 

    Thank you!

    Roosevelt Elementary School Physical Education Department

    Mrs. Rosendahl, Mr. Selchow,  Mrs. Eilers

    If your child is starting Kindergarten in the Fall of 2022.

    Please register your child soon.  It is very easy and quick…

    *Go online to the Willmar Public School webpage

    Click on Registration

    *You have 2 choices under Need to Register your child for 2022-2023 Kindergarten:

    NEW Families to the District


    Families with siblings already attending Willmar Public Schools (this includes if your child is in preschool w/WPS)

    If questions or plans to send your child somewhere else for kindergarten

    please contact the building secretary Gloria at 320-231-8970


    Roosevelt 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra Concert

    When: Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

    Where: Willmar Education & Arts Center (WEAC)

    611 5th St. SW, Willmar

    Students should arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 p.m. and go directly to the rehearsal hall. Please do not arrive before 6:45.

    Kennedy students will be finishing their concert, so please enter quietly!  Parents - please wait in the gallery until the auditorium is clear.

    Students need to bring their instrument (from home), book & music.

    You may wear nice clothes - use your best judgment. 

    If you wear a skirt or a dress please also wear tights or leggings.

    Questions? Contact me at: (320) 231-8471 ext. 7596 or by email at


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