Introduction and This Week

Hey!  I want to tell you a little about myself and give you a heads up on everything happening this week at school.

I have been married for 16 years and have 4 children.  We are figuring out middle school with our 6thgrader at Dickerson.  Our other kids are in 5th, 4th, and 1stgrade at East Side.  I have a degree in Elementary Education from UGA and taught in Gwinnett and Barrow counties.  I love East Side, and I’m very excited to be teaching your 5thgraders for the next couple months.

I know it’s a big deal to have your teacher out for this long.  I hope to keep things as similar to Mrs. Marroquin as possible so that your students make the transitions smoothly.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or for your students. I will eventually have an email through Cobb County Schools, but that can take a couple weeks.  Feel free to contact me through my gmail at [email protected].

This week: 

Math:  We will be learning the standard form of multiplying three-digit by two-digit numbers.  (Yes!  Standard form is what we learned in school!)

Reading:  We will continue to talk about character traits. We’ll introduce the difference between plot and theme in the books we read.  We had our first book club meetings today, and we will continue to have those on Mondays.

Writing:  Your students have been working on a personal narrative.  They will be writing their rough drafts and starting revisions this week.  We are going to focus on emotions in writing, writing all the senses, and writing a good hook.  They are working so hard on these!  I can’t wait for y’all to read them when they are finished.  We will have a vocabulary quiz this Friday.

Science:  We will continue to learn about constructive and destructive forces and how they impact our world.

A few things to remember:

  • Please send in your signed permission form for High Touch High Tech. We will be having this program on Monday when we get back from Fall Break.  Your student cannot participate without the signed permission form.
  • Ellis Island is Friday, October 5th! That’s the Friday after Fall break!  Your student will be bringing home their character assignment this week.  Please look for this assignment and start working on a costume.
  • Please send in your student’s class T-shirt form this week.
  • No school next week! Have a great Fall Break!!

Picture Day

Picture day is Wednesday, 8/22/18.  Picture order forms were sent home today!  Even if you are not buying a package of pictures, your child will still be photographed because it will be in the yearbook this year.

Thanks!

Happy 1st day of school!

We had a wonderful day today!  I had such a great time getting to know the children, and I hope they too enjoyed the day!  If you have not had a chance to fill out the electronic information forms that were filled out and meet and greet, see the post below for the link to do so.  I will be compiling email addresses this weekend to form an email group to be able to send out emails to you this year.

I can’t wait to see your kiddos tomorrow!