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Tale of Despereaux

Please check out our ‘Photos’ tab for daily read aloud from The Tale of Despereaux!

Mismatch Day!

First Day of Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring! I enjoyed taking Honey and Grace for a nice walk in the sunshine!

Wacky Hair Day!

I promise I’ll join in tomorrow, but please enjoy pictures from Ayaan, Dhanya, and Yashwanth!

Resources

Hi parents,

If you’re on Facebook I’m sure you’ve seen a TON of resources with at-home activities for your child. Here are just a few of the ones I’ve come across. Please feel free to comment with any good websites that you’ve found!

  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems here
  • Virtual Field Trips here
  • Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) read alouds  here
  • Pete the Cat read-alouds (a little young but looks fun)  here
  • Oology Science Museum website for kids here
  • Scholastic here
  • Bedtime Math here
  • Club SciKids (daily kitchen science experiment) here 
  • Doodles Academy (art) here
  • Dreambox Math here 
  • Epic- your child has a school login, from what I understand they are granting at-home access
  • Facts4Me (SS/Science) here  USERNAME: read (case sensitive) PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)
  • Freckle.com here
  • Freerice.com (all subjects) here
  • IXL Math here 
  • Maker Maven STEM Challenges here 
  • Math Playground here 
  • Minecraft Education here 
  • Mystery Science here 
  • PBS Learning here 
  • Prodigy Math here 
  • Science Buddies STEM here 
  • TimesTables RockStars- Multiplication here 
  • Virtual Field Trips here 
  • Wonderopolis here 

*Please note, many of these are limited access and will not remain free indefinitely.

Hey guys!

I miss you all so much! I hope that you are all behaving for your parents and making good choices. I wish that I could give you each a giant hug but we will have to settle for digital ones for now. Please check out CTES Spirit Days below. Have mom or dad snap a picture and I’ll add it to our blog!

 

Colonial Trail Spirit Days

Wed., March 18 – Wacky Hair Day!   Who cares what your hair looks like when you are at home!

Thursday, March 19 – First day of spring!  Go outside and find some signs of spring – buds on trees & bushes, flowers in bloom, birds chirping, squirrels scampering around, and more!

Friday, March 20 – Wacky Tacky Friday!  Wear wacky mismatched clothes – who cares if you have on stripes, plaid, and polka dots!

Monday, March 23 – Cartoon day!  Read your favorite cartoon and then create your own cartoon!

Tuesday, March 24 – Toy day!  Pick out your favorite toy and come up with a new way to play with it!

Wednesday, March 25 – Workout day!  Go outside to play or go to gonoodle.com and get moving!  It’s free!

Thursday, March 26 – Share your favorite reading spot! Don’t forget to include your reading buddy ~ parent, sibling, pet, stuffed animal, etc.

Friday, March 27 – Whew – you have been working hard, so relax and  wear your pajamas all day!

 

Stay safe, I love you!

PopTops and Activity Packs

Please help the SCA with our local service project! Our students will be collecting Pop Tops for another month, but our activity pack collection is time-sensitive. It’s so easy to get involved with this wonderful charity. Please have all donations returned by, 3/17/20. Thank you so much for your support of our community.

  • Pop Top Collection to help support our local resource, The Ronald McDonald House of Richmond

 

  • Support the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond by helping us collect the supplies necessary to make activity packs for children in the hospital.
    • Activity Packs Activity packs are handed out through the Happy Wheels program to families in the pediatric areas of the hospital. These items provide a small comfort and distraction for families during long days at the hospital.

Directions: 

      • Volunteers purchase 3-4 items appropriate for children to play with in the hospital
      • Items may include full size coloring books, crayons, puzzle books, playing cards, PlayDoh, travel size games, etc.
      • Activity packs may be geared towards infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and teens (please do not label)
      • Please DO NOT include food items

Week of 3/9

Please head over and check out pictures from Heritage Night and International Day!

 

What are we learning this week::

Math– x7 facts (quiz Thurs.), Fractions (test 3/12)

Reading– Biography and Autobiography

Writing– Autobiography/Biography writing project

Science- Patterns and cycles in nature, (test Friday)

 

This week:

  • Wednesday, March 11- Spring Pictures
  • Friday, March 13- Career Day at CTES!

 

Looking Ahead…

  • Monday, March 23- Field Trip to VA Living Museum (please return permission forms ASAP!)
  • Monday, March 30- End of Q3, Student 1/2 Day

 

Week of 3/2

Please head over and check out pictures from Heritage Night and International Day!

 

What are we learning this week::

Math– x6 facts (quiz Thurs.), Fractions (test 3/12)

Reading– Poetry

Writing– Writing Myths, Opinion Writing

Science- Patterns and cycles in nature, (vocab quiz Friday)

 

This week:

  • Tuesday, March 3- Student Holiday

 

Looking Ahead…

  • Wednesday, March 11- Spring Pictures
  • Monday, March 23- Field Trip to VA Living Museum (please return permission forms ASAP!)
  • Monday, March 30- End of Q3, Student 1/2 Day

 

Week of 2/24

We had an awesome time at the Science Museum of Virginia, many thanks to our wonderful chaperones for joining us! Please check back for pictures soon.

 

What are we learning this week

Math– x4 facts (quiz Thurs.), Fractions (quiz Wednesday)

Reading– Functional (Real-life) Text

Writing– Contraction quiz Mon. (this is a change), Writing Myths, Possessive Nouns (review)

Social Studies- Ancient Mali (quiz Tuesday)

 

This week:

  • Thursday, February 27- Heritage Night at CTES
  • Friday, February 28- 3rd Grade International Day

 

Looking Ahead…

  • Tuesday, March 3- Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, March 11- Spring Pictures
  • Monday, March 23- Field Trip to VA Living Museum (details coming late Feb.)
  • Monday, March 30- End of Q3, Student 1/2 Day