Month: November 2017

Monday, November 27

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful and lovely Thanksgiving week. The students are already working hard on their publishing!

This week, we are:

Math: using multiplication and division to solve one step word problems. This will be taught for the next two weeks and assessed at the end of next week. Students must write an equation with a letter standing for the unknown factor. There is a homework assignment due Thursday.

Writing: publishing writing pieces in the computer lab and practicing presentation skills. Students should be working on their expert day projects at home for the expert day on Thursday, December 7th at 9:30 am. Families are invited to view the presentations on that day!

Reading: reviewing reading informational texts skills: asking and answering questions, identifying main idea, gaining information from text features and text structures. All of these skills will be assessed again on Thursday.

Language Arts: adding and using prefixes.

Science: creating a model of fossilization. Students will create a clay model, perform a drama, or create a visual about fossilization. We will move onto health next Friday.

Social Studies: describing the exploration of Hernando de Soto.

Important Information:

Wish List: Our classroom is completely out of glue sticks and tissues! Please donate if you can.

Tuesday, November 28th: Zoe’s Restaurant Night

Barnes’ and Noble Night:We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Barnes and Noble Night on Tuesday, December 5th 4:00-7:00 pm! Please join us for all the fun!

  • Teacher and administrator read-aloud’s
  • Gift wrapping by teachers
  • Chorus performance
  • Art show

Barnes and Noble will donate a percentage of the sales to our school! Please know that if you are unable to attend, you can still shop online with the Teasley Bookfair ID! See the attachment for more details!

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Attendance

 

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, (which means no excused or unexcused absences or tardies) through the end of the 2nd 9 weeks, Wednesday, December 20th, will receive recognition for their attendance. These students will receive a free dress down day, a special treat, and a brag tag for their bookbags. 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!

Explorers Assessment

 

Students should know the obstacles these explorers faced, their accomplishments, where they traveled, and how they interacted with the Native American Indians.

Students should also be prepared to write about one of these explorers in detail.

Students should have their notebooks with study tools inside.

Here are a few websites to help:

http://europeanexplorers.weebly.com/

http://explorers.mrdonn.org/

Monday, November 13

This week, we are:

Math: multiplying single digit numbers by multiples of 10. This will be assessed on Thursday. There is a homework assignment due on Thursday.

Writing: revising, editing, and publishing informational writing. Students will share their informational writing on Thursday, December 7th at an expert extravaganza!  More information will be sent home on Friday.

Reading: identifying main idea and key details with text evidence. We will assess main idea for the second time this quarter on Thursday.

Language Arts: using subject-verb agreement in sentences. Previous skills (verbs, verb tense, and irregular verbs) are helping students use subject-verb agreement in their writing pieces. This will also be assessed on Thursday.

Science: making observations of fossils and evidence of how organisms lived long ago. The fossils homework is due this Friday.

Social Studies: Today, students received a study guide for the first three explorers (Columbus, Cabot, and Balboa). Students may study with this and their journals for the assessment this Friday. After taking the assessment, students will learn about the fourth explorer in our unit, Jacques Cartier.

Important Information:

 

Thanksgiving Feast: Our class will be feasting on Wednesday 12:50-1:30. We put the finishing touches on our centerpiece today and look forward to eating with our families!

Lunch on Tuesday and Thursday: Due to the Thanksgiving feasts this week, our class will have sack lunches from the cafeteria inside the classroom on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Students may bring their own lunch if they do not want a sack lunch.

Holiday Hearts: See the flyer about Holiday Hearts HOLIDAY HEARTS 2017 flyer-1eg8sjj

Teasley Soccer Match: Come out and show your support for our Teasley Tigers soccer team, Friday November 17th, at 6:30 pm.  The game will take place at the Campbell High School football field.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Academic Alerts: Students who are currently demonstrating limited progress (1) in any report card standard will receive an academic alert on Thursday. Please sign and return on the next day (Friday).If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s progress in any area, let me know.

Multiplication Facts Update: This week, all students will receive a letter communicating which multiplication facts they have mastered so far this quarter. Continue to practice at home! Mastering facts helps students work more efficiently in many areas of math!

Thanks for Giving Canned Food Drive We will be holding our canned food drive from November 1st-November 14th! Please help support needy families this Thanksgiving!

Thursday, Novemer 9

Flat Pilgrims: For our class’ Thanskgiving Feast centerpiece, students are decorating their own Flat Pilgrims. Students can work on this at home or in class after completing assignments. The Flat Pilgrims need to be completed by Monday morning.

Science: Students will receive a fossils homework assignment tomorrow. It is due next Friday, November 17.

Social Studies: Tomorrow, students will receive a study guide for the first three explorers (Columbus, Cabot, and Balboa). Students may study with this and their journals for the assessment on Friday, November 17th.

Tiger Trot: Our class, the Electric Joggers, will be fast as lightning at the Tiger Trot tomorrow during specials at 10:55! Students may wear yellow class t-shirt (or a different yellow shirt) with athletic attire.

Science Fair

Projects will be judged on Monday, January 22nd and projects will be displayed in the media center for several weeks to follow! The top 3 students per grade level will be awarded with a 1st-3rd place ribbon. All remaining participants will earn a participation ribbon! The 1st place winner from grades 3-5 will be asked to bring their project to the District Science Fair. The district science fair will be on Saturday, February 10th at Kennesaw Mountain High School.

Please visit  http://bit.ly/2yRsjrB for more information regarding the science fair and your grade level.

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Monday, November 6

This week, we are:

Math: using the associative, distributive, and commutative properties to solve multiplication problems. There is a distributive properties homework assignment due on Thursday. This, along with the math journal, will be great practice for the properties assessment on Thursday.

Writing: editing and publishing informational writing.

Reading: identifying the logical connections among sentences and paragraphs in informational texts.

Language Arts: identifying and using irregular verbs. This will be assessed on Thursday. There are notes in the reading journal if students want to review at home.

Science: describing how fossils show evidence of organisms who lived long ago.

Social Studies: identifying the motivations, obstacles, and achievements of Vasco de Balboa. This is our last explorer before the assessment on November 17.

Independent Reading Books: Students should have at least one independent reading book with them at all times! We read to self every day in school and at dismissal. This book can either be a Media Center book or a book from home.

Important Information:

Explorers: After learning about Columbus, Cabot, and Balboa, students will be assessed on those three explorers on November 17. Students have also been receiving completion grades on independent tasks every week as we learn about each explorer. Students should be bringing home social studies journals to review and discuss the explorers as we learn about them. After Thanksgiving break, we will learn about the other three explorers and then assess those three.

Tiger Trot: Continue to donate to your students and our class! There are only 5 students registered in our class. We will be fast as lightning at the Tiger Trot! Students should wear the yellow class t-shirt or another yellow shirt for the Tiger Trot on Friday.

Score Reports: More detailed info for the CoGAT is available at www.cogat.com. Directions are at the bottom of the report. For the IOWA, details are on the back of the score sheet. When looking at the scores, we mainly focus on the GE (Grade Equivalent) column. At the time of the test, 3.2 was where we would have been for the grade equivalent (3rd grade, second month). Scores below 2.5 are causes for concern that will need more attention. Also, in the bottom portion of the score sheet, any bars on the left side of the line, in “differences”, are areas that will need more attention. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Multiplication Facts: Your child should be practicing their math facts each night. We are working on the properties of multiplication currently. Students are expected to know their 0-10 multiplication facts by the end of the year. It is a grade on their 4th Quarter Report Card!

No School Tomorrow for Students!

Thanksgiving Luncheon: Wednesday, November 15. Reservation forms are due by November 8th!

Thanks for Giving Canned Food Drive: We will be holding our canned food drive from November 1st-November 14th! Please help support needy families this Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 3

Class T-Shirts: Students who ordered a class t-shirt received theirs today. This can be worn on Fridays, field trips, and the Tiger Trot next week. I have 3 extras if your child wants to purchase one for $7.

Score Reports: Students received their IOWA score reports today. Let me know if you have any questions.

Explorers: Today, students learned about John Cabot and completed an independent task about him. After learning about Columbus, Cabot, and Balboa, students will be assessed on those three explorers on November 17. Students have also been receiving completion grades on independent tasks every week as we learn about each explorer. Students should be bringing home social studies journals to review and discuss the explorers as we learn about them. After Thanksgiving break, we will learn about the other three explorers and then assess those three.

Science donation: Next week, students have the opportunity to explore fossils with a cookie experiment. If you can donate regular chips ahoy (chocolate chip or m&m) cookies, let me know!

Tiger Trot: Continue to donate to your students and our class! We will be fast as lightning at the Tiger Trot next week!

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