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!!!*****