Classroom Wishlist Items

Thank you for those who have already donated back to our classroom this year. We are currently running low/are already out of some of the following items if you would like to help us out. Thank you in advance, the whole class really appreciates it 🙂

*60-100W Light bulbs

*Lysol Wipes

*Tissues

*Laminating sheets

*Mavalus tape (can be found on Amazon; works well to stick things on the walls)

*Scotch tape refills

 

 

December 2-6

Welcome Back!! I hope that everyone enjoyed some time off spent with family and friends. ONLY 3 WEEKS until our next holiday break, and a busy 3 weeks it will be!

Reminders:
*Please sign and return your child’s behavior sheet.
*Remind your child to bring both his/her agenda and blue folder to school.
*I had an issue accessing the Six Flags reading logs prior to break. I will send information home about this ASAP.
*Giving Bag Collection Begins, Monday, December 2 – MBES is thrilled to continue our community outreach Spirit of Giving Bags tradition again this year. Many families attending our sister schools rely heavily on school provided breakfast and lunch and when schools break for holidays these families lack the food and necessities needed on a daily basis. During the December 10 TPV, each classroom will prepare a Giving Bag, complete with such necessities. Approved items on the class Shutterfly sight along with a sign-up will be coming soon, so be on the look out! Please send in your item(s) on or before 12/10. We have put together a list of what is most important for these families. Please do not send in opened or unwrapped items. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
*Fire Safety Field Trip, Wednesday, December 4- Wear PINK class shirt 😊
*Last day of Fall Fact Clubs, Friday, December 6
*TPV, December 10 (Giving Bag)
*Pope High School Field Trip – Alice in Wonderland December 12
*Class Holiday Party, Monday, December 16 8:50-9:35                                                   *Early Release, December 19 and 20                                                                               *Holiday Break, December 23- January 5

Curriculum:

Math: We will conclude Chapter 4, Multiply with One-Digit Numbers, this week. We will review and go over the study guide today (Monday) and the test will be tomorrow (Tuesday). We will begin Chapter 5, Multiply with Two-Digit Numbers. Homework each night is to spend AT LEAST 10 minutes practicing multiplication facts. This can be done through MobyMax, XtraMath, or any resource that you might’ve found. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to know his/her facts. It’s key to their success throughout the school year and ability to solve more complex problems.

Reading Workshop: Unit 2 “Reading the Weather, Reading the World” – This week, students will be tackling tricky vocabulary and learn to summarize a nonfiction text through a summary boot camp!
Reading homework each night is to read for 20 minutes and log minutes. Please don’t forget to initial your child’s log each Thursday. Vocabulary Unit 8 – Your child may have homework each night to help prepare for his/her test on Friday.
O.G. – We will spend the next few weeks covering syllable types. The acronym CLOVER helps students to remember the 6 types. We will continue reviewing vowel teams as well as continue to review -r controlled syllables, open and closed syllables and consonant + le syllables.

Writing Workshop: Unit 2, Boxes and Bullets, Personal and Persuasive Essays. Students will continue collecting ideas as essayists, write to learn, and use elaborate prompts to grow ideas.

Science: We will continue our unit on the Water Cycle. Students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the water cycle. Projects are due this week (Monday for Marsh’s class, Tuesday for O’Neill’s class).

Social Studies: Due to scheduling conflicts, our new plan is to switch with Mrs. Marsh for Social Studies on Monday’s and Friday’s. I recommend subscribing to her blog for curriculum updates.

 

November 18-22

Quite a bit of important information went home with your child on Friday regarding our upcoming field trips. Please sign and return all field trip forms that went home with your child as soon as possible. 🙂

 

Reminders:
*Please sign and return your child’s behavior sheet.
*Remind your child to bring both his/her agenda and blue folder to school.
*Fire Safety Pre-Visit, Wednesday, November 20
*Thanksgiving Celebration (in class), Thursday, November 21                                        *STEM Day Friday, November 22 – Please send in empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls
*Six Flags Read to Succeed logs are coming home tomorrow! Pleas read through the directions carefully. You will be logging your child’s minutes online this year!                           *THANKSGIVING Break November 25-29                                                                                  *Fire Safety Field Trip December 4                                                                                            *Last day of Fall Fact Clubs December 6                                                                            *Field Trip to Pope High School to watch a performance of The Wizard of OZ December 12     *If you would like access to online text books, here is the link: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/learningresources/digitaltextbooks.aspx Username is firstname.lastname
Password is 123

 

Curriculum:

Math: We will continue with Chapter 4, Multiply with One-Digit Numbers this week. Homework each night is to spend AT LEAST 10 minutes practicing multiplication facts. This can be done through MobyMax, XtraMath, or any resource that you might’ve found. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to know his/her facts. It’s key to their success throughout the school year and ability to solve more complex problems.

Reading Workshop: Unit 2 “Reading the Weather, Reading the World” – This week, students will be tackling tricky vocabulary and learn to summarize a nonfiction text through a summary boot camp!
Reading homework each night is to read for 20 minutes and log minutes. Please don’t forget to initial your child’s log each Thursday.

O.G. – We will spend the next few weeks covering syllable types. The acronym CLOVER helps students to remember the 6 types. We will continue reviewing vowel teams as well as continue to review -r controlled syllables, open and closed syllables and consonant + le syllables.

Writing Workshop: Unit 2, Boxes and Bullets, Personal and Persuasive Essays. Students will continue collecting ideas as essayists, write to learn, and use elaborate prompts to grow ideas.

Science: We will continue our unit on the Water Cycle.

November 11-15

Parents, Please fill out this lunch choice form ASAP for our upcoming Cobb Safety Village field trip!

Reminders:
*Please sign and return your child’s behavior sheet.
*Remind your child to bring both his/her agenda and blue folder to school tomorrow.
*Veteran’s Day Monday, November 11
*Wednesday, November 13- World Diabetes Day (wear blue)

*Friday, November 15- Random Acts of Kindness- Pay $1 to wear PJ bottoms

*November 22- STEM Day
*If you would like access to online text books, here is the link: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/learningresources/digitaltextbooks.aspx Username is firstname.lastname
Password is 123

 

Curriculum:

Math: We will continue on with chapter 4, Multiply with One-Digit Numbers this week. Homework each night is to spend AT LEAST 10 minutes practicing multiplication facts. This can be done through MobyMax, XtraMath, or any resource that you might’ve found. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to know his/her facts. It’s key to their success throughout the school year and ability to solve more complex problems.

Reading Workshop:  Unit 2 “Reading the Weather, Reading the World” – We will be examining different nonfiction text structures to help accentuate what matters.
Reading homework each night is to read for 20 minutes and log minutes. Please don’t forget to initial your child’s log each Thursday. This week is a vocabulary week. We will focus on Unit 7. Test will be Friday.
O.G. – We will spend the next few weeks covering syllable types. The acronym CLOVER helps students to remember the 6 types. We will continue reviewing vowel teams as well as continue to review -r controlled syllables, open and closed syllables and consonant + le syllables.

Writing Workshop: Unit 2, Boxes and Bullets, Personal and Persuasive Essays. Our unit opens with an essay structure boot camp! Students will begin collecting ideas as essayists.

Science: We have begun our next unit on the Water Cycle. Students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the water cycle.

Social Studies: Due to scheduling conflicts, our new plan is to switch with Mrs. Marsh for Social Studies on Monday’s and Friday’s. I recommend subscribing to her blog for curriculum updates.

November 4-8

I hope everyone had a fun/safe time Trick-or-Treating last week and a BIG thank you for the treats donated for our in-class Halloween celebration!!

 

Reminders…

*Please sign and return your child’s behavior sheet.
*Remind your child to bring both his/her agenda and blue folder to school.
*Election Day- NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 5
*Breakfast with Dad- Friday, November 8 (6:30-7:15 in the cafeteria)
*If you would like access to online text books, here is the link: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/learningresources/digitaltextbooks.aspx Username is firstname.lastname
Password is 123

 

Curriculum:

Math: We will conclude chapter 3, Understand Multiplication and Division, this week. Study guide will go out today (Monday) and the test will be given on Thursday. We will introduce chapter 4, Multiply with One-Digit Numbers, on Friday. Homework each night is to spend AT LEAST 10 minutes practicing multiplication facts. This can be done through MobyMax, XtraMath, or any resource that you might’ve found. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to know his/her facts. It’s key to their success throughout the school year and ability to solve more complex problems.

Reading: We will begin Unit 2 “Reading the Weather, Reading the World” which focuses on nonfiction books. Reading homework each night is to read for AT LEAST 20 minutes and log the minutes. Please don’t forget to initial your child’s log each Thursday.
O.G. – We will spend the next few weeks covering syllable types. The acronym CLOVER helps students to remember the 6 types. We will review vowel teams this week as well as continue to review -r controlled syllables, open and closed syllables and consonant + le syllables.

Writing Workshop: This week students will publish their small moments stories that we have been working hard on. We will also begin crafting our Veteran’s Day display that will go out in the hallway.

Science: We will be wrapping up our Stars and Planets unit this week with a test today (Monday) for both classes. We will introduce our next unit on Water on Friday.

Social Studies: Due to scheduling conflicts, our new plan is to switch with Mrs. Marsh for Social Studies on Monday’s and Friday’s. I recommend subscribing to her blog for curriculum updates.

October 28-November 1

Reminders:
*Please sign and return your child’s behavior sheet.
*Remind your child to bring both his/her agenda and blue folder to school.
* Patron Drive – Our foundation does so much for our school, and they wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of our wonderful families. Each family is asked to donate $125 per student. This money pays for instructor salaries, professional development for teachers, updated technology, and important STEM Lab and classroom instructional materials. Please donate today! The Patron Drive ends on 10/31 and our goal is to have 100% participation!
*Walton Cluster Family night – No homework -Wednesday, October 30                                 *TARGET FIELD TRIP – Wednesday, October 30                                                                       *Idiom Dress Up Day October 31
*If you would like access to online text books, here is the link: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/learningresources/digitaltextbooks.aspx Username is firstname.lastname
Password is 123

 

Curriculum:

Math: We will continue on in Chapter 3, Understand Multiplication and Division. This week we will focus on Prime/Composite numbers as well as Factors/Multiples. Homework each night is to spend 10 minutes practicing multiplication facts. This can be done through MobyMax, XtraMath, or any resource that you might’ve found. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to know his/her facts. It’s key to their success throughout the school year and ability to solve more complex problems.

Reading: We will begin Unit 2 “Reading the Weather, Reading the World” which focuses on nonfiction books. Reading homework each night is to read for 20 minutes and log minutes. Please don’t forget to initial your child’s log each Thursday. This week is a vocabulary week. We will focus on Unit 6. Vocabulary test will be Friday.
O.G. – We will spend the next few weeks covering syllable types. The acronym CLOVER helps students to remember the 6 types. We will review vowel teams this week as well as continue to review -r controlled syllables, open and closed syllables and consonant + le syllables.

Writing Workshop: This week students will conclude drafting their small moments using the StoryArc graphic organizer. We will hopefully begin publishing in the computer lab by the end of the week.

Science: We will be wrapping up our Stars and Planets unit this week. We will go over what we have learned about Space/the planets in class and students will be given a study guide. My class will test on Thursday, Mrs. Marsh’s class will test on Friday.

Social Studies: Due to scheduling conflicts, our new plan is to switch with Mrs. Marsh for Social Studies on Monday’s and Friday’s. I recommend subscribing to her blog for curriculum updates.

October 21-25

Thank you all for a wonderful conference week! It’s always a pleasure to see you and share your child’s progress 🙂

Reminders:

*New behavior logs were missplaced on Friday for some, they will go home in BLUE folders today. Please sign/return tomorrow!
*Remind your child to bring both his/her agenda and blue folder to school EVERYDAY.
*Cobb Youth Museum field trip Thursday, October 24th
* Patron Drive – Our foundation does so much for our school, and they wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of our wonderful families. Each family is asked to donate $125 per student. This money pays for instructor salaries, professional development for teachers, updated technology, and important STEM Lab and classroom instructional materials. Please donate today! The Patron Drive ends on 10/31 and our goal is to have 100% participation!
*STEM Fair October 22 at 5:30                                                                                          *Idiom Dress Up Day October 31
*If you would like access to online text books, here is the link: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/learningresources/digitaltextbooks.aspx Username is firstname.lastname
Password is 123

 

Curriculum:

Math: We will continue on in Chapter 3, Understand Multiplication and Division. Homework each night is to spend 10 minutes practicing multiplication facts. This can be done through MobyMax, XtraMath, or any resource that you might’ve found. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your child to know his/her facts. It’s key to their success throughout the school year and ability to solve more complex problems.

Reading: This week we will study a nonfiction story from our Storyworks magazine titled The Mystery of RoanokeLearning Objective: Students will read an article about a the events surrounding the disappearances of people who lives in the Roanoke village. We will answer questions about the article, think critically, work on summarizing, and explore the main idea and details of the article. Reading homework each night is to read for 20 minutes and log minutes. Please don’t forget to initial your child’s log each Thursday. O.G. – We will spend the next few weeks covering syllable types. The acronym CLOVER helps students to remember the 6 types. We will continue to review -r controlled syllables along with open and closed syllables and consonant + le syllables.

Writing Workshop: This week students will conclude drafting their small moments using the StoryArc graphic organizer.

Science: We will begin our next unit on Stars and Planets. Students will obtain, evaluate, & communicate information to compare & contrast the physical attributes of stars & planets.

Social Studies: Due to scheduling conflicts, our new plan is to switch with Mrs. Marsh for Social Studies on Monday’s and Friday’s. I recommend subscribing to her blog for curriculum updates.

 

Lego Build Competition Opportunity!

Save the Date! Lego Build Competition at Acworth ES on November 15

Students 2nd grade through high school are invited to participate in this competition. Students are given Lego Mixel sets and then build for speed and accuracy; many prizes awarded! $10 entry fee supports Cobb STEM. Registration will open soon and be available on www.stemcobb.com. This engaging event is sponsored by Cobb EMC.