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  • This newsletter is written for the week of November 30th.

       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 worked on taking notes while we read.  We focused those notes on how characters are feeling based on what they have said and done.    We then took our notes and used them to in book clubs to discuss the characters.  The discussions went really well.  Students were getting deeper in their discussions.  We will continue book clubs during morning work and late afternoon time.  Next week we will be switching our focus to nonfiction reading, more specifically nonfiction text features.

    We also read a Journey's story.  We also practiced some more how to participate in a book club.  We will had a test on the Journey's story on Friday.  

    Mobymax - Mobymax is a great place for students to get extra practice with phonics patterns, sight words, lang. and reading skills.  Mobymax can be accessed through Clever.  

    Myon - We are having a reading competition on the website Myon.  A Flyer is being sent home today that explains it more.

    Writing workshop:   We have started writing nonfiction books.  The students all have a topic and are doing research on that topic and organizing their facts.  We will start putting that information into paragraphs next week.

    Word work:    Spelling words the week of Nov. 30th are ch words.  The students can study their words and patterns on Spelling City if they want.  It is located in Clever.  

    Math:  We are going to have a test over part of Unit 3 on Tuesday Nov. 24th.  We will review for it on Mon.    
    Mult. facts 2's,5's and 10's. - The students are being asked to memorize their 2's, 5's and 10's facts.  There are many websites they can go to on my Clever page to help study and learn them.  
     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
     Homework - The week of November 30th
    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.  
    Math:    A homelink or a homework sheet will be sent home Mon. - Thurs.
    Super Reader Program:
    Dear Hazel Dell Families,
    The staff at Hazel Dell Elementary wants to keep your child reading all year long!  The PTO is teaming up with Culver's for a Super Reader Program.  This program will run from October through January.  Each month your child participates and meets the reading goal of 20 minutes a day for 5 days each week he or she will be awarded a Culver's ice cream scoop certificate.  If your child participates for 3 out of the 4 months they will receive a special award along with a book!    Help your child meet their goal by encouraging them to read or be read to every night!  So get reading HAWKS!  New this year, tracking your monthly reading will be online!  Click on the link below and log your child's minutes!  Have questions?  Please contact our 3-5 Reading Program Chairs, Lauren Skelton at laurenskel10@gmail.com or Stephanie Bray sgbray82@hotmail.com.  

    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 music from November 23th - December 4th.




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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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