November 18

Nov. 18th-22nd

I’m looking forward to seeing those of you who will able to join us on Tuesday for our Thanksgiving feast at 11:37-12:17.  Please make sure there is plenty of money on your child’s account for each meal (your child & guests) to expedite the line.

This week, our class will participate in a rotation to enhance the study of Creek and Cherokee Native Americans.  The classes in our rotation will be Mrs. Asher and Mr. Navarra.  Our recess time will vary this week due to the rotation.

Be on the lookout for Progress Reports to be sent home on Wednesday.

November 11

Parent Survey


Please take a moment to click on the link provided to participate in a brief survey regarding our school.  The results of this survey determine our School Climate Rating and are a part of our school’s CCRPI score.  Your participation in this survey is critical to our school.  The survey window opens Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and closes Friday, March 2, 2020.  The survey contains 24 questions and can be completed using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Although the window is open for an extended period of time, we would encourage you to please complete the survey as soon as possible.

Georgia Parent Survey:

Thank you!

The Frey Elementary Faculty and Staff

November 11

November 11th-15th

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Phonics: In phonics this week we will work on identifying words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences. For example, fear and bear have the same spelling pattern but they sound different. Another pair is cost and most. They are spelled the same, but again, sound different. Cost has a short o and most has a long o.

Reading: We will be taking a look at different elements of poetry…. stanzas, rhyme, alliteration, rhythm, and repetition. We will be linking our social studies content by using Native American poems to study these elements.

Writing: We will continue to work on nonfiction writing pieces such as information turkey writing, how-to pieces, or non-fiction pieces about Native Americans.

Math: We will wrap up our on unit on two digit addition and subtraction with a week of repetition and challenges!

Social Studies: We will continue to study the Native Americans once found in Georgia- the Creek & Cherokee tribes. We will have an opportunity to use our non-fiction questioning skills to “interview” the Native Americans about their life back then! Soon we will start to learn about 4 important historical figures from that time period…. Sequoyah, Tomochichi, James Oglethorpe, and Mary Musgrove.

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 14: Huey Luey Spirit Night
  • November 19: Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 20:  KMHS Drama performance of Peter and the Starcatcher
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 16: Second Grade Holiday Parties 10-11am

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October 29

October 28th-November 1st


Phonics:  In phonics this week we will cover the ou & ow spelling pattern. Examples include . See more below.

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Reading: We are focusing on asking and answering questions about a nonfiction text.


Math:  Use your math strategies to solve problems.


October 22

What a pleasure to meet with everyone last week during conference week. Thank you for taking the time to come and share in the accomplishments your child is making.  Thank you for supporting and reinforcing the work we are doing in class! I greatly appreciate all of your support at home.

We’re now kicking off quarter 2!

Phonics: In phonics this week, we will cover the au and aw spelling pattern. Examples include saw, yawn, haul, flaunt, caught, and launch.

Reading: Before fully diving into our nonfiction reading unit, we will be learning to identify nonfiction text features. As we continue to ask and answer questions during reading, we will use text features to help us understand non-fiction texts.

Writing:  This unit welcomes our second graders into the world of nonfiction writing. The kiddos will learn that they can take anything they know a lot about—soccer, bugs, space, video games—and write in ways that teach their readers about the topic. This unit helps second graders feel the pride of being an expert and taps into their eagerness to show and tell by channeling them to write with details.

Grammar: We will be learning about contractions for the next week or so. As you come across these in your reading at home, please take the time to ask your child “What two words make up the contraction?”

Math:  In math we will continue to work with place value as we expand our numbers to include three digit numbers. We will begin to apply the strategies we learned in Quarter 1 to solve addition & subtraction problems with larger numbers.  We will also work on solving one-step and two-step word problems. We will continue to practice our basic math facts. Students are required to be fluent in their addition and subtraction facts through 20 this year.

Science:  We will be learning about the attributes of stars. We will be tying in our Quarter 2 science & social studies standards into our information reading and writing units.