May 21-23

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I can’t believe it’s here! I have so enjoyed teaching your children this year. Every day they never cease to make me smile. I have the best job ever. Thank you all for being so supportive and helpful this year. I will miss you all so much next year.  On Monday, we will celebrate a student’s birthday that falls over the summer. We made birthday cards and will have cupcakes/cake. On Tuesday, students are dismissed at 1:30. We will be having our “Graduation Party” for the two students moving on to high school. Progress Reports and graded work will also come home this day. Wednesday is the last day of school and students are also dismissed at 1:30. We will have our end of the year celebration. Everyone wear BLUE to celebrate becoming a Blue Ribbon School this year. Dickerson is hosting a “Student Appreciation Day.” There will be music, games, and treats. Check your mailbox for Report Cards as they will be distributed next week.

Thank you again for such a great year. Do not hesitate to email me over the summer if you need anything.
-Mrs. Galvin

May 14th-18th

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day.  If you wish for your child to tie dye a t-shirt and you have not sent one in, please do so by tomorrow morning. It can be an old white t-shirt with writing on it. We are tie dying on Tuesday after our Lunch on the Lawn celebration. Please send in a towel for your child to sit on as we will eat outside with our gen ed peers. 8th graders will continue to present their final projects this week. We made some really cool stuff last week- butterfly cupcakes, ocean graham crackers, pudding dirt cups, watermelon cookies, and dessert trail mix. Friday will be Fresh Air Friday where we will spend time outside with our gen ed peers. We will also be cleaning out lockers on Friday. NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK! 

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading Alice in Wonderland. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on the Nature of Matter. We will look at solids, liquids, and gases.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Personal Economics. We will look at budgeting money and making smart choices while shopping. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

May 7th-11th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Our 8th grade peer mentors will be presenting their final cooking/science experiments starting this week. This is always so much fun! Monday morning we will attend the 6th grade Field Day with our general ed peers. Wednesday afternoon we will attend the 7th grade Field Day with our general ed peers. Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 will be the STEAM Night Showcase at Dickerson. On Friday, we will attend the 8th grade Field Day. Please have your child wear their field day shirt or an ORANGE shirt on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please also dress them in athletic clothes with tennis shoes on these days. Feel free to send in water bottles. Starting on Monday I will be collecting $2.00 for summer postage for your child’s final report card. Please send in $2.00 in either cash or change by Friday. There is not an option for picking up report cards.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue begin reading Alice in Wonderland. We finished the Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe last week. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will begin our unit on the Nature of Matter. We will look at solids, liquids, and gases. We finished our Recycling unit last week.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Personal Economics. We will look at budgeting money and making smart choices while shopping. We finished learning about India last week. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

April 30th-May 4th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I will be sending home the May calendar tomorrow. We have a busy month to wrap up the end of the year! On Thursday, we will be celebrating a classmates birthday. On Friday, we will be celebrating another student’s birthday and Cinco de Mayo.  Feel free to send in tortillas, shredded cheese, chips, salsa, guacamole, and/or cheese dip. Also-please send in plain white t shirts so we can tie dye.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will begin our unit on Environment/Recycling.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Southern Asia. This week, we will begin learning about India. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

April 23rd-27th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. On Friday, we will have Fresh Air Friday. We will also be making Chinese food to finish our China unit. We will be making Ramen noodles and fried rice. Please feel free to send in fortune cookies, egg rolls (microwaveable), and/or microwaveable sesame/orange chicken. Reminder to be sending in any plain white shirts or old white shirts you wish for your child to tie-dye next month. 

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on Forces. This week, we will be talking about electricity.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Southern Asia. This week, we will finish learning about the people, culture, foods, and geographics of China. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

April 16th-20th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Monday through Thursday general education students will continue taking their Milestone testing. We will continue have an altered schedule and eat lunch in the room. On Friday, we will cook Apple Sauce Crunch. We will have Fresh Air Friday, too. Kona ice will be at Fresh Air Friday, so please send in money if you wish for your child to buy Kona ice. We will also celebrate Earth Day.

Language Arts/Reading- We will begin reading The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on Forces. This week, we will be talking about magnetism.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Southern Asia. This week, we will learn about the people, culture, foods, and geographics of China. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

April 9th-13th

I hope everyone had a great break! Thursday night will be the Walton Percussion concert I told you all about. It begins at 7:00 at Walton High School. Students should be there by 6:00 to rehearse with the other students. Please dress nicely (no jeans/tennis shoes). Please let me know if you plan on taking your child. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend. I am also sending home the tentative April calendar. On Thursday, we will be making popcorn. There will be no Fresh Air Friday this week due to End of Grade (EOG) Testing for general education students.

Language Arts/Reading- We will finish reading the book Bridge to Terabithia. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will begin our unit on Forces. This week, we will be talking about Gravity.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Southern Asia. We will learn about the people, culture, foods, and geographics of Southern Asia. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin