Please see the request from our class


The Ronald McDonald house is looking for donations. If you like Soda,  do you know the thing at the top that you pop open to actually drink it, well those are known as Pop Tops.

  • The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for children who are in the middle of surgery or about to go into surgery.
  • If people band together and donate Pop Tops they can get money. One Lb. = 55¢.
  • In 2014, the Ronald McDonald house made $5,000 on 11,517,030 pop top.
  • One Lb.=1,267 pop tops



Frozen Food


Pop Tops     


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Both the 4th and 5th grade classes have been so busy with our “One Book, One School, One Community” service projects.  We watched some PSAs and recorded what made the videos effective.  Take a look at the final products!

Fifth Grade PSA

Connors Heroes PSA from Melinda Adamonis on Vimeo.

Fourth Grade PSA

Untitled from Melinda Adamonis on Vimeo.

If you are able to contribute to our organization, we are currently taking donations.

Thank you very much to Ethan’s family for donating a TON of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss.

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5th Grade Book Trailers

The 5th grade students have finished their testing with me for the year! YEAH!! We’ve been keeping ourselves busy and worried that we won’t be able to finish all of our projects by the end of the school year. Unfortunately, this year, it’s different. I was able to continue unfinished 4th grade projects at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, but come September these kids will be in middle school! I’m crossing my fingers that we are able to complete our fantastic projects! The rest of these projects can be found under the “Reading” tab on the toolbar.

Here’s Ellyssa’s book trailer. Wow!!

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret from Melinda Adamonis on Vimeo.

Here’s Anna’s completed book report trailer. It’s fantastic!

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Famous 20c Virginians

I love facilitating learning.  My philosophy is that if kids are directing their learning, it will be more meaningful.  Recently I’ve added pictures to the blog folders that has chronicled our study of famous 20c Virginians.  The kids researched, wrote short scripts, and built dioramas.  Now came the difficult piece of how students would share their knowledge AND have their peers be interested in the information.  We decided to use Makey-Makeys and Scratch to program parts of the dioramas to share their short scrips.  Take a look at Duncan and Isabel’s project!

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Study Cards

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost done with the third nine weeks! On Friday, your student was given a handout that outlines one of the review strategies we’re using to prepare for our Virginia Studies SOL.  Students will be given a series of review quizzes every Thursday starting next week.

At the beginning of the year, students were given a set of paper flash cards to use in addition to their INBs for test prep.  Realizing that 4th graders make a lot of paper, I’ve digitized the flashcards for them to use as review.

Flashcard Set 1

Flashcard Set 2

Flashcard Set 3

Flashcard Set 4

Flashcard Set 5

Flashcard Set 6

Flashcard Set 7

Flashcard Set 8

Flashcard Set 9

Please encourage your student to review their flashcards to build their confidence in class.

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Journal for week of February 27th

Hi Everyone!

This was the photo that was posted on Friday for the next journal.  It will be due on Thursday, March 2nd.

Journal 15

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A week in stop motion

Who knew that learning about literary elements could result in stop motion movies! I challenged the kids to create “Goldfish” themed movies that incorporated the development of theme, plot, character, setting, and conflict all in a 60 second stop motion movie.  First, the kids decided on a theme and a story line.  On Tuesday the supplies from home began to arrive.  You should have seen the glitter, cotton balls, and googly eyes all over the classroom! Take a look at the “pictures” folder for our process.

We have some great upcoming events.

  1.   A field trip form went home this week, so please be aware of the cost and date.  There will be another field trip form sent home on Monday.  This trip is free.
  2.  The kids and I rescheduled our IRP open house to Monday March 13.
  3. Monday is our “One book, one school, one community” event.
  4. Tuesday is “read my shirt day”.  Students are encouraged to wear a school appropriate shirt with text.
  5. Celebrate Family Fun and Fitness night this week.  Please check your students orange folder for the date and time.  There will be a raffle and prizes!
  6. Wednesday is a half day of school.  Lunch will be served and we’ll be eating in class while enjoying a Dr. Seuss movie.
  7. Thursday is “Cozy up with a good book” Day.  Kids can wear their school appropriate PJs and spend time reading their favorite books.
  8. Friday is “Hats off to reading” Day.  Students will be welcome to wear their hats all day in school.

Please know that behavior sheets continue to be sent home for parent review every Friday.  We’re working towards the 3rd nine weeks PAW achievement!

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Weekly update

Hi Families,

Please be sure to check out the weekly updates!

  • HCPS Family Resource Center: Information about tutors is available through this site.
  •  One Book, One School, One Community reflections are due Thursday. This is a great time to create something special!
  • Please fill out the form below if you are interested in presenting or volunteering at Trevvett’s Career Day on April 5, 2017. Direct all questions to Bethany Bushey, School Counselor, at Thank you!

More information on Career Day:

2nd & 3rd grade students will visit The Big Red Bus from Henrico County Public Schools’ Career & Technical Education. 4th and 5th graders will rotate through various presentations (ideally 4 or 5). Kindergarten and 1st grade will have one speaker/classroom. The festivities will run from 8am until lunchtime.

Career Day Interest Form


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IRP dates

Thank you so much for your support of our IRP projects by taking your student to the library, helping them find videos, and asking them quesions about their progress. In order for this project to be a success, it requires work both at home and school.  Students have chosen some very interesting topics and I can’t wait to learn about them, such as cats, stingrays, autism, and the rain forest.  Here’s an updated list of dates that students can count on for time in class;

2/9-continue to research in class

2/16-finish researching with about 20 notecards and presentation proposals due

2/23- and 3/2-presentation prep.

3/10-share fair

We will be sharing Valentines on February 14th.  If your child would like to share a special Valentine, it may be in the form of maybe a pencil, eraser, stickers but PLEASE no food/candy.  If your student is planning on sharing Valentines, please be sure they have one for all students.

Check out the pictures from yesterday’s trip to the Math, Science, Innovation Center on the blog.  We have some future “Andy Jenks” in our midst!IMG_5273IMG_5269

Lastly, I sent an email yesterday containing some updated field trip and class info.  Please email me if you didn’t receive it.


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Valentines, field trips, and testing

On Friday we were visited by the Benchmark Busters! Check out the “photo” tab on the blog to see images of this fun event! The kids and I are really pumped up about doing our benchmark testing.   In class, we’ve set goals for ourselves and we look forward to celebrating our success.  We will be testing Monday and Tuesday of next week with math as well as February 13th for Social Studies.  Please encourage your student to review concepts just a little bit a night.


This week a lot of information was shared with your student.

  1.  I collected the Parent Honor Roll sheets on Friday and gave students new sheets today.
  2.  Students are in the process of handing in field trip permission forms.
  3. Mrs. Brady sent permission forms for students to bring home recorders
  4. Class list for Valentine’s Day was sent-please don’t send any food with the Valentines.  If you student would like to bring in Valentine themed pencils, erasers or other non-food items with their Valentines, that’s ok.
  5. Carnations and milkshake coupons will be sold for $3 by the SCA.


Have a great week!



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