February 12-16

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Hi parents and students!

We have approached the 4 1/2 point of the 3rd nine weeks! Check Parent Vue for information on your child’s progress.

We will have a Valentine card exchange on Wednesday, February, 14th.  Students can decorate a box or use a white paper bag.

Upcoming Content: 

Reading:  In reading this week, we will conclude our novel study on The Boy on the Wooden Box. We will discuss the theme of the story, and students will complete a book review project with partners.

Math: We will begin geometry this week.  Students will be working on identifying and classifying quadrilaterals.

Language Arts:  We will continue working on informational writing. Homework will continue to come home this week. Please help your child brainstorm ideas and develop their writing. They will especially need help in the revision and editing process. A parent signature will be required on their final draft. Your signature indicates your help with student homework.

Social Studies:  We will wrap up our Unit on World War 1 and The Great Depression. A study guide will be given to the students on Monday. Students should begin studying for upcoming test – Friday, February 16th

Science: We will begin our next unit on electricity.

Upcoming Events:
2/12: Stevi B’s Spirit Night; 3:30-9:00 pm (3335 Cobb Pkwy)

2/15-1/19: Fall Break


February 5-9

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Hi parents and students,

Thank you SO MUCH to those of you who sent in the Clorox and Lysol wipes. We are doing our best to keep the classroom as germ free as possible.  I greatly appreciate your continued support!

We will have a Valentine card exchange on Wednesday, February, 14th.  Mrs. Roberts will be sending home a class list. Students can decorate a box or use a white paper bag.

Friendly reminder about our BYOD policy at Ford Elementary. Students are not allowed to use their device during  the school day to send/receive phone calls or text messages. If you need to communicate with your child during the school day, please call the front office (678-594-8092). I know that many students received personal devices for Christmas so I thought that this would be a great time to review our policy. Thank you for your support!
Cell Phones
Per Cobb County policy regarding cell phone usage, “Students shall not use, display, or turn on communication beepers, cellular phones, video phones or electronic devices during instructional time, class change time, breakfast or lunch.  The Principal shall determine specified times on campus when electronic devices may be used for instructional purposes.  No such devices may be used at any time on school-operated vehicles, including buses.”

Upcoming Content: 

Reading:  In reading this week, we will continue our novel study on Boy on the Wooden Box.  Students will complete accompanying reading comprehension and writing assignments.

Math: We will be working on fraction line plots and fraction word problems. Students will take a multiplying and dividing fractions test on Wednesday, February 7th and a Bellringer quiz on Friday, February 9th.

Language Arts:  We will continue working on informational writing. Homework will come home this week. Please help your child brainstorm ideas and develop their writing. They will especially need help in the revision and editing process. A parent signature will be required on their final draft. Your signature indicates your help with student homework. The unit 10 vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, February 9th. 

Social Studies:  World War I and the Great Depression – check notebook for standards and content – begin studying for upcoming test – Friday, February 16th

Science: We will begin research on our next unit, electricity. Students will need this information for their nonfiction writing.

Upcoming Events:
2/6: Zaxby’s Spirit Night; 5:00 -10:00 pm (5230 Stillesboro Rd)
2/9: Jump Rope for Heart (wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing)
2/9: School Dance; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
2/12: Stevi B’s Spirit Night; 3:30-9:00 pm (3335 Cobb Pkwy)

 


January 29th – February 2nd

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Hi parents and students,

I cannot believe it is almost February!  If you have not already done so, please turn in the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education permission slip as soon as possible.  

Mrs. Cauffiel has been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  As part of the application process, she is required to submit a 30 minute video of herself teaching a lesson.  She has chosen our class for the video!  I am sending home a permission form in your child’s agenda on Monday.  Please sign and return this permission slip as soon as possible.

Academics for this week:

Reading:  We will read chapters 4-6 in Boy on the Wooden Box this week.  We will complete activities and writing assignments that coincide with the book. Unit 9 vocabulary quiz will be on Wednesday, January 31st. 

Math: Dividing fractions.  Please check over your child’s math homework nightly to ensure that they are understanding what is being taught in class.

Writing:  In writing this week, we will work on writing informational pieces based non-fiction texts.

Science:  I have moved the Matter test to Friday, February 2nd. Students will receive their study guide today.

Social Studies: We will focus on the Roaring 20’s in Social Studies this week.  Social Studies vocabulary will be due Tuesday, January 30th. Students will take a vocab quiz on social studies vocabulary on Tuesday, February 6th.  The Social Studies Acceleration option will be due on Tuesday, February 13th. 

Upcoming Dates:

1/30: Moe’s Spirit Night- 2:00 – 9:00 pm (3348 Cobb Pkwy)
2/1: Ident-A-Kid- 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
2/6: Zaxby’s Spirit Night- 5:00 -10:00 pm (5230 Stillesboro Rd)
2/9: School Dance- 6:30 – 8:00 pm
2/12: Stevi B’s Spirit Night- 3:30-9:00 pm (3335 Cobb Pkwy)


January 22-26

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Hi parents and students,

Welcome back after a long break from the snow!  Please send in permission slips for the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education Field Trip as soon as possible.

Upcoming Content:

Reading:  We will continue our novel study, The Boy on the Wooden Box. Students will work in discussion groups, complete blog posts , reading comprehension, and vocabulary activities throughout this book study. We will also continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. The vocabulary Unit 8 test will be on Tuesday, January 23rd. 

Language Arts: In writing this week, we will work various informational writing pieces that correlate with our current Matter unit.

Math: We will continue multiplying fractions using both models and standard algorithm.  Have your students explain to you how they multiply fractions using models!  Towards the end of the week, we will begin using models to divide fractions. Students will have a Bellringer quiz and multiplying fractions quiz on Friday, January 26th.

Science: We will conclude our matter unit this week.  I will give students a study guide on Monday.  The study guide will be due on Friday, January 26th and the matter test will be on Wednesday, January 31st. 

Social Studies: In social studies this week, we will begin our unit on World War 1.  Students will receive their contract for the Unit on Monday  Please look over the contract and sign it.

Upcoming Events:

1/27: Sparkles Spirit Event, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
1/30: Moe’s Spirit Night, 2:00 am – 9:00 pm


January 16-19

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Hi parents and students,

I hope you had a restful long weekend!  I was not at school on Friday so blue folders were not sent home.  I am sending them home on Tuesday, January 16.  I am also sending information regarding an upcoming field trip to Kennesaw State University to visit the Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

Upcoming Content:

Reading:  We will begin our next novel study, The Boy on the Wooden Box. Students will work in discussion groups, complete blog posts , reading comprehension, and vocabulary activities throughout this book study. We will also continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. The vocabulary Unit 8 test will be on Friday, January 19. 

Language Arts: In writing this week, we will work various informational writing pieces that correlate with our current Matter unit.

Math: We will continue multiplying fractions using both models and standard algorithm.  Have your students explain to you how they multiply fractions using models!  Towards the end of the week, we will begin using models to divide fractions.

Science: We will conclude our matter unit this week.  I will give students a study guide on Friday.  The study guide will be due on Wednesday, January 24 and the matter test will be on Friday, January 26th. 

Social Studies: In social studies this week, we will begin our unit on World War 1.  Students will receive their contract for the Unit on Tuesday.  Please look over the contract and sign it.

Upcoming Events:

1/20: Sparkles Spirit Event, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
1/30: Moe’s Spirit Night, 2:00 am – 9:00 pm


January 9-12

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Hi parent and students,

Welcome back!!  I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Holiday break!

We had a great two days last week.  I sent home report cards on Friday.  If you have not already done so, please sign and return the envelope.  The report card is yours to keep.

Upcoming Content:

Reading:  In reading this week, we will be working with non-fiction writing pieces.  Next Tuesday, January 16, we are beginning our novel study on The Boy on The Wooden Box. The unit 8 vocabulary test will be on Wednesday, January 17. 

Language Arts: In writing this week, we will work on an opinion piece.

Math: Multiplying fractions

Science: We will continue the matter unit. Vocabulary will be due on Tuesday, January 16. 

Upcoming Events:

1/11: Publix Math Night, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
1/15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday No School
1/20: Sparkles Spirit Event, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
1/30: Moe’s Spirit Night, 2:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thank you for your continued support!


December 12-15

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Hi parents and students!

I hope you enjoyed your snow day! Here is a picture from our class on Friday! 🙂

Here is what we will be doing this week:

Reading: Summarize informational text with scholastic weekly reader

Math: Adding and Subtracting mixed numbers; fraction review; Continue to review fraction skills

Grammar/ELA: Conjunctions, prepositions, and prepositional phrases and incorporating conjunctions and prepositions in writing; We will also complete a constructed response on immigration.

Science: Introduction to chp. 3 (Matter); Vocabulary and contract will be given out on Thursday.

Social Studies: We will conclude our Turn of the Century unit this week; Test will be Thursday, Dec. 14th.


December 4-8

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Hi parents!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I cannot believe it is already December!  We have a BUSY 2 and a half weeks before break!!

On Monday from 10:30-11:00 is our Holiday Shop time.  If you forget to send in money with your child, but still want them to be able to shop, they can go Tuesday and Wednesday morning as well.

On Wednesday, December 6th, we will have our field trip to Lassiter High School to watch the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform.  We will depart the school around 10:45 and arrive back at school at 1:30.

Upcoming Content:

Reading: In reading this week, we continue working in reading groups with non-fiction text.  Students will also continue completing activities related to their Scholastic article. The vocabulary test will be Wednesday, December 6th. 

Math: In math this week, we will be working with fractions (relating fractions to decimals, adding and subtracting unlike fractions and mixed fraction). Students will have a test on this on Thursday, December. 14th. 

Language Art: In language arts, we will be studying conjunctions, prepositions, and prepositional phrases.

Social Studies: We will continue learning about A Changing Nation.  We will have an open notebook test on Tuesday, December 12. 


November 27 – December 1

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Hi Parents and students!

I hope you had a wonderful and RELAXING Thanksgiving Break spending time with your families and friends.  I cannot believe it is already almost December.  The winter holidays will be here before we know it!!

Congratulations to Eli and Hannah for being our classroom Spelling Bee winners!

The 4 1/2 week mark for the second grading period has passed. When you signed the accountability sheet on Friday (in the blue folder), you are stating that you are aware of your child’s current averages.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Look out for information on the Holiday Shop.  This runs from December 4-6th. Our class will go from 10:30-11:00 on December 4th.

Jingle Jog is this Saturday, Dec. 2nd!

Upcoming Content:

Math: In math this week we will be working on finding the greatest common factor and least common multiple of numbers.  This will help us to simplify, add, and subtract fractions.  We will also redo Bellringer #11 this week.

Reading:  In reading this week, students will receive new Non-Fiction pieces and a new scholastic piece to work on.  This will wrap up our unit with non-fiction pieces.  After the winter holidays, we will start a class novel study on a historical fiction book.  I will let you know which book we will be studying very soon.

Language Arts: In language arts this week we will wrap up our Chocolate Milk pieces. We will also begin unit 7 vocabulary.  The quiz will be on Tuesday, December 5th. 

Social Studies:  We will continue learning about America at the turn of the century.  Vocabulary for the unit will be due on Friday.

Upcoming Dates: 

11/2: Jingle Jog

11/4: Holiday shop

11/6: Performing Arts field trip at Lassiter High School


November 13-17

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Our canned food drive is still going on.  If you can, please donate!  Don’t forget to place a tag on your bag with your name, teacher, and number of items.

Class Thanksgiving feast is Wednesday, November 15th from 12:10-12:55.

We will be holding a class spelling bee this week. The top two spellers will represent our class in the Ford Spelling Bee on December 18th. Good luck to all students!

Upcoming Content: 

Reading: Students will get new Non-Fiction reading pieces this week.  Students will have their unit 6 vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, November 15th. Please make sure students are reviewing their vocabulary words each night!

Language Arts: We will finish our “Chocolate Milk” opinion pieces this week!

Math: This week in math we will review our decimals unit.  Students will have a decimals test on Friday, November 17th. We will also begin learning about fractions in math this week.

Social Studies: We will begin our Changing Nations unit this week.  Students will receive their learning contract on Monday!

Science: We will finish our Aquaponics system prototypes this week!

Upcoming Events:

11/15: Thanksgiving Feast- 5th Grade Students
11/20 – 11/24: Thanksgiving Holidays