March 11 to March 15

The 4th graders had such a FUN week learning so many things! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students have been learning more about cause and effect. Students have focused on finding cause and effect relationships in non-fiction passages. Our class enjoyed reading about the importance of protecting the environment, specifically oceans. Students read about Henderson Island and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Also, students continued to meet in their guided reading groups.

In Math, our class reviewed types of quadrilaterals and defined characteristics of each shape: trapezoids, squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and the rhombus. Also, students continued to find the area and perimeter of various polygons. Students have done a great job labeling the sides of shapes before calculating the area and perimeter of shapes.  You Tube videos have been updated and are ready to view to help solve math problems.

In Writing, students learned the difference between persuasive (opinion) writing and informational writing. Students were put into groups of favorite foods and practiced writing the introduction sentences. Also, student groups wrote the plan and started working on their 3 paragraphs for the persuasive piece about their favorite food.

In VA Studies, students began a new unit on Reconstruction. Our class learned that Reconstruction is the time after the Civil War where the southern states were let back into the Union and everything is being rebuilt. Also, students learned about segregation, discrimination and Jim Crow Laws. Click here for the VS-8 Study Guide.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will learn about making inferences in non-fiction and fiction texts. Our class will read two stories from the Scholastic StoryWorks Magazine called “Out of the Flames” and “The Stars Below Me”. In both these passages, students will focus on identifying story elements, vocabulary words, text features, and making inferences about events and characters.

In Math, students will begin a new unit on measurement. Students will begin focusing on customary (inch, foot, yard, mile) and metric (millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers) units of length. Our class will learn about benchmarks to use when measuring and actually measuring things around the classroom. We will also learn how to measure to the fraction of 1/4, 1/2/ 1/8 inches and solve measurement conversations. Later in the week, students will learn about customary (ounces and pounds) and metric (grams and kilograms) mass/weight.

In Writing, students will continue to work on their rough drafts and final drafts of their persuasive writings about their favorite types of food. Our class will continue to work on writing with capital letters, using detailed sentences, and correct punctuation. I am so excited to see their finished product.

In VA Studies, students will review our unit on Reconstruction. Our class will have a very important discussion on how Virginia changed with transportation and various industries years after Reconstruction. Students will also be tested on this unit towards the end of the week.  Click here for the VS-8 Study Guide.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • VS 8 Reconstruction Unit Test: Thursday, March 21st
  • Reading Formative Assessment: Friday, March 22nd
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • James River Watershed Experience Field Trip: Permission Slip and Money ($23) due Wednesday, March 20th – Tuesday, March 26th
  • 3rd Quarter Paw Achievement Party – Thursday, March 28th
  • 3rd Quarter Ends – Friday, March 29th
  • Student Half Day: Release at 11:00 AM – March 29th
  • Spring Break – Saturday, March 30th to Sunday, April 7th (Students return to school on Monday, April 8th)
  • To Order Field Day shirts, click here. 4th grade will be wearing orange.
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink 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.

March 4 to March 8

The 4th graders in Room 12 worked so hard this first week of March! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students are continuing to learn about cause and effect in  non – fiction texts. Students have read non fiction stories entitled “An Oil Spill Causes Disaster” and “Hurricanes” to identify cause and effect relationships and answer comprehension questions on google forms. Also, students continued to meet in their guided reading groups.

In Math, students reviewed how our class reviewed geometry features like polgyons (plane or 2D figures) & solid figures (3D shapes). Our class specifically focused on the characteristics of specific quadrilaterals like a square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, and trapezoid. Later in the week, students focused on finding the area and perimeter of various shapes. You Tube videos have been updated and are ready to view to help solve math problems.

In Writing, students created their own cause and effect sentences to show their understanding of cause and effect relationships. After students complete a rough draft in their writing journal, students created a cause and effect comic strip to bring their writing to life. Students also continued to write and type their first week of March writing prompt.

In VA Studies, students reviewed the differences between the North(Union) and the South (Confederacy) with regards to the type of land and views on slavery. Also, students reviewed about events and people involved during the Civil War like Nat Turner, abolitionists, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln. We also had a fun time in class learning about the Civil War battles and how the Civil War ended.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, our class will wrap up our focus on finding cause and effect relationships in  both non-fiction and fiction texts. Students will study that the cause is the why something happens and the effect is what happens as a result of the cause.

In Math, students will continue to practice finding the area and perimeter of shapes. Our class will also begin a new unit on measurement. We will focus on capacity and learn all about gallons, quarts, pints, and cups.

In Writing, students will incorporate cause and effect relationships into their writing by creating a cause and effect cartoon. Our class will work on editing as well as writing detailed sentences with capital letters and punctuation.

In VA Studies, our class will begin a new unit focused on the time following the Civil War called Reconstruction. Students will learn about the rebuilding of the South and letting the southern states back into the Union. We will also have an important discussion on Jim Crow Laws, segregation and separation of groups of people. Click here for the VS-8 Study Guide.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Math Formative Assessment: Thursday, March 14th
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • James River Watershed Experience Field Trip: Permission Slip and Money ($23) due Wednesday, March 20th – Tuesday, March 26th
  • 3rd Quarter Paw Achievement Party – Thursday, March 28th
  • 3rd Quarter Ends – Friday, March 29th
  • Student Half Day: Release at 11:00 AM – March 29th
  • Spring Break – Saturday, March 30th to Sunday, April 7th (Students return to school on Monday, April 8th)
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink 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.

February 25 to March 1

Room 12 had a wonderful Read Across America Week! The African American Achiever Presentations were AMAZING! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students are continuing to learn about cause and effect in fiction texts. Students have read fictional stories entitled “Gone” and “A Change in Afternoon Plans” to identify cause and effect relationships and answer comprehension questions on google forms. Also, students continued to meet in their guided reading groups.

In Math, students reviewed how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike fractions computation with and without reducing (simplifying). Also, our class reviewed geometry features like lines (perpendicular, parallel and intersecting), points, angles, line segments, and polygons (plane or 2D figures) & solid figures (3D shapes). You Tube videos have been updated and are ready to view to help solve math problems.

In Writing, students continued to write using their February writing calendar. I am so proud of the students and how they continue to use our pre-writing strategies of a circle map and draft. The students also wrote about what life would be like in 100 years to celebrate the 100th day of school. The students are continuing to become more detailed writers!

In VA Studies, students began a new unit on the Civil War. Students learned about the differences between the North(Union) and the South (Confederacy) with regards to the type of land and views on slavery. Also, students learned about various events and people involved during the Civil War like Nat Turner, abolitionists, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln. Students also learned about the creation of West Virginia.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, our class will continue to focus on finding cause and effect relationships in  both non-fiction and fiction texts. Students study that the cause is the why something happens and the effect is what happens as a result of the cause. Students will continue to practice reading in guided reading groups as well.

In Math, students will continue with our unit on fractions. Students will focus on the characteristics of quadrilaterals. Also, students will start learning about area and perimeter by using formulas and pictures to find the area and perimeter or missing measurements on sides.

In Writing, students will incorporate cause and effect relationships into their writing by creating a cause and effect cartoon. Our class will work on editing as well as writing detailed sentences with capital letters and punctuation.

In VA Studies, our class will discuss the battles of Civil War. Students will learn the location of various battles and the outcomes from these battles. We will also learn about the roles of important people in the Civil War. Students will review the Civil War Unit test and best tested by the end of the week. Here is the VS-7 Study Guide to review and study.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Reading Formative Assessment: Thursday, March 7th
  • VS 7 Unit Test – Friday, March 8th
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Field Trip to the VA History Museum of History and Culture – Friday, March 1st
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink 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.

February 18-22

Room 12 had a hard working week! The African American Achiever Projects are AMAZING and I know the students can’t wait for their presentations at Trevvett next week! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students are learning about cause and effect in non-fiction texts. Students have created their own cause and effect sentences and identified causes and effects in their classmates examples. Also, students read about penguins and ancient Egyptians where they read to identify many cause and effect relationships.

In Math, students reviewed how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike fractions computation with and without reducing (simplifying). Also, our class began learning about geometry with identify & drawing lines (perpendicular, parallel and intersecting), points, line segments, rays, angles (acute, right, and obtuse). Towards the end of the week, students learned about polygon (plane or 2D figures) & solid figures (3D shapes). You Tube videos have been updated and are ready to view to help solve math problems.

In Writing, students continued to reviewed prepositions and prepositional phrases this week. Prepositions are words that link nouns and phrases in sentences. The class is wrapping up their final draft of their fictional story. Also, students are doing a wonderful job of completing their February weekly writing assignment by completing a circle map, rough draft, and then type their final piece in a google document.

In Science, students began a new unit on the Earth, Moon, and Sun. Students learned about rotation and revolution of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. Also, students learned about moon phases and the teachings of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, our class will continue to focus on finding cause and effect relationships in fiction text. Students will learn that the cause is the why something happens and the effect is what happens as a result of the cause. Students will continue to practice reading in guided reading groups as well.

In Math, students will continue our unit in geometry by learning about characteristics of 2D and 3D shapes as well as focusing on 2-10 sided polygons and their features. Also, students will continue to review fraction computation.

In Writing, students will incorporate cause and effect relationships into their writing by writing a story about fire safety. Our class will work on editing as well as writing detailed sentences with capital letters and punctuation.

In VA Studies, our class will begin a new unit on the Civil War. Students will learn about the disagreements between the north (Union) and the south (Confederacy). Also, students will learn about the events that led up to the Civil War & the people involved with these events. Our class will have a discussion about how West Virginia was created, too! Here is the VS-7 Study Guide to review and study.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Math Formative Assessment: Thursday, February 28th
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Read Across America Week – February 25th to March 1st: Click here for daily themes: ReadAcrossAmerica
  • African American Achiever Project Presentation at PTO Meeting: Tuesday, February 26th at 6 PM
  • Trevvett Elementary – African American Achiever Project Presentation (during school day: 8 AM to 10 AM): Thursday, February 28
  • Field Trip to the VA History Museum of History and Culture – Friday, March 1st
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink 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.

February 11 to February 15

Room 12 had another great week! I am so proud of the continuous effort that students put forth in their work habits. Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students reviewed what an inference is and how we make inferences using text evidence. Our class enjoyed reading stories from our StoryWorks magazine called Mars Needs Guitar and A Roar in the Darkness. Students did a wonderful job identifying the theme, problem, solution, and answering comprehension questions.

In Math, students reviewed how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike fractions computation. Also, our class practiced finding the lowest common multiple before adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Students are continuing to practice finding the greatest common factor to reduce or simplify fractions after adding or subtracting fractions.  You Tube videos have been updated and are ready to view to help solve math problems.

In Writing, students reviewed prepositions this week. Prepositions are words that link nouns and phrases in sentences. Our class continued to map out a fictional story with characters, a setting, and a plot including a problem and solution. Students are working on their final draft and including 5 prepositions in their writing.

In VA Studies, students reviewed our unit on the New Nation. Students learned about George Washington, James Madison, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson. Our class talked about the importance of the Virginia Declaration of Rights written by George Mason and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom written by Thomas Jefferson. Lastly, our class talked about how people migrated west through the Cumberland Gap through the Appalachian Mountains.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, our class will focus on finding cause and effect relationships in non-fiction text. Students will learn that the cause is the why something happens and the effect is what happens as a result of the cause. Students will continue to practice reading in guided reading groups as well.

In Math, students will begin a new unit on geometry. Our class will draw, label, and identify lines, points, rays, line segments and types of lines. Also, students will learn about polygons and the names of polygons from 3 sided up to 12 sided.

In Writing, students will continue to work on their final draft of their fictional story using prepositions. Also, our class will work on writing prepositional phrases in various writing prompts. Also, students will be able to use their chromebooks to type more writing pieces.

In Science, students will begin a new unit on Earth, Moon, and Sun. Our class will learn about various facts about the Earth, Moon, and Sun. Also, students will learn about the moon phases and famous astronomers like Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, and Aristotle.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Vocabulary Quiz: Monday, February 18
  • African American Achiever Project – due Tuesday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 20th (last day to turn in) Click here for more information: AfricanAmericanAchieverProject
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Benchmark Celebrations – Monday, February  18th
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink 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.

February 4 to February 8

Benchmarks are a wrap!!! The students gave their best effort and worked hard on all three benchmarks! All students earned the celebrations for passing Reading, Math and VA Studies.  I am so proud of the growth from the 1st to 2nd quarters. Let’s keep it rocking in February! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students focused word analysis skills by finding and defining synonyms, antonyms, homophones. Students reviewed what synonyms and antonyms are. Our class had a great time identifying these with an underwater scuba dive PowerPoint and playing in teams on a quiz-let live to show their synonym and antonym knowledge.

In Math, students took their Math Benchmark and rocked it! Also, we began a new unit focusing on fraction computation. Students learned how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. Also, our class will practice finding the lowest common multiple before adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.  You Tube videos will be updated next week due to a new laptop & finding a new way to record.

In Writing, students learned about prepositions this week. Prepositions are words that link nouns and phrases in sentences. Our class started mapping out a fictional story with characters, a setting, and a plot including a problem and solution. Students are working on their rough draft and including 5 prepositions in their writing.

In VA Studies, students began a new unit of focusing on the New Nation of America. Students learned about George Washington, James Madison, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson. Our class talked about the importance of the Virginia Declaration of Rights written by George Mason and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom written by Thomas Jefferson.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will continue to reading fiction and non-fiction stories from our Storyworks Magazine. Students will read and focus on their comprehension strategies of finding text evidence, making inferences about the text, answering comprehension questions, and understanding new vocabulary from the stories.

In Math, students will continue to practice finding the lowest common multiple of two numbers and then apply this concept to adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Students will also add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators with and without word problems. We will also focus on learning how to reduce and simplify a fraction.

In Writing, students will continue to work on their fictional story writing. Students will edit their writing for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and include prepositional phrases in their detailed sentences. Their final copy of the writing will be due next Friday, February 15th.

In VA  Studies, students will learn about people migrated west through the Cumberland Gap in Virginia. Students will learn the reasons why Virginians migrated and what they took with them when they migrated. We will also review our unit on VS 6 New Nation and test on Friday, February 15th. Click here for the  VS-6 study guide. 

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • VS 6 Unit Test: Friday, February 15
  • Vocabulary Quiz: Monday, February 18
  • African American Achiever Project – due Tuesday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 20th (last day to turn in) Click here for more information: AfricanAmericanAchieverProject
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Young Scientist Lesson – Monday, February 11th
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards sent home – Monday, February 11th
  • Classroom Awards Assembly at 1:30 to 2:00 – Monday, February 11th
  • Valentine’s Day Exchange – Thursday, February 14th
  • Benchmark Celebrations – Monday, February  18th
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink 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 29 to February 1

The students have worked extremely hard and gave their best effort in class.  I am so proud of their work ethic and focused. Let’s keep it rolling forward in February! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

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.  The class continued to read fiction and nonfiction passages to build their comprehension and stamina. Students took their mid-year Reading Benchmark and I know each student gave their best effort and focus!

In Math, students reviewed the likelihood line and focused on identifying events with fractions and then the probability words of impossible, unlikely, equally likely, likely, and certain.  Our class also began reviewing whole numbers and decimals place value, computation and estimation. Students also reviewed how to divide and multiply whole numbers.  Students will take their math benchmark next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. You Tube videos will be updated next week due to a new laptop & finding a new way to record.

In Writing, students continued to work on their writing an practicing using transition words. The students are doing a great job of being detailed and descriptive with their writing. Also, students wrote an acrostic poem based off of a topic of their choice in VA Studies and Science. These poems were hung in the hallway to show off each child’s poetry.

In VA Studies, students reviewed our units focusing on VS 4 – Colonial Life and VS 5 – The American Revolution. Our class created a study folder with important facts and began a Race Through History to review everything we have learned in the first half of the here. Here is a vs.fullguide  for all VA Studies unit. The students also will take their VA Studies benchmark on Friday.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will focus word analysis skills by finding and defining synonyms, antonyms, homophones. Students will practice finding multiple answers and identifying these in both fiction and nonfiction passages. Also, students will practice breaking down words with prefixes, root words, suffixes and answering a variety of question stems to show their word analysis skills.

In Math, students will learn about fraction computation of fractions with like denominators. We will start on finding the least common multiple to change denominators to like before adding or subtracting them. Students will also be reviewing math concepts such as multiplication and division, addition and subtraction, and fractions and decimals next week for the upcoming math benchmark. The students will take 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 writing and using prepositional words in their writing. Students will create a fictional story with characters, a setting, plot – problem and solution, and events. I am so looking forward to seeing what the students come up with.

In VA  Studies, students will begin a new unit focusing on The New Nation (VS 6) after the American Revolutionary War. We will learn about George Washington, James Madison, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson. Students will also learn about the VA Declaration of Rights and VA Statute for Religious Freedom. Here is the study guide to review and study at home. VS-6

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Math Benchmark Test – Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday, February 6th
  • African American Achiever Project – due in mid-February
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Mid Year Conferences – Thursday, February 7th
  • Family Life Lesson – Thursday, February 7th
  • Young Scientist Lesson – Monday, February 11th
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards sent home – Monday, February 11th
  • Classroom Awards Assembly – Monday, February 11th
  • Valentine’s Day Exchange – Thursday, February 14th
  • Benchmark Celebrations – Monday, February  18th
  • Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink 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 22-25

The students had a great week working hard and learning lots! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.

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 an article about Thomas Jefferson and learning how to find the evidence and mark up their reading to really show a deeper understanding of the reading.

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 reviewed how to find equivalent fractions, too. Lastly, students about probability and the chance of events happening. Students learned about the likelihood line and focused on identifying events with fractions and then the probability words of impossible, unlikely, equally likely, likely, and certain. You Tube videos will be updated next week due to a new laptop & finding a new way to record.

In Writing, students continued to work on their writing an practicing using transition words. The students are doing a great job of being detailed and descriptive with their writing. I am enjoying watching the students write directions on their how to writing because the details are amazing!

In VA Studies, students reviewed our units focusing on VS 2 – Virginia Geography, Native People and Language and VS 3 First Permanent Settlement. Our class created a study folder with important facts and began a Race Through History to review everything we have learned in the first half of the here. Here is a vs.fullguide  for all VA Studies unit. The benchmark will cover VS 2 through VS 5.

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 learn about probability. We will review the likelihood line and the importance of writing the fraction of the event then choosing the best probability word. Students will also be reviewing math concepts such as multiplication and division, addition and subtraction, and fractions and decimals next week for the upcoming math benchmark. The students will take 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 focus writing an acrostic poem about a historical person. Also, we will continue to work on editing the acrostic poem 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 focus on reviewing VS 3, 4 and 5 with students through kahoots, solpass and whiteboard games. Click here for the vs.fullguide to preview/review/study the information.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Reading Benchmark Test – Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st (two parts)
  • 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
  • End of 2nd Quarter
  • PAW Achievement – Friday, January 25th
  • Student Holiday-Staff Clerical Day – Monday, January 28th
  • Zaxby’s PTO Spirit Night – Friday, January 31st
  • Coupon for Wax Museum Due – Friday, January 31st
  • Mid Year Conferences – Thursday, February 7th
  • Family Life Lesson – 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 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.