Valentine’s Day


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Love is in the Air 

Valentines will be exchanged this Wednesday. This is an optional activity, however if your child chooses to bring in any Valentines, they must bring one for everyone.            We wouldn’t want anyone’s feeling hurt during this time of love J

We have 24 students now:

Aminata Ana Aidan Lily Luke
Sienna Nicholai Colin Owen Aletta
Jessica Hansini Harshil Riley Madeline
Molly Humayd Haylie Zachary Rishi
Francis Anna Gabbi Conner  

Week of November 27 – December 1

Week of November 13

Mrs. Swafford has a fun science activity planned for Friday.  Please click below to donate supplies.


Friends and Family lunch is this Thursday at 11:50 – 12:30.  I hope to see you there!! The annual raffle will take place.  This year the 5th grade teachers will take the winners to Marietta Diner for dessert one day after school in December.

Ellis Island

Friday, November 3, we are having an Ellis Island Immigration Simulation.  Information came home on a blue piece of paper last week.  Students will:

  1. Choose a southern or eastern European country to represent.

  2. Dress in the manner that an immigrant from this county would dress during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s

  3. Bring a food dish from the particular country the student is representing OR the country your family is from.  (enough to serve 20 people; preferably in disposable containers)

  4. Bring fake money from the European country they are representing (may be printed or drawn)

  5. Complete the autobiography assignment  Ellis Island Autobiography-1o4jc7l.  Use this rubric to see how it will be graded: Ellis Island Autobiography Rubric-1e1uajw  Here is an example: autobiography example ellis island-1ulqj6e

EXTRA CREDIT:  To learn more about Ellis Island, go to the link below to and answer the questions on this page: Ellis Island Interactive Tour Scholastic-1mwja5h

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and ALL parents are encouraged to participate.  The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

Pictures/Fall Break

Pictures are in! They will be sent home today 🙂  If you are interested in retakes, it will be October 17.

Conferences will be the week of October 16.  That week will be early release. I will be scheduling conferences when we get back from Fall Break. If you have a specific day or time you need, please let me know.

*October 12 is early release as well!

No school next week.  Enjoy your Fall Break!

September 2017

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!  Because of the long weekend, Tuesday Trackers will be coming home this Thursday.  Progress Reports for the first 4 1/2 weeks will be included.  Please sign and return one copy of the progress report.

We have moved to a monthly reading log.  These were brought home today.  Please keep them on the refrigerator, or someplace safe, and keep up with them throughout the month.  These will be due on October 2.  For your convenience, click here for another copy. september reading log

This Friday we will be having a test in Social Studies on the causes of the Civil War.  A study guide was sent home and the students can go to Quizlet – Civil War Vocabulary to study as well.  Extra credit will be earned for anyone who turns in their completed study guide before the test on Friday.

I am so proud of this group of students.  They have worked very hard and have made the transition to 5th grade with great ease!

Online Resources

To access the Math Book:

Username: CCSD + student computer number (no spaces)

Password: Cobbmath1

Click on the book and it will take you to all the needed resources.

Social Studies Glossary and book  (Study sets for Vocabulary and other topics) (occasionally homework will be assigned on this site to study for a test)

Buttercup Sign Up: