January 14 – January 18

This Week in Room 12

In Reading,  students continued to learn about strategies that great readers can use to help better understand a story. Our class focused on highlighting to find evidence, rereading, completing stop & jots, and doing hot dots on question stems. Students enjoyed reading a story works article entitled Beauty and Disaster focusing on volcanoes in Hawaii. I am so proud of how the students identified text features, read carefully to stop and jot, and summarized the article.

In Math, students also reviewed how to order and compare fractions from least to greatest and greatest to least using the benchmarks of 0,1/2, and 1. Our class learned how to find the halves of fractions and then place less than, greater than or equal to a half. Also, students reviewed how to find equivalent fractions using pictures and also through multiplication and division. You Tube videos will be updated next week due to a new laptop & finding a new way to record.

In Writing, students learned about how to writing and transition words. Our class had a great discussion how transition words show order in writing. Also, students watched a how to video on making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to show the importance of being detailed and specific in writing steps or directions.

In VA Studies, students reviewed our unit on the American Revolution. Students reviewed about the disagreements between the British and the colonists. Also, our class reviewed about taxes and the British Parliament on SOLpass. Students played ZONK and Kahoot to test their knowledge about Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette. Here is the study guide VS-5 to review and study what we are covering in class.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will continue to focus on comprehension strategies and how students can monitor their comprehension when reading . We will review various reading concepts by reading fiction and non-fiction text and learn how to review by making a brain dump. The Reading Benchmark is now on January 30th and 31st.

In Math, students will continue to focus on fractions. Our class will review how to compare and order fractions along with finding equivalent fractions. Students will focus on using benchmarks, number lines, and pictures to solve various fraction problems. Students will have a summative math assessment next week. The Math Benchmark is now on February 6th and February 7th.

In Writing, students will continue how to use transition words in their writing. Our class will focus on a how to writing. Also, we will continue to work on editing the how to writing to complete a final draft of their writing for correct spelling, punctuation and detailed sentences.

In VA  Studies, students will continue to review for their VA Studies Benchmark. Our class will complete a Race Through History for VS 2 to VS 5.  Also, we will start reviewing for the VA Studies Benchmark assessment. Click here for the vs.fullguide to preview/review/study the information.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Fractions Quick Check – Tuesday, January 22
  • Vocabulary Test – Tuesday, January 22nd
  • Math Summative Test – Thursday, January 24
  • Reading Benchmark Test – Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st (two parts)
  • American Revolution Research Project and Biography Bottle Project – due January 24th
  • VA Studies Benchmark Test – Friday, February 1st
  • Math Benchmark Test – Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday, February 6th
  • African American Achiever Project – more details to come and due in mid-February
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 21st – NO SCHOOL
  • SCA Spirit Week – Donate a dollar to dress up daily. All donations will go to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. Look for Yellow Flyer in Homework for daily themes
  • PAW Achievement – Friday, January 25th
  • Student Holiday-Staff Clerical Day – Monday, January 28th
  • Zaxby’s PTO Spirit Night – Friday, January 31st
  • Mid Year Conferences – Thursday, February 7th
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

January 7 to January 11

This Week in Room 12

In Reading,  students learned about reading strategies that readers can use to help better understand a story. Our class read a few poems and non-fiction passages. One important strategy that we focused on this week has been stop and jot. Students stop and jot a sentence or two about each paragraph in a passage. Once they are finished summarizing, the students will have a better understanding of what they are reading.

In Math, students continued to read, write and draw fractions and mixed numbers. We also learned how to compare fractions using pictures (circles and rectangles), number lines, and benchmarks. Students also learned how to order fractions from least to greatest and greatest to least using the benchmarks of 0,1/2, and 1. Our class learned how to find the halves of fractions and then place less than, greater than or equal to a half. You Tube videos will be updated next week due to a new laptop & finding a new way to record.

In Writing, students learned about the parts of a friendly letter. Students learned about commas and how to use them correctly in their writing. Commas are used in openings & closings of letter, dates, lists, city & state, and the start of a direct quotation. The students did a great job use the friendly letter and commas correctly.

In VA Studies, students reviewed our new unit on the American Revolution. Students learned about the disagreements between the British and the colonists. Also, our class learned about taxes and the British Parliament. Students learned about Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette. Our class also learned how the American Revolution ended in Yorktown. Here is the study guide VS-5 to review and study what we are covering in class.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will continue to focus on comprehension strategies and how students can monitor their comprehension when reading.Our class will read various fiction and non-fiction texts to make connections and check their comprehension.

In Math, students will continue to focus on fractions. Our class will review how to compare and order fractions along with finding equivalent fractions. Students will focus on using benchmarks, number lines, and pictures to solve various fraction problems.

In Writing, students will learn how to use transition words in their writing. Our class will focus on a how to writing. Also, we will continue to work on editing our writing for correct spelling, punctuation and detailed sentences.

In VA  Studies, students will continue to focus on the American Revolution. Our class will review our unit on VS 5 with Kahoot and ZONK. Also, we will start reviewing for the VA Studies Benchmark assessment. Click here for  VS-5 – the study guide to preview/review/study the information.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Reading Summative Test – Thursday, January 17th
  • VS 5 Unit Test- Friday, January 18th
  • Vocabulary Test – Tuesday, January 22nd
  • Reading Benchmark Test – Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 23rd (two parts)
  • American Revolution Research Project and Biography Bottle Project – due January 24th
  • VA Studies Benchmark Test – Friday, February 1st
  • Math Benchmark Test – Thursday, February 7th and Friday, February 8th
  • African American Achiever Project – more details to come and due in mid-February
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 21st – NO SCHOOL
  • PAW Achievement – Friday, January 25th
  • Student Holiday-Staff Clerical Day – Monday, January 28th
  • Zaxby’s PTO Spirit Night – Friday, January 31st
  • Mid Year Conferences – Thursday, February 7th – another dates may be added
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

January 3 to January 4

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students reviewed affixes – prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Our class discussed various prefixes & suffixes and how adding these affixes to words can change the meanings. Students read a fictional story from our Storyworks Magazine that focused on main idea, details, and author’s purpose.

In Math, students began a new unit on Fractions. We began learning important vocabulary such as the numerator, denominator and mixed numbers. Students learned and reviewed how to read, write, and draw fractions with shapes and on number lines. Please check out the You Tube page to view videos on these two methods.

In Writing, students reviewed synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. Our class discussed the important of knowing the meanings of common homophones like there, their, and they’re, to, two, too, your and you’re.

In VA Studies, students began a new unit on the American Revolution. Students learned about the disagreements between the British and the colonists. Also, our class learned about taxes and the British Parliament. We had such great discussions about this important time in history. Here is the study guide VS-5 to review and study what we are covering in class.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will focus on comprehension strategies and how students can monitor their comprehension when reading.Our class will read various poems and other texts to make connections and check their comprehension.

In Math, students will continue to focus on fractions. Our class will review how to read, write and draw fractions. Then students will focus on comparing and ordering fractions on a number line, using manipulatives, and pictures.

In Writing, students will learn about the parts of a friendly letter. Students will learn about commas and how to use them correctly in their writing. Our class will work on a Winter Break writing and then work on writing a friendly letter.

In VA  Studies, students will continue to focus on the American Revolution. Our class will discuss the importance of the Declaration of Independence and the roles of various people during the American Revolution: patriots, loyalists, and neutral groups. Click here for  VS-5 – the study guide to preview/review/study the information.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • VS 5 a,b,c Quiz – Friday, January 11th
  • American Revolution Research Project and Biography Bottle Project – more details to come
  • African American Achiever Project – more details to come
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 21st – NO SCHOOL
  • PAW Achievement – Friday, January 25th
  • Student Holiday-Staff Clerical Day – Monday, January 28th
  • Zaxby’s PTO Spirit Night – Friday, January 31st
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

December 17-19

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students learned about affixes – prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Our class discussed various prefixes & suffixes and how adding these affixes to words can change the meanings. Students also learned about continued to work in guided reading groups and completed various activities focusing on main idea, comprehension, and fact and opinion skills.

In Math, students reviewed multiplication and division. Our class wrapped up our unit and students were tested on multiplication and division with and without word problems.  Please check out the You Tube page to view videos on these two methods. Students are continuing to practice and learn these two methods with and without remainders.

In Writing, students wrapped up their writing about Colonial life and put their Jamestown Magazine together. The students did a great job including a front cover, table of contents, their 3 writings called The New World, Letter to Family, and Colonial Life: Then and Now and a picture of the Jamestown Fort.

In VA Studies, students completed their VA Studies Jamestown Magazine. Also, students participated in Colonial Days. Lots of students dressed up in colonial attire. The students had a blast learning how to weave on a place mat, how to make butter and colonial pomander balls. What a fun afternoon!

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will focus on comprehension strategies and how students can monitor their comprehension when reading. Strategies will include stop and jots, summarizing the text, and reading or answering questions about the text. Also, we will review author’s purpose and affixes.

In Math, students will begin a new unit on fractions. For the short week, students will focus on reading, writing, and identifying fractions on a number line, using pictures, manipulatives and benchmarks.

In Writing, students will learn about homophones. Our class will focus on using common homophones like its & it’s; their, they’re & there; and your & you’re correctly in their writing.

In VA  Studies, students will begin a new unit focusing on the American Revolution (VS 5). Students will learn about the disagreements between the colonists and the King of England over taxes and the government, which led to the American Revolution. Click here for  VS-5 – the study guide to preview/review/study the information.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • American Revolution Research Project and Biography Bottle Project – more details to come
  • African American Achiever Project – more details to come
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Winter Break – Thursday, December 20th to Wednesday, January 2, School Reopens on the January 3, 2019.
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

December 13-14

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students began learning about fact and opinions in fiction and non-fiction texts. Students learned that facts can be proven and opinions are someone’s thoughts and beliefs about something.

In Math, students reviewed multiplication and division. Also, students were given their MAPS Math assessment to show the growth they have made so far this year. Please check out the You Tube page to view videos on these two methods. Students are continuing to practice and learn these two methods with and without remainders.

In Writing, students wrapped up their writing about Colonial life and will put together their Jamestown Magazine next week.

In VA Studies, students reviewed the unit on Colonial Life and were tested this week.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will continue to learn about facts and opinions in fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will learn that facts are true and can be proven, opinions are statements that involve someone’s own thoughts and emotions. In addition, students will will review affixes: prefixes, root words, and suffixes.

In Math, students will continue to review multiplication and division. Students will be tested on our multiplication and division unit on Tuesday.

In Writing, students will continue to piece together their non-fiction magazine. The students will work on their cover, table of contents, their 3 writings, glossary, index and a works cited. I am so excited to see their finished projects.

In VA  Studies, students will experience Colonial Day on Tuesday where students will learn how to make butter, weave, and make pomander balls and a family quilt. Students are encouraged to dress colonial like.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • NWEA Winter Math Assessment: Friday, December 14
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • MAPS Math Testing – Friday, December 14
  • Holiday Lunch Movie and  Treats for Students – Candy Cane Ice Cream Cups – Tuesday, December 19
  • Colonial Day from 12:30 to 2:00 PM – Wear Colonial attire
  • Holiday Fun – Basketball Game, Classroom Party and Wear Pajamas: Wednesday, December 20
  • Winter Break – Thursday, December 20th to Wednesday, January 2, School Reopens on the January 3, 2019.
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

December 3-December 7

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students reviewed the author’s purpose in fiction and non-fiction. Our students identified how author’s write to inform, persuade, and describe. Also, our class learned about sensory words and how these words are describing words that make writing more interesting. Students focused on finding sensory words that appeal to the senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

In Math, students reviewed that dividing is splitting up and sharing equally in groups. Students continued to divide whole numbers (two digit by one digit and three digit by one – example: 86 divided by 4, 543 divided by 3) using the partial product and the standard algorithm. Please check out the You Tube page to view videos on these two methods. Students are continuing to practice and learn these two methods with and without remainders.

In Writing, students wrapped up their third and final writing topic on Jamestown. Our class focused on a compare and contrast writing about life in Colonial Virginia, then and now. I am so proud of their transition words and how they connected between similarities and differences between Colonial Life then and now.

In VA Studies, students learned about money, bartering, credit, debt, and savings in colonial time. Our class discussed everyday life for the colonists with regards to clothing, food, and housing. Lastly, students learned about the rights and ownership of land for the colonists and slaves.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will learn about facts and opinions in fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will learn that facts are true and can be proven, opinions are statements that involve someone’s own thoughts and emotions. In addition, students will learn about affixes: prefixes, root words, and suffixes. We will discuss how prefixes and suffixes affect the meaning of a word.

In Math, students will continue to review multiplication and division. Also, students will begin learning about fractions. Students will learn how to read, write, and draw fractions. Later in the week, we will focus on comparing fractions using the number line and pictures.

In Writing, students will begin to piece together their non-fiction magazine. The students will work on their cover, table of contents, their 3 writings, glossary, index and a works cited. I am so excited to see their finished projects.

In VA  Studies, students will review our unit on Colonial Life. Students will play Kahoot, Zonk, and complete sorts to ensure their understanding of the unit. We will test the unit as well.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • VS 4 – Colonial Life Unit Test: Tuesday December 11 – VS-4studyguide
  • NWEA Winter Math Assessment: Thursday, December 13
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Fire Safety Lesson: Monday, December 10
  • Family Life Lesson: Wednesday, December 12
  • Math and Science Center Lesson: Friday, December 14
  • Winter Break – Thursday, December 20th to Wednesday, January 2, School Reopens on the January 3, 2019.
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

November 26 to November 30

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, our class made various connections between their background knowledge and the text to make inferences and conclusions in different types of non-fiction text. Our classroom enjoyed reading Wilma Unlimted, an article about Simone Biles, and The Mary Celester – An Unsolved Mystery.

In Math, students began a new unit on division. We began our week discussing important vocabulary: dividend, divisor, and quotient. Also, our class talked about how dividing is splitting up and sharing equally in groups. Students learned how to divide whole numbers (two digit by one digit – example: 86 divided by 4) using the partial product and the standard algorithm. Please check out the You Tube page to view videos on these two methods. Students are continuing to practice and learn these two methods with and without remainders.

In Writing, students began their third and final writing topic on Jamestown, which will be a part of their Jamestown Magazine. Our class is focusing on a compare and contrast on life in Colonial Virginia, then and now. Students started organizing their thoughts into a graphic organizer. I am so proud of their details and ideas during this pre-writing stage.

In VA Studies, students began a new unit on Colonial Life. Our class talked about how tobacco is an important cash crop and the influence of slavery and agriculture affected the Colonial economy. Students also learned about cultural landscapes and which groups of immigrated where in Colonial Virginia. Lastly, our class had a great discussion on how and why the capital of Virginia was moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg to Richmond.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will review author’s purpose and craft in both fiction and non-fiction texts. Our class will also learn about sensory words – words that appeal to the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Our class will read various texts to identify these descriptive words and identify how it helps readers to understand the text more.

In Math, our class will focus more with practicing division using the partial quotient and the standard algorithm. We will continue to review dividing two digit by one digit with and without remainders. Also, students will practice more with three digit by one digit division with and without remainders. It is very important that students continue to check their work with multiplication.

In Writing, students will continue to work on their compare and contrast writing about Colonial Life in Jamestown. We will begin with students using their graphic organizer to write their rough draft into an introduction, a similarity paragraph, a contrast paragraph, and a conclusion paragraph.

In VA  Studies, students will continue to learn about colonial life. We will discuss how the colonial economy worked with credit, debt, savings, and bartering. Also, our class will complete various sorts and reviews in class to ensure their understanding.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Vocabulary Quiz: Monday, December 3 – Vocabulary
  • NWEA Winter Reading Assessment: Thursday, December 6
  • VS 4 – Colonial Life Quiz: Wednesday December 5 – VS-4studyguide
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • PTO Skate Night – December 1st at  5:30-7:30. Ashland Skateland 516 N. Washington Highway. The cost is $5 per child, $2 for parents and teachers, $2 skate rental! Do not miss this fun!
  • Waffles with Santa – Wednesday, December 4 – starting at 5:00 PM
  • Winter Break – Thursday, December 20th to Wednesday, January 2, School Reopens on the January 3, 2019.
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

November 19 to November 23

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, our class continued drawing conclusions/making inferences in a non fiction text. Inferences are educated guesses about something from a text where students will need to use their prior knowledge and clues from the text. Conclusions are judgments or a decisions that is made after reading a text. The students enjoyed reading books The Lost Colony as well as The Great Thanksgiving Escape, The First Thanksgiving and Turkey Trouble to make inferences and draw conclusions. Our class made great connections to our Thanksgiving holiday.

In Math, our class focused on practicing the multiplication of two digit by two digit (34 x 89) multiplication. We also reviewed how to multiply two digit by one digit numbers (89 x 6) and three by one digit numbers (231 x 9). Students have been making so much progress in showing their understanding in multiplication.

In Writing, students continued to write one or two paragraphs of writing focused on writing a letter to persuade family members or more settlers to come and settle in Jamestown. Our class learned how to write the introduction with a hook, then come up with 3 strong reasons on why their family or other settlers should join them in Jamestown, and wrap up their writing with a strong conclusion. The students are being so creative!

In Science, students reviewed the facts about each of our eight planets in the solar system by completing a large planet poster to order the planets in the closest to and farthest away from the sun. The students did an amazing job on this project.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will focus on making inferences in a non fiction text. Our class will continue to make connections between their background knowledge as well as what they read in a text to make inferences and draw conclusions.

In Math, students will continue to review multiplication with the box method and standard algorithm. Also, we will focus on learning how to divide whole numbers by a one digit number.  Students will work with various two and three digit numbers and solve problems with and without remainders. Be on the lookout for more YouTube videos explaining how to divide whole numbers using missing factors, partial product, and the standard algorithm.

In Writing, students will continue to work on their Jamestown persuasive letter to their family back in England. Also, students will focus on a compare and contrast writing assignment about life in Jamestown. Students will talk about what life was promised to them and what actually happened when they arrived and how they lived in Jamestown.

In VA  Studies, students will begin a new unit focusing on colonial life in Virginia. Students will learn about the cash crop of tobacco and how tobacco affected colonial life and its’ economy in early Virginia. We will also discuss the culture and traditions of various groups of people living in the Virginia colony. Students will also learn about the capital of Virginia moving from Jamestown to Williamsburg to Richmond.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Thursday, November 29: Math Multiplication Quiz
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Classroom Awards Celebration – Tuesday, November 20 from 1:30 to 2:00
  • Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday, November 21st to Friday, November 23rd
  • Winter Break – Thursday, December 20th to Wednesday, January 2, School Reopens on the January 3, 2019.
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

November 12 – November 16

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, our class continued drawing conclusions/making inferences in a fiction text. Inferences are educated guesses about something from a text where students will need to use their prior knowledge and clues from the text. Conclusions are judgments or a decisions that is made after reading a text. The students enjoyed reading books The Stranger and A Bad Day at Riverbend a to make inferences and draw conclusions.

In Math, our class focused on practicing the multiplication of two digit by two digit (34 x 89) multiplication. We also reviewed how to multiply two digit by one digit numbers (89 x 6) and three by one digit numbers (231 x 9). Our class also talked how we can double numbers or skip count to find the answer to basic multiplication facts in order to correctly solve the problems. Students know it is important to take their time and think about each step carefully.

In Writing, students continued to write one or two paragraphs of writing focused on writing a letter to persuade family members or more settlers to come and settle in Jamestown. Our class learned how to write the introduction with a hook, then come up with 3 strong reasons on why their family or other settlers should join them in Jamestown, and wrap up their writing with a strong conclusion. The students are being so creative!

In Science, we began a new unit focusing on the planets in the solar system. Students learned facts about each of the 8 planets along with having a great discussion on why Pluto is no longer a planet. Our class also learned sayings that help them to remember the planets in order from smallest to largest, largest to smallest, and the order of planets from the closest to the farthest from the sun.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will focus on making inferences in a non fiction text. Our class will continue to make connections between their background knowledge as well as what they read in a text to make inferences and draw conclusions.

In Math, students will continue to focus on multiplication. Our main focus will be students learning how to multiply two digit by two digit (23 x 45) using the standard algorithm. Students will complete various Thanksgiving themed math problems. Feel free to access the YouTube channel for step by step instructions on how to multiply whole numbers.

In Writing, students will continue to work on their Bride Ship persuasive writing by editing their rough drafts to have a completed final draft with correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and creative word choice.

In Science, our class will review our solar system unit by playing Kahoot and completing solar system project with pictures and facts about each planet.

In VA  Studies, students will learn about the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Monday, November 19: Vocabulary Test – Vocabulary Nov.12
  • Tuesday: November 20: Math Multiplication Quiz
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • PTO Spirit Night at Panera: Friday, November 16
  • Picture Day – Monday, November 19
  • Report Cards Sent Home – Tuesday, November 20
  • Classroom Awards Celebration – Tuesday, November 20 from 1:30 to 2:00
  • Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday, November 21st to Friday, November 23rd
  • Winter Break – Thursday, December 20th to Wednesday, January 2, School Reopens on the January 3, 2019.
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon yellow form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.

November 5 to November 9

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, our class learned how to draw conclusions/make inferences in a fiction text. Inferences are educated guesses about something from a text where students will need to use their prior knowledge and clues from the text. Conclusions are judgments or a decisions that is made after reading a text. The students enjoyed reading books like Enemy Pie and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda to make inferences and draw conclusions.

In Math, our class focused on the multiplication of two digit by two digit (34 x 89) multiplication. We also reviewed how to multiply two digit by one digit numbers (89 x 6) and three by one digit numbers (231 x 9). Students solved multiplication problems by using the box (open array) method. Our class also talked how we can double numbers or skip count to find the answer to basic multiplication facts in order to correctly solve the problems. Students know it is important to take their time and think about each step carefully.

In Writing, students continued to write one or two paragraphs of writing on our New World writing. Students are doing a great job continuing to focus on writing then editing it to make sure we are using capital letters, punctuation, and correct grammar. Lastly, the students put their finishing touches on their  New World writing that focused on getting more Jamestown settlers to come to Jamestown.

In VA Studies, students will reviewed our whole unit on Jamestown, the first permanent settlement. Students had a blast reviewing with Kahoot, Zonk,  and Ieopardy along with answering questions stems to show what they have learned. I know the students will show what they know on their test tomorrow. Click here for our VS-3studyguide for our current unit.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will focus on making inferences in a fiction text. Our class will continue to make connections between their background knowledge as well as what they read in a text to make inferences and draw conclusions. In addition, students will continue to work in guided reading groups and complete a variety of centers focusing on writing, reading, and vocabulary learning.

In Math, students will continue to focus on multiplication. Our main focus will be students learning how to multiply two digit by two digit (23 x 45) using the standard algorithm. We will also review how to multiply a one digit by two digit (5 x 24) and one digit by three digit (9 x 235) using the standard algorithm. Feel free to access the YouTube channel for step by step instructions on how to multiply whole numbers.

In Writing, students will begin to learn about persuasive writing. Our class will focus on how to persuade women and more English settlers to come to the Jamestown colony through an advertisement called the Bride Ship activity. We will continue to add adjectives, adverbs and possessive nouns in our writing as well as editing our writing for proper grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.

In Science, students will start a new unit focusing on the solar system Our class will learn about the gas giants and the terrestrial planets. We will discuss facts about each of the planets in the solar system along with the planets largest to smallest  and also smallest to largest in size. Students will complete a variety of assignments and projects to show what they know about our solar system.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Monday, November 12 : Vocabulary Test – 11-5 Vocab
  • Monday, November 19: Vocabulary Test –11-12 Vocab
  • Thursday, November 15: Reading Comprehension Test
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • PAW Achievement Reward – Monday, November 12
  • Veteran’s Day 4th Grade Performance and Assembly – Tuesday, November 13
  • Picture Day – Monday, November 19
  • Report Cards Sent Home – Tuesday, November 20
  • Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday, November 21st to Friday, November 23rd
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon green form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer
  • Miss Bauer’s Math YouTube Channel
  • Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of the learning and fun we are having in Room 12: @MissKellyBauer
  • Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at kabauer@henrico.k12.va.us or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060  for any questions or concerns.