Reach for the Sky!

Hi Fabulous Frey Parents,

CoGat Testing for 1st & 3rd graders and IOWA Testing for 3rd & 5th graders is now completed.  Thanks for getting your children to school on time each day with a nutritious breakfast and positive attitudes.

In my classes, we have implemented a self-reflection upon leaving my classroom.  They are trying to “knock their socks off with great learning.” This means they are trying to amaze or impress themselves and Mrs. Shumpert with their great learning.  In keeping with my class theme of Toy Story for this year, each student will assess themselves as they walk out of my classroom each day.  They will ask themselves:  Did I go to “Infinity & Beyond” with my learning? Did I “reach for the sky?” Would I say, “Yee Haw?” Did I care about my learning, but I just had a little trouble with it? or Was it alien to me? This means your child struggled with the lesson and activity of the day.  This quick self-assessment helps guide my instruction each day as I make note of the students to touch base with the following day to give remediation.

Kindergarten students are working on letters of the alphabet.  Ask your child to sing the song from class. You can also practice at home by going to www.havefunlearning.com.  As students learn the letters, the next area of focus is the sounds each letter makes.  Students practice with www.starfall.com and guided reading groups.

1st graders are working on the -am word family.  Ask them to share what words they have discovered with the -am family.  They are working on reading fluency by reading a play titled Sam & Cam’s Snack to help them use words in the -am family as well as many sight words they need to learn this year.  Remember, your child’s goal is to learn at least 200 sight words this year.  Please work on the first 25 so your child may be recognized on the “EPCOT Wall.”  We emphasize the Every Person Can Obtain Their Goals!

2nd/3rd graders are learning about Multiple Meaning Words.  These will be called our M & M words.  So far, we have discussed bark & snap.  Be sure to ask your child about the Multiple Meaning Word of the day and have them hunt for those words in their reading.

4th graders have finished doing their Newspaper Articles about themselves.  They did a marvelous job of sharing with the class.  Next, we will be focusing on writing narrative stories and paying close attention to the sequence of events in our stories.

5th graders also did a phenomenal job on writing a Newspaper Article about themselves.  They are quite eager to share their stories with the class, and I just love their enthusiasm.  Next, we will focus on learning grade level vocabulary words and using them in our stories.  Students will continue to practice the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing of English to carry over into all academic areas.

Classes Are Underway

Hi Fabulous Frey Parents,

EIP and ESOL classes are underway!  We are getting acquainted or reacquainted for those who had me last year.  This week, we will be discussing class rules, procedures and routines as well as completing getting to know you activities.  The following is my class schedule:

7:15-7:50  3rd & 5th Grade Tutoring (5th M*W*F; 3rd T*TH)

8:15-9:00  K ESOL

9:00-9:50  4th ESOL

9:50-10:20 K Math

10:20-10:50  1st Math

10:50-11:20  1st Reading

12:30-1:15  2nd/3rd ESOL

1:15-2:05  1st/5th ESOL

 

3rd/5th Grade Tutoring

Our focus is to increase the speed at which will complete computation.  Our goal is to eliminate wrong answers quickly and use more mental math and tricks to help us be quick math problem solvers.

K ESOL

Our focus is to work on listening, speaking, reading & writing of English.  This week, we will sing songs to learn letters and sounds.  We will put our knowledge to practice by drawing, dictating or writing simple stories about ourselves.

4th ESOL

Our focus as always is to continue to practice English in the four domains of listening, speaking, reading & writing.  This week, we will write narrative stories about ourselves to display in the hallway.  We will answer questions about ourselves and learn how to ask questions of others upon meeting a new friend. Additionally, we will work on a newspaper article about ourselves as we get to know each other better.

K Math

Our focus is to practice counting to 50.  We will do this is several ways such as singing songs, writing and counting objects.  We will begin where we are currently and work our way up to 50. We will learn all about numbers one through five this week.  We will recognize the number, number word and count out objects to represent each number.

1st Math

We will begin our focus by counting 1 to 120 from any number under 120.  We will practice counting aloud, writing numbers and counting out objects to represent the numbers.  Our songs will focus on counting the big numbers and learning the number words.

1st Reading

Students will be introduced to the EPCOT Wall this week.  This is our special wall of sight words.  As our students learn each set of 25 sight words, they move their picture across the wall until they meet their final destination of the EPCOT ball.  We will celebrate their great accomplishment and cheer for them as they receive their medal.

Our first graders will be writing about themselves this week.  This will give me a good idea of their skills and which areas of phonics to focus for each student.

Guided Reading groups will begin this week to work on accuracy & fluency, reading comprehension and identifying the characters & setting of the story.

2nd/3rd ESOL

Our focus as always is to continue to practice English in the four domains of listening, speaking, reading & writing.  This week, we will write narrative stories about ourselves to display in the hallway.  We will answer questions about ourselves and learn how to ask questions of others upon meeting a new friend. Additionally, we will work on a newspaper article about ourselves as we get to know each other better.

1st ESOL

Our focus is to work on listening, speaking, reading & writing of English.  This week, we will be learning about the rules for a good discussion such as sitting quietly, looking at the speaker, raising hand before speaking, thinking about what is being said and adding to the discussion. We will also begin writing stories about ourselves including at least 2 events, using temporal words for sequencing and making sure to include a closing for their story.

 

Welcome to a Brand New Year! 2019-2020

Welcome Back 2019-2020

Additionally, we will continue with the Mickey Theme this year, and we all want to get on the EPCOT Wall (Every Person Can Obtain Their Goals!)  Students must learn either the required sight words for their grade level and/or vocabulary words for my ESOL students.  Encourage your child to earn their medal and get their picture on the EPCOT Wall!

EIP & ESOL will be structured in 45 minute blocks of time each day (50 minutes for 4th/5th).  I will pull smaller groups or individual students within the class in order to hone in on specific skills needed by your child.  If you ever have questions, please contact me at  gina.shumpert@cobbk12.org, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I’m looking forward to another Freytastic Year!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back to all of my students.  I hope everyone had a wonderful break spending time with family and friends during the holidays!  As we gear up for a new year and the second half of this school year, I look forward with great anticipation of the growth all of you will make!

Kindergarten:  ESL students – great job on learning your letters.  We will continue to work on learning all of the sounds the letters make as well as vocabulary acquisition.  This month, we will be including more drawing/labeling and writing sentences.

Kindergarten: Math students – great job on learning how to count to 100.  We will continue to practice this skill as well as counting by 10’s to 100 and 5’s to 100.  I look forward to seeing you solve word problems within 5 using fun objects such as marshmallows, markers, cereal and your own drawings.

1st grade:  We will continue to work on learning all of those sight words, reading comprehension skills and writing creative stories.

2nd grade:  I have enjoyed your retelling of the holiday books you’ve read and the great teachers you were in asking questions about the stories.  I look forward to more growth in reading, writing and vocabulary acquisition as we read stories about Polar Animals as well as our weekly Time for Kids. Keep reading for Readers Rule the World!

3rd grade:  Wow! What great reading and writing that has taken place!  I look forward to more growth in these areas as we read stories about historical events and scientific ideas.  We will also begin working on opinion writing.  I can’t wait to read all about your opinion on various topics and hearing the reasons behind your belief.  Happy Writing!!

4th grade/5th grade: ESL students – Great job on your stories about the variety of Christmas trees.  You did a wonderful job researching your type of tree and writing an interesting story explaining the characteristics of your tree.

We will begin the year writing about our opinion on a variety of topics and stories. I can’t wait to read all about your opinion on various topics and hearing the reasons behind your belief.  Happy Writing!!

 

1st Grade ESOL

My first grade ESOL students are working hard in class.  We are working on the four domains of listening, speaking, reading & writing.  One project we are currently working on is our Fill a Bucket book from A to Z.  This is an alphabet book that your child is creating based on the book Fill a Bucket written by Carol McCloud and Katherine Martin. Your child is learning how to use past tense verbs as they tell about a character whose name begins with each letter of the alphabet. Each day, we practice sharing in front of the class or being a good listener as others share what they wrote for that day. Be sure to ask your child to tell you about their book.

Kindergarten ESOL

Hi fabulous parents of Kindergarten ESOL students.  We are busy learning our letters and sounds as well as important vocabulary words related to school.  In addition, we are learning how to ask questions.  We can ask questions to help others as well as ask questions when we are needing assistance with our work, etc.  Encourage your child to ask you a question.

 

Frey Day On A Saturday

Hello Frey families,

It’s time to plan to be a part of our 5th Annual “Frey-Day On A Saturday” on October 27thfrom 9am until noon!

This is a great opportunity to show your students what it means to contribute to their community.

Here at Frey we have a beautiful 80-acre campus that is always open to the public.  In addition to our immediate surrounding campus that includes the full-sized track and field along with three playscapes and beautiful landscaping, we also have over 2.5 miles of nature trails with 12 outdoor classroom settings.  This takes some work to maintain, and many hands make light work.  Last year we had literally hundreds of volunteers with equipment, trucks, and tractors show up.  We are hopeful for that same type of response to get our campus looking great for Fall Festival on November 2nd.  Please plan to spare a couple of hours to come out with the family and contribute.  Please click on the link below to sign up and share resources!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLZbLX_iUHnRIvBpm4mcNJthUODQ0WVVLQjNFVjJJN0VFQ1dCQTdRNDAwVy4u

(Don’t worry…You could come help out and still be home in plenty of time for the big college football games!)

Jason Cathey

Principal

Frey Elementary School

Allatoona Trunk or Treat

Allatoona High School’s FCCLA

INVITES YOUR SCHOOL/DAYCARE TO PARTICIPATE IN

How to Participate?

First thing…distribute this flyer to your students and parents to promote this event!

Next, bring your family and join us on October 27th from 4-6 pm
in the Founder’s Lot at Allatoona High School!!
Note: The Founder’s Lot is located to the right back corner of the football field. Signs will be posted for your convenience.

We will be serving hotdogs, chips and beverages for $1.00 each
during the event.

Lastly, HAVE FUN and ENJOY YOUR AFTERNOON WITH US!!!

Please email Mrs. Alejandro at anne.alejandro@cobbk12.org if you have any questions

Welcome Back 2018-2019

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  We will have a wonderful year of learning and striving for success this year in our ESOL and EIP classes. We have a Mickey Theme this year and we all want to get on the EPCOT Wall (Every Person Can Obtain Their Goals!)  Students must learn either the required sight words for their grade level and/or vocabulary words for my ESOL students.  Encourage your child to earn their medal and get their picture on the EPCOT Wall!

EIP & ESOL will be structured in 45 minute blocks of time each day.  I will pull smaller groups or individual students within the class in order to hone in on specific skills needed by your child.  If you ever have questions, please contact me at  gina.shumpert@cobbk12.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I’m looking forward to another Freytastic Year!!