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

Weekly Update 10/12

Good evening!

We have had such a great week in first grade. Our class reviewed the sh and wh digraphs. We also wrote sentences with our short i words during literacy rotations.

Trevvett has a new Math Channel! Each month there 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.

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and events:

In celebration of Health and PE Success Week, Mr. Holscher is hosting Bring Your Parents to PE Week from October 15 to October 19. A flyer was sent home regarding this program. Please check in at the main office when you arrive for our PE class. Our time is Tuesday at 9:35.

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

Weekly Update 10/5

Good evening!

We have had such an exciting week in first grade. Our class is participating in a Fifth grade Oceans Unit project. Today we got together with our fifth grade buddies and brainstormed ocean topics. The fifth grade class will be researching these topics and making eBooks with the information found and sharing them with our class!

We also enjoyed The Frog and the Prince performance this afternoon. It was such a cute story about friendships!

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

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

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and events:

-Student holiday Monday October 8, 2018.

-Friday October 12, 2018 interim reports go home to families.

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!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 9/28

Good evening!

It was a great week in first grade. We spent some time this week building patterns by using shape, size, color and direction! The children had a blast being able to create their own patterns from the story Caps for Sale.

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

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

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and events:

-Big Blast Fundraiser deadline is 10/5. Go Tigers!

-After School Enrichment Clubs begin October 3rd: Click here to get more info or sign up!

– 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!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 9.21

Happy weekend!

We had such a wonderful STEAM day this past week. We want to thank our family volunteers for helping out with our shape rotations. The students had a blast exploring! Here are a few pictures of the great shapes our students made!

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

Check out what we are learning next week here!

Upcoming dates and events:

– PTO Yard Sale-Saturday, September 22 8:00-11:00 am at Trevvett Elementary

-Gelati Celesti Spirit Night-Monday, September 24-5-9 pm at West Broad location

-After School Enrichment Clubs begin October 3rd: Click here to get more info or sign up!

– 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!

Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Nies

Weekly Update 9/13/2018

First grade families,

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week. First, a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 14th Henrico County Public Schools will be CLOSED for all students and staff.  I hope everyone stays safe and dry this weekend!

First grade was busy during their second week of school. Our class focused on being a good citizen this week. We practiced our classroom rules and safety procedures. We also talked about what makes a good friend! Our class is full of so many wonderful and thoughtful students. Please check out what we are learning next week here!

Back to School Night information was sent home on Wednesday to families that weren’t able to make it out on Tuesday. Please check your child’s Communication folder. If you have any questions please let me know.

Please take a moment 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. You may use the Sign Up Genuis to sign up for a time slot. If these dates and times do not work please reach out and we can set up another day and time that work best for you.

Reminders/Upcoming Dates to remember:

  • Please send in your $7.00 class donation so we can put in the order for the our Scholastic News classroom magazine asap! Thanks to those who already have!
  • Monday, September 17th: Gelati Celesti Spirit Night from 5-9
    Wednesday 9/19 is a half-day for students. Please be on the lookout for information on joining us that morning for a STEAM activity. Also, if your child needs to go home a different way that day, you must send in a note for a transportation change.
    Homework begins on Monday!

Our Class schedule!

First grade families,

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I wanted to take a moment to post our classroom  and resource schedule below. Just a reminder that our classroom is peanut free. See everyone at Back to School Night on Tuesday night! Have a great evening.     -Mrs. Nies

Classroom Schedule:

7:20-7:45- Unpack and Morning Work/ DEAR Time (Drop Everything And Read)
7:45-8:00- Morning Meeting
8:00- 9:30- Reading Block
9:30-10:00- Resources
10:00-10:30- Recess
10:30-11:00- Intervention and Enrichment Block
11:00- 11:30- Lunch
11:40-12:10- Writing Block
12:10-1:00- Math Block
1:00-2:00- Social Studies & Science Block
2:00- Dismissal

Resource schedule:
Monday: Library (please return library books)
Tuesday: PE (please wear tennis shoes)
Wednesday: Guidance/ Spanish
Thursday: Art
Friday: Music