March 23 Update

Hi Parents and Families of 204!

Just wanted to touch base with our weekly check in… I hope you are all well and have enjoyed spending extra time with your child. Hopefully you have plans to get outside enjoy the warm weather these next couple days.

As you all learned last week, schools won’t open back up until April 14th at the earliest. I haven’t been told what that means for our distance learning but I’ll keep you updated as I find out more information. For now, continue to work through the packet and assignments provided by the county.

I’ve spent time this week collecting resources from fellow educators across the country to provide you with a document of additional activities you can do with your child if you find you need some help filling parts of your day. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GPExOXverDXBpfciyGd5I3-xBcs1yivM0dz4wi_B08A/edit?usp=sharing

A few of you have asked for our class codes so I figured I’d share it with you all so your kiddos can log onto a few of our websites.

EPIC: nzn2107

Splash Math: OOCIQO

Scholastic News: sself6

Zearn: QB8D2F

I’d love to hear about what you and your child are doing while out of school! I’ve set up Google Doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bMIXsRk-fa_wtLpIDzFOsN4-OUHCWIToqQhHV9yzdWY/edit?usp=sharing that you all have access to edit if you’d like to share with the class what you’ve been up to! Hopefully this will be a fun way to continue to connect as a class while still practicing social distancing! Also, join Colonial Trail’s Facebook page if you have not done so already. Our staff will be posting daily updates and fun activities.

Stay safe! I hope to see you and your students soon.

Week of March 9-13

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – suffix – ful and less
Math – The student will name and write fractions represented by a set, region, or length model for halves, fourths, eighths, thirds, and sixths.
Social Studies – The student will describe how the contributions of selected individuals changed the lives of the Americans, with emphasis on Benjamin Franklin, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Rosa Parks.
Science – The student will investigate and understand that matter can exist in different phases.
Upcoming dates…
Tuesday, March 10 – Social Studies – Famous Americans Quiz
Wednesday, March 11 – Picture Day – send in group picture money only.
Thursday, March 12 – Symphony field trip-Please wear your class t-shirt

Friday, March 13 – Career Day

 

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

***** Don’t forget to join the PTA and consider making a direct donation!!!*****

A Message from CTES Admin Team

Dear Colonial Trail Families,

Thank you for your support for the Student Led Conference Initiative during the process leading up to Thursday’s big event!  We could not be prouder of each and every student for the time, effort, energy, and love that was put into the presentations of progress.  With all of the school programming, we can always improve. Therefore, we would ask that you share your thoughts today regarding the parent perspective.  Please take a quick moment to complete this three question survey linked here.

In partnership,

CTES Teachers and Administration

Week of February 24-28

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – The student will use inferencing skills to draw conclusions in nonfiction text.
Phonetic strategies – suffix – er and est
Math – The student will tell time and write time to the nearest five minutes, using analog and digital clocks.
Social Studies – The student will describe how the contributions of selected individuals changed the lives of the Americans, with emphasis on Benjamin Franklin, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Rosa Parks.
Upcoming dates…
Thursday, February 27 – Heritage Night Sign Up to Donate Here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AAAE28A5FE3-heritage
Tuesday, March 3 – No School
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Heritage Night

Heritage Night

Thursday, February 27th

CTES

6pm – 8pm

Join us for a trip Around the World at CTES’s Heritage Night. This year, we will feature a Parade of Nations and Desserts from Around the World after a brief performance from the 1st graders.

We are proud to have over 35 countries represented at CTES. Select students will be participating in the Parade of Nations by carrying their country’s flag of origin. Each country will be announced during the parade and after the parade the students will lead the audience into the halls for everyone to enjoy Desserts from Around the World. To display the desserts in an easy manner, we have divided our countries up into 6 regions. (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, North Asia & Middle East, India & South East Asia)

Here is what we need from you:

In order to make this event a success, we are asking families to make a dessert from their country of origin or any country they prefer.

Please consider helping us make this the best Heritage Night yet at CTES.

Visit the link below to sign up today.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AAAE28A5FE3-heritage

Week of February 17-21

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Use apostrophes in contractions and possessives.
Phonetic strategies – suffix – y and ly
Math – The student will tell time and write time to the nearest five minutes, using analog and digital clocks.
Social Studies – The student will describe how the contributions of selected individuals changed the lives of the Americans, with emphasis on Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
Upcoming dates…
Monday, February 17- Student Half Day
Tuesday, February 18 – Native American Test
Thursday, February 27 – Heritage Night
***** Don’t forget to join the PTA and consider making a direct donation!!!*****

Week of February 10-14

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry.
Phonetic strategies – prefix – mis and dis
Math – The student will use data from probability experiments to predict outcomes when the experiment is repeated.
Social Studies – The student will locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo.
Upcoming dates…
Tuesday, February 11 – American Indian Projects due
Thursday, Feb. 13 – Student Led Conferences – 3:30-5:30
Friday, Feb. 14 – Math – Probability Quiz
Friday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Exchange
***** Don’t forget to join the PTA and consider making a direct donation!!!*****

Week of February 3

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry.
Phonetic strategies – prefix – re
Math – estimating sums and differences, determining sums and differences using various methods, and creating and solving single and two-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Social Studies – locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of The Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest.
Upcoming dates…
Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Math Benchmark
Thursday, Feb. 6 – Math Unit Test – addition and subtraction with and without regrouping
Friday, Feb. 7 – Pueblo Quiz
Tuesday, February 11 – American Indian Projects due
Thursday, Feb. 13 – Student Led Conferences – 3:30-5:30
***** Don’t forget to join the PTA and consider making a direct donation!!!*****

Week of January 28

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Benchmark Review
Phonetic strategies – prefix – un
Math – Benchmark Review
Social Studies – locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of The Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest.

Upcoming dates…
Thursday, January 30 – Spirit Night at Longhorn 4-9
Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31 – Reading Benchmark
Friday, Jan. 31 – Lakota/Sioux quiz
Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Math Benchmark
Tuesday, February 11 – American Indian Projects due