Teasley’s Lost and Found is overflowing! All unclaimed clothing and other items will be donated to a local charity Wednesday, March 14th.
- **IMPORTANT** The Georgia Milestones will be here sooner than we know it. In order to prepare students, I have put together two study packets (Reading and Math). Students should complete the assigned page for each night. As students complete their nightly assignments, please sign off for each night on the cover page of each packet. We will go over the answers in class the next day.
- Spring Picture Day is this Friday. Students may dress in an outfit of their choosing (does not have to be standard attire). If you are purchasing pictures, please make sure to send in your order form and payment with your child on Friday.
- The Distinguished Gentlemen and Pearls field trip to Morehouse and Spelman College is this Wednesday, March 7th from 1:15-4:00 pm.
- Field Day T-shirt Order Forms will be sent home tomorrow. If you or your student would like to purchase a shirt, please complete the order form and submit to me (with payment) by Thursday, March 15th. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- This week, Teasley will be celebrating our amazing counselors, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Oliver. If you are interested in helping us provide some lovely treats for these two ladies, please use the sign up link here.
Here is the update for this week:
Reading: In reading, we are focusing on finding text evidence to support our thinking while reading a text. Students should be able to answer a question about a text, and find the evidence within the text to support their answer. There will be a test on Friday.
Writing: We are continuing our Solar System writing.
Science: We will continue our study of the Solar System. This week, our focus will be on the moon and its phases. There will be a test on Friday.
Math: In math this week, we will be adding fractions with tenths and hundredths, and plotting fractions and decimals on a number line. There is no test this week.
Spelling: No spelling this week.
Nightly Homework: Students should complete the assigned page in their Milestones Study Packets.
Have a great week!
Homework tonight for math includes a fractions practice page. Students may use the strategy of their choice to solve for each problem.
For homework tonight, students should complete the 6 question math practice page that was given to them in class.
I will be offering early morning math tutoring from 7:00-7:20 AM on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. This tutoring is open to any of my students who would like some additional math practice. If you are interested, please email me and let me know that your student will be attending.
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 5-7 PM
Location: Teasley Cafe
This Thursday is STEM Night at Teasley! STEM Night is an incredible night filled with science, technology, engineering, and math activities for students to create and explore. There is NO cost, and there is something for everyone to enjoy!
In addition to the amazing and fun-filled activities available at STEM Night, we will also be hosting a math, science, and art book fair from Usborne Books and More! Many of the books will be priced at $10 or less! At STEM NIGHT, book tables will be setup in the cafeteria showcasing topics such as: math and science dictionaries, life science, physical science and science careers such as Engineering, Veterinarian, Doctor/Medicine, Computer Science/Coding, Gardening and more. A special section will offer books to help students with Math proficiency.
All book sales will generate a free book allowance for STEM resources. *For on-site sales, cash and card payments are accepted.*
Usborne Books and More distributor (and Smyrna parent), Carol Kleywegt will be available to answer questions and take catalog orders for special items. Preview or order books online at www.gakidsread.com, select Teasley STEM Night. Check out the Non-Fiction sections to find STEM-related books more easily or contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org to make recommendations.
Usborne Books and More also distribute Homework Helper books. These books are for order only and will not be available for direct purchase at STEM Night. If you are interested in ordering a Homework Helper book, please download the link below, complete the form with your desired purchases, and bring the form to STEM Night. Carol Kleywegt will be available to take your order form at the Usborne Books table.
Order form: Teasley_STEM_Flyer_2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their week off from school. I heard some amazing stories from my students this morning about what they did over the break. It sounds like you all had so much fun!
Here is a quick classroom update for this week:
Reading: In reading this week, we will be revisiting non-fiction text features. The text features that will be our focus this week are charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and pictures. There will be a test on Friday. Students were given a non-fiction text features reference guide to study this week.
Writing: We will continue our informational writing on the Solar System.
Science: This week we will continue to focus on the Solar System. We will be learning about how the Earth and the moon move, as well as the phases of the moon.
Math: We have been talking about fractions in math. This week, our focus is multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Here is a video that will show you how to multiply fractions by whole numbers using a model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etIV7cDGNQs Our math test will be on Friday.
Spelling: Words this week are words with the /ou/ sound. Students were given their spelling lists this morning, and the words are available for study on my Spelling City page. The spelling test will be on Friday.
That is all for this week! 🙂
We are now only 4 days away from Winter Break! WOO HOO!
*IMPORTANT* Starting tomorrow, we are going to have a new policy in our classroom. Students will begin writing in their agendas the work they are to complete for each subject that day. Students will check off the work they completed and turned in, and will highlight the work that was NOT completed. Any work that is not completed must be completed for homework so that the student does not fall behind. Parents, please help me to reinforce the importance of being a responsible student. We have hit a point in the year where students are beginning to slack off and forget about their responsibilities as a student. I am working hard to instill those responsibilities within each of them to make sure that every student is successful. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Here is what we are doing in our classroom this week:
Reading: We will be focusing on using text evidence to support our comprehension of a text. How can we use evidence from the text to prove our answer is correct? There will be a test on Friday.
Writing: Informative Writing cont. We are beginning a new piece of writing about the Solar System.
Science: We are moving on to Science this week! We will be studying our Solar System by comparing and contrasting the physical attributes of stars, star patterns, and planets.
Math: This week in math, we will be comparing fractions, as well as adding and subtracting fractions. There will be a test on Friday.
Spelling: Spelling words this week are words that end in -ed and -ing. Students were given their lists to study and may also practice their words on Spelling City. We will have our spelling test on Friday.
Have a wonderful week!
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