Friday Flashback 11/9

It is definitely the season to be THANKFUL
and our classroom family has A LOT to be THANKFUL for! Keep reading…

CONFERENCES: Thank you so much to all of my parents for coming in for conferences, talking on the phone with me, and for texting/emailing about your child’s progress. It was wonderful to share the AMAZING progress your children made in only the first nine weeks. I look forward to the second nine weeks!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OCTOBER’s PURPLE POSITIVE PAW Outback Steakhouse WINNERS!! HALF OF OUR CLASS WON the Outback Steakhouse FREE Kids meals!! Haha! I LOVE it! Mrs. Broudy will draw 30 more names next month! 🙂

Congratulations! EVERY Child in our Classroom Family has earned the PAW Field Trip! Every nine weeks, students who maintain good behavior and work hard earn a PAW celebration, and this nine week’s celebration is a FREE Field Trip to see a live action play. We have an unlimited number of chaperone spaces so ALL PARENTS can come for FREE and are invited to attend!! If you have not, please return the field trip form by Monday. Hermitage High School THEATRE presents Junie B Jones is not a Crook. We will leave at 9:15am on Monday, November 12, 2018. Chaperones please arrive at 9:00am.

Running for HEALTHY HEARTS: Also, EVERY student in our classroom family has made their first running mile marker at (or surpassed) 10 miles and earned their first shoelace charm!  As students run laps they will have opportunities to earn shoelace charms when they reach the 10,20,30,and 40 milestones. They will also increase heart health, increase brain activity in class, and use that pent up energy. As students earn milestones Mr. Holscher (PE Teacher) will recognize them on the Morning Announcements and give them their charm in PE (next Tuesday). At the end of the year, each student with 50 miles will receive a MEDAL!!! Awesomesauce 🙂

THANKSGIVING FEAST – On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period.  This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter.  Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”.  Our kindergartners have been learning about the holiday of Thanksgiving (Social Studies SOL K.11).  In celebration of this holiday, students will be tasting different foods to represent the First Thanksgiving (popcorn, animal crackers, goldfish, fruit-juice drink). We invite you to come to our classroom awards and then to the café to watch students enjoy this fun event.  Also, we would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity (set-up/clean-up).  We ask that you sign up online using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aafab28a1fc1-student

IMPORTANT November DATES:
Monday 11/12: Homework FOLDER DUE – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the November Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return on next Monday 🙂 Also I will be doing quick checks with each student on their recognition of Rainbow Sight Words on Monday!

— 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! Here is a flyer for this event: Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer.pdf

— 11/16 PTO Spirit Night at Panera Bread

Picture Day!! 🙂 Monday, November 19th – Dress up time!

Tuesday, 11/20 at 12:30pm: Classroom Awards Assembly & 1:00pm: THANKSGIVING FEAST; and Report Cards go home! BUSY DAY 🙂

Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL) Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd

— PTO Meeting 11/27

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). I am thankful for my sweet students eager to learn and my parents who support and encourage a positive learning environment. Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Thanksgiving Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: Ending sounds/final consonants (such as c a t – m a n – c u p)
– Sight Words: (student names) mom, dad, we
– 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: At stopping points throughout the story, students will pause to stop to ask and answer questions about what is being read.  Who? What? When? Where? How? Which?

MATH:
– Compare and describe no more than three sets of 10 or fewer objects, using the terms more, fewer, and the same. (a)
— Given a set of objects, construct a second set which has more, fewer, or the same number of objects.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
– Students will learn about the first Thanksgiving and why we continue to celebrate this holiday from the past.

Essential Questions

  • Why is Thanksgiving Day commemorated?
  • What are some ways that communities commemorate Thanksgiving Day?
  • Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Virginia?  Who was there and why did they give thanks?
  • Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Massachusetts?  Who was there and why did they give thanks?

Friday Flashback 11/2

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEK’s PURPLE POSITIVE PAW WINNERS!! 
In addition to a positive note, Mrs. Broudy will call your home to tell you how AWESOME your child did at school, AND these students will be entered in a drawing to win one of 30 FREE kids meals to Outback Steakhouse! Mrs. Broudy will draw 30 names this month! 🙂

Our field trip to the PUMPKIN PATCH was an amazing hands on learning experience! We enjoyed a hay ride, explored a pumpkin patch to pick the perfect GIGANTIC pumpkin, enjoyed a picnic lunch (probably the activity the students loved the most), took a class to learn about different kinds of pumpkins, fed apples to the animals (ask about the adorable bunnies), and survived some corn maze fun.

THANK YOU to all the chaperones that came out to help keep us together and make this an amazing day for the children. I truly appreciate your time and truly could not have done it without you!

This field trip was an opportunity for children to experience and learn about Fall/Autumn, the pumpkin life cycle, and make connections between the stories we have been reading in class to the real world. Also, for many students it was also their first trip without you (their parents) which helped to build their independence and confidence. How exciting to see our children grow!

IMPORTANT October/November DATES:
Monday 11/5: Homework FOLDER DUE – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the October Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return on next Monday 🙂

Fall Book Fair begins NEXT WEEK in our Trevvett Library!! More information came home in yesterday’s folder.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS Time on Sunday, 11/4 (“Fall Back” – Turn clocks 1 hour back)

— Tuesday, 11/6: Student Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

Parent/Teacher Conferences: 11/6 Tuesday Morning or 11/8 Thursday Evening
Conference Sign Up Here

— 11/16 PTO Spirit Night at Panera Bread

— Tuesday, 11/20 at 1pm: Classroom Awards Assembly/Report Cards Go Home

Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL) Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd

— PTO Meeting 11/27

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). I am so excited it is November — a time of giving thanks and being with family and friends! Enjoy every moment.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Frog Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: We are DONE with letters! Now we are working on ending sounds/final consonants (such as c a t – m a n – c u p)
– Sight Words: (student names) and, it
– 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: At stopping points throughout the story, students will pause to stop to ask and answer questions about what is being read.  Who? What? When? Where? How? Which?

MATH:
– Compare and describe no more than three sets of 10 or fewer objects, using the terms more, fewer, and the same. (a)
— Given a set of objects, construct a second set which has more, fewer, or the same number of objects.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The student will sequence events in the past and present and begin to recognize that things change over time.

Essential Questions: What changes have recently occurred in the classroom or school community? Which events can be shown on a timeline to show change over time? How can people learn about the past?

Friday Flashback 10/26

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEK’s PURPLE POSITIVE PAW WINNERS!! 
In addition to a positive note, Mrs. Broudy will call your home to tell you how AWESOME your child did at school, AND these students will be entered in a drawing to win one of 30 FREE kids meals to Outback Steakhouse! Mrs. Broudy will draw 30 names this month! 🙂

This past week was ALL about Pumpkins! We talked in Reading and Science about the life cycle of a pumpkin, foods we can make from pumpkins, and read MANY MANY fiction and nonfiction stories about pumpkins. THANK YOU to Justin’s Mom for stopping by to read a few pumpkin stories to our class!! We answered the questions: What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story? We continued with our phonemic awareness including /Jj/ /Ee/ /Yy/, practiced our color words, and practiced writing sentences with a Capital letter at the beginning and proper lowercase letters. In Math, we had fun with patterns! We talked about patterns all around us in our everyday lives and made many patterns. The students also enjoyed making color/shape patterns on the computer with Mr. Clough, our Technology Guru. 🙂

 

IMPORTANT October/November DATES:
Monday 10/29: Homework FOLDER DUE – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the October Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return on next Monday 🙂 Also I will be testing each student on their recognition of the RED & ORANGE Rainbow Sight Words on Monday!

 Wednesday 10/31 – Pumpkin Patch FIELD TRIP: We will arrive back at school in time for normal afternoon transportation by bus, daycare, and car riders. Your child can bring a bag lunch or buy a bag lunch from the cafeteria. The weather looks cool for that day so please dress them comfortable with layers + with comfortable walking shoes. 🙂

Fall Book Fair begins 11/2 in our Trevvett Library!! More information coming from the Library soon.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS Time on Sunday, 11/4 (“Fall Back” – Turn clocks 1 hour back)

— Tuesday, 11/6: Student Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

Parent/Teacher Conferences: 11/6 Tuesday Morning or 11/8 Thursday Evening
Conference Sign Up Here

— 11/16 PTO Spirit Night at Panera Bread

— Tuesday, 11/20 at 1pm: Classroom Awards Assembly/Report Cards Go Home

Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL) Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd

— PTO Meeting 11/27

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 weekend!!

Happy AUTUMN!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Retelling with Beginning, Middle, and End (Bat Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: /Zz/  /Qq/  /Uu/
– Sight Words: (student names) little, on
– Writing first & last name and upper + lower case letters
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

MATH:
– Identify and describe the core (the part of the sequence that repeats) found in repeating patterns of common objects, sounds, movements, and pictures.
– Extend a repeating pattern by adding at least two complete repetitions of the core to the pattern.
– Create a repeating pattern: ABABAB, ABCABCABC, AABBAABBAABB, etc.
– Compare similarities and differences between patterns.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
– The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by:
a)       recognizing the American flag;
b)       recognizing the Pledge of Allegiance; and
c)       knowing that the president is the leader of the United States.

Essential Questions
Which colors and shapes are used on the American flag?
Recognize the words to the Pledge of Allegiance when spoken by an adult.
What title is given to the top leader of government in the United States?

Friday Flashback 10/19

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEK’s PURPLE POSITIVE PAW WINNERS!! 
In addition to a positive note, Mrs. Broudy will call your home to tell you how AWESOME your child did at school, AND these students will be entered in a drawing to win one of 30 FREE kids meals to Outback Steakhouse! Mrs. Broudy will draw 30 names this month! 🙂

This past week the students enjoyed stories about AUTUMN! We talked about the signs of Fall and the changes happening all around us right now in nature. We answered the questions: What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story? We continued with our phonemic awareness including /Vv/ /Xx/ /Ww/, learned many new color words, and practiced writing our sight words in sentences with a Capital letter at the beginning and proper lowercase letters. In Math, we have really dived into learning, counting items, and writing the numbers 1-10 with unifix cubes, play dough, clothespins, and pom poms. We also continued counting to 20 with fun songs and games. In Science, we enjoyed many stories and songs about Autumn/Fall. We also explored outside (the crisp temperatures have been perfect) to see some of the signs of the changing seasons. 🙂

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: A Note from Mrs. Robertson
We are so thrilled to once again celebrate the many diverse cultures at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! On October 23rdat 6pm, 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! Please call if you have any questions 261-5060. Thank you!!

IMPORTANT October DATES:
Monday 10/22: Homework FOLDER DUE – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the October Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return EVERYTHING next Monday 🙂

— PTO Spirit Night will be held at Chipotle and Brusters on October 21st.

— Tuesday, 10/23: PTO Meeting & International Night

Friday 10/26 – Pumpkin Patch FIELD TRIP: We will arrive back at school in time for normal afternoon transportation by bus, daycare, and car riders. Your child can bring a bag lunch or buy a bag lunch from the cafeteria. The weather looks cool for that day so please dress them comfortable with layers + with comfortable walking shoes. 🙂

Parent/Teacher Conferences: 11/6 Tuesday Morning or 11/8 Thursday Evening
Conference 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 pulling out your Autumn sweaters and jackets from storage this weekend…the chilly breeze has arrived. It’s Fall Y’all 🙂

Happy AUTUMN!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING: K.9
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Retelling with Beginning, Middle, and End (Pumpkin Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: /Jj/  /Ee/  /Yy/
– Sight Words: (student names) be, for
– Writing first & last name and upper + lower case letters
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

MATH: K.13
– Identify and describe the core (the part of the sequence that repeats) found in repeating patterns of common objects, sounds, movements, and pictures.
– Extend a repeating pattern by adding at least two complete repetitions of the core to the pattern.
– Create a repeating pattern: ABABAB, ABCABCABC, AABBAABBAABB, etc.
– Compare similarities and differences between patterns.

SCIENCE: K.9
– The student will understand and identify the life cycle of a pumpkin.
*Cute Singalong – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU-GwFHQZI8

Friday Flashback 10/12

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEK’s PURPLE POSITIVE PAW WINNERS!! 
In addition to a positive note, Mrs. Broudy will call your home to tell you how AWESOME your child did at school, AND these students will be entered in a drawing to win one of 30 FREE kids meals to Outback Steakhouse! Mrs. Broudy will draw 30 names this month! 🙂

This past week the students and I enjoyed stories about scarecrows and making predictions about what might happen next in the stories. We continued with our phonemic awareness including /Ii/ /Ll/ /Hh/, with a fun hat day for the letter Hh. We also added the new sight words (he, can, go) to our word wall, and practiced writing our sight words with proper lowercase letters. In Math, we enjoyed singing and dancing while counting to 20 and got excited about some new math stations with play dough and race cars. In Social Studies, we talked about community helpers and their importance in helping our every day lives, and the students talked a lot about what they want to be when they grow up.

Mrs. Speers, our school nurse, came to visit and did an AMAZING lesson in our classroom this week on hand washing and hygiene. She stressed the importance of keeping our hands to our selves, washing our hands after restroom use, and taught the students HOW to wash their hands. The students really enjoyed singing the alphabet song and Happy Birthday with her as she demonstrated how to wash hands the right way.

WELCOME to the Trevvett Math Channel: The teachers of Trevvett want to offer academic support for you to help your child (Grades K-5) at home. I am pleased to share that we have created a math channel with video tutorials. Each month we will add videos with step by step tutorials, lesson examples, and support for your math learner. Please visit the channel to see what we have for the month of October: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Wd2xbNbqUhVom17rOOaOg

IMPORTANT October DATES:
Monday 10/15: Homework FOLDER DUE – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the October Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return on next Monday 🙂 Also I will be testing each student on their recognition of the RED Rainbow Sight Words on Monday.

10/16 Tuesday @ 11:25am BRING YOUR PARENTS to PE: Come join your little ones for 30 minutes of heart pumping fun in the gym!! Please check in at the main office when you arrive for your child’s PE class!

— PTO Spirit Night will be held at Chipotle and Brusters on October 21st.

— Tuesday, 10/23: PTO Meeting & International Night

Friday 10/26 – Pumpkin Patch FIELD TRIP: We will arrive back at school in time for normal afternoon transportation by bus, daycare, and car riders. Your child can bring a bag lunch or buy a bag lunch from the cafeteria. The weather looks cool for that day so please dress them comfortable with layers + with comfortable walking shoes. 🙂

Parent/Teacher Conferences: 11/6 Tuesday Morning or 11/8 Thursday Evening
Conference 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). Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the crisp AUTUMN weather!

Happy AUTUMN!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING: K.9
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Retelling with Beginning, Middle, and End (Fall Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: /Vv/  /Xx/  /Ww/
– Sight Words: (student names) like, red, blue, yellow, orange, green, purple, black, white, pink
– Writing first & last name and upper + lower case letters
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end of the story?

MATH: K.1
– Count orally to tell how many are in a given set containing 20 or fewer concrete objects, using one-to-one correspondence, and identify the corresponding numeral.
– Read, write, and represent numbers from 0-20.

SCIENCE: K.10
– The student will identify some of the changes that happen during the fall/autumn season.

Friday Flashback 10/5

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST OCTOBER PURPLE POSITIVE PAW WINNERS!! Students who display their PAW values-Perseverance, Attitude, and Work Ethic get a Purple Positive Paw. In addition to a positive note, Mrs. Broudy will call your home to tell you how AWESOME your child did at school, AND these students will be entered in a drawing to win one of 30 FREE kids meals to Outback Steakhouse! Mrs. Broudy will draw 30 names every month! Whoa 🙂

We have started OCTOBER with Apple-tastic fun!  We also had fun with apples in Math – counting, graphing, and painting patterns with our apples, Science – learning about the apple life cycle and using our five senses to have an apple taste test, and Reading – listening to stories about Johnny Appleseed and how to make apple pie — with the added delicious bonus of homemade (or classmade) applesauce today…YUMMY!

Mrs. Rhoden did an AMAZING lesson in our classroom this week to begin our Spanish instruction. During the month of October, she will focus on teaching our students about Hispanic Heritage Month. The students really loved singing songs (they continued to sing them all throughout the day :)) and enjoyed a sweet Mexican treat-El Mexicano Canelas Cookies. YUM!!

And start getting excited! Friday 10/26 will be our Pumpkin Patch FIELD TRIP: If you have not already, don’t forget to return the lunch slip, permission slip, and $9 admission fee. We will arrive back at school in time for normal afternoon transportation by bus, daycare, and car riders. Your child can bring a bag lunch or buy a bag lunch from the cafeteria. The weather looks cool for that day so please dress them comfortable with layers.


IMPORTANT October DATES:
— Monday 10/8 – NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day is a student holiday for all students.

Tuesday 10/9: Homework FOLDER DUE – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the October Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return on next Tuesday 🙂

— PTO Bingo Night will be held on October 9th

— 10/16 Tuesday @ 11:25am BRING YOUR PARENTS to PE: Come join your little ones for 30 minutes of heart pumping fun in the gym!!

— PTO Spirit Night will be held at Chipotle and Brusters on October 21st.

Friday 10/26 – Pumpkin Patch FIELD TRIP

— Parent/Teacher Conferences: Tuesday Morning or Thursday Evening
Conference 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). Thank you for all you do at home!

Happy AUTUMN!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

 

 

NEXT WEEK
BEHAVIOR CHARTS – Look for the color GREEN. Green is GOOD.

READING/WRITING: K.9
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Predictions (Scarecrow Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: /i/  /l/  /h/
– Sight Words: (student names) he, can, go
– Writing first & last name and upper + lower case letters
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: How can you use the pictures to help your understanding? What is a prediction? How can I use the story to guess what will happen next?

MATH: K.1
– Count orally to tell how many are in a given set containing 20 or fewer concrete objects, using one-to-one correspondence, and identify the corresponding numeral.
– Read, write, and represent numbers from 0-20.

SOCIAL STUDIES: K.6
– The student will match simple descriptions of work that people do with the names of those jobs.

Examples of Jobs

  • Doctors are people who take care of other people when they are sick.
  • Builders are people who build or construct houses and other buildings.
  • Teachers are people who help students learn.
  • Cooks are people who prepare meals.
  • Farmers are people who grow crops and raise animals.
  • Firefighters are people who put out fires in buildings.

Friday Flashback 9/28

THANK YOU to all the families that came out to Back To School Night!  Your time was truly appreciated. 🙂

Next week we will continue our study of Sorting in Math. In order to add a personal element of fun, we would like each student to bring a stuffed animal friend on Monday that we can use in our sorting lesson. Students will be finding similarities and differences between their furry friends and their classmates’ furry friends. This will inspire critical thinking and teamwork to discover creative sorting possibilities!

Also, we will be learning about the apple life cycle next week! We would like each student to bring an apple on Monday. We will be sorting/graphing apples, tasting red-yellow-green apples to choose a favorite, apple painting, and making applesauce. So much fun!

This past week the students and I enjoyed stories about our feelings and making a connection between the books we read and our own lives — for example: learning to say sorry even when we accidentally hurt a friend, and learning to love our own special talents. We continued with our phonemic awareness including /d/ /g/ /f/, added the new sight words (to, up) to our word wall, and practiced writing our names with a Capital letter at the beginning and proper lowercase letters. In Math, we have incorporated counting, comparing, and sorting into our Number Talks time. We also read books that helped us look at sorting in different ways, such as color, size, seasons, number of sides, and types of animals. In Science, we finished our Senses Unit by incorporating sorting and looking at our five senses to decide/describe things we can and cannot hear, smell, touch, taste, or see.

Fundraiser Deadline
Note from Administration: 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 The registration code is 448872. 

IMPORTANT October DATES:
Monday 10/1: Homework BEGINS – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the October Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return on Mondays 🙂

Monday 10/8 – NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day is a student holiday for all students.

— PTO Bingo Night will be held on October 9th
— PTO Spirit Night will be held at Chipotle and Brusters on October 21st.

Friday 10/26 – Pumpkin Patch FIELD TRIP: We will arrive back at school in time for normal afternoon transportation by bus, daycare, and car riders.
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— Parent/Teacher Conferences: Tuesday Morning or Thursday Evening
Conference 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). Communication is the key to unlocking the success of your child’s learning this year. I am here for you!

Happy AUTUMN!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
BEHAVIOR CHARTS – Look for the color GREEN. Green is GOOD.

READING/WRITING: K.9
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Predictions
– Phonemic awareness: /b/  /k/  /o/
– Sight Words: (student names) the, at, in
– Writing first & last name and upper + lower case letters
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: How can you use the pictures to help your understanding? What is a prediction? How can I use the story to guess what will happen next?

MATH: K.12
– Identify the attributes of an object (such as color, size, shape, thickness)
– Sort objects into appropriate groups (categories) based on one attribute (such as size:  large and small).
– Classify sets of objects into groups (categories) of one attribute.
– Label attributes of a set of objects that has been sorted.
– Name multiple ways to sort a set of objects.

SCIENCE: K.9
– The student will study the life cycle of an apple.
– Recognize how an apple goes from seed, to seedling, to tree, to blossoms, to fruit (the apple).

Friday Flashback 9/21

We had a FUNtastic 5 Day week! We were busy listening to Reading stories and making connections by answering questions like Does this story remind you of something that has happened to you before?  Does this story remind you of another book you’ve read? In Math, we continued listening to shape stories and finding different shapes in our environment. We also enjoyed a guidance lesson with Mrs. Bushey to enforce those good listening skills and encourage our children to use nice hands and respect their classmates’ personal space. We had a blast on our first STEAM Day! Thank you to Vida and Yassin’s parents for volunteering to help make this Five Senses STEAM Day fun and exciting for the children. And this week we enjoyed some fun in the sun running towards our goal of 50 miles for a Healthy Heart! 🙂

Fall After-School Enrichment-October 3-November 7
We are partnering with vendors to provide an opportunity for students to enjoy an enrichment experience each Wednesday from 2:20-3:20. Five programs will be offered-Flag Football, Sports Spectacular, Cheer-IT Spir-IT and Jump Rope, Edible Education, and STARZ Hip Hop and Jazz. Please check your child’s grey folder and our school website for more information about our enrichment programs. Online enrollment is open now. http://trevvett.henricoschools.us/after-school-clubs/

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, 9/22 –
PTO Yard Sale 8am
Monday, September 24th: Gelati Celesti Spirit Night from 5-9pm
Tuesday, September 25th: Kindergarten Back to School Night 6-7pm
(Wednesdays) October 3 – November 7: Fall After-School Enrichment
October 8th – Monday: Student Holiday – NO School

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). I am excited to be on this learning adventure with your families this year!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING: K.8
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections (Stories about Feelings)
– Thinking Questions: Does this story remind you of something that has happened to you before?  Does this story remind you of another book you’ve read? Does this story remind you of something that happens around the world?
– Phonemic awareness: /d/ /g/ /f/
– Sight Words: (student names) to, up
– Poem: Jack & Jill
– Writing first name and upper + lower case letters

MATH: K.12
– Identify the attributes of an object (such as color, size, shape, thickness)
– Sort objects into appropriate groups (categories) based on one attribute (such as size:  large and small).
– Classify sets of objects into groups (categories) of one attribute.
– Label attributes of a set of objects that has been sorted.
– Name multiple ways to sort a set of objects.

SCIENCE: K.2
– identify and describe the five senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight
– match each sensing organ (eye, ear, nose, tongue, and skin) with its associated sense
– 
match sensory descriptors with the senses (taste: sweet, sour, bitter, salty; touch: rough, smooth, hard, soft, cold, warm, hot; hearing: loud, soft, high, low; sight: bright, dull, color, black, white; smell: strong, faint, bad, and good.)

Friday Flashback 9/14

REMINDER: School is CLOSED tomorrow (FRIDAY) due to the forecast. Stay Safe!What an AMAZING week! The children have continued learning the rules and routines of our classroom and the school. We have also been spotlighting students while learning our letters of the week and Word Wall words — the most important words we learn this year are the names of our classmate friends. We played and learned in Reading and Math centers with the guided discovery of uni-fix cubes, board books, attribute shapes, sorting bears, and read our first guided books!

STEAM Day: Wednesday, September 19th. On this day, our students will participate in STEAM activities to learn about their FIVE SENSES. Students will explore the curriculum through science, technology, engineering, art, and math enrichment. Check your child’s folder Monday for more information and details about that day.  And remember, September 19th is an EARLY RELEASE DAY. We will start dismissal at 10:55. If there is a difference in transportation, please send that in writing as soon as possible. Also, we will be eating lunch that day. Your child can bring or buy lunch as usual.

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, September 17th
: Gelati Celesti Spirit Night from 5-9
Wednesday, September 19th: Student Half-day Dismissal @11am (Lunch is served)
Tuesday, September 25th: Kindergarten Back to School Night
(Wednesdays) October 3 – November 7: Fall After-School Enrichment

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).  I look forward to serving you this year, learning from your children, and giving your families every opportunity for success. It’s my pleasure.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂

NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING: K.8
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Connections
– Phonemic awareness: /c/  /a/  /n/
– Sight Words: (student names) a, my
– Writing first name and upper + lower case letters

MATH: K.10
– Identify a circle, triangle, square, and rectangle.
– Describe the characteristics of triangles, squares, and rectangles, including number of sides and number of vertices.
– Describe a circle using terms such as round and curved.

SCIENCE: K.2
– identify and describe the five senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight
– match each sensing organ (eye, ear, nose, tongue, and skin) with its associated sense
– 
match sensory descriptors with the senses (taste: sweet, sour, bitter, salty; touch: rough, smooth, hard, soft, cold, warm, hot; hearing: loud, soft, high, low; sight: bright, dull, color, black, white; smell: strong, faint, bad, and good.)

Friday Flashback 9/7

It’s been a GREAT first week! The children are probably exhausted…we have been busy and they have worked hard. We checked out our first books of the year, listened to MANY stories, explored the rules of the classroom, sang songs, toured the school, and played with new friends. It has also been wonderful meeting so many families over the past weeks at Open House, on the first day of school, and on Grandparent’s Day.

Kindergarten Back to School Night-Tuesday, September 25, 2018
We are still interviewing candidates to fill the additional kindergarten teaching position. It is our belief that the new kindergarten teacher would love the opportunity to meet with his/her own families. Therefore, we would like to postpone kindergarten Back to School Night for all kindergarten students until Tuesday, September 25. This will allow time for the new teacher to get oriented to the building, set up a classroom, and meet the students. A formal letter will come home with students with further information once the position is filled. Thank you for your support!

Fall After-School Enrichment-October 3-November 7
We are partnering with vendors to provide an opportunity for students to enjoy an enrichment experience each Wednesday from 2:20-3:20. Five programs will be offered-Flag Football, Sports Spectacular, Cheer-IT Spir-IT and Jump Rope, Edible Education, and STARZ Hip Hop and Jazz. Please check your child’s grey folder and our school website for more information about our enrichment programs. Online enrollment is open now.

Color Fun
Our kindergartners are hard at work and we are beginning to learn some of our color words next week. To celebrate our colors, students are invited to wear a specific color each day. On Friday, we will sort skittles by color, and enjoy them. If you would like to donate skittles, please send them in to your child’s teacher by Tuesday. Thanks for your help!

Monday- Red
Tuesday-Yellow
Wednesday- Blue
Thursday- Green
Friday-  Wear your favorite color COMBINATION!

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). Thank you for sharing your children with me!

Happy First Week, Mrs. Grossman 🙂

—->>>NEXT WEEK
READING/WRITING:
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Environmental Print
– Phonemic awareness: /r/  /t/  /p/
– Sight Words: (student names) I, see, me
– Writing first name and Capital + lower case letters

MATH: K.10
– Identify a circle, triangle, square, and rectangle
– Describe the characteristics of triangles, squares, and rectangles, including number of sides and number of vertices.
– Describe a circle using terms such as round and curved.

SOCIAL STUDIES: K.9
Good Citizenship
– taking turns and sharing
– taking responsibility for certain classroom chores
– taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others
– following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules
– practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others