June 1-5, 2020

 

I hope everyone has been able to take a look at the new EdFlix Episode 4. https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/mockupedflix/elementary/1st?authuser=0 This is the last episode to carry us through to the end of the year! All previous episodes will continue to be available throughout the summer, also new episodes will be released throughout the summer.

Supply pick-up and distribution-Monday, June 8th for 1st grade from 11:00am-1:00pm

This is a time to pick-up student supplies that were left at school.  This will also be a time for families to return any teacher’s items they might have, such as books. You will also be returning library books that were checked out. During 11am-1pm, you will drive through the bus loop and find me.  I will have your student’s bag of supplies to deliver to you.  Just pop your trunk and I will put the bag in. Also, work that was left in the classroom and a small present from me will be included in the bag. If you want to pick up a sibling’s supplies just let us know and we can get that as well.  After that, you will drive forward in the bus loop to the library book station where Mrs. LeClair and her team will be collecting books. For safety and ease of transfer, please remain in your car and have the library books in a bag.  ***If you are unclear whether or not you brought back all your books, Mrs. LeClair or Ms. Hitch can double-check on the computer for you.

End of Year Reverse Parade Celebrations, June 11th K-2nd grade 4:00pm-5:00pm

This is a time for students and families to take one last visit to school and be celebrated.  Teachers and staff will be there cheering on our cub family with music and energy.  All you need to do is take a ride through the bus loop in your car at your designated time for one last goodbye this year.  Feel free to decorate the car, make a sign, or just bring a smile and positive energy!

Virtual Moving on Ceremony, June 12th time TBD

This will be a time for celebrating as we mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. This will involve the whole school. More information will be coming soon.

Friendly reminder: We will not be having whole class meet-ups on Tuesday, June 9 or Thursday, June 11th.

Looking forward to seeing some smiling faces on Zoom tomorrow and Thursday this week

May 4-8, 2020

Monday, May 4

  • Facebook live 11:00 am with Mr. Schatz – Morning Announcements
  • Facebook live 7:00 pm Storytime with Mrs. Child

Tuesday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm – Zoom lesson- Poem of the week; Measurement lesson on length!

  • Facebook live 11:00 am with Mrs. Lantz – how to make taco dip,  yum!

Wednesday, May 6

  • Facebook live at 11:00 am with Coach – Work Out Wednesday

Thursday, May 7

  • Facebook live 11:00 am Mrs. Buchanan – -character point of view
  • 1:00pm- Zoom lesson on non-fiction stories focusing on Plants!
  • Facebook live at 7:00 pm- Storytime with Mrs. Hoffer

April 27-May 1st

Monday, April 27-

  • Facebook live 11:00 am with Mr. Schatz – Morning Announcements
  • Facebook live 7:00 pm with Bedtime stories with Mrs. Buchanan- The Lorax and Goodnight Moon

Tuesday, April 28 

  • Facebook live 11:00 am with Mrs. Livingston – Sock Puppet Fun!
  • Zoom classroom meet-up @ 1:00pm

Wednesday, April 29 

  • Workout Wednesday- Facebook live at 11:00 am with Coach

Thursday, April 30

  • Zoom classroom meet up at 1:00pm
  • Facebook live at 7:00 pm Bedtime stories with Mrs. Davidson – Pigeon Wants a Puppy

Friday, May 1 

  • Facebook live at 11:00 am with Mrs. Smith – Meet her baby chickens!

Virtual Spirit Days

This week’s spirit days! Remember to post your picture on our CTES Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages!

Monday, March 23 – Cartoon day! Read your favorite cartoon and then create your own cartoon!

Tuesday, March 24 – Toy day! Pick out your favorite toy and come up with a new way to play with it!

Wednesday, March 25 – Workout day! Go outside to play or go to gonoodle.com and get moving! It’s free!

Thursday, March 26 – Share your favorite reading spot! Don’t forget to include your reading buddy ~ parent, sibling, pet, stuffed animal, etc.

Friday, March 27 – Pajama Day! Whew, you have been working hard, so relax and wear your pajamas all day!

Distance learning packet

 

This is the link to the packet of materials that your child should be working on over the next two weeks.

https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hcpsdistancelearning/home?authuser=0

In the top right hand corner, you will need to click on K & 1 tab to access the first grade materials.

If your child was not at school on Friday, you will need to pick up the packet on  Monday in the main hallway with your child’s supply box.

Please keep in mind that this if for the entire two weeks. There are directions at the top of the pages.

I told the students today that if an assignment says draw or write, I expect students to do both.

  • “What’s the Weather?”  (Student Assignment #1):
    • ways to show learning (Data tally chart and bar graph which is attached to the packet)
    • student reflection (on packet)
    • what to return to school
      • digital or hard copy of performance task product
      • student self-reflection
  • Choice Board (Student Assignment #2) completion. Students should__
    • select at least one activity per content column to complete each week.
    • color or cross off the box as each activity is completed.
  • Students should complete one activity per category per week from the Reading activities (Student Assignment #3). These activities may be returned to school, but should not be graded.  The letter cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities.
  • Students should complete one activity per category per week from the Math activities (Student Assignment #4). These activities may be returned to school, but should not be graded.  Additional resources (120 Chart, Ten Frames, and Digit Cards are in the packet).  The digit cards will need to be cut apart for some of the activities.

March 9-13, 2020

  • Thank you to Charlie’s grandmother, Mrs. Smith, for being our mystery reader last Friday. She read us 2 stories about dogs that competed in the Iditarod (Balto and Granite.) Even more exciting this annual race began on Saturday, March 7th. We are excited to follow the action!
  • This week is a busy one with Young Scientists, Spring Pictures, and Career day! I will be sending home envelopes to pay for our CLASS picture if you choose to purchase.
    • Pop Top Collection to help support our local resource, The Ronald McDonald House of RichmondPlease help the SCA with our local service project! Our students will be collecting Pop Tops for another month, but our activity pack collection is time-sensitive. It’s so easy to get involved with this wonderful charity. Please have all donations returned by, 3/17/20. Thank you so much for your support of our community.
    • Support the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond by helping us collect the supplies necessary to make activity packs for children in the hospital.
      • Activity Packs Activity packs are handed out through the Happy Wheels program to families in the pediatric areas of the hospital. These items provide a small comfort and distraction for families during long days at the hospital.

    Directions: 

        • Volunteers purchase 3-4 items appropriate for children to play with in the hospital
        • Items may include full size coloring books, crayons, puzzle books, playing cards, PlayDoh, travel size games, etc.
        • Activity packs may be geared towards infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and teens (please do not label)
        • Please DO NOT include food items
What we will be learning this week:

Reading: Inferring when reading

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: -ow words

Writing: showing our “voice” when writing

Math: Counting money (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters)

Science: Natural Resources

Important Dates:
  • Monday, March 9 – Young Scientists
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Spring Pictures
  • Friday, March 13 – Career Day
  • Friday, March 20- Scholastic Book Orders Due!

March 2-6, 2020

  • Heritage Night was outstanding! Our 1st graders were great performers and the parade of nations was so exciting to see. CTES is a great place to be!!
  • This week is Read Across America week (aka Dr. Seuss week). Please see below for the themed days this week!
  • We have been thrilled to welcome a Deep Run HS intern, Kaitlyn Correll to our classroom. She will be assisting our class 2-3 days a week and we love having her!

Monday, March 2nd – The Cat in the Hat

  • Wear a hat to school.

Wednesday, March 4th – Wacky Wednesday!

  • Wear wacky clothes (mismatched, backwards…) in honor of the book, Wacky Wednesday!

Thursday, March 5th – Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  • Wear a souvenir shirt from some place you’ve visited or would like to visit.

Friday, March 6th– Dr. Seuss Dress Up!

  • Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.
What we will be learning this week:

Reading: Plot vs. Theme

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: -all words

Writing: showing our “voice” when writing

Math: Money (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters)

Science: Natural Resources

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, March 3 – Student Holiday
  • Monday, March 9 – Young Scientists
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Spring Pictures
  • Friday, March 13 – Career Day

February 24-28, 2020

  • This Thursday night is Heritage Night! Please dress your child in their BLUE field trip t-shirt and they need to arrive at school at 5:45pm.
  • Also, PTA needs your help! Check out this link
  • Please fill out this short survey regarding Student led conferences here .
  • Please remember that Homework notebooks are due on Fridays!
  • CTES is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! If you are on these social medias, please follow us!
What we will be learning this week:

Reading: Plot vs. Theme

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: or

Writing: sentence fluency

Math: Telling time to the hour and half hour

Social Studies: Famous Virginians (George Washington and Thomas Jefferson); President’s Day

Important Dates:
  • Thursday, February 27 – Heritage Night (first grade will be performing 2 songs) *wear your blue field trip shirt!
  • Tuesday, March 3 – Student Holiday

February 17-21, 2020

Last week was a busy one in 1st grade! We are 100 days smarter, we rocked our student led conferences, and celebrated valentines day on Friday! I am so proud of the glows that were shared and the goals that were set.

  • Heritage Night is coming up and YOUR child will be performing on stage! We’ve been practicing 2 songs with Mrs. N. Please return the orange permission slip ASAP.  Also, PTA needs your help! Check out this link
What we will be learning this week:

Reading: ABC order

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: oa (ex. boat, goat, toad)

Writing: sentence fluency

Math: Telling time to the hour and half hour

Social Studies: Famous Virginians, Black History Month, Presidents’ day

Important Dates:

  • Monday, February 17 – student half day- dismissal at 11:35AM
  • Thursday, February 27 – Heritage Night (first grade will be performing 2 songs)

Visit the Cub Chronicle for more important information such as how YOU can help our PTA just buy purchasing thing on Amazon! Register your account with CTES!

February 10-14, 2020

  • Great job on the first week with our new Homework routine.  Everyone did a wonderful job choosing 4 activities or more and completing them in their notebooks.  Please remember to use a pencil for your homework and show your thinking. Make sure to list the activity you have done each night including online activities!
  • Heritage Night is coming up and first grade will be performing 2 songs on stage!  A permission slip came home on Friday.  Also, PTA needs your help! Check out this link
  • Report cards will also be coming home Monday. You may keep all papers, but please sign and return the manila envelope
  • ASE (after school enrichment) begins Monday. If your child signed up, they will stay after school every day their class is being held unless you write a note for your child to go home another way.
  • Flying Squirrel book marks went home this past week! If your child reads just 8 books, they can color in the book mark and fill out the back completely with their first, last name, my name, and your signature, they get a FREE ticket to a squirrel game! They will even have the opportunity to parade on the field prior to the game! It’s a fun way to celebrate readers!
What we will be learning this week:

Reading: Plot vs Theme

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: ay

Writing: We will be preparing for our student lead conferences

Math: Fractions and equal shares (1/4, 1/2, and whole) of a set

Social Studies: Famous Virginians (Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe) and Black History Month

Important Dates:

  • Monday, February 10 – report cards go home
  • Wednesday, February 12 – 100th Day of School *please see handout for 100th day T-shirt ideas
  • Thursday, February 13 – Student Lead Conferences student led conferences please sign up for ONE time slot!
  • Monday, February 17 – student half day- dismissal at 11:35AM
  • Thursday, February 27 – Heritage Night (first grade will be performing 2 songs)

Visit the Cub Chronicle for more important information such as how YOU can help our PTA just buy purchasing thing on Amazon! Register your account with CTES!