Division Video

Here is a video that shows you step-by-step how to solve a division problem using the strategy we are currently using in class.



Monday, January 29, 2018

We are just three weeks away from our February break. Progress reports will be going home on Friday, February 9th. I am currently in the process of entering grades into the online grade book, so continue to log in to your ParentVUE account to check for updates during the next two weeks.

**IMPORTANT** It’s that time of the year again…everybody is getting sick! Please make sure your students are getting their 8 hours of rest each night, drinking plenty of water, taking their vitamins, and whatever else you need to do to keep them healthy! There have been many students absent/going home sick each day. Additionally, if your child is sick with a fever, or has been vomiting, PLEASE keep them at home! We of course want our students to be at school when they can, but we would rather them be at home resting when they are sick!

Here is what we are doing this week:

Reading: In reading this week, we are revisiting an old skill. We will be focusing on visual representations as we read our book, The Tiger Rising. Students will be working on a poster project on Friday, which will count as an assessment grade.

Writing: Informative Writing cont. All final drafts will be due this Friday for a writing craft grade.

Social Studies: We will continue our study of the American Revolution. Be on the lookout for a study guide coming home soon.

Math: In math, we are working on division skills and strategies. Please expect your child to have math homework each night this week. Division is a difficult concept and we need lots of practice! Tonight for homework, students should complete the first two pages out of their Movie Theater booklet.

Spelling: Spelling words this week are words with the /oo/ sound. Students have their word lists in their agendas, and the words are posted on Spelling City. Our spelling test is on Friday.

Health: Typically, our health grades consist of our guidance lessons. This month, however, I am taking grades on the quizzes in the students’ Fire Safety workbooks. All last week, the morning work has been to work on the quizzes in the Fire Safety workbook. Some students have chosen to work on the quizzes at home. All 6 quizzes are due this Wednesday. Each quiz will count as a classwork grade. No late workbooks will be accepted. 

Thank you!

-Ms. Allison


Health Quiz Friday

After our trip to the Fire Safety Village yesterday, I was shocked to discover that many of our students do not know their address or a parent’s phone number!

Students’ homework for the next two days is to memorize their home address and the phone number of at least one parent/guardian. They will have a quiz on Friday that will count as a Health grade.

Thank you!


Monday, January 22, 2018

WOW. It is now the third week of the third quarter, but thanks to snow days/MLK Day, our students have only been in school for a total of 7 DAYS. That means that we have LOTS of catching up to do! Here is what we will be doing in our classroom this week:

Reading: We will continue to spend this week “reading” characters. Students will learn more about the characters in the book The Tiger Rising by looking at what the characters say and do. We will have a test on Friday.

Writing: Informational Writing cont.

Social Studies: We will continue our study of the causes, effects, and events of the American Revolution.

Math: Starting Wednesday, we will begin our math unit on division using an area model. There will be a mini quiz on Friday that will be taken as a classwork grade.

Spelling: Our spelling words this week are more words with the short u sound. Students were given their spelling lists this morning, and the words are available to study on my Spelling City page. Our spelling test will be on Friday.

Reminder: Our field trip to the Fire Safety Village is tomorrow. Please make sure students are dressed in standard attire pants (NO skirts/dresses), their class t-shirt, and closed toed shoes. Students may bring a light jacket. If your student is bringing a lunch, please make sure it is packed in a paper sack or plastic bag that can be thrown away (including any food containers). All other students who are not bringing a lunch will purchase a sack lunch at school before we leave. We will depart around 9:15 am and return to school around 1:00 pm.

Thank you!

-Ms. Allison


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hello everyone!

We are back with another short 4-day week. Here is a quick update of what we will be doing in the classroom this week:

Reading: We will still be reading The Tiger Rising and studying each of the characters to see what we can learn about them through their voice/actions. No test this week.

Writing: Informational writing cont.

Social Studies: We are continuing to focus on the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution. No test this week.

Math: I am moving our math test on finding the area of rectilinear figures to tomorrow (Wednesday). After our test, we will be moving into division.

Spelling: Spelling words this week are words that are contractions. Students were given their word list this morning and the words are available on my Spelling City page. The spelling test will be on Friday.

Reminder: Please continue to send in completed field trip forms. If you have received a form back because of missing/incorrect information, please fix and return ASAP. Our field trip to the Fire Safety Village is next Tuesday, January 23rd!

That’s all for this week! 

-Ms. Allison


Cobb Fire Safety Village

When: Tuesday, January 23 (9:15am-1:30pm)


Please help your child to prepare for the Fire Safety Village field trip by reading the following:

  • Please make sure your child has on comfortable, closed-toe shoes
  • Make sure that your child wears a light jacket or sweater. About 45 minutes of the trip is done outside. Heavier coats and jackets may be left on the bus.
  • If your child is bringing a lunch, please make sure to send your child with lunch in a disposable bag with his or her name written on it. All storage items/containers inside of the bag must also be disposable. Lunch boxes may not be taken into the Safety Village.
  • Other students purchasing lunch from school will get a sack lunch to take with them.
  • We leave promptly at 9:15 am and will return approximately at 1:30 pm.

Thank you for your support in making sure our field trip runs as smoothly as possible!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday, and also enjoyed our surprise “snow” day yesterday! We are officially into the 3rd nine weeks, which means that this school year is already half-way over. Here are some reminders and updates as we begin our 3rd quarter:

  • Tuesday, January 23rd is our field trip to the Cobb Fire Safety Village. This field trip is an amazing experience for students, especially for those who remember visiting the Safety Village in 2nd grade. Please turn in all field trip forms as soon as possible. That includes the permission form, plus the agreement/photography release. Please take the time to read through both forms and fill them out correctly. In addition, on field trip day, please make sure your child is dressed in their class t-shirt, long pants (no skirts/dresses), and gym shoes. Students should also bring a jacket/coat to wear outside. I will have more information regarding the Cobb Safety Village field trip in a separate blog post.
  • Report cards were sent home last Friday. Please take the time to review your child’s report card and the paperwork included. Return all signed paperwork to me as soon as possible.
  • This Friday is a Dress Down day for $1.
  • Due to MLK Day, there is no school on Monday.

Here is this week’s update:

Reading: In reading, we will be reading the book The Tiger Rising. While reading, we will be studying each of the characters and their actions in order to learn more about them. No test this week.

Writing: In writing, we are moving on to Informational Writing. Students will be researching and writing about Fire Safety.

Social Studies: We are moving on to Social Studies this week, starting with the American Revolution.

Math: Recently in math, we have been talking about finding the area of a rectangle. This week, we are expanding on that skill to help us find the area of rectilinear figures (figures that aren’t perfect rectangles). Our test will be on Tuesday of next week.

Spelling: Even though this is a short week, we are going to keep up with our spelling words schedule. This week, students will be studying words with the short u sound. Students were given their lists this morning, and can also study on my Spelling City page. The spelling test will be on Friday.

That is all for our short week! Thank you!

-Ms. Allison


Science Fair Judges Needed


Teasley’s Science Fair is just around the corner, and I am pleased to say that this year we have an influx in the amount of participants. What this means, is that I will need more volunteers to help judge the science fair projects on Monday, January 22.  I am looking for 10-15 judges per time slot; 8:30-10:45 and 10:45-1:30.  The process for judging is very simple, and I will go over the process the day of judging. If you have questions, please email me, Laura Kraftschik, at laura.kraftschik@cobbk12.org

If you are interested in judging, please follow the link below to sign up for a time slot.


Thank you!

-Laura Kraftschik


Report Cards

Report cards were sent home with students today in white envelopes. Please review the report card and complete the paperwork that is to be sent back to school with your child.

Thank you!


Thank You!

Thank you students and parents for the lovely gift: gift cards to ALL of my favorite places! It means so much to me to know I have the support of such wonderful families. You guys are amazing!

Happy Holidays!

-Ms. Allison