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 email@example.com or Coach Sonny at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you!
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!
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 email@example.com.
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!
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.
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
- Mini marshmallows
- Cheerios/Other cereals
- Gummy Bears
- Other snack “mix-ins”
**Please do not bring in any items that contain peanuts/tree nuts**
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.**
Once again, our school is participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation! The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all our schools, staff and students in the Cobb County School District. All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants and programs for our schools, students and staff.
Help support our schools & students! Donations can be sent to the school or donate online by visiting www.CobbSchoolsFoundation.org. All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Braves tickets. If you donate online, please share the confirmation with the teacher so your child can be entered into the drawing.
9 more days until Spring Break!
- Report cards go home this Wednesday. Please be on the lookout for those.
- The Teasley Talent Show is this Friday at 7:00 pm at Cumberland Community Church.
Here is what we are doing this week:
Reading: In reading, we will be reading poetry and identifying the similes/metaphors found within the poem. There will be a test on Friday.
Writing: Solar System writing cont. Students should finish their writing by the end of this week.
Social Studies: Our Social Studies test over the Constitution will be this Wednesday. This will be an open book/open note test. Students who plan to recite the Preamble for a special treat will have until this Friday to study.
Math: In math this week, we will be converting both metric and customary measurements. There is no test this week. Here is a fun song to help students remember metric conversions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djTNUp4XIRo
Spelling: No spelling until after Milestones.
That’s it for this week!
Happy Tuesday! (and sorry for the day-late update!)
**Don’t Forget!** Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Early Release. Dismissal will begin at 12:30.
Report cards go home next Wednesday, March 21st.
Here is our classroom update for this week:
Reading: We will continue to focus on using text evidence to support our thinking about a text. This is a skill that will be extremely useful for students on the Milestones! There will be a test on Friday. Please continue to work in your Milestones Reading packet each night!
Writing: Solar System informative writing cont.
Math: The first part of this week, we will be comparing decimals. Later in the week, we will begin to look at line plots. No test this week. Please continue to work in your Milestones Math packet each night!
Social Studies: We are moving on to Social Studies this week and will begin learning about the Constitution. Students are encouraged to memorize the Preamble of the Constitution. Those who do will receive a special treat! Here is the School House Rock video that we have been watching in class to help us memorize it: School House Rock: The Preamble
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Spelling: While students are working on their Milestones packets, there will be no spelling words. We will resume spelling after the Milestones.
That’s all for this week!