Mar 16

A packet was sent home on Friday with every child.  Here is the link for the HCPS Distance Learning:

https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hcpsdistancelearning/kg-1

Mar 9

Please help the SCA with our local service project! Our students will be collecting Pop Tops for another month, but our activity pack collection is time-sensitive. It’s so easy to get involved with this wonderful charity. Please have all donations returned by, 3/17/20. Thank you so much for your support of our community.

  • Pop Top Collection to help support our local resource, The Ronald McDonald House of Richmond

 

  • Support the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond by helping us collect the supplies necessary to make activity packs for children in the hospital.
    • Activity Packs Activity packs are handed out through the Happy Wheels program to families in the pediatric areas of the hospital. These items provide a small comfort and distraction for families during long days at the hospital.

Directions: 

      • Volunteers purchase 3-4 items appropriate for children to play with in the hospital
      • Items may include full size coloring books, crayons, puzzle books, playing cards, PlayDoh, travel size games, etc.
      • Activity packs may be geared towards infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and teens (please do not label)
      • Please DO NOT include food items

Important Upcoming Dates:

3/11- Spring Class and Individual  Picture Day- You must pay for the group picture  on picture day. The individual  photos will come home to you and you can choose if you want to buy them or not after you look at them.  Please see the 2  forms I sent home in your child’s folder today. 

3/13- Career Day

3/30- Student Half Day- Please send in a lunch and snack  for your child. If you want your child to buy lunch you were to send in the form with his choice of food.

4/6-4/10 – SPRING BREAK !!!!!!!

4/30- Kindergarten Field Trip to the Swift Creek Theater

Themes of March: Digraphs Ch and  WH , S Blends ( st, sp, sm), Money, Magnets, Living / Non-Living, Spring weather and changes

Language Arts  – “CH” digraph ( at beginning and the end of words).  We are reviewing sight words learned so far this year.

Math–  Money – Penny and nickel

Science  –   Magnets continued

Mar 1

Important  Dates:

Monday, March 2nd – The Cat in the Hat

  • Wear a hat to school. The sillier the better!

Tuesday, March 3rd – No School.

Wednesday, March 4th – Wacky Wednesday!

  • Wear wacky clothes (mismatched, backwards…) in honor of the book, Wacky Wednesday!

Thursday, March 5th – Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  • Wear a souvenir shirt from some place you’ve visited or would like to visit.

***Friday, March 6th***– Dr. Seuss Dress Up!

  • Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Kindergartners will have a character parade through the halls of CTES.3/11- Spring Class Picture Day

    3/13- Career Day

    3/30- Student Half Day

    4/6-4/10 – SPRING BREAK !!!!!!!

    4/30- Kindergarten Field Trip to the Swift Creek Theater

  • Math–  Counting to 100 by 1’s, and 10’s; counting backwards from 10.

    Science – magnets

  • Language Arts  – Dr. Seuss books and Rhyming  We will be reviewing sight words learned this school year. Please have your child review  sight words everyday.  

    A- am, a, and, at, as, are, away

    B- blue, brown, black, be, by, but

    C- can, come

    D-dad, do, down

    E-

    F- for , five, fun

    G- green, go, got, get

    H- here, he, have, has

    I-  is, in, it, into, it’s

    K- kind

    L- like, little, look, let, love

    M- me, my, man, mom, many

    N- not , new

    O- orange, of, one, out, old

    P- purple, pink, play

    R- red, run

    S-  see, said

    T-  to, the, this, they, too, that

    U- up

    W-white , we, who, will, was, what, when, went, won’t

    Y- yellow, you, your

 

Feb 24

Important Upcoming Dates:

2/27- Heritage Night  6:00 – see message below from the PTA.

3/2-3/6  Dr. Seuss Week  and   Read Across America Week   More information to follow!

3/3- No School

3/11- Spring Class Picture Day

3/13- Career Day

3/30- Student Half Day

Information from the PTA:

Heritage Night, Thursday, February 27th  from 6pm – 8pm

Join us for a trip Around the World at CTES’s Heritage Night. This year, we will feature a Parade of Nations and Desserts from Around the World after a brief performance from the 1st graders.

We are proud to have over 35 countries represented at CTES. Select students will be participating in the Parade of Nations by carrying their country’s flag of origin. Each country will be announced during the parade and after the parade the students will lead the audience into the halls for everyone to enjoy Desserts from Around the World. To display the desserts in an easy manner, we have divided our countries up into 6 regions. (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, North Asia & Middle East, India & South East Asia)

Themes of February:  Digraphs ( sh, ch, th,  wh ),  Short vowel review, Measurement ( length, height, volume, weight, time, calendar, temperature), Nonstandard measurement tools, Rote counting to 100, Solid, liquid, gas, sink ,float, President’s Day, Famous Americans, Black History Month   

Language Arts  – We will focus on the ” TH ” digraphs at the beginning and the end of words.

We wight words this week: it’s, old, man, get, into  ( some are review words)

Math–  Measurement- Time , Calendars, Temperature ( Over the next 2 weeks)

Science/ Social Studies-  President’s day, George Washington and Abe Lincoln

Feb 16

Important Upcoming Dates:

2/17- Half day for students. Lunch will be served to the children who brought in their yellow slips. 

2/21- Journey  Picture money is due. If you are not interested, please return the pictures in their envelope.

2/27- Heritage Night  6:00 – see message below from the PTA:

Dear CTES Families, 

We’re excited to announce that our CTES Heritage Night will be on Thursday, February 27th from 6pm-8pm. Please click on the SignUp Genius link below to read about the event and to sign up to help us make it a success. We need support from our CTES Families to make this event amazing. So thank you in advance for your time and dedication! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AAAE28A5FE3-heritage

Go Cubs!!

Heather Kirschner                                                                                                                                                          CTES PTA President

New SCA website:  http://tiny.cc/CTESCA

Themes of February:  Digraphs ( sh, ch, th,  wh ),  Short vowel review, Measurement ( length, height, volume, weight, time, calendar, temperature), Nonstandard measurement tools, Rote counting to 100, Solid, liquid, gas, sink ,float, President’s Day, Famous Americans, Black History Month   

Language Arts  – We will focus on the “SH and TH” digraphs at the beginning and the end of words.

We will have new sight words this week: down, went, out, got, won’t   ( some are review words)

Math–  Measurement- capacity, Time (year, months, seasons, calendar, clocks),  Temperature. This will be taught over the next 2 weeks.

Science/ Social Studies-  President’s day, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln and George Washington  poems will be recited Monday 2/17.

Feb 10

Important Dates:

2/12- 100th Day of School!!!

2/13- Student led conferences  3:30-5:30  A signup genius has been sent out.  Your children can’t wait to show you what they have learned so far and what their goals are for the rest of the year!

2/14- Valentine’s Day – A list of all classmate’s names  was  sent home so your child can write out a valentine for each student. We have 19 students in our class,  12 girls and 7 boys.  We made a  cute valentine bag in class for your child to  receive valentines in.

2/17- Half day for students            Abraham Lincoln and George Washington  poems will be recited.

2/21- Journey  Picture money is due. If you are not interested, please return the pictures in their envelope.

2/27- Heritage Night  6:00

Welcome to the new SCA website :

http://tiny.cc/CTESCA

Themes of February:  Digraphs ( sh, ch, th,  wh ),  Short vowel review, Measurement ( length, height, volume, weight, time, calendar, temperature), Nonstandard measurement tools, Rote counting to 100, Solid, liquid, gas, sink ,float, President’s Day, Famous Americans, Black History Month   

Language Arts  – We will focus on the “SH” digraph at the beginning and the end of words.

We will have new sight words this week: come, when, that, what, but

Math–  Measurement- Weight ( heavier , lighter)      Rote counting to 100  on the 100th day of school!!!

Science/ Social Studies-  Water- sink and float

Feb 3

Themes of February:  Digraphs ( sh, ch, th,  wh ),  Short vowel review, Measurement ( length, height, volume, weight, time, calendar, temperature), Nonstandard measurement tools, Rote counting to 100, Solid, liquid, gas, sink ,float, President’s Day, Famous Americans, Black History Month  

Language Arts  – We will continue  reviewing  short vowels this week. We will do a few more activities that revolve around the story: The Mitten and Penguins.  We will have new sight words this week: love, too, kind, was, many.

Math–  Measurement ( length-  shorter/ longer   height- taller/ shorter ) continued

Science-  Matter/ Water Phases : solid, liquid, gas

Social Studies- Have your child choose a poem  “Washington” or “Lincoln” and practice reciting it.  students will recite poem on Monday, Feb. 17th.

Important Upcoming Dates:

2/10- Report Cards go home

2/13- Student led conferences  3:30-5:05  A signup genius has been sent out.  Your children can’t wait to show you what they have learned so far and what their goals are for the rest of the year!

2/14- Valentine’s Day – A list of all classmate’s names  was  sent home so your child can write out a valentine for each student. We have 19 students in our class,  12 girls and 7 boys.  We will be making a  cute valentine bag in class for your child to  receive valentines in.

2/17- Half day for students

2/21- Journey  Picture money is due. If you are not interested, please return the pictures in their envelope.

2/27- Heritage Night  6:00       More information to come from Mrs. Molnar, our ESL/LIEP teacher.

Jan 26

Important Upcoming Dates:

2/10- Report Cards go home

2/13- Student led conferences  3:30-5:30  A signup genius will be sent out.  Your children can’t wait to show you what they have learned so far and what their goals are for the rest of the year! If you can not make it the packet will be sent home with your child.

2/14- Valentine’s Day – A list of all classmate’s names  will be sent home so your child can write out a valentine for each student.

2/17- Half day for students

2/27- Heritage Night  6:00

Themes of January:  vowels continued, blending and segmenting 1 and multi-syllabic words, graphing, measurement,  rote counting to 50,  shadows ,  winter weather , winter seasonal changes, winter animals,  Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Language Arts- We will review short vowels this week. We will do several activities that revolve around the story: The Mitten.

We will have new sight words this week: will, they, out, said, has   

Math- Counting to 50 continued and Measurement ( length-  shorter/ longer   height- taller/ shorter )

Science-  Shadows are formed when an object blocks a light source.

Jan 21

Change War – Third grade needs your help! We have been learning about the devastating fires in Australia and want to do our part. Students have come up with the idea of having a CHANGE DRIVE to collect money to donate to the World Wildlife Fund. Please help us by emptying your change jar and sending in coins (no bills) with your child from the 21st through the 29th of January. Thank you for your support!

****PLEASE JOIN THE PTA  !!!! There is a contest between classrooms. We would LOVE to be the winning kindergarten class!!!!! ****

Important Upcoming Dates:

1/24- End of second 9 weeks       Snowman Project due !

1/27- Holiday  for students

Please send in a healthy snack daily for your child labeled with name.

Water bottles are permitted in the classroom. Please make sure the lids are on securely so they do not leak in your child’s backpack.  Also please make sure you label  their   lunch  ( if you send it in).  Your  children are permitted to take their water bottles outside when it is very hot. Please put your child’s name on their water bottle.

Winter Weather – Please put your child’s name in his/her jackets and coats.

Themes of January:  vowels continued, blending and segmenting 1 and multi-syllabic words, graphing, measurement,  rote counting to 50,  matter (solid/liquid/gas) ,  winter weather , winter seasonal changes, winter animals,  Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Language Arts  – We will focus on short vowels, mainly short “Uu and QU” this week. We will review all sight words from the 2nd quarter.

Math– Counting to 50

Science/ Social Studies-  Winter animals / Penguin theme

Jan 13

Important Upcoming Dates:

Parent gifted referrals ( in written form )  deadline :    1/24/20

1/20- Martin Luther King, Jr Day- Holiday for students and staff

1/24- End of second 9 weeks  SNOWMAN HOMEWORK PROJECT DUE

1/27- Holiday  for students

Language Arts  – We will focus on short vowels, mainly short “Oo” this week.

Please have your child practice writing their first and their last  names  with capital and lower case letters. This is the  ” Kindergarten Way.”  They should not write their names in all capital letters.

Classroom  Word Wall Words  will be posted weekly.

Please practice reading Sight  words:  have, play, fun, do, by  Thank you to the parents who are reviewing these sight words with their children ! They are so proud of themselves!! 

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