Week of Nov. 5-9

Hello Parents!

Thank you for all of you that came out to Parent Teacher Conferences. We cannot do it without your involvement!

We have had another awesome week of learning! We have completed learning our alphabet and beginning sounds. Now we are listening for the ENDING sounds in words. This will help us in our writing and spelling!

Greater and less than is the focus in math. We loved playing the card game WAR and comparing our cards!

In Social Studies we are learning about Past & Present and will be discussing the differences in Thanksgiving long ago and our Thanksgiving today.

Next Week’s Agenda:

Language Arts:  Questioning

Poem: The Family

Words: mom, dad, we

Phonics:  ending sounds/final consonants

Questions

Who…?

What…?

When…?

Where…?

How…?

Which…?

Math:  Compare and Order Sets

The student, given no more than three sets, each set containing 10 or fewer concrete objects, will

  1. a) compare and describe one set as having more, fewer, or the same number of objects as the other set(s); and
  2. b) compare and order the sets from least to greatest and greatest to least.

Vocabulary:more, fewer, same, compare, order, greatest, least, set

Essential question:

Science/Social Studies:  Thanksgiving

The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by
d)    recognizing the holidays and people associated with Thanksgiving Day.

Essential Questions

  • Why is Thanksgiving Day commemorated?
  • What are some ways that communities commemorate Thanksgiving Day?
  • Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Virginia?  Who was there and why did they give thanks?
  • Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Massachusetts?  Who was there and why did they give thanks?

Dates to remember:

Nov. 12-Paw Field trip

Nov. 19-Picture day

Nov. 20-Awards day and Thanksgiving feast for kindergarten- 12:30

No school-Nov. 21, 22, 23

Thanksgiving Holiday-Nov. 22

On Nov. 20, we will be having a brief awards ceremony at 12:30 in our classroom. Following the awards the students will go to the cafe for a Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast. If you would like to donate for this event please sign up on the sign up genius. We will also need volunteers. Thanks so much!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aafab28a1fc1-student

Have a great fall weekend!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

Week of Oct. 29

Happy weekend!

What a busy Halloween week! We had the best time at the pumpkin patch, The children got big pumpkins! Thank you to our chaperones and to the parents that met us there. A fun time was had by all! They loved feeding the apples to the animals on the farm!

This week we made patterns with ghost, spider, witch, and pumpkin stamps in our journals in math. We read books about our American flag and the pledge of allegiance. In reading we read fiction books about bats and discussed the beginning, middle, and end of the stories.We finished introducing the alphabet this week with Z being our last letter!

This week we have been doing Pumpkin Investigations. A big shout out to Mr. Williams for carving our class pumpkin from the patch. The students voted on the mummy design! It was an awesome design! We helped him pull out the insides and wash the seeds. Monday we will count the seeds. We described how the outside feels and the insides (yuky!) We counted the lines and estimated how tall pumpkin is. We also estimated how many seeds were inside!

HOMEWORK folders will go home on MONDAY! We have switched out the choice board for November and got new RAINBOW WORDS. Keep practicing! A lot of us missed only one. Remember if your child knows them then they can practice spelling them and writing them!

  

Language Arts:

Poem: 5 Little Speckled Frogs

Words: it, and

Phonics:  ending sounds/final consonants

Questioning in stories:

Who…?

What…?

When…?

Where…?

How…?

Which…?

Math:  Compare and Order Sets

The student, given no more than three sets, each set containing 10 or fewer concrete objects, will

  1. a) compare and describe one set as having more, fewer, or the same number of objects as the other set(s); and
  2. b) compare and order the sets from least to greatest and greatest to least.

Vocabulary:more, fewer, same, compare, order, greatest, least, set

  • How do we compare two sets to tell whether they have the same number of items?
  • How can we make a set that has the same number of items as another set?
  • What do the words fewer, more, and the same mean?

Social Studies: Past/Present

The student will sequence events in the past and present and begin to recognize that things change over time.

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 6 – NO school

Nov. 8-Parent teacher conferences 

Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

 

Week Oct. 22-26

Hello kindergarten families!

We are happy that we postponed the field trip to Wednesday, Oct, 31! It was cold and wet and it looks like next week will be a good day! The students had a fun day rotating to the other K classes and doing Fall Steam activities.  We ended the day making pumpkin muffins and taking them to the cafeteria to bake. Everyone ate 2 each! Ask your child to tell you about The Big Orange House. This was the story I told using a piece of orange paper! 

We are practicing telling the beginning, middle, and end of stories.We are continuing making patterns in math. They love to make AB, AABB, ABC patterns. We have enjoyed learning about the pumpkin life cycle and will do some pumpkin investigating next week!

Next week’s Agenda:

Language Arts: Retelling with Beginning, Middle, and End

Poem: 5 Little Acorns

Words: little, on

Letters:  Z, Q, U

Math:  Patterns

The student will identify, describe, extend, create, and transfer repeating patterns.

Social Studies: Patriotism

The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by:
a)       recognizing the American flag;
b)       recognizing the Pledge of Allegiance; and
c)       knowing that the president is the leader of the United States.

Essential Questions

  • Which colors and shapes are used on the American flag?
  • Recognize the words to the Pledge of Allegiance when spoken by an adult.
  • What title is given to the top leader of government in the United States?

Dates to remember: 

Tuesday, October 30th: Costumes/Big Blast for Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 31st: Pumpkin Patch Trip

Tuesday, November 6th: Student Holiday/No School

Thursday, Nov 8th: Afternoon/Evening Conferences-I will be sending home reminder notes about the time for your conference with me.

Remember that our field trip will now be on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Please remember to send in your child’s lunch and a drink in a bag with their name on it, not their lunch box. This way we can throw it away at the farm and not have to carry it around.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

 

 

Week Oct.15-19

Happy Friday!

We had the cutest community helpers come through room 18 today!  Doctors, nurses,firefighters, construction workers, dancers, cowboys, teachers, race car drivers, as well as a real firefighter! 

This week we have been busy taking our Pals Language Arts test as well as our Math Screener. 

We have been discussing the beginning,middle, and end of Fall stories. We are  rote counting to 20. We will finish up our study on Fall with a fall walk with our Book Buddies next week!

Next week’s agenda:  

Language Arts: Retelling with Beginning, Middle, and End

Poem: I Am a Pumpkin

Words: be, for

Letters:  J, E, Y

Math:  Patterns

The student will identify, describe, extend, create, and transfer repeating patterns.

Science/Social Studies:  Pumpkin Life Cycle

The student will investigate and understand that there are simple repeating patterns in his/her daily life.

Reminders:

Homework is due on MONDAYS!

-Friday, October 26 Field trip to Hanover Vegetable Farm

-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.  Here is a message from our ESL Teacher, Ms. Robertson:

We are so thrilled to once again celebrate the many diverse cultures at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! On October 23rd at 6pm, we want all Tiger families to come out to share and learn more about each other’s culture. We are asking ALL families to bring various items like photos, maps, stamps, crafts, and even food dishes to create a display table for our multicultural fair. And don’t’ forget to wear your native attire! There will also be live entertainment including an Arabic, Spanish, and Nepali speaking interpreters. You don’t want to miss this exciting event! Return the RSVP form saying YES, you want to represent your culture!

-Next week is also College and Career Awareness Week! Here is a flyer from our School Counselor, Ms. Bushey:

CCA Week Flyer (2).pdf 

-We are celebrating National School Bus Safety Week. Our Student Council Association will provide a gift of appreciation to each driver. Please remind your students to say thank you to their bus drivers!

-November 8-Parent Teacher Conferences

Have a fun fall weekend!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

 

Week of Oct.8-12

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone is safe from the storms and now have power!

We are moving right along in room 18! We have learned 3 new letters and sounds, L, H, I and 3 new sight words, He, go, at. The students enjoy predicting the ending of the Scarecrow books we have read this week. We continue to practice writing our names with a capital letter first, followed by lowercase letters.

In Math, we started working in our Math journals. We are counting to 5. We are learning about helpers in our communities.

We are collecting $9 for our field trip coming up. Please remember to send this      in. We have enough chaperones but you may meet us there!

We visited with our Book Buddies on Thursday. We read in Mrs. Smith’s room. pictures below!

Next week’s Agenda:

Language Arts: Retelling with Beginning, Middle, and End

Poem: I Like Leaves

Words: color words, like

Letters:  V. X, W

Essential Questions:

What happening at the beginning of the story?

What happened in the middle of the story?

What happened at the end of the story?

Math:  Numbers to 5

SOL: The student will

  1. a)  count forward orally by ones from 0 to 20;
  2. b)  count backward orally by ones when given any number between 1 and 10

Science/Social Studies: Seasonal Changes (Fall)

The student will investigate and understand that change occurs over time and rates may be fast or slow. Key concepts include

  1. a)   natural and human-made things may change over time; and
  2. b)   changes can be observed and measured.

Essential Questions

  • What is a pattern?
  • Where can we find patterns in nature and our daily lives?
  • Why is change important?
  • What is a cycle?
  • How do the seasons affect living things? What can you do to observe how plants grow and change over time?
  • Describe the kinds of changes trees go through at your school?
  • Give an example of something that changes quickly.

Reminders:

October 18th from 11:25-11:55: Take your parents to PE

October 21st: PTO Spirit Night Chipotle and Brusters

October 23rd: PTO Meeting

Oct. 26- Field trip

Oct. 30- Big Blast Fund Raiser

Nov. 8- Parent teacher Conferences

look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

Week of Oct. 1-5

Happy Friday!

What a busy week we have had in room 18! The class has had so much fun graphing and counting the apples they brought to school. They also tasted red, yellow, and green apples and we graphed our favorite. Ask your child which was the favorite apple in our class! We ended the week cooking our apples all day in the crock pot to make yummy applesauce. We could smell it all day long. It must have been a hit because I brought home an empty crock pot!

In Language Arts, we are predicting what happens next in a story. The students began writing in their Writing Journals. We have also added 2 poems to our Poetry Journals. You may have heard your child singing “Way up high in the apple tree”!

We finished learning about sorting and all the different ways to sort. We have enjoyed sorting in our fun math stations this week.

We had a special treat this afternoon. The Frog Prince was enjoyed by Kindergarten-2 grade. This show was performed by the Virginia Repertory Theatre.

REMINDER-NO SCHOOL MONDAY!

Homework will be due Tuesday. Please return the book in the folder so your child will receive their new book. Thank you!

NEXT WEEK’S AGENDA :

Language Arts- continue Predicting

Math-rote counting to 5

Social Studies- Community Helpers

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Oct. 9- PTO Bingo night-6:00

Oct. 15- take your parents to PE 11:25-11:55 Our PE day is Thursday!

Oct. 21- PTO Spirit Night Chipotle and Brusters

Oct. 26- Field trip to pumpkin patch. Please send in $9 and permission form for the trip. We have enough chaperones but you are welcome to meet us there! More details coming soon.

Nov. 8- Parent Teacher Conference

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend!

Week of Sept. 24-28

Happy Friday!

Thank you for coming to Back to School Night on Tuesday! I hope you learned a lot about our classroom. Homework will come home on Monday and be returned the following Monday. Please do not stress about the Rainbow
Words in the folder.  If your child does not know letters and sounds then they do not need to practice these yet. Words will come after letter and sound recognition. Just keep the list in the folder until time to practice. It won’t be long!

We are busy learning new letters and sight words! We are continuing sorting objects by color, shape, and size. We have even played a game sorting the class by boys & girls, dresses & no dresses, long pants & short pants. The children love guessing the rule of how I am sorting them! We just finished up the 5 senses. 

The students loved having a computer lesson with Mr. Clough this week. Today we met with our Book Buddies from Mrs. Smith’s second grade class.The students enjoyed having their Book Buddies read to them! See pictures below!

Next week: 

Language Arts:  Making Predictions

Poem: Way Up High in the Apple Tree

Words: the, at, in

Letters:  B, K, O

Math:  Sorting 

SOL :The student will sort and classify objects according to one attribute.

Vocabulary:

sort, classify, size, shape, color, attribute, larger, smaller, thicker, thinner

Science/Social Studies: Apple Life Cycle

The student will investigate and understand that there are simple repeating patterns in his/her daily life.

Vocabulary

  • change — when an object goes from one “look” to another over time
  • season — one of the four different time periods in a year (spring, summer, fall, and winter)
  • pattern — predictable events that happen in life (get up, go to work, go to sleep)
  • air — a life need for plants
  • blossom – the flower of a seed plant
  • leaf — the part of the plant that makes food for the plant
  • life cycle — the series of changes that a plant or animal undergoes over time as it
  • grows, lives, reproduces, and dies
  • seed — the beginning stage in the life cycle of plants
  • sprout — a seed that is starting to grow into a plant

Enrichment Clubs

After-school enrichment clubs begin on Wednesday, October 3. The six-week session ends on November 7. Space is available and you can sign up and pay on our website. This is not a school fundraiser. The vendors, Overtime Athletics, STARZ Dance, and Edible Education collect fees for the programs. Please contact Mrs. Rhoden is you have any questions. 

Upcoming Events:

September 7th-October 5th: Fall School Fundraiser

October 8th- Student Holiday

Oct. 26- Pumpkin Patch field trip

PLEASE SEND IN AN APPLE ON MONDAY AND A STUFFED ANIMAL (that will fit in book bag). We will be graphing, counting, tasting, and making applesauce with the apples. We will sort the stuffed animals in a variety of ways: size, color, type, etc.

Have a great weekend and thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Haskins

 

Week Sept. 17-21

Hello families!

We have finished our first 5 day week of school! Whew! We have been very busy learning and writing new letters, C, A, and N. We have finished up shapes today with a shape hunt around the room. The children loved walking around with clipboards searching for shapes! We have been using our 5 senses to learn all week!

STEAM day was Wednesday. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.Thank you so much for the parents and grandparents who came out for STEAM day. We could not have done it without you. The kindergarten classes enjoyed adding the 5 senses to Mr. Potato head, the tasting station, the feeling and smelling bags, and the outside scavenger hunt!

Next week we will be practicing writing our names with the capital letter first followed by lowercase letters. The students will be practicing this in stations. You can also help reinforce this at home as some students are used to writing it this way in preK. Please remember to read with your child each night!

Next week:

Language Arts:  Making Connection

Poem: Jack and Jill

Words: to, up

Letters:  D, G, F

Essential Questions:

What is a connection?  Does this story remind you of something that has happened to you before?  Does this story remind you of another book you’ve read? Does this story remind you of something that happens around the world?

Math:  Sorting

 The student will sort and classify objects according to one attribute.

Vocabulary:

sort, classify, size, shape, color, attribute, larger, smaller, thicker, thinner


Science/Social Studies: 5 Senses

The student will investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow them to seek,find, take in, and react or respond to information in order to learn about their surroundings.

Dates to remember:

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

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

-Back to School Night-Kindergarten from 6:00-7:00

-Oct.8- student holiday

I hope to see everyone at Back to School Night on Tuesday! You will get lots of information on homework, our behavior calendar which will be coming home soon, grades, field trips, and more! I am so proud of how quickly the children are learning our routines and procedures in our room and school.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Haskins

 

week Sept. 10-14

Hello Families!

We have had another busy and fun filled week in kindergarten! We have learned the letters, R, P, and T as well as sight words, I, me, see. We have been identifying shapes, circle, square, triangle, rectangle, this week and will continue next week. We are also continuing to learn rules of the classroom and to be good citizens.

We were so excited to begin Reading Stations such as: reading in our class library, building names with stamps and magnetic letters, letter searches, dry erase board writing, Starfall on ipads, and making PIG hats for P.

The children had so much fun wearing the color of the day for our Color Week! We ended our week making a skittle graph. We sorted skittles by color, graphed them, counted them, and ate them! Ask your child which color they had the most of! Thanks to those who donated skittles!

Next week-

Language Arts:Making Connection

Words: a, my

Letters:  C, A, N

Essential Questions:

What is a connection?  Does this story remind you of something that has happened to you before?  Does this story remind you of another book you’ve read? Does this story remind you of something that happens around the world?

Math:  Shapes- The student will identify and describe plane figures (circle, triangle, square, and rectangle)

  • The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to
  • How can we identify a circle?  … a triangle? … a square? … a rectangle?
  • What words help us describe a circle?  … a triangle? … a square? … a rectangle? (number of sides and number of vertices)
  • Where can we find examples of geometric shapes in our world?

Science/Social Studies: 5 Senses- seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching

The student will investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow them to seek, find, take in, and react or respond to information in order to learn about their surroundings. 

Half Day

Wednesday, September 19 is an early release day. Students will enjoy STEAM activities, lunch will be served, and then dismissal will begin at 11:00. A flyer with an invitation for you to participate will come home on Monday. A copy of this flyer is attached for your convenience. STEAM day school flier 9 19 18.pdf 

Fundraising Update

Great news! We have raised over $5,000 so far for our school! Today we announced the winners of our Golden Ticket contest. One student took home the giant body bubble and the other student took home a mini-fridge with $50 cash! Wow! Please continue to send those emails! We want every student to participate in the Big Blast Party on October 30! Students must have $50 in direct donations to wear a costume to school and enjoy inflatable play!

Upcoming dates: 

Sept. 17-Spirit Night at Gelati Celesti 5-9

Sept. 19-half day- Please send any changes in transportation in writing! 

Sept. 25-Back to School Night for kindergarten

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Mrs. Haskins

Week Sept. 4-7

Hello Parents!

We have had an awesome first week of Kindergarten. It has been wonderful meeting each of you and your beautiful children! We had some very happy children come in excited each day to learn!

This week I have read the following books to the students: Pete the Cat, Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten, Chrysanthemum, The Kissing Hand, David goes to school.  Ask your child what their favorite book was!

On our first day we took a walk around school, following clues left by Pete the Cat. We learned how to find the office, cafeteria, library, art, music, gym, and room 18! Pete left us fun hats to make too!

In math we are counting objects to 10 and counting orally.  Next week we will learn about shapes and take a shape walk in the building.

We are also learning about how to be good citizens. We have learned so many new rules and procedures this week and we are trying hard to remember them all!

Kindergarten has a fun week planned coming up! We will be learning color words and wearing a different color each day. Please refer to the schedule below so that you will know the color of the day:

Monday- Red

Tuesday-Yellow

Wednesday- Blue

Thursday- Green

Friday-  Wear your favorite COMBINATION of colors J 

*If you would like to donate skittles, please send them in to your child’s teacher by Tuesday.  Thanks for your help!

Please sign up for Remind if you have not done so. To sign up on your phone please: enter 81010 and text the message @mrspbh

Kindergarten Back to School Night-Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We are still interviewing candidates to fill the additional kindergarten teaching position. It is our belief that the new kindergarten teacher would love the opportunity to meet with his/her own families. Therefore, we would like to postpone kindergarten Back to School Night for all kindergarten students until Tuesday, September 25. This will allow time for the new teacher to get oriented to the building, set up a classroom, and meet the students.  A formal letter will come home with students with further information once the position is filled.  Thank you for your support! 

Fall After-School Enrichment-October 3-November 7

We are partnering with vendors to provide an opportunity for students to enjoy an enrichment experience each Wednesday from 2:20-3:20. Five programs will be offered-Flag Football, Sports Spectacular, Cheer-IT Spir-IT and Jump Rope, Edible Education, and STARZ Hip Hop and Jazz.  Please check your child’s grey folder and our school website for more information about our enrichment programs. Online enrollment is open now.  

Have a great weekend and I can’t wait to see everybody next week!

Mrs. Haskins