Important Info – End of the Year

Whoa! We are fast approaching the end of the year and I have a LOT of information for you! More details regarding events will be forthcoming from the event coordinators. However, if you have a questions, send them my way and I’ll do my best to get answers.
Dates:
5/28 – Memorial Day– No school for students and staff

6/1- Field Day – If you haven’t already, please sign up to help. STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR PURPLE CLASS SHIRT, RUNNING SHOES AND SUN SCREEN.
Rough Draft Schedule – (likely to be some changes)
9:00 – 9:30 AM opening ceremonies
9:30 – 11:00 AM We will be outside.
11:00 -11:30 AM Bagged lunch picnic (either on bus loop or inside – I will decide the day of)
11:30-12:00 PM Teacher competition on bus loop as students finish up their lunches (Sadly, a back injury prevents me from participating.)
12:00-2:00 PM We will be inside for various activities in our classroom and the gym.
12:00 -12:45 K-2 teachers will eat lunch – (Thank you Ms. Lin, Ms. Ogino and Ms. Tetala for agreeing to watch the class while I have lunch with my coworkers.)

6/8 – Yearbooks will be distributed to children who bought them

6/8 – Boosterthon Fun Run Opening Ceremony in the bus loop at 6:00 PM Fun Run 6:15 – 6:45

6/8 – Cub Celebration 6:45 PM

6/12- Kindergarten Celebration 11:00 – 12:00 in the gym. Students should wear their purple class shirts. Please note that in some communications this may be referred to as a Kindergarten “Graduation.” It is not a graduation. It is a celebration of a wonderful year of learning and growing. Families are invited to come see us sing about our kindergarten year and then enjoy some light snacks.
The kindergarten teachers are providing all decorations and snacks. I will need two people to help set up snacks (10:45AM) and serve pizza (12:00PM) to our classmates and their families. Both jobs should take no more than 15 minutes.

6/14 – 5th Grade Graduation (9:00 AM) and Celebration. Please let me know if your kindergartener will be attending to celebrate the graduation of a sibling.

6/15 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! Dismissal 11:35

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Happy Birthday Krishanth!

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Happy Birthday Iniya!

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April 30 – May 4

We visit Swift Creek Mill Playhouse to see Pinocchio is on Wednesday! Bring a snack, not a lunch. Our lunch time will be a little later than usual, so we’ll eat our snacks before we go. We’ll have pizza served to us at the theater. If you have a purple class shirt wear it. If you don’t any purple shirt is fine. (We’ll be wearing them again on Field Day and at our end of the year program.) If you don’t have a purple shirt, do NOT feel like you need to go buy one.

Language Arts – This week we’ll continue working on reading fluency, comprehension, words with r blends and l blends (example: gr, br, pr, dr, bl, cl, fl, gl…)

Math – We’re working on addition and subtraction. It is important that students understand what addition and subtraction mean. Memorizing facts is not enough to help with future math. We’ll be talking about building numbers. The number 10 can be made with 9 & 1 2 & 8 or 6 & 4, or 3 & 7. Those combinations can be used to explain addition and subtraction. We’ll be finding missing numbers, too. If I give you 10 cubes and take some away, can you tell me how many I took by looking at the ones I didn’t take?

Science – We are studying what living things (plants, butterflies, frogs) need to grow and live and their life cycle.

Our art teacher is collecting some interesting items to be used in the art room this spring and next fall. Please consider donating any of the following items to be used by the children in their art classes. Feel free to collect these supplies during the summer and send them in the fall as well. Your trash is our treasure!! Thanks for all of your help!!

Old CDs, Felt, Yarn, Fabric Scraps, Beads or old Necklaces, 4 oz Elmers Glue Bottles, Cheap White Paper Plates, Styrofoam or Plastic Egg Cartons, Empty Toilet Tissue and Paper Towel Rolls, Newspaper

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RAZ Kids Readers!

Shout out to the following students who are logging in some really great times using RAZ Kids!  Way to go!  RISHITHA, AKSHAJ, ENA, DEV and SAATHVIKA!!!

Hey, Gwen, Iniya, Meghan and Sanvee,  I see you’re getting some practice in, too.  Keep up the good work!

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Very Hungry Caterpillars

Our friends are eating up the food. that is why we can’t see them to well. They’ve made the container very foggy and muddy. We hope to be able to put them into the larger habitat very soon. We’ll be able to see them better and observe their changed from caterpillar, pupa, to butterfly!

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Happy Birthday Yahya!

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Class Picture and Career Day

Monday we will be getting our class picture taking.  Everyone will be in the picture whether they are purchasing it or not.  Please be sure students are dressed appropriately and arrive on time.  The kindergarteners are among the first to have their pictures taken.

Finally, I want to tell you that the class did a wonderful job today.  It was Career Day.  The students visited 7 different presenters who told us about their jobs.  The class was respectful and attentive.  They asked good questions and were appreciative when the presenters shared items with them.  They represented themselves and our school in a fabulous way.  I’m very proud and hope you are too.

 

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What’s this?

We are using our scientific eyes and minds to observe what is happening to these cute caterpillars.  Stay tuned!

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Happy Spring Break

I hope you are enjoying your break!  Please send pictures.  I’d love to see what you’re up to.  Check this out!  Ena found a FOUR LEAF CLOVER!  Lucky girl!

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Close Up Coins

Today we used magnifying glasses to take a closer look at coins.  We could read the words and dates on the coins.  Sanvee even found a quarter from her home state of Michigan!

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March 26 – 30

Thank you all for signing the permission slips and turning in the ticket money on time!  I really appreciate you meeting the deadline.  Our chaperones will be a parent of Gwen, Prabhav, Akshaj, and Krishanth.  Chaperones, please send $13 for your ticket on Monday, March 26.

Snacks: The children are growing and growing!  Some are eating their snacks at lunch time.  Please consider packing more for lunch and reminding the students what is lunch and what is snack.  I prefer they not eat cookies and sweets at snack time.  It really does cause a sugar rush and crash that interferes with learning. – Thank you

Language Arts– This week we’ll be studying the “wh” digraph. We will continue reviewing “ch” as in chocolate, “th” as in Thursday and “sh” as in shark.    Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math – We will continue to work to identify a penny, nickel, dime and quarter and the value of each one.  We also need to know how many pennies each coin is equal to.  For example, the quarter is EQUAL TO 25 pennies, a dime is EQUAL TO ten pennies and so on.

Science – We are studying  the changes that occur when we move from winter to spring.  We’ll discuss how the weather changes, changes in plants, changes in what people do and what they wear. 

SPRING BREAK – APRIL 2 – 6

PLEASE HAVE A SAFE AND FUN SPRING BREAK.  SEND ME PICTURES OF WHAT YOU’RE UP TO!  

 

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Artist on Display

Dev and Meghan had art work chosen for display at the Henrico County Art Show! Here is Dev next to his masterpiece that is on display at Freeman High School! We’re so proud of you both!

 

 

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Meaghan’s mom allowed us to come up to her classroom to see her pet lizard! Her name is Charlie. She looked so cool!

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March 19 – 23

Last week, I sent home field trip permission slips for our trip to the Swiftcreek Mill Playhouse. We will watch a performance of Pinocchio. It is a fun trip and the students love it.

Here are some dates to keep in mind for this field trip.
March 23 – signed permission slips and $13 for each student due – do not send money for chaperone at this time
March 23 – Four chaperones will be chosen from those who indicated interest on the student’s permission slip. I will notify you Friday. You will need to send $13 for your ticket on Monday. If you do not already have an approved Volunteer Application on file, you will need to get it done soon.
May 2 – Trip – Chaperones must attend a meeting with Mr. Eggleston at 9:00.

Chaperones will be chosen at random. They must agree to supervise a group of 3 to 5 students. Chaperones must ride the bus to and from the playhouse with our class.

This week:

Language Arts– This week we’ll be studying the “th” digraph. We will continue reviewing “ch” as in chocolate and “sh” as in shark. Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math– Money- We’ll identify the penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell the value of each. \

Science- We’re finishing up discussions of living and non living things. Living things grow, can move, respond to the environment, have offspring, and need food, air, and water. We’ll also talk about weather and the changes happening between winter and spring.

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Lucky Leprechaun?

We decided to make some traps in case a leprechaun decides to visit our room. Since he loves gold, we left gold coins in each trap to try to get him entice him. We’ll find out on Monday if our traps worked! Click here for more photos.

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Magnets

We’ve been conducting experiments to see what does and does not attract to magnets. We’ve had fun making magnets move things! Click to see more.

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March 12 – 16

A permission slip for our April field trip to the Swift Creek Mill Playhouse will come home Tuesday.  The Playhouse requires that we confirm and pay for each seat a month in advance.  Please be sure to sign and send in $13 for your student’s seat.

If you’d like to be considered for a chaperone, please note it on the permission slip.  On March 23rd I will review all requests and select four volunteers at random.  If chosen as a chaperone, you will need to send in $13 for your seat on Monday, March 26th.

This week:

Language Arts–  This week we’ll be studying digraphs beginning with “ch.”  Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math– We’ll keep working on measurement : time using calendars, digital and analog clocks.  We are working on being able to name all the numbers between 0 – 100.  We are practicing naming all the months of the year and days of the week.  When given a month or day, we should be able to name the one that comes before and after it.

Science- We’re finishing up magnets.  We’ll also discuss living and non living things.   Living things grow, can move, respond to the environment, have offspring, and need  food, air, and water.

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March 5 – 9

Suess week was so much fun!  Thanks for helping us celebrate Read Across America week!

This week:

Language Arts–  This week we’ll be studying digraphs beginning with “sh.”  Be sure to continue practicing sight words and writing using the best handwriting.

Math– We’ll keep working on measurement : time using calendars, digital and analog clocks

Science- Magnets continued

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In celebration of Music and Art month, we will have spirit wear days this week!

Monday – Cool Colors Day (blue, green and purple)

Tuesday – Primary Colors Day (red, yellow and blue)

Wednesday – Secondary Colors (orange, green, and purple)

Thursday – Wear shapes day!

Friday – Wear patterns day

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