March 13th

Happy Friday!

In today’s folder students have a distance learning packet, there are many resources and learning activities that can help aid in learning during our two weeks off! If your child was absent today you can come to Trevvett on Monday and pick up your child’s packet. I have also added this resource to your child’s Schoology account in their HOMEROOM course. Your child also has directions for how to access HCPS’s CLEVER platform.
Students were able to check out multiple books to use to complete the literacy activities.

Students should be engaged in reading, writing, and math activities every day to help maintain their learning and work ethic. Please continue to check emails from HCPS and Trevvett for important updates.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make this transition smooth!

I hope everyone stays healthy, does some learning, keeps reading and has some fun over the next two weeks! I look forward to seeing all of the sweet smiles back on Monday, March 30th! 🙂

March 6, 2020

Friday Greetings!

We have made it through the first week of March, hooray! Everyone had a blast all week for our read across America week celebrations.

Updates and Reminders!

  • March 9
    • Spring Book Fair!
  • March 13
    • Last day to buy a field day shirt if you want one.
    • https://pswear.com/Trevvett

Upcoming Academics:

Language Arts: We will also continue our unit on drawing conclusions/making inferences.  Students will work on reviewing syllables, antonyms, and silent letter endings in words. We will not have any spelling words this week due to a short week. Continue reading at home nightly for 20 minutes, and practice on readtheory!

Math: We will wrap up our unit on reading temperature: Temperature Practice  We will review equality statements using equal and NOT equal.

Science/Social Studies: We will wrap up our unit on famous Americans, Helen Keller and Benjamin Franklin.

Helen Keller Biography Ben Franklin Biography

Please feel free to have your child explore Turtle Diary to find fun math games or any subject game for practicing skills!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

Feb 28th

Hello Tiger Families!

We have had a little different week, I was out two days sick which is super rare, and there was a sub, but I am proud of how the students managed to maintain some sense of normalcy with their routines! We have talked about making sure we keep our hands off our faces, and wash them regularly to stay healthy!

Important Dates:

  • March 2
    • Read Across America Day…more details coming soon!
    • We will have a Spirit week this week
      • Monday:Hat Day
      • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday wear wacky mismatch clothes
      • Thursday:One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish- Wear red or blue!
      • Friday:Oh The Places You Will Go- Dress to Impress!
  • March 3
    • Student Holiday/Staff Clerical Day
  • March 6
    • Spring Picture Day!
  • March 9
    • Spring Book Fair!
  • March 13
    • Last day to buy a field day shirt if you want one.
    • https://pswear.com/Trevvett

Upcoming Academics:

Academics next week:

Language Arts: Students will take a mid quarter reading assessment to measure progress. We will also continue our unit on drawing conclusions/making inferences.  Students will work on reviewing syllables, antonyms, and silent letter endings in words. We will not have any spelling words this week due to a short week. Continue reading at home nightly for 20 minutes, and practice on readtheory!

Math: We will wrap up telling time, and students will have a quiz on Wednesday on telling time. Please continue to practice this skill at home to develop confidence in telling time to the 5 minute intervals. Also, randomly asking your tiger to tell you what time it is, is a great way to practice this concept.  Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time Games  The next concept we will be diving into this week is reading temperature: Temperature Practice

Science/Social Studies: We are finishing up our study of Matter and we will assess this on Monday. (moved test date due to my absences) We’ll move into studying some more famous Americans, Helen Keller and Benjamin Franklin.

Helen Keller Biography Ben Franklin Biography

Please feel free to have your child explore Turtle Diary to find fun math games or any subject game for practicing skills!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  😀 Ms.Fletcher

Feb. 21st

We have had a great week in second grade! We did a fun science experiment to see different states of matter at work.

 

Important Dates:

  • February 26
    • PTO Spirit Night at McDonald’s
  • February 28
    • Q3 Interims and Progress Reports
    • Pizza Parties for all students in grades 2-5 to celebrate PAW values on HCPS benchmark tests!
  • March 2
    • Read Across America Day…more details coming soon!
  • March 3
    • Student Holiday/Staff Clerical Day
  • March 6
    • Spring Picture Day!
  • March 9
    • Spring Book Fair!
  • March 13
    • Last day to buy a field day shirt if you want one.
    • https://pswear.com/Trevvett

Also the SCA is collecting materials to make dog toys for the SPCA. Some of the requested items if you have any are: Old t-shirts, old denim, old towels, dish towels, old socks (clean please!), and old tennis balls.

Upcoming Academics:

Language Arts: In writing we will be continuing in our poetry unit. We will be continuing to focus on the descriptive words that help us visualize the poem in our mind. In reading we will continue the concept of drawing conclusions but this week we will focus on fictional text. Students will use clues from the text and what they already know to help enhance comprehension of the book’s meaning. Informational Passages Practice Analyze stories Background for Parents on Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions

Spelling: We will take our spelling test on Thursday for the prefixes and suffixes! We will have the same words as this week to allow additional practice: disarm, dislike, disagree, misspell, mistreat, misbehave, fearless, helpless, cheerful, thankful.

Math: We will continue unit on telling time. Students will be expected to learn to tell time by the 5 minute intervals on both digital and analog clocks.  Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time GamesScience: We will continue our unit on matter next week. We will be learning about solids, liquids, and gases, and how states of matter can change. Students will also explore different ways of measuring mass and volume of matter.

Matter Video Matter Games

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Feb 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We have had a fun and busy week this week! Lots of pictures to share! Tuesday we did a fun math breakout box where students solved math problems to earn clues, and the clues lead to a key to unlock the groups locks to find the prize inside. We also were able to attend the African American Living History Museum.

We also celebrated with our Valentine’s party and PAW Achievement! Students had a blast!

Upcoming Reminders:

  • Feb 17th
    • President’s Day
    • 1/2 Day STEAM Day

Upcoming Academics:

Language Arts: In writing we will be continuing in our poetry unit. We will be focusing on the descriptive words that help us visualize the poem in our mind. In reading we will be moving to drawing conclusions on non-fiction text. Students will use clues from the text and what they already know to help enhance comprehension of the book’s meaning. Informational Passages Practice Analyze stories Background for Parents on Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions

Math: We’ll begin our unit on telling time. Students will be expected to learn to tell time by the 5 minute intervals on both digital and analog clocks. This upcoming week we will focus mainly on hour and half hour times.  Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time GamesScience: We will begin our unit on matter next week. We will be learning about solids, liquids, and gases, and how states of matter can change.

Matter Video Matter Games

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay warm!

February 7th

Hello families,

I am so very proud of all of these Trevvett Tigers for showing great perseverance, and work ethic through out the benchmarks! Also, it was great to meet with many of you for conferences. If you couldn’t make it feel free to email, and we can set up a time for a conference, in person or by phone on a date that works for you! I am always available for any questions or concerns by email as well!

Lots of Reminders:

  • Monday 2/10
    • Report Cards will be sent home & awards will be at 7:45-8:00 am (Please keep all of the contents & return the signed folder)
  • Homework is due Monday!
  • Feb. 10-12
    • SCA is sponsoring Flowers for Friends. Students can bring $1.00 to send a flower to a friend or bring one home for someone special.
  • Feb 13th
    • 4th grade is having an African American living museum and 5th grade chorus will be preforming at 6:00 pm!
  • Feb. 14th
    • Valentine’s Celebration! Students can exchange cards as well as PEANUT FREE candy. We will have our celebration at 1:30.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE!
    •  2nd graders will have a PAW achievement celebration from 10:00-10:40 at school!
  • Feb.17th
    • we will be a HALF day for students & STEAM day.

Upcoming Academics:

Language Arts: This week we will continue our focus on retelling characters, setting, plot in poetry, but will also begin focusing more on characters feelings and traits and how they might change throughout. In writing we will also tie in poetry. Students will explore the idea of writing their own poems. Our phonics features of the week will continue to be on homophones, silent consonants, and commonly used prefixes. Spelling Words:knot, not, know, no, write, right, unsafe, reread, unclear, replay

Math: We will begin a new unit on probability! We will also continue to work on computations, solving one and two step story problems! We also are lucky to have these new content curriculum connections made by the county to help lay out what we are learning! I will be putting these on the blog!

Social Studies:Our Famous Americans unit continues, and the students will explore and learn more about George Washington, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. On February 17th – STEAM day activity: Students will design and build a 3D model of one of these historical figures. Check out these great biographies, complete with read-aloud and quiz options (scroll to the bottom) George Washington Carver Biography Rosa Parks Biography George Washington Thurgood Marshall Biography Jackie Robinson Bio

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!  🙂

January 31, 2020

Hard to believe that we are already moving into February!

We had a great field trip to the Children’s Museum on Thursday! We learned about producers, consumers, bartering, goods, and services!  Click here to check out the pictures!

Upcoming Dates:

Feb 6th & 7th Math Benchmark

Feb 6th Parent Teacher Conferences Please sign up for a time, if you can’t make any of the times feel free to email me and we can work something out!  Sign up here!

Feb. 14th will be PAW Achievement, and a Valentine Celebration. Stay tuned for a sign up genius!

We are partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Pennies for Patients! Here is their website! Students have a flyer in their folder today!

Upcoming Academics:

Reading/Writing: This week we will continue to work on retelling beginning middle and end of text using poetry as our text. Students spelling words will be practicing more homophones and contractions: deer, dear, here, hear, don’t, can’t. Students will be expected to use these words correctly in sentences with the correct spelling! Students can continue to practice reading skills on Read Theory Account.

Math: We will be reviewing for our Henrico County Benchmark Test Thursday and Friday! Feb. 6-7. The homework has lots of practice on adding and subtracting with regrouping, and story problems please review this at home!  Here are some games to use at home for review:  Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems  1 step word problems  Number Concepts  Place Value to Hundreds  2nd Grade Place Value Games  Comparing 3 digit numbers Graphing Game 

Social Studies: We’re going to begin our Famous Americans unit and focus on Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. Here are some biographies if you want to check them out! Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography George Washington Biography Abraham Lincoln Biography

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  🙂

 

January 24th

Happy Friday!

We have had a busy week ending with reading benchmarks. I am proud of the perseverance of all of the students during these two days!

Reminders:

  • No School Monday January 27th
  • Field trip Thursday Jan 31st
  • Pictures came home today!
  • Math Benchmark Feb. 6-7
  • Mid-year conferences be on the look out for a sign up! Thursday, Feb. 6th 3:00-6:30

Upcoming Academics

Reading/Writing: We will spiral back to fictional text and focus on retelling beginning, middle and end. Students will retell the story in order. There will be no spelling words this week! You can support this at home by encouraging your child to reread books, changing their voice to match different characters, using a silly accent, etc.  I always encourage students to use this site at home for their 20 minutes: Read Theory – Comprehension Practice

Math: The focus remains on 2 digit computation, problem solving, and review of content previously taught. Students will estimate sums and differences, compute sums and differences, and use these skills to solve one and two step word problems. Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems  1 step word problems We’ll work to review skills taught over the first semester to prepare for the benchmark exam, scheduled for Feb 6-7.

Science: We will be wrapping up our unit on animal adaptations. Students will explore pebble go and epic to learn about different animals of their choice.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

January 17th!

Happy Friday Families!

Reminders:

  • No School Monday January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr day
  • Wed 1/22- Making Money Count, Towne Bank lesson in class
  • Semester Benchmark Reading Exam – Jan 23 & 24 – Students will take a reading test (broken into 2 days) on content taught during the 1st and 2nd 9 weeks
  • No official homework will be sent home next week due to shorter week and benchmark exams. We encourage students to use links on the blog for extra practice and read books that interest them!
  • Field Trip Thursday Jan 30th!

Reading/ Writing:We will not have any new spelling words this week!  Throughout the week we will be reviewing syllables, compound words, vowel sounds, and synonyms. We also will be working on reading through texts, fiction, non-fiction, and real word examples (recipes, invitations, diagrams) to answer questions as well as proving answers by highlighting.Thursday and Friday will be our Henrico County semester benchmark test.

Math: We will be continuing our unit of 2 digit addition and subtraction, problem solving(one and two step story problems), and review. Please continue to work on math facts and thinking through story problems. Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems  1 step word problems

Science: We will continue to learn about animal adaptations! Continue to review terms like camouflage, hibernation, and migration. Keep looking at the study guide for vocabulary.

I hope you all have a fantastic three day weekend!

 

January 10th

Happy Friday Tiger Families!

We have had a great week, and I am proud of how hard these students worked to get back into our routines and learning!

Reminders:

  • Field trip forms and money are due January 16th! Please let me know if you have any questions! Remember to sign the bottom of the form if you are interested in chaperoning.

Upcoming academics:

Writing/ spelling: We will be exploring different traits of characters, and learn about dialogue and adding dialogue to our writing. Spelling words this week will be: Earth, learn, heard, search, earn, cheer, deer, steer, peer, sneer

Reading: We will continue to explore the comprehension strategy of questioning. We will be reading nonfiction text and continue to practice questioning before, during and after reading to better help us understand what we are reading.

Math: Double digit computation continues! Students will estimate sums and differences, compute sums and differences, and use these skills to solve one and two step word problems. Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems  1 step word problems

Science: Seasonal Adaptations -Plant and Animal Adaptations is our new topic! Students will explore how plants adapt to their environment, as well as animal changes like migration, hibernation, and camouflage. Please use the study guide on attached to next week’s homework to review key terms! Animal Games

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  🙂