Mr. G’s Third Grade Blog

Happy Gobble Gobble…the holidays are upon us. Soon you will be able  to check out our Turkey stories outside our classroom. The students are having  a lot of fun participating in this project.

Turkey Project: due November 10.

No Late Projects Please!

Thanksgiving Lunch: November 15th 11:25-12:05 Tables 1 and 2

Progress reports should be going home in the next week and half. Do not be alarmed…yet. Some students have received “1”. All this means is that they are in danger of not earning a successful grade. Each student will have well over a month to bring up their grades. Please take an active role in your student’s academic life.

As usual, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know…Mr. G

Dear Families-

In learning from past Friends and Families visits and from today’s luncheon, we wanted to pass along some important tips that could really benefit you and the school.  Our hope is to be helpful.If you’re able to bring exact change to lunch, that would really help the school and keep our lines moving smoothly.  We know parking is always difficult at The Jack, this is one reason we moved this event to three days versus two.  As you’re parking around campus, if you would please be very aware of handicap spaces, handicap ramps, our fire lanes, and the school’s entrance/exit.  We always want to make sure our emergency vehicles can access our school in case of an emergency.  We also have buses that pick up ½ day students and those ½ day students are picked up at the front of our building as handicap access is necessary. 

 Thank you all in advance for helping out and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!


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Wanna see something awesome? I mean really super duper awesome. Something that you can tell people took a lot of time and put in a bunch of hard work… well come by our classroom! The projects are amazing!!! I am a very proud teacher!

Conferences are coming up. I have lots of good and real things to say and show you. If you have not returned your time sheet, please do. Scheduling can be tricky with so many people. In addition, please be on time for your conference, we only have 20 minutes, and all time slots are back to back with no breaks.

There will be a slight change in the homework policy for the 2nd quarter. Everything will remain the same, but instead of students just writing the spelling words they will now have to write them in a sentence used properly.

Big Ups to those parents that are checking and assisting with your child’s story each night. My class is always known for there superior writing skills. Much like anything, the more you do it, the better you get…practice, practice, practice…

20 Mr. G tickets for any student who knows what school Mr. Hill was principal of, before Nickajack???

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know…Mr. G


11/7 : Student Holiday

11/15: Friends and Families Luncheon

Mr. G’s Third Grade Blog

Be a Better Brave=B3

The behavior of our class is really starting to become something others are noticing. The students are taking pride in themselves and how we work together as a class. Most students are spot on, which lends itself to a better understanding of the day’s lesson.

Daily Stories:

Students have done a wonderful job increasing their stamina and staying on topic. At this point in the year, I am looking for proper capitalization, proper punctuation, proper sentence structure, it has a Beginning, Middle and End and lastly, it makes sense. When able, please review the daily story with your child and offer assistance if possible. The students bring them home each day, so that parents can see what they are completing.

Lastly, please sign agendas each night. This is the best way to stay informed of your child’s progress on a daily basis.

As always…if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know…Mr. G

Fall Break 9/25-9/29

5 ticket bonus for any student who can tell me the name of the school Mr. Hill was the principal of before Nickajack?

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The District has made a determination that any student that is absent on Monday, August 21 will be excused with a note from the parent/guardian.

In order for the student to be counted as present for that day, they must be in school until 11:15 a.m.

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Everything is rock’en in room 2007!

Wanna find out why???

Come to Open House!

We will start off in the café at 6pm, August 10th.

For those of you that have inquired,  this is an “adult event”.

Parents, feel free to come and go during the Open House if you need to go to a siblings classroom. Most information is contained in the packet you received from me during Meet and Greet.

Looking forward to seeing all!

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know…Mr. G



Mr. G’s Third Grade Blog…

Welcome my friends…to the show that never ends!

Summer update:

Most of ya’ll will remember how I injured myself last summer and missed the first month of school. Oppps… I did it again! This time I broke my foot, my driving foot!!! But no need to fret, instead of a cast, they have me in a “boot and walker”. I will be able to drive with the use of hand controls via cruise controls. Not the recommended way to drive, but considering I live almost an hour away, it was this or finding a substitute teacher for the 1st few weeks. Knowing how important the beginning of school is, I opted to go to school.  I am going to Nickajack on the 16th of July to start setting up my room. Please excuse the fact that things may be moving slowly the 1st month of school as I hobble around the classroom, getting things in order. Looking forward to a fun and informative school year.

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know…Mr. G

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Have a happy and healthy summer…read,read,read

Dear Parents We do not have all the scores in from the April administration of the Georgia Milestones; therefore, the District has informed us we will not do the Retest. Scores for all 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students will not arrive until this summer. You will receive these scores at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.



Dr. Timeka L. Cline

Assistant Principal

Nickajack Elementary

(678) 842-5814

Mr. G’s Third Grade Blog

I had a few stellar April fool’s jokes…but alas, the students were gone for Spring Break. As we approach Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessment, April 19-28th, it is imperative that students take this seriously. In order to be promoted to 4th grade, it is necessary to achieve a passing score.

With this in mind, students should:

  1. Explore the Georgia Milestone link at the top of this blog. There is vital information and practice questions.
  2. Complete the Spring Break packets. These will not be graded, but are encouraged.
  3. Get a GREAT NIGHT SLEEP each day of testing.
  4. Eat BREAKFAST!!! Testing takes place in the morning and students need fuel to think.
  5. Lastly, and most importantly, do not worry. If your child has been paying attention to the information being taught they will do well.

This is the final stretch…we’ve got this! Thanks again to all our parent volunteers that have helped to make this a successful year.

For the last time this year…

25 ticket bonus: What school was Mr. Hill the Principal of before Nickajack???

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know…Mr. G

Mr. G’s Third Grade Blog

Welcome to March Madness…

As we end the 3rd Quarter,  please make sure all students are caught up on projects, book studies, homework assignments, stories, and tests. We are closing in on the Georgia Milestones. Those students that have been following the academic progression taught, will excel on the test.

Please follow the link at the top of my blog for more information about the Georgia Milestones. This year the amount of questions asked per day is a smaller amount, however it will be assessed over a 5 day period.

In math, we have been focusing in on multi-step word problems with constructed responses in preparation. It will be necessary for students to be able to explain the process in order to receive full credit for each problem.

For 25 Mr. G Tickets…what school was Mr. Hill a Principal of before Nickajack???

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know…Mr. G


Mr. G’s Third Grade Blog

We got the fever…we’re hot…we can not be stopped…Go Falcons! Many of you may remember my cheer leading antics during our first award ceremony this year. To be honest, I’m more of Giants fan, but I digress…

Important dates:

  • Black History Projects: Due February 13th (no late projects please)
  • Field Trip (Cobb Energy Center): February 14th                                                                                                                                                             We will be eating lunch after we return. Please provide a snack                                                                                                            for your child to eat before we leave.
  • Mid- Winter break (NO SCHOOL): February 20-24th

Homework Policy Reminders:

  • Read 20 minutes each night
  • Math sheet
  • Complete classwork story (to include 10 spelling words, used properly)

Please sign every night. This is the most effective way for me to communicate with parents. It also is a great way of knowing what we are studying at that very moment, for those able to offer assistance.

Remember: (MATH), (READING),

This month’s bonus (Good for 3 Mr. G Tickets):

  • What school was Mr. Hill a Principal of before Nickajack?

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know… Mr. G


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