Week of March 11th

Calendar Events

Wednesday 3/13 –Greek and Latin root quiz

Wednesday 3/13 – author James Riley visit

Thursday 3/14 – Pamplin Park Field Trip

Friday 3/15 – Pi Day

Friday 3/22 – Spring Picture Day and Recorder Concert at 1:00 pm.  Keep Practicing

Friday 4/19 – Career Day – see note from Mrs. Shaia below




  • Geometry – this week we will will explore polygons and quadrilaterals.

Language Arts – 

  • Vocabulary – we will build vocabulary several ways.
    • Word of the Week:  Students are asked to use dynamic in written and spoken word.
    • Greek/Latin stems:    There will be a quiz on all stems Wednesday 3/13. 
    •  Fab Five words – Quiz Friday
    • Wordly Wise –  none this week
  • Reading –
    • Skill – Cause and Effect
    • Mentor Sentences

Virginia Studies – VS7 – Civil War

As we continue our unit on the Civil War, we will turn our attention to the important Generals (Grant, Lee, Jackson) and begin discussing important battles that were fought in Virginia.  This week we touch on that Battle of Manassas,  Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, and the Siege of Petersburg.   This will be enhanced as we tour the historic Pamplin Park battlefield in Petersburg on Thursday.


Items of Interest

Field Trip to Pamplin Park Thursday, March 14th 

We are very excited about our first field trip this Thursday and the pleasant weather forecast for the day.  All students and chaperones please meet in the cafeteria Thursday morning no later than 7:30am.  The buses will depart promptly at 7:45.  Please bring two peanut free snacks for the bus ride and a disposable lunch packed separately from your snack.  Students should leave their backpacks at home as we will not be going to the classroom.  We are allowing students to bring electronics, however neither the teachers, Kaechele or the bus company  accepts responsibility for lost or damaged electronics.  Gaming devices must be left on the bus, however students will be allowed to carry their cameras on the tour. Students must use headphones on the bus to lessen the noise.  We will not be visiting the gift shop, so no money is needed.   Please expect the buses to return to school at 4:15.  If your student will be riding home with someone who isn’t on your authorized pick up list please send me a note for the office.  All students will have to be signed out in the gym before leaving. 


KES Career Festival, Sponsored by Karen Shaia, School Counselor
Calling all available workers to share their vast expertise from the World of Work!
DATE: Friday, 4/19  TIME: 8:00-10:45 AM
PLACE: KES Student Classrooms or Presentations in the Gym, or Work Vehicles in the Bus Loop
This year presenters will speak with students for 15 minutes during rotations and share materials and equipment they use on their jobs. Your role would be to help students understand the importance education plays in determining your career choice. Please consider being part of our Kaechele Career Day Festival.   If interested, then please sign up using this link Career Day 2019; http://goo.gl/forms/nQfxcMyFjA.  If you have any questions, then email Mrs. Shaia at khshaia@henrico.k12.va.us.