Week 8

We had a lot of fun at Bells Ferry this week.  Please remember that next week is our Fall Break so there will not be school September 24th-28th.  Enjoy your time off, but don’t forget to have your child practice their math facts or their nightly reading.

I posted some pictures below of the students using one foot strips of paper to model the perimeter of a given rectangle.  They really enjoyed working in teams and sharing problem solving strategies.

Week 7

This week in our Writing Workshop the students continued working on narrative stories.  They did a fantastic job revising and editing their work before beginning their final drafts.   Their stories were very entertaining.   I am very proud of their creativity and hard work.

Week 6

This week our class finished reading the book Because Of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.  It is about a little girl who finds a stray dog who changes her life forever.  The kids really enjoyed reading it.  Be sure to ask your child about their favorite parts from the book.

Week 5

This week our class practiced using base ten blocks to represent whole numbers.  The students did a fantastic job working together to create models for three and four digit numbers.  Check out the pictures below.

Volunteer At The North Georgia State Fair

Volunteers Needed!
North Georgia Fair Food Booth with Cobb County Sheriff’s Office

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has been our partner in education for many years. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Office volunteer their time, resources and talents for our students many times a month. The biggest fund raiser they have for their Partners in Education Fund is to sponsor a food booth at the North Georgia State Fair. Last year over $4,000 came back to Bells Ferry Elementary.

The Sheriff’s Office is in need of volunteers to assist with the food booth. They need Bells Ferry Community Members to help with taking and filling food orders. The North GA State Fair runs from Thursday, September 20th through Sunday, September 30th. Feel free to coordinate your volunteering time with the North Georgia Fair events. Parents may split the hours of the shift but please know that children under the age of 16 years will not be allowed in the booth. High school students needing volunteer hours are more than welcome to sign up!

Benefits of volunteering:
Free Fair Parking
Free Admission to the Fair

Follow the link below:


Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Stephanie Dockery, Ed.S.
Professional School Counselor
678-594-8950 ext. 1025
Bells Ferry Elementary: “Learn, Lead and Leave a Legacy”
Twitter: @BFESCounseling

Week 4

We had another great week here at Bells Ferry.  I posted some pictures below of the kids with the posters they made for “Why You Should Learn About Health”.



Week 3

This week our class finished reading the book, “The Kid in the Red Jacket”.  The story is about a young boy who has to adjust to being the new kid in school after his family moves from Arizona to Massachusetts.  The students really enjoyed it, and many could make their own personal connections to the book.  Be sure to ask your child to to share some of their favorite parts of the book with you.


Week 2

This week the students continued studying the phases of the moon in Science.  I posted some pictures below of the kids with their “Phases of the Moon” illustrations.  They all did a wonderful job.



Week 1

We are off to a great start this year.  I am so pleased with how well the students are learning the class routines and procedures.  Let’s keep up the great work as we move in to next week.