Mrs. Hawker's Classroom Newsletter

September 12, 2014

From Mrs. Hawker

I truly love the time I spend with your children and am so thankful to be working with such an amazing group of children and their families this year! They each bring something unique and amazing to our classroom and I am so excited to learn with them this year!

Each week I will put together a classroom newsletter that contains information about what is happening in our classroom and school community. Creating the newsletter online allows me to include links to websites, articles, pictures, and student work. The newsletter will also be displayed on our classroom website during the week. If you would like it sent to another email other than the ones you provided the office, please write me a note or an email.

News and Updates

This week we focused on academic routines, such as Writer's Workshop, Math, Daily 5, and Literacy Stations. Look for more information to come home about our academic routines in the upcoming weeks.

Here are some important reminders:

1) iPads will need to be charged each night and brought back to school each day.

2) If you have not already done so, please bookmark my class webpage and visit it often to see what's happening in the classroom. Please become familiar with it as there are a lot of great tools/tips/resources available on it.

3) Additional supplies I have requested of your children:

*Sticky Notes (we use them a lot, and I am just hoping they can have some in their


*1 White Clear View 1" Binder

4)I am almost done completing running record assessments. I will send home your child's information and reading level next week

5) In writing, we are learning how to write a narrative piece. Click on this link to watch a video on how this is done! Narrative Video