March 16-20

    Dear Families,

The world’s a little confusing for all of us right now—grown ups and little ones alike—but one thing’s for sure, when you’re safe at home with family, everything feels a whole lot better. Henrico County Public Schools has extended the closure and now school is CLOSED until Tuesday, April 14th.

As you have probably noticed this week in working with your child, the HCPS Distance Learning Packet that you received has enough engaging activities to last the entire closure period. For more information, please visit the HCPS Distance Learning site: https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hcpsdistancelearning/kg-1

We also ask that you please continue some of the routines you had in place before the closure.

Please realize your child does not have to do online work during this closure. It is NOT required. It’s just a suggestion for those who would like to do more or can access online resources. If you do not have access, focus on the Distance Learning Packet activities (which do not require internet or electronics).

A message from Mrs. Bushey, our school counselor: In these uncertain times, it is so important that we take care of ourselves – both physically and mentally. Lots of thoughts and feelings will arise during this time. This link includes resources about how to talk to students about the Coronavirus, how to deal with fear and anxiety, mindfulness strategies, and coping skills, please visit http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/blbushey

We miss our little ones. Please let them know they are welcome to email us a message or picture anytime. We will be checking our email daily, please reach out if you have any questions/concerns. I sincerely hope each and every one of you and your loved ones stay healthy over the next few weeks.

The Kindergarten Team 

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March 13

Dear Families,

Starting Monday, March 16, Henrico County Public Schools will be closed for students for two full weeks of school (through Friday, March 27). Henrico County Public Schools will continue to assess the situation and decide later if we need to extend this period of closure. You will be notified as soon as possible of all changes.

Coming home in folders today we are including a Distance Learning Packet. Please complete this packet with your child over the next two-weeks. Any students that complete the assignments and return the packet when school reopens will earn TWO trips to the treasure chest!

Students also checked out additional library books today to use with their packet activities and have extra reading materials. Also, students will bring home their supply boxes, a few blank sheets of white copy paper and construction paper and lined loose-leaf paper for journal writing. MobyMax and RAZ Kids continue to be available online resources that can help create a familiar classroom routine of learning while at home.

Every Kindergarten teacher reviewed the packet and expectations of its completion with students today. The packet contains four (4) assignments:

  • What’s the Weather? : Students will have FUN observing, investigating, and tracking the weather. Students will observe and identify daily weather conditions (sunny, rainy, cloudy, snowy, windy, warm, hot, cool, and cold); predict daily weather based on basic observable conditions (watch/check the weather forecast if possible); and, chart daily weather conditions.
  • Choice Board: These engaging family activities will help students continue actively learning in Reading/Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies while giving them an opportunity to choose their own learning experience.
  • Reading, Language Arts, and Writing: Again, students are able to choose activities that help them stay in a routine of reviewing solid and rigorous literacy skills. The charts and worksheets needed to complete some of the activities are included in the packet.
  • Math: Along with a 120 Chart, Ten Frames, and Digit Cards (the digit cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities), students can cover many areas of number sense development by selecting activities that will help them practice and strengthen skills we have been working on in class.

We hope your family will use these two weeks to really dive into learning with your child. Enjoy this time together and make it fun! Take care of yourselves during this unpredictable time. We wish you exceptional health, positive learning experiences, and great family memories.

The Kindergarten Team

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March 2-6

Wow, I can’t believe it is already March! We are having a blast and we are ready for SPRING. Don’t forget this weekend is daylight savings time.

Look at our silly Dr. Seuss characters! Make sure you come back next week for the rest of our silly characters!!!!

This week week we enjoyed listening to Dr. Seuss stories . We worked really hard on explaining: Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem?  How did they solve it? We also reviewed digraphs ch, sh, th, and wh. We practiced finding sight words: over, away. Math this week, we worked on  identifying and reading a given numeral up to 20 and constructing a corresponding set of objects. Science this week, we identified and described objects that sink or float.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: she, with, her

Ending digraphs: sh, th, ch, wh

Comprehension Focus:

Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

Math:

We are going to count, read, and represent numbers up to 20.

Social Studies:

We are going to learn 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.

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:

March 9-13 Spring Book Fair!

March 30- STEAM Day and Half Day

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February 24-28

Happy Thursday!

Wow, what a fun week in ROOM 21! We are reading, writing, and counting!!! 

This week we enjoyed listening to stories by Kevin Henkes. We worked really hard on explaining: Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it? We also worked on the digraph wh. We practiced finding sight words: got, into. Math this week, we worked on counting backwards from 10 to 0. Science, we enjoyed learning and discussing the three stages of matter.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: over, away

Review digraphs: sh, th, ch, wh

Comprehension Focus:

Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem?  How did they solve it?

Math:

We are going to count, read, and represent numbers up to 20.

Science:

We are going to learn about if an object will sink or float.

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

March 2- Cat in the Hat- Crazy Hat Day

March 3- Student Holiday/Staff Clerical Day

March 4- Wacky Wednesday- Wear wacky clothes

March 5- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Wear a read or blue shirt

March 6- The Places You’ll Go!- Dress to Impress! Spring Picture Day!

March 9 Spring Book Fair!

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February 17-21

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe we have been in school for 106 days? I am very lucky to have THE BEST CLASS! 

 

This week we also enjoyed listening to  non-fictional stories. We learned about Martin Luther Kingn Jr, Jackie Robinson and Mae Jemison. We worked really hard on explaining: What do we know about this person?  What do we wonder about this person? What did we learn? We also worked on the digraph th. We practiced finding sight words: down and went. Math this week, we counted by 10s to 100. Social Studies, we enjoyed learning about Maggie Walker ad Arthur Ashe. 

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: got, into

Digraph: wh

Comprehension Focus:

Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

Math:

We are going to count backwards from 10 to 0.

Science:

We are going to discuss the three phases of water and how water can change.

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:

The Trevvett SCA is going to create dog toys from recycled materials and donate them to the Richmond SPCA. We need your help! If you are able, please send in the following with your student anytime from now until Wednesday the 26th. Thank you!

Old t-shirts, Old denim, Old towels, dish towels ,Old socks (clean please!),Old tennis balls

February 26 PTO Spirit Night at McDonald’s

February 28 Q3 Interims and Progress Reports

March 2 Read Across America Day…more details coming soon!

March 3 Student Holiday/Staff Clerical Day

March 6 Spring Picture Day!

March 9 Spring Book Fair!

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February 10-14

Happy Thursday!

Today we had a blast celebrating the 100th day of school! Thank you so much for all of the 100th day donations. 

This week we enjoyed listening to fictional stories about Valentine’s Day. We worked really hard on explaining: How can we make a connection with this story? How can I connect it with myself?  Does it remind me of something that has happened to me? We reviewed digraphs sh and ch. We practiced finding sight words: when, come. Math this week, we counted by 10’s to 100. Social Studies, we enjoyed learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: down, went, out

Digraph: th

Comprehension Focus:

What do we know about this person?  What do we wonder about this person? What did we learn?

Math:

We are going to continue to count by 10’s to 100.

Social Studies:

We are going to discuss which people, from a variety of diverse cultures and heritages, have helped to establish and lead the local community over time.

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:

February 3rd-February 21st: Our Trevvett Family is participating in the “Pennies for Patients” project. Students can bring in change to drop in our classroom collection box. These funds will go to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Thanks for helping to serve our community!

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

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February 3-7

Wow, this week is flying by. I can’t believe it is already Thursday. We are looking forward to Valentine’s Day next Friday. 

On Thursday, February 13, we will celebrate the “100th day of Kindergarten”. As part of our celebration, we are asking each student to make a collection of 100 things, such as 100 buttons, 100 pennies, 100 paper clips, 100 pompoms, etc. Be sure that the collection is of the same item. Use this opportunity o count the items with your child before sending them to school. You can also put them in groups of 10’s and count by 10’s to 100. Bring them in a zip lock back with your child’s name by February 12. *This will be part of our homework for the next 2 weeks!*

Everything we do on the 100th day will involve the number 100 and we need your help sending in snacks. We would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity. Please sign up online using the following link: 

https://tinyurl.com/sewhxyz

This week we enjoyed listening to fictional stories about polar bears. We worked really hard on explaining: 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? We also worked on the digraph /sh/. We practiced finding sight words: day, we, happy. Math this week, we worked on comparing and describing temperatures of two objects or environments as hotter/colder.  Science, we continued learning about SHADOWS! 

I’m very lucky to have a great group of students!

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: come, when

Review digraphs: sh and ch

Comprehension Focus:

How can we make a connection with this story?  How can I connect it with myself? Does it remind me of something that has happened to me?

Math:

We are going to count to 100 by 10’s.

Social Studies:

We are going to learn about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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:

Monday, February 10th: Classroom Awards Assembly at 7:45 am. We will have a brief 10 minute acknowledgement of awards they have earned during the second nine weeks. Also, Report Cards will go home on this day.

Wednesday, February 12th: 100th Day Collections Due

Thursday, February 13th: 100th DAY OF SCHOOL

Friday, 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 Friday 2/14 at 8:00am.  Students are permitted to attach *peanut-free* candy to their valentines if they wish.  Students will receive a class list on Monday. We will also be celebrating our PAW Achievement Day with a special snowy activity and a sweet treat.

February 3rd-February 21st: Our Trevvett Family is participating in the “Pennies for Patients” project. Students can bring in change to drop in our classroom collection box. These funds will go to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Thanks for helping to serve our community!

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January 28-31

Happy Friday!

I can’t believe we have been in school for 91 days! Time goes by fast when you are having fun and learning.

On Thursday, February 13, we will celebrate the “100th day of Kindergarten”. As part of our celebration, we are asking each student to make a collection of 100 things, such as 100 buttons, 100 pennies, 100 paper clips, 100 pompoms, etc. Be sure that the collection is of the same item. Use this opportunity o count the items with your child before sending them to school. You can also put them in groups of 10’s and count by 10’s to 100. Bring them in a zip lock back with your child’s name by February 12. *This will be part of our homework for the next 2 weeks!*

This week we enjoyed listening to fictional stories about groundhogs. We worked really hard on explaining: 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? We also worked on the digraph /ch/. We practiced finding sight words: will, they, out. Math this week, we worked on comparing and describing the lengths and heights of two objects as being longer/shorter and taller/shorter. Science, we had a blast learning about shadows.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: day, we, happy

Digraph: /sh/

Comprehension Focus:

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:

We are going to compare and describe the weight of two objects.

Science:

We are going to continue to learn about shadows.

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:

Thursday, February 6th: Parent Teacher Conference

To select your time, please visit the URL below: https://tinyurl.com/uq2fyem

Monday, February 10th: Report Cards Go Home; Classroom Awards at 7:45

Wednesday, February 12th: 100th Day Collections Due

Thursday, February 13th: 100th DAY OF SCHOOL

Friday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day Party at 1:15

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January 21-24

Happy Thursday! 

This week we learned how to research. On Tuesday, we learned about different animals that hibernate. The students were asked: What do we already know about our hibernating animal?  What else do we want to know? We decided that we wanted to learn more about groundhogs! We reviewed all of the sight words that we have learned this nine weeks. Math this week, we continued working hard on describing part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3. Social Studies, we learned about Martin Luther King Jr.

We had a blast researching about groundhogs, learning about Martin Luther Kind Jr., and being engaged in our centers!

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: will, they, out

Digraph: /ch/

Comprehension Focus: 

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:

We are going to compare and describe the lengths and heights of two objects as being longer/shorter and taller/shorter.

Science:

We are going to learn about shadows.

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:

Monday, January 27th: Student Holiday

Tuesday, January 28th: Family Valentine Project Due

Thursday, February 6th: Parent Teacher Conference

Monday, February 10th: Report Cards Go Home; Classroom Awards at 7:45

Wednesday, February 12th: 100th Day Collections Due

Thursday, February 13th: 100th DAY OF SCHOOL

Friday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day Party at 1:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January13-17

Happy Thursday! We are having a blast in ROOM 21!

MAGNET BUG STEAM CHALLENGE WITH MS. CAPANO

This week we enjoyed listening to stories about SNOW. We worked really hard on explaining: What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen? We are also working on blending one syllable words. We practiced finding sight words: have, fun, and do.  Math this week, we recognized and described with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3. Science, we continued to learn about about magnets.

Here are some videos to help at home:

Next week we will be learning the following:

Reading:

Sight words: review

Word Study: short vowels a/i/o/u

 Comprehension Focus: We are going to research about animals that hibernate. 

Math:

We are going to continue recognizing and describing with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3.

Social Studies:

We are going to identify and describe Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to our way of life. 

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:

January 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

January 27th: Student Holiday

 

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