Week of 11-12-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning next week week:

Integrated Reading:

    1. Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  
    2. Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
    3. Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus(Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
  • Last week students picked an explorer to do research on. This week students will get into groups and work on a collaborative presentation together.

 

  • Writing: We are working on informational writing. Students have started doing research on their chosen topic, and we will work on organizing our notes, leads, and transition words. We will also discuss plagiarism and how to write information in our own words.

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are  continuing to work on properties of multiplication and division to solve equations. (Associative Property, Commutative Property, Distributive Property). We will have an assessment on Thursday.
    •  Image result for 4 properties of multiplication and division anchor chart 
  • Curriculum 

IB Unit 3: Across the Universe 

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet 

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities, and challenges.  

 Learner Profile Traits: Risk-taker, Open-minded, Inquirer 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

Conflict between Indians and explorers caused destruction.  

Explorers cooperated with Indians to achieve their goals. 

Explorers had many motivations for their journey to North America. 

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Announcements: A specials THANK YOU to all the pledges for the Tiger Trot. Our class pledged over 1200 dollars! That is AWESOME!

Important dates

 

Monday, November 12- Friday, November 16- Fall Scholastic Book Fair 

Thursday, November 15- Thanksgiving Fest- 11:30-12:10

Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23- Thanksgiving Break (No School) 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 11-5-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning next week week:

Integrated Reading:

    1. Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  
    2. Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
    3. Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus(Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
  • Over the next two weeks students will choose one explorer from our unit to do research on. They will learn about their motivations, obstacles, accomplishments, and their relationships with the Native Americans when they first traveled to North America. Students will also continue to work on finding the main idea of a passage and the supporting details.

 

  • Writing: We are working on informational writing. Students have started doing research on their chosen topic, and we will work on organizing our notes, leads, and transition words.

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are learning the properties of multiplication and division to solve equations. (Associative Property, Commutative Property, Distributive Property)  Image result for 4 properties of multiplication and division anchor chart 

 

  • Curriculum 

IB Unit 3: Across the Universe 

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet 

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities, and challenges.  

 Learner Profile Traits: Risk-taker, Open-minded, Inquirer 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

Conflict between Indians and explorers caused destruction.  

Explorers cooperated with Indians to achieve their goals. 

Explorers had many motivations for their journey to North America. 

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

 

Tuesday, November 6- Student Holiday (No school) 

Friday, November 9- Tiger Trot 

Monday, November 12- Friday, November 16- Fall Scholastic Book Fair 

Thursday, November 15- Thanksgiving Fest 

Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23- Thanksgiving Break (No School) 

Let’s have a great week!


10-29-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning next week week:

Integrated Reading:

During the next unit students will need to be able to :

  • RL.1: I can consistently and independently ask and answer questions to demonstrate my understandings of a text in writing.  

     –Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  

    -Determine the meaning of a word as they are used in context. 

    -Determine the main idea of a text and recount key details. 

    – Describe European exploration in North America. 

    1. Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
    2. Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus(Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
    3. Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between European explorers and American Indians.

    -Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe. 

    – Describe how the early explorers (SS3H2a) adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled. 

 

  • Writing: We are working on informational writing . Students have chosen an informational topic, and will start doing research next week.
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that convey ideas and information clearly.
  • Produce a text that includes a topic, develop this topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • Elaborate on their topics using concrete details and anecdotes.
  • Write introductions and conclusions using learned strategies and mentor texts as examples.
  • Logically group related information together in the text by using linking words and phrases.
    Use what they know about Standard English conventions, including spelling patterns, to publish pieces of text.
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that include text features.
  • Explore working collaboratively and independently to create writing pieces in any genre
  • Revise and edit their work with teacher and peer support
  • Orally rehearse their writing by teaching others about their chosen topic.
  • Recount ideas and details from texts

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are learning how to find the area of a shape by counting units or by multiplying the length and width. Below is an anchor chart along with vocabulary words and a website your child can use for practice
    • http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/AreaShapesShoot.htm

  • Curriculum Update-We are now moving into are third unit!

IB Unit 3: Across the Universe 

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet 

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities, and challenges.  

 Learner Profile Traits: Risk-taker, Open-minded, Inquirer 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

Conflict between Indians and explorers caused destruction.  

Explorers cooperated with Indians to achieve their goals. 

Explorers had many motivations for their journey to North America. 

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

Tuesday, October 30- Tiger Trot Kickoff 

Friday, November 2- All Pro Dads 7am 

Tuesday, November 6- Student Holiday (No school) 

Friday, November 9- Tiger Trot 

Announcements:

Treats for Troops!!!

Our Student Council is partnering with A+ Pediatric Dentistry of

Atlanta again this year to collect candy for Operation Gratitude!

Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that ships care packages to our troops around the globe.

 

On Thursday and Friday, Nox. 1-2, bring in some of your extra Trick or Treating candy to share with the troops.

You can also take your candy to the Candy Buy Back Party at A+ Dentistry on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 4:00-6:00.

 

Let’s have a great week!

 


10-22-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning this week:

  • Integrated Reading:
    • Students will learn early American Indian cultures and their development in North America (Southeast, Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, Plains, and Arctic). Next week students will be working with the media specialist to create a visual project about the region of their choice. They will also have an assessment Friday on American Indians food, shelter, and clothing in each region. 
    •  Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  
    • Determine the meaning of a word as they are used in context. 

 

  • Writing: We will start informational writing. Students will brainstorm topics that they want to explore and do research on. Here is what students should be able to do by the end of the quarter
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that convey ideas and information clearly.
  • Produce a text that includes a topic, develop this topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • Elaborate on their topics using concrete details and anecdotes.
  • Write introductions and conclusions using learned strategies and mentor texts as examples.
  • Logically group related information together in the text by using linking words and phrases.
    Use what they know about Standard English conventions, including spelling patterns, to publish pieces of text.
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that include text features.
  • Explore working collaboratively and independently to create writing pieces in any genre
  • Revise and edit their work with teacher and peer support
  • Orally rehearse their writing by teaching others about their chosen topic.
  • Recount ideas and details from texts

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are continuing to work on multiplication and how to find patterns on a chart. Here are some examples of pattern rules to help increase fluency:
    • Image result for patterns in multiplication anchor chart

 

  • Curriculum
  •  IB Unit 2: We can work it out. Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time.Central Idea: Living things adapt to survive.Learner Profile Traits: Knowledgeable, Thinker
  • Line of Inquiry: American Indians used their environments in different ways.

Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

 Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 22-26): 

 Monday– “Red Ribbon Day”   Wear red clothing to celebrate your promise to live a healthy lifestyle and be drug free.  Students are challenged to bring a healthy snack today.  

Tuesday– “Put a Sock on Bad Choices Day”  Wear crazy or mismatched socks. Students are challenged to share with their peers and teachers how they make good choices. 

Wednesday– “Dream Career Day”- Students are challenged o share with their peers and teachers about what career they may like to do when they get older. Wear appropriate attire for your future dream career. 

Thursday- “Teasley Elementary School is PAWSitively Drug Free”- Show school spirit by wearing your tiger gear.  

Friday- “Team Up Against Bullying & Drugs Day”- Wear your favorite team gear to show team spirit and your commitment to staying healthy and living bully and drug free! 

 

 

Tuesday, October 23– Spirit Night @ Grub Burger 

 Friday, October 26– Talent Show (3rd-5th grade) 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 10-15-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning this week:

  • Integrated Reading:
    • Students will learn early American Indian cultures and their development in North America. 
    •  Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  
    • Determine the meaning of a word as they are used in context. 
  • Math:
    •  This week we are going back to multiplication and working on how to find patterns on a chart.

 

  • Curriculum
  •  IB Unit 2: We can work it out. Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time.Central Idea: Living things adapt to survive.Learner Profile Traits: Knowledgeable, Thinker
  • Line of Inquiry: American Indians used their environments in different ways.

Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

 Monday-Friday October 15-19 – Conference Week- If you haven’t done so yet, please sign up for a time.

Wednesday- Perfect Attendance Dress Down Day- The following students will be able to dress down:

Eric

Nathan

Ry

Logan

Azariah

Mary Harper

Trinity

Joseph

Jasani

Jahkaii

Cal

Myla

Ishita

Sophia 

Ma’Khari

 Friday, October 19- Career Day 

Tuesday, October 23– Spirit Night @ Grub Burger 

 Friday, October 26– Talent Show (3rd-5th grade) 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 10-8-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning this week:

  • Integrated Reading:
    • We are reviewing asking and answering questions. Students will have an assessment on Friday.
    • We are learning about American Indians and how they used Georgia’s topographical features to adapt to their environment
  • Math:
  • Writing:
    • This week they will publish their favorite narrative. They have published one writing on Kidblog and will be working on one final narrative for their final grade. Here is a rubric to show students what I  am looking for when grading their narratives:
    • I wrote a beginning in which I helped readers know who the characters were and what the setting was in his story.
    • I told my story in order by using phrases such as a little later and after that
    • I chose the action, talk, or feeling that would make a good ending and worked to write it well.
    • I used paragraphs and skipped lines to separate what happened first from what happened later (and finally) in her story.
    • I worked to show what happened to (and in) my characters.
    • I not only told my story, but also wrote it in ways that got readers to picture what was happening and that brought my story to life.
    • I used what I knew about spelling patterns to help me spell. I checked my spelling and punctuation before I published
    • I punctuated dialogue correctly with commas and quotation marks. While writing, I used punctuation at the end of every sentence. I wrote in ways that helped readers read with expression, reading some parts quickly, some slowly, some parts in one sort of voice and others in another.
  • Curriculum Updates
  •  IB Unit 2: We can work it out. Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time.Central Idea: Living things adapt to survive.Learner Profile Traits: Knowledgeable, Thinker
  • Line of Inquiry: American Indians used their environments in different ways.

Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

  Thursday, October 11– Early Release Day 

 Monday-Friday October 15-19 – Conference Week- If you haven’t done so yet, please sign up for a time.

 Friday, October 19- Career Day 

Tuesday, October 23– Spirit Night @ Grub Burger 

 Friday, October 26– Talent Show (3rd-5th grade) 

 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 10-1-18

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Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their fall break!

  • Integrated Reading:
    • We are reviewing asking and answering questions. Students will have an assessment on Friday.
    • We are learning about how plants and animals adapt to survive in their habitats. Ask your child about the spooky owl:)
  • Math:
    •  This week we are working on adding and subtracting within 1000 2-step word problems. (base-ten, number line, expanded form). Please review addition and subtraction strategies that work for your child. If you need any extra examples please let me know! Students will have an assessment on Friday.
  • Writing:
    • The next couple of weeks students will be working on publishing their favorite narrative. They have published one writing on Kidblog and will be working on one final narrative for their final grade. Here is a rubric to show students what I  am looking for when grading their narratives:
    • I wrote a beginning in which I helped readers know who the characters were and what the setting was in his story.
    • I told my story in order by using phrases such as a little later and after that
    • I chose the action, talk, or feeling that would make a good ending and worked to write it well.
    • I used paragraphs and skipped lines to separate what happened first from what happened later (and finally) in her story.
    • I worked to show what happened to (and in) my characters.
    • I not only told my story, but also wrote it in ways that got readers to picture what was happening and that brought my story to life.
    • I used what I knew about spelling patterns to help me spell. I checked my spelling and punctuation before I published
    • I punctuated dialogue correctly with commas and quotation marks. While writing, I used punctuation at the end of every sentence. I wrote in ways that helped readers read with expression, reading some parts quickly, some slowly, some parts in one sort of voice and others in another.
  • Curriculum Updates
  •  IB Unit 2: We can work it out.Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time.Central Idea: Living things adapt to survive.Learner Profile Traits: Knowledgeable, Thinker
  • Line of Inquiry:Plants and animals adapt to survive in their habitat.

Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

Thursday, October  4th– BRAVES DAY! – To support the Braves, students are encouraged to wear a Braves shirt to school or to wear red, white, or blue.

 Thursday, October 4– Publix Math Night 5:00pm 

 Friday, October 5-All Pro Dads 7:00 am 

Monday, October 8th– MY BIRTHDAY:)

  Thursday, October 11– Early Release Day 

 Monday-Friday October 15-19 – Conference Week- I will send out a sign-up genius for this no later than tomorrow.

 Friday, October 19- Career Day 

We’re looking for energetic presenters from a broad range of careers.  If you or someone you know will be able to join us on Career Day, please fill out the form that was sent home and return it to school OR email the information to us at the email addresses below by October 5, 2018. You will be contacted shortly after with details and a schedule.  Thank you!

Please contact us with any questions.

Teasley School Counselors

Corinna Oliver ([email protected])  770-437-5945 ext.-229

Sherise Harris  (Sherise.Harris @cobbk12.org)  770-437-5945 ext. 230We are also looking for volunteers who would like to help us with Career Day Support.  If you would like to help, but don’t want to present, we can still use your help. Support people can use the Sign-up Genius below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094EAEAF2BA5F49-teasley

 

Tuesday, October 23– Spirit Night @ Grub Burger 

 Friday, October 26– Talent Show (3rd-5th grade) 

 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 9-17-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are working on this week:

  • Integrated Reading:
    • We are working on how to identify and write the main idea and important details from a text
    • Students are presenting the information learned about the 5 regions of Georgia and continuing to learn how plants and animals adapt to survive in each region.
  • Math:
    •  This week we are working on adding and subtracting within 1000  using 1 and 2-step word problems. (base-ten, number line, expanded form)
  • Writing:
    • This week we are working on editing my writing- spelling, correct capitalization, punctuation, and dialogue.
  • Curriculum Updates
  •  IB Unit 2: We can work it out.Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time.

    Central Idea: Living things adapt to survive.

    Learner Profile Traits: Knowledgeable, Thinker

  • Line of Inquiry:Plants and animals adapt to survive in their habitat.

Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

 

Important dates

Monday-Tuesday, September 17-18   IOWA Testing

Thursday, September 20th- Zoo Atlanta Field Trip- If I have not received your child’s permission slip please contact me. 

Friday, September 21- Dress Down Day $1

Monday, September 24-28  Fall Break

**Lost and Found is full. If your child is missing a sweater, jacket, lunch box, water bottle, or other item, please remind them to check lost and found. 

All items will be donated to a local charity over Fall Break.

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 9-10-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are working on this week:

  • Integrated Reading:
    • We are working on how to identify and write the main idea from a text
    • We will learn about the 5 regions of Georgia and how plants and animals adapt to survive in each region.
  • Math:
    •  This week we are working on adding and subtracting within 1000 using various strategies (base-ten, number line, expanded form)
  • Writing:
    • This week we are working on editing my writing- spelling, correct capitalization, punctuation, and dialogue.
  • Curriculum Updates
  •  IB Unit 2: We can work it out.

    Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time.

    Central Idea: Living things adapt to survive.

    Learner Profile Traits: Knowledgeable, Thinker

  • Line of Inquiry:

    Plants and animals adapt to survive in their habitat.

Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

 

Important dates

Tuesday, September 11- Spirit Night @ Willy’s

Thursday, September 13-18   IOWA Testing

Friday, September 14th- Field trip forms are due!

Thursday, September 20th- Zoo Atlanta Field Trip

Friday, September 21- Dress Down Day $1

Monday, September 24-28  Fall Break

Let’s have a great week!


Tiger Reading Challenge

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Tiger Reading Challenge…GO!

The Tiger Reading Challenge has started! The September challenge for ALL students is to read 600 minutes this month. You have until October 1, 2018 to log minutes into Biblionasium. (Late minutes WILL NOT COUNT. Make sure you submit them on time.) Read books, magazines, newspapers, RAZ kids, the cereal box at breakfast – ANYTHING. Just read. Exercise your brain. Read more about the challenge and watch some videos about Biblionasium on the Tiger Reading Program Page. 

Good LUCK!