303 November News

Mr. Haja's Class

Important Information

Math: It is crucial that your child is regularly studying their math facts. We are practicing in class but students should also be studying outside of school either with frontrow, flashcards, or a method of your choosing in order to assure fact mastery.

Reading: Students should be reading a minimum or 15-20 minutes from a book on their independent reading level every day in order to improve their fluency as well as comprehension. Students will greatly benefit from you asking them comprehension questions regarding the characters, setting, key events, theme, main idea, and plot/solution of their stories.

I will be sending more information home in the future for anyone interested in volunteering either during Math (9:45-10:20) or during Reading/Daily 5 ( 1:45-2:30)

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, November 14, 2016 // Day 1, Report Cards Available on Home Access Center (8:00 am)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 // Day 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 // Day 3

Thursday, November 17, 2016 // Day 4 Early Dismissal for All Students (1:00 pm), Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 18, 2016 // Day 5 Early Dismissal for All Students (1:00 pm), Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, November 21, 2016 // Day 1 Early Dismissal for All Students (1:00 pm), Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 // Day 2 Early Dismissal for All Students (1:00 pm), Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 // Day 3, Early Dismissal for All Students (12:00 pm)

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Monday, November 28, 2016 // School Closed

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 // Day 4

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 // Day 5

Thursday, December 1, 2016 // Day 1

Friday, December 2, 2016 // Day 2, Eagle Assembly (10:00 AM)


I am looking for anyone who is interested in volunteering for periods of time during the day either in the mornings for Math (9:35-10:25), or afternoons for Reading (1:45-2:30). If you are interested in volunteering please contact me through either Class Dojo or email. In addition, please let me know a time(s) you would be available as well as what days/how often so that we can set something up.

Classroom News

Upcoming Weeks


In math we will be working on multiplication over the next couple. Please have your child continue to study their addition and subtraction facts as well.

Frontrowed.com is a great resource for students to practice their math facts. The link to the website is located on my webpage


We have been practicing Main Idea and Details, Compare and Contrast as well as Literary Elements (characters, setting, plot) and will continue to do so over the next week

Spelling (link on my webpage)

Students will be tested on a Day 5. New spelling words will be introduced and sent home the following day (Day 1). Each day after (days 1, 2, 3), 1 spelling assignment from the spelling activities list will be due. The night of day 4 it will be up to you and your child on how to prepare for the next days spelling test.


In writing we have finished Personal Narratives and will begin Informative writing over the next couple weeks

Science and Social Studies

In Science and Social Studies we are currently working on Geography as well as Simple Machines.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a behavior management tool in which students receive and lose "points" for various positive and negative behaviors that are exhibited in the classroom. You are able to follow your students behaviors throughout the course of the day but signing into the app. Log in information for parents was sent home early in the year, If you need another log in form please let me know.

I am trying to post pictures from the happenings of our classroom at least once a week. Please continue to look for them.