Archive for ◊ October, 2018 ◊

• Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Due to our super fun Halloween activities, we didn’t have time to review for our decimal test that was originally planned for tomorrow. The test will now be on Friday. Thank you for understanding! Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween evening!

• Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Science: Wednesday-weather unit: the students have been preparing in class with a study guide and flashcards.

Math: Thursday-decimals/place value

• Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Great news Colonial Trail Families, If you have misplaced the order form for the Square One Art Fundraiser, you can still place the order by phone or website by using 888-332-3294 or  They will be able to find your child’s personal code and can place the beautiful Rangoli designs on one of a kind gifts! Mrs. Smith would like to purchase clay, paint, ink and other art materials to use with the children this school year and she needs your support. It is a win win for all of us.  You get a wonderful apron, coffee mug, pot holder, etc and the children get to make special projects in the art room!  Thanks for your consideration and support!!

• Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Book Fair:

Friday, October 26— 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Monday, October 29— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 30— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 31— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 1— 3:00- 6:30 pm

Friday, November 2— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

• Thursday, October 25th, 2018

We are finishing up our Weather and Decimal/Place Value units. I would like to tentatively (very subject to change) schedule the following tests:

Weather: Friday, Nov. 2nd

Decimals/Place Value: Wednesday, Oct. 31

I will be asking the students to review nightly as part of their homework for next week.

• Monday, October 01st, 2018

Week of October 22nd:


Curriculum Focus:


  • using synonyms and antonyms to help us understand what we are reading
  • continue to work on main idea/details


  • work on drafting a 2 paragraph essay
  • editing
  • narrowing our topic


  • Identifying, rounding and comparing decimals

Virginia Studies:


  • Weather: clouds, storms, instruments

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • October 23rd: Fire Safety lesson
  • October 26th: Fall Family Movie Night
  • October 29th: Weather Project due
  • October 30th: Fire Safety lesson
  • November 2nd: Donuts with Dad
  • November 5th: Conferences after school
  • November 6th: No School
  • November 6th: Conferences in the morning