Week 14

We had a successful Veteran’s Day celebration today to honor our nation’s veterans! Our very own Mrs. Mitchell in the front office sang our national anthem, and she did an amazing job! If you weren’t able to come this year, hopefully we will see you next year.

Our Thanksgiving Feast is quickly approaching. If you haven’t prepaid and you are planning on attending the feast with your child, please prepay before Tuesday (11/14) to ensure you will be able to have as much time as possible to eat lunch with your child. Our day will be on Tuesday during our normal lunch time of 12:06-12:36.

Next week we will be learning:

  • determining whether words have prefixes or not
  • continuing to using strategies we have learned to help solve multiplication problems
  • publishing our How To writing pieces
  • researching European Explores in groups
  • exploring our resources in the classroom to find text features


Looking Ahead:

11/14- Thanksgiving Feast

11/17- Pajama Day (Donation of $1)

11/20-11/24- Thanksgiving Break


Have a great weekend!




Week 14

We had a great week! Everyone was a bit sleepy after Halloween, but they all worked hard while they were here.

Veteran project due date is quickly approaching, so if you have a special veteran you would like to honor on our wall of veterans, turn in your papers soon.

I will be posting photos of our class over the next couple of days. The page is password protected to protect the privacy of your child. The password can be found in their agenda on this week’s assignment page. If you have any problems accessing it, please let me know.

Next week we will be learning:

  • taking a deeper look at words and determining if they have prefixes or not
  • continuing to practice using the Distributive Property and Associative Property of Multiplication
  • focusing on finding details to support the main idea independently through our new Time for Kids  magazine
  • use close read marks to help us annotate during our reading
  • finishing up our How To informational writing
  • continuing to research explorers and take notes in our journals


Important Dates:

11/6-11/17 Chick Fil A Calendar Sales

11/6-11/10 Veteran’s Wall

11/10- Red, White and Blue Day or Camo Day

11/14- Menchies and Moe’s Night


Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week!


The Pajama Pants Challenge

Did you know that more than 45,000 kids experience homelessness each year in Georgia? November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. The Lighthouse Team wants to do something about helping out those children in need. They are partnering up with the CCYA and sponsoring an event called “The Pajama Pants Challenge”! On November 17th, if students donate a dollar, they may wear their pajamas to school. It’s a win-win! Kids get to wear their PJ’s and we help kids in need. All proceeds benefit The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA).


Week 13


We had another successful week full of learning! Our class enjoyed watching the Ninja Battle between Ms. Douglas, Mr. Watson, and Mrs. Gurski. It was quite entertaining. Today was also fun seeing everyone with their cool hats and sunglasses.

Next week I will be sending home a password to get into our class photos page on our blog. Please be on the lookout, so you can check out some pictures from our class field trip and Ninja Battle.


This week we will be learning:

continuing to practice multiplication/division using strategies we’ve learned in class

finishing the introduction and starting the body of our first How To informational writing

continuing to find the main idea and supporting details in a text

starting to learning about European Explorers

exploring the prefix “co”


Important Dates Coming Up:
10/31 Book Character Day
11/2    Fine Arts/PTA Night
11/7     NO SCHOOL
11/10  Wear Red, White, and Blue or Camo
Veteran’s Day Program
No Trout Release
Skyzone Night
11/14  Thanksgiving Lunch K, 2nd, 3rd
Menchie’s and Moe’s Night
11/17    PJ Day for $1


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! See you next week.




Week 12

Wow…Thank you so much for all the Surrender the Booty donations! Our school raised over $37,000 to support our STEM program and school improvements/resources.


We had such a  successful week with conferences! The students did a wonderful job leading their conferences and showing their parents all the great work they have done in school. I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend with the beautiful fall weather we are starting to have! My family will be visiting the North Georgia Apple Festival on Saturday and hopefully get to taste some yummy apple treats.

Our first home project begins this weekend. I sent home information on the Social Studies project on Explorers that will be due on November 3rd. Your child needs to decide which explorer and type of project they would like to do for their project and submit their choice to me on Monday, October 23rd. Their choices are listed on the paper I sent home today.


This week we will be learning:

– continuing to find the main idea and supporting details in text
– continuing to explore resources: human, natural, capital, and entrepreneurship
– working on our first informational writing
– the prefix “sub”
– continuing to explore multiplication and division through models


Looking Ahead:

10/23-10/27- BOO Grams Sales (supports Relay For Life)

10/31- Dress up like your favorite book character

11/3- Veteran’s Wall (showcase all of our wonderful Veterans)


Let’s have a great week!