Blog update for the week of 3/23

Hi Parents and Families of 205!

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 yesterday, schools won’t open back up for the remainder of this academic year. 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

I am also sharing some of our class codes with you all so your kiddos can log onto a few of our websites.

EPIC: kwg8459

Zearn: UY3H4Q

 

Also, join Colonial Trail’s Facebook page if you have not done so already. Our staff will be posting daily updates and fun activities.

 

I am deeply saddened that we will not finish the year together and I am missing my students terribly! Please give your child an extra hug from me! As I find out information pertaining to the remainder of our academic year, I will keep you updated.

Blog Update for the 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
Friday, March 13 – Career Day

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Blog Update for the week of March 2-6

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – suffix – ed and ing
Math – The student will tell time and write time to the nearest five minutes, using analog and digital clocks. The student will read temperature to the nearest 10 degrees.
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…
Monday, March 2 – Friday, March 6 – CTES celebrates Dr. Seuss
Tuesday, March 3 – No School
Wednesday, March 4 – Math – Telling Time Test
Tuesday, March 10 – Social Studies – Famous Americans Quiz

Blog Update for the 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 6pm – 8pm  Please sign up to bring a desert from your home country: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AAAE28A5FE3-heritage

Tuesday, March 3 – No School

Please take a moment to complete the student led conference survey at this link if you participated in this:

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**Please send in healthy snacks for your children, such as fruits, cheese, crackers.  I don’t consider donuts, cookies, cakes/pastries or chocolate to be a healthy snack.  The sugar pumps them up and then their energy/focus drops so much later after eating these types of foods. Also, our classroom supply of snacks is getting low  – if someone would consider donating a box of individually wrapped crackers or fruit snacks, I would really appreciate it.  These are used for when your children forget their snacks, so they will at least have a little something. Thank you so much!

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Blog Update for the 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
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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

Blog Update for the week of Feb. 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 ** see info below to sign up

Friday, Feb. 14 – Math – Probability Quiz
Friday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Exchange
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Hello Parents!

Student-Led Conferences will be held next Thursday, February 13. We hope that this new conference format will be a vehicle to inspire your child to take a more active role in their learning.

Sign up for a time slot to experience your student in the “driver’s seat” of their academic achievements. They have been working very hard to prepare for this. Your student will lead you through a reflection of reading and writing data progress and personal goals for this school year. Please sign up below (only one slot per student) and I can’t wait for you to see your student’s work!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084faca929a46-2ndgrade4

There will also be a math night that evening sponsored by Mathnasium! Come learn about fun math games for your students to play and enjoy!

Heritage Night

Dear CTES Families, 

We’re excited to announce that our CTES Heritage Night will be on Thursday, February 27th from 6pm-8pm. Please click on the SignUp Genius link below to read about the event and to sign up to help us make it a success. We need support from our CTES Families to make this event amazing. So thank you in advance for your time and dedication! 

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

Go Cubs!!

Heather Kirschner

CTES PTA President

Blog Update for the week of February 3-7

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
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Blog Update for the week of January 28-31

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

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Blog Update for the week of January 21-24

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Use word-reference materials including dictionaries, glossaries, and indices.
Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns – ire/ore
Math – Determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction. Discuss estimating sums and differences and how rounding can be helpful when solving addition and subtraction problems.
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…
Wednesday, January 22 – Powhatan Quiz
Monday, January 27 – No School – Student Holiday/Staff Planning Day
Thursday, January 30 – Spirit Night at Longhorn 4-9
Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31 – Reading Benchmark
Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4  – Math Benchmark
Tuesday, February 11 – American Indian Projects due

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Blog Update for the week of Jan 13-17

What are we learning this week?

Language Arts – Ask and answer questions using the text for support, Use word-reference materials including dictionaries, glossaries, and indices.Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns – ear-eer
Math – Determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.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…
Friday, January 17 – Subtraction with regrouping quizMonday, January 20 – No School – Martin Luther King HolidayFriday, January 24 – Winter Party – see email from room parents
Monday, January 27 – No School – Student Holiday/Staff Planning DayJanuary 30 and 31 – Reading Benchmark testingThursday, January 30 – Spirit Night at Longhorn 4-9February 3 & 4 – Math benchmark testingTuesday, February 11 – American Indian Projects due***** Don’t forget to join the PTA and consider making a direct donation!!!*****

Blog Update for the week of Jan 6 – 10

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Ask and answer questions using the text for support.Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns  R controlled are/air
Math – Determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.Upcoming dates…
Friday, January 10 – 2-digit addition with regrouping quizTuesday, January 14 – Science testFriday, January 17 – 2 digit subtraction with regrouping quiz

Blog Update for the week of Dec. 16-20

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Identify the main idea when reading nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns  UI/EW
Math – Estimate sums and differences, determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.
Social Studies – Describe winter holidays in different cultures.

Upcoming dates…
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Young Scientists Lesson – in classroom
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Math quiz – two digit addition and subtraction without regrouping
Dec. 23- Jan. 3 – Winter Break; School starts on Monday, Jan. 6
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Blog Update for the week of Dec. 9-13

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Identify the main idea when reading nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns  UI/EW
Math – Estimate sums and differences, determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Dec. 9 – Half day for students
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 5th grade performance – 7pm

Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Math quiz on addition and subtraction without regrouping
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Spirit Week – week of Dec. 9-13

Spirit Week – Week of Dec. 9-13

Dec. 9 – 13

        • Mustache Monday
        • Twisted Tuesday (teachers dress like students/students like teachers)
        • Wicked Wednesday – Heroes and Villains (Are you a hero or a villain? You decide and dress like your favorite hero or your favorite villain)
        • Throwback Thursday (Dress in your favorite decade)
        • Footie Friday (Wear your favorite PJs)

Bonus Day!!! Friday, Dec. 20th

        • Tacky Sweater Day! Wear your favorite tacky holiday or winter gear!

 

Blog Update for the week of Dec. 2-6

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Identify the main idea when reading nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel I patterns – igh, y, icc
Math – Estimate sums and differences, determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.

Upcoming dates…
Friday, Dec. 6 – Cubs Night In – 5:45-8:30
Monday, Dec. 9 – Half day for students
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 5th grade performance – 7pm
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Blog Update for the week of Nov. 18-22

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel O patterns – OA, OW
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit, put numbers in order of value, and compare 3-digit numbers, identify 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less than a given number, round 2-digit numbers to the nearest ten.
Social Studies – Identify major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features of the U.S.
Science – Identify living and nonliving things, identify what animals need to survive.

Upcoming dates…
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – U.S. Geography Quiz – Social Studies
Friday, Nov. 22 – Place Value test – Math
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Turkey Trot Fun Run – k-2 @ 9:15-9:45

***** Don’t forget to join the PTA and consider making a direct donation!!!***** We have 6 out 24 families who have joined or donated to the PTA – thank you so much for your contributions!

Blog Update for the week of Nov. 11-15

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel E patterns.
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit, put numbers in order of value, and compare 3-digit numbers.
Social Studies – Learn about Veterans Day, identify major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features of the U.S.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Assembly – 9:00-9:45
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Spirit Night @ Anant – 5-9:30
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – Last day to bring in canned goods and non-perishable foods!
Friday, Nov. 15 – Place Value/Comparing Quiz – Math
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – U.S. Geography Quiz – Social Studies

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Blog Update for the week of Nov. 4-8

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel A patterns.
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit.
Social Studies – Geography – develop map skills by using globes and maps of the U.S. and the world.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Nov. 4 – CogAt testing, parent/teacher conferences
Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Student Holiday
Wednesday, Nov. 6 – CogAt testing
Friday, Nov. 8 – CogAt testing
Monday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Assembly – 9:00-9:45
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – field trip to Maymont

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Blog Update for the week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Preview selections using text features including table of contents, headings, pictures, captions, and maps. Phonetic strategies using r controlled vowels.
Math – Graphing – review bar graphs and pictographs; organizing data into lists and tables.

Upcoming dates…
Thursday, Oct. 24 – Thursday, Oct. 31 – CTES Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – After School Enrichment classes begin.
Mon., Nov. 4 – Math test – Graphing

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

**Chaperones have been chosen for our field trip to Maymont.  Thank you so much for showing interest in volunteering to chaperone – I had so many parents who shared an interest in doing this, but we were only allowed to take 3.  There will be another trip this year needing chaperones, so I hope that if you were not chosen this time, you will be able to go at another time.

**Please consider sending in items for our STEM lessons.  The 2nd grade team is planning to have some type of STEM or workshop involving student collaboration most Wednesdays this school year, so many supplies will be needed!  I greatly appreciate any and all donations for these fun activities for the children!

Blog Update for the week of October 21-25

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Making and confirm predictions using non-fiction texts, phonics – vowel e patterns
Math – Test – Oct. 21 –  Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers – Next topic is Graphing
Social Studies – Voting in Elections

Upcoming dates…
Mon., Oct. 21 – Math test
Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Mix It Up at Lunch
Thurs., Oct. 24 – Fall Family Picnic 6-8 on the bus loop and the Book Fair begins.
Monday, Oct. 28 – Student Half Day

 Blog Update for the week of October 14-18

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Making and confirm predictions, phonics – vowel o patterns
Math – Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers
Social Studies – describe why United States citizens celebrate Columbus Day and describe Cesar Chavez’s contributions to the labor movement.

Upcoming dates…

Wed., Oct. 16 – Spirit Night at Potbelly 4-9
Friday, Oct. 18  – deadline to register for After School Enrichment classes
Mon., Oct. 21 – Math unit test – place value, ordering, comparing, rounding, and 10 more/10 less
Thurs., Oct. 24 – Fall Family Picnic 6-8 on the bus loop and the Book Fair begins.

 

Fall parent teacher conference sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080448A8A922A1FC1-fall2

 

October 7th updates:

Language Arts –Making connections, set purpose for reading phonics review – short and long u

Math – Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers

Science – Weathering and Erosion – Test on Friday, Oct. 11

September 30th updates:

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts –Connect previous experiences to new texts, set purpose for reading phonics review – short and long a

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, identify patterns – repeating and growing, begin place value, comparing and ordering numbers

Science – Weathering and Erosion

September 24th updates:

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – subject/predicate, complete/incomplete sentences, demonstrate connect previous experiences to new texts, text-text, text-self, text-world connections, phonics review – short and long i

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, identify patterns – repeating and growing

Science – Weather

September 18th updates:

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – subject/predicate, complete/incomplete sentences, demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts, phonics review – sh, wh, th, and ch.

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s; odd/even numbers;  basic addition/subtraction facts

Social Studies –  quiz on symbols

Science – Weather

September 10th updates:

Important Reminders!
-Students can return their library books and get new books any day of the week!
-Make sure your child wears PE shoes on PE days.
-If you are sending lunch money to school, please put it in a sealed envelope with your child’s first and last name on it and lunch number.
-Please check your child’s gold communication folder daily.  Clear out completed/graded papers.  Check for homework sheets and any other important information that may require payment or a parent signature.  This folder goes to and from school/home each day.

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – phoneme and blend work, read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts, ask and answer questions using the text as support.

Writing – Creating an anchor chart of “Back to School” ideas and write a story using a topic from the list.

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s; Count backward by tens from 120; identify, describe, create, extend, and transfer patterns found in objects, pictures, and numbers.

Social Studies – Symbols and Traditions

 

 

 

 

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