Multicultural Museum Night Thursday!

Thank you to all the friends who shared Valentine’s with me.¬† We all felt the love on Thursday! ūüôā

This week we will celebrate Multicultural Museum Night on Thursday.

Multicultural Museum Night on Thursday, February 21st.  Reminders include the following:

  1.  Children need to wear their class field trip t-shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.
  2.  Parent drop off in the hallway by the cafeteria between 6:00 and 6:10 p.m.  (Mrs. Hartman will stand in the hall to guide parents to the gym and students to their classroom.)
  3.  Parents keep the children’s coats because students will not be returning to their classroom after they preform.
  4.  Parents will pick their children up in the gym after the students perform.

Special thanks to Tyce’s mom and dad for being our Mystery Readers on Friday.

What we will be learning this week:

Language Arts‚Äď theme of a story and¬† reviewing ABC order¬† Sight Words for the week are:¬† them, home, as, has, water

Math‚Äď telling time to the hour

Science‚Äď Solids, Liquids, and Gas

Writing‚Äď Using a variety of sentence structures in our writing.¬† Varying the beginnings and using different length sentences.

Reminders:

Monday, February 18th- is a full day of school!

Thursday, February 21st- 100th day of school! Students are invited to wear a shirt with a number on it (any number is fine!) OR can decorate one to wear for the 100th day.

Thursday, February 21st – Multicultural Museum Night

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HUGE THANKS!!!

Thank you so much to all the parents who responded to my request for class supplies and snacks!  We received plenty of snacks for those who forget and highlight markers and dry erase marker and index cards.  Thank you all so very much!!!!

On Monday, your child will bring home information to log into 2 new exciting websites!  The first one is Zearn which is a math site to practice at home.  The children used it in class on Thursday.  The second one is Clever which will allow students access at home to many of the links we use at school such as EPIC, Pebblego, Britannica Encyclopedia for Kids and World Almanac for Kids along with access to Brianpopjr. and Raz-Kids.   Enjoy!!!

Mrs. LeClair, our librarian, asked that we share the following exciting information about the “Go Nuts for Reading” program:

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce that the Flying Squirrels¬†Reading Program, ‚ÄúGo Nuts for Reading!‚ÄĚ is back for its tenth season! This year‚Äôs program, which will run through Wednesday, March 20th 2019, is open to all CTES to participate! After reading 8 books and signing your child’s bookmark, your child will receive a FREE baseball voucher to the 6:35 pm¬†April 18th baseball game. It will be a fun-filled night, beginning with a school parade around the diamond and ending with (fingers crossed) a win for our Flying Squirrels!! Look for more information in the Cub Chronicle and lets “play ball!”

Students will also bring home a permission slip for the performance at the Multicultural Museum Night on Thursday, February 21st.  It will include the following:

  1.  Children need to wear their class field trip t-shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.
  2.  Parent drop off in the hallway by the cafeteria between 6:00 and 6:10 p.m.  (Mrs. Hartman will stand in the hall to guide parents to the gym and students to their classroom.)
  3. ¬†Parents keep the children’s coats because students will not be returning to their classroom after they preform.
  4.  Parents will pick their children up in the gym after the students perform.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  the sound /ar/ makes in words like shark, using sentence variety when writing and expanding our sentences, we will also continue to work on our projects for the Multicultural Museum Night.  Sight words for the week will be:  friend, little, how, do, there

Math:  Fractions (parts of a whole and parts of a set)

Social Studies:¬† George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and we will also learn about President’s Day

Important Dates:

Monday, February 18th  РFull Day for Students!  This is a calendar change!

Multicultural Museum Night on Thursday, February 21st.  РFirst grade will perform!

 

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Early Spring! According to the Groundhog!

Special thanks to Connor’s dad for being our Mystery Reader last week!

There are a few items we need in our class.  If you are able to donate any of them, we would greatly appreciate it!

Black Expo Markers          Index Cards      Card Stock (white and colors)     Yellow Highlighters     Snacks to share with friends who forget (graham crackers, animal crackers, etc.  no sweets please!)

See link below for Valentine’s List of Names!

Valentine’s Exchange 2019

This week we will learn about the following:

Math: Fraction 1/2 and 1/4 (equal shares)

Language Arts: long e spelled (ee and ea), proper nouns, ABC order, Review Plot of a story, sight words:  does, walk, no, so be

Writing: Writing our Multi-Cultural projects AND adding Excellent Endings to our writing

Social Studies: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Ashe, Maggie Walker

Date to Remember:

Thursday, February 21st –¬†MULTICULTURAL MUSEUM NIGHT. (First grade will preform!)

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Enjoy another long weekend!

Monday, January 28 is a student day off.  It is a teacher workday.  Enjoy!

Tuesday is the beginning of the third marking period.  As our expectations rise, please be sure that your child is reading nightly and practicing math facts both addition and subtraction.  Homework notebooks and bag books are due on Fridays!

Special thanks to Ian’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week!

2019 Winter After School Enrichment Classes

Classes will begin the week of February 11 and will run through the week of March 18.

If you have a PTA Membership, you will have first ‚Äúchoice‚ÄĚ on ASE Classes!!

ASE registration for PTA Membership begins January 22nd ‚Äď 24th.

Regular ASE registration begins Friday, January 25.

Registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019.

Please see link below for more information on classes and to register online.

https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ase

This week we will learn about the following:

Math: Shapes and right angles

Language Arts: ABC order, proper nouns, long vowel e

Writing: Writing our Multi-Cultural projects

Social Studies: Famous Virginians: Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

I hope everyone will enjoy their day off from school tomorrow.  Please take a few minutes to talk with your child about who Martin Luther King Jr. was and why we take a day to commemorate him.  We will talk more in class about his contributions.

Special thanks to Saira’s mother for being our Mystery Reader last week!

Note:  I am sending home the same reading books in bags this week.  I had reports from several students that they did not get to read their book or finish their book.  Please make sure that your child is practicing reading every night.  We are working hard on fluency and that comes with practice!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: Asking and answering questions, sight words:¬† very, could, why, again, didn’t¬† ¬†We will have a sight word test this week.¬† Please review from the list sent home for the first nine weeks.

Math: Equality

Social Studies:  Martin Luther King Jr./maps/Multicultural Night Projects

Dates to Remember:

Monday, January 28th Student Holiday

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Happy Snow Day!

I hope everyone enjoyed their day off from school today.  I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

For homework this week, please complete 3 of the choices from the choice board due to the day off from school on Monday.

Special thanks to Meghan’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week.

If you are not registered with PTA, you may be missing vital information in the Cub Chroniclel. https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/newsletter/02160-NL20190111121201-085652400-1006941944 This is the best way to stay informed about events at CTES.

Special notice:  Multi Cultural Museum Night will be from 6:30 Р7:30.  This is a time change!

Be sure your child has filled out and returned their ‚ÄúMulti Cultural Museum‚ÄĚ paper/idea as we will begin to write our paragraph at school soon. Thank you.

This week we will learn about the following:

Math: addition/subtraction (part/part/whole); the concept of = equality

Language Arts: Review of predictions and making text to self connections

Writing: Bold beginnings, transition words (first, next, then, last), adding adjectives to create mighty middles

Social Studies: Maps

Reminders:
  • Muffins with Mom January 18
  • No school/ MLK Jr. Day- Monday, January 21st
  • Student Holiday- Monday, January 28th

 

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Welcome to our first full week back in January!

This week graded papers will come home on Wednesday or Thursday as I will be out of the class for 2 days.

Homework will start again this week.  Your child will bring home their homework notebooks and a homework letter to get us back in the routine!

Special thanks to Youstina’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  long i sound, Using context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words when reading and new sight words:  give, of, saw, were, but

Math: Fact Families – seeing the relation between addition and subtraction

Social Studies:  Map skills

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Winter Party

Thank you to all the wonderful parent volunteers and especially Ian’s mom, Heather,¬† for helping to make our Winter Party so great!¬† Please view the link below to share some of the fun!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xDkNHswJovAtFevk7

I feel very blessed to have such wonderful families in our class.  Thank you all for the wonderful presents I received.  The gift tree was amazing!!!  Thank you for sharing your children with me each day.  I count them as gifts as well.  Thank you all again.  Have a safe wonderful Winter Break.

 

See you all next year!!!!     January 3, 2019!!!

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Happy Winter Break!

As we begin our last week of 2018, I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Winter Break.  I look forward to hearing all about the many adventures taken over the break when we return.

This week will be a spirit week:

  • Monday – Mix it up Monday or wear your PJs! (no slippers)
  • Tuesday – Wear tacky holiday clothes
  • Wednesday – Wear your favorite winter outfit (hats included)

Special thanks to Noah’s dad for being our Mystery Reader last week.

We will not have homework this week due to the short week and the break! Please remember to practice reading nightly even over the break!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: story retell (beginning, middle, end), silent e added to short o words, using bold beginnings in our writing, sight words make, came, what, over, her

Math: using doubles in addition and subtraction

Science:  We will begin a unit on winter and how plants, animals and people adapt to the change in the weather.

Dates to remember:

Winter Break – December 20 – January 2 (School re-opens on January 3)

 

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Happy Snow Day Number 2!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their snow days!  My dog, Sassie, really enjoyed jumping, running and playing!  What a great way to start our unit on Winter!

Thanks to all the cubs who came out for Cubs Night In last week.  We had so much fun!

Special thanks to Connor’s dad for being our Mystery Reader last week!

*****Due to the snow, we will not have homework this week!*******

As this week gets shorter every day, these are the goals that will continue next:

Language: Getting information from non-fictional text, long and short o words with silent e, using bold beginnings in our writing.  Sight words:  make, came, and over -be sure you are practicing how to spell, write and read these words!

Math: Addition strategies:  using doubles and doubles plus one

Science: Winter

Special Dates:

Winter Break – December 20 – January 2 (school reopens on the 3rd!)

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