November 12-16

Happy Friday!

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period.  This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter.  Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”.  Our kindergarteners have been learning about the holiday of Thanksgiving (Social Studies SOL K.11).  In celebration of this holiday, students will be tasting different foods to represent the First Thanksgiving (popcorn, animal crackers, goldfish, fruit-juice drink). We invite you to come to our classroom awards and then to the café to watch students enjoy this fun event.  Also, we would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity (set-up/clean-up).  We ask that you sign up online using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aafab28a1fc1-student

This week we enjoyed listening to Family Thanksgiving stories. We worked really hard on explaining: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which? We also worked on identifying ending sounds. We practiced finding sight words: mom, dad, we. Math this week, we continued working on Math this week, we worked on comparing and describing three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number. Social Studies this week, we identified and described the holiday and people associated with Thanksgiving.

Here are some videos to help at home:

After Thanksgiving Break we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: look, not

Medial Sounds: /a/ /o/

 Comprehension Focus: 

We are continuing working on: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which?

Math:

We are going to collect, organize, and represent data in object graphs, picture graphs, and tables.

Science:

We are going to identify daily weather conditions — sunny, rainy, cloudy, snowy, windy, warm, hot, cool, and cold.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

November 19th: PICTURE DAY!!!

November 20th: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast at 1:00pm

November 21st-25th: Thanksgiving Break

 

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November 5-9

Happy Friday!

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to meet with me for parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday and Thursday. Our partnership is a key to the success of your child’s learning and growth. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks again!

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period.  This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter.  Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”.  Our kindergarteners have been learning about the holiday of Thanksgiving (Social Studies SOL K.11).  In celebration of this holiday, students will be tasting different foods to represent the First Thanksgiving (popcorn, animal crackers, goldfish, fruit-juice drink). We invite you to come to our classroom awards and then to the café to watch students enjoy this fun event.  Also, we would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity (set-up/clean-up).  We ask that you sign up online using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aafab28a1fc1-student

This week we enjoyed listening to frog stories. We worked really hard on explaining: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which? We also worked on identifying ending sounds. We practiced finding sight words: it, and. Math this week, we worked on comparing and describing three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number. Social Studies this week, we worked on sequencing events in the past and present.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: mom, dad, we

 Comprehension Focus: 

We are going to be working on: Who are the characters? Where/when is the setting? What was the problem? How did they solve it?

Math:

We are going to compare and describe three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number

Social Studies:

We are going to identify/describe the holiday and people associated with Thanksgiving.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

November 12th: PAW achievement field trip

November 19th: Picture Day

November 20th: We will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period.  This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter.  Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”.  Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast at 1:00pm

November 21st-23rd: Thanksgiving Break

 

 

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October 29-November 2

Happy Thursday!

We had a blast yesterday at Hanover Vegetable Farm. 

This week we enjoyed listening to bat stories. We worked really hard on explaining: Who are the characters? Where/when is the setting? What was the problem? How did they solve it? We also learned the letters:  z, q, and u. We practiced finding sight words: little and on. Math this week, we continued working on creating a repeating pattern using objects, sounds, movements, and pictures. Social Studies, we enjoyed learning about the American Flag!

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: it, and

Comprehension Focus: 

We are going to be working on: Who? What? When? Where? How? Which?

Math:

We are going to compare and describe three sets of ten or fewer objects using the terms more, fewer and the same number.

Social Studies:

We are going to identify/describe past/present.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

November 6th: No school for students

I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-6:45 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up.

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October 22-26

Rain, Rain, Go AWAY!!!

Pumpkin Patch CHANGE!

Attention Kindergarten Families! Due to the forecasted rain, wind and cold temperatures tomorrow, our Pumpkin Patch trip has been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, October 31st. If you are a chaperone and are NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. On Wednesday, October 31st, we will be traveling to Hanover Vegetable Farm at 9:15am and returning at 1pm. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This week we enjoyed listening to pumpkin stories. We worked really hard on explaining: What happening at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story? We also learned the letters:  j, e, and y, and sight words be, for. Math this week, we worked on creating patterns. Science this week, we worked on putting the pumpkin life cycle in sequential order.

We are having fun with our parent volunteers! Please let me know if you are able to come and work with a small group during reading (9:00-10:30) and math (12:30-1:45) groups.

We had a blast meeting our BOOK BUDDIES in Mrs. Peay’s 3rd grade class.

 

Here are some videos to help at home:

 

Next week will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: little, on

Letters: z, q, u

 We are going to be working on: What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

Math:

We are going to continue working on patterns.

Social Studies:

We are going to develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by:
a)       recognizing the American flag;
b)       recognizing the Pledge of Allegiance; and
c)       knowing that the president is the leader of the United States.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night!

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

October 30th: Big Blast Fund Raiser

November 6th and 8th: Parent-Teacher Conference 

November 6th: No school for students

I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up.

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October 16-19

Happy Thursday! We have had a busy week. Don’t forget to dress up as your FAVORITE COMMUNITY HELPER TOMORROW!

PALS Testing for all Kindergarten students started this week.  PALS stands for Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening.  It is a series of assessments that help us to determine if the students possess reading readiness skills. 

These skills include alphabet recognition, beginning letter sounds (in isolation), beginning letter sounds (with pictures), rhyming words, spelling (being able to blend letter sounds to spell 3-letter words), and concept of word (sight words, as well as the ability to recognize what a word is & that long words have more letters than short words.)  These concepts may seem very simple, but they are important.  We DO NOT expect the children to be ready to read this early in the school year.  The PALS test gives us a comprehensive view of where each child is and what skills they need to learn. 

There are several sections to the PALS test.  The test is administered individually or in small groups of 4-5 students.

This week we enjoyed listening to fall stories. We worked really hard on explaining: What happening at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story? We also learned the letters:  v, x, and w, and sight words like, blue, red, green, purple, black, orange, yellow, pink, brown, and blue. Math this week, we counted to 20 with accuracy. Science this week, we learned about fall.

 Videos to help at home:

Next week will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: review

Letters: j, e, y

We are going to be working on making a beginning, middle, and end. We will be able to answer the following essential questions: What happening at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

Math:

We are going to identify and describe the core (the part of the sequence that repeats) found in the repeating patterns of common objects, sounds, movements, and pictures.

Science:

We are going to put the pumpkin life cycle in sequential order.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events: 

October 21st: PTO Spirit Night Chipotle and Brusters

October 22nd: Future Career Day

 Dress like what you want to be when you grow up.

October 23rd: College Hat Day

Wear a hat representing a college or university.

October 23rd: PTO Meeting 

Message from Mrs. Roberstson: We are so thrilled to once again celebrate the many diverse cultures at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! On October 23rdat 6pm, we want all Tiger families to come out to share and learn more about each other’s culture. We are asking ALL families to bring various items like photos, maps, stamps, crafts, and even food dishes to create a display table for our multicultural fair. And don’t’ forget to wear your native attire! There will also be live entertainment including an Arabic, Spanish, and Nepali speaking interpreters. You don’t want to miss this exciting event! Return the RSVP form saying YES, you want to represent your culture!

October 24th: Unity Day

Wear orange to show you’re committed to ending bullying

October 25th: Dress to Impress Day

Bring out your very best for school today.

October 26th: College Sweatshirt Day

Wear a sweatshirt from your favorite college.

October 26th: Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

October 30th: Big Blast Fund Raiser

November 6th and 8th: Parent-Teacher Conference 

I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up.

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October 9-12

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is safe from the storms and now has power!

This week we enjoyed listening to scarecrow fiction stories. We worked really hard on explaining: How can you use the pictures to help your understanding? What is a prediction? How can I use the story to guess what will happen next? We also learned the letters:  i, l, and and sight words he, canand go. Math this week, we read and represented numbers to 5. Social Studies this week, we have had a blast learning about community helpers.

We are collecting $9 for our field trip coming up. Please remember to send this in. We have enough chaperones but you may meet us there!

Look who was a STAR STUDENT this week:

Having a blast in ROOM 21!

Here are some videos to help at home:

 

Next week will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: color words, like

Letters: v, x, w

 We are going to be working on retelling stories using beginning, middle, and end. What happening at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

Math:

We are going to continue to learn how to rote count to 20.

Science:

We are going to learn about FALL. 

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events: 

October 15th from 11:25-11:55: Take your parents to PE

October 21st: PTO Spirit Night Chipotle and Brusters

October 23rd: PTO Meeting  

October 26th: Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

October 30th: Big Blast Fund Raiser

November 6th and 8th: Parent-Teacher Conference 

I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up.

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October 1-5

Happy Thursday!

This week we enjoyed listening to fiction stories about apples. We worked really hard on explaining: How can you use the pictures to help your understanding? What is a prediction? How can I use the story to guess what will happen next? We also learned the letters:  b, k, and o and sight words the, at, and in. Math this week, we worked on sorting and classifying objects by color, size, and shape. Science we learned about the apple life cycle and we are looking forward to making applesauce tomorrow.

Can you believe we have only been in school for 21 days?!?! Everyone is working hard and independently! Thank you so much to Mrs. Stoddard (Paige’s mom) and Mrs. Benson (Zoe’s mom) for volunteering. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer in our CLASS!!!!

Look who was a STAR STUDENT this week:

 

Here are some videos to help at home:

 

Next week will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: he, can, go

Letters: i, l, h

 We are going to be working on making predictions.  We will be able to answer the following essential questions: How can you use the pictures to help your understanding? What is a prediction? How can I use the story to guess what will happen next

Math:

We are going to read and represent numbers to 5.

Social Studies:

We are going to learn about community helpers.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

October 8th: Student Holiday

October 9th: PTO Bingo Night

October 15th from 11:25-11:55: Take your parents to PE

October 21st: PTO Spirit Night Chipotle and Brusters

October 23rd: PTO Meeting  

October 27th: Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch 

November 6th and 8th: Parent-Teacher Conference 

I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up.

 

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September 24-28

Happy Fall!

This week was full of fun at Trevvett. Thank you to all families who came to Back to School Night! I was so happy to meet you all!

Please take a moment to sign up for  your Parent- Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up. Please choose a time slot that works best for you, if you are not able to make any of the listed times, please let me know and we can work out a time that does work for you!

This week we worked on the sight words to and up. Homework is going to start on Monday. In the homework folder, will be a book, the monthly board, and sight words. Learning high-frequency sight words is very important to your child’s ability to read fluently. Some words cannot be decoded easily, and your child should know them by sight – we call them sight words. This year we will refer to these words as our Rainbow Words.

Once your child can identify the words to his/her teacher on with no hesitation, he/she will be given a new set of words to study.  The first set of words is on red paper.  The more rainbow sight word lists your child can master the higher their reading level will be. The expectation is for every student to leave Kindergarten reading on a level E. However, it will take longer for students to master each list if they have yet to master their letters and sounds. Mastery of letter recognition and sounds will be their first goal, followed by mastery of the Red Rainbow Wordlist.

Our STAR STUDENTS this week!

We are having a blast LEARNING! 

Here are some videos to help at home: 

 

Next week will be learning the following:

Our theme for the week: Apples

Reading:

Sight words: the, at, in

Letters: b, k, o

We are going to be working on making predictions. We will be able to answer the following essential questions: How can you use the pictures to help your understanding? What is a prediction? How can I use the story to guess what will happen next?

Math:

We are going to continue learning how to sort and classify objects according to one attribute.

Science:

We are going to learn about the life cycle of apple trees.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

October 1st: HOMEWORK WILL BE SENT HOME 

October 5th: Fundraiser Deadline

We are just $5,000 away from our $20,000 goal and we want EVERY Tiger to attend the Big Blast Costume Party on October 30! Therefore, we are going to extend the deadline to Friday, October 5! Please click here to watch a special promotional video we created with our teachers. Remember, you can register online and send emails to family, friends, coworkers, anyone! Students must have $50 in donations to attend the Big Blast Inflatable Party on October 30 from 12-2. 

Registration Link

The registration code is 448872.

October 8th: Student Holiday

October 26th: Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch 

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September 17-21

Happy Friday!

Our first STEAM day passed and everyone had a BLAST! Thank you so much to the parents and grandparents that volunteered their time. I really appreciate your help to make our STEAM day a success! 

“FIVE SENSES” STEAM DAY

 

I can’t believe we have only been in school for 13 days. We are soaring on learning our procedures and routines. I’m very excited on how quick and fast everyone is catching on. 

Our STAR STUDENTS this week!

Having a blast in room 21!

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: to, up

Letters: d, g, f

We will continue to practice writing upper case and lower case letters along with writing our name.

We are getting closer to everyone having a chance to be the STAR STUDENT! I hope everyone is enjoying their STAR STUDENT book!

Comprehension focus:

What is a connection?  Does this story remind you of something that has happened to you before?  Does this story remind you of another book you’ve read? Does this story remind you of something that happens around the world?

Math:

We are going to how to sort and classify objects by one given attribute.

Science:

We are going to finish learning about all five senses.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email me!

Upcoming Events:

September 22nd: PTO Yard Sale

September 24th: Gelati Celesti Spirit Night 5-9pm at West Board location

September 25th: Back to School Night

September 7th-October 5th: Fall School Fundraiser

October 8th: Student Holiday

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September 10-13

Happy Thursday!

Friendly reminder:

 Friday, Sept. 14: Henrico County Public Schools will be CLOSED for all students and staff

I want to introduce Ms. Gracie, our instructional assistant. She will be working in our classroom to assist students with various activities. Ms. Gracie always has a smile on her face and a helping hand!

Our first STEAM day is here, Wednesday, September 19th! STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Next Wednesday, September 19th, our kindergartners will be participating in their own STEAM activities. To coincide with our science unit, these activities will be based around using our “Five Senses”. I am looking forward to having volunteers in our class! If you would like to volunteer, please fill out a volunteer form and let me know!

We are having a blast this week. This week, we continued learning our procedures and routines.  Each child will have an opportunity to be the Star Student.  Star Students will help to learn each other’s names, how to spell and write each other’s names, and how to draw appropriate pictures of each other.  It is fun, and the kids will learn to write their letters at the same time! Look at our Star Students! 

We started learning about READING and MATH rotations and I am very lucky to have great students. It is amazing to see them work on I-pads, read books, write their name, practice making shapes with play-dough, create and sort shapes. 

We also had fun learning about different colors!

Don’t forget Wednesday, September 19th is a half day.  Enjoy the extra time with your little one!

Here are some videos to help at home:

 

Next we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: a, my

Letters: c, a, n

Comprehension Focus:

What is a connection?  Does this story remind you of something that has happened to you before?  Does this story remind you of another book you’ve read? Does this story remind you of something that happens around the world?

Math:

We are going to continue learning about shapes!

Science:

We will are got to learn about our 5 senses. and how our senses can help us learn about the world. By the end of the week, we are going to know what body parts let you use each sense.

Please read to your child or have your child read to you every night! 

Thank you for all of your help at home.  If you have any questions, please email!

Upcoming Events:

Monday, September 17th: Gelati Celesti Spirit Night from 5-9 

Wednesday, September 19th: Student Half-day (STEAM DAY) 

Tuesday, September 25th: Kindergarten Back to School Night

Wednesday, October 3 – Wednesday, November 7: Fall After-School Enrichment

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