Week of April 3rd:

Happy Spring Break Week!  See all students back at school Monday, March 10th!

 

Week of March 27th:

This is our final week before Spring Break!  We will finish our India Unit this week.

 

Week of March 20th:

Happy 1st day of Spring!  We just enjoyed some exposure to Indian spices and a simple dish we prepared in our Skills Lab!  We look forward to our own Mr. K's cooking of authentic Indian fare soon for our Taste of India Celebration!  This week's focus will be on India and its biomes; we love to learn about animals, geography, and new places!

 

Week of March 13th:

The only event I have to announce is the Friday, March 17th India Celebration!  We will be sampling Indian food to go along with our March social studies curriculum study of India.  Please send in $3 to cover the cost of this food if you are able.

We are still in dire need of some wipes or spray to sanitize the classroom.  Please donate if you can.

 

Week of March 6th:

Welcome back from Break!  We  are completing our final days on China and starting the 6th, we will be moving to India and the biomes there.  We look forward to many fun recipes and activities to celebrate their culture.

*We really need Chlorox wipes for our hard surfaces!!!

March 6-10 is Exceptional Children's Week!

 

Week of February 20th:

-This is Winter Break Week so please enjoy a restful time with family and friends; maybe even get a quick trip in during the week!  Please be safe!  We will complete our China Unit when we return February 27th and get ready to go on our next class adventure to visit INDIA and all it has to offer!!!

 

Week of February 13th:

-Monday, 2-13-17 is our Adapted PE Dance @ KMHS from 10am-noon.  We will travel by special education county bus.

 

Week of February 6th:

Hard to believe we are into February already!  Depending on which groundhog you beIieve is most accurate, we could still be in for some winter weather so keep an eye out February-March!

I am finishing final edits for GAA submissions for your children and we are moving into magnets, gravity, electricity in science and China in social studies.

 

Week of January 30th:

We will finish up our human body and civil rights studies during the beginning of the week then switch over to our February curriculum mid-week.  For February, we have magnets, gravity, force and motion in science, and China for our social studies curriculum.

 

Week of January 23rd:

We may actually get a full week of school in this week!  With holidays and ice, it has been a long time since we did 5 straight days, so your kiddos will be tired for sure!  We will finish the month out continuing to focus on Civil Rights and the Human Body.  With winter upon us, we still need Chlorox wipes and anti-bacterial/virul room spray.  Thank you.

 

Week of January 16th:

I hope everyone enjoys an extra day off this weekend; it will be nice to have some higher temperatures to enjoy the MLK holiday.  We are currently studying MLK and other famous Civil Rights contributors; Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, etc.  We are doing some really fun stuff with our studies on the Human Body; "xrays", edible respiratory system, noodle bodies, etc.  Some of our friends from Mr. Barrett's class are helping us with these projects!

 

Week of January 9:

Welcome Back and Welcome to 2017!  What a strange week with only 1 real day in school!  I hope everyone stays warm and safe this weekend.  I am still asking for room spray and Chlorox wipes for the classroom.  January's focus is the Human Body and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Week of December 19:

-We will have school the 1st 3 days of this week, then you will begin a much needed Holiday Break with family and friends starting December 22nd!

-Your students will return to school Thursday, January 5th!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!!!

 

Week of December 12:

-This is Hat Day Week!  You may pay $1 a day or $4 for the entire week to wear a hat in the building.

-This is also Spirit Week.  Please see your student's folder/agenda with details on the theme for each day.

-5:15-8:30pm Tuesday, 12-13-16 is our Holiday Dance!  I will be there, chaparoning!

THESE FUNDS HELP US SUPPORT OUR GIVING TREE FUNDING FOR THOSE IN NEED!

*WE STILL NEED CLEANING WIPES FOR THE CLASSROOM!!!

 

Week of December 5:

I can't believe it is December already!  We have a new unit beginning which will involve the water cycle in Science and the Civil War and Reconstruction in Social Studies.

WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF CHLOROX WIPES FOR THE CLASSROOM!

 

Week of November 28:

-This week we will continue to collect our GAA portfolio data.

-We will also continue with our November Unit as we travel in outer space and visit the moon and learn about its phases as well as visiting the Land Down Under, Australia!

WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF CHLOROX WIPES FOR THE CLASSROOM!

 

Week of November 21:

PLEASE ENJOY A FUN AND SAFE THANKSGIVING BREAK WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

 

Week of November 14:

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-Please enjoy the above pictures of our nice Fall day walk around the school, our bus ride to the park, and all our AU/MOID classes at the picnic at the park!

-Thanksgiving Break the week of November 21st! 

 

Week of November 7:

-Remember, Student Holiday Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day!

 

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Please enjoy these pictures of our Friday Cooking Lesson with Speech and our Biomes and Africa Unit!  We loved our peer helpers and working with the other MOID class! 

 

Week of October 31:

Happy Halloween!  Please enjoy this day safely!  

-Let's welcome November and our new curriculum for the month:

We will use the anchor book Black Beauty in our literature studies, study our solar system and the moon phases in science, and travel to Australia in social studies!

 

Week of October 24:

-This is Red Ribbon Week!  We will have some fun ideas to help reinforce the "Say NO to Drugs" theme this week.  Details will follow.

-Keep in mind that Oct. 8th is Election Day and a Student Holiday!

-The week of November 21st will be Thanksgiving Holiday!

 

Week of October 17:

-We just had the best ever CBI trip!  We went to Domino's Pizza Warehouse here in Kennesaw, were treated to a pizza lunch, of course, put on our safety equipment and toured a cooler, the warehouse, the dough conveyer room, the shipping docks, and got to go into the cab of one of their trucks!  The students loved this trip!  

-This is Conference Week and we will dismiss school each day 2 hours early!  Thank you all for accepting a Conference time with me as I look forward to sitting down with each of you to discuss your child!

 

Week of October 10:

We just completed Collection #1 of our GAA portfolios!  The students have done well hanging in there during this "pretest" period.  Now, we teach, work with them, and see them soar with new knowledge for the 2nd collection!

 

We have been helping water in our quad; The Patch; The Coup!  We have our old friends the turtles out there as well as some new additions, 5 new chicks!  The kids are enjoying the outdoor time.

 

We have begun or LA studies on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and our Africa and Biomes units.7

 

Week of October 3:

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a very restful Fall Break.  As we move right into October, we will continue with our goals and objectives, GAA portfolio collections, and Functional Living Skills.  Social Studies will have us studying Africa and Science will have us learning about Biomes.

 

Week of September 26:

-Enjoy your Fall Break all this week!  See you again on October 3rd!

 

OUR BOYS IN ORANGE; AND THIS WAS NOT PLANNED!

 

 

 

Week of September 19:

-Please be aware that standardized testing of Cogat & Iowa will occur 9-15 thru 9-21 for the general education grade level classrooms in the building.  They will be engaged the first 2 periods of each day.  

-Our classroom is working on the GAA assessment and will continue to gather portfolio documents for the next few months.

-Our focus for science will be on small machines and our ss focus will be on Georgia studies and the 5 regions for the remainder of September.

 

Week of September 12th:

-Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday, 9-16-16.  Participation grades and conduct grades will also be posted at this time as we have just completed the 1st 6 weeks of the 2016-2017 school year!

 

Week of September 5th:

-Please remember there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, 9-5-16 to celebrate Labor Day!  Please enjoy a restful 3 day weekend with family and friends; hopefully it won't be too wet!

-We begin our portfolio collection on September 6th for your student's Georgia Alternative Assessment.  We will continue this collection for several months all-the-while continuing to cover grade level curriculum as well as individual student goals and objectives assessments.  I feel your students will do quite well showing progress on the GAA!

-9-9-16 Progress Reports are to be completed so expect them to come home close to that date.

 

Week of August 29:

We are completing our units on the Olympics and Because of Winn Dixie.  We have themes each month from the county that we integrate within all curriculum areas; LA, Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

We look forward to September where our studies have us focusing on Simple Machines in Science and Georgia Studies in Social Studies.  We will do this with our anchor book Small White Scar.

September 6th begins our portfolio collection on each student for the Georgia Alternative Assessment; we will be super busy!

 

Week of August 22nd: 

 

*A message from AWTREY MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Take a break from cooking, and join us for Awtrey Viking Spirit Night!

 

Place: Sweet Tomatoes

 

Date: Thursday, August 25

 

Time: 5:00-8:00 PM

 

Please see attached flyer (also on website), and share a digital or hard copy with the cashier.

 

Funds raised will support student achievement programs!

*Please recall we are off Monday, 9-5-16 for Labor Day!

*School Break Sept. 26th-30th!

 

Week of August 15th:

Upcoming events this week:

-Tuesday, 8-16-16 @ 6:30pm will be Open House if you'd like to drop in to room A-13 for a visit.  (Remember, October we will have individual Conferences and individual student issues can be discussed at that time).

-Friday, 8-19-16 will be Awtrey Picture Day!

 

Your kiddos are doing well!  

We are still transitioning to middle school for a few, so continue to be patient.  We are all working very hard learning about Brazil and the 2016 Olympics.  We are regaining some of our latent skills from last school term and are ready for a new theme in September.  Please use the daily agendas for communication with me or feel free to email me @ elizabeth.jones@cobbk12.org.  Here is a list of events coming up you might be interested in:

 

 

 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT EVENTS 2016-2017:

DATE

TIME

MEETING

LOCATION

TOPIC

 Sept. 12

6:30-8:30

COUNTY-WIDE PARENT NIGHTS

Smitha Middle

 Starting the School Year Off Right

 Nov. 14

6:30-8:30

Campbell Middle

 Understanding the IEP Process

 Jan. 30

6:30-8:30

Dodgen Middle

 Community Connections

 March 20

6:30-8:30

Lost Mountain Middle

 Looking Ahead to Next Year

 Aug. 16

9:30-11:00

MONTHLY
SMALL GROUP
MEETING
(TUESDAYS)

HAWTHORNE  CAFETERIA ROOM# 138

Using Technology Effectively

 Sept. 6

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE  CAFETERIA ROOM# 138

Challenging Behaviors and Effective Strategies

Oct. 18

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE 

ROOM# 177

Strategies for Improving Communication Skills

 Nov. 15

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE  CAFETERIA ROOM# 138

Parent and Student Advocacy

 Jan. 17

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE  CAFETERIA ROOM# 138

Fostering Independence for Your Student

 Feb. 14

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE 

ROOM# 177

Safety and Well-Being of your Child in the Community

 March 14

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE  CAFETERIA ROOM# 138

Transition Strategies: SNP to Kindergarten 

 April 18

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE  CAFETERIA ROOM# 138

Family and Sibling Dynamics

May 9

9:30-11:00

HAWTHORNE  CAFETERIA ROOM# 138

Keeping your Child Engaged During the Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made it!

We had a good first week of school.  We are adjusting to middle school and a new schedule and that is tough for our 6th graders!  Now that we have gotten used to each other, we will spend the rest of the month integrating the 2016 Rio Olympics into our daily goals and objectives!  Everyone seems to really be enjoying our daily PE class with Coach Robertson!  Can't wait to see what week 2 has in store for us!

 

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic summer break!   I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new friends.  

 

I'd like to introduce myself.  I am a new teacher to Awtrey.  I come to you from Big Shanty MOID.  I am a graduate of the University of Georgia 1989 and Kennesaw State University 2009.  I enjoy time with my husband, 2 teenagers, a dog, and 2 cats.  I love to snow ski and kayak.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone August 1st!

 

elizabeth.jones@cobbk12.org