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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 18-28

  • ART week 4/18-21; MUSIC week 4/24-28
  • Earth Day movie Field Trip on Thursday 4/27 from 9:15-11:45
  • Orchestra/Band demonstration concert at Liberty on Friday, 4/28 from 8:15-10:15.
  • Ice cream sold at lunch for $1.00 every Tuesday and Thursday for the year!

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  • Emma Towson-Aldridge: April 17-21
  • Evelyn Parker: April 24-28

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  • Izzy Miller: April 16
  • Evelyn Parker: April 24
  • Logan Knedlik: April 25


  • 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: ANTHONY VITA
  • Citizenship Pillar Award Winner: 



  • Grammar: review
  • Writing: main idea and details, narrative writing, expository writing
  • Spelling: Lesson 15 pretest on Tuesday 4/18. Skill: review of lessons 11-14. LESSON 15 TEST on WEDNESDAY, 4/26. Extra credit words: enemy, refinish, wilderness, oxygen, veteran

* 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 12:15 pm


  • Story: "The Adventurers," pages 392-399
  • Vocabulary: intrepid, seasoned, guidance, undoubtedly, cherish, hoist, delectable, pristine, fragile, privilege
  • Skill: review
  • Lesson 15 TEST on story and vocabulary only on FRIDAY, 4/21. 
  • Your child should be practicing their fluency sheet at least one time a day, EVERY day. Newest fluency sheets went home Tuesday, 4/18.

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