November 26-30, 2018

Hi Families,

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. We had a blast at the Turkey trot last Tuesday! Report cards came home on Tuesday. Please sign and return the manila colored envelope to school. You may keep the report card. Tomorrow is the last day for the canned food drive! We wish Pranav the best of luck in his new school, he will be missed in our classroom.

What we will be learning this week:

Math: Comparing and ordering numbers (greater than and less than)

Language Arts: Asking and answering questions when reading (who, what, where, when, why, how)

Writing: Strong leads and bold beginnings in our writing

Science: Sun and Earth (day and night)

  • Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, November 30th.
  • ¬†https://orders.scholastic.com/1FNZE
  • PTA Cubs Night In- Friday, December 7th. Information to come home soon.
  • Tuesday, December 18th- Winter Celebration from 12:00pm-1:00pm in our classroom. Information on ways to help will be coming home from our room parents soon.

November 19-20, 2018

Hi Families,

Due to our short week this week, there is NO written Homework coming home:) However, over your Thanksgiving break please continue to read nightly and take advantage of Raz Kids/Reflex Math. It makes a BIG difference.

  • 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.
What we will be learning this week:
Math: Place value (ones, tens, hundreds)

Language Arts: Plot – the beginning, middle, and end of a story

Social Studies: Thanksgiving

November 12-16, 2018

Thank you to ALL of our Veterans that serve our country!

Last week was a busy one with a visit from Henrico County firefighters to teach us about fire safety, along with animal project research and habitat construction. We owe a HUGE thank you to our 4th grade reading buddies that provided some assistance as well. Please click on the link to check out some photos below:

Animal projects

I greatly enjoyed meeting with for Parent/Teacher conferences last week. As I mentioned to you our new Homework routine will begin tomorrow. All students will be bringing home a Homework notebook along with a Choice board that is to be completed and turned in on Friday. I will also be posting the Homework choice board weekly on the Homework tab on this blog.

What we will be learning this week:

Language Arts–¬† nouns (person, place, animal, thing, idea); Five finger story re-tell; instructional reading groups

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

Vocabulary to know: settlement, settler, contributions, explorer

Dates to know:

Monday, November 12th- Veteran’s Day assembly at 9:00AM, wear red, white, and blue!

November 12th-26th Canned food collection for Henrico Christmas Mother

November 21-23rd- Thanksgiving Holiday

 

November 5th-9th, 2018

Hi Families,

Can you believe that Monday begins the second marking period? I am looking forward to meeting with you for Parent/Teacher conferences this week. Please arrive before your scheduled time so that I can stay on-track.

As mentioned at Back to School Night, the Homework routine will be adjusted this nine weeks. Next week (November 12th) all students in my room will be bringing home a Homework notebook along with a Choice board. They will turn in their completed choice board and notebook on Friday. Students should be choosing one “choice” a night to complete, however they can do more if they want to.

Also, for this marking period we will have a new classroom behavior incentive. Instead of weekly Lunch bunch, students that make good choices with their behavior will be earning a visit to our classroom treasure box on Fridays. If you are willing to donate to our classroom treasure box some ideas include: small non-edible objects (block erasers, stickers, bouncy balls.) Per our school policy, edible items are not permitted.

What we will be learning this week:

Language Arts– retelling stories/events in sequential order; new sight word vocabulary will be coming home, instructional reading groups, research for our animal projects

Math– skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. Introduction to odd/even numbers

Social Studies– voting/election day

Science– Animals projects

Reminders:

November 5th- Parent/Teacher conferences PM

November 6th- NO SCHOOL for students/Parent Teacher conferences AM

November 12th- Veterans Day assembly in the morning

November 21st-23rd- Thanksgiving Holiday