August 28 2018

Weekly Update

Parents,

 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Just a few reminders for this week.

Tomorrow August 29th is an early release day. We will dismiss at 12:30. Please make sure the transportation log is filled out or write me a note for any transportation changes.

 

Tomorrow we will have our first technology lesson with Ms. Dye. She is one of the Cobb County Technology Specialists and she enjoys coming into classrooms and conducting lessons.

 

On Friday, we will  have our first Media lesson in the Learning Commons with Mrs. Jeter. Students will be able to check out books from the Media Center.

 

Friday is Back to Football Friday. We will be celebrating the start of Professional Football during our specials time. There will be many activities such as running, passing and catching that the students will be able to participate in. It is a classic Nickajack favorite. Students are welcome to wear their favorite football team colors and jerseys on Friday.

 

The Georgia Regions project was sent home last Friday. It is due on September 12th.

 

In class this week in reading we are working on Story Elements. We are understanding how characters and setting effect the story. We have started our Narrative Writing Unit. In Social Studies we are finishing Georgia Regions and Rivers and will begin Rules and Laws in Government. In math, we are working on place value of three digit numbers.

 

I hope everyone has a great week. Let me know if you have any questions. J

 

Kiera Martin

2nd Grade Teacher

Nickajack Elementary

http://www.cobblearning.net/kieramartin/

August 10 2018

Week Update

Parents,

 

It has been a great week. Today I sent home their homework packet. It is due on Friday August,17th. On Friday, they will have a spelling test on the spelling words. The front cover is a spelling tic-tac-toe. They are to choose 3 different spelling activities to complete throughout the week. They do not have to be 3 in a row.  Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night as part of their homework and document the reading in the reading log.

 

Next week in class we will continue to work on reading stamina and begin the making connections reading strategy. In language arts we will be working on common and proper nouns. In social studies we will continue map skills and begin the Georgia Regions. In math we are working on addition and subtraction strategies.

 

The presentation from open house is posted below.

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

 

August 3 2018

Welcome Back

Parents,

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a restful summer break.  It has been great getting to know your children these three days. Second grade is going to be so much fun.

 

In your child’s folder today is a “Super Me” homework assignment. It is due on Friday August 10th. Students should find 3-5 small objects or pictures that fit inside of the paper bag that represents them. This can be small items or pictures of objects that show how they are super! Please bring the bag filled and writing page complete on Friday. They can color the super hero and cape to decorate the bag. They will present their bags on Friday.

 

On Tuesday August 7th is Open House for grades K-2 from 6:30-8:00 pm. We will be discussing the 2nd grade curriculum and classroom information. If you plan on attending, please download the Kahoot! App on your smartphone or tablet. We will be doing a fun activity during the meeting.

 

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

 

May 7 2018

Week Update

Parents,

 

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

Parents,

 

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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0848aaac2aa5fe3-mayfield1

 

  • 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

http://www.cobblearning.net/kieramartin/

 

April 15 2018

Parents,

 

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: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0848aaac2aa5fe3-mayfield1

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

Parents,

 

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.

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2018-nickajack-dash

If you have not ordered your field day t-shirt the last day to order online is March 22nd. The link is www.beabetterbrave.com. 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:

 

Website: www.cobbcat.org/librarypass

 

Login:

                                         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