Weekly Roundup-Week Ending March 15, 2019

Happy Friday!

We had an excellent week! As you may know, I was out on Monday and Tuesday.  I was so proud of the kids’ behavior while away. I was welcomed to an extremely positive message from the substitute. Be sure to compliment your kids for a job well done.

We will be wrapping up fractions at the beginning of next week and move onto probability. There are some fraction games and practice tools here that the kids enjoyed. Additionally, our Moby Max fact fluency challenge is still in full swing. 15-20 minutes a day is a great daily goal. In reading, we will continue working on author’s purpose and drawing conclusions. There are a few games here on the blog that you can use to practice.

Today I sent home a student information record sheet. Please check the sheet for accuracy and make any corrections, if necessary.  If there are none to make, simply sign and return it. On March 11, the 2019 Henrico Schools Survey window opened! Get ready to tell us what you think about your experiences in Henrico County Public Schools. It’ll help us improve and make important decisions about the future. Here’s the link to the survey.

Wednesday after school from 3-5 will be a LAMP EVENT. LAMP stands for Library, Art, Music and P.E and our LAMP team will be in the cafeteria with fun games, prizes and a photo booth! Mrs. Broudy will also be stopping by to read a story to our shoppers in the library! So come Wednesday to have some fun and shop the book fair. Thursday night the PTO spaghetti dinner starts at 5:30 and our book fair will be open from 5-6 to allow families to shop the book fair before enjoying a delicious spaghetti dinner.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Mar. 18th-22nd-Spring Book Fair
    • Mar. 19th-L.A.M.P. Night
  • Mar. 21st-Spaghetti Dinner
  • Mar. 25thJA in a Day
  • Mar. 26th-PTO Meeting and Second Grade Performance
  • Mar. 27th-Career Day
  • Mar. 28th
    • PAW Achievement
  • Mar. 29th
  • Apr. 1st-5th-Spring Break
  • Apr. 19th-Passover/Good Friday
  • Apr. 21st-Easter
  • Apr. 22nd-Student Holiday (no school)

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending March 8, 2019

Happy Friday!

Time is ticking! It’s hard to believe that spring is less than two weeks away and we spring forward this weekend. Soon, you’ll be receiving some information about a Henrico Schools survey. In the meantime, here’s some information about the survey.

In reading, we’re working on summarizing, comparing and contrasting. Our school librarian, Mrs. Cline, has created a March Madness reading bracket, wherein, the kids vote for specific books each week. I encouraged the kids to listen online to the books they’d never read/heard before voting. Most of the kids have voted for the week, but here’s the link for voting just in case your child hasn’t voted. I forgot to mention that we won the library award for the month! WE WERE SO SURPRISED!

In math we’ve been working on fractions. The kids seem to be catching on pretty quickly. Be sure to practice at home using some of the links on the blog, as they must go beyond identifying fractions to visually manipulating them to compare, add and subtract fractions. I’ve added some fraction tasks to every child’s MobyMax account. Just login to Clever and scroll to the bottom for MobyMax.

In science, we’re wrapping up earth cycles, (moon phases, day and night, tides and seasons). They enjoyed creating models of the moon phases with Oreos and and eating them, of course. Here are some photos of their work. Through Clever, your child has access to Brainpop and Brainpop Jr. It’s an excellent resource to view fun science and social studies topics.

  • Upcoming Dates to Remember
    • Mar. 10th-Daylight Savings
    • Mar. 11thHenrico Schools Survey Opens
    • Mar. 18th-22nd-Spring Book Fair
    • Mar. 21st-Spaghetti Dinner
    • Mar. 25thJA in a Day
    • Mar. 26th-PTO Meeting and Second Grade Performance
    • Mar. 27th-Career Day
    • Mar. 28th
      • PAW Achievement
    • Mar. 29th
      • STEAM Day
      • End of Nine Weeks
      • 1/2 Day for Students
      • Moby Max Challenge Ends
    • Apr. 1st-5th-Spring Break
    • Apr. 19th-Passover/Good Friday
    • Apr. 21st-Easter
    • Apr. 22nd-Student Holiday (no school)

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending March 1, 2019

Hi!

What an exciting week! The Animal Adaptations lesson and experience at the Math and Science Innovation Center was amazing. I have a tremendous amount of pictures here. Yesterday we visited our “Famous African American Wax Museum”. Fourth graders presented notable African American in full costume. Their knowledge was impressive. Ask your kids what new things they learned. Here are pictures from the event.

Last night, Mrs. Broudy and her family filmed book talks live from their home. I hope that you tuned in to watch. I’m sure that the video is still up on the Trevvett Facebook page. Check it out and as promised, Mrs. Broudy skated through the building today! Did you get my picture? 🙂 We also had a guest reader this morning. She read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” by Dr. Seuss.

As I’m sure you’ll agree, the best part of our week was the excitement of creating our own magazine articles. They turned out quite beautifully. Here is the final copy of our class book for you to view. They are also hanging proudly in our hallway.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Mar. 1st
    • March Madness Moby Max Fact Fluency Challenge Begins
      • Check your child’s folder for more information
  • Mar. 10th-Daylight Savings
  • Mar. 18th-22nd-Spring Book Fair
  • Mar. 21st-Spaghetti Dinner
  • Mar. 25thJA in a Day
  • Mar. 26th-PTO Meeting and Second Grade Performance
  • Mar. 27thCareer Day
  • Mar. 28th
    • Spring Party
    • PAW Achievement
  • Mar. 29th
    • 1/2 Day for Students
    • Moby Max Challenge Ends
  • Apr. 1st-5th-Spring Break

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending February 22, 2019

Read Across America Week is Coming with Facebook Live! 

On Thursday, February 28, at 7PM, log onto the Trevvett PTO Facebook page and
join Mrs. Broudy and her kids, Lang and Layna, and Jett the dog for a 2-book chat
LIVE from our home in Moseley! Send us questions or comments about our favorite books!

After the book chat, post a picture of your family reading to our PTO Facebook,
Instagram (maudetrevvett), or Twitter (@Trevvett_Elem) pages.
Goal: If we get 100 reading posts on social media, then Mrs. Broudy will roller skate
through the school dressed as The Cat in the Hat on Friday, March 1 at 9:30 AM!

Despite the two hour delay day, this week finally felt normal! On Monday, we had a lesson with Mr. Clough. We created comic strips about making change from $5.00. The kids shared them on Schoology. Ask them to show you their work. Mrs. Bushey taught a lesson this week, as well and shared that the students are some of the best teamworkers she’d seen. I told you! 🙂 Here are pictures of students working diligently this week.

We continued working on making change using practice coins to count back, with subtraction, on a hundreds chart and using a number line. This certainly gives each student several options!

Reading Groups, Counting Coins, Research, Technology…OH MY!

We worked on “Author’s Purpose” in whole group reading and our reading groups were in full swing this week. In writing, we are creating magazine articles. These will be featured in the hallway next month. Be sure to check them out while visiting. We wrapped up famous Americans in Social Studies and we’re finishing up the water cycle this week. There was a study guide sent home earlier this week. This blog has several links that you may find helpful, if your child needs extra practice with many specific skills. On the left, you’ll find some comprehension questions that you can use for any text (even if you haven’t read it). Just click the photo for the full sheet.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • Feb. 25th-Mar. 1st-Read Across America Week
    • Click the flyer above for full details!
  • Feb. 27th-Field Trip to MSIC
    • Note: We will be exploring animal adaptations, instead of simple machines.
  • Feb. 28th
  • Mar. 10th-Daylight Savings
  • Mar. 18th-22nd-Spring Book Fair
  • Mar. 21st-Spaghetti Dinner

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending February 15, 2019

Hello!

We began the week with our classroom awards ceremony and wrapped it up with our Valentine’s Day party. Thank you SO much for thinking of me! Here are photos from the week.This week in math, we started working on money. We read a story, Pigs will be Pigs, in which a pig family gathers money found around the house for a night out at a restaurant. The students counted all of the money gathered, totaled their restaurant bill and figured out the amount of change they’d receive.  They also used the menu and a set dollar amount to create their own orders, using the menu in the book.

In reading, we continued to work on making predictions, reading Two Bad Ants. I sent the question stems in the kids’ graded work. You can use this link to help them with those questions that may have been tricky. We’re working on famous Americans and their contributions in Social Studies.

Mr. Holscher, our P.E. sent a flyer home about the Panther Prowl. Here’s a link for registration information. He’d like as many students as possible to participate.

Upcoming Dates

  • Feb. 18th
    • Full day of school
    • President’s Day
  • Feb. 25th-Mar. 1st-Read Across America Week
  • Feb. 27th-Field Trip to MSIC
  • Feb. 28thPanther Prowl Registration Deadline
  • Mar. 10th-Daylight Savings
  • Mar. 18th-22nd-Spring Book Fair
  • Mar. 21st-Spaghetti Dinner

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending February 8, 2019

Hello!

Thank you so much for coming out to parent/teacher conferences. If you were unable to make it in and would like to meet, please message me via the Remind app. The kids celebrated a successful round of benchmark testing today. They danced, ate pizza and played games. Here a a few photos. We continued working on writing letters, by writing to Mrs. Bushey. We combined them into a book and sent a gift card to her, as well, for School Counselor Appreciation Week. Here are the letters that we sent to her. 

Yesterday, you were sent a Valentine’s Day list of students and a flyer from Mrs. Bushey.

Come have some treats and learn some great information at my “Snack & Chat” Monday at 2:30pm. Topic: “Tips & Tricks for Managing Anxiety & Anger in Children.” The presentation will be under an hour and I will have a coloring station available to help occupy children. Hope to see you there!

All of our Valentine’s Party treats are covered except peanut free cupcakes. If you would like to donate them, please click this link. This year, you are allowed to send in peanut free candy for Valentine’s Day. Here is a list of candy for you to consider. The PTO also needs help with a February luncheon. If you’d like to donate/volunteer, please click here to sign up.

Today, I sent home a permission slip for the Math and Science Innovation Center. We will be visiting on February 27th to study Simple Machines. There is no cost! If you signed the permission slip during conferences, you are all set. You also received photos a few weeks ago. If you do not want to purchase them, please send them back into school on Monday. If you’d like to purchase all or any of them, please send in payment.

Please be sure to send your child a snack to school each day. Several students have broken or faulty headphones that need to be replaced and glue sticks that need to be replenished. I was able to contact those of you that use Remind, but there were a few that I could not reach.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Feb. 11th
    • Classroom Awards
      • 1:05-1:25
        • This is a change, as we have a resource at 1:25 pm.
    • Report Cards Sent Home
    • Snack and Chat with Mrs. Bushey
  • Feb. 14th-Valentine’s Day Party-1:00 pm
  • Feb. 15thNational No One Eats Alone Day
  • Feb. 18th
    • Full day of school
    • S.T.E.A.M. Day
  • Feb. 27th-Field Trip to MSIC

 

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending February 1, 2019

Hi everyone!

We completed our first round of testing this week! The kids did an excellent job! They worked really hard. Next Thursday and Friday, they will finish up with their math benchmark and end with the “Benchmark Blast”. At the “Benchmark Blast” there will be Fortnight dancing, pizza and load of fun for those students who pass benchmarks. That’s motivating!

In math, this week, we reviewed, reviewed and reviewed! We’ll do a little more next week before our Benchmark assessment. Since this week was Kindness Week, we wrote about a time someone was kind to us. As you peruse the hallways, during your conferences next week, check them out! You can also see them here.

Today you received a new Family Honor Roll sheet and a newsletter from Mrs. Broudy. Be sure to check it out and empty your child’s folder of everything, except the weekly checklists.

  • Please send your child a snack daily. Unfortunately, we don’t supply snacks to the class and our leftover treats from the last party are almost completely gone.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Feb. 4th-8th-National School Counselor’s Week
    • Please take time to honor Mrs. Bushey for all that she does.
  • Feb. 4th-Scholastic Book Orders Due
  • Feb. 7th and 8th-HCPS Math Benchmark Summative Assessment
    • This test will cover all standards covered since the beginning of the school year.
  • Feb. 7th-Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Feb. 11th
    • Classroom Awards
      • K-2
        • 1-130
      • 3-5
        • 130-2
    • Report Cards Sent Home
  • Feb. 14th-Valentine’s Day
  • Feb. 18th is a full day of school. 

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending January 25, 2019

Hi everyone!

I hope you’ve had a great week. Today, you received photos in your child’s folder. Inside the packet,  you will a price list. If you’d like to buy all or any of the photos, just send in payment to the school, keep what you purchased and send in what’s left over. If you do not wish to purchase any of the photos, simply send the packet back to school. Also, Please don’t forget to sign up for your conferences. I’d like to see all of you! 🙂 There’s a link below (in the Upcoming Dates section) for choosing a time. If none fit your schedule, please contact me via Remind.

Testing

Next week we will begin our benchmark testing. We’re starting with reading next week on Wednesday and Thursday.  With our busy and ever-changing schedules, I’m sure that reading 20 minutes daily is often overlook or pushed aside, but reading daily makes a significant difference. I found this chart that overwhelming shows the difference that 20 minutes of daily reading makes.

I know that testing can be an enormously anxiety provoking so I’ve provided some tips below to help your child the day of testing.

Click on Image for Full View

The Great Kindness Challenge

Our school counselor, Mrs. Bushey and other counselors have been preparing our kids all year long, especially this week, for the Great Kindness Challenge. Today, you received a flyer in your child’s folder with a task. Please be sure to check it out. There’s a cool video that the HCPS counselors created, “Spread Kindness Like Confetti”. Kindness Video made by HCPS Counselors

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Jan. 27th
  • Jan. 28th-Student Holiday
  • Jan. 29th-PTO Meeting/1st Grade Performance
  • Jan. 30th and 31st-HCPS Reading Benchmark Summative Assessment
    • This test will cover all standards covered since the beginning of the school year.
  • Jan. 31st-PTO Spirit Night @ Zaxby’s
  • Feb. 1st-Family Honor Roll Dinner
  • Feb. 4th-Scholastic Book Orders Due
  • Feb. 7th and 8th-HCPS Math Benchmark Summative Assessment
    • This test will cover all standards covered since the beginning of the school year.
  • Feb. 7th-Parent/Teacher Conferences

Weekly Roundup-Week ending January 18, 2018

Guess what time it is? No, it’s not hump day! 🙂

It’s time for mid-year conferences! Can you believe that the year is halfway over? Conferences will be held on the evening of February 7th. Just as before, please choose a time that suits you using this Signup link. If none are convenient, please contact me via Remind.

This week in reading we read Sundiata, a story about the “Lion King” one of Ancient Mali’s most powerful kings. This tied into our recent studies of ancient civilizations. You can read more about him here. We closed out Greece and Rome today, so you should receive a study guide for Mali in your child’s folder today. I’ve already introduced a few things while discussing the book, so it should be a breeze! In Science next week, we’ll be working on matter and the life cycles (plants and insects). This is an extension of the second grade Science standards. Our focus in math will be more of a review, hitting the hot spots that the class has struggled with.

In the kids’ writing, it is very evident that they’ve grown as writers and are beginning to form their own “voices”. They collaborated to collect important facts about captive vs. wild elephants after viewing the video Elephants Never Forget and reading two articles about both. They finished the week by completing an informative writing about one of the other. Here are some photos of the kids working together. I loved it! 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Jan. 21st-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Jan. 22nd-25th-SCA Spirit Week
    • Check you child’s folder for the yellow flyer sent home yesterday or click on the flyer below.
  • Jan. 25th
    • End of Quarter
    • Family Honor Roll Sheets Due
    • PAW Achievement
  • Jan. 27th
  • Jan. 28th-Student Holiday
  • Jan. 29th-PTO Meeting
  • Jan. 30th and 31st-HCPS Reading Benchmark Summative Assessment
    • This test will cover all standards covered since the beginning of the school year.
  • Jan. 31st-PTO Spirit Night @ Zaxby’s
  • Feb. 4th-Scholastic Book Orders Due
  • Feb. 7th and 8th-HCPS Math Benchmark Summative Assessment
    • This test will cover all standards covered since the beginning of the school year.
  • Feb. 7th-Parent/Teacher Conferences