Week of October 15th

What are we learning about this week?

Science- Habitats

Math – Place Value/Rounding- Quiz Wednesday, Graphing

Language Arts – r-controlled vowels, long vowel patterns, making predictions


Important dates!

To be rescheduled:: Donuts with Dads

Picture Day

Oct. 17- Quiz- Place Value and Rounding

Oct. 26- Fall Family Movie Night- information coming soon!

Week of October 9th

What are we learning about this week?

Social Studies- Cesar Chavez

Math – Place Value, Rounding

Language Arts – r-controlled vowels, long vowel patterns, fiction and nonfiction comprehension


Important dates!

Oct. 9 – Spirit Night at Chipotle 5-9

Oct. 12- Donuts with Dads @ 7:30; Picture Day!

Oct. 26- Fall Family Movie Night- information coming soon!

Week of October 1st

Science – Weather Quiz Tuesday

Social Studies- Christopher Columbus

Math – Place Value

Language Arts – fiction and nonfiction comprehension, context clues, r-controlled vowels, types of sentences


Important dates!

Oct. 4- Gifted Program information session @ 6:00 in Library

Oct. 8- Student Holiday, NO SCHOOL

Oct. 9 – Spirit Night at Chipotle 5-9

Oct. 12- Donuts with Dads @ 7:30

Oct. 26- Fall Family Movie Night- information coming soon!

Week of 9/16

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – comprehension, nouns, complete sentences

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s; odd/even numbers;  basic addition/subtraction facts

Social Studies –  quiz on U.S. symbols

Science – Weather

Upcoming dates…

Sept. 19th – Half Day of School (dismissal is at 11:35)
Sept. 20th – Back to School Night starts at 6:15 (Hope to see lots of you there!)

Important Reminders!
-Students can return their library books and get new books any day of the week!
-PE is on Tuesdays. Make sure your child wears athletic shoes on this day of the week.
-If you are sending lunch money to school, please put it in a sealed envelope with your child’s first and last name on it.
-Please check your child’s blue communication folder daily.  Clear out completed/graded papers.  Check for homework sheets and any other important information that may require payment or a parent signature.  This folder goes to and from school/home each day.


Hi Parents and Families of Room 203!


Can you believe our first week of school is already over?! It has been very busy, but it has been great getting to know your kids! So far we have been getting back into the swing of being back in school and getting acquainted with our classmates.


Blue communication folders will go home with students daily along with their agendas. These will have grades and other important papers for you to see.


Yesterday, we spoke in class about homework for this year as it will be a bit different from 1st grade.  Please see the below outline of our homework for the year. (Note: This message is also posted on my blog if you need future reference.) Raz-Kids logins will be coming soon!


Each student is responsible for writing down important notes and homework assignments in their agenda daily.  Second graders should spend 30 minutes on homework each school night.  Below is a guideline for homework that we will use for the entire school year.

15 minutes of time should be spent reading – your student can read books OR use the website RAZ Kids (this login information will be provided soon)


The other 15 minutes should be spent completing ONE of the following activities:

-practice addition and subtraction facts up to 20 (you can purchase flashcards at the dollar store if needed)

-use the website Study Island (this login information will be provided soon) for math practice

-free writing; at least 5 sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation

-sometimes your student will be assigned a project, so working on projects will be an option from time to time

-sometimes your student will bring a worksheet home for additional practice or review

A student is welcome to do more than the required 30 minutes, choosing additional options from above.  Please let me know if you have any questions!


I will do my best to keep my blog updated to keep you informed of what is going on in our classroom. You can find it at blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/kachevalier by clicking on this link or by going on Colonial Trail’s website.


I also wanted to make you all aware of a big event happening in my life. Your students may have already come home with the information, but I will be getting married at the end of this month (September 22nd) – yay! My new last name will be Henley, but you all (and your kiddos) can call me by either name! My email will stay kachevalier@henrico.k12.va.us all year.


Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about things as they come up this school year.


Ms. Chevalier