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Let’s get ready to “Fall” into learning!

We are reviewing The Big 3, our class rules, and what it means to Aim High.

We are working on staying focused, doing our best, and making great choices.

Keep up the great learning!


Fall Break – September 24 – 28 ~  Make lots of great memories!


Love hearing the kids practicing their Spanish everyday.  When they enter the room with   “Hola and Buenos dias” ~  Wow!  Keep it up kids!

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Language Arts:   We are all readers!  Using book boxes; wow pages in reading

Reading strategy helpers:  lips the fish, trying lion, eagle eye, stretchy snake

Sight Words: can, look, up, am  –  a, I, me, red, the, blue, to, is, yellow, go, it, yes, no, white, in, green, see

Writing:    We are all authors!    When we are done, we have just begun;  writing true stories adding details

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Let’s keep AIMING HIGH in Kindergarten!

Remember the Big 3

Do your best

Be Kind

Make good choices

Loving the great ideas; especially during writing time.   We are writing true stories; writing from beginning to end; making story books; making stories come alive; beginning and ending sounds; stretching out our sounds to spell words.   Let’s keep up the great effort with writing kids!

Ways to help at home:  Keep a journal and have your child write a narrative about things they can brainstorm.  Have them try using some sight words and color words in their writing.   You can do it!!

Sight Wordsin, yes, no, we  ~   a, I, me, my, look, red, the, blue, to, is, yellow, go, white, it – keep looking for sight words in the real world – How many words can you find?

We are working on how to ask “what is your name” in Spanish.  The kids are doing a great job!  Here is a fun video to help.  Have fun singing along!

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Check out this great resource for Fall Break for grades 2 – 8.

(2-8) STEM Camp Cobb offered during Fall Break!

STEM Camp Cobb is back for Fall break! We are offering this opportunity to Cobb students, grades 2-8. Students have choices of sessions including 3D printing, underwater robotics, field trip to iFly (indoor skydiving), and much more! Check out www.stemcobb.com or download/share this flyer. Now offered at three locations (Ford, Mableton, Pitner)!

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Dear Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with family and friends. The weather was beautiful.  I hope that you all had a chance to make some wonderful memories.  Welcome back!

*with the weather changing, our classroom can get a little chilly.  Your child is welcome to bring a sweater or light jacket.   Thanks


**Reading logs are coming home!  Students have the opportunity to read 10 books at home and color an apple for each book read. (These are books you read together with your child or that your child reads independently).  Please note this a reading log for the month of September.  Once your child completes the page, please return it to school and they will receive a reading certificate!  We just love reading!   Hope you have fun reading at home!

Look at our slideshow of all the learning fun for the month of August!  Ready for another great month of learning!

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Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


Sight words:  is, white, the, green   (me, see, I, a, it, red, blue, yellow, to, go)

Reading strategy helpers Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish, Trying Lion

Ways to help at home:  When you read with your child at home, ask him/her questions about the books you read to help with comprehension.  Have your child look for the characters, setting, and what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story


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Hola Amigos!   

Let’s get ready for another great week of learning!

Please look below for important dates:

August 29:  Early Release Day – students dismissed 2 hours early @ 12:20

August 30: Wellstar Program ~ Temper Tamers

August 30 – Multicultural Night @ 6:30pm

August 31: 1st House Pep Rally – Wear your house color

Altrusimo – black; Amistad – red; Dalayo – yellow;

Isibindi- green; Reveur – blue; Sabio – orange

September 3 – Labor Day Holiday – No school this day


Sight Words:  a, I, see, me, go, to, is, it, yellow, red, blue, white     

Colors in Spanish – click the link to watch a video on how to say the colors in Spanish

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Work Habits and Routines: We have been learning our procedures for work times, transitions, and clean up. We are focusing on doing our personal best work and following through the first time a direction is given. We are also working on completing our work in the time given.  Keep Aiming High kids!

Weekly class news

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Days of the Week- Dias de la semana

Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado, Domingo

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Don’t forget!  Mark your calendars! School Picture Day is this Wednesday, August 22nd.

This will be the picture for the yearbook.

Bring your smiles!



Sight Words:  yellow, go, to, 

Math: Numeral writing; subitizing with dot cards, counting to 100.

Ways to help at homeThe students will need to count to 50 to receive a “3” on their first report card. Practice counting to 50.  Then practice to 100.  As an extension, practice to 120.  Have fun counting at home, try not to skip any numbers as you count.

Vaughn news

Image result for fish in a line clipartLet’s swim into another great week of Kindergarten!  We will continue learning about problem solving, school rules, and being a good friend!   We will keep aiming high and doing our best to create a wonderful learning environment.


Mark your calendars! School Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd.

Frey’s Big 3:

Do your best.

Be Kind.

Make good choices.


www.starfall.com   –   visit for phonics, stories, songs, and reading fun!

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Whooo’s ready for a great second week?  I am!

Good morning song

(tune:  Freres Jacques)

Buenos dias, Buenos dias,

Como estas, como estas?

Muy bien gracias, muy bien gracias,

Y usted?  Y usted?

What are we learning in Kindergarten?

Language Arts Skills: Title, title page, author, illustrator; We are discussing expectations and correct procedures when handling and reading books; characters; environmental print; fiction v non fiction; independent readers; reading with others

Ways to help at home:  When reading at home, have your child describe the characters and setting

Sight Words: a, I, red

Ways to help at home:  Look on the sight words page and the learning at home page – located on the side of this blog for some great ideas.

Math: Daily math talks; numerals; representing a number (dice, domino, tally marks, pictures, words, five frame); counting to 50; subitizing is the ability to see a small amount of objects and know how many there are without counting

How to help at home:  Have your child count to 50 with you, without skipping a number.  Extend the activity by having them count to 100 or even higher, like to 120.

Writing:  writer’s response journal; discuss narrative writing; begin to incorporate a few letters/sounds/sight words in their journals; practicing the proper pencil grip, formation, and top to bottom directionality.

Social Studies: How do I follow the rules?; How do I get along with others?


Important Dates


Thursday, August 9              PTSA meeting and game night

Friday, August 10                 Wear a College Jersey for $1 to support Relay for Life

Wednesday, August 22       Picture Day (more information to follow)

Wednesday, August 29       Early Release (students dismissed 2 hours early)

Thursday, August 30          Multicultural Night (more info to follow)

Welcome Amigos!



Let’s get ready to dive in to a great year!


See you Wednesday, August 1st!

We loved meeting our 2018-2019 class!

Check out the great learning links to get you started!

See you Wednesday, August 1st!

~Mrs. Vaughn and Mrs. Chamberlin~


Sneak a Peek

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Sneak a Peek and Open House

Monday, July 30th

Sneak a peek – 1:00 – 1:30

Open House – 1:30 – 2:00


Schedule for Sneak a Peek and Open House

1:00 – 1:30 – Parents and Students will:

* Meet your child’s teacher(s)

* Tour the classroom and school

* Bring school supplies


1:30 – 2:00 – Parents will:

(students will go to the Learning Commons for an AIM HIGH meeting with adminstration)

* Attend an Open House Presentation

* Learn about Mrs. Vaughn’s class


9:00 – 2:00 – Parents and students can:

* Locate your child’s bus number, pick up a car rider tag

* Register for ASP, Afterschool clubs

*Buy spirit wear, Yearbooks

*Sign up for PTA and Frey Foundation


See you soon!

Meet Mrs. Vaughn

Mrs. Vaughn and Mrs. Chamberlin – your “maestras” (teachers)


Hi!  Welcome to my class!  I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year.  I am starting my 20th year and I truly enjoy watching the students learn and beam with pride as they conquer new subjects.  I have taught Pre-K, 2nd grade, 1st grade, and Kindergarten.  I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 1998 and earned my Masters Degree in Education in 2005.  I am certified as a Teacher Support Specialist.  This will be my 12th year here at Frey Elementary and I am looking forward to making this year the best ever!

My mission this year is for your child to have the most successful Kindergarten year possible and infusing some Spanish along the way! 

Welcome to my class!   It’s going to be a very productive year!

Flames of Frey . . . AIM High!