Still working on STUDYING!

Still working on STUDYING!

Good afternoon!  It is so very important that these students are STUDYING NIGHTLY.  They need to be LEARNING and FLUENT with their multiplication facts and they MUST review VA Studies.  It is imperative that the students are fluent with their facts.  We are moving into harder multiplication and division and without that basic fact knowledge it makes it difficult for them to understand.  Thank you for your continued support at home.  See announcements below:

  • PAW Achievement is Monday and we are taking 500 Tigers to Hermitage High School to  enjoy Junie B. Jones is not a Crook live on stage!  This is a reason to celebrate because this means that our student body is displaying our PAW values-Perseverance, Positive Attitude, and Great Work Ethic and having an amazing school experience.  Thanks to your outstanding participation and support of our Great American fall fundraiser, we are able to purchase tickets for our students to attend this event. Our students will get a fine arts experience and we are supporting the drama program at Hermitage. This is incredible community building and you are a great contributor. THANK YOU!
  • Continuing with our theme of building our community, Trevvett is collecting non-perishable food items November 12-16 to support Henrico Christmas Mother. We need canned food, crackers, cereal, pasta, and peanut butter. Please send in what you can! Here is a flyer for this event: Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer.pdf 
  • Veteran’s Day Program – Tuesday November 13th @ 8:30am
  • Friday November 16th – PTO Night at Panera
  • Young Scientist permission forms coming home MONDAY 11/12

RETEST!!!

RETEST!!!

Okay…So last Friday we took a math summative and it didn’t go as well as we would have liked BUT no worries Friday we have a retest!  We have spent the last two days and will continue to spend the rest of the week reviewing.  This way we will be ready to rock n roll on Friday for our retest:)

This week’s reminders:

  • Big Blast celebration Tuesday
  • Fall Book Fair starts November 2nd

Great Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so super proud of the boys and girls for several reasons this week!!!  First off, WOW!  We had a 71% pass rate on our Reading Summative this week which was up from a 42% the first week.  WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT.  What this tells me is that THEY CAN!!!  They are stepping up to MY challenge and meeting me at the place of those HIGH EXPECTATIONS I hold for each and everyone of them.  I could not be more proud.  This week is MATH and I am looking for those same postive results.  I have told the students I just want to see GROWTH.  One point is growth and as long as we continue to show growth, I know I am doing my job as their teacher!

Secondly, I am SO proud of how well they behaved at Jamestown.  There was a bit of complaining however it is a long day and considering, everyone did a FANTASTIC JOB!  Stay tuned for something I create for parents on our trip.  Should be out by the end of the week!

Please see this weeks reminders and announcements:

  • Math Summative is on Friday 10/26
  • Last week’s vocabulary will be tested on Tuesday 10/23
  • This week’s vocabulary will be testes on Friday 10/26
  • Tuesday, October 23  is our PTO Meeting and International Night starting at 6 pm.  Here is a message from our ESL Teacher, Ms. Robertson:  We are so thrilled to once again celebrate the many diverse cultures at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! On October 23rd at 6pm, we want all Tiger families to come out to share and learn more about each other’s culture. We are asking ALL families to bring various items like photos, maps, stamps, crafts, and even food dishes to create a display table for our multicultural fair. And don’t’ forget to wear your native attire! There will also be live entertainment including an Arabic, Spanish, and Nepali speaking interpreters. You don’t want to miss this exciting event! Return the RSVP form saying YES, you want to represent your culture!
  • Next week is also College and Career Awareness Week! Here is a flyer from our School Counselor, Ms. Bushey:  CCA Week Flyer (2).pdf 
  • We are celebrating National School Bus Safety Week. Our Student Council Association will provide a gift of appreciation to each driver. Please remind your students to say thank you to their bus drivers!
  • We are also celebrating National School Lunch Week. Our Lunch Monitors, Mr. Bennett and Ms. Johnson, and our Nutrition Service Staff, Ms. Roane, Ms. Kidd, Ms, Banks, Ms. Aziz, and Ms. Randolph, will enjoy a catered lunch and an hour lunch break next Friday. The school administrators, Mrs. Broudy, and Mrs. Rhoden, will serve students so that the cafe team can enjoy a lunch together! Please remind your students to say thank you to this wonderful staff for providing a great lunch program!

Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another day off and moving forward!!!

Another day off and moving forward!!!

Well we had Friday off thanks to Hurricane Michael.  I hope that everyone was able to rest and spend some time with their family and enjoy each others company.  I know that I share did!  Because we missed Friday, we have some assessments that we have to make up.  We will move forward with taking those assessments on Monday.  I know the boys and girls prepared for the tests for Friday so they should be ready to roll with taking them Monday!  Thank you for your attention to this!  Here are this week’s reminders:

  • ALL watershed posters are due MONDAY!!  This is the day they will be turned in to the County and they will not be accepted after Monday.  Thank you!
  • This week is Health and PE Success Week – take some time and do some physical activity with your child this week and celebrate this week!
    • During the week of Oct. 15th, parents will have the opportunity to join their children during their PE class!  Parents will get an in depth look at all of the amazing fitness and health concepts that we cover. The best news of all is that they will be able to take ideas home with them, so they can continue to build healthy lifestyles.  Please check in at the main office 10 minutes prior to your child’s scheduled PE time.  Make sure you wear your tennis shoes and proper workout clothing so you are able to participate in all of the activities alongside your child. ALSO, bring a photo of your family being physically active outside of school hours to place on our #TrevvettsFitFamilies bulletin board!
  • Trevvett Math Channel

    We reviewed our 2017-2018 math student data and have identified some areas to focus on this year. To support this effort, we want to offer academic support for you to help your child at home. I am pleased to share that we have created a math channel with video tutorials featuring your Trevvett teachers! Each month we will add videos with step by step tutorials, lesson examples, and support for your math learner. Please visit the channel to see what we have for the month of October: 

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Wd2xbNbqUhVom17rOOaOg

    Fundraiser

    THANK YOU for supporting our fall fundraiser! We raised about $19,600 through the Great American Big Blast program! Wow! As with any fundraiser, the company will retain a portion of the money and the remaining amount will be sent to the school. I am excited to share that we will have enough funds to support PAW Achievement, begin purchasing equipment and supplies for our STEAM classroom, and order 12 document cameras (we have added 2 teachers this fall due to increasing enrollment in K and 1). Our next fundraiser focus will be centered around literacy and purchasing books for the leveled book room. Thank you for your support!

  • Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after October 26.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

Making great gains!!!

Making great gains!!!

I am so proud of the students and the continued progress they are making.  We are still working on the process of independence but WOW have we made some drastic changes already.  I can tell the boys and girls are working hard at being self-starters, being motivated, and working independently.  These are all skills and strategies we will continue to work on.  Announcements for next week:

  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY – Columbus Day – Student Holiday
  • Tuesday 10/9 – PTO Bingo Night!  Come have some fun!
  • Wednesday 10/10 – MIX IT UP DAY at lunch!!  This is for Bullying Prevention Month!
  • Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after October 26.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.
  • PLEASE SEND IN YOUR JAMESTOWN MONEY!!  THE TRIP IS APPROACHING VERY QUICKLY AND WE HAVE TO GET THE MONEY IN!  $33 FOR STUDENTS AND $35 FOR CHAPERONES.  AS OF NOW I ONLY HAVE 2 CHAPERONES AND I CAN TAKE 5….PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO CHAPERONE!!!  THANK YOU!
  • If you have not paid for StoryWorks or Young Scientist, please also send in that $5 ASAP.  Thank you!

A GREAT WEEK!

A GREAT WEEK!

Well we are officially done with Week 3 and still have not had a complete week of school (hahaha).  We are still adapting to new procedures in Rm. 13 and need constant reminder to have ALL supplies, folders, and notebooks at our desk DAILY.  Some of us are visiting our bookbags 2 or 3 times to get those things out.  However, starting MONDAY they will not be allowed to visit their bookbags once the bell rings.  We are teaching responsibility and organization and FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS which is located on the board every single morning.  Please talk to your child about the importance of this.  We did successfully complete our math and reading NWEA tests and during conferences I will talk to you about scores.

Starting in October, I will start meeting with you for parent/teacher conferences instead of trying to get you all in on November 6th.  So please sign up for a slot that you can come after school to replace the 6th.  I like to spend a bit more time with each of you on the first conference.  Thank you so much!

9/17 – 9/21

9/17 – 9/21

Math homework for the week can be found HERE

Reading homework – Continue to read to someone or read to self for at least 10 minutes a night.  We will transition into weekly reading passages soon.

Jamestown/Yorktown permission forms will come home Monday – please be on the lookout!

VA Studies – Students will need to study VA and its bordering states as well as the regions of VA.  You can find helpful study guides HERE.

9/17 – 9/21

9/17 – 9/21

Math:

4.1   The student will

 

  • read, write, and identify the place and value of each digit in a nine-digit whole number;
  • compare and order whole numbers expressed through millions; and
  • round whole numbers expressed through millions to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousa

 

Reading:

 4.5c Identify the main idea

Vocabulary/Word Analysis:

    4.4a Use context to clarify meanings of unfamiliar words

Writing:

4.7a Identify intended audience

4.7b Focus on one aspect of a topic

4.7c Use a variety of pre-writing strategies

VA Studies:

VS.2  The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the physical geography and the lives of the native peoples, past and present, of Virginia by

a) locating Virginia and its bordering states on maps of the United States;
b) locating and describing Virginia’s Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and  Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau; and
c) locating and identifying water features important to the early history of Virginia (Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, James River, York River, Potomac River, Rappahannock River, Lake Drummond, and the Dismal Swamp).

BUSY WEEK!

BUSY WEEK!

Well after a day off ALREADY:) we should all be rested and ready to tackle our jam packed week!  We are still getting accustomed to the rules in Rm. 13 and learning the procedures for how math, reading, writing, science and VA Studies.  One things specifically that we have talked a lot about is DOING OUR BEST WORK!  We seem to want to rush through assignments just so we do not have to do work.  This is something we will continue to work on daily moving forward.  This week we will:

  • NWEA MAPS Reading Test – Monday 9/17
  • NWEA MAPS Math Test – Friday 9/21
  • Start place value in math
  • Move into VA Studies – Bordering States
  • Learn the writing process in writing
  • Continue with F&P testing and will soon be moving into our reading groups

I look forward to a great week!