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

DMS Field Day

DMS FIELD DAY
2018
May 7th–6th Grade
May 9th–7th Grade
May 11–8th Grade
T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11. New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one. (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!) Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

Week of March 26th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Busy week this week! Tomorrow will be our Adapted PE Field Day at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Students should dress in layers and wear tennis shoes. I will give students their Field Day shirts to wear. Please apply sunscreen as appropriate. Please also send in big towels or blankets for us to sit on. We are excited! 6th grade students who made Honor Roll will attend the celebration Wednesday morning. Wednesday will also be our last DMS Challenge day for the year.7th grade students who made Honor Roll will attend a celebration Thursday morning. We will be making cupcakes on Thursday, too. On Friday, we will go on our field trip to Wheeler to see Shrek the Musical. It is also “Tacky Tourist” Day. Dress your child in tacky tourist clothes and donate $1.00 to Relay for Life. There will be NO SCHOOL next week as it is Spring Break. Also-please let me know if you are ordering a Dickerson Field Day t-shirt. Order forms went home last week.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue 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 finish our unit on the human body. We will continue learning about body systems.

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

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

Week of March 19th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Progress Reports from the 3rd 9 weeks will go home on Wednesday. You can check students’ Report Card grades on Parent Vue. On Friday, we will be cooking apple crisp. Feel free to send in apples. DMS Field Day t-shirt order forms are also in agenda.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue 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 continue our unit on the human body. We will begin learning about body systems.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Civil Rights. This week, we will talk about Brown vs. Board of Education and Martin Luther King Jr. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

March 12-16th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Wednesday will be the last day of the 3rd nine weeks. Students will also be dismissed at 1:30 on Wednesday. Starting on Thursday, we will meet our new peer mentors for the last nine weeks. On Thursday, we will celebrate two students’ birthdays. On Friday, we will have our St. Patrick’s Day party. Please feel free to send in any GREEN foods (grapes, apples, guacamole, celery, cookies, etc.) Friday will also be “Super Hero Day” where students can dress up as a super hero and pay $1.00 for Relay for Life.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue 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 start our unit on the human body. We will begin learning about body systems.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Civil Rights. This week, we will talk about Brown vs. Board of Education and Martin Luther King Jr. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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

March 5th-9th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. 8th grade peer mentors will continue presenting their final science/cooking projects this week. Last week we decorated cookies, made trail mix, made pudding dirt cups, and did a plate tectonics experiment using graham crackers. We’ve been having so much fun! Wednesday will be a DMS Challenge day. Friday we will go to Dodgen for our Atlanta Zoo field trip. There will be various animals on the Field Trip, so this week we will spend our time in Science learning about mammals, reptiles, and warm/cold blooded animals. Please return your picture permission form if you have not already.

Language Arts/Reading- We will begin 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 learn about mammals, repitles, warm-blooded, and cold-blooded animals in preparation for our field trip on Friday.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Civil Rights. This week, we will talk about Brown vs. Board of Education and Martin Luther King Jr. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

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