Week of Dec. 2

Learning Objectives from VA Standards of Learning:

Language Arts– comprehension of fiction/nonfiction, asking and answering questions  (who, what, when, where, why and how)

Math– comparing (greater than/less than/equal to) and ordering numbers up to 110, adding/subtracting ten (3 + 10, 17 – 10)

Science-relationships between the sun and earth, sun-source of energy and light that warms land, air and water, relative position of the sun east-morning/west-late afternoon

Important Dates:

Friday, December 7th-Cubs Night In 5:30-8:30PM

*You can register online through the PTA website (https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ ). When you log-in, go to My Account, My Forms/Paperwork and click on Cubs Night In under New Forms or you can fill out the form and send it to school with the payment.

Thursday, Dec. 20th-Wednesday, January 2nd No School, Winter Break

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Week of Nov. 12

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts– comprehension of fiction text including characters, setting and important events; retell stories using beginning/middle/end

Math– place value/number sense

**grouping objects into tens and ones and writing the number of objects

**ordering numbers greatest to least/least to greatest

**comparing numbers using greater than/less than/equal to)

Social Studies-Virginia history (settlement of VA at Jamestown) and influential people: Powhatan, Pocahontas and Christopher Newport

Important Dates:

Monday, November 12th-Veterans Day Assembly (please wear red, white and blue)

Monday, November 12-Monday, November 26th Christmas Mother Canned Food Drive

Tuesday, November 13th-Spirit Night at Longhorn Steakhouse

Tuesday, November 20th-Turkey Trot;Report Card Distribution

Wednesday, November 21st-Friday, November 23rd No School, Thanksgiving Break

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Week of Nov. 4

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts- comprehension of fiction text (5 finger retell-characters, setting, problem, events, ending/beginning, middle and end)

Math- counting and writing numbers to 110 (starting at any number), counting backward orally from any given number between 1- 30, skip counting by 2, 5 and 10

Science- animals (basic needs and physical characteristics)

Social Studies-voting (how Virginia officials are elected)

Important Dates:

Monday, November 5th- Parent/Teacher Conferences (3-6:30PM)

Tuesday, November 6th- Student Holiday, Parent/Teacher Conferences (8-11AM)

Monday, November 12th-Veterans Day Assembly

Tuesday, November 20th-Report Card Distribution

Wednesday, November 21st-Friday, November 23rd No School, Thanksgiving Break

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Week of Oct. 28

We had a great time on our field trip to Meadow Farm last Friday! Students enjoyed rotating to different places around the farm and learning about life in the past.

As we continue our science unit on animals, students will be doing a fun, in class, project. Each student will pick an animal to research and then they will have the opportunity to make a diorama including their animal and what it needs in order to survive.  Students are asked to bring in a shoe box in order to make this animal diorama. Please send in a shoe box by Wednesday, October 31st. A letter with more details was sent home on Friday.

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts- making predictions; getting more from pictures and thinking about words in the text; nouns

Math- counting and writing numbers to 110 (starting at any number), counting backward orally from any given number between 1- 30

Science- animals (basic needs and physical characteristics)

Important Dates:

Week of October 29th- Book Fair in the library

Thursday, November 1st-Square One Art orders due

Friday, November 2nd- Donuts with Dads 7:30-8AM

Monday, November 5th- Parent/Teacher Conferences (3-6:30PM)

Tuesday, November 6th- Student Holiday, Parent/Teacher Conferences (8-11AM)

 

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Week of Oct. 22

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts- making predictions; getting more from pictures and thinking about words in the text; nouns

Math- graphing; number combinations

Science- animals

Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 23rd- Young Scientist lesson

Friday, October 26th- First grade Field Trip to Meadow Farm 9:30AM-1PM; Family Movie Night 6PM

Friday, November 2nd- Donuts with Dads 7:30-8AM

Monday, November 5th- Parent/Teacher Conferences (3-6:30PM)

Tuesday, November 6th- Student Holiday, Parent/Teacher Conferences (8-11AM)

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Week of Oct. 15

Thank you for sending in completed reading logs and continuing to practice sight words and math facts each day. Please encourage students to share about what they are reading by retelling the beginning, middle and end or making a text to self connection.

Many important papers were sent home last week including the picture order form, a Field Trip permission form, Young Scientists information and a flyer/order form for Family Movie Night. Interim reports are being sent home this week. Thank you for signing and returning these forms. Also, a sign-up genius link was sent out to sign up for a Parent/Teacher conference in November. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts- making predictions

Math- graphing

Science- animals

Important Dates:

*Donuts with Dads and Picture Day will be rescheduled.

Friday, October 26th- First grade Field Trip to Meadow Farm; Family Movie Night

Monday, November 5th- Parent/Teacher Conferences (3-6:30pm)

Tuesday, November 6th- Student Holiday, Parent/Teacher Conferences (8-11am)

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Week of Oct.8

Thank you for sending in completed reading logs and continuing to practice sight words and math facts each day. Please encourage students to share about what they are reading by retelling the beginning, middle and end or making a text to self connection.

Many important papers will be sent home this week including the picture order form, a Field Trip permission form, Young Scientists information and a flyer/order form for Family Movie Night. Interims will also be sent home later this week. Thank you for signing and returning these forms. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts- text to self connections, text features (pictures, headings, captions, charts)

Math- sort and classify by attributes

Science- Virginia symbols (state flag, dogwood-state flower, cardinal-state bird, capital building)

Important Dates:

Week of October 8th- After School Enrichment Classes begin

Tuesday, October 9th- Spirit Night at Chipotle 5-9pm

Before October 12th- Yearbooks $25

Friday, October 12th- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8am; Information Session: Children and Technology 8-8:30am; Picture Day

Friday, October 26th- First grade Field Trip to Meadow Farm; Family Movie Night

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Week of Oct. 1

Please continue to have your first grader read and practice math (addition and subtraction facts) for 30 minutes each day. The reading minutes, as well as the title of the book, should be recorded on the log to be turned in. The sight words for the first quarter were also sent home for students to practice reading and spelling. Please practice addition and subtraction facts as well. Reading A-Z and Reflex Math may be used to practice reading and math on the computer. Thank you for helping with this homework!

As a reminder, students in first grade may check out library books during our reading rotations so students may return books whenever they are ready to exchange for new ones. Please continue to send in a nut-free snack and water bottle each day.

If you have not had the opportunity, please go to the PTA website https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home and create an account. You can then join the PTA and view lots of information about planned events. The PTA does so many wonderful things to support our school; we appreciate your support!

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts: building vocabulary, nonfiction text

Math: growing patterns

Science: symbols and traditions, American flag (Pledge of Allegiance), Virginia symbols (flag, dogwood-state flower, cardinal-state bird, capital building)

Important Dates:

Thursday, October 4th- Gifted Information Session 6-7pm in the cafeteria

Monday, October 8th- Student Holiday

Week of October 8th- After School Enrichment Classes begin

Tuesday, October 9th- Spirit Night at Chipotle 5-9pm

Before October 12th- Yearbooks $25

Friday, October 12th- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8am (flyer coming home this week); Information Session: Children and Technology 8-8:30am

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Week of Sept. 23

Homework folders will begin coming home this week. Please continue to have your first grader read each day. The Reading Log will be used to record minutes as well as the title of the book. There is also a page with the sight words for the first quarter. Please practice addition and subtraction facts as well. Log-in directions will be sent home for Reading A-Z and Reflex Math, two online programs students may use to practice reading and math. Thank you for helping with this homework!

As a reminder, students in first grade may check out library books during our reading rotations so students may return books whenever they are ready to exchange for new ones. Please continue to send in a nut-free snack and water bottle each day.

If you have not had the opportunity, please go to the PTA website https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home and create an account. You can then join the PTA and view lots of information about planned events. You can also purchase Spiritwear or a Yearbook through the shop. The PTA does so many wonderful things to support our school; we appreciate your support!

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts: text to self connections, syllables, writing complete sentences

Math: repeating patterns

Science: the season of fall

Important Dates:

Tuesday, September 25th- New Family Coffee 8:30am

Friday, September 28th- Spiritwear & Scholastic Book Orders Due

Thursday, October 4th- Gifted Information Session 6-7pm in the cafeteria

Monday, October 8th- Student Holiday

Week of October 8th- After School Enrichment Classes begin

Before October 12th- Yearbooks $25

 

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Welcome

I am excited for the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to having you in our class! Our theme this year is Cubs Climb to New Heights. We know our first graders will have so much fun meeting new friends and learning new things. Thank you for your help turning in school supplies and forms for the new year!

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