Peek At The Week

Week 3: September 11 - 15

Curriculum Corner

Reader's Workshop

This week in reading we went over the ins and outs of reader's workshop time! Together we filled out a reader's workshop expectation chart, letting us know what that time should look and sound like. Then we filled the rest of the week going over the basic procedures: the organization of our classroom library, our book baskets, checking out books from our classroom library as well as returning them. I think we are all set up and ready to go for the start of Unit 1 on Monday!!

Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop this week looked a lot like Reader's Workshop. We also created an expectation chart to let us know what writer's workshop should look and sound like. Some procedures of writer's workshop we touched on are: setting up our writing folders, the writing center where writing paper and writing tools are stored, conferences and small groups. Like Reader's Workshop, we are ready for Unit 1 on Monday.


At the beginning of the week we discussed the flow and expectations of our block. Then, we kicked off Unit 1. Unit 1 jumps really fast into a few concepts on math mountains and strategies for solving addition equations. Take a look at the math tip videos I sent out today to help your little one with homework at home. :)

Social Studies

We kicked off our first social studies unit this week! Communities is up first! This week we learned what a community is and talked about all the awesome things a community has to offer to its members. Additionally, we started our conversation on the 3 types of communities: rural, suburban and urban. We will continue to study the 3 types next week, along with a fun group building project!

Notes From Mrs. Bagniewski

I can't believe we are finishing our third week of school! I have had a great time getting to know each of your children! In the past three weeks, I have been focusing more on getting to know the children on a personal level. However, come next week, I will begin to know much more about them on academic level! Next week we will be taking both the STAR reading and math screeners. Additionally a few weeks after that, I will assess each child on their Founts and Pinnell reading scores.

Have a great weekend! :) Good luck to any bow hunters!

Upcoming Dates

  • September 22 - GET Red Hawk Tailgate Party
  • September 28 & 29 - Grandparents Breakfast!
  • September 29 - Homecoming!
  • October 7 - Apple Affair District Wide Art Show
  • October 11 - Picture Retake Day
District Calendar

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Tips For Home

Create a book together!! Fold pieces of paper in half and staple them to make a book. Work together to plan out a story and the parts for each page. Ask your child to write sentences/parts of a story on each page. Last, together add illustrations to the pages.

Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!

Fun Brain

Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

Storyline Online

Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!

Cool Math 4 Kids

Learn addition and subtraction all while playing games!


Hang our with your favorite characters all while learning!

Nat Geo for Kids

Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.


Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.

Highlight Kids

Read, play games and conduct cool science experiments!