Friday Flashback 3/15

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The students enjoyed green Jello and whipped cream while coloring their rainbows, green Hawaiian Punch after running laps, and Lucky Charms cereal for our math sorting fun. We had fun preparing to catch a Leprechaun today. We built and set traps. And when we returned from Music, the Leprechaun had messed up our room and left us jewels and coins, and LOTS of glitter! We discovered many different sized small green footprints and decided there may have been more than one Leprechaun.

It was also a MAGICAL week of fairy tales! We read many classic Fairy Tale Stories like Three Little Pigs, Little Red Hen, and The Three Bears to answer questions like: Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it? We also continued to work with multi-syllabic words and created/spelled words by listening for their sounds, and mastered their new sight words: she, with, her. In Math, the students continued to read and write and represent numbers from 0 through 20 using MobyMax. In Social Studies, we looked at simple maps and globes and Google Earth (they LOVED this) to develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth.

Next week is a busy week with our Book Fair! Here is a message from Ms. Cline, our Librarian: The Scholastic book fair will be at Trevvett next week March 18-22nd. Monday and Tuesday will be  preview days where the students can browse the book fair and create a wish list of books they would like to purchase. Wednesday after school from 3-5 will be a LAMP EVENT. LAMP stands for Library, Art, Music and P.E.  Our LAMP team will be in the cafeteria with fun games, prizes and a photo booth! Mrs. Broudy will also be stopping by to read a story to our shoppers in the library! So come Wednesday to have some fun and shop the book fair. Thursday night the PTO Spaghetti Dinner starts at 5:30 and our book fair will be open from 5-6 to allow families to shop the book fair before enjoying a delicious spaghetti dinner. I hope to see you next week at one of our fun book fair events and thank you for supporting the Trevvett Library!

March is Youth Art Month! Our fabulous art teacher, Mr. Heatley, is preparing to showcase our student projects at the HCPS Arts Festival! Here is a flyer for this event 2019 A R T S Festival Student Invite Flyer.pdf 

Field Day is April 26! The field day shirts were created by Raemon in Ms. Poland’s class and the art is phenomenal! Check out the shirts and order yours on the website

Spring after-school enrichment begins April 10 Registration is open now!  Classes will be offered for cheering, golf & tennis, sports, drawing & cooking. The 6 week session will be offered weekly on Wednesdays from 2:20 – 3:20, April 10 to May 15.  Click here to register.

IMPORTANT March DATES:

— Monday, 3/18: Homework FOLDER DUE. Please review sight words and practice spelling the GREEN Rainbow Words. Test on GREEN-BLUE WORDS coming at end of the month!

— March 18-22 Spring Book Fair!

— March 21st: Spaghetti Dinner – tickets on sale now!

— March 22: Mrs. Broudy, the Principal’s birthday 🙂 (she loves when student’s make homemade cards for her).

— March 25-April 9th: Spring Popcorn Fundraiser

— March 26th – PTO Meeting with 2nd Grade Music Performance

— Friday, March 29th is a HALF DAY: We will have lunch and bagged lunch will be served from the cafeteria for those who normally buy. Dismissal will begin at 11:00am.

— April 1 – April 5th SPRING BREAK: School Closed

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101).

May your days be filled with the luck of 4 leaf clovers!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Retelling (St. Patrick’s Day Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: blending one-syllable words, segmenting one-syllable words
— Phonics: review ENDING digraph /ch/ /th/ /sh/ /wh/
– Sight Words: where, but (student names)
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child: Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH: (cont.)
— The student will recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 5

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE: (cont.)
— The students will use simple maps and globes to develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth.

Friday Flashback 3/8

What a great week in Kindergarten! 🙂 We read many stories by Kevin Henkes this week. Our favorite character was Lilly, who made appearances in many of Mr. Henkes’ stories with her purple purse, funny disguises, and a new little brother. We also continued to work with multi-syllabic words and created/spelled words by listening for their sounds, and mastered their new sight words: over, away. In Math, the students read, wrote, sang, and represented numbers from 0 through 20 by coloring, using cubes, playing games, and eating delicious Goldfish. In Science, we investigated and experimented with things that sink and float. We answered questions like: “Why do some objects float in water while others do not? How can you predict whether an object will sink or float?”

A note from Mrs. Bushey: Hi Tiger Family! Career Day is coming up in March and I am seeking presenters. Please see the attached flyer and contact me by Friday if you are interested in participating. Thank you! – Ms. Bushey  blbushey@henrico.k12.va.us Career Day – Call for Presenters!.pdf

IMPORTANT March DATES:
— Monday, 3/11: Homework FOLDER DUE. Please review sight words and practice spelling the YELLOW Rainbow Words. Test on GREEN WORDS coming at end of the month!

— March 18-22 Spring Book Fair!

— March 21st: Spaghetti Dinner – tickets on sale now!

— March 22: Mrs. Broudy, the Principal’s birthday 🙂 (she loves when student’s make homemade cards for her).

— March 25-April 9th: Spring Popcorn Fundraiser

— March 26th – PTO Meeting with 2nd Grade Music Performance

— Friday, March 29th is a HALF DAY: We will have lunch and bagged lunch will be served from the cafeteria for those who normally buy. Dismissal will begin at 11:00am.

— April 1 – April 5th SPRING BREAK: School Closed

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101).

May your days be filled with the luck of 4 leaf clovers!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Retelling (Fairy Tales)
– Phonemic awareness: Blend and segment multi-syllabic words at the syllable level
— Phonics: review digraph /ch/ /th/ /sh/ /wh/
– Sight Words: she, with, her (student names)
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child: Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH: (cont.)
— Read, write, and represent numbers from 0-20 to include:

  • Construct a set of objects that corresponds to a given numeral, including an empty set;
  • Read and write the numerals from 0 through 20;
  • Identify written numerals from 0 through 20 represented in random order;
  • Identify the numeral that corresponds to the total number of objects in a given set of 20 or fewer concrete objects

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE:
— The students will use simple maps and globes to develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth.

Friday Flashback 3/1

Hello March! Can you believe how quickly time is going by this school year?!?

We had an amazing time celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss this week. The students learned that Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, wrote many fun children’s books that created a love of reading in children all around the world. Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 so TOMORROW is his birthday!

In Reading, we read many of the Seuss classics like The Cat in the Hat, ABC Book, Hop on Pop, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and of course, we read Green Eggs and Ham today with an actual green eggs and ham breakfast! We also continued to work with multi-syllabic words and created/spelled words by listening for their sounds, and mastered their new sight words: got, into. We also talked about rhyme and alliteration which went nicely with Dr. Seuss’ books. In Science, students investigated and experimented with the different states of matter learning that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested (solid:ice, liquid:water, gas:steam). The students were excited to watch ice (solid) melt (liquid) and boil into steam (gas). We also got to see a root beer float produce gas foam bubbles; and liquid turn into a solid popsicle and then melt in our mouths…YUMM!  In Math, we continued practice counting forward orally by ones from 0 to 100, and counting forward by tens to 100, and also counted backwards from 10 to 1.

A note from Mrs. Bushey: Hi Tiger Family! Career Day is coming up in March and I am seeking presenters. Please see the attached flyer and contact me by Friday if you are interested in participating. Thank you! – Ms. Bushey  blbushey@henrico.k12.va.us Career Day – Call for Presenters!.pdf

IMPORTANT March DATES:
— Monday, 3/4: Homework FOLDER DUE. Please review sight words and practice spelling the YELLOW Rainbow Words.

— March 18-22 Spring Book Fair!

— March 21st: Spaghetti Dinner – tickets on sale now!

— March 22: Mrs. Broudy, the Principal’s birthday 🙂 (she loves when student’s make homemade cards for her).

— March 25-April 9th: Spring Popcorn Fundraiser

— March 26th – PTO Meeting with 2nd Grade Music Performance

— Friday, March 29th is a HALF DAY: We will have lunch and bagged lunch will be served from the cafeteria for those who normally buy. Dismissal will begin at 11:00am.

— April 1 – April 5th SPRING BREAK: School Closed

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101).

May your days be filled with the luck of 4 leaf clovers!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Kevin Henkes Author Study)
– Phonemic awareness: Blend and segment multi-syllabic words at the syllable level
— Phonics: review digraph /ch/ /th/ /sh/ /wh/
– Sight Words: over, away (student names)
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child: Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH:
— Read, write, and represent numbers from 0-20 to include:

  • Construct a set of objects that corresponds to a given numeral, including an empty set;
  • Read and write the numerals from 0 through 20;
  • Identify written numerals from 0 through 20 represented in random order;
  • Identify the numeral that corresponds to the total number of objects in a given set of 20 or fewer concrete objects

SCIENCE:
— The student will investigate and understand that some objects sink and some objects float in water. Why do some objects float in water while others do not? Select any object, or allow the students to select an object, and predict whether this object will sink or float? Why do you think this? How can you predict whether an object will sink or float?

Friday Flashback 2-22

It was another EXCITING and busy week in our class! We started off the week learning about how to care for our teeth and dental health – we read books, watched videos, and learned a lot about tooth care. The students came home with a Scholastic Magazine, a reading book, and a NEW toothbrush!

In Reading, we celebrated Black History Month by reading biographies, watching videos, and creating learning webs about the amazing contributions and accomplishments of Mae Jemison, Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, Ruby Bridges, and Jackie Robinson. We also worked with multi-syllabic words and created/spelled words by listening for their sounds, and mastered their new sight words: down, went, out. In Social Studies, we continued our Black History Month study by focusing on Virginians as we learned about the contributions and accomplishments of hometown heroes Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe. In Math, we continued counting from 1 to 100 and counting by 10s to 100. And of course, we finished off our week with the ONE HUNDREDTH DAY of SCHOOL Celebration! The students enjoyed counting, singing, and dancing to 100. After some fun rotations and picture transformations, we also read stories, played games, and counted our classmates objects to 100. Super FUN! 🙂

A note from Mrs. Broudy: Next week is Read Across America week! We have some great activities planned to encourage our Tigers to READ, READ, READ!  The Tigers are so wild about reading that I am planning to roller skate around the school dressed as The Cat in the Hat on Friday, March 1. Here is a flyer with all of the details-ReadAcrossAmericaTES.pdf

A note from Mrs. Bushey: Hi Tiger Family! Career Day is coming up in March and I am seeking presenters. Please see the attached flyer and contact me by Friday if you are interested in participating. Thank you! – Ms. Bushey  blbushey@henrico.k12.va.us Career Day – Call for Presenters!.pdf

IMPORTANT February DATES:
— Monday, 2/25: Homework FOLDER DUE. Please review sight words and practice spelling the ORANGE Rainbow Words. 

— Tuesday the 26th at 6pm, Trevvett presents an African American History Living Museum. Come out and be mesmerized by 4th grade students as they bring famous African Americans to life with just a push of a button! This event is open to the community.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101).

Happy Valentine’s Month!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Dr. Seuss – Read Across America)
– Phonemic awareness: Blend and segment multi-syllabic words at the syllable level
— Phonics: digraph /wh/
– Sight Words: got, into (student names)
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child: Who were the important characters in the story? Where/When was the setting?  What was the problem? How did they solve it?

MATH: (cont.)
— The student will count forward orally by ones from 0 to 100 and count forward by tens to determine the total number of objects to 100.
— The student will count backwards from 10 to 1.

SCIENCE:
— The student will investigate and understand that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested (solid:ice, liquid:water, gas:steam).

Friday Flashback 2/15

We kicked off our week with our Classroom Awards assembly to recognize the WONDERFUL progress and accomplishments of our amazing students!

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Valentine’s Week! The students had so much fun learning about the history and traditions of Valentines this week, crafting cards for loved ones, decorating their valentine’s mailboxes, and passing out/receiving valentine treats and cards. Thank you to all the parents that donated goodies and supplies for our party, and an extra shout out THANK YOU to Gavin’s Mom for coming to help make everything run smoothly.

In Reading we enjoyed listening to many Valentine’s Day stories and making connections to ourselves, to other stories we read, and to our own school community. We continued blending and spelling one syllable words and reviewing the digraphs /sh/ and /ch/. We read poems and small group texts to master the sight words come and when. In Math, we counted (and sang) our way to one hundred by 1s and 10s. We had fun counting cubes and bears; and playing games with numbers. In Social Studies, we talked about President’s Day. The student learned many facts about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and did partner presentations teaching us all they learned. This week, we also had a President’s Day technology lesson learning about Washington and Lincoln with Mr. Clough using the brand new Chrome Laptops!

Students brought home a flyer earlier this week in their folder about the “Panther Prowl Fun Run” on Saturday, March 23rd at Hermitage HS. Come on out and get fit!

IMPORTANT February DATES:
— Monday, 2/18: Homework FOLDER DUE. Please review sight words and practice spelling the ORANGE Rainbow Words.

Friday the 22nd is the 100th DAY of School! Students can bring in a collection of 100 small items like buttons, pennies, seashells, stickers, beads, etc. We will use and trade our collections during Math Stations to count to 100. Students are also invited to dress up like they are 100 years old – so basically dress up like Mrs. Grossman (hahaha)! 🙂

— Tuesday the 26th at 6pm, Trevvett presents an African American History Living Museum. Come out and be mesmerized by 4th grade students as they bring famous African Americans to life with just a push of a button!

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101).

Happy Valentine’s Month!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Black History Celebration through African American Biographies)
– Phonemic awareness: Blend and segment multi-syllabic words at the syllable level
— Phonics: digraph /th/
– Sight Words: (student names) down, out, went
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child: What do we know about this person?  What do we want to know about this person? What did we learn?

MATH: (cont.)
— The student will count forward orally by ones from 0 to 100 and count forward by tens to determine the total number of objects to 100.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
— The students will discuss the idea that our local community was very different in the past and study how Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe made contributions to our community.

Maggie Walker was an important woman that changed our community: She was the first black woman in America to be the President of a Bank.

Arthur Ashe was the first black man to win a men’s single tennis title at Wimbledon.

Friday Flashback 2/8

THANK YOU so much for meeting with me on Thursday night for Parent/Teacher Conferences! I do appreciate your time and value spending that time with you to talk about your child’s success and future. 🙂

In Reading this week we continued Making Connections while reading Polar Bear Stories and asking questions like,How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?” We also continued to practice spelling and blending one-syllable words (spelling test coming next week) and the digraph /sh/ /ch/. We mastered our sight words day, happy, we and added these words to our Word Wall! In Math, the students finished comparing objects using direct comparisons, according to one or more of the following attributes: weight (heavier, lighter), temperature/thermometers (hotter, colder), and volume (more, less). In Science we finished studying shadows by looking at real shadows outside and how the movement of the sun changes the shadow over time. The student experimented with how shadows occur when light is blocked by an object. We learned that cloudy days are large cloud shadows, and that night is a shadow caused by the Earth blocking the sun! Whoa.

IMPORTANT February DATES:
— Monday, 2/11: Homework FOLDER DUE. Please review sight words and practice spelling the RED Rainbow Words.

Join Ms. Bushey for a “Snack & Chat” Monday at 2:30pm. Topic: “Tips & Tricks for Managing Anxiety & Anger in Children.”

Classroom Awards assembly Monday, February 11th at 1:00 pm. We will have a brief 10 minute acknowledgement of awards they have earned during the second nine weeks. Also, Report Cards will go home on this day.

Valentine’s Day 2/14: Students may bring valentines to share with classmates on Thursday, February 14. Please include a valentine for every student. A toy, treat, or peanut free goodies may be included with your valentine cards.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101).

Happy Valentine’s Month!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Valentine’s Day)
– Phonemic awareness: blending one-syllable words; digraph /sh/ /ch/
– Sight Words: (student names) come, when
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child:How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?

MATH:
— The student will count forward orally by ones from 0 to 100 and count forward by tens to determine the total number of objects to 100.

SCIENCE:
–The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by recognizing the holidays and people associated with Presidents’ Day – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.


Friday Flashback 2/1

A Kiss of SNOW to Welcome in the month of February!

In Reading this week we continued Making Connections while reading Groundhog Stories and graphing a prediction of whether or not the groundhog would see his shadow. The class was split  – exactly 10 thought shadow and six more weeks of winter and 10 thought no shadow and an early Spring. We will find out tomorrow morning! We also continued spelling and blending one-syllable words (spelling test coming soon) and the digraph /ch/. We mastered our sight words will, they, out and will add these words to our ever-growing Word Wall next week. In Math, the students compared objects using direct comparisons, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (longer, shorter) and height (taller, shorter). Next week we will work on comparing weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder), volume (more, less), and time (longer, shorter). In Science we had flashlight fun studying shadows! The student learned that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object. We read stories and experimented to discover that shadows occur in nature when sunlight is blocked by an object; and shadows can be produced by blocking artificial light sources (like flashlights).

IMPORTANT February DATES:

— Monday, 2/4: Homework FOLDER DUE: Test on GREEN Rainbow Words next week. Please review sight words and practice spelling the RED Rainbow Words.

— Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday Evening, February 7th: Sign Up Here

— Classroom Awards assembly Monday, February 11th at 1:00 pm. We will have a brief 10 minute acknowledgement of awards they have earned during the second nine weeks. Also, Report Cards will go home on this day.

Valentine’s Day 2/14: Students may bring valentines to share with classmates on Thursday, February 14. Please include a valentine for every student. A toy, treat, or peanut free goodies may be included with your valentine cards. Please send in a shoe box (any time before the 14th) that your child can begin decorating and use to collect their Valentine’s!

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101).

Happy Valentine’s Month!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Polar Bear Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: blending one-syllable words; digraph /sh/ /ch/
– Sight Words: (student names) day, we, happy
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child: How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?

MATH: (cont.)
— The student will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (longer, shorter), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder), volume (more, less), and time (longer, shorter).

SCIENCE: (cont.)
–The student will investigate and understand that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object. Key concepts include a) shadows occur in nature when sunlight is blocked by an object; and b) shadows can be produced by blocking artificial light sources.

Friday Flashback 1/25

 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 28th!  Enjoy your extra day off with the children.

 

In Reading and Science we had a GREAT time learning how to research, ask questions, and use a variety of sources to study Hedgehogs! Beware many students left this week wanting a pet hedgehog…some are very cute. We also continued blending/spelling one-syllable words and sounding out the short vowels a/e/i/o/u. We mastered our sight words have/fun/do and continue to review all of our sight words daily. In Math, we read, wrote, and counted numbers from 0 through 10; and continued to practice counting to 50 orally. In Science, we studied animals that hibernate and migrate. Of course we talked a lot about bears, but we also talked about bats, snakes, frogs, butterflies, geese, and many many more!

IMPORTANT January DATES:

— Monday, 1/28: Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday 1/29: Homework FOLDER DUE: Sight word quick checks next week! 🙂

— Valentine HEART Project DUE Wednesday, January 30th. Please help your child decorate their heart with the things they love. You can use any items (NO food) such as family pictures, scrapbook pieces, or anything that can glue on the heart. Be creative and fun! Please write sentences about your heart on the attached “I love…” paper. Return everything on Wednesday so that we can display each student’s masterpiece in the hallway for the month of February!

— Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday Evening, February 7th: Sign Up Here

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101). Enjoy your 3-Day weekend…AGAIN! 🙂

February is just around the corner!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Groundhog Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: blending one-syllable words; digraph /ch/
– Sight Words: (student names) will, they, out
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
*Questions to ask when reading with your child: How can I connect this story with myself?  How can I connect this story with another book? How can I connect this story with the world?

MATH:
— The student will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (longer, shorter), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder), volume (more, less), and time (longer, shorter).

SCIENCE:
–The student will investigate and understand that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object. Key concepts include a) shadows occur in nature when sunlight is blocked by an object; and b) shadows can be produced by blocking artificial light sources.

Friday Flashback 1/18

Monday’s snow day was a wintry surprise! I hope you all enjoyed your extra day off to play and/or rest. In Reading this week, we read snowy stories (to go with our Snow Day) and asked questions like “What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen?” We continued blending and spelling one-syllable words; and studying our short vowels a/i/o/u. We studied the sight words have/fun/do by

reading poems, making sentences, and reading stories. In Math, the students finished our study of part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3 in a variety of configurations. They loved this challenge video Subitize to 10 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5Gf3GIzAg 🙂  In Social Studies, we used our morning meetings to really talk about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and why this is a day to remember how he worked so that all people would be treated fairly. We listened to stories, read magazines, and sang songs to honor all that Martin Luther King, Jr. did for us. We even cracked open a brown egg, a blue egg, and a white egg to discover that although the eggs

look different on the outside, inside the eggs were all the same…like us. Love not hate.

Family Honor Roll
Your semester log is due on Friday, January 25 and families who have earned 100 points for the semester will receive an invitation to a special dinner on Friday, February 1. Note that the log is two-sided so be sure to document all of your activities!

Service Project!
The SCA (Student Council Association) is hosting a spirit week fundraiser to support the Children’s Hospital of Richmond! A flyer came home in the blue folder yesterday. Here is a digital copy: SCA.PNG 

PAW Achievement
Kindergarten: On Thursday, January 24th students will enjoy a morning snack while learning about coding. Students will then complete an Hour of Code lesson using our NEW Chromebooks. This activity is 8:30-10:00am. 

IMPORTANT January DATES:
Tuesday 1/22: Homework FOLDER DUE: Sight word quick checks next week (no test) and new words will come home! 🙂

— Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED

— Monday, 1/28: Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day SCHOOL CLOSED

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101). Enjoy your 3-Day weekend!

Ring in the New Year!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Nonfiction Research (Hedgehogs)
– Phonemic awareness: blending one-syllable words; short vowels a/e/i/o/u
– Sight Words: (student names) have, fun, do + review all words
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* Research:1.Generate questions to gather information.
2.Identify pictures, texts, or people as sources of information.
3.Find information from provided sources.

MATH:
— Read, write, and represent numbers from 0 through 10

SCIENCE:
— The student will learn about hibernation and connect what they learn to their research of Hedgehogs.

Friday Flashback 1/11

Our first five day week of 2019 was very busy! In Reading, we made fun predictions while reading Jan Brett stories and admiring the beautiful illustrations and clues in the borders of the pages. We also blended and spelled one-syllable words; and continued studying our short vowels a/i/o/u. We mastered the sight words come/your by reading poems and stories. In Math, the students practiced counting forward orally by ones from 1 to 50 and kept an anchor chart of our progress over the week. We also continued our study of part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3 in a variety of configurations using our hands, counters, journal practice, singing songs, reading stories, and partner games. In Science, we had an awesome time exploring magnets! The student investigated through play and discovery centers that magnets have an effect on some materials, make some things move without touching them, and have useful applications – especially in our homes. We also enjoyed using MobyMax as a whole group and in centers to really explore (in detail) all the Reading and Math applications and games that can support our classroom learning. And last, but certainly not least, all of the students reached (or surpassed) their 20 mile running milestone this week and earned their second shoelace charm to come home next week! Also, all of the students’ hard work running pays off in an EXTRA fun PE class every month. AND, at the end of the year, each student with 50 miles will receive a MEDAL!!!

Note from Mrs. Rhoden for grades K-2: Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning January 3 to January 18, 2019.  As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis. Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates. No referrals will be accepted after January 18. Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

IMPORTANT January DATES:
Monday 1/14: Homework FOLDER DUE

— Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED

— Monday, 1/28: Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day SCHOOL CLOSED

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101). Enjoy this weekend’s SNOW! Stay Safe.

Ring in the New Year!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Predictions (Snowy Books)
– Phonemic awareness: blending one-syllable words; short vowels a/i/o/u
– Sight Words: (student names) have, fun, do
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen?

MATH:
— Recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3 in a variety of configurations. Investigate and describe part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3 using a variety of configurations. (example: 3 can be 0+3, 3+0, 2+1, or 1+2)

SOCIAL STUDIES:
— The student will recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by identifying the people and events honored by the holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Essential Knowledge/Understandings
– Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: This is a day to remember an African American who worked so that all people would be treated fairly. It is observed in January.

Essential Questions
– Who are the people that we remember on these holidays?
– Why do most people celebrate these holidays?