“Under the Sea” 6-8 PM…If you haven’t been by the school today it is a MUST.  PTSA has worked so hard to make the school look magical–and they DID.”

Spelling- ONLY 10 words NEXT week.  Test Friday the 4th.

English- MENTOR SENTENCE quiz moved to Tuesday of next week





ELAGSE4RL =By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature with more text complexity, proficiency, with scaffolding at the high end of the range.

ELAGSE4RI10= By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts including history/social studies/technical texts.

The current book, The Hope Chest, is aligned with the above standards.

ENGLISH- Ask your child about our NEW “Mentor Sentences.”  Remember, journals/notebooks can come home DAILY, they just need to come back to school the very next day!

FILED TRIP= WEDNESDAY for Jordan and Asher. 9;15-11:30.  Space is limited so chaperones are not  necessary.  The filed trip is to the  Cobb Youth Museum in Marietta, where the students will dress up and deliver short speeches (scripts/pre-written) about the Revolutionary War.  Dress casually, take any meds necessary before school, (or notify me if I need to know anything unusual). Lunch will still be served/eaten at Frey; no sack lunch necessary.

DANCE- THIS Friday 6-8 PM.  “Under the Sea” theme.


Writing- please finish constructed response.  We have been working on this “folder” project for a few days.  We have done most of it in class.  It is due tomorrow.  Ask your child for their “Bears Folder.”

Please also check to ensure your child has “Post-It” notes.



One more day of testing!  Tomorrow, Tuesday= Math Section II

4th Quarter Reading goals:

Read “The Hope Chest”by Karen Schwabach

Some of the skills we will be covering are: determining  theme, summarizing the text, first hand and second hand account differences…among a variety of other reading and writing skills.

I also plan to implement more research.


Adding “Mentor Sentences”


Manilla folders

A large manila folder went home yesterday with your child.  Please fill out the registration form and return it to me by Friday, April 13th.

ELA testing this week for the GA Milestone. Math testing begins next week.  Don’t forget about the USA test prep site.  Your child has their password and account information in their binder.


Milestone Testing

Please send your child in with several #2 PRE SHARPENED pencils (if possible) for testing.  We begin on Tuesday morning.

I would love to have (my homeroom) several parents send in snacks for the whole class for each day of testing.  PRE-CUT please (should there be a need).  These are some long days ahead, but we are up for the task!  I can’t wait to see how well we are going to do!

NO HOMEWORK throughout the next two weeks of testing.

We welcome our new student today (non-speaking English).  I will post her name once I have the official forms!