Weekly Update 3/17

Good afternoon!

Our first grade class LOVED the warmer weather this past week! We have been discussing and writing about the changes fro winter to spring. On Friday we even got to enjoy a nature walk outside!

What we are learning next week!

Please continue working on Moby Max Fact Fluency at home! The MOBY MAX FACT FLUENCY CHALLENGE ENDS MARCH 29TH!

Upcoming Events:

Starting March 11, be on the lookout for the 2019 Henrico Schools Survey! Get ready to tell us what you think about your experiences in Henrico County Public Schools. It’ll help us improve and make important decisions about the future. For details, go to www.henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics”. You’ll get an email on March 11 when the survey begins.

March 18-22: Book Fair- Please check your child’s folder for their Book Fair Flyer!

Thursday, March 21: PTO Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, March 23rd: Panther Prowl Fun Run

Friday, March 29th: Field Day T-Shirt Orders Due! Field Day is Friday, April 26th. Our first grade shirts are red. You can order online using this link: https://pswear.com/TrevvettFieldDay.html

Friday, March 29th: STEAM Day/Student Half Day Dismissal @11am

Monday, April 1st- Friday, April 5th- Spring Break

Have a great day!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 3/9

Happy Weekend!

This year seems to be flying by! It is already March! We are ready for SPRING!

Please remember that our Moby Max Fact Fluency Challenge is underway! Students should practice their Fact Fluency for 1 hour per week. Your child’s Moby Max log in cards were sent home attached to the red school flyer. Just let me if you need any help logging your child in!

You can check out what we are learning about next week here.

Please have your child read to you every night! Also, please practice sight words and phonics features. There is a new homework sheet that comes home every Monday.

Thank you for all of your help at home.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 21st- Spaghetti Dinner 5:30-7:00pm- Please return completed envelope and payment by Monday, March 11th

Friday, March 29th- Early dismissal for students

Monday, April 1st- Friday, April 5th- Spring Break

Have a great day!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 3/2

Good afternoon!

It has been a great time in first grade lately. We enjoyed our Read Across America week last week! We had a special guest speaker share her favorite Dr. Seuss books with the class on Friday. First grade is practicing retelling our favorite Dr. Seuss books! I encourage students to read a book at home and retell their favorite part. Don’t forget to practice sight words at home!

A few important dates and reminders:

Here’s what we are learning next week!

Interim Reports came home Friday March 1, 2019, please sign and return to school. If there are any questions you may email me at ngnies@henrico.k12.va.us or call the school at (804)261-5060.

The spring book fair is March 18-22.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Nies

 

Weekly Update 2/16

Happy Weekend!

It was a busy and fun week in first grade! We started off the week with our classroom awards ceremony on Monday, a Dental Health Month lesson on Wednesday, and our Valentine’s Day party on Thursday. Many thanks to our wonderful PTO for organizing this special treat for our school! We truly appreciate all of the support from our families that donated to our class party. 

Weekly Update 2/9

Good afternoon!

We had a wonderful week in first grade! We continued our fairy tale unit in language arts. The students enjoyed reading and discussing the theme of several different versions of the classic fairy tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. In math we concluded our unit on plane shapes. We spent time learning about important Virginian leaders in social studies like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson!

This week was School Counselors Week and our first graders showered Mrs. Bushey with love! Thank you Mrs. Bushey!

We also had Parent-Teacher conferences this week! I enjoyed meeting with you all and am so proud of our dedicated class!

Next week will be an important week! Please see below for details:

Report Cards & Awards – Our classroom awards ceremony will be Monday 2/11  at 1:00 pm in the classroom and report cards will come home that day in your child’s daily folder.

Valentine’s Day – A list of names came home in folders this week. You can also view our class list here. If participating, we ask that students provide a Valentine for each classmate so no one feels left out. We will have a Valentine’s celebration Thursday 2/14 afternoon at 1:00 PM. Thank you to those who volunteered to help with contributions or offered your time to assist. The PTO Sign Up Genius can be seen here.

President’s Day – Monday, 2/18th, is now a regular full school day!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 2/2

Good afternoon!

What a busy week in first grade! Our classroom celebrated Kindness week, learned about Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe Jr. and studied plane shapes! We have enjoyed reading our fairy tales this week as well.

Check out what we are learning the week of 2/4-2/8!

Please remember to practice sight words at home.

It is the middle of our school year and our classroom is running low on a few supplies! We are looking for donations of the following items: Clorox wipes, Elmers glue sticks and dry erase markers.

Please note that Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner on Thursday, February 7th from 3:00-7:00 pm. Please visit my Signup Genius to sign up for a time slot that suits your schedule. Please email me at ngnies@henrico.va.k12.va if this day does not work for you, we can certainly set up another day and time that work for you. I’m looking forward to meeting with everyone!

Upcoming Events:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 7th from 3-7 pm.
  • Report Cards are sent home February 11, 2019
  • Classroom awards will be February 11, 2019

Have a great day!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 1/27

Good afternoon!

We had a great week in first grade. We had a successful research project in Reading this week. Students were able to ask and answer questions about a topic of interest.

It is the middle of our school year and our classroom is running low on a few supplies! We are looking for donations of the following items: Clorox wipes, Elmers glue sticks and dry erase markers.

Please note that Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner on Thursday, February 7th from 3:00-7:00 pm. Please visit my Signup Genius to sign up for a time slot that suits your schedule. Please email me at ngnies@henrico.va.k12.va if this day does not work for you, we can certainly set up another day and time that work for you. I’m looking forward to meeting with everyone!

What we are learning 1/29-2/1

Upcoming Events:

  • Students will have a holiday on Monday, January 28th.
  • Please come join us for our  First Grade Winter Concert and PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 29th.
  • There will be a PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s on Thursday, January 31st.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 7th from 3-7 pm.

Have a great day!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 1/19

Good afternoon!

We had a great week in first grade. We are continuing our study of the sun and earth  and have loved learning about rotation and revolution!

The students are working hard on the midyear PALS reading assessments. Thank you for your continued support at home!

It is the middle of our school year and our classroom is running low on a few supplies! We are looking for donations of the following items: Clorox wipes, Elmers glue sticks and dry erase markers.

Please note that Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner on Thursday, February 7th from 3:00-7:00 pm. Please visit my Signup Genius to sign up for a time slot that suits your schedule. Please email me at ngnies@henrico.va.k12.va if this day does not work for you, we can certainly set up another day and time that work for you. I’m looking forward to meeting with everyone!

What we are learning 1/22-1/25

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan 22-25 SCA spirit week. Look for the yellow flyer with details in folders, $1 per day donation to participate
  • Jan. 21st-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Students will have a holiday on Monday, January 28th.
  • Please come join us for our  First Grade Winter Concert and PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 29th.
  • There will be a PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s on Thursday, January 31st.

Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Nies

 

Weekly Update 1/13/2019

Good afternoon!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend! We had a great week at school last week. The class quickly adjusted back into our school routine! I was impressed! 

Please note that first grade is participating in some mid year progress assessments this month. Please be sure to review new and previously learned sight words and phonics features at home and help your child  be prepared by ensuring that they are getting a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast before school each day!

Parent referrals for gifted identification for students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade are being accepted through January 18, 2019. Please submit referrals in writing (email is acceptable) to our Associate Principal, Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us.

Please check out what we are learning next week

Weekly Update 1/4/19

Happy New Year!

We had a great transition back to school this week! The children did a fantastic job of falling back into routine in the classroom and it was wonderful to see them and hear all of their exciting stories about their winter break!

We had a wonderful PAJAMA day together, enjoyed holiday relay races, and a sugary delicious Winter Party before our winter break! Thanks to all who volunteered items for our celebration. The children really enjoyed their treats and snacks!

Please note that parent referrals for gifted identification for students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade are being accepted through January 18, 2019. Please submit referrals in writing (email is acceptable) to our Associate Principal, Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us.

Please check out what we are learning next week! Homework will be sent home on Monday, January 7th.

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 21st-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Students will have a holiday on Monday, January 28th.
  • Please come join us for our  First Grade Winter Concert and PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 29th.
  • There will be a PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s on Thursday, January 31st.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nies