Mrs. Forrester's Class

Colonial Trail Elementary School


Parent Info

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Hello, Forrester families!

Thank you in advance for your support at home, and please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.




Science and Social Studies

This year, our class will be alternating our science and social studies units. Since we will be alternating content areas of study, you can expect your child to begin bringing home the social studies OR their science journal in their expandable file each night. This is here for students to use as a study tool as we move through the unit. Please make sure your child’s journal comes back to school each day to use in the classroom during instruction. 

We are finishing up our social studies unit on Greece and Rome this week. Next week, we will be moving on to the country of Mali in Western Africa. Following this, we will be moving on to our next science unit on cycles!


We are beginning our unit on money this week. Students need to be able to count money, make change, and add and subtract money by the end of this unit.


We are also working on our multiplication facts throughout this grading period. It is very important that you work on these facts with your child each night to help them with mastery. Also remember, they may use at home to practice their facts in a fun way. We have done our zeros and ones. We will be moving onto our 2s, 5s, and 10s. Ask your child about our sundae competition to learn all of our facts by the end of the third nine weeks (March 29th). Thank you (as always) for your help with this at home!



Fun with the Flying Squirrels!

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce that the Flying Squirrels Reading Program, “Go Nuts for Reading!” is back for its tenth season! This year’s program, which will run through Wednesday, March 20th 2019, is open to all CTES to participate! After reading 8 books and signing your child’s bookmark, your child will receive a FREE baseball voucher to the 6:35 pm April 18th baseball game. It will be a fun-filled night, beginning with a school parade around the diamond and ending with (fingers crossed) a win for our Flying Squirrels!! Look for more information in the Cub Chronicle and lets “play ball!”

Tuesday Folders

Please remember to check your child’s Tuesday folder every week. These folders contain graded papers, flyers on upcoming school events, and other important notices. All papers, tests, etc. that have been graded will go home in this folder weekly. In the back of this folder is a sheet that should be signed weekly. Please be sure to check this for important dates as well.

Reading logs

Beginning September 10th, students will be required to complete a weekly reading log. This log will be checked each Friday for completeness and parent signature. Each student is required to read a total of 60 minutes each week. This can be broken down whichever way best suits your family (Monday-Thursday nights). A log of 60 minutes is due at the end of each week.

Mrs. Forrester’s Resource Schedule:

Monday: Art (1:55-2:35)

Tuesday: PE (2:05-2:35)

Wednesday: PE (2:05-2:35)

Thursday: Music (2:05-2:35)

Friday: Guidance (ALTERNATING WEEKS) (2:05-2:35)


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