Weekly Update 1/13/19

Happy Weekend!

I hope everyone stayed warm in this winter weather! We had a busy first full week back.  We began our PALS and F&P assessments and will continue throughout the month of January.  The students rehearsed with the rest of first grade for our upcoming winter musical performance. We finished up our unit on Maps and began a new unit on the Sun & Earth.

Here is what we are learning next week!

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 21st-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Students will have a holiday on Monday, January 28th.
  • Please come join us for our  First Grade Winter Concert and PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 29th.
  • There will be a PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s on Thursday, January 31st.


Weekly Update 1/6/19

Happy 2019!

I’m so excited for all the fun things we will learn in the new year!  The students enjoyed their break and seem happy to return to our daily routine.

We had a wonderful time at our Winter Party! The students loved wearing their pajamas to school and participating in a variety of STEM and winter themed activities throughout the day. Here are a few pictures from our day:

Please note that parent referrals for gifted identification for students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade are being accepted through January 18, 2019. Please submit referrals in writing (email is acceptable) to our Associate Principal, Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us.

Please check out what we are learning next week! Homework will be sent home on Monday, January 7th.

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 21st-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Students will have a holiday on Monday, January 28th.
  • Please come join us for our  First Grade Winter Concert and PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 29th.
  • There will be a PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s on Thursday, January 31st.

Have a great weekend!

Weekly Update 12/16/18

I hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend!  We have just 3 short days ahead before Winter Break! Our Winter Party will be this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.  Winter Break will be December 20th – January 2nd.

Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning January 3 to January 18, 2019.  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 January 18.  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.

Here’s what we are learning about next week!

Weekly Update 12/9/18

Happy Snow Day! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful snow.  This week we studied the seasonal change to winter.  We discussed how animals hibernate, migrate, or adapt and how people prepare for and enjoy the winter weather.  Students created life-sized drawings of children dressed for winter.

Here is what we are learning next week!

Upcoming Events:

December 19th: Winter Party 1-2pm

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break

Stay warm everyone!

Weekly Update 12/2/18

I hope everyone had a restful weekend.  I can’t believe it’s December already! During the month of December, our class will be participating in at 13 Days of Kindness Tree.  Each day, a new act of kindness will be revealed and each student will be “challenged” to complete the task.  I hope we can spread kindness throughout our school all month!

Here is what we are learning next week!

Important Dates to Remember: 

PTO Santa Waffle Dinner-December 5th

The PTO Santa Waffle Dinner is Wednesday, December 5th. This event is at Trevvett Elementary School at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door!

Interims go home December 7th

Principal’s New Year’s Breakfast

A letter about our Virginia School Report Card was sent home last week in the communication folder. The letter provided information about a Principal’s New Year’s Breakfast on December 4th at 8:00 am. This event is for parents and guardians to come and enjoy breakfast, build relationships with other families, ask questions and share concerns, and learn about our School Improvement Plan. If you are interested in joining Mrs. Broudy for breakfast, then please sign up using the link below:


Math YouTube Channel

Please visit this website to view step by step video tutorials of math instruction.


Please remember to send in your Box Tops! Thank you for supporting our school!

Weekly Update 11/16/18

It’s been another great week in first grade!  I am proud of how hard all of my students have been working and all the progress they are making! We have been studying blends in Reading, place value in Math, and famous Americans of Jamestown in Social Studies. Here is what we are learning about next week!

Some important dates next week: 

Monday, November 19, 2018 is picture day. If you would like to purchase pictures please return the order form with the package you wish to buy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Report cards will be sent home! We will have a brief awards ceremony at 1:00 in our classroom. A flyer was sent home in your child’s folder this week with more details. I will post pictures on the blog after the ceremony of your student. This is our last day before Thanksgiving break!

Please note that school will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, November 21st- Friday, November 23rd.

Weekly Update 11/8/18

Happy Friday everyone! Thank you to all the parents that came to parent teacher conferences this week.  I enjoyed meeting you all!   We spent some time this week learning about elections. We held a class election where we voted on a class stuffed animal.  The students made campaign posters and presented them to the class.

We also worked with words using l and r blends and retelling stories during reading.

What we are learning this week

We have a few important dates coming up.  Don’t forget the PAW Achievement trip is on Monday, November 12 and Thanksgiving break is November 21-23.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Weekly Update 11/3/18

I can’t believe it is already November! We have been working hard this week.  We spent time reviewing all the sight words we have learned this nine weeks.  We also read some fun fall books and did fall themed writing activities.

What we are learning about next week!

Tuesday, November 6th is a Student Holiday.

Thanks to those who have signed up for conferences next week.  If you would like to sign up for a conference please use my Sign Up Genius. I have also sent home a sign up paper in your student’s daily folder.  Conferences will be on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:30-11:00 am and Thursday, November 8th from 3:00-7:00 pm.  I look forward to meeting with you!

Next week is our school Book Fair. Please be sure to stop by and check it out!
The Book Fair is open daily next week and after school on Wednesday, November 7th until 4:30 and Thursday, November 8th from 4:00-7:30.

Have a great weekend!

Weekly Update 10/28

Good afternoon!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

I had an excellent first week getting to know my new students.  I enjoyed meeting all the parents and family members that came to breakfast on Monday morning.  We have been busy this week getting to know each other and working so hard.  Students collaborated on an animal habitat project.  Each group selected an animal to research and then built the animal’s habitat.  They did a great job working together and will share their finished projects with each other on Monday!

What we are learning 10/29-11/2

Please help support Fifth Grade’s Halloween Treats for Troops service project!  They are collecting candy for soldiers through Soldiers’ Angels from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2nd.  A flyer featuring student artwork was sent home this week . Boxes will be placed in the school lobby for donations. Thank you!