Monday, April 23, 2018

REMEMBER: Please bring back pink forms ASAP with two proofs of residency included!

Classroom behavior has been slipping these past few weeks!!! Administration has notified all staff to tighten up behaviors, as they tend to become lax towards the end of the year. Please remind your child of the expectations and rules at school, which can be found in the agenda on pages 4-6. Repeated offenses will result in an office referral.

Here is the update for this week!

Reading: In reading, we are continuing to read Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. We will have a test over chapters 3-6 on Friday.

Writing: In writing, we will be writing poetry pieces!

Science/Social Studies: We will be finishing up Animal Adaptations with a quiz on Wednesday. Then, we will be moving onto Social Studies to talk about The New Nation.

Math: We are reviewing geometry this week and will be working on an in-class project that will be due on Friday.

Spelling: Spelling words are back this week! Students were given their lists this morning, and the words are up on my Spelling City page. Our spelling test will be Friday.

Have a great week!

-Ms. Allison

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IMPORTANT: Pink Forms

Please send in your completed pink 2018 intent form as soon as possible! This form is extremely important!!!

Also, please make sure you are sending in TWO updated proofs of residency with your pink form, even if your address has not changed. I am sending back all of the forms that I have received so far so that you can attach these required documents. Proof of residency include home ownership title or lease or rental agreement and a current utility bill (power, gas, or water).

Thank you for getting these back to me ASAP!

Tutoring

Now that Milestones are over, we have finished covering all of our math standards for the year.

Due to this, there will be no more early morning tutoring for the remainder of the year.

Thank you!

Field Day 2018 Reminder

The staff at Teasley would like to remind you that Field Day is fast approaching. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders will have their fun on Thursday, May 10th and 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will have theirs on Friday, May 11th. This is a great opportunity for family members to volunteer, so please save the date. An online sign-up form will be sent out in the very near future, but should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact Coach Homansky at eric.homansky@cobbk12.org or Coach Sonny at sonny.sessions@cobbk12.org for more information. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Today is our last day of testing. We will go back to our normal schedule tomorrow, however there will still be other grade levels in the building who are testing. Please remember that there are no visitors this week due to testing throughout the building. Thank you!

Here is what we will be doing in our classroom for the remainder of the week:

Reading: We will be starting a new book study on the book, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing. There will be a test on chapters 1 and 2 on Friday.

Writing: In writing this week, we will be taking our post writing assessments on Informational, Narrative, and Opinion. These assessments are not for a grade, however they will be placed in each students’ portfolio at the end of the year.

Science: In Science this week, we will be studying physical and behavioral animal adaptations. There will be a quiz on Friday.

Math: In math, students will be working on a class geometry project, which will be taken as a project grade. The project will be due next week.

Spelling: We will begin with new spelling words next Monday.

Have a wonderful week!

-Ms. Allison

 

Teasley Reading Bowl

The Teasley Reading Bowl Team is looking for new members! If your child LOVES to read, LOVES trivia, and is on or above grade level in reading, consider participating in Reading Bowl.  This is a competitive team that reads specific books and answers trivia-style questions about the books. It requires a great amount of reading, as well as question writing, in preparation for competition. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the library blog or email Ms. Crosby at amy.crosby@cobbk12.org.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Welcome back!

We hope that all of our families had a great Spring Break!!  A reminder that the GA Milestone Assessment begins for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday, April 10th.  Because we will have multiple testing sessions going in the building and will be testing the majority of the day, we ask that we not have visitors for lunch on Tuesday through Thursday, April 10 – 12 as well as Monday & Tuesday, April 16th & 17th.  Our lunch and specials schedule is different on those days and we will have testing going on all around the building.  For that reason, we ask that we not have visitors on those days. Thank you for your understanding!!

During this week, please make sure your child is getting enough rest, eating a healthy, filling breakfast, and staying hydrated. We want them to be at 100% this week so they can do their absolute best on the Milestones. In addition, please send your child to school with a hearty snack. On testing days, we will be having lunch at the end of the day, so students will need a snack to tide them over until lunch. I will provide a snack with the treats that you have donated, but your child may want to have an extra snack from home to fill them up.

Please do not allow your child to wear any Smartwatches or Fitbits to school during testing week. Student phones should be OFF in their backpacks.

If you have access to computers/tablets at home, here is a fun Kahoot review game that we played together in class today. Feel free to play as a family at home for a fun Milestones review game! https://play.kahoot.it/#/lobby?quizId=1fe0e668-6285-471a-bcf4-99ff13cba6fc

If you have any other questions regarding the Milestones, please let me know via email!

-Ms. Allison

 

 

WANTED: Paper and Pencils!

It is nearing the end of the year, which means that our printer paper and pencil supplies are dwindling! If you have any extra packs of printer paper or pencils that you could donate to our classroom, it would really help get us through the end of the year.

Thank you!

-Ms. Allison

Milestones Snack

Parents,

The Georgia Milestones will begin when students return from Spring Break. During the week of testing, we will be making a special snack for students to enjoy. Please send in any one of the following items so we can make “Super Student Brain Food.” Please bring in the items by: Monday, April 9, 2018.

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Dried fruit
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Granola
  • M&M’s
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cheerios/Other cereals
  • Raisins/Craisins
  • Gummy Bears
  • Other snack “mix-ins”

**Please do not bring in any items that contain peanuts/tree nuts**

Thank you,

Ms. Allison

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

The countdown to Spring Break has begun…4 days! WOOHOO!

When we return from Spring Break, students will begin the Milestones. We are spending this week reviewing, preparing, and practicing for testing. You can help your student at home by reviewing their Milestones homework packets with them, and reminding them of valuable test taking skills.

In addition to Milestones practice, here is what we are working on this week:

Reading: Milestones practice (Using text evidence to support your answer)

Writing: Milestones practice (Writing to a prompt: Narrative, Informative, and Opinion writing)

Science: We will continue to focus on ecosystems, including the roles of decomposers, consumers, and producers. Science and Social Studies sections are NOT included on the Milestones.

Math: This week in math, we are measuring angles using protractors, as well as an angle’s relation to a circle. We are also reviewing old math standards in preparation for the Milestones.

**There are no tests this week.**