May 11-22

Season 2: Episode 3 of our Virtual Learning Plan, Henrico EdFlix is now available! http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/hlp/virtual-learning/ You can click on Get Started and then 1st grade to see all of the fun learning experiences for this session! This Episode last from May 11-22.

Choice Board-Select at least one new activity per content column (Language Arts/ Math/ Sci & S.S./ Lib, Art, Music, PE/Social Emotional) to complete each week.

Performance TaskPenny, Penny Easily Spent! A slideshow and templates are provided on the virtual learning link. Show Your Learning: Draw a picture showing how you earned your money, counted it,  and what you decided to buy; Build a piggy bank or build the items you bought. Use what you built to show how you counted or spent your money; Make a video or take a picture that shows how you did one of your jobs and describes how you spent your money at the pretend store; Your choice!  You decide how to share about your schedule and spending!

There is a new family STEAM challenge, “The Machine,” to design and build a machine! They also added Bonus Episodes for Reading & Math as well as a Family Resources section. Many of the choice board activities link to programs on Clever. https://clever.com/in/henrico

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April 27-May 8

Episode 2 of Henrico EdFlix is now available! The new set of optional opportunities for review and enrichment last from April 27-May 8. A new episode will be released every 2 weeks. The digital learning plan can be found at http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/hlp/virtual-learning/

If you scroll down and click on Get Started, then 1st grade, it will take you to the following optional opportunities for Season 2, Episode 2:

Choice Board-Select at least one new activity per content column (Language Arts/ Math/ Sci & S.S./ Lib, Art, Music, PE/Social Emotional) to complete each week.

Performance TaskHome Sweet Home! Show Your Learning: Draw & Label a picture of the animal home, Build your animal’s home, Make a video tour of where the animal might live, Your Choice-share about your animal’s home

Many of the choice board activities connect to the excellent resources available through Clever such as Smarty Ants, Dreambox, BrainPop Jr, Pebble Go and Quaver. Here is the direct link to log-in to Clever https://clever.com/in/henrico

The virtual learning site above also includes an EdFlix User Guide and additional links for:

Family STEAM Challenge– “The Fort”

Learning & Practice-English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Book Picks-Finding a Good-Fit Book Guide, How to Pick a Book Video, How to Find Books on Clever & The EdFlix Book Talk Library

Social Emotional-HCPS SEL On-Demand Learning Activity Modules

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April 14-24

The county has released Henrico EdFlix which is a new phase of optional opportunities for review and enrichment. Season 2: Episode 1 last from April 14-24. A new episode will be released every 2 weeks. Resources can be found at http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/hlp/virtual-learning/

If you scroll down and click on View Episodes, then KG & 1, it will take you to the following optional opportunities for Season 2, Episode 1:

Choice Board-Select at least one new activity per content column (Language Arts/ Math/ Sci & S.S./ Lib, Art, Music, PE/Social Emotional) to complete each week.

Performance Task-Guess My Global Citizen! Show Your Learning: Clue Cards, Video, 3D Paper Person, Your Choice

Important Dates:

May 1st Yearbook Orders Due https://www.jostens.com/

You can still order Square 1 Art! square1art.com

 

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Week of March 30th

Distance Learning Plan:

https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hcpsdistancelearning/home?authuser=0

In the top right hand corner, you will need to click on the K & 1 tab to access the first grade materials. On Friday, 3/13, each student took home the packet along with their pencil box and their learning journal. Please continue working on this until Spring Break. There are directions at the top of the pages. Below is a summary of the assignments:

  • “What’s the Weather?”  Performance Task (Student Assignment #1):
    • Weather tally and graph
    • Student Self-Reflection
    • Performance Task product
  • Choice Board (Student Assignment #2):
    • Select at least one activity per content column to complete each week.
    • Color or cross off the box as each activity is completed.
  • Reading Activities (Student Assignment #3):
    • Students are asked to complete at least one activity per category per week from the Reading Activities. The letter cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities and there are other templates included in the packet.
  • Math Activities (Student Assignment #4):
    • Students are asked to complete at least one activity per category per week from the Math Activities. Additional resources (120 Chart, Ten Frames, and Digit Cards) are in the packet. The digit cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities.

Additional Resources: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/hlp/resources-now-available-to-all-schools/

Important Information/Dates:

School closed for remainder of academic year

Saturday, April 18th Square1Art Orders Due http://square1art.com/shop

Yearbook Orders https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1729611/Colonial-Trail-Elementary-School/

Ongoing- Please help support CTES by joining our wonderful PTA!   https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/92454

Please follow/join Colonial Trail on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

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Week of March 23rd

Distance Learning Plan:

https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hcpsdistancelearning/home?authuser=0

In the top right hand corner, you will need to click on the K & 1 tab to access the first grade materials. On Friday, 3/13, each student took home the packet along with their pencil box and their learning journal. Please keep in mind that this is for the entire two weeks. There are directions at the top of the pages. Below is a summary of the assignments:

  • “What’s the Weather?”  Performance Task (Student Assignment #1):
    • Weather tally and graph
    • Student Self-Reflection
    • Performance Task product
  • Choice Board (Student Assignment #2):
    • Select at least one activity per content column to complete each week.
    • Color or cross off the box as each activity is completed.
  • Reading Activities (Student Assignment #3):
    • Students are asked to complete at least one activity per category per week from the Reading Activities. The letter cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities and there are other templates included in the packet.
  • Math Activities (Student Assignment #4):
    • Students are asked to complete at least one activity per category per week from the Math Activities. Additional resources (120 Chart, Ten Frames, and Digit Cards) are in the packet. The digit cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities.

Additional Resources (optional): See email for more information/passwords

Epic www.getepic.com/students

Scholastic Learn at Home www.scholastic.com/learnathome

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Scholastic News www.scholastic.com/sn1

Important Information/Dates:

School closed for remainder of academic year

Colonial Trail Virtual Spirit Days

  • Monday, March 23 – Cartoon day!  Read your favorite cartoon and then create your own cartoon!
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Toy day!  Pick out your favorite toy and come up with a new way to play with it!
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Workout day!  Go outside to play or go to gonoodle.com and get moving!  It’s free!
  • Thursday, March 26 – Share your favorite reading spot! Don’t forget to include your reading buddy ~ parent, sibling, pet, stuffed animal, etc.
  • Friday, March 27 – Whew – you have been working hard, so relax and  wear your pajamas all day!

Wednesday, April 1st Square1Art Orders Due http://square1art.com/shop

Ongoing- Please help support CTES by joining our wonderful PTA!   https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/92454

Please follow/join Colonial Trail on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

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Week of March 16th

Distance Learning Plan:

https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hcpsdistancelearning/home?authuser=0

In the top right hand corner, you will need to click on the K & 1 tab to access the first grade materials. On Friday, 3/13, each student took home the packet along with their pencil box and their learning journal. Please keep in mind that this is for the entire two weeks. There are directions at the top of the pages. Below is a summary of the assignments:

  • “What’s the Weather?”  Performance Task (Student Assignment #1):
    • Weather tally and graph
    • Student Self-Reflection
    • Performance Task product
  • Choice Board (Student Assignment #2):
    • Select at least one activity per content column to complete each week.
    • Color or cross off the box as each activity is completed.
  • Reading Activities (Student Assignment #3):
    • Students are asked to complete at least one activity per category per week from the Reading Activities. The letter cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities and there are other templates included in the packet.
  • Math Activities (Student Assignment #4):
    • Students are asked to complete at least one activity per category per week from the Math Activities. Additional resources (120 Chart, Ten Frames, and Digit Cards) are in the packet. The digit cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities.

Additional Resources (optional):

www.getepic.com/students

www.scholastic.com/learnathome

Important Information/Dates:

School closed 3/16-4/13

Colonial Trail Spirit Days

  • Wed., March 18 – Wacky Hair Day!   Who cares what your hair looks like when you are at home!
  • Thursday, March 19 – First day of spring!  Go outside and find some signs of spring – buds on trees & bushes, flowers in bloom, birds chirping, squirrels scampering around, and more!
  • Friday, March 20 – Wacky Tacky Friday!  Wear wacky mismatched clothes – who cares if you have on stripes, plaid, and polka dots!
  • Monday, March 23 – Cartoon day!  Read your favorite cartoon and then create your own cartoon!
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Toy day!  Pick out your favorite toy and come up with a new way to play with it!
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Workout day!  Go outside to play or go to gonoodle.com and get moving!  It’s free!
  • Thursday, March 26 – Share your favorite reading spot! Don’t forget to include your reading buddy ~ parent, sibling, pet, stuffed animal, etc.
  • Friday, March 27 – Whew – you have been working hard, so relax and  wear your pajamas all day!

Wednesday, April 1st Square1Art Orders Due http://square1art.com/shop

Ongoing- Please help support CTES by joining our wonderful PTA!   https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/92454

Please follow/join Colonial Trail on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

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Week of March 9th

Learning Objectives for this week:

Reading-asking and answering questions, gathering facts

Math-Money (determining the value of a set of like coins up to 100 cents)

Science- Natural Resources (identify natural resources, understand they are limited, factors that affect air and water quality, 3 ways to reduce consumption of natural resource: reduce, reuse, recycle)

Important Dates:

Monday, March 9th Young Scientists lesson

Wednesday, March 11th Spring Picture Day-Individual & Class Photo (if you wish to purchase a class photo, please send the envelope back with payment on 3/11; the individual photo proofs will be sent home later for your review and either returned or purchased at that point)

Friday, March 13th Career Day

Through March 18th Donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities-see flyer for ideas

Monday, March 30th Student Half-Day (pink paper sent home for lunch orders to be returned by 3/23)

Thursday, April 2nd First Grade Field Trip to Meadow Farm Museum (permission slip and more information coming home this week)

Ongoing- Please help support CTES by joining our wonderful PTA!   https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/92454

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Week of March 2nd

Learning Objectives for this week:

Reading-asking and answering questions, gathering facts

Math-Money (determining the value of a set of like coins up to 100 cents)

Social Studies- Influential people in the history of VA: Maggie L. Walker, Arthur R. Ashe, George Washington & Thomas Jefferson

Science- Natural Resources (identify natural resources, understand they are limited, factors that affect air and water quality, 3 ways to reduce consumption of natural resource: reduce, reuse, recycle)

Important Dates:

Week of March 2nd-Spirit Days

Monday, March 2ndThe Cat in the Hat…Wear a hat to school.  The sillier the better!

Wednesday, March 4thWacky Wednesday! Wear wacky clothes (mismatched, backwards…)

Thursday, March 5thOh, The Places You’ll Go! Wear a souvenir shirt from some place you’ve visited or would like to visit.

Friday, March 6th– Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Tuesday, March 3rd Student Holiday

Wednesday, March 11th Spring Picture Day-Individual & Class Photo (if you wish to purchase a class photo, please send the envelope back with payment on 3/11; the individual photo proofs will be sent home later for your review and either returned or purchased at that point)

Through March 18th Donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities-see flyer for ideas

Monday, March 30th Student Half-Day (pink paper sent home for lunch orders to be returned by 3/23)

Ongoing- Please help support CTES by joining our wonderful PTA!   https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/92454

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Week of Feb. 24th

We loved having everyone attend Student-Led Conferences!! The students were so proud of their goals and work samples. Please click on the link to complete a survey about your experience.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfT5LQJvtC-LzhPjgPBO5v2d8cjR64eVrJ-6N0h2r4ung8VMA/viewform

Learning Objectives for this week:

Reading-asking and answering questions

Math-Telling Time, Number Combinations

Social Studies- Influential people in the history of VA: Maggie L. Walker, Arthur R. Ashe, George Washington & Thomas Jefferson

Important Dates:

Thursday, February 27th First Grade Performance & Heritage Night (please see letter that was sent home) dessert/volunteer sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AAAE28A5FE3-heritage

Friday, February 28th Scholastic Book Order Due

Tuesday, March 3rd Student Holiday

Through March 18th Donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities-see flyer for ideas

Monday, March 30th Student Half-Day

Ongoing- Please help support CTES by joining our wonderful PTA!   https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/92454

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Week of Feb. 17th

Learning Objectives:

Reading-Identify Theme, ABC Order

Math-Telling Time

Social Studies-Presidents’ Day; Influential people in the history of VA: Maggie L. Walker & Arthur R. Ashe

Important Dates:

Monday, February 17th Half Day-Dismissal at 11:35am

Thursday, February 27th First Grade Performance & Heritage Night (please see letter that was sent home) dessert/volunteer sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AAAE28A5FE3-heritage

Tuesday, March 3rd Student Holiday

Ongoing- Please help support CTES by joining our wonderful PTA!   https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/92454

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