Here we are wrapping up the end of your child’s elementary school career!  It has been such a pleasure being their teacher!  Here are a couple of reminders for the last week and a half:

  1. Awards Day – In this week’s Tuesday Tracker, I will send invitations with students who will be receiving awards on May 22.

  2. Luncheon – Please remember to pre-order your lunch for our 5th grade luncheon on the last day of school. There will not be any food to purchase the day of the event. Order forms were in the Tuesday Tracker last week, additional forms here

  3. Career Portfolio Presentations – Please bring in completed career projects on Friday. (Thursday for a prize!) Students may dress up, bring props, etc for some extra credit. Anything to make their display engaging and interactive is great! Parents are welcome to come see our career presentations in the cafeteria Friday morning.

Busy Week!


Tuesday at 6PM: Mandatory Parent Meeting for Jekyll Island.  Permission slips, packing lists, and questions answered 🙂

Wednesday:  Early Release. Dismissal is 2 hours early.

Friday: Field Trip to the Courthouse.  Bring lunch in disposable bag or get a sack lunch from the cafeteria.  

Text or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns 🙂

Mandatory Jekyll Island Parent Meeting


Mark your calendars!  Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 pm, we will have a mandatory parent meeting for our upcoming Jekyll Island trip.  We plan to review all details of the trip including packing instructions, pre-trip homework, permission/medical forms, etc.  Please plan on attending. (Student attendance is optional)

See you there!


Our class is going to the Learning Commons Monday morning for the bookswap.  Information was sent home in the Tuesday Tracker.  If your child wants to participate, bring 2 gently used books they have already read or want to trade.  They will be able to pick 2 books for themselves.  We are doing this Monday Morning 🙂

Tuesday we have a test on The Great Depression.  A study guide was sent home Friday.

I hope to see you all at International Night Saturday and Kroger Math Night on Thursday!

Have a great weekend 🙂

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