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 – 7:30.  This is a time change!

Be sure your child has filled out and returned their “Multi Cultural Museum” 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!

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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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Cubs Night In on Friday!

Reminders for this week:

  1.  Monday is the last day to order Scholastic Books for December.  They will arrive for the holiday!
  2. Friday is Cubs Night In! – Fun, Fun, Fun with your teachers! $15 per child.
  3. In an effort to conserve paper, homework letters will only be sent with students who request them.  Please see the homework letter on this blog under the homework tab.  If you would like a hard copy sent, please let me know.

Special thanks to Addy’s sister for coming in as a surprise Mystery Reader!  We also want to thank Ian’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  Using bold beginnings in our writing, getting information from pictures when we read non-fiction text, sight words for the week: all, down, want, now, have

Math:  Adding and subtracting 10 to a number.  We will practice using a 100 chart to see that adding 10 is just below the number and subtracting 10 is above the number.

Science: Sun and how it gives Earth heat and light, day/night and the rotation of the Earth

 

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Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  What a nice break!  Now we are ready to get back on schedule.  Homework for the week is posted on the homework tab.  Notebooks will come home on Monday and are to be returned on Friday!

Special thanks to Sydney’s sister, Samantha, for being a surprise Mystery Reader last week!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: Good readers ask and answer questions when they read such as (who, what, when, where and why), final blends with short vowels (mp and ng), using bold beginnings when we write.  Sight Words for the week: with, then, when, help, next

Math: Place value, comparing and ordering numbers greatest to least and least to greatest

Social Studies: Famous Americans/Christopher Newport

Science: Sun as a source of heat and light for the Earth

Important Dates:

Monday, November 26 – Last day to collect cans for the Christmas Mother!

Friday, December 7 – CUBS NIGHT IN!  More information to come!

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Meadow Farm Fun!

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Please view pictures of our trip to Meadow Farm!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This will be a short week for students.  We will have a regular day on Monday and on Tuesday is our fun Turkey Trot!  I will try to keep the schedule as normal as possible this week!  We will continue with reading, math and social studies instruction! 🙂

Due to our short week this week, there is NO written Homework coming home:)   Please continue to read nightly over your Thanksgiving break and use Raz Kids/Reflex Math.

  • The Turkey Trot is Tuesday. Please have your child dress for the weather and wear P.E. shoes
  • Thank you to all of those who have donated to the Christmas Mother Food Drive! We will be collecting food items until November 26th!
  • We will be having our Winter Celebration on Tuesday, December 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm in our classroom. Information will be coming home from our room parents regarding this event following the Thanksgiving break.

Last week we had a wonderful time sharing our animal projects.  Please log onto Seesaw to view your child’s project!  I will also post some pictures of the projects on the blog so that you can see them all.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: Plot of a story

Math:  Place Value

Social Studies:  Christopher Newport and the first Thanksgiving

Important Dates:

November 20 – Report Cards go home!  Please sign the envelope and return it in your child’s folder on Monday after the break.

November 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break!

 

 

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New Homework This Week!

Special thanks to all the Veterans Who have served our country!

We had a great time learning about fire safety last week.

This week we will begin a new homework routine.  Your child will bring home a homework choice board on Monday with a homework notebook.  Students are to read nightly for 15 minutes (at least!) and then choose one of the activities from the choice board to complete.  The homework notebook is due on Friday!  After the first week, the choice board will be linked to this blog on the homework tab.  Please view it from there after the first week.  If your child goes to after school activities and needs a hard copy sent weekly, please let me know.

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

We have run out of snacks for kids that forget theirs.  If you are able to contribute: Goldfish, pretzels, graham crackers or Teddy grahams we would greatly appreciate it!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language Arts–  Five finger retell of a story; nouns (person, place, animal, thing, idea)

Math– number sense to 110 using place value (understanding of tens/ones place and it’s value)

Social Studies– beginning a unit on the Jamestown settlement and the Powhatan tribe. Famous Virginians: Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, and Christopher Newport

Dates to Remember:

November 21-23 Thanksgiving break!

 

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