July 27

Welcome Back Bulldogs!

It’s time for another exciting year! We look forward to seeing everyone in Specials Class. The 2018-2019 school year is underway & we have lots of fun activities planned for all of you! We are also very excited to introduce you to ur our new Music teacher, Mrs. Renick. Be on the lookout for lots of info coming home as we get everything started. #BESRocks!

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February 16

The Latest News from Specials!

Hey Blackwell Families!

There is so much going on in the specials class & a lot to look forward too, as well!

From Art:

Students in all grade levels have been working on their art show pictures. You can look forward to seeing these in person at our STEAM Night, March 29th. Also in March, we are going to be doing a big paper-making unit. In order to pull this off, it is absolutely necessary to have some extra help in the art classroom. Please visit this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0944ABAB28A31-hollander/2425066 to see about signing up for a day or two!

Also coming up in March will be CCSD’s 2nd annual Man & Machine Art Show. The show opening will be on March 8th at the Art Place. But we need entries! If you are interested in working on this exciting collaborative project, you can get more information by visiting this link: http://ccsdmanandmachine.weebly.com/ They have extended the deadline to February 27th to submit the initial digital images. You can always contact Ms. McKeehan if you have any questions! melissa.mckeehan@cobbk12.org

In the meantime, stay tuned for more details about Blackwell’s Big Steam Night & Art Show!

From PE:

How is it already mid-February?? This school  year is flying by. In P.E., we are learning and participating in the following activities:

Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade finished up stations this week. For the past 3 weeks we have played in stations that included basketball shooting, throwing, scooters, jump rope, hula hoop, bibbity bop balls, stilts, and striking with a paddle. When we come back from February break, we will focus on striking with a bat.

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders played the basketball game, Knock Out, while also preparing for Fitness Gram testing. Fitness Gram testing will begin in March so we have been doing many warm-up activities to increase our muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and aerobic capacity. In addition, the intermediate graders started a tennis unit. This week we focused on ball control and how to correctly hold a tennis racket (remember, it’s just like shaking someone’s hand). When we return from winter break, we will continue with our tennis unit and work on the forearm stroke.

Enjoy your break!! See you in one week!

From Music:

Be sure to check the music blog for any important information & upcoming dates


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January 4

Welcome 2018

Happy New Year from the AMP team! We hope you and your families had a restful and memorable break and you’re ready to tackle the last semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Here’s what we are doing to start off the New Year:

P.E.: In gym, we will focus on basketball. Students will learn how to dribble, pass (overhead, bounce, and chest), and the correct technique to shoot (B.E.E.F). In addition, all students will participate in various warm-up games to increase their aerobic capacity and muscular strength and endurance.

Music: There is a performance for K-3 students on February 1st, so students will be preparing for this event. The older students will focus on music standards. Please refer to the music blog for more information on what’s happening in the music world.

Art: One word- S.T.E.A.M! (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math) All of the art projects the students will be working on will be STEAM themes. These pieces of art will be matted and framed for the Art Show that will be displayed on March 29th for STEAM Night. In addition, students will be giving their rocks a home in our Rock Garden located near the Blackwell bus port.  Families are invited to take a look at our Rock Garden anytime they visit Blackwell and see all the neat creations our students have worked on in Art class.

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November 16

November is here!

The year is flying by…. it’s hard to believe November is here! Check out what we are doing in AMP:


The students are getting ready for Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH). Our JRFH Day is on December 1st. Each grade has been jumping rope in P.E. and students have been participating in the Bulldog Club Challenge to see if they can be one of the top 16 times. After JRFH, we will do hula hooping until 2018 starts.


Students are painting a rock to display on Blackwell’s campus. We are looking forward to seeing their creativity and helping Blackwell be even more beautiful!


Students have been busy learning songs for assemblies. The 5th grade students just performed a Veteran’s Program and it showcased their talent and hard work from music class. Please refer to the Music blog for other updates and information.

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August 30

1st month of school!

We have had a great 1st month of school in specials. Here is what we have been learning:


Rules and procedures in the gym. We have an acronym called P.E.A.C.E to remind students of the P.E. rules.

P– Protect the P.E. equipment

E– Enter and exit quietly

A– Attention: the first time!

C– Cooperation

E– Esteem; respect everyone

In addition to going over the rules and procedures, we have played many cooperation games to encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork. The older grades (3-5) are beginning the Fall Fitnessgram assessments.


In Art, we have been making our Art notebook. Each student has one. Also, Ms. Mckeehan has been teaching the students how to fill picture space with art ideas. Of course, Art rules and procedures have been established, too.


Refer to the music blog for all the information you’ll need to see what’s going on in the Music world!

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May 23

Summer Time 2017

Can you believe it? The 2016-2017 school year has almost finished. One day left! What a fast, yet fun, year we had in specials! 5th graders, enjoy middle school and make Blackwell P.R.O.U.D. Enjoy your summer!

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March 1

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