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

Weekly Update 12/14

Good afternoon!

We enjoyed our end to our snowy week in first grade! As we gear up for our last three days of school before Winter break our class will be finishing our 13 Days of Kindness Challenges. Our classroom Winter Party is Wednesday, December 19th from 1-2pm. We still need Peanut Free treat bags as well as paper plates and spoons. Each child would need one of each. There are 21 students in our class. IF you are able to donate or supply any of these items please let me know by emailing me at: ngnies@henrico.k12.va.us

Upcoming Events:

December 19th: Pajama Day and Winter Party at 1pm

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break

Gifted Referral News:

Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning January 3 to January 18, 2019.  As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after January 18.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

Here’s what we are learning about next week!

Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update

Good afternoon!

We had a great week! Our classroom has been filled with such kindness with our 13 Days of Kindness Challenge. I’m so happy to have such a sweet class! I can’t wait to see them complete these challenges this week!

In writing this past week we brainstormed and wrote “Sneaky e” words! Check out these cute Sneaky E puppets our students made!

Here is what we are learning next week!

Upcoming Events:

December 19th: Winter Party 1-2pm

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break

Have a warm and cozy evening! 

Weekly Update 12/1

Good afternoon!

I hope that everyone enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving Break! We have our Winter break in a few short weeks! In our first grade class this week we have continued to work on our sight words by spelling and writing them every day. In math we are working on addition and subtraction!

Here is what we are learning next week! 

As the holiday season approaches as a class we will be participating in a 13 Days of Kindness Tree. Each day I will reveal a new “challenge” for our students. An example would be “Give someone a compliment”. First grade is so excited to spread joy this season!

Important News and Dates!

PTO Skate Party-December 1st

The PTO Skate Party is this Saturday, December 1st  from 5:30-7:30. The location is Ashland Skateland 516 N. Washington Highway. The cost is $5 per child, $2 for parents and teachers, $2 skate rental! Do not miss this fun!

PTO Santa Waffle Dinner-December 5th

The PTO Santa Waffle Dinner is Wednesday, December 5th. This event is at Trevvett Elementary School at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door!

Interims go home December 7th

Principal’s New Year’s Breakfast

A letter about our Virginia School Report Card was sent home last week in the communication folder. The letter provided information about a Principal’s New Year’s Breakfast on December 4th at 8:00 am. This event is for parents and guardians to come and enjoy breakfast, build relationships with other families, ask questions and share concerns, and learn about our School Improvement Plan. If you are interested in joining Mrs. Broudy for breakfast, then please sign up using the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/xlOzMem8qMcEUKYi1

Math YouTube Channel

Please visit this website to view step by step video tutorials of math instruction.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Wd2xbNbqUhVom17rOOaOg 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 11/18

Good evening families!

It has been a great week in first grade! I am proud of how hard all of my friends have been working in class! Keep up the great work! I want to thank everyone who was able to contribute to our school food drive for the Henrico Christmas Mother. The food carts were packed full of donations!

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

Next week will be short but busy! Please see below for important information.

Monday 11/19 is picture day. If you would like to buy pictures please send in the envelope with order form and money. 

Tuesday 11/20 Report cards go home today. We have a brief awards ceremony in our classroom at 1:00pm. A flyer was sent home this past week with more information. This is also the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break! 

Schools will be closed Wednesday November 21-Friday November 23, 2018.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 11.9

Good afternoon!

We had a great week in first grade! I hope that everyone is doing well. This week we worked on a Five Finger Retell of our Language Arts books. The students worked on retelling: characters, setting, problem, events and ending. We read the story Bear Snores On this morning!  They were able to retell all of these stories with classmates!  As a class we are working on sharing our writing with classmates. We like to remember to show respect to our peers by sitting quietly, listening and staying on topic.

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

The PTO is running a classroom – to – classroom contest for Box Tops this year! Please help support our school. Please label your Box Tops with Burnett so that our class earns points towards winning a Pizza Party sponsored by the PTO!

Please help out by:

  1. Checking the dates on their box tops (expired box tops can make our entire submission get tossed out)
  2. Putting box tops into groups of 50, in a ziploc baggie with the number “50” on the outside.
  3. Using the 50-count Submission sheet if they prefer that method (I’ve attached a PDF of that.)
  4. Bonus Box Tops Certificates cannot go into the baggie of 50 or be attached to a collection sheet.

They are turned in separately and can be sent up in a separate baggie.

Some important dates to remember:

-PAW Achievement field trip is Monday November 12, 2018

-Thanksgiving Holiday is November 21-23, 2018

Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend!

Nicole

Weekly Update 11/2/18

Good afternoon!

We had a busy week in first grade! I hope that everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!  The students were able to enjoy festive Halloween books. They completed writing activities to go along with each one. As a class we are working on sharing our writing with classmates. We like to remember to show respect to our peers by sitting quietly, listening and staying on topic.

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

Please be sure to visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up for your Parent- Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. I look forward to meeting with you!

The PTO is running a classroom – to – classroom contest for Box Tops this year! Please help support our school. Please label your Box Tops with Burnett so that our class earns points towards winning a Pizza Party sponsored by the PTO!

Please help out by:

  1. Checking the dates on their box tops (expired box tops can make our entire submission get tossed out)
  2. Putting box tops into groups of 50, in a ziploc baggie with the number “50” on the outside.
  3. Using the 50-count Submission sheet if they prefer that method (I’ve attached a PDF of that.)
  4. Bonus Box Tops Certificates cannot go into the baggie of 50 or be attached to a collection sheet.

They are turned in separately and can be sent up in a separate baggie.

Trevvett has a new Math Channel! Each month here will be new step by step video tutorials. These tutorials will be based on content we are discussing in class that month. Here is the link to the Trevvett Math Channel.

Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend!

Nicole

Weekly Update 10/28

Good afternoon!

I hope that everyone has had a great weekend!

We had a busy week in first grade working on our animal habitat research projects. Students worked collaboratively in learning groups to investigate what animals need to live and  how different animals meet these needs in their environment. After exploring and researching many species of animals, each learning group chose an animal that they wanted to learn more about. Students used research from Pebble Go, Epic, and library books to discover why their animal lives where they live and then created habitats for their animal. They did an amazing job! On Monday, the groups will share their habitats with the class.

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

Please be sure to visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up for your Parent- Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. I look forward to meeting with you!

Please help support Fifth Grade’s Halloween Treats for Troops service project!  They are collecting candy for soldiers through Soldiers’ Angels from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2nd.  A flyer featuring student artwork was sent home this week . Boxes will be placed in the school lobby for donations. Thank you!

The PTO is running a classroom – to – classroom contest for Box Tops this year! Please help support our school. Please label your Box Tops with Burnett so that our class earns points towards winning a Pizza Party sponsored by the PTO!

Please help out by:

  1. Checking the dates on their box tops (expired box tops can make our entire submission get tossed out)
  2. Putting box tops into groups of 50, in a ziploc baggie with the number “50” on the outside.
  3. Using the 50-count Submission sheet if they prefer that method (I’ve attached a PDF of that.)
  4. Bonus Box Tops Certificates cannot go into the baggie of 50 or be attached to a collection sheet.

They are turned in separately and can be sent up in a separate baggie.

Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend!

Weekly Update 10/19

Good evening!

We have had such a busy week in first grade. Over the last week we worked on sorting items by similar attributes. In our math rotations we sorted colored goldfish into like groups! Our students got creative and sorted them by color, smiles vs. no smiles and broken vs. whole! Great job!

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and events:

Sunday, October 21 is PTO Spirit Night at Chipotle and Bruster’s from 4-8 pm. You MUST bring the flyer to get credit. Please support the Tigers!

Tuesday, October 23  is our PTO Meeting and International Night starting at 6 pm. 

Next week is also College and Career Awareness Week!

Please be sure to visit my Sign Up Genius to sign up for your Parent-Teacher Conference. I will be having conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 AM and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Thank you!

Please remember to check the daily communication folder everyday for important information from the school and graded papers on Friday!

RED homework folders and take home books are due on Monday. I have enjoyed the pictures and videos of the children reading! Keep up the great work!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nies