Week of April 16th

Many thanks to all the parents who donated snacks during the Milestones testing! A great thanks to our wonderful mothers, Kerri Grant and Marci Suddeth for volunteering during the STEM lesson today!

Our class survived the Milestones Testing and hopefully we will have all the scores before the end of the school year.

Ask your child about “Cookie Mining”! We concluded the Economics Unit with the STEM activity in which each pair of students mined for chocolate chips and calculated their profit. Please review all the Economics terms, play the matching games on the Quizlet website and be ready for the test on Monday!

Next Week-at-a-Glance

Reading & Writing: Poetry

Spelling: Test on Friday

Math: Area and Perimeter Test on Monday/ Measurement

Social Studies: Economics Test on Monday/ Snakes and Donuts

Cereal Box and Commercial due on Monday!


Happy Friyay!

Our students worked really hard on completing Sections 1, 2 and 3 on the Reading and Language Arts Georgia Milestones tests.

Please encourage your child to review the Math Study Guide we completed today! Milestones testing will continue with two Math sections on Monday and Tuesday.

Friday folders will come home next week, as we don’t have anything that needs to go home today.

Thank you again to all of you who sent in snacks for the kiddos! They loved them!

Gimme 5 for Education

Our “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation will be ending tomorrow, Friday, April 13!  Thank you to all the families and staff members who have already donated! We have raised about $1,200 for our school which means we will get 50% back to use at our school! Please help us meet our goal of $1,500 before tomorrow’s deadline. All checks can be made out to East Side and can go into the white safe or you can donate online at Gimme 5 Online Donation Page. Don’t forget it is a tax-deductible contribution! Again, thank you for giving East Side a high five to education and supporting our school continuously.

Milestones Testing

I hope everyone enjoyed Spring Break. The students were very excited to share their wonderful experiences!

Milestones Testing starts at 8:00 am tomorrow. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast. All the tests will be administered on the computer.

Thank you to all the parents who sent in snacks!

Enjoy Spring Break!

Many thanks to Marci Suddeth for helping make copies this week.

I am so proud of our class for finishing in FIRST PLACE for the March Mathness Competition!

Thank you to all the parents who signed up to donate snacks for the Milestones Testing! Please refer to the testing window and make sure your child had a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast. All the testing will be done on the computer.

Enjoy Spring Break!

Many thanks to  Greta Herbert and Lizzie Nielsen for volunteering in our class during the Adventures in Art lesson.



Top 5 student will receive a homework pass!



This week we focused on writing constructed responses using the R.A.C.E.S. strategy.  We reinforced the importance of

  • Restating the question
  • Answering the question asked
  • Citing text evidence
  • Explaining your thinking
  • Summing it all up

Today we ended with the WRITING BOOT CAMP!    Ask your child if they survived boot camp on March 23rd!   We hope they will share their writing success stories with you!


A letter came home in your child’s folder before Winter Break regarding Milestones testing for 4th grade.  All testing will be done on the computer this year.  Mrs. Alter has been teaching keyboarding skills in computer lab to help students prepare for the Milestones.  I would highly encourage students to also practice keyboarding at home.   Mrs. Alter has links and resources on her blog on the East Side Website that you can utilize at home.  Please click on the link below to access her website.

Computer Lab Webpage


Math: Geometry ( Angles, triangles and quadrilaterals)-Test on Friday

Writing: Opinion

Reading: Allusions

Spelling: Lesson 21-Test on Friday

In-House Field Trip on Monday, March 26th! Please sign and return the field trip permission slips I sent out last Friday. Thank you!