Mrs. Hagemaster's Class News

August 30, 2013

What We Learned This Week


Literacy: In Reader’s Workshop, we practiced writing entries in our Reader’s Notebook. We have discovered that readers are thinkers and our notebook entries show our thinking. We have also been practicing our oral reading fluency and how to make our reading sound better. One of the pictures shows our summary work with our book, Stone Fox.


Writer's Workshop: We continued working with our narrative writing pieces. We had a great time talking about synonyms and using a thesaurus to make our writing more interesting. We loved learning about www.visualthesaurus.com and how this website can be a great resource for us as writers.


Math: We have been learning new terms that relate to analyzing data- minimum, maximum, range, mode, and median. We also reviewed telling time, place value, and how to fill in a name collection box. Along with those skills, we are still working on our number grid skills. We finished up with a review on how to use a calculator, and why we may choose to use a calculator vs. doing a math problem mentally.


Spelling/Grammar: We learned about short /a/ and short /i/ vowel sounds in Unit 1 this week.


Social Studies: We began our Geography Unit this week. We discussed the word Geography, the Latin origin of the word (we are Latin scholars now!), and how that relates to our study of maps, globes, and where we live in the world. Also, be sure to help your child practice their address.


Science: This week we began our inquiry unit. We learned what the Scientific Method was, and the different stages you must go through when performing an investigation.



Parent Information

Conference Sign Up

If you have not signed up for a conference time yet, please send me an email with your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of times. I still have many open time slots on both conference nights. On Monday, I will send home a paper copy of the times that are still available. If those times do not work, please let me know, and I will be happy to schedule an additional day and/or time.


WOW Party!

We were able to meet our weekly behavior goal on Thursday. Due to the heat, our original plan of a class kickball game had to be changed. Instead, we showed off our great moves with a dance party and our imagination with a class game. We will continue to work on transitioning from one activity to another quickly and quietly. Enjoy a few pictures of the kids "gettin their grove on."


LPS Goes Mobile

Take a look at the new Liberty Public School App available in your app store. It will provide you with important information and updates that are sent directly to your mobile device. This free app can be found by searching for Liberty Public Schools.


Reading Logs

Reading logs went home on Friday. Be sure to start keeping track of those reading minutes. 20 minutes of reading, 4 nights a week is our expectation. All you need to do is mark an x on the date, or an F if your student practiced fluency by reading aloud that night, and sign the log weekly.


Specials Next Week


Tuesday- Day 1

Wednesday- Day 2

Thursday- Day 3

Friday- Day 4


Remember library books on Library day and tennis shoes on PE day.



Dates to Remember

September 2nd- No School Labor Day


September 3rd- Culver’s LO Night- 5-8:00 pm- Come out to see some of our teachers serving at Culver's this night.

September 9th- PTA Meeting 7:00pm

September 10th- All Pro Dads 7:00 am (LMC)

September 11th- Cici’s Pizza Night 4:30-8:30 pm

September 13th Early Release- 12:50 pm

September 19th Papa John’s night

September 19th Dads and Donuts 7:15-7:45 am (Last name A-K)

September 20th Dads and Donuts 7:15-7:45 am (Last name L-Z)

September 27th School Pictures



Contact Information

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.