Week of 2/18-2/22

Mrs Schaeffer is BACK!!!! And what a warm welcome back it has been! The students have been so loving and excited all week, though I think I was more excited to see them. Thank you to all of the kind words and welcomes from the parents I saw at Multicultural Night as well! Speaking of… Multicultural Night was a a hit! The students wrote about traditions they celebrated with their families. I loved reading these and they loved reading each others as well. Great job students!!

Next week:

Reading- authors purpose (comprehension check Friday)

Math- fractions

Science- natural cycles (vocabulary quiz Friday)

February 11th – 15th

Today is my last day with you all.  We had a great 2 months, but we are all very excited for Mrs. Schaeffer to return.  We had a great trip to see the play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.  Many of the kids are ready to check out the books by Mark Twain.  In Math we continue to work on money and getting change back when buying something.  We are also finishing up our lesson on Ancient Mali.  Ask the kids how they traded in Mali.  They know some fun facts about the country.

What a great group of kids!  I will miss them all.

Mrs Jernigan

 

February 4th – 9th

What a great week of weather we had this week.  The children enjoyed getting out on the playground all week during recess.  We ended our week we a fun lesson from Young Scientists.  Ask your students what they learned and have them show you what they brought home.  We wrapped up the lessons on Greece and Rome and next week we will start a fun lesson on Mali.  In Math we are working on how much change you may get back when buying an item.  I told he kids this is something they could work on at home a lot.  It’s great practice.

Multicultural Museum night will be held on the evening of February 21st.  We will begin our writing next week about something that is significant to your child.

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday and we have a field trip on Friday.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

 

January 29th – February 1st

With no school on Monday and a late start on Thursday our week flew by. We learned a lot about the Ancient Romans, and the contributions they gave to us.  Ask your children about the egg experiment we did with our Science book, and why it was important with the architecture in Rome. In Math we did some review problems on things they have studied during the first half of the year.  I am excited to start a money lesson with them next week.  They will be figuring out if they have enough money to buy items.  This will be great practice at home too.

We have a few students who are finishing up their Fairy Tales.  They are excited to start reading each other tales.

SOL notebooks are in their backpacks for review.

Please check the upcoming events.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Mrs. Jernigan

January 22nd – 25th

We wrapped up the 2nd nine weeks of school with many activities.  The children worked on telling time to the minute and elapsed time.  They all did very well with the activities that we did with this unit.  We finished studying Greece by talking about the Olympics then and now.  We had some great discussions.

I hope they all showed you the SOL binder that we created to help with review questions.  It is a great tool to use to see what types of questions the children will be expected to know.

This week will be doing some review and working on their multiplication facts.  We will also start learning about Rome.  I look forward to see how the kids can make comparisons between Greece and Rome.

Please see the information below for after school enrichment activities.

2019 Winter After School Enrichment Classes

Classes will begin the week of February 11 and will run through the week of March 18. If you have a PTA Membership, you will have first “choice” on ASE Classes!! ASE registration for PTA Membership begins January 22nd – 24th. Regular ASE registration begins Friday, January 25. Registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019. 

Please see link below for more information on classes and to register online. 

https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ase

 

 

 

January 14 -18

It’s been a fun, but busy week with the kids.  After missing Monday for a snow day, the kids have been working hard.  We started learning about Ancient Greece.  Ask them about the architecture from Greece that we still use today.  They are enjoying this lesson.  In Math we practiced telling time to the minute and talked about elapsed time.  During Reading this week, they read a Scholastic News about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his only grandchild, Yolanda King.  Hope you all enjoy your Monday off and can celebrate the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Next week we will learn a little more about Greece and Time.  At the end of the week we will start a lesson on money.  The kids will learn how much money they need to buy something.

Please look at the upcoming important dates.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your precious children.

 

January 7 – 11

We had a great FULL week together.  We learned a lot about food chains, consumers, producers, and decomposers.  The students will have a test on Tuesday, January 15th on this lesson.  In the event of a snow day on Tuesday the students will have the test on the first day they return.  We learned a lot about temperature, and they were able to decide activities that they may or may not do based on the temperature outside.  I am really enjoying seeing all the creative writing the students are doing with their fairy tales.  Be sure to ask them how their writing is going.  They are really having fun writing these stories.

Next week we will begin a lesson on time, and we will start learning about Mali, Greece and Rome.

Please remember to bring in a 1 inch binder sometime next week.  The student will be using these to create an SOL binder.

Hope everyone has a fun weekend.

January 3rd and 4th

Welcome back students!  It sounds like everyone had a very nice two week break.  Next week will be my first full week with the students since I started, but they have been working very hard with the short weeks we have had together.  The students are continuing their lesson on measuring, and this week they started learning about measuring with thermometers.  We also learned a lot about prefixes and suffixes and how adding them to a base word can change the meaning of the word.  In Science we talked about how humans can affect the environment.  Ask them what has been found in the James River.  They were astonished at the items that have been found there.  Lastly, we started writing fairy tales.  The kids are very excited to be writing their own tales.  They have been planning what to write, so you can ask them the ideas they may have for their tale.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Mrs. Jernigan

Week of Dec. 17th – 19th

We all had a wonderful (short) week of school.  We were very busy finishing up our lessons in capacity and Ancient China.  The highlight of the week for the kids was decorating  their Gingerbread Houses.  The kids were patient and very creative with this project.  They were very excited to show their families what they created.  Thank you to everyone for sending in supplies and also helping in the classroom while we assembled and decorated the houses.

When we come back from break, we will begin a lesson on measuring capacity.  We will also start a science lesson on how natural events and human influences affect the survival of species.  We will also continue our reading groups each day.

I hope you all have a wonderful winter break.  See you on January 3rd.

Mrs. Jernigan

December 10th – 14th

The kids had a very short week at school after enjoying three snow days.  They worked very hard when they returned to school.  We continued our lesson on Fairy Tales and read The Paper Bag Princess and Hansel and Gretel.  Ask your children about the lessons they learned in these stories.  In addition, ask them about fairy tale story elements.  After finishing up our lesson on China, we started to learn about Egypt.  The kids are gaining so much knowledge about these two countries and the contributions they made which we still use today.   In Math our measurement lesson continues, and we are now concentrating on liquid measurements (capacity).

Next week we will continue the fun.  We will finish up our lessons on measurements and Egypt.  Please check your kid’s agenda regarding the upcoming quizzes and the test. These are also listed in the upcoming test/quizzes.  The kids are all looking forward to making their gingerbread houses along with other fun activities.

Deanna Jernigan