November 13th-17th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Friday will be our Thanksgiving Feast! Feel free to send in ham/turkey, green beans, rolls, potatoes, etc. If you are sending in food, please let me know. Friday will be CAMO day. Students can wear camo and bring $1.00 to support Relay for Life. Next week there will be no school as it is Thanksgiving Break. I hope everyone has a great week and Thanksgiving! We still need facial wipes. Feel free to donate!

Language Arts/Reading- We will begin reading the book Little House on the Prairie. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 planets and phases of the moon.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on the Middle East. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

Relay for Life

Parents,
There will be a table in the atrium before school on the mornings of November 9-15. Members of the Pay it Forward Club an d a teacher will be selling leaves for the “thankful tree.” Students can purchase 2 leaves for $1.00. Students will be able to write on both leaves and hang them up, or they may choose to write on one leaf and give the other leaf to the person they are thankful for. If you have any questions, let me know! All proceeds go to Relay for Life. 

November 6th-10th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Tomorrow is a Teacher Workday and students will have NO SCHOOL. DMS Challenge was rescheduled from last Wednesday to this Wednesday. Students will attend general education classes with their peers during this time. On Friday, we will be making pumpkin pudding.  Also- feel free to donate facial wipes!

Language Arts/Reading- We will finish reading the adapted book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 finish our unit on interdependence of life/biomes. Students will learn about the desert, rainforest, tundra, temperate forest, and marine biomes.

Social Studies- We will finish our unit on Africa and begin our unit on the Middle East. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

October 30th-November 3rd

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Reminder that tomorrow students can dress up for Halloween and send in $1.00 for Relay for Life. On Tuesday, we will be painting mini pumpkins and cooking pumpkin muffins. Wednesday will be a DMS Challenge Day. There are no further announcements as of now. I will be sending out a November calendar on Wednesday.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the adapted book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 interdependence of life/biomes. Students will learn about the desert, rainforest, tundra, temperate forest, and marine biomes.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Africa. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

October 23rd-27th

This week will be Red Ribbon Week. On Monday, students will fill out a red ribbon with a strength of theirs. They will then enter a raffle to win a gift bag. On Tuesday, students will “help others’ self-esteem.” Students will practice giving compliments to others. On Wednesday, we will “kick drugs away.” Please bring in pairs of your family’s gently used or new shoes. These will benefit the Soles4souls organization. If not, feel free to donate to soles4souls.org. Students can wear crazy socks, too! On Thursday, we will team up against drugs. Wear your favorite college/professional team t-shirt. On Friday, students can wear red. There will be flavor ice treats for students at Fresh Air Friday. Wednesday will be the 6th grade Honor Roll breakfast. All 6th graders made Honor Roll and will be attending. On Thursday, 7th grade students will attend the 7th grade Honor Roll breakfast. Also, after school on Thursday will be the 7th Grade Fall dance from 4:15-5:45. If you wish your 7th grader to attend, please fill out the blue permission form in the agenda. 7th and 8th graders will also receive a permission form for an in-school field trip provided by High Touch High Tech. This will take place in January and will cost $11.00 per student. Students will learn about different parts of the body. Please sign, return, and send in money if you wish for your child to attend. On Friday, we will carve/paint pumpkins!

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the adapted book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 interdependence of life/biomes. Students will learn about the desert, rainforest, tundra, temperate forest, and marine biomes.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Africa. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

October 16th-20th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Reminder that this week is Early Release and students will be dismissed at 1:30 each day. Graded work, Progress Reports, and Report Cards will be given at individual conferences. Those with phone conferences will receive conference folders and graded work on Monday. The Book Fair will be open this week. If you wish for your child to purchase something for the Book Fair, please send in money. There will be no Fresh Air Friday on Friday this week. Students will repeat spelling words from last week.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the adapted book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 interdependence of life/biomes. Students will learn about the desert, rainforest, tundra, temperate forest, and marine biomes.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Africa. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

October 9th-13th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We have 10 peer mentors that will begin working with our class every day starting Monday. We are so excited to meet them! Tuesday will be the 6th grade Fall Dance after school. It will take place from 4:15-5:45 and cost $5.00. If you wish for your child to eat, please send in additional money for food/drink. If you plan on having your child attend, please let me know. On Thursday will be our Color Battle event. You can still donate money by using the code on the flyer I sent out last week. Thursday will also be an Early Release day where students will be dismissed at 1:30. On Friday, we will be making trail mix. Feel free to send in pretzels, M&M’s, and Cheerio’s. Dickerson is hosting book drive for teen patients at Scottish Rite Hospital. You may bring in a new book from home or may purchases one next week at Dickerson’s Book Fair. Make sure it is appropriate for teenagers.  Progress Reports and graded work from the first 9 weeks of school will go out on Monday.

Language Arts/Reading- We will begin reading the adapted book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 interdependence of life/biomes. Students will learn about the desert, rainforest, tundra, temperate forest, and marine biomes.

Social Studies- We will finish our unit on Georgia studies. This week, students will continue learning about famous Georgia entrepreneurs. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

October 2nd-6th

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fall Break! On Monday, students will attend a “Color Battle” Pep Rally during their Connections courses. This is a new fundraising opportunity for Dickerson this year. I will send out more information about it as soon as I hear. Wednesday will be a DMS Challenge Day. Again, this is where my class goes in to general education homerooms. 6th graders are with other 6th grade peers, 7th graders with 7th graders, and 8th graders with 8th graders. Here, they learn about bully prevention. Friday will be Fall Picture Retakes for anyone who purchased pictures and is not happy with them. On Friday, we will be making pudding.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the adapted version of the book A Small White Scar. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 new unit on interdependence of life/biomes. Students will learn about the desert, rainforest, tundra, temperate forest, and marine biomes.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Georgia studies. This week, students will learn about famous Georgia entrepreneurs. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

September 18th-22nd

Students will resume going to Connections courses on Wednesday once IOWA testing is over for general education students. Friday will be Team Color Day. Send your child in their favorite sports team color and donate $1.00 to Relay for Life. We will make sandwiches on Friday. Feel free to send in bread and deli meat/cheese. Reminder that next week there will be no school for Fall Break.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the adapted version of the book A Small White Scar. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 simple machines. Students will learn about levers, wedges, inclined planes, screws, wheel and axles, and
pulleys.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Georgia studies. Students will learn about the 5 geographic regions (Piedmont, Coastal Plains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, and Ridge and Valley). We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

September 13th-15th

Dickerson is collecting toothpaste, toothbrushes, and combs/brushes for victims impacted by the hurricane. If you could send in one of each, that would be much appreciated.. On Thursday, students will make s’mores to go along with our novel- A Small White Scar. If you wish to donate, please send in marshmallows, chocolate, and/or graham crackers. Mrs. Galvin will be out on Friday.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the adapted version of the book A Small White Scar. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to 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 simple machines. Students will learn about levers, wedges, inclined planes, screws, wheel and axles, and pulleys.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Georgia studies. Students will learn about the 5 geographic regions (Piedmont, Coastal Plains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, and Ridge and Valley). We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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