Celebration Tomorrow

Congratulate your student for achieving our first class goal: increasing our reading stamina to 20 minutes! I want to confirm that the children are allowed to bring in a small stuffed animal (or “lovie”) to read with during our reader’s workshop time. They will bring them home tomorrow as well so they won’t be lonely in the school building during the weekend.

Great Job Class!

Week of August 13th-17th

I am very grateful for all of the wish list items you have sent for our class to use! The students had some great practice making models (3-D representations) of the # 120 and ROCKETS! We walked in the hall on “marshmallow toes” and became comfortable turning mistakes into “Beautiful Oops!”, to name just a few of our learning adventures.

*PLEASE REMEMBER: Send in t-shirt and reading bag $ as soon as possible.

*Sight words: to, like, you, big, up

*This week the Rocket Scientists will be:

  • Finding 10 more and 10 less on the 120 chart, recording and interpreting data using math journals and graph club
  • Serving as the Punctuation Police for sentences with incorrect punctuation
  • Listening and writing C-V-C words and marking short vowel sounds
  • Increasing reading stamina: we plan to celebrate when we reach 20 minutes!
  • Exploring the power of magnets

Have a FANTASTIC week!

International Parent Meeting tomorrow

East Side Welcomes our International Parents

Please join us tomorrow, August 10th at 10:00a.m. for an informational International Parent Meeting in the Learning Commons.

We will learn about American culture including what an American school day looks like. East Side specifics will be included, such as; ASP, Foundation, BEST Clubs, teacher communication, how to check your child out, what to do if your child is absent or tardy, and how lunch works. We will also connect you with a native home speaker for translation if you let Brooke Buettner know by Thursday evening.  [email protected]

Children welcome. We will have snacks and coffee.

We are excited to welcome you to East Side!

This awesome event is sponsored by our amazing East Side PTA.

Week of August 8-10

Congratulations on making it through the first three days of school! I am so proud of how the students have worked to learn new procedures and routines. It has been wonderful getting to know everyone!

*PLEASE REMEMBER open house for parents (only) is this Tuesday for K-2 grade starting at 6:00 in the cafeteria. There will be important information to view for anyone who would like to volunteer in any way this year. Feel free to park in the bus parking lot!

*Sight words: did, and, not, of, is

*This week the Rocket Scientists will be:

  • Counting to 120, recording and interpreting data using pictures
  • Learning what makes a sentence
  • Sorting short and long vowel sounds and rhyming words
  • Increasing reading stamina and making inferences with wordless picture books
  • Practicing classroom and school-wide routines

I am so grateful for all of the supplies and words of encouragement from parents. I know this is going to be a great year! Thank you!

PE days this week: Tuesday and Friday

~Mrs. Reese

Information for the first day of school

I am so excited to welcome students tomorrow morning! Don’t forget to pack a healthy snack and water bottle (no juice please) for the afternoon, as we have an early lunch. Tomorrow afternoon, you will find a Cobb County folder in your student’s back pack. Please complete and return all information as soon as possible. Students will also bring an “All About Me” bag with instructions. Please send this back on Thursday or Friday so they can be shared with the class. We will have PE on Thursday. Remember to wear appropriate shoes on that day. I can’t wait to see you!

Welcome to Mrs. Reese’s First Grade!

A new school year always brings new changes, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach FIRST GRADE this year! I taught an amazing group of students in Kindergarten last year here at East Side. You will find me in the same room (106) as last year, but our classroom has had some “upgrades”. If you would like to know more about me, visit the “Meet Mrs. Reese” tab. Other tabs are under reconstruction as I make the transition. I look forward to meeting everyone at Eagle Day – Monday, July 30th from 12:30-2:00!