Mrs. Hagemaster's Class News

August 23, 2013

What We Learned This Week

We started working on writing our learning goals this week in Reading, Writing, and Social Studies. Those learning goals are listed for you.

Reading- I can understand fluency. I can find a just right book. We have started out the school year setting up many procedures for our reader’s workshop time. We have discussed choosing just right books as well as using our classroom library. On Friday, we started talking about ways to use our Reader's Notebooks. We also worked very hard understanding reading fluency. We started setting our personal goals, and we practiced our fluency with our fluency partners.

Writing- I can use my Writer's Notebook to collect ideas for my writing. Our main topic this week was discussing how writer's get their ideas and what can inspire us as writers. We used songs, pictures and our own life to come up with ideas for our writing.

Math- We have been doing a lot of beginning of the year review of skills. We have discussed place value, tools we use for math, and data this week. Math home links also began coming home this week. They may not come home every night, but just look at your child’s assignment sheet to see what homework they may have that evening.

Spelling- We took our yearly pre-test this week. Scores for the pre-test will be in data binders next week.

Social Studies- I can be a responsible citizen of our classroom. We have had a great time learning about each other and how to be part of our classroom community. We have worked on our "I can" statements, written our class slogan, designed our class symbol, and discussed our core values. The kids want to create a song next, so be looking for that in the next few weeks.

Parent Information

Parent Information Night

August 27th

Grades K-2 5:30-6:10

Grades 3-5 6:15-7:00

This is an information session for parents only. We will be discussing our classroom community, our expectations and the curriculum goals for the year. I hope to see you all there.

Performance Series Testing

Next week we will be taking our performance series test. We will be testing for Reading on Monday afternoon and for Math on Wednesday. The results of this assessment will help us set goals and plan for each student and his/her needs.

PTA/Office News

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Specials Next Week

Monday- Day 1

Tuesday- Day 2

Wednesday- Day 3

Thursday- Day 4

Friday- Day 1

Dates to Remember

August 27th Baskin & Robbins night 4-8:00 pm

August 27th Parent Information Night 6:15-7:00

August 30th- Spirit wear orders due

September 2nd- No School Labor Day

September 3rd- Culver’s LO Night- 5-8:00 pm

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