Families,

As we all navigate through our distance learning I want to make sure you have the Clever log in link.

For Clever log in directions and other approved e-learning, visit https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hcpsdistancelearning/resources?authuser=0
Our class uses Epic, Brainpop Jr. and Seesaw in our classroom already, now they are accessible at home!

If your child is interested in more reading resources Kidlit TV and Read Wonder and Learn! provide videos of authors reading their own books with permission from their publishers. The Reading Resources document is linked via QR code in the packet that was sent home.

I am able to send you log in information if you need assistance. Just email me if you have any questions about anything!

Week 25 Update

Week 25 Update

We had an exciting week! On Monday we had the pleasure of having a guest reader in our classroom for Dr. Seuss Day! We enjoyed learning about animal coverings and characteristics on our field trip to Maymont Park. The weather was perfect for a day spent outdoors!

See pictures here!

What we are learning 3/9-3/13

March Homework Log

March Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

Upcoming Dates:

Ms. Bushey is seeking presenters, volunteers, and cool trucks for this year’s Career Day! Please see this flyer for more information and to RSVP by March 11!

3/9-3/13: Spring Book Fair

3/13: Last Day to order Field Day shirts here

3/14-3/15: Henrico ARTS Festival at Deep Run High School

3/30: Half Day/STEAM Day, End of 3rd Nine Weeks

4/1: Career Day

4/6 – 4/13: Spring Break

4/17: Field Day

Have a nice Sunday!

Week 24 Update

Week 24 Update

Wow! Can you believe that it is already March? This school year is flying by!!!

Last week we worked hard learning to tell time to the hour and half hour. The students had a blast designing their own watches for our “What time is it?” activity. In social studies we discussed the location and climate of Virginia. We took a “road trip” to different areas of our country to compare the geography, climate, and recreational activities with Virginia. In reading we read several versions of the classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” while discussing the plot versus theme of the story.

Next week is a busy one as well! We will celebrate Read Across America in honor of Dr. Seuss with spirit week activities. Flyers were sent home last week with details.

Our field trip to Maymont is this Thursday, March 5th. Please be sure to dress your child appropriately for outdoors and pack a bagged lunch! It’s sure to be a great day!

Reminders for Next Week: 

  • March 2nd: “Cat in the Hat”/Crazy Hat Day
  • March 3rd:  Student Holiday/Election Day
  • March 4th: “Wacky Wednesday”
  • March 5th: “One Fish, Two Fish”/ Wear red or blue/ Field Trip to Maymont
  • March 6th: Spring Picture Day/ Dress to Impress for “Oh the Places You’ll Go”

Field Day Shirt orders are due March 13th:  https://pswear.com/Trevvett

What we are learning 3/2-3/6

March Homework Log

March Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

Week 23 Update

Week 23 Update

It was once again a busy and exciting week in first grade!

We had a great time creating our STEAM project to answer the question “What makes Trevvett special?” Check it out here! Thanks again to Mrs. Blanco and Mrs. Peil for coming in to help! 🙂

We continued learning about fractions and enjoyed exploring matter through scientific investigations. We read biographies about famous African-American athletes and wrote stories about our writing partners!

What we are learning 2/24-2/28

February Homework Log

February Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

Upcoming Dates:

2/26: PTO Spirit Night at McDonald’s

2/28: Q3 Interims and Progress Reports

3/2: Dr Seuss Day/Read Across America Day…more details coming soon!

3/3: Student Holiday/Staff Clerical Day

3/5: Maymont Field Trip

3/6: Spring Picture Day

3/9: Spring Book Fair!

3/13: Last day to order Field Day T-Shirts

Hope the next snow day is more eventful! 😉

Week 22 Update

Week 22 Update

Oh boy, did we have a busy week in first grade! 😀 Pictures here.

The highlight of the week was getting to video chat with Detroit artist Tyree Guyton about the Heidelberg Project. We learned about the hardships faced during Guyton’s youth, and how he overcame the sadness from the destruction of his hometown neighborhood. His story and artistic vision truly inspired all of us! On Monday we are going to create a mural together out of repurposed materials that represents Trevvett!

We had a fun Valentine’s Day together! It was so sweet seeing everyone spread love with chocolates, treats, and cards! Thank you to the parents who came in to help during the party and sent in goodies!

We learned about equal shares, halves and fourths in math this week. We continued learning about important African American figures for black history month by reading multiple biographies. We read a fun book about a cranky boy, Crankenstein, who despises Valentine’s Day until someone special comes along. The student’s Crankenstein crafts look so cute! We learned about the -ai/-ay pattern for phonics, and started our matter unit in science. We visited the 4th grade African-American living history museum to learn all about famous movers and shakers!

What we are learning 2/17-2/21

February Homework Log

February Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

Upcoming Dates:

2/17: Half Day/STEAM Day

2/21: Last Day to turn in field trip permission forms and fees

3/2: Dr. Seuss Day

3/5: Field Trip to Maymont Park

3/6: Spring Picture Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

Week 21 Update

Week 21 Update

Thank you to all the parents who came out for conferences last night! I enjoyed speaking with you all and bragging about your children!

Rockin’ out to the “pirates say -ar!” song!

Group reading time! 🙂

We listened to a song by Duke Ellington after we read his biography. They loved it!

This week we enjoyed reading biographies about notable African-Americans to celebrate Black History Month! We learned about Duke Ellington, Rosa Parks, Katherine Johnson, Dave the Potter and Melba Liston. We learned all about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson’s contributions in the founding of America. We mastered our knowledge of attributes of shapes this week and learned about words with the -ar sound!

 

What we are learning 2/10-2/14

February Homework Log

February Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

Upcoming Dates:

2/10: PAW Awards 7:45-8:00, Report cards go home

2/10-2/12: Flowers for Friends Sale. $1.00 for Carnations for a special someone!

2/14: Valentines Party 1:30

2/17: Half Day/STEAM Day. We’re going to be creating a cool mural inspired by Detroit artist Tyree Guyton.

3/6: Spring Picture Day

Have a great weekend!

 

Week 20 Update

Week 20 Update

We had another great week in first grade! (See pictures here)

This week we learned all about famous Virginians Maggie Walker and Arthur Ashe Jr, and their important contributions in African American history. We read several fun spinoffs of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” and practiced retelling story plot and discussing the themes! In math, we learned about attributes of shapes, including sides, vertices, and right angles. We learned about -ee and -ea patterns in words and wrote more stories using “first, next, then, and last”.

Parents, don’t forget to sign up for Parent Conferences! Spots are filling up quickly! I sent a blue form in the take-home folders earlier this week to sign up. If you need another one please let me know!

What we are learning 2/3-2/7

February Homework Log

February Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

Upcoming Dates:

Week of 2/3: Morning Clubs begin for Quarter 3. (If your child was selected this quarter to participate, you should have already been notified by teachers)

2/3 – 2/13: Pennies for Patients Charity Fundraiser (flyer sent home today with more information)

2/6: Parent Conference Night 3:00 – 6:30 PM

2/10: Quarter 2 Report Cards and PAW Awards 7:45-8:00 AM. Awards will be sent home with report cards on this day.

2/14: Valentines Party/PAW Achievement (More information coming soon!)

2/17: Half Day

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 19 Update

Week 19 Update

Whew! We have reached the end of the second nine weeks! That means we are officially halfway done with the school year! We still have lots more learning coming our way in first grade, but I am so pleased with the students’ progress so far! I can’t wait to see them grow even more!

We learned about the important contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We reviewed lots of topics this week in science and social studies, such as animal coverings and characteristics, Jamestown, and map features. We practiced more solving and creating story problems in math. The students worked in pairs to research a topic of their choosing, such as rocks, tropical rainforests, deserts, and more! Together, they thought about what questions they had about their topic and read in their book to find the answers.

Morning Meeting Game 🙂

Fun Friday Twister Shenanigans!

 

What we are learning 1/27-1/31

January Homework Log

January Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

 

Upcoming Dates:

1/27: Student Holiday-No School

2/6: Parent Conference Night 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Signup information coming soon!!

Week 18 Update

Week 18 Update

Happy Friday!

I have been very impressed at how focused our class has been this week! We have learned about the sun and its relationship to the Earth in science. The students practiced rotation and revolution and pretended to be the sun and Earth.

In reading we have continued to be better readers by focusing on what we are seeing in the text by looking at the pictures and words. We are reminding ourselves to ask questions about the text to help us make predictions and connections.

In math we are working on part-part-whole story problems. In class we have learned some fun station games to help us with our sums up to 10 and beyond!

We had a wonderful lesson about Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact his efforts made on the world. We made our own crayons self-portraits to represent the diversity in our classroom! See pictures here!

If you are in need of homework information please check the homework tab at the top of the website page.

Here is what we are learning this coming week.

We have had quite a few sick students in first grade this week. Please see the following important note from our school clinic to help keep our class healthy!

Parents- as a reminder, the following is the Henrico County Public Schools ill student policy. These measures are in place and must be followed to ensure a healthy learning environment for ALL students.

Students should not be in the school if they have the following:

A fever of 100.4 degrees or greater before taking a fever-reducing medication.
Vomiting or diarrhea because of illness
An unknown rash or possible contagious condition (requires MD note before return)
Are unable to focus due to: pain, chronic health condition and/ or acute illness
Flu-like illness (with or without fever)- headache, fatigue, cough, aches, weakness, and sore throat.
A child should be free of symptoms of contagious disease (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, suspicious rash, etc.) for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has been vomiting or having diarrhea, they should also be able to eat a full meal without any GI symptoms.

Gifted Identification Information:

Please note that parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted from January 6 to January 24, 2020.  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 24.  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.

Upcoming dates:

  • Jan. 18th–PTO Spirit Night: Ashland Skateland (5:30-7:30 pm)
  • Jan. 20th-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Student Holiday (no school)
  • Jan. 27th-Student Holiday
  • Please look for information soon about Parent, student, teacher conferences 3:00-7:00pm

Week 17 Update

Week 17 Update

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a lovely and festive winter break filled with holiday cheer!

The students did a wonderful job of getting right back into routines and learning! I am very proud of them for their hard work!

This week we practiced making connections and predictions to texts while reading some fun stories about snowmen! We practiced making ten and comparing numbers in math. We learned about the Earth’s rotation and how this causes day and night, and how the Sun gives us light and heat energy. For phonics, we continued our lessons over silent E words, and we wrote and illustrated stories about our best day ever.

**Please read this note from Nurse Combee here

What we are learning 1/13-1/17

January Homework Log

January Homework Activities

First grade sight word list – by week

Upcoming Dates:

1/18: PTO Spirit Night at Ashland Skateland 5:30-7:30

1/20: MLK Day/Student Holiday

1/24: End of 2nd Nine Weeks

1/27: Student Holiday

Have a terrific weekend!