• This newsletter is written for the week of November 11th. 

      We are going to have a Journey's test this Friday.  We are going to read The informational text called "Aero and Officer Mike."

     Reading Workshop:    This past week the students were introduced to nonfiction text.  We explored the differences between nonfiction and fiction.  We also started looking at nonfiction text features.  We started with photographs and captions.   


    Writing workshop:    We took a few days to finish copying our personal narratives.  Each student found a topic to research and teach others about in our nonfiction writing.  We will start putting chapters and subheadings together next week. 


    Word work:     The spelling pattern for our words this next week is or.   


    Hawk Time:     We are still switching for "Hawktime."  Our new focus on Hawktime is predicting.  This will be done with a variety of texts.  Your child might have a different teacher working with them at this time.   

    Math:   This past week we practiced subtracting 3 digit numbers by counting up and expanding and trading.  Next week we will learn how to subtract by trading the traditional way.  When students subtract on a test or quiz, they may use the method that works best for them. 
    Multiplication Fact Triangles:   Students received fact triangles to take home for 2's, 5's and 10's.  They should be studying these at home.  They should memorize these facts within the next month.  
    Addition and Subtraction Facts:  Students have been given addition and subtraction fact triangles to study at home.  They should have fact triangles at home.
    Free Apps:    Math cards and math fact master: speed math are free apps that can help students study addition, subtraction, mult., and division facts.
     Science:     Last week the students loved learning sound.  We will continue learning about sound next week.
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  •  Important Announcements
    Homework - The week of November 11th                                                                                           
    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 will be sent home Tues. - Thurs.
    Wednesday early release:  Early Release on Wednesday's 2:05.    
    Library:  Monday this week.
    "One School One Book":   Soon your child will bring home a copy of I AM LOVE by Susan Verde to read as a family. We encourage you to sign the book, return it to school and post pictures of you reading together on social media. The author, Susan Verde, will be visiting Hazel Dell in December!
    Child Abuse Prevention Education:    During the month of November or December, all students in grades K-12 will be receiving education on child abuse prevention. Indiana Schools are required to provide child abuse prevention education to students in grades K-12 prior to December 15th per Indiana Code 20-19-3-11. Students will receive this education through a curriculum created by the Monique Burr Foundation. If you have questions or concerns please contact the school social worker at Kaleigh Arvin.
    A slip permission slip went home last week regarding this lesson.  If you don't want your child to participate, just return the slip.
    Our class will have the lesson Friday, Nov. 22.
    Square 1 Art:  This went home last week.  You may purchase items with your child's art work ont it.  These orders are due by Nov. 20th.
    Gym Class:   Please make sure students are wearing tennis shoes on P.E. day.  P.E. is every Wednesday until Thanksgiving.  
     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, Freckle and Mobymax:   Students have a blue sheet that they will always keep in their homework folders.  This sheet has login cards and passwords on it.  Right now logins to Clever and Freckle are on the sheet.  Freckle is a great place for students to go to and do extra math, word work, and reading skill practice.  Mobymax is also a great app for students to use.  It is just like Freckle.  The students have an automatic login to Mobymax through Clever.
    Background Check - Parents if you want to come to parties and field trips and be around the kids please make sure that you have level 2 and level 3 background checks.  
     Just a reminder that students can access any website we
    use in class on my webpage by going to educational websites.  
    Lesson friend is a great website for students to use for a variety
    of subjects.


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  • Specials Schedule

    Here is our specials schedule for the 2019 - 2020

    school year. Please make sure students have

    tennis shoes for PE class.

    Week of    11/11 11/18 11/25
    Monday        2      2       2
    Tuesday       3      3       3 
    Wednesday   4      4       
    Thursday      5      5       
    Friday           1      1       

    1 Day = Music
    2 Day = Technology
    3 Day = Innovations
    4 Day = Gym

    5 Day = Art


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  • Classroom Schedule

    7:50 - 8:10 Community Circle

    8:10 - 9:25 Math

    9:30 - 9:50 Unit Studies
    9:55 - 10:20 Hawk Time

    10:25 - 11:10 Specials
    11:15 - 11:55 Writing

    12:00 - 12:55 recess and lunch

    1:00 - 2:25 Reading

    2:35 dismissal
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