August 26

Football Friday

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?  Teasley’s Physical Education department is proud to partner with the NFL and their PLAY60 program to bring you BACK TO FOOTBALL Friday on September 7th.  Back to Football Friday is a school-wide event that encourages students to get active and excited about the upcoming football season.  Students are encouraged to wear their favorite NFL football gear.  During their specials time the students will participate in football related stations testing their throwing, catching, kicking, punting, and speed/agility.

Like any school-wide event, WE NEED YOUR HELP.  To volunteer please use this link  http://signup.com/go/WscGUKW.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Homansky at eric.homansky@cobbk12.org or Coach Sonny at sonny.sessions@cobbk12.org.

 

5th grade fundraiser

On behalf of the 5th grade team, I want to express our gratitude for all of your support of our fundraising initiatives this year. The supply bags and Frozen Fridays are the two big initiatives , but we will also have several smaller fundraisers later in the year. Just for your information, we are asking our 5th grade families to contribute $400 per student to cover the expenses of all our field trips. The cost per student is closer to $500, but we are committed to offsetting that cost by $100 through our fundraising efforts. We would LOVE to exceed our goal and be able to bring down the cost even further for all of our families. By promoting our fundraising initiatives, you play a big part in our students reaching their fundraising goal. We appreciate you

Attendance

Message from the Attendance Committee
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! As we jump into a new school year, the Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the first 9 weeks, ending on Wednesday, October 10th, will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Furthermore, those students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will have the opportunity to participate in a end of year celebration during the last week of school as well as FOUR entries into the drawing for the bike! Thank you so much for your support with getting your student to school on time every day.

 

 

Math Centers: practicing counting objects to 20, 1 to 1 correspondence, and writing numbers to 10.

Pictures from Art and Spanish

Our Week:

Thank you all for participating in the All About Me project. The class enjoyed seeing each other’s treasures. Thank you also for encouraging your children to make me birthday cards, they were so wonderful!

 

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday August 29- Library
  • Wednesday August 29- Light Bulb Lab
  • Early release- 12:30- Wednesday, August 29
  • Thursday August 30, PTA and IB information night-
  • Friday August 31- our first class visit with Mrs. Harris our counselor
  • Show and Tell (Short Ee, Dd, Gg sounds)

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: All about Me

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: Have You Filled A Bucket Today. This book teaches young readers valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring. Ask your student ways that they can bucket fill in their class or family.
  • Compare and contrast: We will compare and contrast Lily’s Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wimberley Worried.
  • Phonics: letter/sound identification- Short E, Dd, Gg
  • Review of sight words

Writing:

  • Practicing labeling drawings to share information and stretching out words

Math:

  • Continued practice with number 0-10, exploring cardinality of numbers and counting strategies
  • Count to 100
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

 

August 19

excitement at recess (drain work done by CCSD before we get TURF on the primary playground!)

Light bulb Lab with Ms. Blaylock, every other week she will help us exercise our brains and THINK

Show and Tell: lots of words for Ff and PP and even an Octopus to hang on our anchor chart

Important Dates:

  • Monday August 20: Fall picture day (wear standard Teasley uniform)
  • Tuesday August 21: Spirit night at Los Bravos- I look forward to seeing you there!
  • Wednesday August 22- visit library (we had a great first visit at the library last week. We will go as a class each week so remember to send those books back so that another book can be checked out)
  • Show and Tell- Friday- this week show and tell will be the All About Me Bags– instructions and a bag will come home on Monday.
  • All pro dads: Friday August 24 7am in the Café
  • Early release- 12:30- Wednesday, August 29

 

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: All about Me

ELA:

  • Read Aloud: I Like Myself, Chrysanthemum, Wimberly Worried. We will learn about story elements: character, setting and make connections to ourselves and other texts that we have read. Through our connections, we learn how we fit into our community.
  • Phonics: letter/sound identification- Hh, Bb, Rr, short u and e
  • Sight words: as, go, but, like

Writing:

  • Focus: drawing and labeling pieces to share about themselves: their feelings, shared connections, and personal characteristics

Math:

  • Continued practice with number 0-10, exploring cardinality of numbers and counting strategies
  • Count to 100
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher

 

 

 

August 12

  

 

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday August 14- 4 pm, ASP open house
  • Show and Tell using short i, Ff, Pp, Cc or short o sound (ex .insect, something with feathers or fluffy, penguin, pretty, etc)
  • Monday August 20: Fall picture day

 

 This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: All about Me and My Community

ELA

  • Read Aloud: Beatrice Doesn’t Want To, David Goes To School, The Name Jar. These books will help the students discover more about their roles and responsibilities in our class community.
  • Phonics: letter/sound identification- Pp, Ff, Cc, Short o and i
  • Sight words: I, a, the, to, is

Writing:

  • Focus: drawing and labeling pieces to reflect an understanding of themselves, their families, and their community.

Math

  • Recognize, write, count 6-10
  • Count to 100

 

August 5

We finally had outdoor recess and we were so happy!

We “moon walked” for our morning greeting.

 

Our first show and tell! Students shared about the toy that they brought and students who did not bring in something were given the chance to tell about their favorite toy at home.

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After being such good listeners we needed to get some wiggles out.

 

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This is our first IB provocation. A provocation is something that we do at the beginning of a Unit to get students engaged and involved in their own learning. Instead of me telling them we need rules in a classroom for it to work smoothly, we had a chaotic activity and then re grouped and they (emphasis they) came up with ideas on how we need to act in a classroom.

These are our first class essential agreements. A big part of their conversation entered around taking turns (yay).  We will updated our essential agreements as the students grow and see changes that they need to make.

We then read David Goes To School, which has many examples of how not to act in a classroom. It also shows the impact of David’s behavior choices on his classmates.

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday August 7- last day to walk your student to class (our kids are doig a great job of finding their own way to class!)
  • Send in pencil boxes and headphones if you have not already done so
  • Show and Tell using M,S,T, N, or short A sound (ex. stuffed animal, something that makes sounds, alligator)
  • Tuesday August 14- 4 pm, ASP open house

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- Who We Are: All About Me And My Community

ELA

  • The Kissing Hand, Can I Play Too?
  • Phonics: letter/sound identification- M,S,T,N, and short A (all letters with “stick” formation.
  • Sight words: I, a, the, to, and

Writing:

  • Focus: drawing and labeling pieces to reflect an understanding of themselves, their families, and their community.

Math

  • Recognize, write, count 1-5
  • Count to 100

 

First Day Fun

Snack and work time

Specials- Learmimg Lab, Music, and PE

  

Read to self

 

 

Indoor Recess (sadly)

 

Lunchtime- they have some great manners!

Our first birthday celebration!

 

Today was a busy day but our class rocked kindergarten! We will spend a lot of time the next few days working on classroom procedures such as: walking in the hall, raising our hands (and then waiting), following directions, pushing in chairs, coming to the carpet and finding a spot. Please remind your student to listen to their teacher and follow directions. Thank you all for getting in the supplies so quickly, and also to you all who sent in the extra supplies. We should be receiving the orders for those of you who ordered through the school very soon. I know the fifth grade appreciates your support.

Its going to be a great year!