Week January 7-11

We’ve had a busy 5 day week! We have started our Pals test, which is our reading test that we do 3 times a year. It’s hard to believe we are already midyear! I am so proud of their improvement. 

Jan Brett books have been read this week and we have made predictions about the books. We read The Snowy Nap, The Mitten, and The Hat. These are favorite books in kindergarten!

In math, we are continuing learning Part/Part/Whole. For example, how many ways can you make 3? 1 & 2, 3 & 0, 2 & 1, 0 & 3 etc. We have used manipulative games to show the possibilities!

Magnets are so much fun! Ask you child what things magnets attract. We will finish up next week with making Magnet Man!

NEXT WEEK:

Language Arts:Use pictures to make predictions.

Poem: Snowflakes, Snowflakes

Words: have, fun, do

Phonics:  short a/o/i/u medial sounds, blending

Essential Questions:

What do you predict will happen next?  What clues helped you? Did it happen?

Math:  Part-Part-Whole

SOL : The student will recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3

Vocabulary: part, whole, five frame, ten frame, combine, separate

Social Studies: Martin Luther King

Essential Questions
.Why and when is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemorated?

  • What are some ways that communities commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
  • Which actions were taken by Martin Luther King, Jr. so that African Americans and others would be treated fairly?

DATES TO REMEMBER:

January 21- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday-No school

January 28th- Student Holiday

January 29th- PTO Meeting 

Remember to do your homework that is due on Mondays! They should do the January choice board each week and read the book each night! Also read those RAINBOW WORDS! I your child can read the ones you have, then you can practice spelling and writing them. New words will be coming home next week!

Stay warm and enjoy the snow that’s coming!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

Week of Dec. 13-19

Happy Weekend!

I hope everyone enjoyed some snow days with their families! The children seemed excited to come back to our routine! We wrote in our journals about what we did in the snow on Thursday morning.

This week we are reading Holiday books and answering questions about the stories. In Math we are continuing counting objects to 20. In Social Studies we are discussing what needs are compared to wants.

Today we watched some of The Polar Express while in our pjs and drinking hot chocolate! Everyone was so comfy!

 

 

 

On Tuesday, December 18, we are doing some fun holiday rotations in the morning and in the afternoon. If you can help out by sending in donations or volunteering your time, please sign up on link below! Our Winter Party will be on Wednesday, Dec, 19. Please feel free to come from 1:00-2:00! Thank you to those who are sending in items for the party!

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AGENDA AFTER BREAK:

Reading:

Sight words: come, your, where

Comprehension: 

How can you connect this text with another story?  How can you connect this text with yourself? How can you connect this text with the world?

Math:

counting to 50

Science:

Magnets

Upcoming Events:

December 19-Pajama Day and Winter Party at 1pm

December 20-January 2nd-Winter Break

From Mrs. Rhoden:

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.

Please remember that homework is due on Mondays! The most important thing you can do with your child is READ! Please read the little books each night in their folders. Students can return the books to add to their book baskets!

Have a terrific weekend!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Dec. 3-7

Hello families!!

This week our fiction books have been stories about the Gingerbread Man. The students enjoyed hearing all different versions. We read the Gingerbread Girl, Gingerbread Friends, The Ninjabread Man, and The Gingerbread Cowboy! Ask your child which is their favorite story. We ended the week acting our the Gingerbread Man! In math, we enjoyed gingerbread cookies. We each took one bite of our cookie and graphed what we ate first, head, leg or arm! What fun!

We have been practicing counting and writing numbers to 20. In science, we learned how to measure using nonstandard units, such as unifix cubes and paper clips.

On Thursday  Mrs. Jones brought us a package from the North Pole. The box was even cold! It was our class elf on the shelf. We voted and the kids named him Watermelon! He will be looking for children that are following class rules and doing kind acts. He will also be bringing some surprises to Room 18!

     

Agenda for the week:

Language Arts: Retelling with Story Elements

Poem: I’m a Little Dreidel

Words: play, you

Phonics:  short a/o/i medial sounds


Math:  Count Sets Up to 20

The student will

  1. a) tell how many are in a given set of 20 or fewer objects by counting orally; and
  2. b) read, write, and represent numbers from 0 through 20.

Vocabulary:count, number, how many, identify, match, numeral, set, order

Social Studies:  Needs/Wants/Goods

The student will

  1. a) recognize that people make choices because they cannot have everything they want;
  2. b) explain that people work to earn money to buy the things they want.

Essential Knowledge/Understandings

  • People have to make choices about what they want. People cannot have everything they want. When people cannot have everything they want, they must make a choice between what is most important to them, and what they can do without. People work to earn money and buy the things they want. 

Upcoming dates:

December 18th- PTO Meeting and Holiday Bingo

December 19th- Winter Party 1:00-2:00

Dec 20th-Jan 2nd:-Winter Break

Have a wonderul weekend! Stay warm!

Mrs. Haskins

 

 

Week Nov. 26-30

Happy Friday everyone!

As always we have been busy in Room 18, having fun and learning! I am so proud of each and every one of my students! We are moving right along in reading. This week we learned middle vowel sounds, A & O. Ask your child to sing Vowel Bat for you!

In math, we have had fun with graphs. We graphed our favorite Thanksgiving food and PIE had the most votes!

Weather was our unit of study for science. We have used a thermometer in the room measure the temperature in our room and in the window (where it’s colder). We have also discussed that it can even be cold with the sun shinning! They enjoyed learning weather songs!                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thank you for helping your child complete their gingerbread boy or girl. They look adorable handing in the hall!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Next week’s agenda:

Language Arts:Beginning, Middle, End

Poem: ABC Gingerbread Man

Words: from, said

Phonics:  short a/o/i medial sounds

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:  Count Sets Up to 20

The student will

  1. a) tell how many are in a given set of 20 or fewer objects by counting orally; and
  2. b) read, write, and represent numbers from 0 through 20.

Vocabulary:count, number, how many, identify, match, numeral, set, order

Science:  Non-Standard Measurement,.The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

  1. e) nonstandard units are used to measure the length, mass, and volume of common objects;

Vocabulary

  • measurement – a detailed observation using a specific tool (thermometer, ruler, graduated cylinder, double pan balance)
  • nonstandard unit – a measurement based on things such as paper clips, hands, unifix cubes, pennies, etc.

Dates to remember:                                                                                                 PTO Ashland Skateland-Sat., Dec. 1                                                                    Waffles with Santa- Dec. 5-5:00 at Trevvett                                                            Interims go home- Dec.7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please remember to practice Rainbow Words at home as we are moving right along.Some already have their BLUE words! I check them every other Monday! Homework is also due on MONDAYS!

Have a fabulous weekend!                                                                                    Mrs. Haskins

Weeks of Nov.12-20

There were 289 pumpkin seeds in our pumpkin!

Happy weekend Parents!

We are getting excited about the upcoming holiday and have enjoyed learning about Thanksgiving then & now. In math we will be having fun graphing. In reading we will be practicing medial vowel sounds-a & o.

Upcoming agenda:

Language Arts:  Questioning

Poem: Mr.Turkey

Words: look, not

Phonics:  short a/o medial sounds

Essential Questions:

Who…?

What…?

When…?

Where…?

How…?

Which…?

Math:  Graphing and Data

The student will  a)   collect, organize, and represent data; and
b)  read and interpret data in object graphs, picture graphs, and tables.

Vocabulary:data, graph, object graph, picture graph, table, greatest, least, same, category

Social Studies:  Thanksgiving 

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

Science:  Weather 

The student will investigate and understand that there are simple repeating patterns in his/her daily life. Key concepts include weather observations;

Essential Questions
• What do you see in the sky? How does it feel outside? What kinds of activities can you do in this weather?
• Someone says, “It is going to rain today.” What do you think they might have seen to make them say this?
• Why should we use a chart to record our weather predictions?
• What patterns can we see on a weather chart?

 

PICTURE DAY-Nov. 19- please return your picture envelope with payment if you’d like to buy your child’s pictures.

NO SCHOOL- November 21-23 due to Thanksgiving!

There will be a short Awards Assembly in our class room for the first Quarter at 12:30 on November 20. Following the awards, parents will head down to the cafeteria to help set up for our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast. Please remember to sign up to send in goodies. The feast will be at 1:00!

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

 

Report cards will go home on Tuesday as well!

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving break!

Mrs. Haskins

 

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!

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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