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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! As we jump into the second quarter, beginning on Thursday, October 11th, 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 second 9 weeks, ending on Friday, December 21st, will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! 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 as well as FOUR entries into the drawing for the bike! Thank you so much for your support with getting your student to school on time every day.
Thursday will be a Braves SPIRIT DAY!!!! Students should wear braves t-shirts or jerseys. If they don’t have one, please wear red, white and/or blue!!
This Friday, we will be participating in Together We Rise: Atlanta Falcons Friday.
Show your support for the Atlanta Falcons this Friday October 5 by wearing Falcons spirit wear shirts with standard attire bottoms or red and black!
Teasley’s Career Day is on Friday October 19, 2018.
We’re looking for energetic presenters from a broad range of careers. If you or someone you know will be able to join us on Career Day, please fill out the form that was sent home and return it to school OR email the information to us at the email addresses below by October 5, 2018. You will be contacted shortly after with details and a schedule. Thank you!
Please contact us with any questions.
Teasley School Counselors
Corinna Oliver ([email protected]) 770-437-5945 ext.-229
Sherise Harris (Sherise.Harris @cobbk12.org) 770-437-5945 ext. 230
We are also looking for volunteers who would like to help us with Career Day Support. If you would like to help, but don’t want to present, we can still use your help. Support people can use the Sign-up Genius below:
- Back to Football Friday! Students are encouraged to wear their favorite NFL jersey’s and will be participating in football-related stations during their specials time. This is an NFL sponsored event so NFL attire is recommended but if all you have is college, that’s ok. This is such a fun day and parents are welcome to attend so please sign up to help if at all possible. Football Friday!.
- Family Fun Night is TOMORROW!! We are so excited to see all of you at the school between 5-7pm. If you missed the pizza pre-orders, don’t worry! Pizza will be for sale while supplies last. We are still in need of some volunteers to help with the event so if you can spare some time, please sign up here Family Fun Night Volunteers
Today Mrs. Crosby introduced the children to Biblionasium. Biblionasium is a fun way for the children to record what they are reading. The goal is to read 20 minutes a day. If they read a total of 600 minutes by the end of each month, they get a surprise from Mrs. Crosby.
Follow this link below to learn more:
Your child’s login for Biblionasium is their student identification number, which is located on the front of their Agenda and the password is read.
Username: Student ID Password: read
Here are three books you can add to your child’s book shelf because I have read them in class:
A Porcupine Named Fluffy
The Honest to Goodness Truth
Over the past two weeks we focused on Place Value and adding and subtracting within 20 using Base-Ten Blocks and a Number Line. This week our focus will shift to solving one-step word problems using the Base-Ten and/or Number Line Strategies.
Inquiry into English/Language Arts
Our focus has been on learning the spelling patterns ai and ay for the long a sound and the spelling patterns ee and ea for the long e sound. We have also been learning about Common Nouns and Proper Nouns. This week we are continuing the Spelling Patterns ee and ea. We are also learning about Collective Nouns this week.
Our focus in Reading is asking and answering questions before, during, and after reading to deepen our understanding of what we read. We are learning to retell a story by making sure we we include certain information in each part of our story: Beginning: characters and setting are introduced, and sometimes a challenge or problem, Middle: events take place where the main character is trying to solve a problem or meet a challenge, and the Ending: tells how the problems was solved or how the character has changed from the way they were or felt at the beginning of the story.
Narrative Writing continues to be our focus. We are working to make sure we include certain information in each part of our story that answers the questions: Who is the story about? When does the story take place? Where does the story take place? What is happening? Why did the story take place? How did the character feel? We are also working on writing a strong beginning that grabs readers’ attention and makes them want to keep reading.
Inquiry into Science
Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works- An inquiry into the natural world and its laws
Central Idea: Changing physical properties may affect classification.
We have been exploring the three states of matter and their properties. We have classified objects and substances contained inside objects as: solid, liquid, or gas. We have investigated how a substance can change states and possibly, classification when heat is applied or taken away. The children have really enjoyed the hands-on experiences they have had during this line of study.
Please remember to send checks or money in a sealed envelope with this information written on the front: child’s full name, my name, grade level, amount of money enclosed, and the purpose of the money. I am not allowed to handle any money.
Please check your child’s Take Home Folder for information that might have been sent home and remove any papers from the back pocket. Check their Behavior Chart in their Agenda and initial that you have seen it and discussed their color with them.
Encourage your child to READ, READ, READ! Read to them, too, so they can hear what fluent reading sounds like and work to emulate it. Let them use Raz-Kids to strengthen their reading skills. The login information is on the front of their agendas.
Thursday, September 6th – WellStar In-house Field trip
Friday, September 7th – Back to Football Friday…..wear a shirt or jersey supporting your favorite team!
Friday, September 7th – Family Fun Night – 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Message from the Attendance Committee
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! As we jump into a new 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 first 9 weeks, ending on Wednesday, October 10th, will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! 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 as well as FOUR entries into the drawing for the bike! Thank you so much for your support with getting your student to school on time every day.
We continued to work on adding and subtracting within 10 using Base-Ten Blocks this week and started adding and subtracting within 20 using Base-Ten Blocks. Most of the children understand why we show the ones in ten frames (It’s easier to read the number.) and show their solutions in ten frames. We will continue working to solve addition and subtraction equations using Base-Ten Blocks written ten frames. Next week we will learn how to add and subtract using a Number Line.
We have been working feverishly to assess the reading levels of students who need to be tested so we can form our Guided Reading groups. We have also been working on how to choose “Good Fit” books and checking books out from the Media Center. The children have been working on building reading stamina as well.
We have collected writing samples from all of the children for all three genres: Narrative, Informational, and Opinion. Next, we will discuss the different kinds of writing and focus on Narrative and Informational because Narrative is our main focus during the first quarter. However, our IB Lines of Inquiry lends itself to Informational writing so we will work on that as well.
We have been learning about the three states of Matter and the characteristics of each one. The children have identified examples of each state of Matter. Next week we will conduct some experiments to further explore the three states of Matter.
Tuesday, August 21st – Spirit Night at Los Bravos
Friday, August 24th – All Pro Dads in the cafe