Apr 23

Week of 4/23

What are we learning this week?
Language arts – character traits (also a variety of SOLs to begin reading benchmark review)
Math – Money (counting coins up to $2.00 and comparing values)
Social Studies – China and Egypt

Important Dates!
April 23rd: Picture Day and Egypt Quiz
April 24th: Money Quiz
April 27th: China and Egypt Test
April 30th: Report Cards send home (please return signed envelope only)
May 1st: Money and Time Test AND Go Nuts for Reading- 5:30 @ Diamond


**Challenge: How many ways can you make $1.00? Write down at least 5**


Apr 16

Week of 4/16

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts: character traits
Math: money
Social Studies: Ancient China and Egypt

Important dates…
Monday, April 16th: Half day of school and Quiz on China

Wednesday, April 18th – Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings
Thursday, April 19th: Kindergarten registration (please share in the community)
Friday, April 20th: Career Day at CTES!
Monday, April 23rd: Spring picture day (details coming soon…)
Monday, April 30th: Report Cards sent home


**Challenge- Write your own money word problem and see if you can stump Ms. Willis!**

Apr 09

Week of 4/9

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts: possessive nouns
Math: multi-step word problems
Social Studies: Ancient China

Important dates…

Monday, April 9th: Field Trip to Henricus Park (wear blue class t-shirts and comfortable walking shoes, bring a paper bag lunch from home unless you have pre-ordered a lunch from the cafeteria)

Monday, April 16th: Half Day of School for students


**Challenge- In 3 complete sentences, tell me what you did over break!***

Mar 26

Week of 3/26

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts:  real world text and compound words
Math:  comparing fractions
Social Studies:  beginning study of China and Egypt after spring break

Important dates…
Thursday, March 29th:  Second Grade Music Performance (wear blue class t-shirt, jeans, and arrive at 6:30p)
Friday, March 30th:  Last day to send in form/money for field trip
April 2nd – 6th:  Spring Break – School closed
Monday, April 9th:  Field trip to Henricus Park


**Challenge** Blake bakes a pizza to share with his 4 friends. Draw a picture to illustrate how the pizza will be cut into fractions to share.  (Make your pizza colorful and include toppings!)

Mar 19

Week of 3/19

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – pronouns
Math – fractions
Science – magnets

Important Dates!
Friday, March 23rd: Magnets Test
Thursday, March 29th: Second Grade Music Performance (arrive at school at 6:30 p)
April 2nd – 6th: Spring Break! School Closed!
Monday, April 9th: Field Trip to Henricus Park (form was sent home 3/16 – please return signed form and exact cash/check as soon as possible)


**Challenge** What is a pronoun? Write the definition and 5 examples on a piece of paper and give to Ms. Willis for a Dojo point!

Mar 12

Week of 3/12

What are we learning this week?

Language Arts: non-fiction questioning
Math: fractions
Science: magnets

Important dates!

Thurs. March 15th: Field trip to the Richmond Symphony *please pack a snack and a lunch from home (unless you have pre-ordered a lunch from the cafeteria) and wear your green class t-shirt!

Tues. March 20th: Scholastic book order due!

Thurs. March 29th: Second Grade Music Performance *students need to be at school at 6:30p

April 2nd – 6th: Spring Break! No School!

Mar 05

Week of 3/5

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – questioning with non-fiction texts
Math – temperature
Science – matter

Important Dates!
Friday, March 9th: Science Test on Matter
Thursday, March 15th: Field Trip to the Richmond Symphony (please return signed form and payment as soon as possible)
Thursday, March 29th: Second Grade Music Performance (please return the yellow permission form as soon as possible)

March is Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month! Please participate in the these special dress up days…
March 5th: Wear the Cool Colors – blue, green, and purple
March 6th: Wear the Primary Colors – yellow, red, and blue
March 7th: Wear the Secondary Colors – orange, green, and purple
March 8th: Wear clothes that have shapes on them
March 9th: Wear clothes that have patterns on them

Papa Johns Fundraiser Information…

Save money on Papa Johns Pizza and earn money for Colonial Trail Elementary at the same time! This fundraiser starts on Tuesday, March 6th and ends on Tuesday, March 20th.

There are 2 coupon cards to choose from: a $10 card which has a variety of coupons including free pizza, desserts, or sides OR a $15 card which has 16 buy one get one free large pizza codes. The card pays for itself after the first use! They make great gifts for family and friends, too! The best part is CTES will receive up to 70% of the proceeds!

To top it off, the class with the most pizza cards sold will receive a FREE PIZZA PARTY!!! This fundraiser is online only and only lasts two weeks so order some cards today! Thanks for supporting CTES! Please view the form here Papa Johns Form.

Feb 26

Week of 2/26

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts – inferring with fiction and poetry; contractions
Math – telling time; temperature; Dr. Seuss math fun!
Science – matter

Important Dates!
Wednesday, February 28th – Math Test on telling time
Thursday, March 1st – Half day of school
Thursday, March 29th – Second Grade Music Performance (more info coming soon…)

Dr. Seuss Spirit Week! (dress up is optional)
Monday, February 26th – Wear silly socks for Fox in Socks
Tuesday, February 27th – Wear a shirt you can read for I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
Wednesday, February 28th – Wear green for Green Eggs and Ham
Thursday, March 1st – Wear animal print for If I Ran the Zoo
Friday, March 2nd – Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character

Feb 19

Week of 2/19

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – inferring with fiction and poetry
Math – Time
Social Studies – Famous Americans- test Wednesday
Science – Matter

Important dates…
Feb. 19th – Math Benchmark Test Part 1
Feb. 20th – Math Benchmark Test Part 2
Feb. 21st – Famous Americans Test & Social Studies Showcase Night (5:45 – 7:15)
Feb. 22nd – please return all school pictures by this date
Feb. 23rd – Last day to order a yearbook!
March 1st – Half Day of School for students!

Feb 12

Week of 2/12

What are learning about this week?
Language Arts: prefixes and suffixes
Math: time; benchmark review
Social Studies: famous Americans (Washington, Lincoln, Helen Keller)

Benchmark Test Dates! (paper and pencil tests)
February 12th: Reading Part 1
February 13th: Reading Part 2
February 19th: Math Part 1
February 20th: Math Part 2

Other Important Dates…
February 12th: Report Cards send home (return signed envelope only)
February 14th: Bring valentines to school!
February 19th: Full day of school for all students!
February 21st: Social Studies Test on famous Americans; Social Studies Showcase 5:45 – 7p
February 22nd: Please return Strawbridge photos to school by this date