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Fall Fun Day!

WOW- what an exciting time we had! A huge thanks going out to parents who volunteered their time and supplies, and especially to Mrs. Johnson for putting the whole party together!. The kids couldn’t stop talking about all the fun they had! 🙂 We are so lucky to have a great group of parents helping to make this a fun year!


More pictures will be added as I receive them, for now please enjoy a few I was able to snap on Friday!

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Our Week!

This week we will be wrapping up our math unit on Graphing with a test on Thursday, November 3. We will also be finishing up Weather with a test on Friday, November 4th. Please help your child review at home for these important assessments!


We had an exciting week::

Exploring main idea

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Gathering data and creating graphs:

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Experimenting with the elements of a thunderstorm:


And with our special Mystery Reader, Mrs. Roethel!

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Book Fair

Here are the times/dates for the Book Fair. Please stop by and check it out, and if you’re inclined you can peek at our Teacher Wishlist books as well!


Monday, October 24 3:00-6:00pm

Tuesday, October 25 During school hours-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 26 3:00-6:00pm

Thursday, October 27 During school hours-5:00pm

Friday, October 28 3:00-7:00 pm (During Monster Mash!)


They will accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards. Please remind students that the price on the book is not the price they will pay, they’ll need to bring in extra money to cover taxes. As always, thank you for your support during this insanely fun time in the library!

10/17/16 Updates

Thank you so much for supporting your child in completing homework- it’s been looking great! This week’s homework has been posted under our tab. We had an exciting week exploring weather by building anemometers and starting to collect our weather data: (My apologies for the few pictures, we’ve been getting so caught up in working I forget to pull out my phone!)

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A shout out to Ms. Montague, who came in to read for us last week (which just so happened to be Jaden’s birthday!) and made a very generous donation of wishlist items to our classroom! Thank you so much for your generosity and for using Jaden’s special day to enrich our classroom!

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This week, we will continue our unit on Weather by exploring storms. Following our Math test on Tuesday, we are jumping into Graphing. In reading, we are moving into Main Idea and starting on Nouns for our grammar skills.


Parents – interims are no longer coming home.  Please go to Parent portal at https://sis.henrico.k12.va.us/public/home.html


I am available if you have any questions, and more information will be coming soon about conferences!

9/30/16 Updates

Hi parents,

Please see the homework tab for this week’s choice board; if you have previously contacted me requesting a paper copy look for it to come home with your child on Monday. Fall conferences are coming up soon, please be on the lookout for more information.

Scholastic orders were submitted last Wednesday, as soon as they come in I will distribute books to students who ordered. Thanks for supporting our classroom, I can’t wait to share the new books we were able to purchase thanks to your orders! October flyers will be coming home soon.

Thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks with IXL and Raz-Kids logins. Raz-Kids levels have been adjusted to meet their instructional reading levels per PALS assessments. I am working to finish up F&P over the next couple of weeks and may make additional changes based on those results. IXL is an AWESOME website for math practice, please encourage your child to CHALLENGE themselves at home! (Since it is self-guided, I’ve seen some students exploring pre-K skills, and I know they are capable of more challenging work!)


Below are some important upcoming dates:


  • Wed, Oct 5– Picture Day! Order forms came home Friday, please send your orders and money in with your child on Wednesday if you would like to order.
  • Wed, Oct 5– Gifted Identification Meeting- a flyer with additional information came home on Friday.
  • Fri, Oct 7– Geography Test
  • Mon Oct 10 – is a student holiday, I will see your child on Tuesday!