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.
Conference Sign Up
Practicing getting the most important parts for our summaries.
Some WOW Dancing
I'm wondering who taught these kids to dance...
We had great fun celebrating good behavior and building our classroom community.
LPS Goes Mobile
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 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