May 7 2018

Week Update



There are only 12 days left of the school year, I can’t believe it. With the end of the year fast approaching, we have a lot of events and activities coming up. Thank you to you all who came and helped during field day. We had Mr. Williams, Ms. Ellison & Mr. Whitley, Mrs. Maupin, Mrs. Haeberle, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Nicks all here helping with events and games. Field Day can’t happen without the donations and time from ALL NES parents.


I would like to thank everyone in our class for all the help this school year. All of my class parents have truly been a great support this year.


This week is the Book Fair in the Learning Commons. We will go as a class on Wednesday 5/9. If you would like for your child to shop with the class, please send money to purchase books on Wednesday. It is easiest if you put the money in a sealed envelope with their name on it. You can also come and shop with your student before or after school.


On Friday 5/11 is Fine Arts Night. Our class will be performing a dance they learned in music class with Ms. Posey. We are one of the few classes chosen to perform!! Hooray!! Please arrive at school at 5:30 for the show to start at 6pm. They are to dress in jeans and a red or blue top. There will be an art show with student art pieces from class with Mrs. Barger.


If you have not done so already, please return your enrollment form, yellow envelope, and stamps to school ASAP. Please address the envelope to mail all end of the year paperwork home.


On Thursday 5/17 is our End of the Year Celebration. It will be from 1-2pm. Parents are welcome to attend. Please be on the lookout for an email from our wonderful room moms for a sign up genius for supplies for the party.


Early Release days on the 22nd and 23rd. Students are not to bring book bags to school the last day of school. If they need to bring anything it should be disposable.


Please let me know if you have any questions! Have a great week.

April 23 2018



I hope everyone had a great weekend. There are just a few announcements.


  • Fine Arts Night has been rescheduled for Friday, May 11th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. Our class will be performing a dance at Fine Arts Night! They are very excited!  They have worked very hard with Ms. Posey in music specials. Please see the following from Ms. Posey:

Fine Arts Night Invitation

Friday, May 11th, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Your Student has been invited to perform a dance during Fine Arts Night! Please arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. dressed in the appropriate performance attire (red or blue shirt and blue jeans). We look forward to seeing you!

4555 Nickajack Elementary School
Any Questions?  PLEASE CONTACT MS. POSEY [email protected]

  • Next Thursday is Field Day. Field Day shirts just came in. I will send them home tomorrow. Here is the link again if you would like to sign up to volunteer to help on Field Day.


  • On field day, please make sure your child wears their field day shirt or any t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes. Please pack an extra change of clothes and socks in case they get wet.


Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope everyone has a great week! 🙂


Kiera Martin

2nd Grade Teacher

Nickajack Elementary


April 15 2018



I hope everyone had a great spring break. Can you believe there are less than 30 school days left this school year? It has gone by so fast!

On Friday April 20th is the PTA Movie and Food Truck Night. They will be showing  the movie Coco. Come out for fun dinner and a movie.


If you would like to volunteer for Field Day on May 3rd, you can go to the following link to sign up.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Volunteers:

Can’t volunteer BUT still want to help??

Please consider donating one of the items below. Each donation helps us have a smooth and fun-filled day!

  • Popsicles on a stick (This is different from years in the past)
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • First Aid Items
  • Gallons of Water
  • Bottles Water
  • Empty 20oz Soda Bottles
  • Small 3-5oz Cups


Today, we received live caterpillars to watch the life cycle of a butterfly. The students were very excited to watch them move around. In science next week, we will study the life cycle of a butterfly. In reading and writing we will be working on a book report. In language arts we will continue the spelling rules for suffixes and irregular past tense verbs. For math, we will work on partitioning shapes and fractions.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! 🙂

March 15 2018

Week Update



We have several fun events happening at NES soon. Tonight is the Relay For Life Talent Show. Students have worked very hard to put on a great show. Come out and have dinner, watch the show and raise money for Relay for Life. Adult tickets are $3.00, students are $2.00 and $1 for food, drinks, and deserts.  Next Friday we have our field trip to the Children’s Museum. Please make sure students wear comfy shoes, and if they bring a jacket, it is light enough to carry around with them. If students are bringing a lunch from home, please make sure everything is in a disposable bag. On Saturday is the Nickajack Dash and Auction. If you have not signed up, here is the link.

If you have not ordered your field day t-shirt the last day to order online is March 22nd. The link is Pick the field day t-shirts, and select Martin. The color is Sapphire.


This week in class, we had a lesson with Mrs. Jeter about Library Pass. Students were able to practice loging into the system and learned how to find books through the Cobb County Public Library. Please check out thihs wonderful new resource:


I am excited to announce the Library Pass program is up and running!!  The Library Pass program is a partnership between the Cobb County Public Library and Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools to provide students access to the public library’s collection using their student ID number as their library card!  This is for all K-12 students in CCSD and Marietta City Schools, amazing!


All of our students now have a Library Pass which means they can access the public libraries print books, ebooks, audiobooks AND database collections!   Students may access the site at school and at home.  We have a link in our Cobb Digital Library (Mackinvia) – Cobb County Public Library System – under databases.  Students will use the following credentials to log into the public library website:





                                         Library card #:  Student ID number

                                         Pin:                4 digit birthday (mm/dd)


Once they open the database, it opens to the Library Pass Homepage.  Click Elementary School and then click on the colorful subject area boxes – yellow, orange or blue (they all take them to the same page).  From this page they can access:

  • print collection (Library Catalog)
  • Ebooks (Overdrive)
  • Databases


Next week in reading, we will be studying the author’s purpose of writing a book. We will learn is it to Persuade, Inform or Enteratin the audience. We will finish our opinion writing unit. In Math, we will review addition and subtraction with regrouping, and money word problems. In science we will review the properties of stars. Please let me know if you have any questions! I hope everyone has a great rest of the week! J



February 28 2018

Week Update


I hope you had a restful and enjoyable Winter Break. We are off and running again in the classroom! Here are some important reminders for this week.

  • Six Flags ticket reading logs were due 2/27/18 (If you forgot please bring it tomorrow).
  • Black History Project due Thursday 3/1
  • Picture Day Friday 3/2 Forms to purchase pictures were sent home. For picture day, our time is at 12:30. If you would like to pack clothes for your child to change into before pictures, I will give students time to change.
  • Field Day t-shirts for 2nd Paper forms are due 3/1 or you can order online at (Field day shirts are on the bottom. Make sure to select our class for the correct color)
  • Mother/Son Warrior Challenge 3/2 at Xdrenaline 6:30-9:30 Buy tickets online
  • Don’t forget to sign up for the NES Dash. Forms were sent home.


Homework this week is an extra credit packet. Students who complete it will get a prize from me on Friday.  Please remember that students should be using our online resources for reading and math at home. Students can go on for reading and on for all subjects.


I hope everyone has a great week!

February 4 2018

Week update



I’m glad everyone has had a great week. This week we saw a performance of The Jungle Book. The students really enjoyed the  play.


Next week, we have our field trip to the Cobb Energy Center to see Beauty and the Beast. We will have “brunch” on Thursday to make it to the play on time. We will get our lunches and eat around 9am before we leave. Please pack your child a snack for when we get back from the play.  They will be hungry.


February 5-9, Nickajack PTA will have Valentine’s Day Candy Grams for sale.


On Friday the 9th,  NES will have the Sweetheart Dance for our girls and fathers/grandfathers, uncles, or family friend. The letter was sent home, please return if you would like to participate.


Valentine’s day is the 14th. Please read the note sent home today about our Valentine’s day exchange.


Next week in reading, we will continue comparing and contrasting fairy tales, folktales and fables from around the world. We will continue opinion writing. In Social Studies there is a new famous Georgian, Juliette Gordon Low. In Math, we will begin three digit addition with regrouping.


Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

January 22 2018

Week Update


I hope everyone had a great extra break. I didn’t get to play in the snow, but I bet everyone else had fun! There are a lot of events and curriculum that we are working to catch up on this week.

This week, there is not an official homework packet because of the snow days. In their folder today is a bonus packet for our class. It is not mandatory, but the students will receive a treat from me if they complete it by Friday. We will get back to the regular homework and spelling list next week.

If you have not done so already, please return the permission form for the Beauty and the Beast Ballet on February 8th. For this trip, we will have to have brunch. The time of the play is not ideal for students to eat. We will eat our lunch before we leave for the ballet. Please pack your child a healthy snack for them to eat when we get back to school from the ballet.

This week in reading, we are going to begin working on fairy tales, fables and folktales. We will compare and contrast versions of famous stories from around the world. In writing, we will work on opinion and persuasive writing. For social studies, we will begin studying Jackie Robinson. In math, we will finish adding four two digit numbers, and begin three digit addition.

We are running low on glue sticks. If any of you would like to donate extra glue sticks to the class it would be very much appreciated.  🙂

I hope everyone has a great week!




Kiera Martin

2nd Grade Teacher

Nickajack Elementary