Change in Remind texts for Verizon text customers

Parents: If you use Verizon for your text messaging, please read the following article: Verizon Fee/Remind texts. Starting on Monday, January 28, text notifications will be ending for Verizon Wireless customers who use the free Remind service. If you have Verizon Wireless as your phone carrier: You’ll no longer receive Remind text notifications. To get messages, you’ll need to turn on smartphone or email notifications instead.

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Feb. 7th Conference Sign-Up

Good afternoon, parents! Please click this link to sign up for a parent-teacher conference. We’re holding conferences Thursday, Feb. 7th from 2:30-7:00 p.m. in 15 minute time slots. I look forward to meeting with everyone! Please let me know if you’ll need an alternate date/time by contacting me via email, kemyers@henrico.k12.va.us. Thank you! 🙂

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Jan. 11th Weekly Wrap-Up

Chilly greetings to you this Friday afternoon! We had a very productive first full week of school. Students took their placement test for a new program we’re rolling out on Read Theory. Letters were sent home yesterday with more information for parents. To make it easy, students have the same username and password. This website is specific to reading comprehension skills. Since we’re also transitioning over to testing on computers, thanks to the 1:1 Chromebooks, students had a chance today to do a practice reading test on a different county program “PowerTest”. This program allows the children the tools to eliminate answers that don’t make sense, highlight important details, and look back in the text for answers. Students are also exposed to Technology Enhanced Items, where they must select more than one correct answer. All of this supports our goals of developing solid reading comprehension! Moving into the 2nd semester, most math and reading tests will be taken on the computer.

*In anticipation of snow days, next week’s homework packet was sent home today!

*February 7th – Parent Conferences – Be on the lookout for an online sign up soon! 

*Jan. 21st and Jan 28th – Student holidays – No School

Academic Focus for next week:

Reading: We will continue the standard of asking and answering questions with both fiction and non-fiction texts, as well as a poem. Students are encouraged to use their Read Theory account or Moby Max reading stories for their 15-20 minutes of reading per night. Read Theory Clever

Writing/Spelling: Next week’s words are: us, ate, around, fly, night, right, bright, sigh, sign, high, blind. Long I vowel patterns are our phonics focus. We’ll begin the transition to cursive writing next week as well as reviewing parts of a friendly letter. Students will write an online friendly letter.

Math: Adding two digit numbers, problem solving, and estimating sums are all skills to sharpen next week. Adding 2 Digit Numbers 2nd Grade Addition Games      IXL 2nd grade math – Focus on Section G

Social Studies: Compare the lives and contributions as well as locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest. A study guide is attached to next week’s hw packet. Click here to read about some interesting Native Americans!

Have a fun and safe weekend! Stay warm! 🙂  -Ms. Myers 

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Happy 2019!

We had an easy transition back to school this week! The children did a super job of falling back into routine in the classroom and it was great to see their smiling faces and hear they had wonderful Winter Breaks!

Please refer to the previous post for all Academic News! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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December 19th Weekly Wrap-Up

We had a wonderful PAJAMA day together, enjoying a student basketball game, reindeer crafts, a sunny recess period, and a sugary delicious Winter Party! Thanks to all who volunteered items for our celebration. The children really enjoyed their treats and snacks! Check out our photos from the day:

School resumes on Thursday, January 3rd! Academic focus will be:

Homework packet will be given on Monday, January 7th. 🙂

Reading: Using both fiction and non-fiction texts, students will use the text and features of a book to help with understanding and comprehension. Students will ask and answer questions using the text for support. Read & Understand Informational Passages Use Text Features  Use nearby words to help understand the meaning of an unknown word in text

Writing/Spelling: new, blue, glue, chew, flew, been, sleep, their, wish, him (words we didn’t do due to the snow days) Students will work on their rough draft, editing, and final copies of their animal informational paragraph they began this week.

Math: We move into double digit addition/subtraction with regrouping in the new year. Students will work on estimating sums and differences, trying different strategies to solve 2 digit computation problems as well as word problems. We’ll start with addition first, then move to subtraction. Add 2 digit numbers with regrouping  Ways to Make a Number Using Addition  SONG: Addition with regrouping

Science: Our focus on habitats shifts to animal adaptations next week. Please be on the lookout for the study guide that’ll be attached to the homework. Students will learn about camouflage, hibernation, & migration as ways animals adapt to their environments. We’ll also learn that plants and trees go into a dormant state during winter, much like a hibernating animal. Hibernation/Migration Quiz Wild Animals Animal Behavior Articles  Camouflage You Tube Video by a 2nd Grader

Wishing you and your family a fun, healthy, restful holiday season! Best Wishes for a FANTASTIC 2019! -Ms. Myers

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December 7th News

Good Friday afternoon, Tiger Families!

I was so happy to return after my 4 day absence to find the students right on track with our curriculum and kept right in step with our daily schedule. The class enjoyed a lesson on Tuesday from TowneBank – “Making Money Count”. You’ll find in their Friday Folder a certificate and a coin saving portfolio with their first quarter, compliments of TowneBank. We are grateful to this community bank for their generosity and relationship with area schools.

  • Fall Pictures are in folders today. If you ordered pictures after picture day, they will come in next week.

Academics Next Week:

Reading: We’ll continue with our practice of reading non-fiction books and identifying main idea by reading books that support our study in science: Penguins, Alligators & Crocodiles, Deserts, and Rain Forests. Students will use text features such as table of contents, headings, pictures, captions, and maps to enhance understanding of content. 

Writing/Spelling: New words for next week: new, blue, glue, chew, flew, been, sleep, their, wish, him Keeping in pace with our science study of animal adaptations, students will choose an animal to write about. Students will do a bit of research on an animal of their choosing, then write an informational paragraph about the animal.

Math: We’ll wrap up 3 digit number comparisons, ordering, and writing, reading, and identifying these numbers. We’ll use the understanding of tens and ones as we begin to add and subtract double digit numbers within story problems. Story Problems  Adding Two Digit Numbers  Subtracting Two Digit Numbers

Science: Our focus on habitats shifts to animal adaptations next week. Please be on the lookout for the study guide that’ll be attached to the homework. Students will learn about camouflage, hibernation, & migration as ways animals adapt to their environments. We’ll also learn that plants and trees go into a dormant state during winter, much like a hibernating animal. Hibernation/Migration Quiz Wild Animals Animal Behavior Articles  Camouflage You Tube Video by a 2nd Grader

 

Enjoy your weekend! 🙂 -Ms. Myers

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End of November News

Greetings, Parents! This update is coming to you early because I will be out of the building 11/28 -12/4, with very limited access to email. If you have any changes of transportation for your student, please remember to send a note in your child’s folder. Mrs. McGhee will still be here and a regular Trevvett substitute, Mrs. Morefield, will continue all lessons and regular scheduled days. Please call the office #261-5060 if you have questions/concerns during my absence.

Academics Next Week:

Reading: We’ll use non-fiction texts to determine the main idea of a book. We’ll use the table of contents, glossaries, pictures, maps, and the index to help us understand more about a book we’re reading. Students will learn the word antonym, and have practice finding words with opposite meanings. Antonym Video      Antonym/Synonym Games

Writing/Spelling: Spelling Words: walk, were, every, give, open, road, snow, float, throw, toast Writing a friendly letter remains our focus, with using complete sentences, proper punctuation, capitalization, and proper spelling of sight and spelling words within our writing. Type a Friendly Letter Activity

Math: Our unit on 3 digit place value continues! Students will work on identifying, writing, comparing, writing expanded form of 3 digit numbers. We’ll work on ordering 3 digit numbers, telling what 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less of a number is. Place Value Games

Science: Next week, students will fill out a report sheet based on information they learned doing research on a specific habitat. We’ll discuss how fossils teach us about plants and animals in the past. Students will also discover how habitats can change with man-made or natural influences. Great Habitat Match Up Game  What is A Habitat? Video

Wishing you a nice end to the month of November! -Ms. Myers

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your loved ones! Safe travels if you’re hitting the road! Please refer to last week’s post for academic news for next week.  -Ms. Myers 🙂

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News from Ms. Bushey

Navigating the internet and social media with your child can be overwhelming! Join Ms. Bushey, our school counselor, tomorrow at 12:30pm in the library for a “lunch and learn” about keeping your child safe and happy in our cyber world. BYO lunch and beverage – dessert provided! Hope to see you there!

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Friday 11/16 News For You

It was great to see the sunshine today and looks like we have some nice weather in the forecast for Thanksgiving Break next week! Please take a moment to check out some of our pictures from the week, located in the Pictures tab above, labeled with this week’s date.

  • Monday 11/19 is Picture Day! Order forms went home a few days ago, or you can order online. We’re scheduled to take pictures at 9:50, so if you want to send a change of clothes/shoes for recess, that’s fine!
  • Tuesday 11/20 at 1:00 p.m. is our 1st 9 Weeks awards recognition. Parents, you are invited to come to this brief program held in our class – an rsvp form came home yesterday.
  • Thanksgiving Break is 11/21 – 11/23 – No school Wed, Thu, Fri
  • No formal homework will be sent next week, we’ll send home the new HW pack on Monday 11/26

Academically, for 11/19-11/20 AND 11/26-11/30:

Reading: For the rest of November, we will finish up our unit on retelling: Students will describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Students will identify the conflict and resolution, and identify the theme. Students should be able to discuss orally and write about these elements of a story they read to demonstrate comprehension of the text.  Order Events in a Story  Analyze Stories  Choose the picture that matches the setting or character

Writing/Spelling: Spelling words for the week of 11/26 are: just, over, your, her, many, reach, bleed, piece, feast, teach. In writing, students will learn about the 5 parts of a friendly letter: heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. We’ll choose a friend or family member to write a letter to, and continue using proper spelling of sight and spelling words, capitalization and punctuation within our writing of complete sentences.  Phonics Resources/Games for home!   2nd Grade Phonics Games

Math:  3 digit place value unit begins! Students will work on identifying, writing, comparing, writing expanded form of 3 digit numbers. We’ll work on ordering 3 digit numbers, telling what 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less of a number is. Place Value Games

Social Studies: Next week, we’ll learn a little history on Thanksgiving!

Science: 11/26 marks the start of our Habitat unit. Students should study the study guide attached to the HW that week. We’ll learn about living and non-living parts of a habitat, types of habitats, what animals need to survive in their habitat, and how habitats can change.

Have a fun & restful weekend! -Ms. Myers 🙂 

 

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