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  • This newsletter is written for the week of September 21st.

       Reading Workshop:  All of the anchor charts that I make for class and mini-lessons will be posted on Clever for the students to use at any time.  They can use these at home when they are reading.  We finished up learning how to use context clues.  We also started how to ask questions as we read.  We are learning the difference between questions that help us clarify the text and questions that help us think deeper about the text.  The students have been asking some really strong questions.  We will work more on asking and answering these questions next week.

    We reviewed 6 test taking tips before we started taking the test over Destiny's gift today.  The tips are on my Clever page.  I'm having the students use them every time they take a test.  We did the first 4 questions together so the students get used to how to answer questions.  We will finish the test on Monday.  

    We will also be reading the story "Pop's Bridge" from our Journey's book.  We will have a test on Friday over the story.  

     Writing workshop:        We started writing leads this week.  The students are working on using strong action verbs and adjectives in their writing.  We are working hard to try and describe what is happening as though they are watching a movie.

    Word work:    Spelling words this week are r controlled vowel sounds like air.  The students can study their words and patterns on Spelling City if they want.  It is located in Clever.  

    Math:  Rounding and elapsed time were the focus this past week.     Next week we will focus on foundational multiplication skills.  We will also have our unit 1 math test on Friday.
     Addition and Subtraction Facts:  Students have been given addition and subtraction fact triangles to study at home.  Moby max "fact fluency" and "Xtra Math" are other good places to practice the facts.  There are also websites on my Clever page that students can use to help study their facts.
     Free Apps:    Math cards and math fact master: speed math are free apps that can help students study addition, subtraction, mult., and division facts.
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  •  Important Announcements
     Parent Teacher Conference sign up is below.  Please put write your child's name in the comment section.
    Hawk - A - Walk - A - Thon -  Packets are due Friday, September 4th.    The day students participate is Friday, September 25th.   
    College go Week:

    Monday: Kick off College Go! Week by wearing your favorite college t-shirt/sweatshirt or color.

    Tuesday:  Dream Big:  wear your pajamas

    Wednesday:  Career Day:  dress as your favorite HD staff member.

    Thursday:  Our Future's So Bright:  wear sunglasses

    Friday:  Hazel Dell Spirit Wear-- Your journey to college begins today.

    Gym - The next two weeks are gym.  Please make sure that students have gym shoes each day.  Also, a permission slip for gym is going home today.  Please return it as soon as possible.
    Homework - The week of September 21st
    Reading:  Students are asked to read 20 min. each night M - Th and turn in a                            signed reading log on Friday. Students will receive the reading log on Mon. each                        week.   Students will bring home the Journey's book to read "Pop's Bridge" on Thursday.
    Math:    A homelink or a homework sheet will be sent home Mon. - Thurs.
    Library:   The students will choose books online and then the librarian will bring them down to the room.  Students should have last week's books turned in on Wednesday.
     Transportation Changes: If you have any change in transportation, 
    (i.e. - your child normally rides the bus and is a car rider one day for 
    whatever reason).  I need you to please send in a note with your child.  
    I will send this note to the office so that they are aware of the change.
      Clever, Sumdog, Epic, Prodigy and Mobymax:   Students have a yellow sheet that they will always keep in their homework folders.  This sheet has login cards and passwords on it.  Right now logins to Clever, Google Docs, Canvas, Sumdog, Epic and Prodigy are on the sheet.    Mobymax is also a great app for students to use to sharpen all skills.  The students have an automatic login to Mobymax through Clever.
     IPads - Just a reminder to make sure these are charged and brought to school everyday.  


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  • Specials Schedule - We have gym from September 14th - September 25th.




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  • Classroom Schedule

    7:20 - 8:05 Word work/Intervention

    8:05 - 8:15 Community Circle

    8:15 - 9:15 Math
    9:15 - 9:45 Specials

    9:45 - 10:45 Writing
    10:45 - 11:10 Recess

    11:20 - 11:50 lunch

    11:50 - 1:20 Reading

    1:20 - 2:150 Word Work/Intervention
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