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Teacher: Miss Hedquist
Room #: 124

Class Announcements
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Dear Students,
I miss you all very much! I hope you are spending this time outside of the classroom exploring new ways to inquire and learn. Please remember to practice healthy habits for your body and mind - that means keeping your hands clean AND remembering to read every day!

Mullen Parents,
At this time, no new student work is being assigned. Rather, this week is an opportunity to focus on yourselves and your family as we all adjust to these uncertain times. Please consider setting aside some free time to read with your child and help them to practice math facts. After 3/27, I will be providing online resources and materials that your child can work on at home, but any "assignments" will be optional. I have linked sites below for easy access. Please email or send me a message on ClassDojo if you have any questions!

  • RazKids teacher username is: shedquist
  • Dreambox class name is: Mullen - 1 - Hedquist (dinosaur icon)
  • Teach Your Monster to Read Star Code is: 3295050

RAZ Kids
Teach Your Monster to Read

Current IB Unit

How We Organize Ourselves:
March-April 2020

Transdiciplinary Theme
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Central Idea
Different types of resources affect how we live.

Lines of Inquiry
People change the earth.
We use resources responsibly.

Key Concepts

What can you do at home to help your child learn?

Reading- Enable and encourage your child to read EVERY DAY for at least 20 minutes. You can also read to them, or take turns reading pages of a book that they are capable of reading independently. Ask your child to retell stories orally and then write and/or draw about the characters, setting, and their favorite part. You can even dig deeper and ask your child to make and confirm predictions before, during, and after reading. Encourage them to make text-to-self or text-to-text connections when reading familiar stories.

Writing- Students can write a how-to about a familiar task they know how to do (make a sandwich, wash the dishes, get dressed, etc.) They should tell events in order and use sequencing words like first, next, then, and last. Students can work on writing 3 page stories (focusing on the beginning, middle, and end). Have them reread their work and edit it if necessary, checking for:
-spaces between words (finger spaces)
-proper capitalization and punctuation (start with an uppercase and end with a period)
-spell sight words correctly
-inventive spelling (stretch out the word and write the sounds you hear)

Math- Have your child practice counting items in groups of tens and ones. Make up addition and subtraction story problems totals up to 20 (ask them write an equation/number sentence and a picture to show their work). Lastly you can have your child practice their fact fluency with simple addition and subtraction problems that equal 10 or less (ex. 4+3 =___). Take time to glance at a clock or watch (analog and digital) through the day, and ask your child what time it is. 

Science/Social Studies- Talk with your child about the importance of taking care of the earth. Read books about recycling (there's plenty of read-alouds on YouTube!) and you can even practice how to recycle at home.  Have your child write or draw about ways they can help take care of the Earth.

Upcoming Events

No events available.

Daily Schedule 

9:00 - 9:15 Arrival/Breakfast 
 9:15-9:25 Morning Meeting
 9:25-10:34  Inquiry Block #1
 10:39-11:09  Lunch
 11:14-11:29  Recess
 11:34-1:15  Inquiry Block #2
 1:20-2:05  Encore
 Inquiry Block #3
 Charm Time (Core Extension)
 Pack & Stack

Encore Schedule


 Day 1  Music
 Day 2  Library
 (and Spanish every other week)
 Day 3  P.E.
 Day 4  Art
 Day 5  Science
 Day 6  P.E.