Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 31 to April 3

March 31 to April 3

Lang. Arts-  This week all groups will be reading a multi-level book called Two Kettles.  Students will be making predictions before reading the story and revising or confirming their predictions as they read.  Students will be working on the comprehension strategy of cause and effect with the story.

Math-  Students will be picking up where we left of in Multiplication with the 7′s and moving on through the 12′s.  Once we have finished covering all the the multiplication tables we will move into 2 by 1 digit multiplication   It is very important that students review their multiplication facts each night, we are making flash cards in class that they will bring home at the end of the week.

Science-  We have begun our last new unit for the year!  Students are learning about food chains and animal adaptations.  This week students will have their MP3 test on Thursday, this will help us to see what we will need to review before SOL’s in May.  An SOL schedule will be coming out in a few weeks.

Social Studies-  MP3 test on Friday, will cover all that we have learned since the beginning of the year.  All notes are in your child’s binder and are full of information to help them study.

Words of the Week-  adaptation, camouflage, mimicry, food, water, nocturnal, migrate, hibernation, protect, shelter, learned, and instinct

Rescheduled HIP/HOP program

Rescheduled HIP/HOP program

Who:  YOU! Highly Involved Parents

What:  HIP/HOP night

When:  Tuesday April 1, 2014

 Check-in: 5:45 pm

           Sessions start: 6:00 pm

Where:  Byrd Elementary School

BONUS:  Earn a gift for your child and a chance at Kroger gift cards


Session choices (Choose only one):

  1. Responsibility:  Growing Great Citizens
  2. Improving Memory:  “I Have to Remember All That?”

3.   Social Skills: Fun Activities for Building A Child’s Social Skills

4.   Educational Technology:  The App Generation-Accessing

Quality Content on your Smart Device

5.  Reading:  Supporting Your K-2 Reader

  1. Music Matters:  Using Music to Learn

7.  Essex Bank: How to Start Saving for College, NOW!


More information on these topics at:   or see the back of this sheet.


*If you signed up for the previous March 18th session, you may still attend your requested sessions.


*If you have not signed up for a session and wish to attend, PLEASE COME.  You may choose a session at the door.


Come to support the following programs on April 1st

The Scholastic Book Fair will be from 4-6

HIP/HOP will be from 6-6:30

Science Fair for 4th & 5th grade will start at 6:30  

Yearbook Sales

Yearbook Sales

>>>>>>>Yearbook Info<<<<<<<


Early Bird Pricing Extended

to Monday, March 24!

Due to inclement weather, Early Bird pricing of just $17.00 has been EXTENDED TO MONDAY, MARCH 24TH!  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase this year’s YEARBOOK at a reduced price.

To order a yearbook(s) for your student(s), please complete and return the Yearbook Order Form, which is located on the back of the flyer sent home with your child. We will accept “Early Bird” yearbook orders (just $17) through March 24, after that time, the regular price of the book will be $20.00.


Don’t forget – You can also order online by going to:  (Yearbook ID 10310614)

All major credit cards accepted.

March & April Scholastic Book Order

March & April Scholastic Book Order

Good news! This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together. Each flyer is filled with grade-specific, affordable titles.

Place your order online at or return the order form and payment to me. Ordering online is the easiest way to ensure I get your order on time. Also, there are more books to choose from as well as teacher recommendations.

Remember, for every book you order, our class earns FREE Books and supplies!

Thank you for your support!

Books make wonderful gifts! Please let me know if your order includes a gift, and I will contact you when it arrives.

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  •  VISIT
  •  ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (GMQ6R)
  •  SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  •  All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

We can all make a difference!

We can all make a difference!

I can,

You can,

We can all make a difference!

BES is having a canned food drive to

benefit the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services.



When: Monday 3/10 – Tuesday 3/18 (Title 1 HIP HOP NIGHT)

What to bring:  canned items (soup, vegetables, fruit, tuna, etc.)

BES Goal: Our goal is to line the cans up so they

wrap around the inside wall of the entire school!

March 6 to 14

March 6 to 14

Is anyone else ready for spring?  This week into next week we will be hard at work making up for all of these snow days!

Lang. Arts-  We will continue working with non-fiction text about ecosystems, this will also help us with our science unit on ecosystems.  While I am meeting with reading groups partners and individuals will be working on their ecosystem posters.  Groups will be reading the following books and working on the corresponding skills.

Deserts Dry- asking and answering questions to understand the text using a KWLS chart, compare and contrast details from different deserts, using adjectives, and the meaning and use of the suffix -est

Coral Reefs – ask and answer questions to understand the text with a KWLS chart, identify the main idea and supporting details, understand and use prepositions, and placing words into alphabetical order

Prairies Alive – asking and answering questions to understand the text with a KWLS chart, compare and contrast different grasslands, use of a dash as punctuation, and fluently read symbols, numbers, and abbreviations within the text

Math-  We will begin working on Geometry by the end of this unit students should be able to:

  • Identify examples of points, line segments, rays, angles, and lines.
  • Draw representations of points, line segments, rays, angles, and lines, using a ruler.
  • Understand how to identify and describe plane and solid geometric figures by using relevant characteristics.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between plane and solid figures.


Social Studies-  Students will continue to learn about Famous Americans.  They will be learning about the following famous americans this week:

  • Rosa Parks: She was an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a public bus as was required by law many years ago. She helped to bring about changes in laws and worked so that all people would have equal rights.
  • Thurgood Marshall: He was a lawyer who defended people at a time when not all people had equal rights. He was the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.: He was an African American minister who worked for equal rights for all people. He helped bring about changes in laws through peaceful means.
  • Cesar Chavez: He was a Mexican American who worked to improve conditions for farm workers.
Next week we will celebrate Dr. Seuss week!  Monday will be crazy socks day!  
Tuesday, we will have a presentation from Virginia Opera.
Friday evening beginning at 6:15, we will have the annual PTA Dinner and Silent Auction.