Friday, January 18

I hope everyone has been safe and warm this week!

Due to the short week with the weather, we will continue this week’s standards next week. The math homework will be due on Thursday, January 25. The social studies homework will be due on Friday, January 26.

Tuesday, January 16

This week, we are:

Math: measuring to the nearest half and fourth of an inch as well as creating a line plot to represent data. We practiced with an example in class today. The measurement homework is due on Friday. Students were given a small paper ruler to use if they do not have a ruler at home. Just in case we do not have school tomorrow for the weather, I gave students the classwork, “Independent Practice” to work on at home tomorrow. The classwork is due on Thursday at the end of math workshop.

Writing: adding examples to reasons in opinion writing pieces.

Reading: describing cause and effect as well as sequencing in informational texts. This will be assessed on Thursday.

Language Arts: using adjectives in sentences.

Science: identifying the land, plants and animals, and climate of the regions of Georgia. Students will begin researching on Friday.

Social Studies: describing the reasons for colonization of the early American colonies. The homework is due on Friday.

Important Information:

Six Flags Reading Logs: The deadline is this Friday for our class!

Tiger Reading Challenge: Don’t forget to login your minutes in Biblionasium if you are participating this month!

Class Wish List: #2 non mechanical pencils, glue sticks, colored copy paper, and pencil erasers.

Friday, January 12

Early American Colonies: Students began researching the colonies today and will continue next week. The homework assignment is due on Friday.

Six Flags Reading Log: I am extending the deadline to Friday, January 19.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Math Practice

When students bring home “Work with Teacher” math papers, these are practice pages completed with teacher guidance. Students can use this page to continue to practice at home. They do not have to be turned back into me.

 

This week, we are:

Math: finding the perimeter of plain figures/polygons. We reviewed in class today that perimeter is the total distance around a figure and can be found by adding up all the side lengths. The math homework is due on Friday.

Writing: finding topics for opinion writing pieces. Today, we took an inquiry walk around the school to find problems that can be solved or people who should be appreciated.

Reading: describing characters’ motivations, feelings, and traits with text evidence in fiction texts.

Language Arts: using adjectives in sentences.

Health: comparing and contrasting respiratory and circulatory systems as well as methods of preventing illnesses. This will be assessed on Friday and then we will move onto Science the following week.

Social Studies: identifying reasons for colonization in the early American colonies. We will begin researching and exploring reasons for colonization with Mrs. Crosby on Friday.

Important Information:

Report Cards: Please sign and return report card envelopes as soon as possible.

Dress Down for $1: This Friday, January 12.

Class Wish List: glue sticks, scissors, colored copy paper, tissues, and sheet protectors

Six Flags Reading Logs: Reading logs are due January 12th. No late or incomplete logs will be accepted. Please make sure you have signed and totaled the minutes.

Attendance: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Coming to school every day on-time is a key ingredient to student success. As we jump into the 2nd half of our school year, the Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the third 9 weeks, ending on Wednesday, March 14th, will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and a brag tag for their bookbag. Furthermore, those students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will have the opportunity to participate in a end of year celebration during the last week of school. Thank you so much for your support with getting your student to school on time every day.

Congratulations to the following students who had perfect attendance (no tardies or absences) in the 2nd quarter: Desiree, Tanya, and Terrence

STEM Donations: metal brads (several boxes), size C and/or D batteries (LOTS – needed for flashlights), a roll of white butcher paper, and masking tape (several rolls).

 

Friday, January 5

Happy New Year! The past two days, we have reviewed class and school expectations as well as participated in a few introduction lessons for the third quarter.

Science Fair: Sign up here if you would like to volunteer to judge the Science Fair on Monday, January 22:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F094CA9AE22A0F94-would

Attendance: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Coming to school every day on-time is a key ingredient to student success. As we jump into the 2nd half of our school year, the Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the third 9 weeks, ending on Wednesday, March 14th, will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and a brag tag for their bookbag. Furthermore, those students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will have the opportunity to participate in a end of year celebration during the last week of school. Thank you so much for your support with getting your student to school on time every day.

Congratulations to the following students who had perfect attendance in the 2nd quarter:

Kira

Mahi

Alex

Gavyn

Madison

Chelsea

Terrence

Zoe 

Tanya

Madeleine

Desiree 

Paris

Report Cards: Report Cards for the 2nd quarter are going home today. Contact me if you have any questions about the report cards. Please sign and return the envelopes by Monday!

Health: Today, students learned about the circulatory and respiratory systems. They will be assessed on the following skill next Friday: comparing and contrasting the circulatory system and respiratory system and prevention methods for illnesses.

Social Studies: At the end of the 2nd quarter, we reviewed the four productive resources: human, natural, capital, and entrepreneur. After another review today, students completed an exit slip for the 3rd quarter. We will move onto the early American colonies next Friday.

Continue to work on those Six Flags Reading Logs!

Monday, December 18

Thank you to all the donations and guests at the Home for the Holidays lunch today! It was a wonderful time!

Ugly Sweater Day: To celebrate the end of school for 2017 and the beginning of Winter Break, students will be allowed to wear an Ugly Sweater on Tuesday, December 19th if they would like.  Please make sure your child wears it with Standard School Attire on the bottom. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Early Release: Don’t forget that the next two days are early release at 12:30!

Holiday book Exchange: Wednesday is our class book exchange! Let me know if your student wants/needs to use a book donated from our community partners to participate in the activity.

Friday, December 15

Media Center Update:  Due to scheduling conflicts, our class was unable to go to the Media Center today. We are now scheduled to go on Tuesday. Some students went individually during the day today. Thank you for being flexible!

Science Olympiad Applications: Mrs. Herbel has extended the application due date to Tuesday, December 19. Please return applications in time for teachers to complete their portion of the application.

Thursday, December 14

Graphing: Students are coming home with a graphing activity completed in class. This is not assessed on this quarter’s report card. The students worked hard and enjoyed this activity!

Media Center: Our class is going to the media center tomorrow to check out book to enjoy throughout the holiday break.

Home for the Holidays Lunch: Contact Mrs. Patel or see her sign up genius if you need to sign up for dishes to donate on Monday! It will be a lovely time with families.

Tuesday, December 12

 

I can’t believe we only have 6 school days left before the break and the end of the 2nd quarter!

This week, we are:

Math: showing data with graphs. This will not be assessed on the 2nd quarter report card. There is an optional homework assignment if students want to practice at home.

Writing: writing informational pieces with facts, definitions, and details. Students will complete one more informational writing piece this week in class.

Reading: applying comprehension skills to answer questions from a passage.

Language Arts: changing the meaning of root words by adding suffixes.

Health: comparing and contrasting the negative side effects of illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol. We finished Friday’s lesson today in class. This will be assessed on Friday.

Social Studies: reviewing examples of productive resources.

Important Information

Giving Market: Our class will shop at the Giving Market (formerly known as Santa Shop) tomorrow morning. Students may bring money to shop on that day.

Explorers Assessment: Today in class, we reviewed the last 3 explorers with the study guide and our journal notes. The assessment has been postponed to Monday, December 18th. Students may take the assessment this Friday if they wish to.

2nd Quarter assessments: The last day of the 2nd quarter is Wednesday, December 20th. The last assessment, explorers, will be given on Monday, December 18th. If you will not be at school at all next week, please let me know and I will arrange for your student to finish all assessments this Friday.

Home for the Holidays: We are thrilled to have you join us on Monday 11:45-12:40 for our holiday lunch! Be on the look out for a sign up genius from Mrs. Patel to sign up for a dish to bring!

Holiday Book Exchange: Please send in a wrapped, 3rd grade level book on Wednesday, December 20th. If you are unable to donate a book but your student still wants to participate, let me know and I can provide a book for your student to use for the activity.

Science Olympiad: Tomorrow, students interested in applying for Science Olympiad will receive an application. The application is due on Friday, December 15th.

Ugly Sweater Day: To celebrate the end of school for 2017 and the beginning of Winter Break, students will be allowed to wear an Ugly Sweater on Tuesday, December 19th if they would like.  Please make sure your child wears it with Standard School Attire on the bottom. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Science Fair: Teasley’s SCIENCE FAIR is coming…

Important Dates to Remember

Proposal Forms Extended Due Date: December 15, 2017(Pick these forms up outside of STEM or room 309)

Grades K-5: Project Boards are Due: Friday, January 19, 2018(to the Media Center)

Judging of Science Fair Projects: Monday, January 22, 2018

District Science Fair for Grades 3-5 1st place winners: February 10, 2018

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the science fair.

For more information please visit  http://bit.ly/2yRsjrB

Calling All Judges!

The Teasley Science Fair is just around the corner and we need your help.  We are looking for parents who would like to judge science fair projects on Monday, January 22.  If you are interested in judging projects, please email Laura Kraftschik at [email protected] for more information.

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