What is Your Favorite Ride?

This week we are continuing to explore different rides, snacks, and activities at The Amusement Park. Our story this week is, “Are You Scared?” It’s about two critters who discuss things they’re afraid of and then decide to be brave and ride a roller coaster. Wheee! See below for a link to the story online. Later this week, we are super excited to be having an amusement park food taste test! We’ll be tasting soft pretzels, corn dogs, and cotton candy–yum! On Friday for Cooking we are making baked mini corn dog muffins.

Our core word of the month is “Go!” You can practice at home by using the word “go” throughout all of your activities and encouraging your child to make the sign for “go.”

This Thursday will be Fall Picture Day. Be sure to arrive at school on time and dressed in your picture day best! Our picture time is 8:00 AM.

Please make sure to check your child’s communication binder as several important forms have gone home over the last several days. Please return your child’s CBI permission slip and Performing Arts permission slip as soon as possible so that your child can participate in our fun learning activities and events throughout the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

Project Backpack

What is project backpack? Project backpack is a needs based food donation program provided by Due West Methodist Church. This program is designed to offer food to our students whose families have difficulty providing food on the weekends. Backpacks of food for the weekend are distributed here at school on Fridays.

Project backpack forms for the 2019-2020 school year are coming home on Monday August 12, 2019.  Forms are due August 16, 2019.

** Only complete and return this form if your family is in need**

**Food distribution will start Friday September 6, 2019**

Off to the Amusement Park!

This week we will be digging in to our Amusement Park unit. Our story will be, “At the Amusement Park.” We will follow our friend Zach around the amusement park and learn about the different rides there. We will be conducting a survey of peers in our building to determine the most popular ride. We will also begin learning about how things move. While we begin our new unit, we will continue to work on our new school routine as well as learn about the people and places in our school building.

 

Welcome to a New School Year!

It was so great to see all of our new and returning students this morning at Sneak A Peek! We are going to have a great year at Frey! I am looking forward to seeing everyone again on Thursday morning for the first day of school. We will be using the Unique Learning System as our curriculum this year, and our first unit will be all about the Amusement Park! Get ready for an amazing ride!

Splashing Into Summer!

Here we are at the last day of school, and what an amazing year we have had! We began our unit on SPLASH INTO THE SEA earlier in May and have been learning all about the ocean and life in and around the water. We had a wonderful last CBI trip to Logan Farm Park and enjoyed eating a picnic of fried chicken and mashed potatoes from Kentucky Fried Chicken! We had fun making new friends and playing games at Field Day, and we had a terrific time playing in the water on Beach Day. Our 5th graders took a full-day trip to Stone Mountain Park, and tomorrow we will celebrate these students as they prepare to move on to middle school. I have so enjoyed working with such a fabulous group of students this year and will look forward to seeing many familiar faces in August. Stay tuned for more information during the summer regarding Frey’s 2019-2020 Sneak-A-Peek!

Have a wonderful summer!

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Spring! We have been enjoying the sunny and warm(ish) weather this week. Yesterday, we had an amazing time at Adapted PE Field Day! The Lutzie 43 Foundation, our Adapted PE coaches, and special education staff from all around Cobb County put a lot of hard work into organizing a great day for our students. Check out our fun video below!

 

After Spring Break (no school next week!), we will begin our unit on The Tiny Seed and will be learning all about plants, gardening, and spring weather. This is always a fun time of year for our students with lots of hands-on activities. Near the end of our unit, we will be taking a trip to The Home Depot to explore and purchase our own gardening supplies so that we can plant a garden at school.

 

I hope you have a restful and fun week with your child next week, and we will see you back at school on April 8th! Please remember to return any Student Information packets for next year to the school office as soon as possible. They are officially due tomorrow, March 29th.

Evening of Inspiration

I am super excited to announce that several of our students will have artwork on display at the 3rd Annual Evening of Inspiration, an event that showcases the talents and interests of students in special education.  This event takes place Tuesday, March 26, at McEachern High School’s Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:45 p.m.

Many of you will remember that our students submitted artwork for the Inspired by the HeART show in February, and we are delighted that their work is going “on the road” to be featured at this special event. Jessy Patterson of The Art Station – Big Shanty will share about the “Inspired by the HeART” show on stage along with a middle school student participant.

You can learn more below or sign up to attend here:

http://signup.com/go/wmXdtNY

 

Join Our STEMtastic Campaign!

Parents,

We are in the midst of our annual STEM campaign at Frey (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and I want to personally encourage your family to make a donation in any amount if you can. We are striving for 100% class participation! Funds raised for the Frey Foundation stay right at our school for fun learning materials and resources as well as technology like computer programs and iPads for classrooms. We have received classroom materials from this campaign in the past (check out the fun we’re having above with our magnetic roller coaster and our Light Stax blocks!), and it truly has enhanced the variety of materials your children have to explore in the classroom.

You can send in a check or cash donation (I have forms at school if you lost yours) or donate online via this link: https://freyfdtn.wordpress.com/donate-online/

Thank you so much for your support through this program and always, and thank you for sharing your child with us each day!