Weekly Roundup-Week Ending November 9, 2018

REPEAT! We did it again!

Our class won the third grade P.E. Award for most points earned in a month!

It was such a pleasure to meet with all of you this week! I absolutely love every minute spent with your kids. If you were unable to keep your appointment time, I sent a little note home in your child’s folder. Please contact me via Remind to reschedule.

This week, we completed our math benchmark, covering all of the skills taught over the last nine weeks.  They did amazingly! Remember to use Powerschool to check their grades for online tests, as you will not see a hard copy in their graded work, as well as for weekly for grade updates. I typically leave missing work scores empty until returned, but I will begin inserting a score of 50 for any missing work not returned within two weeks, to remove any confusion. Any missing work may be completed before the close of the nine weeks (January 25th). Graded work cannot be completed at home, withstanding major medical issues. With that, please encourage your child to work diligently to complete any unfinished work.

This week, we moved on to representing multiplication in sets and arrays.  I will be sending home the study guide pictured to get you ahead of the game. In reading we are working on identifying problems and solutions in texts, story elements (characters, settings and etc.), affixes and roots and sequencing events in writing. Our reading benchmark, will be on Thursday. We’ll be working on ancient civilizations In Social Studies.

Please don’t forget to check your child’s folder daily! There are lots of things there!

Enjoy your weekend!

Dates to Remember

  • Mon., Nov. 12th-Fri., Nov. 16th-Christmas Mother Canned Food Drive
  • Mon., Nov. 12th-PAW Achievement
  • Tues., Nov. 13th
    • Veteran’s Day Program
    • Jayden and Makayla’s birthday
  • Fri., Nov. 16th-PTO Spirit Night Panera
  • Mon., Nov. 19th
    • Field Trip Money due ($17.00)
      • Please contact me via Remind, if you need help.
    • Picture Day
  • Tues., Nov. 20th
    • Report Cards Sent Home
    • Classroom Award Ceremony
  • Wed., Nov. 21st-Fri., Nov. 23rd-Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
  • Sun., Nov. 25th-Theresa’s birthday
  • Wed., Nov. 28th-Field Trip
  • Fri., Nov. 30th-Scholastic Book Orders Due (online code LLLDT)

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending November 2, 2018

Hi everyone!

We’ve had another great week! The kids who participated in the Big Blast fundraiser enjoyed a great party and several kids brought sweet treats to me after Halloween. 🙂 Thank you for helping our school, by participating in the fundraiser. Did your kids tell you that I won a $50.00 restaurant gift card in the “Positive PAWs” drawing today? We were all overly excited! …and yes, I danced like Beyonce.

Big Blast Costume Bouncy Party Participants

We had another technology lesson with Mr. Clough. The kids worked on creating a slideshow about the land and water features in continents, inserting pictures and adding transitions. He also reviewed the Henrico Learner Profile with the kids. Click here for more information on the HCPS Learner Profile.  My hope is that they will be pretty savvy with Google applications before receiving the classroom Chromebooks next month. Each child will have her/his own personal computer to use in the classroom. Here are photos from the week.

In math, we are working on patterns, addition and subtraction.  Both are works in progress, but I’m sure we’ll get there soon. In reading, we will be working on character traits. Next week, we will have our math test. As usual, I’ll send a study guide. Our test day is Thursday each week. When we receive the computers, it may change to a different day.

  • Don’t Forget…
    • Please check your child’s folder daily and remove anything that doesn’t need to be returned.
    • Conferences are next Thursday, November 8th.  If you need to make changes to your conference time, please contact me via Remind.
    • Field trip payments for the Science Museum are due soon. You may pay online using this link. The cost is $17.00 for students. If you would like to chaperone, please check the box on the bottom of the permission slip.
    • The Scholastic Book Fair is being held in the library next week! It will be open on our conference night.  The kids’ wish lists were sent in their folders today. Here’s a link to the parent videos in English and Spanish.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Sun., Nov. 4th-Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall Back!
  • Nov. 5-9th-  Book Fair
    • Wed., Nov. 7th 2:45 – 4:00pm
    • Thur., Nov. 8th 4:00 – 7:30pm
  • Mon., Nov. 5th-End of Nine Weeks
  • Tues., Nov. 6th-Election Day-Student Holiday
  • Thur., Nov. 8th-Parent Teacher Conference Night
  • Mon., Nov. 12th-Fri., Nov. 16th-Christmas Mother Canned Food Drive
  • Mon., Nov. 12th-PAW Achievement
  • Tues., Nov. 13th
    • Veteran’s Day Program
    • Jayden and Makayla’s birthday
  • Fri., Nov. 16th-PTO Spirit Night Panera
  • Mon., Nov. 19th-Picture Day
  • Tues., Nov. 20th
    • Report Cards Sent Home
    • Classroom Award Ceremony
  • Wed., Nov. 21st-Fri., Nov. 23rd-Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
  • Sun., Nov. 25th-Theresa’s birthday
  • Wed., Nov. 28th-Field Trip
  • Fri., Nov. 30th-Scholastic Book Orders Due (online code LLLDT)

 

Weekly Roundup-Week ending October 26, 2018

Happy Friday!

Did you notice the full moon earlier this week? Needless to say, (but I will) the kids were very energetic. 🙂 They were finally able to “shop” using their classroom dollars, earned by following classroom rules and going beyond classroom expectations.  Today, I rode one of the buses with some of our kids. Fun, fun, fun! The kids looked great in their orange, future career threads and were definitely dressed to impress!  Thank you for participating in College and Career Week. Here are more pictures from the week.

This week we finished up another math assessment and we’ll be back on track, with a reading assessment next week. Thanks again for studying with your kids. It made quite the difference and I’m very proud of the work that they’ve done along with their positive attitudes towards learning. In reading next week, we’ll work on distinguishing between fiction and nonfiction texts. Our math focus with be solving multistep addition and subtraction problems, patterns and equality and ecosystems in Science.

Don’t forget that parent/teacher conferences will be on the night of November 8th.  If you haven’t signed up for a conference, you may do so here. I also sent a field trip permission slip home. Be sure to check your child’s folder.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Tues., Oct. 30th
  • Sun., Nov. 4th-Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall Back!
  • Nov. 5-9th- Trevvett Book Fair
  • Mon., Nov. 5th
    • PAW Achievement
    • End of Nine Weeks
  • Tues., Nov. 6th-Election Day-Student Holiday
  • Nov. 12-16th
    • Christmas Mother Canned Food Drive
  • Tues., Nov. 13th
    • Veteran’s Day Program
    • Jayden and Makayla’s birthday
  • Fri., Nov. 16th-PTO Spirit Night Panera

 

Weekly Roundup-Week of October 19, 2018

Hi all!

Thank you so much for hanging in there with us, as we prepared for our place value assessment! The kids did amazingly well. They’re the hardest working kids I’ve ever taught. You should be proud of them (and yourselves). We’re continuing with estimation, addition and subtraction.  I’ll send a study guide for you next week. Since I’ve collected several pieces of reading data, we’ll complete another math assessment next week.  Very little has been added onto math, so it should be similar. In reading, we are working on using reference materials in class and the school library. Here are some links that you can use to practice.

The kids also worked excitedly on completing their first typed writing of the school year. If you have internet access and a computer, he/she can continue to work on any unfinished writing by logging into Clever and then Google. The writing is in their Google Docs. Check out some completed writing here.

A few parents and grandparents hung out with the kids during P.E., for “Bring Your Parent to P.E. Week”. Here are a few pictures, courtesy of a behind the camera mom. 🙂 Thank you for the photos!

 

 

Parent conferences are soon! If you have not signed up for a parent/teacher conference please sign up for here.

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Sun., Oct. 21st
    • PTO Spirit Night-Chipotle and Bruster’s
      • Please take the flyer sent home earlier this week with you!
  • Mon., Oct. 22nd
  • College & Career Awareness Week
    • Future Career Day!
      • Think about what you might want to be when you grow up, and dress like that job on Monday. We can’t wait to see what careers you are interested in and are so excited to see your outfits!
    • Bully Prevention Poster Contest Submissions Due (optional)
  • Tues., Oct. 23rd
    • PTO Meeting
    • International Night 6-7:30pm
  • Wed., Oct. 24th
    • Join us in our effort to end bullying by wearing orange.After School Enrichment Clubs
  • Thur., Oct 25th
    • SCA Meeting 2:15-4:15
    • Math Assessment
  • Fri., Oct 26th
    • Gifted Referral Window Ends
      • Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. 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 October 26.  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.
    • Tues., Oct. 30th
      • Big Blast Fundraiser Bouncy House Party

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending October 12, 2018

Wow! What an unexpected day off! I hope you and your families are safe. Since we missed school today, I’ll try to send graded papers and post science project grades by Tuesday. Although we began (and some completed) the math test yesterday, there was a system error that prevented us from taking the appropriate assessment. I will notify you via the Remind app, when I find out the new test date.  This week in reading, we worked on text features and will continue with reference materials next week.

During the week of Oct. 15th, parents will have the opportunity to join their children during their PE class!  Parents will get an in depth look at all of the amazing fitness and health concepts that we cover. The best news of all is that they will be able to take ideas home with them, so they can continue to build healthy lifestyles.  Please check in at the main office 10 minutes prior to your child’s scheduled PE time.  Make sure you wear your tennis shoes and proper workout clothing so you are able to participate in all of the activities alongside your child. ALSO, bring a photo of your family being physically active outside of school hours to place on our #TrevvettsFitFamilies bulletin board!

We finally got around to naming our class pet, a hermit crab, this week.

The verdict… Mr. Crabb. I really thought they’d be more creative. LOL!

Mr. Crabb hanging out BEHIND the climbing wall.

  • Please remember…
    • to sign up for conferences (click here).
    • send in $8.00 for your child’s Scholastic News magazine subscription.
    • to check your child’s folder each day.
    • to send a dry (nut free) snack for your child each day.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Tues. and Wed.,  Oct. 16th and 17th
    • Bring You Parents to P.E. Week
    • We have P.E. on Tues. and Wed., from 10:45-11:15. See you there!
  • Wed., Oct. 17th
    • After School Enrichment Clubs
  • Thur., Oct 18th
    • Reading Test
  • Sun., Oct. 21st
    • PTO Spirit Night Chipotle and Bruster’s
  • Tues., Oct. 23rd
    • International Night 6-7:30pm
  • Wed., Oct. 24th
    • After School Enrichment Clubs
  • Thur., Oct 25th
    • SCA Meeting 2:15-4:15
  • Fri., Oct 26th
    • Gifted Referral Window Ends
      • Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. 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 October 26.  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.

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending October 5, 2018

We received the third grade P.E. award, for the month of September!

We’re working on being top contenders in each resource for October.

Today, we voted for student council officers. We perused Trevvett hallways, to review the candidates that were running, before making our official votes online. Fingers crossed for our classroom candidate! Here are pictures from the week.

In reading this week, students took their first test online, with lots of success using the program. Remember, for online test scores, you must log into Powerschool to see grades. We also worked on asking and answering questions, from texts and text features.

We continued to work on place value, specifically rounding and comparing numbers. It can be a bit challenging, but I’m sure that they will be experts before the year end. Here are some links to help. You may also use MobyMax! Students should sign into Clever to reach the site. The students will take their first online test in math next Thursday.

Our science unit on animal adaptations came to a close with the projects that were submitted on Friday. The kids did a great job. If you forgot to send your child’s project in or haven’t completed it, be sure to spend some time wrapping it up this weekend and send it in on Tuesday. Check Powerschool next Friday for the project grades, as I will, more than likely, display the projects in the classroom. We are moving into geography next week.

 

 

Did you know that “kindness is one of the most significant contributors to positive school climate”? October is National Bullying Prevention MonthAs I’ve stated many times, the kids are extremely, kind, considerate, caring and helpful. They compliment and thank one another by filling buckets, when they complete classwork. It warms my heart!

 

 

 

Two weekends ago, I saw a couple of students in action, outside of school. Be sure to share your special events. I’d love to be there!

 

 

 

 

Gifted Referrals-Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. 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 October 26.  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 to Remember

  • Please remember…
    • to sign up for conferences (click here).
    • send in $8.00 for your child’s Scholastic News magazine subscription.
    • to check your child’s folder each day.
    • to send a dry (nut free) snack for your child each day.
  • Mon., Oct. 8th
    • Student Holiday-No School for Students
  • Tues., Oct. 9th
    • PTO Bingo Night
  • Wed., Oct. 10th
    • After School Enrichment Clubs
  • Thur., Oct 11th
    • Math Summative Assessment
  • Oct. 15-19
    • Bring You Parents to P.E. Week
    • We have P.E. on Tues. and Wed., from 10:45-11:15. See you there!

 

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending September 28, 2018

Coops! (Click the photo for more pictures from the week.)

Happy Friday!

Can you believe that we’re only about $5,500 shy of our school’s $20,000 fundraiser goal? Today we sent an additional fundraiser packets to those who haven’t participated, along with a flyer about the “Big Blast”. I’d really like all of the students in our class to participate. Several students who’ve raised money, received their “Coops” yesterday. The unveiling was exciting! Here is our school fundraiser video.

This week in math, we continued working on place value.  Kids figured out several ways to create the same number with base ten blocks. It was quite a challenge. Next week we’ll be comparing numbers and rounding them.

 

 

 

 

 

Click the photo for more writing.

In reading we worked on asking and answering questions, which will be extended through next week. In writing, the kids focused on how subjects and predicates are necessary for creating complete sentences. Next week, our focus will be on asking and answering questions in complete sentences. As promised, here is a link to the kids’ currently posted writing.

In science we compared physical and behavioral adaptations. Today the kids created animals with the adaptations of their choice using the Bronx Zoo website, Build Your Wild Self. Soon the students will be describing the animals that they created, in writing. Here are are the animals that they created.

Click for Build Your Wild Self Pictures and Descriptions

 

In lieu of our typical homework, the students will be working on a science project at home. If you’d like to get a head start, here are the directions and the rubric.  It will be due on Friday,  October 5th. You may find more sites about food chains and animals on this blog page.  I have found the National Geographic Kids page to be especially helpful.

Mrs. Bushey, our school counselor, shared a wonderful opportunity for girls interested in medical careers. Please click on the flyer for the full rendering.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month
  • Don’t forget…
    • to sign up for conferences (click here).
    • send in $8.00 for your child’s Scholastic News magazine subscription.
    • to check your child’s folder each day.
    • to send a dry (nut free) snack for your child each day.
  • Mon., Oct. 1st
    • Mohraeel’s birthday
    • SCA Posters Displayed
  • Tues., Oct. 2nd
  • Wed., Oct 3rd
    • Thur., Oct. 4th
      • Summative Reading Assessment
    • Fri., Oct. 5th
      • Science Homework/Project Due
      • Fall Fundraiser Ends
    • Mon., Oct. 8th
      • Student Holiday-No School for Students
    • Tues., Oct 9th
      • PTO Bingo Night

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending September 21, 2018

Hi Everyone!

We had another busy week. On Monday our MobyMax Summer Stars received certificates for using MobyMax during the summer. Kudos to you for encouraging your children to log on!  Students can log onto MobyMax through Clever. I’ve added some assignments there for them.

STEAM Day Volunteers

 

 

I am continuously impressed by the kids’ ability to work together, building a strong classroom community. On S.T.E.A.M. Day they pretended to be birds searching for camouflaged worms (colored noodles) independently. Then the students combined their worms with their group members, sorted and graphed them, using a tally chart, bar graph and pictograph. We had a few parents stop in to help us out. Thank you for volunteering. You made my day much easier and the kids love it when you’re able to be a part of our day. Here are some photos from S.T.E.A.M. Day.

Place Value Sort-Check your child’s Folder!

Place Value Study Guide

In math, we closed graphing with our graph assessment (sent home in your child’s folder) and began place value. I sent a place value study guide and sort for practice at home. The study guide covers what has been taught, as well as, what will be taught.

 

Peer Editing

Sentence Sorting

We worked on making connections in reading, kids relating to the author or story. We read a lovely book on traditions, The Keeping Quilt, by Patricia Polocco and saw a video of the author with the actual quilt. With many holidays approaching, this is a wonderful time to discuss traditions in your family. We’re still pushing forward with our writing prompt, “If I Were President”. Students were peer editing by Friday. This week and next week, we will continue to work on understanding and writing complete sentences. We sorted and identified different sentence types this week and will focus on subjects and predicates next week. Here are more pictures from the week.

Here’s a video that I thought you’d enjoy, a speech by a four year old, on the importance of reading daily. Be sure to share it with your kids!

  • Research shows us that students who read frequently are not only stronger readers, but they have stronger math skills, too. (See this article from Edudemic.com)
  • Reading twenty minutes a day exposes students to roughly 1.8 million vocabulary words a year. (readdbq.org)
  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading regularly positively affects the brain’s cognitive abilities.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Weekly Roundup-Week Ending September 14, 2018

Hello!

Thanks for coming out for Back to School night.  It was nice to see you again. We had another fantastic week!  I received several compliments from various people around our school about how well the students in our class follow school rules, work cooperatively, work diligently and treat each other with kindness and respect.  You would be proud! In Reading this week, I introduced literacy stations, we worked on making predictions, continued with communities in Social Studies and data and graphs in math. Our culminating math activity, was a Skittles graphing activity that the kids enjoyed, (of course :)). We are also in the process of wrapping up Social Studies with a personal narrative, which we’ve been working on in writing, titled, “If I Was President”. I can’t wait to read them all! Here are pictures from the week.

Our first lesson with Mr. Clough, our technology teacher, was also a success. He told the class that they logged onto their computers faster than any other class he’d worked with. Their lesson included creating pixilated pictures, adding them to a slideshow and writing descriptions of themselves. Here’s a copy of the slideshow.

This flyer will be sent home on Monday.

Next week we will working on making connections with texts/authors in Reading, place value in Math and switching over to animal behavior in Science. Our S.T.E.A.M. Day activity on Wednesday will reflect our upcoming Science standards, animal adaptations. A flyer will be sent home on Monday with more information on volunteering for S.T.E.A.M. Day, along with an additional flyer about our Running for Healthy Hearts program. Running for Healthy Hearts is a program wherein students run laps to earn prizes (shoelace charms) when they reach certain milestones.  It gives students the opportunity to increase heart health, brain activity in class, and use pent up energy.

 

  • Don’t forget…
    • to sign up for conferences (click here).
    • send in $8.00 for your child’s Scholastic News magazine subscription.
    • to check your child’s folder each day.
    • homework begins next week.
    • to send a dry snack for your child each day.

Upcoming Dates to Remember