Learning for the Week of January 15-19, 2018

Writing

We will review producing and expanding sentences this week and begin working with adjectives. We will also talk about fact and opinion.

Math

We will work on adding and subtracting two 3-digit numbers within 1000 this week.

Reading

This week we will continue asking and answering questions about a story. We will use graphic organizers to help us.

Social Studies

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will continue to be our topic of discussion this week.

Upcoming Events
Friday, January 19th – BINGO Night – 6:15 p.m. in the Café

Tuesday, January 23rd – Willy’s Spirit Night

Learning for the Week of January 8-12, 2018

Writing

This week we are focusing on producing, expanding, and rearranging complete simple and compound sentences. We will also continue to talk about fact and opinion.

Math

We will begin working on adding up to four 2-digit numbers and adding and subtracting within 1000.

Reading

We will work on asking and answering questions as we read this week.

Social Studies

Martin Luther King Jr. will be our focus this week.

Upcoming Events

Today, Tuesday, January 9th – ASP Open House for Enrichment Programs 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday, January 11th – PTA general meeting 8:00 am in Media Center

Friday, January 12th – Dress Down for $1

Monday, January 15th – Dr. MLK Jr. Day – No School

 

New Homework Plan

Hi, Everyone,

I want to let you know that beginning this week, I will no longer assign homework for the children other than requiring them to read 20 – 30 minutes each day. After researching the idea, I have decided, along with many in education, that reading, pursuing other interests, and just playing and being children is a better use of their free time. The children work hard enough during the school day and deserve to do other things with the time they have left in their day. If you feel strongly about supplementing your child’s learning, you can still let them work on Raz-Kids and MobyMax or create practice for them, but there will be no more Spelling Homework or Math Homework sent home.

Here is a link to an article explaining the ideas behind no homework:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/26/what-happened-when-one-school-banned-homework-and-asked-kids-to-read-and-play-instead/?utm_term=.2410f4d0f7cf

 

Lost and Found

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Lost and Found is Full!

If your child is missing a coat, hat, mittens, lunch box, etc., please ask them to check lost and found.  It will be donated to a local charity over the Winter break!

Thank you!

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Learning for Week Of December 4-8, 2017

Writing

I made a change to the topic focus of our writing last week. Instead of writing about insects, I decided to have the children write about a historic Georgian. They have learned about Sequoyah, Tomochichi, James Oglethorpe, and Mary Musgrove in Social Studies so I decided to have them write about one of these people because doing so addresses both Writing standards and SS standards and they are already familiar with them. They will continue to work on biographies of historic Georgian this week.

Math

We will continue work on solving 1- and 2-step word problems within 100 this week. The children have been taught to use a Problem Solving Checklist to help them process the information in a word problem and locate information that will help them solve the problem. Some of the children use it consistently and some don’t. The checklist is located on the wall in our classroom, and they can refer to it anytime the need arises. Please encourage them to do so. They also have a copy of it in their Math Folders and I think one is in their Take Home Folders. If there isn’t, I will make a copy for them. They also have copies of the math strategies in their Take Home Folders and in their Math Folders. Please encourage them to practice using the strategies correctly. I have to grade them on their ability to use the strategies they have been taught.

Reading

We will continue to use nonfiction text features to further our comprehension of the nonfiction material we are reading this week.

Science

We will continue to learn about motion, force, pushes, and pulls. The children enjoyed playing a game of Charades that required them to guess the activity being acted out, and identifying whether the activity involved a push, pull, or both.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 5th – Safety Village trip – Please wear long pants and athletic shoes. If you bring your lunch, it MUST be packed in containers and bags that can be THROWN AWAY.

Barnes and Noble Night – 4:00-7:00 – Barnes and Noble located at 2952 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Wednesday, December 6th – Nutcracker trip – You may dress up if you like. However, please dress appropriately for the weather.

Learning for the Week of November 27 – December 1, 2017

Writing

This week the children will learn how to conduct research on an insect and use the information they collect to write an informational text about that insect. I will model every step of the process from finding information online and in books and using a graphic organizer to record that information, to using the graphic organizer to create sections of an informational text.

Math

Word Problems will be our focus this week. We touched on word problems in the first quarter, and we will build on that this week. The children will use The Problem Solving Checklist and addition and subtraction strategies to solve word problems.

Reading

We will continue to focus on comprehending nonfiction texts using nonfiction text features to deepen our understanding of what we read.

Science

This week we will begin to explore Motion: pushes and pulls.

Reminders and Upcoming Events

Monday, November 27th – Field Trip permission forms are due.

Tuesday, November 28th – Zoe’s Spirit Night 5:00pm

Tuesday, December 5th – Barnes and Noble Night 4:00-7:00pm

Update from Attendance Team

Blog Post

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!

 

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivers them to children in need around the world.  Every one of these boxes is an opportunity to show love and kindness.  Please help us fill 2 shoeboxes, one for a girl and one for a boy, with small items such as toys, dress up items, sports toys, school supplies and anything else that  you think a 5 year old to 9 year old would enjoy!  Please no liquids or food!  Please send in your items by this Friday, November 17th.

 

From the Attendance Team

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 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!