Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

Sept. 5, 2013

What is going on?


Math: This week we the students will be taking a time pre-assessment to identify their time knowledge. Throughout the week we will be diving into number sense and place value. Students will be problem solving daily to apply the skills taught during the week.


Science: We will be switching back and forth between social studies and science throughout the year. This coming week we will be jumping into science! The spotlight in science this week will be science safety. Students will identify and demonstrate safe practices during classroom and outdoor investigations.


Reading: The focus in reading will be connections. Students will make connections to their own experiences, to ideas in texts, and to the larger community and discuss textual evidence. Students will ask relevant questions, seek clarification, and locate facts and details about stories. They will also compare texts and support answers with evidence.


Writing: In writing workshop. The kids will be drawing out their thoughts followed by their words. Students will also learn how to write down words when they aren't sure how to spell them. This is our big week to launch the writing workshop and students will generate several pieces of personal narrative stories.

Spotlight Stallion


Our Spotlight Stallion for this coming week is Sanam! Thank you for setting such a good example for others this week!


I am looking for a Parent that loves to help with Scholastic book orders! I love Scholastic, but need a parent to handle it for me. Any takers? I can pay in chocolate and gratitude!


e-Backpack

Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!

http://goo.gl/MM60x



Homework (HW)


Homework begins on Monday, Sept. 9 and will be due the following Monday, Sept. 16. Please check your email/website for the homework posting. Please make sure you write the title read and how many minutes of math facts in your student's planner.



If you can, can you please send in a hand held pencil sharpener? A sharpener that contains the shavings? I would appreciate it very much! Your children like a sharp point!


On the calendar....

Friday, Sept. 6 - Grandparent's Day Luncheon (12:26 - 12:56)

Tuesday, Sept. 10 - PTA General Mtg. @ 6:30