Month: August 2017

Tuesday, August 29

Early Release: Tomorrow is an early release day! Dismissal will occur at 12:15. Our lunch will take place 11:25-11:55.

COGAT and IOWA letters: Students will receive a letter tomorrow including information about the fall testing that begins next week. Let us know if you have any questions! There will be no additional homework during testing.

STEM Blog: http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsdawsonstemlab/

Class Wish List: paper towels, skittles, and bandaids

Monday, August 28

This week, we are:

Math: interpreting products and quotients with multiplication and division. Students will be assessed on multiplication and division this Thursday. Students do NOT have to have their facts memorized until December. However, they must show a strategy for this week’s assessment. Strategies are found in the math journal as well as the 3rd Grade Math Parent Strategy Guide handed out at Open House.

Writing: developing organized paragraphs and a conclusion for small moment narratives. I am impressed with the students grasping the concepts of paragraphs!

Reading: describing characters’ traits, motivations, and feelings in a fictional story using details from the text.

Language Arts: using regular and irregular plural nouns in a sentence.

Science: classifying rocks based on physical attributes and simple tests. Students will apply their geologists skills of rocks and minerals with a culminating activity on Friday! We will move onto soil next week in Science.

Social Studies: describing how the American Indians’ choices of where to live affected how they lived. We will learn about the Southwest American Indians on Friday. The Plains American Indians homework is due this Friday.

Important Information:

Media Center Books: Students should always have at least one Media Center book in their book bags at all times. Thank you for helping your students learn and practice responsibility! Reading in class and 20 minutes at home are vital components to success in 3rd grade.

Homework: Students are responsible for their homework assignments. The homework assignments are recorded in agendas daily in order to remind students and families.

Dress Down Day on Friday: Please bring $1 if you want to participate in dress down day this Friday! Students are encouraged to wear NFL gear to celebrate Back to Football Friday, but they can wear any other school appropriate outfit.

Class Wish List: paper towels and paper towel rolls for a class activity

Specials Schedule: The Specials Schedule has been updated to reflect Labor Day. Our 6 day order remains the same: Music, Spanish, PE, Art, STEM, PE. Please use this updated copy. Specials Rotation updated 8-28-17-1puxzx2

Friday, August 25

Social Studies Homework: Students were given an assignment today, Plains American Indians, that is due NEXT Friday. They have 7 days to complete it. Homework can be completed at home and in class when they have finished their classwork. It will be great preparation for a fun project on Friday!

DG and Pearls;

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017-2018 

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN AND PEARLS INDUCTEES

Adrian Colonel 5th
Haider Nehman 5th
Karimou Ndoye 5th
Mallory Akamba 5th
Moore, Jonathan 5th
Ayden Baxter 5th
Bryant, Evan 5th
Kaiden Gregory 5th
Melvin Washington 5th
Milan Everhart 5th
Nautalia Johnson 5th
Que Howard 5th
Milan Everhart-Chappelle 5th
Morgan Jaylen 5th
Harriford, Jaylen 5th
Johnson, Nyeemah 5th
Collins, Khalil 5th
Daniel Corporan 5th
Spencer, Ava 5th
Charles Pierce 5th
Alanna Smith 5th
Brea Houston 5th
Hayley Wilson 5th
Pilaar Sparks 5th
Daniel Woghiren 5th
Chloe Smith 4th
Nagathil, Advait 4th
Cutno, Brooke 4th
Wells, Ky’Lee 4th
Edens, Jonathon 4th
Mason, Marcus 4th
Newton, Brayton 4th
Kaila Mitchell 4th
Edward Ryleigh 4th
Palmer-Addy, Jamaiis 4th
Ashanti Henderson 4th
Massey, Aysia 4th
Nelson,London 4th
Young, Zaydn 4th
Georges,Noa 4th
Rome, Grier 4th
Coleman, Cameron 4th
Cutno, Bailee 4th
Franklin, Xavier 4th
Gray, Sofia F. 4th
Olivia Grant 4th
Benkhayal  Suliman 4th
Zion Robinson 4th
Luke Ramsey 4th
Siri Kalli 4th
Robinson, Madison 3rd
Madison Grissett 3rd
Pratt, Desire 3rd
Vijaykarthikk Sai Sruthi 3rd
Basker, Sanjith 3rd
Jackson, Elijah 3rd
Rolls, Justin 3rd
Calderon, Zachary 3rd
Vargo, Emerson 3rd
Green,Ameir 3rd
Daniel Andrew 3rd
Antwan Simmons 5th

 

MENTOR MEETINGS WILL START THE FIRST Wednesday IN SEPTEMBER.  

Mentees are asked to wear khaki bottoms and a white collared shirt (girls) 

and a white collared button down shirt (boys).

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Thursday, August 24

BYOD: Students received a Bring Your Own Device permission form today. If you want your child to participate in BYOD days with their own devices for academic activities, please sign and return as soon as possible.

Science and Social Studies: All THREE homework assignments are due tomorrow: Rocks, Northeastern American Indians, and Southeastern American Indians.

Attendance Reminder: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Coming to school every day on-time is a key ingredient to student success. The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school ready to learn and on time every day. Any student who has perfect attendance through the end of the 1st 9 weeks, Friday, October 6th, will receive recognition for their attendance. These students will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and their pictures will be featured on the WWTN news broadcast. Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will be invited to a special celebration during the last week of school to praise their commitment to their education. Thank you for your support in getting your student to school every day!

Monday, August 21

We had an awesome time watching the eclipse today! Check out Class Dojo for pictures!

This week, we are:

Math: interpreting quotients of whole numbers. We are also exploring the relationship of multiplication and division as inverse operations. Students should still be studying and mastering multiplication facts. They can practice division with pages from the math workbook for extra work.

Writing: writing small moment narratives including an exciting beginning and a satisfying conclusion.

Reading: asking and answering questions with text evidence, describing characters, retelling stories from diverse cultures as well as identifying the central message.

Language Arts: identifying and using pronouns.

Science: classifying rocks based on physical attributes using simple tests. On Friday, we will watch and possibly conduct the hardness and streak tests with rocks and minerals! The rocks homework is due this Friday!

Social Studies: explaining how American Indians’ choices of where to live affected how they lived. The homework for the Southeastern and Northeastern American Indians are both due Friday!

Important Information:

Chickfila Spirit Night: Tomorrow at the Vinings Location!

Picture Day: This Wednesday afternoon, our class will take individual pictures for the yearbook in STANDARD attire! Please bring picture order forms and payment on Wednesday if you want to order pictures.

Class Wish List: paper towels and Amazon/Target gift cards for class supplies

Back to Football Friday: Teasley is partnering with the NFL and their PLAY60 campaign to host Back to Football Friday on September 8th. Students will participate in football related games and activities during their specials time and we would LOVE your help. Volunteers are welcomed and appreciated. Please use the following link to sign up for specific spots.

http://signup.com/go/TuZrdJU

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

Eric.homansky@cobbk12.org or Sonny.sessions@cobbk12.org

DG and Pearls:

Teachers please post to blogs.

Our induction ceremony is Thursday afternoon at 6:30. Congratulations to these Teasley Leaders for being selected into Distinguished Gentlemen and P.E.A.R.L.S.
Adrian Colonel

5th Braswell
Haider Nehman 5th Thompson
Karimou Ndoye 5th Thompson
Mallory Akamba 5th Thompson
Moore, Jonathan 5th Oliver/Haire
Ayden Baxter 5th Oliver
Bryant, Evan 5th Oliver
Kaiden Gregory 5th Oliver
Melvin Washington 5th Oliver
Milan Everhart 5th Oliver
Nautalia Johnson 5th Oliver
Que Howard 5th Oliver
Milan Everhart-Chappelle 5th Mrs.Oliver& Mrs.Haire
Morgan Jaylen 5th Mrs Thompson
Harriford, Jaylen 5th Mr. Ogburn
Johnson, Nyeemah 5th Mr. Ogburn
Collins, Khalil 5th Kraftschik
Daniel Corporan 5th Kraftschik
Spencer, Ava 5th Kraftschik
Charles Pierce 5th Hillsman
Alanna Smith 5th Braswell
Brea Houston 5th Braswell
Hayley Wilson 5th Braswell
Pilaar Sparks 5th Braswell
Daniel Woghiren 5th
Chloe Smith 4th Zandre Jean
Nagathil, Advait 4th Wallace
Cutno, Brooke 4th Rice
Wells, Ky’Lee 4th Rice
Edens, Jonathon 4th Ms. Allison
Mason, Marcus 4th Ms. Allison
Newton, Brayton 4th Ms. Allison
Kaila Mitchell 4th Mrs.Jean
Edward Ryleigh 4th Mrs.Hiles
Palmer-Addy, Jamaiis 4th Mrs. Wallace
Ashanti Henderson 4th Mrs. Rice
Massey, Aysia 4th Mrs. Rice
Nelson,London 4th Mrs. Hiles
Young, Zaydn 4th Mrs. Hiles
Georges,Noa 4th Mrs. Couvillion
Rome, Grier 4th Mrs. Couvillion
Coleman, Cameron 4th Hiles
Cutno, Bailee 4th Hiles
Franklin, Xavier 4th Couvillion
Gray, Sofia F. 4th Couvillion
Olivia Grant 4th Couvillion
Benkhayal  Suliman 4th Catherine Wallace
Zion Robinson 4th Boeck
Luke Ramsey 4th Allison
Siri Kalli 4th
Robinson, Madison 3rd Wood (Zentner)
Madison Grissett 3rd Nichols
Pratt, Desiree 3rd Nichols
Pratt, Desire 3rd Ms.Nichols
Vijaykarthikk Sai Sruthi 3rd Ms.Bates and Ms.cook
Basker, Sanjith 3rd Ms. Nichols
Jackson, Elijah 3rd Ms. Bunch
Rolls, Justin 3rd Mrs.Nichols
Calderon, Zachary 3rd Mrs. Cook ( and Bates)
Vargo, Emerson 3rd Mrs. Cook
Green,Ameir 3rd Bates/Cook
Daniel Andrew 3rd Alongi
Sai Sruthi Vijaykarthikk 3rd
Antwan Simmons 5th Hillsman
Grier Rome 4th Couvillion

 

Thursday, August 17

DG and Pearls:

We are excited to announce that we are accepting new students into our mentor/leadership programs Distinguished Gentlemen and Pearls.

If you would like for your child to participate please fill out the form using the link below.  Last day to register is tomorrow before 3:00 PM.  Names will be pulled from a lottery and announced on Monday.  If your child is selected we will have our induction ceremony August 24th at 6:30.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1woIuDsB-aQbKidQi51Zp3w7DBjgUvXJGRVUepwIcuro/edit

Students returning to Distinguished Gentlemen and Pearls should write a 10 sentence statement telling us their interest and why they should be members this year.  Please read an email that was sent Monday with instructions from Ms. Mungin.

Thanks and looking forward to working with your child this year.

Advisors of Distinguished Gentlemen and P.E.A.R.L.S.

Stuffed Animal Day: The students have earned their first compliment party of the year! The class voted on stuffed animal day! Tomorrow, students may bring a stuffed animal or a toy that can sit on the corner of their desk during the school day. If students are disruptive or distracted by their stuffed animal or toy during class time, I will ask them to put it back in the backpacks until Recess.

Back of School Olympics: Teasley families, you are invited to a great family event this Saturday with energetic Campbell HS students and organizations volunteering to help the younger students of Campbell’s feeder schools have a fun time!

What:  The 1st Annual WAVE Back to School Olympics.

When:  11am-2pm

Where: Campbell HS Football Field

Why:  We have a huge community of support for excellence in education in Smyrna!  Come join the fun and excitement!

Children will have a blast participating in field day events organized by our own Coach Homansky and visit  booths with activities hosted by Campbell HS students.  This event is free, except for the great food offered for sale by the Booster Clubs.

We hope to see you there!

For more information check out the Teasley PTA Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 16

Eclipse Updates: Eclipse permission forms MUST be turned in by Friday if you want your student to go outside and view the eclipse. Dismissal will occur 50 minutes LATER than normal. No check-outs will be allowed after 1:30 pm.

BYOD Informational Night: Your child’s classroom teacher may implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative sometime during the school year. Participation in the BYOD is completely voluntary. Students who bring their own devices will be guided by their teacher in its use within the classroom. BYOD programs enhance the learning process by providing additional resources to participating students. These initiatives also encourage and support responsible use of electronic devices in our ever-expanding digital age. If you have any questions about the BYOD program, you are invited to a meet with our Library Media Specialist on August 23rd from 8:00 to 9:00 AM in the Professional Learning room located in the Front Office area. Ms. Crosby will be glad to tell you more about how classrooms utilize devices brought from home and answer any other questions.

 

Monday, August 14

This week, we are:

Math: interpreting products of whole numbers. Students are choosing their favorite multiplication strategy. We are also mastering the 1’s times tables this week. Students can be practicing multiplication facts every night.

Writing: writing narratives with descriptive details and effective techniques. Our class is beginning the writing process with small moment narratives.

Reading: introducing standards such as asking and answering questions, using context clues to define unknown words, and describing characters.

Language Arts: using concrete and abstract nouns as well as using correct capitalization in titles.

Science: classifying rocks based on physical attributes. The rocks homework is due this Friday at 7:50 am!

Social Studies: analyzing how the American Indians’ choices on where to live affected how they lived. Rivers and Mountains will be assessed on Friday.

Important Information:

Eclipse permission forms: These are due THIS Friday if you want your child to participate in watching the eclipse outside at school. Students will participate in an indoor activity if you do not wish for them to go outside.

Eclipse Day on Monday: Dismissal will occur 45 minutes later on Monday, August 21 due to the eclipse.

DG and Pearls:

 

“Teasley Elementary would like to invite all students that are currently in 3rd-5th grades to apply to be a member of Distinguished Gentlemen/PEARLS.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students who were not a part of this wonderful mentorship program previously,  to be a part of it this year.  If your child is interested in joining a group of young individuals that want to make a change in their school and community, please completely read the requirements and commitments of DG/PEARLS below.

  • Each Wednesday, leaders are required to wear khaki pants, a white button-down dress shirt, a tie, and dress shoes (for the gentlemen) khaki bottoms, a white cardigan, and nice shoes ( for young ladies).  Please, no tennis shoes.
  • Families must be able to attend the Induction Ceremony held at Teasley Elementary on August 24th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Leaders must be committed to meetings each Wednesday from 2:35-4:00 p.m. and must have transportation or attend ASP after being dismissed after each meeting.
  • Parent(s) agree to provide a three-prong folder and pay a $20 membership fee (for the entire year).  The membership fee may be paid at the Induction Ceremony.
  • Students must be committed to completing their Leadership logs and earning their levels.

 

If you’re up for the challenge, please complete the form via the link here – https://goo.gl/forms/sVNSMhr66Wbwpig42.  Although we’d love to have each student that applies, membership is based on a lottery system.   Students that are chosen for DG/PEARLS will have their parents notified by August 21st. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, August 18th @ 2:45 pm.  Good luck!”

 

Friday, August 11

Science: The students have a Science assignment (Rocks p. 8-13) that is due NEXT Friday, August 18. They can work on this assignment at school in free time and at home.

Social Studies: Today, we learned about the major mountain ranges and rivers on the US map. This will be assessed NEXT Friday. Students can review with their notes in their Social Studies journal.

Friday Journals: Every Friday beginning with today, students will write a letter to their families about their week in 3rd grade. The Friday Journal letters will be kept in the back of the Take Home binders. Please  write back to your students over the weekend on the back side of the paper. Thanks!

Eclipse Permission Forms: If you want your student to participate in viewing the eclipse outside at Teasley on Monday, August 21, please sign and return the permission form by Friday, August 18th.

Monday, August 7

It was a great day getting into the routine of third grade! We learned about the workshop model in Math, Writing, and Reading!

This week, we are:

Math: interpreting products of whole numbers, e.g. Interpret 5×7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects  each.  For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5×7. We will learn the meaning of multiplication this week and how to represent with arrays. Students can enhance this understanding by working on practicing multiplication facts as well. An extra practice page will be sent home this week if the student needs practice with arrays.

Writing: write routinely over an extended period of time and produce organized writing. We are setting up our writer’s notebooks and setting writing goals for the first quarter.

Reading: reading and comprehending complex 3rd grade literary texts. We are reviewing the Daily 5 reading centers and what is expected of 3rd grade readers. Our class is going to the Media Center to check out books tomorrow! Students will now have their own books to read 20 minutes every night! 🙂

Language Arts: reviewing spelling strategies and word families.

Science: analyzing data to classify rocks based on physical attributes. There will be a rocks homework assignment handed out on Friday. It will be due NEXT Friday, August 18.

Social Studies: explaining why Native Americans occupied the area they did in North America and identifying major rivers and mountain ranges on a map.

Important Information:

Checking out early: If you are checking out your child after 12:30, please let me know in the morning. We are at Recess and Lunch from 12:30-1:32. The classroom will be locked and your child will be unable to retrieve their belongings until after lunch. If I know in the morning, your student can pack up before Recess and Lunch.

Class Wish List: play doh for class activities and Amazon gift cards for classroom supplies.

Class Job Application: If your student wants to apply for a class job, I need the application tomorrow morning.

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