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.

October 29 – November 2

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students learned how to use background knowledge while reading a book and other texts to help a reader understand more. Our class used a K-W-L chart (what I know, what I want to know, what I learned) while reading to understand the story more. Also, students learned how to stop and jot while they were reading as well. This is a great strategy using post-it notes to identify a funny, surprising, important, favorite, confusing, or wondering part of the text.

In Math, students spent the week reviewing place value and operations in whole numbers and decimals. Students had the opportunity to eat at a decimal diner, participate in place value boot camp, and eat at Chik Fil A restaurant experience in the classroom to review everything we have learned so far in Math. Also, students learned about the commutative, associative, and equality properties. They did an amazing job completing sorts and showing what they know this week.

In Writing, students continued to write one or two paragraphs of 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. The students worked on a New World writing that focused on getting more Jamestown settlers to come to Jamestown.

In VA Studies, students learned about the early Virginia government, the arrival of women and Africans. We had a great conversation about the importance of the arrival of these two groups of people. In addition, students learned about the hardships that the settlers had to endure and what changes took place to ensure survival for the colonists. We wrapped up our week learning about the interactions between the settlers and the Powhatans. Click here for our VS-3studyguide for our current unit.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, our class will learn how to draw conclusions/make inferences based 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. The students are going to have  a great time being an inference detective. Also, we will focus on new vocabulary words. Click here to review and study our current 11-5 Vocab.

In Math, our class will begin a new unit focusing on multiplication of two digit by two digit (34 x 89) multiplication. We will also reviewing about to multiply two digit by one digit numbers (89 x 6) and three by one digit numbers (231 x 9). We will review how to estimate with multiplication and learn about strategies to use when solving basic multiplication facts. In addition, we will time learning how to multiply using the box method, partial products, and standard algorithms.

In Writing, students will focus on how to write a persuasive piece of writing. Students will focus on persuading others to vote for their representatives (burgesses) in Jamestown. Our writing will continue to focus on using capital letters, punctuation, and adding more creative and interesting words through adjectives and adverbs.

In VA Studies, students will review our whole unit on Jamestown, the first permanent settlement. We will review through kahoot, zonk,  and jeopardy along with answering questions stems to show what they have learned. We will have a unit test on Friday, November 9th. Click here for our VS-3studyguide for our current unit.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Monday, November 5: VA Studies Quiz – VS 3 d,e,f,g
  • Tuesday, November 6: Student Holiday – Teacher Workday
  • Friday, November 9: VS 3 Unit Test – covers VS 3 a,b,c,d,e,f,g
  • Friday, November 9: Vocabulary Test – 11-5 Vocab
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • 2nd Quarter starts – Monday, November 5th
  • Tuesday, November 6- Student Holiday- NO SCHOOL
  • Conference Sign Ups – Please click here to sign up to meet about your child’s progress so far this year.
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • After School enrichment classes started on from October 3 and will run til November 7.
  • Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer
  • 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.

October 22 to October 26

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students continued to learn about author’s purpose in fiction texts. Our class listened to two read alouds from the book called, Two Bad Ants and The One and Only Ivan. While students listened to these fiction texts, we discussed how to look at the author’s words and phrases as well as the characters, setting, and what is happening in the story to identify the author’s purpose. Students are continuing to practice answering question stems and work in their guided reading groups daily.

In Math, students learned how to add and subtract decimals with and without word problems. Our class focused on using grid paper to stack the decimals up by place value, balance out with zeros, and then add or subtract from there. Also, we learned how to use decimal grids and base ten models to add and subtract using pictures.

In Writing, students are continuing to work on their individual writing pieces. We focused more on a narrative piece of writing which focused on being spooky and scary. Our class also learned about adjectives and adverbs. Students were encouraged to add adjectives and adverbs to current pieces of writing to make it more descriptive and interesting.

In VA Studies, our class started a new unit focusing on Jamestown as the first permanent settlement. We discussed the reasons for English Colonization, the 4 reasons of why the Jamestown settlement site was chosen and the importance of the charters. Students also completed a STEAM challenge of building the Jamestown fort towards the end of the week. Click here for our VS-3studyguide for our current unit.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, our class will focus on accessing prior knowledge and building upon new knowledge while reading a variety of texts in the classroom. Students will learn how to stop and jot information while reading to help building their comprehension and be more engaged when reading. Also, we will focus on new vocabulary words. Click here to review and study our current Vocabulary words.

In Math, students will spend the week reviewing place value and operations in whole numbers and decimals. Students will have the opportunity to eat at a decimal diner, participate in place value boot camp, and eat at Chik Fil A in the classroom to review everything we have learned so far in Math. Students will also learn about equality with and without equations.

In Writing, students will continue to write one or two paragraphs of writing. Our class is continuing to focus on writing then editing it to make sure we are using capital letters, punctuation, and correct grammar. The students will continue to practice incorporating adjectives, adverbs, and  singular possessives in their writing.

In VA Studies, students will continue learning about the first permanent settlement in Virginia. Our class will focus on the early government and discuss the general assembly, burgesses and the governor’s council. Also, we will learn about the hardships and changes that took place for the survival of the colonists along with discussing the importance of the arrival of Africans and women to the settlement. Lastly, students will learn about the interactions between the English and the Powhatans. Click here for our VS-3studyguide for our current unit.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Monday, October 29th: VA Studies Quiz – VS 3 a, b, c
  • Tuesday, October 30th: Big Blast Fundraiser Party! If your child has raised money for this year’s school fundraiser, they will be allowed to participate in this year’s fundraiser party. If they attend, they are encouraged to wear a costume to school that day.
  • Thursday, November 1: Reading Comprehension Test
  • Friday, November 2: – VA Studies Assessment – VS 3 d,e,f,g
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Tuesday, November 6- Student Holiday- NO SCHOOL
  • Conference Sign Ups – Please click here to sign up to meet about your child’s progress so far this year.
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • After School enrichment classes started on from October 3 and will run til November 7.
Social Media and Contact Information
  • 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.

October 15 to 19

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This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students learned about author’s purpose in fiction texts. We read a story called “Looking Like Me” and “The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors” and then discussed about whether the author wrote this story to persuade, inform, or entertain. Our class did a wonderful job pulling out the characters, settings, and interesting phrases and words to identify the author’s purpose.

In Math, our class focused on estimating with and without word problems. Students worked with various addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems.  We emphasized how important it is to round the answer before solving the actually problem. When estimating, students are to look at the farthest number to the left, which is the highest place value for all numbers then solve the problem after rounding the number.

In Writing, our class focused on writing using pre-writing strategies. We talked about reference materials that can help make our writing more interesting like the thesaurus and dictionary. In addition, students learned about the atlas, encyclopedia, and the almanac. Mid week, students learned about narrative writing and started writing a spooky writing piece and will wrap it up next week.

In Science, students learn about natural resources. We focused on learning about water as a natural resource, plants and animals – both wild and domestic, rocks, minerals, ore – granite, gravel, sand, limestone, and coal, and forests. Students completed various projects in class to show what they know.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, we will continue to focus on the author’s purpose in fiction texts. Also, we will focus on activating background knowledge and building additional background knowledge. Our class will continue to complete various reading and writing activities while students meet in their guided reading groups.

In Math, students will learn how to add and subtract decimals with and without word problems. Our class will focus on lining up the decimals by place value then balancing out the place value with zeros. After those steps are completed, students will be able to add or subtract to solve the problem.

In Writing, students will continue to work on their spooky writing pieces. Then our class will learn about adjectives and adverbs then incorporate it into their writing journals and various other writing pieces the students have finished or are working on. Students will continue to work on writing detailed sentences with capital letters and punctuation.

In VA Studies, students will learn about the first permanent settlement called Jamestown. Students will learn about the reasons for colonization in America, along with the reasons why the chose the Jamestown fort. Lastly, students will learn about the importance of charters in establishing Jamestown.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Wednesday, October 24th: Vocabulary Test on current words: 10-15 Vocab
  • Thursday, October 25th: Math Assessment
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • 10/19- JAMESTOWN FIELD TRIP TOMORROW!
  • Next Week is College & Career Awareness Week
    • 10/22- Future Career Day- dress like what you want to be when you grow up
    • 10/23- College Hat Day
    • 10/24- Unity Day- Wear orange to show you’re committed to ending bullying
    • 10/25- Dress to Impress Day- Bring out your very best for school today.
    • 10/26- College Sweatshirt Day
  • 10/23- International Night @ 6- We are asking ALL families to bring various items like photos, maps, stamps, crafts, and even food dishes to create a display table for our multicultural fair. And don’t’ forget to wear your native attire! There will also be live entertainment including an Arabic, Spanish, and Nepali speaking interpreters. You don’t want to miss this exciting event! Return the RSVP form saying YES, you want to represent your culture!
  • Conference Sign Ups – Please click here to sign up to meet about your child’s progress so far this year.
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • After School enrichment classes started on from October 3 and will run til November 7.
Social Media and Contact Information
  • 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.

October 9 to 12

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This Week in Room 12

In Reading, our class focused on asking and answering questions through fiction and non-fiction texts in guided reading groups. Students also learned about context clues and how to search for clues in sentences to help define and understand a difficult or unknown word.

In Math, students reviewed place value of whole numbers and decimals. We spent time practicing how to stack decimals by place value, balancing out the place value, and comparing or ordering the decimals in the last step. Our class also practiced writing fractions as decimals.

In Writing, students continued using their writing journals. Our class learned about capitalization and punctuation along with reviewing the types of sentences. Students focused on writing topic sentences with restating the writing prompt. The students did a great job focusing on writing about their favorite Fall activity or memory. Lastly, we talked about common and proper nouns.

In VA Studies, students wrapped up our unit on VS 2 Geography and Native Peoples. Our class reviewed the bordering states of Virginia, the water features of Virginia, and the regions of Virginia with salt dough maps. Students also reviewed the life of the native peoples, their tribes, and where they lived before the arrival of the British.

Next week in Room 12

In Reading, students will learn about the author’s purpose in Fiction texts. We discuss how author’s write to persuade, inform, and entertain. Our class will read a variety of fiction texts to find the author’s word choice and style to identify the author’s purpose. Also, students will focus on their background knowledge and build more knowledge from texts we are reading in class.

In Math, students will learn about estimation strategies with and without word problems. We will focus on using a 4 square problem solving to organize our math thoughts to solve the problems. Our class will focus on the 0’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s math fact strategies. Students will spend time on relating multiplication facts to skip counting, arrays, and using pictures.

In Writing, our class will learn about the 5 non-fiction reference books: atlas, encyclopedia, almanac, thesaurus and dictionary. The main two reference books that we will focus on with writing will be the thesaurus and dictionary, which will helps students be more descriptive and creative with their word choices. Our class will focus on narrative writing next week. Students will use a circle map and flow map to organize our pre-writing and begin a rough draft next week.

In Science, our class will begin a new unit on Virginia’s natural resources. Students will learn about water, animals & plants, rocks, minerals & ores, and forests as natural resources. As we cover each topic, students will create posters, flashcards, and projects to show what they have learned about for each type of natural resource.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Monday, October 15th: VS 2 Unit Test
  • Tuesday, October 16th: Vocabulary Test on current words
  • Thursday, October 18th: Reading Assessment
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • After School enrichment classes started on from October 3 and will run til November 7.
  • Jamestown Field Trip Permission slips were sent home. Please take a look at the form, if your child would like to go please turn in the money to me as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any questions. All money is due Friday, October 12.
  • The Jamestown Field Trip will be on Friday, October 19th. Students will report to school their normal way in the morning and leave from Trevvett Elementary School. We will tour Jamestown and Yorktown and return back to school around 5:30 PM that evening. More details will be coming out soon.
Social Media and Contact Information
  • 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.

October 1 to 5

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students reviewed the difference between Fiction and Non-Fiction genres. We also discussed the author’s purpose and why author’s write to persuade, inform, and entertain. All week, our class focused on asking and answering questions from a text. The students did a great job applying this skill in guided reading groups and in whole group.

In Math, students learned and reviewed how to round, order, and compare decimals. Students practiced stacking decimals by place value then comparing and ranking in order from least to greatest and greatest to least. Place value was reviewed and students made the connection between writing fractions as decimals.

In Writing, students continued using their writing journals. Our class started writing about an early childhood memory. Students did a great job using a circle map to help organize their ideas into a rough draft. Also, our class learned about verbs, synonyms, antonyms, and subject verb agreement.

In VA Studies, our class learned about the adaptations the Indians made to survive the Virginia climate during Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. We also talked about the Native peoples clothing, shelter, cultures and traditions of pow wows. We wrapped up our unit talking about Werowocomoco and Jamestown.

Next Week in Room 12

In Reading, students will review how to write and answer questions from a text or passage. Our class will also focus on identifying important information learning from a non-fiction text. Students will continue reading centers and guided reading groups to practice their reading skills throughout the week.

In Math, students will learn review place value, comparing, rounding, and ordering decimals.  Also, our class will focus writing decimals as fractions as well as identifying decimals from pictures and from words to picture and number form.

In Writing, students will continue to practice the writing process and write more on a focus topic into a detailed paragraph. We will focus on writing a topic sentence and using the correct capitalization and punctuation in sentences.

In VA Studies, we will spend our week reviewing our whole unit on VS 2 a through g. Our class will focus on the Virginia Geography of regions, bordering states, bodies of water and other water features. Students will review the Native Peoples through various review games and activities. Our test will be on Friday, October 12th.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • Tuesday, October 9th: Vocabulary Test on current words
  • Thursday, October 11th: Math Assessment on Place Value of Whole Numbers & Decimals with a focus on comparing, ordering, and rounding.
  • Friday, October 12th: Unit Test on VA Studies VS 2a through 2g
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • Reminder: Monday, October 8th is a school holiday for all students.
  • We are still collecting the $5 donation for Story Works, please consider donating if you haven’t already done so.
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Fall School Fundraiser kicked off September 7 and is in full swing. It ends this Friday, October 5th. Thank you to all those that donated and helped to raise funds for our school goal of $20,000.
  • After School enrichment classes started on from October 3 and will run til November 7.
  • Jamestown Field Trip Permission slips were sent home. Please take a look at the form, if your child would like to go please turn in the money to me as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any questions. All money is due Friday, October 12.
  • The Jamestown Field Trip will be on Friday, October 19th. Students will report to school their normal way in the morning and leave from Trevvett Elementary School. We will tour Jamestown and Yorktown and return back to school around 5:30 PM that evening. More details will be coming out soon.
Social Media and Contact Information
  • 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.

September 24-28

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students learned how to identify the main idea of non fiction books and in short passages. The main idea is what the passage is mainly about. Students also learned about many non fiction text features such as captions, headings, table of contents, maps, diagrams and many more. Students practiced finding non fiction text features in books, passages and on task cards.

In Math, students learned how to round whole numbers up to the millions place. Our class reviewed that numbers with a neighbor of 5 or higher round up and numbers with a neighbor of 4 or less stay the same. We also learned the place value of decimals using the tenths, hundredths, and thousands. Students are doing well with reading and writing decimals.

In Writing, students continued using their writing journals. Our class did a great job focusing on a piece of writing about a time that they gave something to someone that need it. I am so impressed with their stories and how their finished typed writing ended up. The students are continuing to improve their writing everyday.

In VA Studies, our class reviewed the 5 bordering states of Virginia and the two large bodies of water that border Virginia. Students also learned about

Next Week in Room 12

In Reading, students will learn how to write and answer questions from a text or passage. Our class will focus a lot on answering questions before, during and after reading.  Students will continue reading centers and guided reading groups to practice their reading skills throughout the week.

In Math, students will learn how to round whole numbers. Also, our class will begin to learn about decimal place value focusing on tenths, hundredths, and thousandths place by reading and writing decimals.

In Writing, students will continue to practice the writing process and write more on a focus topic into a detailed paragraph. Also, Students will review synonyms and antonyms then we will continue to focus on verbs along with subject verb agreement.

In VA Studies, we will reviewed more with VA Geography. Our class will wrap up our unit on Virginia geography and it’s native peoples with talking about native peoples past and present. We will also create salt dough maps to review regions, bodies of water, and the land features that you can find throughout Virginia.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • 10/2: Vocabulary Test
  • 10/4: VA Studies Quiz on VS 2 d,e,f
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • We are still collecting the $5 donation for Story Works, please consider donating if you haven’t already done so.
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Fall School Fundraiser kicked off September 7 and is in full swing. Remember to keep sending those emails and raising money to reach our school goal! We are about $5,000 away from reaching it! Go Tigers!
  • After School enrichment classes will be offered beginning from Oct 3-Nov 7. Registration Information is located on the Trevvett Elementary Site, click here.
  • Jamestown Field Trip Permission slips were sent home. Please take a look at the form, if your child would like to go please turn in the money to me as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any questions.
Social Media and Contact Information
  • 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.

Week of September 17-21

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students reviewed what it means to summarize fiction using the somebody but wanted, so then strategy. Students listened to a book called the Bicycle Man and answered comprehension questions. Also, students began reading centers which focused on Moby Max, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Students are continuing to be tested on F& P reading assessments.

In Math, students reviewed our bar graph and line graph assessment they took last week. Also, we began a new unit focusing on place value. Students reviewed and learned about whole numbers up to hundred millions place. Our class practiced writing whole numbers in standard, expanded, and written form. We also learned how to compare whole numbers using the greater than, less than, and equal to sign.

In Writing, students continued using their writing journal by adding more writing ideas and chose another idea to write about. This week, we focused on poetry by reading and discussing the format of various poems. Vocabulary such as stanzas, rhyming words, and titles were discussed. Students even had time to write an acrostic poem using their first name.

In Science, students wrapped up their weather unit focusing on severe weather. In class, we learned about tornadoes, hurricanes and thunderstorms. Students worked on a severe weather tri-fold project to show what they know about each of these storms. We also built weather tools in class during the STEAM day. The kids had a blast using the scientific method to build a thermometer, anemometer, wind vane, barometer, and a rain gauge.

In VA Studies, we began a new unit focusing on Virginia Geography. Students learned about the 5 bordering states of Virginia: Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Our class learned the phrase Milk With Ketchup Tastes Nasty to remember the states and the location on the map. Students also began learning about the 5 regions of Virginia.

Next Week in Room 12

In Reading, students will continue to practice read to self in the classroom.  Our focus for the week will be identifying the main idea of non fiction books and in short passages. Students will also learn how non fiction text features such as captions, headings, table of contents, maps, diagrams and many more can help us to understand non-fiction text.

In Math, students will learn how to round whole numbers. Also, our class will begin to learn about decimal place value focusing on tenths, hundredths, and thousandths place by reading and writing decimals.

In Writing, students will continue to practice the writing process. Students will review synonyms and antonyms. We will also focus on learning and reviewing what verbs are. Our class will continue to practice pre-writing strategies focusing on a circle map, flow map, and rough draft. Next’s week prompt will be about giving something to someone.

In VA Studies, we will review the 5 bordering states of Virginia along with the 2 bordering bodies of water of Virginia. Students will learn more about the 5 regions of Virginia (Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau). We will also learn about the water features and climate of Virginia.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  • 9/25: Virginia’s Region Quiz
  • 9/26: Rounding and Place Value Quiz
  • 9/28: Vocabulary Quiz
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • We are still collecting the $5 donation for Story Works, please consider donating if you haven’t already done so.
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Fall School Fundraiser kicked off September 7 and is in full swing. Remember to keep sending those emails and raising money to reach our school goal!
  • After School enrichment classes will be offered beginning from Oct 3-Nov 7. Registration Information is located on the Trevvett Elementary Site, click here.
  • Jamestown Field Trip Permission slips were sent home this week. Please take a look at the form, if your child would like to go please turn in the money to me as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any questions.
Social Media and Contact Information
  • 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.

Week of September 10-14

This Week in Room 12

In Reading, students reviewed classroom reading routines and are continuing  to practice the  I-Pick and Good Fit Books strategies. Students are practicing read to self daily and we are increasing our time daily to build up our stamina. Students learned that summarizing is retelling what you read in your own words and focused on identifying problem and solution in various fiction read alouds this week.

In Math, students are doing a great job at solving the daily math word problems using a 4 square strategy and mental math skills for the number talk. This week, we also focused on creating and answering questions from bar graphs and line graphs. Students learned that bar graphs show categorical data and line graphs show data that changes over time.

In Writing, students started using their writing journal by creating a list of writing ideas and chose one idea to get started. We also focused on vocabulary from a book called Sylvester and the Magic Pebble where students predicted, defined, and then illustrated the word.

In Science, students began a new unit on weather. Our class learned about these weather tools: thermometer, anemometer, rain gauge, barometer, and hygrometer, and what they measure. We are had a great discussion about cold & warm fronts, low & high pressure, and the 4 types of clouds: cirrus, stratus, nimbus, and cumulonimbus clouds.

Next Week in Room 12

In Reading, students will continue to practice read to self in the classroom.  Our focus for the week will be identifying the main idea of fiction books and short passages. Students will listen to various read alouds and complete passages and task cards to show their understanding of main idea. Fountas and Pinnell reading tests will continue for the rest of the month.

In Math, students will review  bar graphs and line graphs. Also, we will begin a new unit on place value up to the hundred millions place value. Students will learn about reading and writing numbers in standard, expanded, and written form. We will also begin to compare whole numbers.

In Writing, students will continue to practice the writing process. Students will review their weekly vocabulary from Sylvester and the Magic Pebble with a vocabulary menu. Also, students will learn about verbs, synonyms, and antonyms.

In Science, we will wrap up our Weather unit with learning about tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms. Students will participate in the STEAM day on Wednesday.

In VA Studies, we will begin our first unit focusing on Virginia bordering states and regions. Students will focus on identifying, labeling, and describing the states and regions.

Upcoming Assessments and Projects
  •  Reading and Math MAPS testing on Monday , September 17th and Friday, September 21st. These two tests will test the students’ knowledge at the beginning and then at the end of the year. The students do not have to study for this test and will show their growth over the year.
  • VA Bordering States Quick Check  – Thursday, September 20
Upcoming Happenings and Events
  • We are still collecting the $5 donation for Story Works, please consider donating if you haven’t already done so.
  • 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 green formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
  • Fall School Fundraiser kicked off September 7 and is in full swing. Remember to keep sending those emails and raising money to reach our school goal!
  • After School enrichment classes will be offered beginning from Oct 3-Nov 7. Registration Information is located on the Trevvett Elementary Site, click here
Social Media and Contact Information
  • 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.