Month: January 2018

Wednesday, January 31

Flu Updates: As you might be aware of, Georgia has a significant number of flu cases. Please be sure to notify me if your child is sick or tests positive for the flu. This will help us to take proper precautions to stop the spread of the virus. Please see information about the flu located in the link below.

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/studentsupport/schoolhealth/flu.aspx

We are close to being out of tissues, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes. Please donate asap!

Class Wish List: #2 non mechanical pencils, glue sticks, post-its, extra student scissors, tissues, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes

Science Activity: For Friday’s science activity, students need a hair brush or comb to brush their own hair investigate animal adaptations. I have extra brand new combs in the classroom as well.

Dress Down Day on Friday: Good Afternoon Teasley Families! We will be having a DRESS DOWN DAY this Friday, Feb 2nd to benefit Black History Month activities. For $1, Student may wear their favorite school appropriate outfit!

Monday, January 29

This week, we are:

Math: partitioning shapes into equal areas and expressing each area as a fraction of a whole. The shapes homework is due on Thursday.

Writing: peer conferencing to begin revising our opinion pieces. It is amazing to see the development of the writing and the collaboration in peer conferencing!

Reading: comparing and contrasting the main ideas and key details in informational texts. Be on the lookout for practice papers sent home during the week with feedback from me. I hope these practice papers help the students prepare for reading assessments at the end of the unit. We will continue studying compare and contrast into next week as well.

Language Arts: using adverbs in writing.

Science: describing animal adaptations in the regions of Georgia. Students will participate in an adaptation challenge on Friday. One of the tasks is to comb their hair using all 5 fingers and then without the thumb to simulate how animals adapt. Students should bring their own comb or hairbrush to school on Friday for this activity. I have extra brand new combs in the classroom for students who do not bring their own to school. Let me know if you can donate extra combs as well!

Social Studies: examining the motivations for British colonization.

Important Information:

Class Wish List: #2 non mechanical pencils, colored copy paper, glue sticks, post its, and hair combs for science experiment on Friday

Math Facts: Continue to practice multiplication facts on a daily basis! I am so proud of the students who are recently mastering more times tables!

 

 

Friday, January 26

Science homework: The Regions of Georgia homework is due on Friday, February 2nd. It was given to students this morning.

School Supplies: Many students were unable to complete an activity in class this morning due to the fact that they do not have all of their school supplies from the 3rd grade list. Let me know if you need any assistance in obtaining these items for your student. Thanks!

Class Wish List: #2 non mechanical pencils, glue sticks, student scissors, colored copy paper, construction paper, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, balloons for a science experiment next week.

Monday, January 22

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 Thursday, January 25. This will be assessed on Thursday as well.

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, January 26.

Important Information:

Six Flags Reading Logs: The deadline is this Friday, January 26!

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.

Bingo Night: It has been postponed to this Friday night.

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!

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