Week of April 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
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

Week of April 16

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

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

Week of April 9

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

Important dates…

Monday, April 9th: Field Trip to Henricus Park (wear orange 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

Week of March 26

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts:  real world text and compound words
Math:  comparing fractions (Quiz on Friday, March 30)
Social Studies:  beginning study of China and Egypt after spring break

Important dates…
Thursday, March 29th:  Second Grade Music Performance (wear orange class t-shirt, jeans, and arrive at 6:30p). Please also wear the shirt to school this day. We will have a school-wide performance at 1:30pm.
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 (Pack a bagged lunch and wear class t-shirt)

Week of March 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)

Week of March 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 orange class t-shirt!

Tues. March 16th: Scholastic book order due!

Thurs. March 29th: Second Grade Music Performance *students need to be at school a little before 6:30pm.

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

Week of March 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.

Week of February 26

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts – inferring with fiction and poetry; contractions
Math – telling time; temperature
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

Week of February 19

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – inferring with fiction and poetry
Math – telling time
Social Studies – Famous Americans
Science – matter

Important dates…
Feb. 19th – Math Benchmark Test Part 1
Feb. 20th – Math Benchmark Test Part 2

Feb.21st-Social Studies Showcase Night (5:45 – 7:15)
Feb. 22nd – Famous Americans Test

Feb.22nd-100th Day of School and Class Celebration (1:10-2:30)

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!

Please return your signed report card envelope as soon as possible. The actual report card can be kept at home. Thank you!

A HUGE thank you to all those who sent me Valentine’s Day Cards, flowers, and chocolate treats. I have been enjoying all of them so much! You all are amazing!