Weekly update 11/9

What we are learning 11/12-11/16

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend parent teacher conferences this week. It was wonderful meeting with you all and I appreciate all that you do to support learning at home. For those who were not able to attend, please let me know if you would like to reschedule.

We spent some time this week in social studies learning about elections. We held a class election to chose a class pet stuffed animal. The students made campaign posters for their favorite canidate and we will vote Monday.  The students begain making improtant connections in math stations this week and got further than ever on their 100 puzzle.

We had a “beary” fun week in language arts. We practiced retelling stories using the “Five Finger Retell” strategy with Karma Wilson’s “Bear” series. The students worked on retelling the stories by identifying the characters, setting, problem, events and ending. We read Bear Wants More, Bear Feels Sick, Bear Feels Scared, and Bear Snores On. They were able to retell  these stories with their classmates using their bear finger puppets. Be sure to sure to have them retell their favorite “Bear” story to you.

Upcoming Dates:

  • PAW Achievement trip is Monday, 11/12/18. Students who earned this trip with good citizenship over the 1st 9 weeks will go see “Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook”, put on by Hermitage High School.
  • Picture Day is Monday, 11/19/18 – order forms were sent home this week. Please let me know if you need another copy.
  • Tuesday, 11/20/18 we will host our 1st 9 weeks awards ceremony in the classroom at 1:00. Parents are welcome to join us for this brief celebration! Report cards will be sent home this day.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday is Nov. 21 -23 – No school!
  • Trevvett is collecting non-perishable food items November 12-16 to support Henrico Christmas Mother. We need canned food, crackers, cereal, pasta, and peanut butter. Please send in what you can!

Weekly Update 11/2/18

What we are learning 11/5-11/9

We had a great start to November in first grade! It was a fun week at school with plenty of fun fall themed books and activities. Please be sure to ask your child about some of the great books we read this week.  One of our favorites was Round Robin.

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I want to thank you all for signing up for conferences. If you have not scheduled a conference yet,  please be sure to visit my   Sign Up Genius Link  . There are still spaces available both days and I am glad to work with you to find another time if needed. I will be holding conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 8:00-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. I look forward to meeting with you.

Please note that Tuesday, November 6th is a Student Holiday.

Next week is our school Book Fair. Our class will preview the bookfair on Monday afternoon. The Book Fair is open daily next week and after school on Wednesday, November 7th until 4:30 and Thursday, November 8th from 4:00-7:30.

Dates to Remember

  • Sun., Nov. 4th-Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall Back!
  • Nov. 5-9th-  Book Fair
    • Wed., Nov. 7th 2:45 – 4:00pm
    • Thur., Nov. 8th 4:00 – 7:30pm
  • Mon., Nov. 5th-End of Nine Weeks
  • Tues., Nov. 6th-Election Day-Student Holiday
  • Thur., Nov. 8th-Parent Teacher Conference Night
  • Mon., Nov. 12th-Fri., Nov. 16th-Christmas Mother Canned Food Drive
  • Mon., Nov. 12th-PAW Achievement
  • Fri., Nov. 16th-PTO Spirit Night Panera
  • Mon., Nov. 19th-Picture Day
  • Tues., Nov. 20th
    • Report Cards Sent Home
    • Classroom Award Ceremony
  • Wed., Nov. 21st-Fri., Nov. 23rd-Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

Weekly Update 10/26/18

What we are learning 10/29 – 11/2

We had a busy week in first grade working on our animal habitat research projects. Students worked collaboratively in learning groups to investigate what animals need to live and  how different animals meet these needs in their environment. After exploring and researching many species of animals, each learning group chose an animal that they wanted to learn more about. Students used research from Pebble Go, Epic, and library books to discover why their animal lives where they live and then created habitats for their animal. They did an amazing job! On Monday, the groups will share their habitats with the class.

Please help support Fifth Grade’s Halloween Treats for Troops service project!  They are collecting candy for soldiers through Soldiers’ Angels from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2nd.  A flyer featuring student artwork was sent home this week . Boxes will be placed in the school lobby for donations. Thank you!

The PTO is running a classroom – to – classroom contest for Box Tops this year! Please help support our school. Please label your Box Tops with Lang so that our class earns points towards winning a Pizza Party sponsored by the PTO!

Please help out by:

  1. Checking the dates on their box tops (expired box tops can make our entire submission get tossed out)
  2. Putting box tops into groups of 50, in a ziploc baggie with the number “50” on the outside or using the 50-count Submission sheet if you prefer.
  3. Bonus Box Tops Certificates cannot go into the baggie of 50 or be attached to a collection sheet.They are turned in separately and can be sent in a separate baggie.

– Please  be sure to visit my  Sign Up Genius Link to to sign up for your Parent- Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. I still have many spots open and would like to meet with each family.

Weekly Update 10/19

What we are learning 10/22-10/26  

We have had such a busy week in first grade. Over the last week we worked on sorting items by similar attributes. In our math small groups we sorted colored goldfish into like groups! Our students got creative and sorted them by color, smiles vs. no smiles and broken vs. whole. This can be a difficult skill for students and fun to practice at home. Try soring different items different ways and playing a game to see who can guess your sort.

Upcoming dates and events:

Sunday, October 21 is PTO Spirit Night at Chipotle and Bruster’s from 4-8 pm. You MUST bring the flyer to get credit. Please support the Tigers!

Tuesday, October 23  is our PTO Meeting and International Night starting at 6 pm.

Next week is also College and Career Awareness Week!                                    Click above to see the flier, I know students will have fun participating in the spirit activities each day!

Please remember to check the daily communication folder everyday for important information from the school and graded papers on Friday!

RED homework folders and take home books are due on Monday. I have enjoyed the pictures and videos of the children reading! Keep up the great work. the first grade teachers are making plans to reduce the paper used in homwork so please look out for the format to change slightly over the next few weeks. Thank you for all of your support from home.

Weekly Update 10/12

What we are learning 10/15-10/19

What a crazy end to the school week. I hope that everyone has power and is safe at home. My family is safe, but not expected to get power back until sometime Sunday so my ability to respond to messages this weekend may be limited. Due to school being closed Friday, interims will now be sent home on Monday in your child’s daily folder. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We will also collect Red homework folders on Monday. Please be sure the book sent home each week is returned with the folder.

Next week is Health and PE Success Week! To celebrate, Mr. Holscher is hosting Bring Your Parents to PE  on Wednesday, 10/17 at 9:35 am. A flyer was sent home in your child’s folder with more details. Come join your child for 30 minutes of heart pumping fun in the gym!!! Please be sure to check in at the main office when you arrive for your child’s PE class!

Upcoming Dates:

PTO Spirit Night will be held at Chipotle and Brusters on October 21st.

Tuesday, 10/23: PTO Meeting & International Night

Hope you are able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather this weekend!

Weekly Update 10/5

What we are learning 10/9-10/12

We had a great first week of October! This week we continued our unit on patterns in math, focused on nonfiction comprehension in reading, and began our social studies unit on the American flag. We finished the week with a special performance of  The Frog & Prince by the Virginia Repertory Theater. One of the favorite activities this week was our pattern bracelets. Students had to pay careful attention while creating them because the beads all appear white indoors but they react to the UV light from the sun and patterns appear when worn out in the sun.

Upcoming dates and events:

  • Monday, October 8th- Student Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 9th is the PTO Bingo Night at 6 p.m. PTO Members – first card FREE! $3 for additional cards- Fantastic Prizes!
  • Friday, October 12th – 1st Quarter Interim Reports will be sent home
  • Please be sure to visit my   Sign Up Genius Link  to sign up for your Parent-Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Thank you!

Wishing everyone a nice 3 day weekend!!!

Weekly Update 9/28

What we are learning 10/1-10/5

Please  be sure to visit my  Sign Up Genius Link to to sign up for your Parent- Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Thank you!

The first grade team had a great time dressing up as the characters from It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown this week to help promote our big blast fundraiser. Thank you to all who have already donated.

Please remember to check the daily communication folder everyday for important information from the school and graded papers on Friday!

Please remember that RED homework folders and take home books are due on Monday. I have enjoyed all of the cute pictures and videos of the children reading. Keep up the great work! If videos are too large to send you may just send me a short one of a few pages. Remember that students are asked to choose a different activity each week.

Upcoming dates and events:

-Big Blast Fundraiser deadline is 10/5. Go Tigers!

-After School Enrichment Clubs begin October 3rd: Click here to get more info or sign up!

Weekly Update 9/21/18

What we are learning 9/24-9/28

Please remember that RED homework folders and take home books are due on Monday. I have enjoyed all of the cute pictures and videos each time I open my inbox.

We had a fantastic first STEAM Day this week! The students had a blast creating and exploring shapes. Thank you so much to my parent volunteers for making STEAM Day a special day for our class and helping to keep everyting running so smoothly.

Upcoming dates and events:

– PTO Yard Sale-Saturday, September 22 8:00-11:00 am at Trevvett Elementary

-Gelati Celesti Spirit Night-Monday, September 24-5-9 pm at West Broad location

-After School Enrichment Clubs begin October 3rd: Click here to get more info or sign up!

– Please  be sure to visit my  Sign Up Genius Link to to sign up for your Parent- Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Thank you!

Weekly Update 9/13/18

What we are learning 9/17-9/21

It has been a busy week in first grade. We packed a lot of fun and learning into just four days! This week we continued to work on establishing classroom routines and procedures. We began learning about READING and MATH rotations and I am very proud of how well the students are working together in small groups!

Please take a moment to sign up for your Parent- Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 8:00-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please visit my Sign Up Genius Link to sign up. Please choose a time slot that works best for you, if you are not able to make any of the listed times, please let me know and we can work out a time that does work for you!

Reminders/Upcoming Dates to remember:

  • Please send in your $7.00 class donation so we can put in the order for our Scholastic News classroom magazine. Thanks to those who already have sent this in
  • Monday, September 17th: Gelati Celesti Spirit Night from 5-9
  • Wednesday, September 19th is a half-day for students. Please be on the lookout for information on joining us that morning for a STEAM activity. Also, if your child needs to go home a different way that day, you must send in a note for a transportation change.
  • Homework begins on Monday 9/17 – Look for the RED folder we discussed at Back to School Night!
  • Big Blast Fundraiser ends on 9/28

Week one of Grade 1

What we are learning 9/10-9/14  

We worked and played hard in Ms. Lang’s class this week. Thank you for sharing your children with me, I know it will be a great year. Mrs. Rot and I are enjoying getting to know each of the students.

Thank you to all of the families who have joined our class group on remind already. If you still need to join text @langsclass to 81010 or send me your 10 digit phone number to hrlang@henrico.k12.va.us and I will sign you up.

Please join me for Back to School Night from 6:00-6:40 or 6:50-7:30 on Tuesday September 11th. We will be discussing Homework, classroom procedures, expectations, signing up for fall conferences and much more.

Trevvett will be offering Fall after-school enrichment programs this year! The schedule for the fall program is as follows: 6 week session offered weekly on Wednesdays from 2:20 – 3:20, October 3 – November 7. Links for registration are posted on the After School Programs Page. Information on these programs was also sent home in folders this week. Contact Ms. Rhoden at 261-5060 or JMRhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us if you have any further questions.

We had a sweet week and it ended with a sweet treat  from a sweet family.

Thank you!

Dates to Remember:

9/10 Fall Fundraiser Golden Ticket due

9/11 Back to School Night 6pm

9/19 Early Release and STEAM Day

Have a great weekend!