Hagerty Happenings

September 16, 2016

CogAT Reminders

We will be taking the CogAT Wednesday-Friday next week. CogAT will begin at 8:15am, so please make sure that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast, and arrives to school on time each day. Also, there are no lunch visitors during CogAT testing days. Thank you for your cooperation.

BYOD Next Week

Next week in Social Studies we will begin studying Georgia's regions. In class on Thursday and Friday, students will research a Georgia region of their choosing. The resources they will need for this will be found on our eClass page. If you have already turned in your child's BYOD permission slip completed with serial number, please have them bring their device on Thursday and Friday next week.


*I will be checking out a laptop cart for students without BYOD. However, laptops are limited, so I'm hoping for lots of BYOD participation!

Coming Up Next Week

Reading - Learning the differences between fiction and nonfiction texts; asking questions about nonfiction texts to monitor our understanding

Word Study - No word study this week due to CogAT

Math - Constructed Response; Review; Test Wednesday 9/21 over skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s as well as comparing numbers with <, >, and = (Review will be given for Monday homework. We will check the review in class on Tuesday)

Social Studies- Introducing Georgia's Regions; map skills

Grammar- Adjectives; using context clues to figure out unknown words

Writing - Learning from mentor authors; taking more independence with our writing; trying craft moves like setting the mood in our stories

Conferences

As mentioned at Curriculum Night, we will go over specifics of grading and your child's progress at conferences. Please sign up for conferences by Monday, September 19. Please let me know if you have any questions. Information regarding sign ups can be found below. If you are unable to sign up for a conference online, please let me know! I would be happy to sign you up.
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Room Mom - Info Needed!

Isabella's mom, Caroline Eiseman, is our room mom this year. She will be sending a letter in Friday Folders today. She needs some information from you so that we can coordinate activities this year. Please send the completed form from her as soon as possible. Thank you!

Book Fair

It is that time again! We will be going to browse for books on Friday, September 23. At this time, students will get a chance to write down books they are interested in along with the price of the book. We will go as a class to purchase books on Wednesday, September 28. The book fair will also be open after school during conferences on early release days, September 28 and 29.

Specials

Monday 9/19: Tech. Jr.

Tuesday 9/20: P.E.

Wednesday 9/21: P.E.

Thursday 9/22: P.E.

Friday 9/23: Art

**Specials Wednesday-Friday will be from 12:50-1:40

On the Calendar

September 21-23- CoGAT Testing

September 21- Math Test 2

September 28-29- Early Release/Conferences; Dismissal at 12:15

September 28- Book Fair Shopping