Week of 3/11-3/15

Happy Friday, Families! What a wonderful warm week it has been!  Our kiddos were so excited to get outside in the sunshine!  We read fairy tale stories and retold them using story elements.  We also practiced reading, writing and representing numbers to 20.  We also began a unit on maps and globes.  We even got to find our school on Google Maps online, it was so neat!

We also had a fun time getting ready for St.Patrick’s Day!  We graphed lucky charms marshmallows and even made our own leprechaun traps!  We are so LUCKY to be in kindergarten!

**Field Day is coming!  Field Day t-shirts are on sale NOW.  Order forms were sent home this week. Orders will be accepted starting NOW and ending on March 29th.  Shirts are $10 and our kindergarten color is hot pink.  Cash or checks accepted (checks should be made payable to Trevvett Elementary School).  You can also order online at

https://pswear.com/TrevvettFieldDay

Shirts will be delivered BEFORE Field Day on April 26th.

>>>NEXT WEEK

READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Retelling (Leprechaun Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: ENDING digraphs /sh/ /ch/ /th/ /wh/
– Sight Words: all, this, home
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH: Part-Part-Whole Within 4
– K.4   The student will recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 5.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Maps and Globes
—The student will use simple maps and globes to develop an awareness that locate land and water features.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

March 18-22: Spring Book Fair

March 21st: PTO Spaghetti Dinner

March 23rd: Panther Prowl Fun Run

March 27th: Career Day

March 29th: STEAM Day/Student Half Day Dismissal @11am

April 1-5: Spring Break

 

Week of 3/4-3/8

Happy Friday, Families!  We had a marvelous first week of March!  As they say, “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb”.  We are looking forward to warmer days to come!

In Language Arts this week, we read lots of books by author and illustrator, Kevin Henkes.  All of the characters in his stories are mice! We also asked and answered questions about the stories we read.  In Math, we continued counting, recognizing and representing numbers to 20.  And in Science, we learned all about objects that SINK or FLOAT!

On Wednesday, we attended a performance by the Richmond Symphony Brass Quintet.  Ask your student how many band members play in a quintet (hint- it’s 5!). We saw instruments like the trombone, the french horn, trumpet, the tuba, and percussion.  It was neat!

>>>NEXT WEEK

READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Retelling (Fairy Tales)
– Phonemic awareness: ENDING digraphs /sh/ /ch/ /th/ /wh/
– Sight Words: she, with, her
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH: Numbers to 20
– The student will read, write, and represent numbers from 0 through 20.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Maps and Globes
—The student will use simple maps and globes to develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

March 18-22: Spring Book Fair

March 21st: PTO Spaghetti Dinner

March 23rd: Panther Prowl Fun Run

March 29th: STEAM Day/Student Half Day Dismissal @11am

April 1-5: Spring Break

 

 

Week of 2/25-3/1

Happy Friday, Families!  And what a SEUSSICAL week it has been!  To celebrate “Read Across America Week”, we read stories by Dr. Seuss and then asked/answered questions about them. We had Avery’s mom volunteer to be a guest reader this week and we really appreciated it! On Friday, Mrs.Broudy roller skated into our room dressed as “The Cat in the Hat”!  Thank you to families who tuned in watch her Facebook Live and participated in her online reading challenge!   We also enjoyed a “One Fish, Two Fish” snack.

 

In Math, we practiced counting down from 10.  In Science, we learned about the 3 phases of water; solid, liquid, and gas.  We even finished off our unit by observing freezy pops go from a liquid to a solid!  Then, of course, we ate them!

>>>NEXT WEEK

READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Author Study: Kevin Henkes)
– Phonemic awareness: reviewing digraphs /sh/ /ch/ /th/ /wh/
– Sight Words: got, into
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH: Numbers to 20
– The student will read, write, and represent numbers from 0 through 20.

SCIENCE: Float and Sink
—The student will investigate and understand that some materials float in water, while others sink.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

March 18-22: Spring Book Fair

March 21st: PTO Spaghetti Dinner

March 23rd: Panther Prowl Fun Run

March 29th: Student Half Day Dismissal @11am

April 1-5: Spring Break

 

Week of 2/18-2/22

Happy Friday, Families!  We have had a fantastic week!  In Language Arts, we read non-fiction biographies about notable African-Americans.  Then, we asked and answers questions about them.  In Math, we practiced counting to 100 by 10’s.  And in Social Studies, we learned about African-Americans that contributed to our community; Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe.  We even made a project about them!  Check it out!

We also made it to our 100th day of school!!!!!!  We celebrated by bringing in collections of 100 items.  We sorted them by groups of ten, then displayed them around the room in a “100 Day Museum”.  Some of us dressed up like we were 100 years old!  We took our picture using an app called “Aging Booth” and imagined what we would look like in 100 years!  We had “STEAM stations” in other kindergarten classrooms all filled with 100 themed activities.  We even had a special 100 snack!  It was AWESOME!

Next week is “Read Across America Week”.   Our school will be celebrating Dr.Seuss with a Spirit Week.  Students can participate by wearing different things with each theme day.  Mrs.Broudy will be hosting a special Facebook Live reading event and encouraging families to participate.  She sent home a flyer with lots of info!

To celebrate “Read Across America Week” in our classroom, we are inviting guest readers to come visit our class.  A sign-up sheet was sent home today with days and times that are available.  If you are interested in participating, please return the form or email me at:  bwsharpe@henrico.k12.va.us

>>>NEXT WEEK

READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Dr.Seuss Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: reviewing digraphs /sh/ /ch/ /th/, intro /wh/
– Sight Words: got, into
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH: Counting Backwards from 10
– The student will count backward orally by ones when given any number between 1 and 10.

SCIENCE: Phases of Water
—The student will investigate and understand that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested; water occurs in different phases.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

February 25th-March 1st:  Read Across America Spirit Week 

  • Monday: My Many Colored Day (wear lots of colors)
  • Tuesday: Oh the Places You’ll Go  (wear college/career/vacation shirt)
  • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday (dress as wacky as you can)
  • Thursday: Cat in the Hat (Write the title of your favorite book on a card and pin it to your hat)

February 26th: African-American Living History Museum @6pm

March 23rd: Panther Prowl Fun Run

Week of 2/11-2/15

What a LOVELY week we have had in K!  In Language Arts, we read stories about Valentine’s Day and made connections with text.  We also review the digraphs /sh/ and /ch/ as well as the sight words “come” and “when”.  In Math, we practiced counting to 100 by 10’s.  And in Social Studies, we learned about President’s Day and George Washington/Abraham Lincoln.  We made our own ChatterKids video with facts all about them!

We also celebrated Valentine’s Day with our friends!  we exchanged cards and goodies with everyone in our class.  We also had a party and ate yummy treats!  A special thank-you to families that were able to donate items for our party.  Also a special thank-you to our volunteers that were able to come in and help set-up and clean-up our party.  As always, we couldn’t have done it without you!  I would also like to say thank you for the special treats and cards that I received.  You’ve made me feel so special! Here is a valentine from us to you:

Next week, we will celebrate the 100th day of kindergarten!!!!!  On Friday, February 22nd, students are asked to bring in a collection of 100 small items.  These items must fit inside your child’s backpack and be contained in a bag or container.  Some ideas include:  buttons, cheerios, pennies, macaroni, etc.  We will practice counting our 100 collections in math stations.  Students are also invited to dress up like they are 100 years old!  It’s going to be such a fun day!

On Tuesday, February 26th @6pm, Trevvett presents an African American History Living Museum.  Come out and be mesmerized by 4th grade students as they bring famous African Americans to life with just a push of a button!

Students also brought home a flyer this week regarding a “Panther Prowl Fun Run” on Saturday, March 23rd at Hermitage HS.  Be sure to check it out!

READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (African-American Biographies)
– Phonemic awareness: reviewing digraphs /sh/ /ch/, intro /th/
– Sight Words: down, went, out
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* –-How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?

MATH: Counting to 100
– The student will count forward by tens to determine the total number of objects to 100.

SCIENCE: Social Studies
The student will recognize that history describes events and people from other times and places by identifying examples of historical events, stories, and legends that describe the development of the local community; and identifying the people who helped establish and lead the local community over time; specifically Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

February 18th: Full Day of instruction for students (previously a holiday)

February 22nd: Celebrate 100th Day – collection of items and dress up

February 25th-March 1stRead Across America Spirit Week (more info coming soon)

February 26th: African-American Living History Museum @6pm

 

Week of 2/4-2/8

Happy Friday, Families!  We’ve had such a busy week!  In Language Arts, we’ve been reading stories about polar bears and making connections; text to self, text to text, and text to world.  We’ve also been learning about the digraph /sh/ and we words “day” “we” and “happy”.   In Math, we finished our unit on measurement, comparing things that are tall/short, heavy/light and hot/cold.  In Science, we finished our unit on shadows.  We found our own shadows outside and made our own movie!

We learned a lot about Polar Bears this week.  We did a science experiment to see how blubber protects the bears from ice and snow.  First, we let our bare hands touch the ice.  Then, we put our hands inside a “blubber bag” and they stayed dry and warm!

We also had a special sweet treat on Friday, our own “Polar Bear Paw”!

I also got to meet with families on Thursday for Parent/Teacher Conferences.  It was so nice to sit down and discuss your child’s progress as well as to set goals for the second half of the school year.  Thanks for coming out to chat with me!  If you would still like to meet with me, please let me know.  Thanks!

It’s that time of year that *love* is in the air!  In kindergarten, we like to celebrate how much we care about our friends!  On Thursday, February 14th, we will have a Valentine’s Exchange.  If you would like your child to participate, please send in pre-addressed valentines to all of the students in our class with your child by Thursday 2/14 at 8:00am.  Students are permitted to attach *peanut-free* candy to their valentines if they wish.  A class list was sent home on pink paper in your child’s folder today.  We will also be having a Valentine Celebration at 1pm. A sign-up genius was sent out by the PTO, you can find it by clicking HERE.  If you would like to donate items for the party, just scroll down the list to find “Sharpe” and any of the available items for our class.  We would also love to have any extra volunteers to help set-up/clean-up.   We are excited to celebrate this special day with our friends!

To celebrate the end of Quarter 2, we will be holding a brief classroom awards recognition at 1:00pm on Monday, February 11th.  Students names will be read aloud as well as their accomplishments for this quarter.  This brief recognition will last about 5 minutes.  Parents are welcome to attend.

The SCA will be selling “Candy Grams” on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.  For $1, your child can send a candy gram to anyone at Trevvett to be delivered on Valentine’s Day.  This is a fundraiser for our SCA.

>>>NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Valentine Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: reviewing digraph /sh/ and /ch/
– Sight Words: come, when
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* –-How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?

MATH: Counting to 100
– The student will count forward by tens to determine the total number of objects to 100.

SCIENCE: Social Studies
The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by recognizing the holidays and people associated with George Washington Day (Presidents’ Day).

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

February 11th: Classroom Awards at 1:00 pm

February 14th: Valentine’s Day Exchange

Week of 1/28-2/1

Happy February, Families!  We made it through the last wintry week of January!  In Language Arts this week, we read fictional stories about groundhogs and made connections with text.  We also began learning about digraph sounds, beginning with /ch/ as in “chicken”.  In Math, we compared things that were of different measurements.  And in Science, we began a unit about shadows.  We used flashlights to make our own shadow hand puppets.  We even made a prediction about whether the groundhog would see his shadow!

Our kindergarten hallway is looking AWESOME with all of the wonderful “Family Heart Projects” on display!  Students shared their beautiful hearts to the class and read their writing before we hung them in the hallway.  They were so proud!  Thank you for helping your child complete this LOVELY project!

It’s that time of year that *love* is in the air!  In kindergarten, we like to celebrate how much we care about our friends!  On Thursday, February 14th, we will have a Valentine’s Exchange.  If you would like your child to participate, please send in pre-addressed valentines to all of the students in our class with your child by Thursday 2/14 at 8:00am.  Students are permitted to attach *peanut-free* candy to their valentines if they wish.  A class list was sent home on pink paper in your child’s folder today.  We will also be having a Valentine Celebration at 1pm. A sign-up genius was sent out by the PTO, you can find it by clicking HERE.  If you would like to donate items for the party, just scroll down the list to find “Sharpe” and any of the available items for our class.  We would also love to have any extra volunteers to help set-up/clean-up.   We are excited to celebrate this special day with our friends!

Parent conferences will be held on February 7th.  If you would like to meet with me, please use the sign-up sheet that was sent home last week.  I still have several slots available early in the afternoon.  Be sure to mark your top 3 choice time slots.  I will send back a confirmation of your assigned time.  If you prefer to have a phone conference, that is also an option.  I look forward to meeting with you!

>>>NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Polar Bear Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: digraph /sh/
– Sight Words:  day, we, happy
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* –-How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?

MATH: Comparing Measurement
– The student will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (longer, shorter), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder), volume (more, less), and time (longer, shorter).

SCIENCE: Shadows
—The student will investigate and understand that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

February 7th: Parent Teacher Conference

February 11th: Classroom Awards at 1:00 pm

February 14th: Valentine’s Day Exchange

Week of 1/22-1/25

Happy Friday, Families!  Kindergarten was action-packed this week!  In Language Arts, we learned all about RESEARCH!  To coincide with our Science unit on hibernating animals, we decided to research BEARS!  It was so neat!  We used all of the new information that we learned to make our own VIDEO!  Check it out by clicking HERE:

Students also got to experience a CODING activity as part of our PAW Achievement this week!  Our Innovative Learning Coach, Mr.Clough, guided us through an “Hour of Code” using the new Chromebook laptops!  It was so fun!

Our SCA held a spirit week to benefit the Children’s Hospital.  Students donated $1 to participate in Twin Day, Sports Day, Crazy Hair Day and Pajama Day. Our school raised $538 for the Children’s Hospital!

To celebrate hibernation, we also ate a special “Sleeping Bear” snack!  It was delicious!

Students brought home a special “heart project” to work on together as a family.  We encourage you to decorate the heart with your child and help them write about it.  The heart template and writing paper went home today in folders along with instructions.  We can’t wait to display these family projects in the hallway!

Next week is “Kindness Week”!  Students brought home an “Kindness Activity Board” from Mrs.Bushey.  Students will simply color in each square as they complete the task. Students can turn in their completed boards to Ms. Bushey to get a prize!

Parent conferences will be held on February .  If you would like to meet with me, please use the sign-up sheet that was sent home today.  Be sure to mark your top 3 choice time slots.  I will send back a confirmation of your assigned time.  If you prefer to have a phone conference, that is also an option.  I look forward to meeting with you!

>>>NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Groundhog Stories
– Phonemic awareness: digraph /ch/
– Sight Words:  will, they, out
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* –-How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?

MATH: Comparing Measurement
– The student will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (longer, shorter), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder), volume (more, less), and time (longer, shorter).

SCIENCE: Shadows
—The student will investigate and understand that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

January 28th: Student Holiday/No School

January 31st: PTO Night @Zaxby’s

February 7th: Parent Teacher Conference

February 11th: Classroom Awards at 1:00 pm

Week of 1/14-1/18

Happy Friday, Families!  Due to the snow, we had another shortened week, but it was full of learning and fun!  In Language Arts, we read snowy stories and paused to make predictions.  We also continued to work on medial vowels, as well as our sight words “have” “fun” and “do”. In Math, we finished our unit on part-part-whole.  And in Social Studies, we learned all about the life and legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.  We learned to celebrate our differences and that we should be kind to all people.  We did an experiment with different colored eggs.  We noticed that the eggs looked different on the outside, but on the inside, they were all the same.  This reminded us of a story by Mem Fox called “Whoever You Are”.

We also had a fun technology lesson with Mr.Clough, using the BRAND NEW CHROMEBOOKS!  We made our own animation videos about magnets!  You can see some of our videos here:

Magnet Animation Videos

We want to send a special congratulations to Trez Winn.  He is a 5th grader who has been selected to represent Trevvett at the “Lights of Hope” Student Recognition program on Monday, January 21. Trez has been an outstanding student and we are so thankful for him serving as a student leader by being kind, thoughtful, and helpful! Trez has been helping in our classroom every morning by reading with students and practicing their sight words.  We got to recognize Trez by joining Mrs.Broudy on the morning announcements and delivering a special gift to his class. We are so proud of you, Trez!

The 5th Grade is hosting a school-wide “Spirit Week” to benefit the children’s hospital.  Students are asked to bring in a $1 donation to participate in the following:

Tuesday: Twin Day

Wednesday: Sports Day

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day

Friday: Pajama Day

>>>NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING: Research
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Researching Animals that Hibernate
– Phonemic awareness: medial sounds /a/ /o/ /i/ /u/ /e/
– Sight Words:  review
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* –-What hibernating animal do we want to learn more about? What do we already know about our hibernating animal?  What else do we want to know? Where can we find information about our animal? What did we learn? How can we share our information with others?

MATH: Read-Write-Represent Numbers
– The student will read, write, and represent numbers from 0 through 10.

SCIENCE: Hibernation
—The student will investigate and understand that there are simple repeating patterns in his/her daily life. Key concepts include:  animal and plant growth.

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

January 21st: MLK Jr Holiday/No School

January 28th: Student Holiday/No School

Week of 1/7-1/11

We made it to FRIDAY!!!  We finished our first FULL week in January of learning and fun!  In Language Arts, we continued our Jan Brett Author Study.  We paused to use clues and make predictions.  We also continued blending with medial vowels and practiced the sight words “come” and “your”.  In Math, we learned about part-part-whole to 3.  We had a MAGNIFICENT week in Science learning all about magnets!

Note from Mrs. Rhoden for grades K-2: Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning January 3 to January 18, 2019.  As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates. No referrals will be accepted after January 18. 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 areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

>>>NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING: Making Predictions
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Predictions with Snowy Stories
– Phonemic awareness: medial sounds /a/ /o/ /i/ /u/
– Sight Words:  have, fun, do
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* –What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen?

MATH: Part-Whole Fluency Within 3
– The student will recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3.

SOCIAL STUDIES: MLK Day
K.1 The student will identify the people and events honored by the holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

January 21st: MLK Jr Holiday

January 28th: Student Holiday