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Nelson Ridge
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Deckinga
4th Grade Reading & Language Arts - Nelson Ridge


PLEASE NOTE: All tests and quizzes are noted in the 'Academic Updates' section in red print. The information below is for the subjects MRS. DECKINGA teaches. Please see your child's Math/Science/Social Studies teacher's webpage for their important information.


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Weekly Updates for April 3-17

  • MUSIC week 4/3-7; ART week 4/10-17
  • Ice cream sold at lunch for $1.00 every Tuesday and Thursday for the year!
  • NO SCHOOL TUESDAY, APRIL 4th (Teachers' Institute/Election Day)
  • NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, APRIL 14th (Good Friday)

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  • Brian Szpak: April 3-7
  • Izzy Miller: April 10-14

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  • Lilia Stahr: March 25
  • Lucas LeGrand: March 29
  • Brian Szpak: April 9
  • Izzy Miller: April 16


  • Respect Pillar Award Winner: BRAD FITZGIBBON
  • Responsibility Pillar Award Winner: NOAH PATRICK
  • Caring Pillar Award Winner: AMELIA PETERSON
  • Fairness Pillar Award Winner: MADISON LUCKETT
  • Trustworthiness Pillar Award Winner: 
  • Citizenship Pillar Award Winner: 



  • Grammar: pronouns and antecedents
  • Writing: main idea and details, narrative writing,
  • Spelling: Lesson 14 pretest on Monday 4/3. Skill: words with /en/ ending. LESSON 14 TEST on THURSDAY, 4/13. Extra credit words: dolphin, opinion, oxygen, veteran, option

* Our class goes to specials every morning from 7:45-8:15.

BLOCK 1: LRC (Library) will be on THURSDAYS at 8:30 am

BLOCK 2: LRC (Library) will be on THURSDAYS at 12:10 pm


  • Story: "The Stranger," pages 370-384
  • Vocabulary: hermit, fascinated, occasionally, timid, peculiar, drab, trembling, dashed
  • Skill: draw conclusions, predict outcomes
  • Lesson 14 TEST on story, vocabulary, reading skill(s), and Grammar skill will be FRIDAY, 4/7. 
  • Your child should be practicing their fluency sheet at least one time a day, EVERY day. Newest fluency sheets will go home Monday, 4/3.

Contact Information: (815) 462-2870 or edeckinga@nlsd122.org