Lewis Ginter Field Trip for 11/13/18 is Postponed

Parents, we are postponing our Lewis Ginter trip scheduled for tomorrow. The heavy rain forecasted for tomorrow doesn’t work with the outside trip we had planned. We will be in touch when we have more details – most likely it’ll be in spring! Thank you!

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November 9th Weekly Wrap-Up

Friday greetings, Tiger families! We were super busy this week finishing up the 1st 9 week grading period, hosting parent-teacher conferences, & taking the CogAT test! Phew! Looking ahead:

  • PAW Achievement trip is Monday, 11/12/18. Students who earned this trip with good citizenship over the 1st 9 weeks will go see Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook, put on by Hermitage High School.
  • 2nd grade field trip to Lewis Ginter is Tuesday, 11/13/18. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes!
  • Picture Day 11/19/18 – Monday – order forms came home yesterday
  • Tuesday, 11/20/18 we will host our 1st 9 weeks awards ceremony in the classroom at Parents are welcome to join us for this brief celebration! Report cards will be sent home this day.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday is Nov. 21 -23 – No school!
  • Trevvett is collecting non-perishable food items November 12-16 to support Henrico Christmas Mother. We need canned food, crackers, cereal, pasta, and peanut butter. Please send in what you can!

Academically, next week:

Reading: Our unit on theme continues – students will be prompted to retell a story by identifying characters, setting, conflict (problem), events (beginning, middle, and end), and the resolution, or ending to the story. We’ll work on filling out a Retelling Chart with stories we read together, then students will be expected to fill one out independently on a story they read. Order Events in a Story  Analyze Stories  Choose the picture that matches the setting or character

Writing/Spelling: Our focus is Long A pattern words, and we’ll use these words: stain, drain, weigh, eight, play, goes, of, know, why, any. We will complete the final copies and illustrate our creative stories.  Phonics Resources/Games for home!   2nd Grade Phonics Games

Math: The unit on graphing will continue -Students will understand and interpret data from tables and graphs. Daily practice with addition, subtraction, and problem solving continue during our calendar time and math stations.  Extra Practice Graphing  Pictograph Practice   Interpret Tally Marks & Charts Interpret Pictographs

Social Studies: We will focus on Veteran’s Day! Students will learn why we celebrate this holiday, we’ll attend a Veteran’s Day Assembly on Tuesday. We’ll also discover a little bit more about the different branches of the military.

Contact me with any questions or concerns! kemyers@henrico.k12.va.us

🙂 Have a great weekend! 🙂

 

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November 2nd Weekly Wrap-Up

Warm November greetings to you!

Important info for next week:

  • CogAT testing is next week – (Wed/Thu/Fri) please be on the lookout for your parent letter explaining this test in your child’s folder today
  • NO SCHOOL on Tuesday November 6th – Election Day
  • Sign Up for a Parent-Teacher Conference Here! Available days are November 6 morning or November 8 evening. I want to meet with all of you parents! Please sign up or contact me to schedule a day/time that works best for you.
  • Due to no school on Tuesday and CogAT testing, there will be no formal homework assigned next week – we do encourage students to read nightly and use the links to math games to practice their skills

Academics for next week:

Reading: We’ll begin our unit on “Theme”. Students will describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Students will identify the conflict and resolution, and identify the theme.

Writing/Spelling: We’ll review all previous spelling and sight words, and use previously read text to help us write a retelling of a story. Students will use the idea that a story has a beginning, middle and an end to write their own stories.

Our math and social studies time will be used to practice and complete the CogAT testing next week. If time allows, we will continue with daily calendar skills, number sense, adding & subtracting, and problem solving.

Have a great first weekend in November! 🙂 -Ms. Myers

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Last Friday in October

Did anyone else notice the full moon this week? 

Happy Friday, Tiger Families! This week whizzed by full of learning and hard work! Check out some pictures in the Pictures tab above!

Academics Next Week:

Reading: We’ll be wrapping up our unit on Predictions: Students will learn to use details from text to make, confirm and revise predictions before, during, and after reading. If your child brings home a book in their folder, that is one we have read together in small group. They can use that for their 15-20 minutes of nightly reading. Please sign the small sticky note and return it to school when finished.  Moby Max Sign In   Text Features Practice  Read & Understand Informational Passages Practice

Writing/Spelling: Next week we’re finishing our Fall stories, working on reading and writing r-controlled vowel words -ir, -ar, -er. Spelling words for next week include: made, those, sing, use, read, thirst, bird, shirt, church, nurse. Phonics Games      IR, AR, OR word sorting game

Social Studies: We’ll learn about Cesar Chavez, a civil rights leader. Kid Friendly Cesar Chavez You Tube Video    Bio of Cesar Chavez  Then we’ll begin studying about the right to VOTE as Election Day draws near….Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Election Day, 11/6/18. 

Math: Our unit on graphing will begin! Students will understand and interpret data from tables and graphs. Daily practice with addition, subtraction, and problem solving continue during our calendar time and math stations.  Extra Practice Graphing  Pictograph Practice   Interpret Tally Marks & Charts Interpret Pictographs

Have a relaxing weekend! -Ms. Myers 🙂 

 

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October 19th News for Families

Friday Greetings to you! We’ve had a full, busy week here in second grade. We welcomed the 30th day of school yesterday during calendar time and took a beautiful nature walk today during science to look for examples of weathering and erosion on the school grounds. Please take a moment to enjoy a few pictures from the week, in the Pictures tab above, labeled 10/15-10/19.

  • Sign Up for a Parent-Teacher Conference Here! Available days are November 6 morning or November 8 evening.
  • MobyMax usernames and passwords came home earlier this week in a letter. Students may use this resource at home to work on increasing skills!
  • A message from Mrs. Robertson, our ESL teacher: We are so thrilled to once again celebrate the many diverse cultures at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! On October 23rd at 6 pm, we want all Tiger families to come out to share and learn more about each other’s culture. 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!

Academically, next week:

Reading: We’re going to read non-fiction texts to continue the skill of making predictions. Students will use titles to generate ideas about the text and use details from the text to confirm and revise predictions made before, during, and after reading. We’ll also explore non fiction text features like a table of contents, text boxes, glossaries and the index of a book to help make predictions, answer questions, and help figure out unknown words. 

Spelling/Writing: Spelling next week focuses on a few sight words and long a words: right, wash, upon, before, would, grape, trade, grade, chain, plain. We’re going to continue our writing process in creating a story about Fall. The students have brainstormed fall activities, wrote a pre-writing web, and began their rough draft. Next week, we’ll work on editing, revising, publishing and illustrating our stories. Phonics Games

Math: Students will round two digit numbers to the nearest ten, and continue the study of place value (understanding the amount of tens and ones that make up a number). Daily practice with addition, subtraction, and problem solving continue during our calendar time and math stations. Place Value Practice Add & Subtract word problems Round to the Nearest Ten Seashell Rounding Activity

Science: Students will describe the differences between weathering and erosion and how it happens and can be prevented. Please continue to review the study guide that came home with the homework! Study Jams! Weathering & Erosion Video

Enjoy your weekend! -Ms. Myers

 

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October 5th Weekly Wrap Up

Reminder: No School on Monday, October 8th – Columbus Day

We had a nice first week in October! The students have settled nicely into our daily routines and schedule during this first month of school. We finished the week with a cute performance of Frog & Prince by Virginia Repertory Theater this afternoon.

  • Tuesday, October 9th is the PTO Bingo Night at 6 p.m. PTO Members – first card FREE! $3 for additional cards- Fantastic Prizes!
  • Friday, October 12th – 1st 9 Weeks Interim Reports! 2nd-5th grade does not send home paper copies. Parents can access student grades via Power School Parent Portal. Power School Link
  • Sign Up for a Parent-Teacher Conference Here! Available days are November 6 morning or November 8 evening.

Academic Focus for next week:

Reading: We’ll wrap up our unit on making connections: using both fiction and non-fiction texts, students will make connections to texts with personal experiences and continue the practice of rereading for fluency. We continue to segment sounds of words, read and write words with blends in them.

Spelling/Writing: Due to the shorter week, we’ll only have 5 words: person, place, thing, idea, people. This will support our study of nouns as we begin to categorize common nouns versus proper nouns.  Spell the Sight Words Game Complete the Sentence with the Correct Sight Word Noun Games – Click here!

Social Studies: Perfect timing for Monday’s holiday: We’re going to study Christopher Columbus next week. Christopher Columbus Biography for Kids

Math: Place Value- Students will read, write, model and identify the amount of tens and ones in a 2 digit number, understand the digit value of the place tens or ones, and begin comparing (without >,< or = yet). Number Concepts through 50 Shark Pool Place Value  Place Value Hockey!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! See you on Tuesday! -Ms. Myers

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Last Friday in September News

Greetings, Tiger Families! As we say goodbye to September this weekend, I sure do hope October brings us lots of SUNSHINE! Regardless of the weather, we had a productive week here in 2nd grade. We met Ms. Hopkins, a VCU Education practicum student who’ll join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Be sure to check out our pictures from Week 4 in the pictures tab above!

I’m also sharing the presentation I gave at Back to School Night here in case you need it handy: Back To School Night 18-19

Sign Up for a Parent-Teacher Conference Here!

Academics Next Week:

Reading: Using both fiction and non-fiction texts, students will make connections to texts with personal experiences and continue the practice of rereading for fluency. We continue to segment sounds of words, read and write words with blends in them. Spell the Sight Words Game Complete the Sentence with the Correct Sight Word

Writing/Spelling: Students will get their first list of spelling words next Monday: write, because, does, first, off, goodnight, football, friendship, doorbell, blueberry. We’ll work with them in class, discussing vowel sounds, blends, and compound words.  Spelling and writing assessment is on Friday. Students will also begin to identify and categorize nouns. Noun Games – Click here!

Math: Our math objectives next week include: skip count by 2’s, 5’s, & 10’s to 120 from different starting points, count backwards from 120 by 10’s, and use objects to identify “odd” and “even” sets. Skip Counting Sequence practice Even or Odd? practice Skip Counting Puzzles

Social Studies: We move into our map skills/geography unit. Students will learn about the compass rose, map title, map key/legend and symbols to read a map. Students will identify key US features. Please have your child review the study guide attached to the homework nightly. 

Fundraiser News: We are just $5,000 away from our $20,000 goal and we want EVERY Tiger to attend the Big Blast Costume Party on October 30! Therefore, we are going to extend the deadline to Friday, October 5! Please click here to watch a special promotional video we created with our teachers. Remember, you can register online and send emails to family, friends, coworkers, anyone! Students must have $50 in donations to attend the Big Blast Inflatable Party on October 30 from 12-2.  Registration Link

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND! -Ms. Myers

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September 21st Weekly Wrap Up

Happy Friday, Trevvett Tigers!  🙂 We had a successful first STEAM day as we completed 2 challenges – be sure to check out some of the pictures in the tab above, labeled in the Week 3 folder.

Sign Up for a Parent-Teacher Conference Here! Conferences aren’t until November 6th & 8th, but I wanted to put the dates and times out early!

Did you sign up for our Remind messaging app? Join Here for Myers Class Remind!

After School Enrichment Clubs begin October 3rd! Click here to get more info or sign up!

Looking ahead to next week:

Reading: We’ll use non-fiction texts to support the big idea that readers use background knowledge and make connections to foster comprehension. Students will work on answering questions based on the text, and practice reading fluently. We continue to segment sounds of words, read and write words with blends in them. Spell the Sight Words Game Complete the Sentence with the Correct Sight Word

Writing: We’ll continue our personal narratives, “All About Me”. Students are going to have peer and teacher conferences to help them edit their stories for correct capitalization, punctuation, sentence flow, and staying on topic.

Math: Our math objectives next week include: skip count by 2’s, 5’s, & 10’s to 120 from different starting points, count backwards from 120 by 10’s, and use objects to identify “odd” and “even” sets. Skip Counting Sequence practice  Even or Odd? practice    Skip Counting Puzzles

Science: We continue our extreme weather unit, focused on these objectives: observe and record daily weather conditions including daily temperature, identify appropriate weather tools and common types of storms. Please continue reviewing the study guide, students will be assessed Friday 9/28.

 🙂 Have an awesome weekend!  🙂

 

 

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Sept. 13th Weekly Wrap-Up

Greetings! Reminder, NO SCHOOL TOMORROW 9/14/18! I hope everyone stays safe over the next few days.

Reminders/Upcoming Dates to remember:

  • Send in your $5.00 class donation so we can put in the order for the classroom magazine asap! Thanks to those who already have!
  • Wednesday 9/19 is a half-day for students. Please be on the lookout for information on joining us that morning for a STEAM activity. Also, if your child needs to go home a different way that day, you must send in a note for a transportation change.
  • Homework begins on Monday!
  • Remember to sign the yellow Tiger Check in your child’s grey folder and send back to school on Monday – thank you!

Academic Focus for next week:

Reading: We’ll continue the skill of fluency as we share more fictional texts, and focus on the different sounds vowels can make to help us figure out words we don’t know when reading. Students are learning that fluent readers read with expression, sound natural, and practice reading smoothly to match the author’s meaning. Free Children’s Stories online

Writing: Students will begin the writing process of brainstorming, creating a pre-writing web, composing a rough draft, and work on editing and final copies. Teachers will model this process for students, then release them to create their own personal narrative, “All About Me”.  Click here for an online Story Maker!

Math: Our unit begins on skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to 120. Students will learn how to start from different points, such as 50, and continue skip counting patterns. Counting backwards by 10’s is also a standard skill. Skip Counting Activity  Skip Counting Game

Science: Extreme Weather (how ironic) Students will learn about tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, blizzards, and floods. We’ll discuss tools that meteorologists use to record, track, and predict weather patterns. Look for a study guide attached to the HW packet for essential vocabulary.  Compare temps on thermometers activity   Weather Pictures to identify Vocab Matching Game

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Friday, September 7th Weekly Wrap-Up

What a fantastic week of school! With a flurry of new supplies, routines, schedules, and meeting new classmates…..the 2018-2019 school year is officially in full swing!

Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00! Please come to find out more detail about your child’s daily schedule, core subject areas, homework, testing and grading policies, SOL’s, and other general information.

Tiger Checks came home today in your child’s daily folder! You’ll see a yellow paper titled “1st 9 Weeks Tiger Check” along with a few checked papers. Please remove and review all papers on the right, sign the Tiger Check and return to school on Monday. Thank you in advance for helping us stay organized! Fundraiser packets also went home today, too!

Academic Focus Areas this week were:

Reading: With some shared fiction read alouds, we discussed the word fluency – practicing reading smoothly to match author’s meaning. Students completed Reader’s Responses for each book, answering comprehension questions, writing short answers, and were given opportunities to read aloud portions of stories we shared.

Phonics/Spelling: We worked on words with consonant blends -sk, -sm, -sn, -sp, -st, -sw, and consonant digraphs -ch, -sh, -th. Students completed 2 activities and were charged with being “word detectives” by writing down any other words we found with these blends.  Your child can practice this game at home Consonant Blends Game     Digraphs Practice

Math: Calendar math routines were established this week by discussing days of the week, months of the year, adding and counting objects for each day we’re here – like 4 pennies for the 4th day of school, etc. Counting, writing and recognizing ordinal positions first through twentieth was the skill we worked on. Here are ways to support this at home: Ordinal Numbers Game 1  Ordinal Numbers Game 2     Ordinal Numbers up to 10th

Social Studies: Much of Social Studies this week focused on citizenship and the importance of rules. Students discussed, defined & drew connections to  4 vocabulary words in their journals this week: self-discipline, self-reliance, honesty & trustworthiness.

Email me with any questions! Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂 Ms. Myers

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