STEM Camp Day 3

Students worked in teams of three to make ice cream in a bag.

Watching how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen!

Chocolatier, Ms. Walker, makes chocolate ice cream that doesn’t melt.

 

Full Steam Ahead Day

We had a great day working with Miss Kuykendall and Mrs. DeLong’s class designing baskets for Little Red Riding Hood. Students worked in groups to design a basket that would hold grandma cookies and could be carried across the room.(box of Teddy Grahams). The basket had to have a handle, be made of at least 3 materials, and be beautiful!

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Field Day Info

Goochland Elementary School

SUPER HERO ACADEMY

PTA Field Day Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Mission Schedule

          Time Slot                Field Games                          Super Activities

8:30-9:30                     Kindergarten                        First Grade

9:30-10:30                  First Grade                            Kindergarten

10:30-11:30                Second Grade                        Third Grade

11:30-12:30                Third Grade                          Second Grade

12:30-1:30                  Fourth Grade                       Fifth Grade

1:30-2:30                    Fifth Grade                          Fourth Grade

 

Super Activities & Treats

Field Games with Special Agent Jackson

Training Course and Super Jump (Inflatables)

Splash Down (Dunk Tank) Hero ID Station (temporary tattoos)

“Cape” walk • Power Up Snack Station

Ice Man Brain Freeze Snow Cones • Spiderman’s Web Candy • Hulk Smash Corn

 

Super Volunteers are Needed for All Positions

 

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Please contact us if you have any questions or call GES at 556-5321

SUPER HERO ACADEMY

Field Day May 26th

 

Setup (6am-8am)

 Power Up Station (Snacks) • Splash Down Sidekick (Dunk Tank)

Training Course & Super Jump (Inflatables)

Serving Snow Cones • Cotton Candy • Pop Corn

ID Station (temporary tattoos) •the “Cape” walk

Field Games with Mr. Jackson • Cleanup (2:30-3:30)

 

If you’d like to Earn Super Volunteer Status,

Please choose a time slot below and our Secret Agents

will assign you a mission or

 Visit our Sign Up Genius To Choose Your Own

http://tinyurl.com/GESfieldDay2015

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PTA Field Day May 26th

Super Volunteer Sign-Up

6:00-7:00 ______________________ 11:00-11:30    ______________________

7:00-8:00 ______________________ 11:30-12:00    ______________________

8:30-9:00 ______________________ 12:00-12:30    ______________________

9:00-9:30        ______________________ 12:30-1:00       ______________________

9:30-10:30      ______________________ 1:00-1:30 ______________________

10:00-10:30    ______________________ 1:30-2:30 ______________________

10:30-11:00    ______________________ 2:30-3:30 ______________________

Name___________________________________   Contact Info (Phone or Email) ______________________

 

Please contact us if you have any questions or call GES at 556-5321

Don’t Forget to RSVP for Field Day and Pastries with Parents

May 4-8, 2015

Since it is getting hotter, please remember: flip flops are not allowed. Students need to have a strap on their sandals and tennis shoes are still the preferred shoe for playground safety. Also, spaghetti strap shirts and/or dresses are against school dress code. Please remember shorts should also be worn under dresses and/or skirts. Thank you so much for your cooperation in helping your child be properly dressed for school.

Upcoming Dates:

May 13th: K is having a puppeteer visit our classroom.

May 25: Memorial Day: No School

May 26th: Field Day at GES

May 27: Field Trip to Alvis Farm and Hidden Rock Park: Please don’t forget to return your child’s permission form quickly so we know how many to expect. The cost of the trip is $7 per student. I already have my allotted chaperones riding the bus so anyone else wishing to chaperone will need to drive separately and pay $3 per person for lunch. ALL CHAPERONES MUST COMPLETE THE NECESSARY BACKGROUND CHECK THROUGH CENTRAL OFFICE. We will be leaving school at 9:45am and returning around 3:00pm.

May 29: Pastries with Parents, 8:30am. Please rsvp to this event soon. Students will be singing song to parents, and we will have special gifts for parents. Students will also receive their kindergarten certificates on this day. There is not a kindergarten graduation, but a time to showcase how much we love our families. There will also be a class slideshow immediately following in our room. We hope you can join us!

May 29th: Last day of school, 1:00 dismissal

 

Math:

learning about fractions

making fraction pizzas

reviewing adding coins

 

Language Arts:

Fundations Unit 5, week 4: We will not be sending home anymore Fundations homework this year.

spring journal writing

learning how to draw animal and writing good sentences about them

 

Science:

learning about animal groups: fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects

 

Social Studies:

practicing our songs for Pastries for Parents Day

 

 

First Week of May

May 4-8, 2015

Upcoming Dates:

May 25: Memorial Day: No School

May 27: Field Trip to Alvis Farm and Hidden Rock Park: Permission forms going home this week. Please return form and $7 to cover cost of trip. Chaperones riding the bus will need to pay $7. Chaperones may also drive separately and pay $3 per person for lunch. ALL CHAPERONES MUST COMPLETE THE NECESSARY BACKGROUND CHECK THROUGH CENTRAL OFFICE. We will be leaving school at 9:45am and returning around 3:00pm.

May 29: Pastries with Parents, 8:30am. Last day of school, 1:00 dismissal

 

Math:

adding coins

design our own coin engineering

 

Language Arts:

Fundations Unit 5, week 3

Writing thank you letters

spring journal writing

 

Science:

living/non-living

learning about animal groups

 

Social Studies:

community helpers continued

 

 

Worm Day

Worm Day was so much fun. We learned the parts of the earthworm and why they are so important to the earth. We measured our worms and used magnifying glasses to look at them more closely. DSC06682 DSC06683 DSC06684

Picture Money Due, Thursday, April 30

April 27-May 1, 2015

Upcoming Dates:

April 30th: GES Talent Show, 6:30pm, Interims Go Home

Please return Strawbridge pictures and/or money by Thursday.

 

Math:

addition and subtraction

money review

counting to 100

positional words

 

Language Arts:

Fundations Unit 5, week 2

sight word drills

reading for comprehension skills

 

Science:

life cycle of plants

learning about earthworms

 

Social Studies:

community helpers

making doctor’s bags and policeman vests

 

Mark Your Calendars:

May 25: Memorial Day: no school

May 27: Field Trip to Alvis Farm and Hidden Rock Park and End of the Year Get Together

May 29th: Last Day of School, Pastries with Parents, 8:30am

 

April 20-25

This week:

Fundations, Unit 5, week 1

Language Arts

reading for fluency and comprehension

tapping sounds

spelling three letter words

digraphs and blends

Math:

subtraction

adding money: nickels and pennies

using a calculator

Science:

Life cycle of plants

Earth Day

Social Studies:

community helpers

Enjoy Your Spring Break!

April 13-17, 2015

I hope each and everyone of you enjoy your break and have a relaxing time! Here is what we hope to accomplish the week we get back.

 

A special thanks to all who sent in candy for our candy hunt.

Upcoming dates:

April 30th: GES Talent Show

 

Math:

addition

starting subtraction

money review

time review

 

Language Arts:

Fundations Unit 4, week 4

sight word drills

spelling CVC words-focusing each day on a different short vowel

digraphs: sh, th, ch, wh, ck

comprehension skills

sequencing a story

retelling a story

 

Science:

life cycle of a butterfly

making caterpillars and butterflies

 

 

Social Studies:

reviewing 7 Habits of Happy Kids

 

Guest Readers: Our guest readers have been doing a fabulous job reading to the class. Let me know if your child changes his/her mind and would like to participate. Being a guest reader is totally optional.

 

Also, please don’t forget your child needs a snack everyday and should return his/her reading book each week, preferably on the very next day.

 

 

 

 

Please Donate Candy for Our Hunt

March 30-April 3, 2015

Upcoming dates:

 

April 3rd: no ice cream today! Candy Hunt and party, 2:30pm. Please do not forget to send in bags of individually wrapped candy. No peanuts or tree nut products please!

 

April 6-10, 2015: Spring Break: Hope you have some quality family time together!

 

 

Math:

addition

working through story problems

skip counting and counting to 100 review

 

Language Arts:

Fundations Unit 4, week 3

sight word drills

spelling CVC words-focusing each day on a different short vowel

digraphs: sh, th, ch, wh, ck

comprehension skills

sequencing a story

retelling a story

 

Science:

life cycle of chickens

 

Social Studies:

making an Egg tree

spring trees

bunny story writiing

 

Guest Readers: Don’t forget, we will no longer have show and tell. Various student readers will be reading to the class during that time. Thanks for allowing your child time to practice reading fluently.

 

 

 

 

Building a Bed for Goldilocks

Today, K students worked in groups to try to build a bed for Goldilocks. The bed had to:

be made with keva planks

stand on its own

be 8 unifix cubes wide

long enough for Goldilocks (a Barbie) to fit head to toe

have a pillow and blanket

This ended up being a very challenging activity. Most groups could not complete the challenge. We still had fun and I learned we need to learn more about measurement.

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Spring Pictures, March 26th

March 23-27, 2015

Upcoming dates:

March 23rd: Regular school day. Snow make- up day. Parent/Teacher Conferences for Mrs. Alvis will be from 3:15-5:15pm. If you would like to meet with me and I cannot accommodate you during this time, then I can schedule you during my planning or I can do a phone conference. Please call the office if you would like to make appointment.

March 26th: Spring Picture Day

March 27: Report Cards Sent Home

 

Math:

addition

using a number line

adding with dice

 

Language Arts:

Fundations Unit 4, week 2

sight word drills

spelling CVC words-focusing each day on a different short vowel

digraphs: sh, th, ch, wh, ck

comprehension skills

sequencing a story

retelling a story

 

Science:

life cycle of frogs and chickens

animal needs

 

Social Studies:

citizenship

leadership

 

Guest Readers: Don’t forget, we will no longer have show and tell. Various student readers will be reading to the class during that time. Thanks for allowing your child time to practice reading fluently.

 

 

 

 

American Legion

Goochland American Legion Post 215 will sponsor a mini-parade for boys and girls under twelve years of age at 9 AM prior to our traditional Memorial Day services. Each participant will receive an American flag and instruction on basic military marching commands. Dress is white blouses and tan skirts for girls and white shirts and tan pants for boys.
We view this as an opportunity for young people to reflect on the sacrifices our departed veterans have made to protect our freedoms and way of life.
Would you kindly make your faculty, staff, students and parents aware of this event and keep us informed of the likely number of participants?

Naglieri Testing

K students will be taking the Naglieri test on Wed, March 20th of this week. There is no preparation for the test except to please make sure your child gets a good night’s rest and arrives to school on time.

PTA Auction Agreement

PTA Silent Auction night is March, 19th. If you are interested in bidding on teacher time for your student, please read the agreement below.

 

Teacher Time Auction Prize Agreement:

Teachers

 

Donated certificates, vouchers or tickets will be provided to the winner for Teacher Time auction prizes.

You are not expected to spend any money out of pocket unless you choose to.  Reimbursement from the PTA may be agreed upon in advance in certain cases where donated certificates are not available.

It will be expressed to parents/guardians in written form:

  1. One ticket is for the Teacher, the remaining ticket(s) are for student (and guest if applicable)
  2. To provider transportation to and from activity location
  3. Parents/Guardians are to contact you via email or school phone to coordinate date and time
  4. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come along, but must pay their own way
  5. Cell phone numbers (for emergency contact only) should be exchanged between parents /guardians and teachers
  6. Pick up time and location should be agreed upon in advance
  7. Please make arrangements to use by June 30, 2015

 

 

Teacher Time Auction Prize Agreement:

Parent or Guardian

 

Donated certificates, vouchers or tickets will be provided to you for Teacher Time auction prizes.

 

Teachers should not be expected to spend any money out of pocket unless they choose to.

 

Parents / Guardians will be expected to:

  1. Provider transportation to and from activity location
  2. Contact the teacher you via email provided or school phone to coordinate date and time
  3. Are welcome to come along, but must pay their own way (or use guest ticket if applicable)
  4. Cell phone numbers (for emergency contact only) should be exchanged between parents /guardians and teachers
  5. Pick up time and location should be agreed upon in advance
  6. Students are expected to behave as they would on at school
  7. Please make arrangements to use by June 30, 2015
  8. Sign copy for PTA records


 

 

Teacher Time Auction Prize Agreement:

For PTA Records

 

Donated certificates, vouchers or tickets will be provided to you for Teacher Time auction prizes.

 

Teachers should not be expected to spend any money out of pocket unless they choose to.

 

Parents / Guardians will be expected to:

  1. Provider transportation to and from activity location
  2. Contact the teacher you via email provided or school phone to coordinate date and time
  3. Are welcome to come along, but must pay their own way (or use guest ticket if applicable)
  4. Cell phone numbers (for emergency contact only) should be exchanged between parents /guardians and teachers
  5. Pick up time and location should be agreed upon in advance
  6. Please make arrangements to use by June 30, 2015
  7. Students are expected to behave as they would on at school

 

 

Yes, I agree to the terms of the Teacher Time prize agreement.

 

_______________________________________________________                       ______________________________________________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian                                      Name of student (guests to be determined later)

Today’s Date 3/19/2015

Measuring

This week, we learned about measuring with non-standard forms of measurement. The students had fun working with a partner measuring with index cards. Student measured the length of an arm, leg, and from head to foot.