2018 is here!

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break!
Please remember to have your student continue to read daily and complete assignments from the HW choice board throughout the week to reinforce what we are learning in class.

This week in reading we are continuing to develop our comprehension by answering questions including who the story is about (characters), what happened in the story (sequence of events and the problem/solution), when and where the story takes place (setting).

In math, we are estimating to tell ‘about’ how many objects we think are in a given set. We want to use our number sense to think about a reasonable guess. We will also check to see how close our estimate is. Thank you for helping to fill the baggie that was sent home with items such as Legos, rocks, pom poms, paper clips, etc so we can estimate the amount.

We are learning about the season of winter in science. We will discuss what the weather is like and how people, plants and animals react to winter. Students will have an opportunity to share whether or not they like winter and why.

Thank you for helping us make sure students are prepared for the extreme cold weather we are experiencing by sending them to school wearing a thick coat and also having a hat and gloves or mittens; please label everything with their name.

Some important dates coming up:
January 2-19 K-2 referral window for Gifted Identification (see below for more details)
Tuesday, January 9th Spirit night at Panda Express
Monday, January 15th Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; School closed
Friday, January 26th End of 2nd marking period
Monday, January 29th Student holiday, teacher planning day

GIFTED IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted in October and January for the following grade levels:

· Students in Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 can be referred beginning January 2 to January 19, 2018.

Submit referrals in writing (email is acceptable) to the Associate Principal, Tonia H. Christian, thchristian@henrico.k12.va.us during the appropriate referral period. Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher and area of referral (English, Math or Both English and Math). An email confirmation will be sent by the following day. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.
For information about Henrico County’s gifted identification process and school programs, visit http://henricoschools.us/gifted
Important links about the Gifted Identification/Placement Process include:
· Frequently Asked Questions
· Parent/Guardian Identification Questionnaire
· Understanding the Identification Process

Please view the flyer regarding Gifted Informational ParentFlyer17-18 (2)

About awdavidson

I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade at Colonial Trail! This is my 15th year teaching. I transferred from Hanover County to Henrico County. I have 2 daughters and my husband is also a teacher.
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