Apr 15

Dates to Remember:

4/18- Flying Squirrels Baseball Game – Free tickets were given to the children who turned in the reading bookmarks.

4/19- half day for students- Please send in your child’s lunch if he/ she is not buying.

4/21- Happy Easter!!

4/22-  Easter Monday- Student and staff holiday

4/23- Report Cards go home

Language Arts  –    It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads .Please have your child practice writing  short descriptive sentences by sounding out words. They should be able to write at least 3 sentences about one topic.                                                      Focus this week on   S Blends ( st, sp, sm )                         Sight words-   all, give, away, good, help)  Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  these. 

Math–  Addition- Students will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections and representations to model and solve various types of story and  picture problems using 10 or fewer concrete objects.

Science– Plant needs and the life cycle of a flower continued

Apr 8

Dates to Remember:

4/11-  Kindergarten registration for 2019-2020

4/12- Career Day

4/19- half day for students

4/22-  Easter Monday- Student and staff holiday

4/23- Report Cards go home

4/25- Kindergarten Field Trip to Swift Creek Theater- Please dress your child in their class T-shirts

Our  themes  in  April are:  blends and digraphs; Plants; Addition;  Subtraction;  Life cycles of a flower,  a butterfly,  a frog;   Reduce- -Reuse- Recycle/ Earth Day;  Animal Offspring;  Growth Changes

Language Arts  –    It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads .Please have your child practice writing  short sentences by sounding out words.        Focus this week on   Reviewing  all Digraphs  ( sh, ch, th , wh)

Math–  Money- Review all coins.  Please have your child  practice identifying all 4 coins, say their values and say the equivalent number of pennies the coin is worth.

Science- Plant needs and the life cycle of a flower

Mar 17


Swift Creek Theater Field Trip permission form and money ($13) is due by March 22nd.


This Week:

Language Arts – Focus this week on  Digraph “ch” and Spring!   It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads . Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.

Sight Words this week – all, this, home, none, had.  Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  these.

Math – money (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)

Science – Spring season and weather changes

Important Dates:

3/29- half day for students   – End of marking period 3

4/1-4/5  SPRING BREAK!!!!!

****Henrico County Schools would like to hear from you.  How are we doing?  Tell us about your perspectives and experiences, so that we may improve and make important decisions about the future.  On March 11, you received an email from HCPS that contains a survey we’d like for you to take.  It will be available from March 11 – 29.  

Mar 10

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Language Arts  –    It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads . Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.

Sight words-  she, with, her, so, first .   Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  these.

Focus this week on  Digraph “sh” and St. Patrick’s Day

Math–  Money: Penny and Nickel

Science- Magnets continued                                                                                                                                                                                -Living and Nonliving

Our  themes  in  March are : Dr. Seuss ( Rhyme), St. Patrick’s Day, Digraphs, Money, Counting backwards 10-0,  Magnets, Living v.s. Nonliving, Spring Season and Weather Changes 

Important Dates:

3/11- This week Parent Surveys will be coming home. Please complete and return them to school.

3/14- Spring class photos and individual pictures

3/17- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

3/29- half day for students   – End of marking period 3

4/1-4/5  SPRING BREAK!!!!!

Mar 3

Our  themes  in   March are : Dr. Seuss ( Rhyme), St. Patrick’s Day, Digraphs, Money, Counting backwards 10-0,  Magnets, Living v.s. Nonliving, Spring Season and Weather Changes 

Language Arts  –    It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads . Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.  Sight words-   over, away, went, said, back.  Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  these.

Math– skip counting by 10 and 5 to 100;  Counting backwards from 10-0

Science- Magnets   The students will investigate and understand that magnets:  have an effect on certain materials, make sure things move without touching them and have useful applications.

Important Dates

 Dr. Seuss Week at CTES:

3/4 – Wear Silly Socks for Fox in Socks

3/5- Wear green for Green Eggs and Ham

3/6- Wear Mismatched wacky clothes for Wacky Wednesday

3/7- Wear red, black and white for The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

3/8- Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character !!! Kindergarten will parade around the school in the morning after the AM Announcements ! If you would like to come and see this brief parade you should be at school at 8:20 AM and go to the cafeteria.

3/10-Daylight Savings Time begins- Turn your clocks ahead one hour!!!

3/14- Spring class photos and individual pictures

3/17- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

3/29- half day for students   – End of marking period 3

4/1-4/5  SPRING BREAK!!!!!

****Henrico County Schools would like to hear from you.  How are we doing?  Tell us about your perspectives and experiences, so that we may improve and make important decisions about the future.

On March 11, you will receive an email from HCPS that contains a survey we’d like for you to take.  It will be available from March 11 – 29.  It will take 15 – 20 minutes to complete.

Students in grade 5 – 12 are also asked to complete the survey.  Parents will have the needed link to preview the student survey.  They may then decide if they’d like for their child to participate or if they’d like to submit an opt-out form.  These forms will come home the week of February 25.****

Feb 26

We had so much fun celebrating the 100th Day of School!!

****Henrico County Schools would like to hear from you.  How are we doing?  Tell us about your perspectives and experiences, so that we may improve and make important decisions about the future.  On March 11, you will receive an email from HCPS that contains a survey we’d like for you to take.  It will be available from March 11 – 29.  It will take 15 – 20 minutes to complete.  Students in grade 5 – 12 are also asked to complete the survey.  Parents will have the needed link to preview the student survey.  They may then decide if they’d like for their child to participate or if they’d like to submit an opt-out form.  These forms will come home the week of February 25.****

Week of  March 4 – 8 Dr. Seuss Week at CTES

3/4 – Wear Silly Socks for Fox in Socks

3/5- Wear green for Green Eggs and Ham

3/6- Wear Mismatched wacky clothes for Wacky Wednesday   

3/7- Wear red, black and white for The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

3/8- Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character !!! Kindergarten will parade around the school in the morning after the AM Announcements !

Our  themes  in   February are : Groundhog’s Day,  Shadows, Famous Americans, Black History Month, President’s  Day  and Valentine’s Day

Language Arts  –     Focus this week on  Review of Short Vowels.  Students should know all their capital letters,  lower case letters and sounds by now. It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads . Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.

Sight words-   go, into, head, old,  morning.   Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  these.

Math–  Skip counting by 5’s and 10’s

Social  Studies- Famous Americans continued: George Washington, Betsy Ross and Martin Luther King,  Jr.

Important Dates:

3/29- half day for students- End of marking period 3

4/1-4/5  SPRING BREAK!!!!!

 

Feb 18

Important Dates:

2/11- Report Cards are  came home- Please sign the  envelopes and return them. You can keep the report cards at home.

2/18- Full day of school for all ( This is a change!)

2/21- Multicultural Museum Night  6:30-7:30 PM

3/29- half day for students- End of marking period 3

4/1-4/5  SPRING BREAK!!!!!

Winter After School Enrichment Classes  Feb.11-March 18th.

This Week:

Language Arts  –     Students should know all their capital letters,  lower case letters and sounds by now. It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads . Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.

Focus this week on  “Oo” and Multicultural Night ( My Favorite Meal)

Have your children go into RAZ Kids ( which has been paid for by the PTA)  and practice reading stories and answering comprehension questions once they get to a certain level. I sent home letters with your child’s password  the first marking period.   If you misplaced this information just let me know.

Our  themes  in   February are : Groundhog’s Day,  Shadows, Famous Americans, Black History Month, President’s  Day  and Valentine’s Day

Math–  Measurement- Time and Temperature continued             100th day of school on Thursday.  The measurement tools we use to determine time are  clocks and calendars. The measurement tool we use to determine temperature is a thermometer.

Social Studies- Black History Month   and Famous Americans (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross) and President’s Day  ( Washington, Lincoln, Trump) continued

Feb 11

Please return the Valentine photos that were sent home from Strawbridge if you do not want to buy them. The Spring class picture and individuals will be taken on March 14th.

Dates to Remember:

2/11- Report Cards are  coming home- Please sign the  envelopes and return them. You can keep the report cards at home.

2/14- Happy Valentine’s Day!!  A list of classmates  came home last week for your child to use to write his/her  classmate’s  names . Please send in a valentine for each student in our class.  Many are available at the Dollar Store , Walmart and Target.

2/18- Full day of school for all ( This is a change!)

2/21- Multicultural Museum Night  6:30-7:30 PM

3/29- half day for students- End of marking period 3

Our  themes  in   February are : Groundhog’s Day,  Shadows, Famous Americans, Black History Month, President’s  Day  and Valentine’s Day

Language Arts  –     Students should know all their capital letters,  lower case letters and sounds by now. It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads . Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.

Sight words-   Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  these:  down, went, out, came, again

A Valentine Reading Log came home! As you read a book with your child have them color  in a heart!

Focus this week on  “Uu” and Valentine’s Day

Math–  Measurement- Time (calendar and clock) and Temperature(Thermometer).

Social Studies- Black History Month   and Famous Americans (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross) and President’s Day  ( Washington, Lincoln, Trump)

Feb 5

Our  themes this February are : Groundhog’s Day,  Shadows, Famous Americans, Black History month and Valentine’s Day

Please return the Valentine photos that were sent home from Strawbridge if you do not want to buy them. The Spring class picture and individuals will be taken on March 14th.

Language Arts  –     Students should know all their capital letters,  lower case letters and sounds by now. It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads.  Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.

Focus this week on ” QU” as   in quick, quack, quarter .

Have your children go into RAZ Kids ( which has been paid for by the PTA)  and practice reading stories and answering comprehension questions once they get to a certain level. I sent home letters with your child’s password  the first marking period.   If you misplaced this information just let me know.

Math–  Measurement- Weight (heavy/ light)  and  Capacity

The measurement tools we use to determine weight are  types  of scales ( balance scale or one people stand on)

Science- Shadows  are created when a light source is blocked.

Dates to Remember:

2/4-3/1- ESL Access Testing

2/11- Report Cards are  coming home- Please sign the  envelopes and return them. You can keep the report cards at home.

2/14- Happy Valentine’s Day!! We will be making a valentine bag in class to collect  valentines in. There is no need to send in a decorated box. A list of classmates will come home this week for your child to use to write his/her  classmate’s  names . Please send in a valentine for each student in our class. We have 17 students  , 9 boys and 8 girls. Many are available at the Dollar Store , Walmart and Target.

2/18- Full day of school for all ( This is a change!)

week of 2/11-week of 3/18- After School Enrichment  Classes

2/21- Multicultural Museum Night  6:30-7:30 PM

3/29- half day for students- End of marking period 3

4/1-4/5  SPRING BREAK!!!!!

Jan 29

2019 Winter After School Enrichment Classes

Classes will begin the week of February 11 and will run through the week of March 18. 

If you have a PTA Membership, you will have first “choice” on ASE Classes!! 

ASE registration for PTA Membership begins January 22nd – 24th. 

Regular ASE registration begins Friday, January 25. 

Registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019. 

Please see link below for more information on classes and to register online. 

https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ase

Our  themes this last week of January and into  February are : Groundhog’s Day,  Shadows, Famous Americans, Black History month and Valentine’s Day

Language Arts  –     Students should know all their capital letters,  lower case letters and sounds by now. It is important to continue reviewing sight words daily to enable your child to read  on grade level. Comprehension is also an important part of being able to read on grade level. Ask your child questions about what he/she reads . Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names correctly and short sentences by sounding out words.

Sight words-   Please practice memorizing, spelling and writing  these: will, they, out, six, more

Foc us this week on Vowel “Ee”

Math–  Measurement- Length (longer/shorter) and Height( taller/shorter) continued

Science- States of Matter (solid, liquid, gas);   Sink and Float

Dates to Remember:

1/28- Student have  no school

1/31- Class Winter Celebration during school hours 9:30-10:30

2/11- Report Cards coming home

2/14- Happy Valentine’s Day!!

2/18- Full day of school for all ( This is a change!)

2/21- Multicultural Museum Night  6:30-7:30 PM

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