Week of January 16-19, 2018

Students will have a spelling test on Friday (they should study their spelling words daily as part of their homework assignment). Students will have a spelling word activity daily in the classroom (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times, review spelling word definitions, write a sentence for each spelling word, place spelling words in ABC order, and/or study spelling words with a student or adult). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will continue to focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work on variable math problems. In social studies, we will be working on the Civil War and Reconstruction. In science, we will continue working on the water cycle and bodies of water on Earth. In Language Arts, students will be working on answering literal reading comprehension questions, Raz-Kids Plus, Reading A-Z, Moby Max, and/or writing a complete sentence daily. Students will have homework assignments Tuesday-Thursday.

Week of January 9-12, 2018

Students will have homework assignments Tuesday-Thursday. Students will have a spelling test on Friday (they should study their spelling words daily as part of their homework assignment). Students will have a spelling word activity daily in the classroom (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times, review spelling word definitions, write a sentence for each spelling word, place spelling words in ABC order, and/or study spelling words with a student or adult). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will continue to focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work on variable math problems. In social studies, we will be working on the Civil War and Reconstruction. In science, we will be working on the water cycle and bodies of water on Earth. In Language Arts, students will be working on answering literal reading comprehension questions, Raz-Kids Plus, Reading A-Z, Moby Max, and/or writing a complete sentence daily.

Week of January 4-5, 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome back students! We will not have homework or a Spelling Test this week. This week’s lesson is: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Routines and Rituals at Griffin. Students will be able to explain the appropriate procedures and/or behaviors for students at Griffin (i.e. morning’s arrival, hallway expectations, cafeteria expectations, restroom expectations, procedures, etc.). PBIS lessons will be taught in academic classes this week:  Thursday: ELA (hallway), Math (cafeteria), Social Studies (procedures), Science (restroom), Friday: ELA (restroom), Math (hallway), Social Studies (cafeteria), Science (procedures). We will also review reading comprehension skills, writing skills, and math skills this week. Our homeroom will be a little longer this semester (2nd semester). Six more minutes has been added to homeroom (1 minute less in each class). Homeroom will “officially” begin at 9:09 (late tardy bell will be at 9:09) and it will end at 9:19. Here is our new schedule: Homeroom 8:50-9:19

9:19-10:28 First Period/Language Arts
10:31-11:40 Second Period/Math
11:43-1:22 Third Period/Social Studies + Lunch (12:47-1:12)
1:25-2:34 Fourth Period/Science
2:37-3:24 Fifth Period/Connections
3:28-4:15

4:15

Sixth Period/Connections

Dismissal

 

Week of December 18-20

Our school will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students will have a spelling word activity daily (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times daily, review definition, write a sentence, place spelling words in ABC order, and study spelling words with a student or adult daily). We will have homework on Monday and Tuesday (students should study their weekly spelling words both days at home). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work one variable math problems. In social studies, we will be working on selected locations (i.e. Great Barrier Reef) in Australia. In science, we will be working on the solar system. In Language Arts, students will be working on the main idea and contextual clues for Reading, Raz-Kids Plus and/or writing a complete sentence daily.

Week of December 11-15, 2017

We will have a spelling test on Friday, so students should review their spelling words daily at home. Students will have a spelling word activity daily (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times daily, review definition, write a sentence, place spelling words in ABC order, and study spelling words with a student or adult daily). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work one variable math problems. In social studies, we will be working on selected locations (i.e. Great Barrier Reef) in Australia. In science, we will be working on the solar system. In Language Arts, students will be working on the main idea and contextual clues for Reading, Raz-Kids Plus and/or writing a complete sentence daily. Students will have homework Tuesday-Thursday.

Week of December 4-8, 2018

Students will have homework Monday-Thursday. We will have a spelling test on Friday, so students should review their spelling words daily at home. Students will have a spelling word activity daily (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times daily, review definition, write a sentence, place spelling words in ABC order, and study spelling words with a student or adult daily). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work one variable math problems. In social studies, we will be working on the deserts and rivers in Africa.  In science, we will be working on the food web. Language Arts, students will be working on the main idea and contextual clues for Reading, Raz-Kids Plus and/or writing a complete sentence daily.

Week of November 27, 2017-December 1, 2017

In Language Arts, students will be working on the main idea and contextual clues for Reading, Raz-Kids Plus and/or writing a complete sentence daily. We will have a spelling test on Friday, so students should review their spelling words daily at home. Students will have a spelling word activity daily (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times daily,  review definition, write a sentence, place spelling words in ABC order, and study spelling words with a student or adult daily). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work one variable math problems. In social studies, we will be working on the deserts and rivers in Africa.  In science, we will be working on the food web. Students will have homework Monday-Thursday.

Week of November 13-17, 2017

Students will have homework Monday-Thursday.  In Language Arts, students will be working on  the main idea for Reading, Raz-Kids Plus and/or writing a complete sentence daily. We will have a spelling test on Friday, so students should review their spelling words daily at home. Students will have a spelling word activity daily (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times daily,  review definition, write a sentence, place spelling words in ABC order, and study spelling words with a student or adult daily). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work one variable math problems. Students will work on basic math skills daily. In social studies, we will be working on the people and culture in Africa.  In science, we will be working on the Sun and Biomes. Our school will have a Cool Cat Party on Friday. Cobb County Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving Break November 20-24, 2017.

Week of November 6-10, 2017

Students do not report to school on Tuesday since it is a Student Holiday in Cobb County. We will have homework Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Language Arts students will be working on answering reading comprehension questions on Reading A-Z and/or writing a complete sentence daily. We will have a spelling test on Friday, so students should review their spelling words daily at home. Students will have a spelling word activity daily (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times daily,  review definition, write a sentence, place spelling words in ABC order, and study spelling words with a student or adult daily). Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work one variable math problems. Students will work on basic math skills daily. In social studies, we will be working on the animals and culture in Africa.  In science, we will be working on the Earth and Biomes.

Week of October 30-November 3, 2017

In Language Arts, students will continue working on answering contextual clue questions, comprehension questions and/or writing a complete sentence daily. We will have a spelling test on Friday, so students should review their spelling words daily at home. Students will have a spelling word activity daily (i.e. write their spelling words in their agenda, write their spelling words three times daily,  review definition, write a sentence, place spelling words in ABC order, and study spelling words with a student or adult daily).We will have homework Monday-Thursday. Students should read for at least 20 minutes every evening at home. In math, we will focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math problems) on IXL, MobyMax, and the Saxon Program and basic algebra equations. Our students will also work one variable math problems. Students will work on basic math skills daily. In social studies, we will be working on the locating different places in Africa.  In science, we will continue working on Biomes.