Weekly Update 11/9/18

Happy Friday!

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 where we voted on a class pet stuffed animal. As you can see, the cat won! We also reviewed interpreting graphs with this activity. The students asked and answered questions such as “how many more people chose the cat than the frog?” Now they all are hoping that we can get can get a real class pet! Maybe we can look into a pet fish…

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

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!

Have a great weekend! 🙂

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Weekly Update 11/2/18

Happy Friday!

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. 🙂

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 to sign up!  A paper sign up was sent home in folders earlier this week if that works better for you. I will be holding conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. I look forward to meeting with you!

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

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

Next week is our school Book Fair. Please be sure to stop by and check it out!
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.

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

 

 

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Weekly Update 10/26/18

Happy Friday!

I hope that everyone is warm and dry this evening!

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. 🙂

In language arts we learned about the inflectional ending -ing. Check out our King of Ing crowns!

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

Please be sure to visit my Sign Up Genius 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 look forward to meeting with you!

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 Burnett 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.
  3. Using the 50-count Submission sheet if they prefer that method (I’ve attached a PDF of that.)
  4. 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 up in a separate baggie.

Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend! 🙂

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Weekly Update 10/19/18

Happy Weekend!

I hope that everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather! We had a busy week in room 27 this week! We started off the week with our first technology lesson with Mr. Clough, Trevvett’s  ITRT instructor. After reviewing making and extending patterns concepts, Mr. Clough taught the class how to use technology to create patterns on our school laptops. The students had a blast making their own patterns on Kleki!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our Animals Unit in science, our class is participating in an Oceans Unit project with Mrs. Golden’s fifth grade class.  On Friday we got together with our fifth grade buddies and brainstormed ocean topics. Our class thought of some great questions about the ocean animals! The fifth grade class will be researching these topics and making eBooks with the information found and sharing them with our class!

It was wonderful to have so many parents join us for Bring Your Parents to PE Day! Thank you to Mr. Holscher for such a special day with our families!

More pictures from this week  here 🙂

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and reminders: 

There is so much to share with you this week! Please read carefully! 🙂

  • Just a friendly reminder 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. Students will receive new books on Monday. Please be sure to return any books that you may still have at home. I have enjoyed all of the cute pictures and videos of the children reading! Keep up the great work!
  • Please be sure to visit my Sign Up Genius 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 look forward to meeting with you!
  • 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! Here is a flyer from our School Counselor, Ms. Bushey:

CCA Week Flyer (2).pdf 

  • It finally feels like fall! Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess! Our early recess time can be pretty chilly!

Thank you for all you do!

 

 

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Weekly Update 10/12/18

Hi Parents,

What a crazy end to the school week! I hope that everyone has power and is safe at home! Due to school being closed today, 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! 🙂

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

What we are learning 10/15-10/19  

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

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Weekly Update 10/5/18

Happy Friday!

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 this afternoon. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and events:

  • Monday, October 9th- 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 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!!!

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Weekly Update 9/28/18

Happy Friday!

It was a great week in first grade. We spent some time this week building patterns by using shape, size, color, and direction! The children had a blast being creating their own fall patterns this afternoon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a friendly reminder 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!

Please be sure to visit my Sign Up Genius 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 look forward to meeting with you!

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and events:

-Big Blast Fundraiser deadline is 10/5. Thank you for supporting our school! Go Tigers!

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

-Monday, October 8th: Columbus Day- Student Holiday

Have a great weekend! 🙂

 

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Weekly Update 9/21/18

Happy Friday!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More STEAM Day pictures here 🙂

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 my sweet kiddos reading! Keep up the great work! 🙂

Check out what we are learning next week here!

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 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!

Have a great weekend! 🙂

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Weekly Update 9/13/18

Happy Thursday!

First, a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 14th Henrico County Public Schools will be CLOSED for all students and staff.  I hope everyone stays safe and dry this weekend!

It has been a busy week in first grade! 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 check out what we are learning next week here!

Please take a moment 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. Please visit my Sign Up Genius 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 the our Scholastic News classroom magazine asap! Thanks to those who already have! 🙂
  • Monday, September 17th: Gelati Celesti Spirit Night from 5-9
  • Wednesday 9/19 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!

 

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Happy First Week of School!

We worked and played hard in Ms. Burnett’s class this week! I’m so proud of how well my sweet kiddos are settling into first grade!  It is going to be a GREAT year!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all of the families who have joined our class group on remind already. If you still need to join please text @672266 to 81010 or send me your 10 digit phone number to jkburnett@henrico.k12.va.us and I will be happy sign you up.

Please join us 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.

Here are some important dates for your calendar!

9/10 Fall Fundraiser Golden Ticket due

9/11 Back to School Night 6pm

9/19 Early Release and STEAM Day

Please check out what we are learning next week !

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Burnett

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