Week of April 23rd:
Wednesday, April 25th will be our field trip to Tellus Museum in Cartersville. We are asking for $10 per student admission and we will be taking our lunches with us. If you want, you may send a sack lunch or we will get your student a sack lunch from the cafe before departure. We will take a Cobb County school bus and we will be gone most of our day.
Only 33 days of school left! Then it is summer, summer, summer! We have on our agenda to study India, the environment and recycling, measurement, and The Jungle Book will be our anchor book for the month.
One more week til Spring Break!
-Just a quick note, we will celebrate Taste of India March 23rd and celebrate Taste of China in April due to scheduling issues; date TBD.
-March 14th-1:30pm early release
-March 16th-Hat Day for Relay for Life ($1.00 donation)
-March 23rd-Taste of China Celebraion
-March 27th-KMHS ADPE Field Day
-Spring Break week of April 2nd!
Spring is Coming!
What a great first week back after Winter Break! All the kiddos seemed very relaxed and ready to be back at school. Progress Reports and Participation Report Cards were sent home Friday in your student's backpacks. Please let me know if you have any concerns or comments. We have some fun things coming up including a trip to the Tellus museum and A Taste of China. This March's focus will have us studying magnets, forces, and gravity in Science, China is SS, money in Math, and our anchor book for Language Arts will be Alice in Wonderland.
HAPPY WINTER BREAK!
Please enjoy this upcoming week with family and friends and have a much needed break. I will see the kids back in class on 2/26/18. Expect Progress Reports to come home that Friday of the week we return.
SOS!!! WE REALLY NEED CLOROX WIPES! WE ARE OUT AND HAVING TO USE AN ALTERNATIVE.
Week of February 5th:
-We will be enjoying a "Taste of the Middle East" this Friday, 2/9/18 compliments of the parents of one of our low incidence students. We will sample Jordanian food!
-Monday, 2/12/18 will be our annual CBI trip to KMHS for our SPED Dance!
-Friday, 2/16/18 will be another CBI trip to NCG for reinforcement of social skills and money skills at the concession stand. We will be the only group in the theater for a viewing of a recent cartoon movie release; still awaiting the name.
-WINTER BREAK week of February 19th!!!
-It is extremely important that you check you student's agendas daily for notes about their day and mandatory paperwork in need of signatures. For instance, if I don't have a permission slip returned, your child cannot leave campus for our CBI trips! That means they are left behind with another teacher to do alternative work.
-Also, please check your emails, at least weekly, for updates. I am having a difficult time getting word through to some families and unfortunately, phone calls are not something I can easily do around our schedule here at school. Once the kiddos arrive, we use phones as the last resort for emergencies only as those calls remove me from my time with your student. Thank you for your understanding.
PLEASE ENJOY THE 3 DAY WEEKEND IN HONOR OF THE GREAT DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
I hope everyone enjoyed restful time with family and friends. As we return to school, I am winding up the GAA assessments on all students. We are also going to be spending this January studying The Water Cycle and The Civil War as we work on our anchor book Red Badge of Courage. After our 3 day weekend MLK weekend, and just before we have our February Winter Break, I am hoping we can take a CBI trip mid-February; more details to follow. Also expect us to celebrate America with a Taste of America soon for our low incidence classes; again details to follow. We still need Chlorox Cleaning Wipes!
KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER!
Make sure you read your agenda notes and check your emails regularly. I had difficulty getting in touch with all parents to alert them to early release last week! If you are not home to see your student off the bus, they will be returned to school, no matter the weather.
I hope everyone enjoyed a much needed break. We return to school to continue with our focus on Canada, the Solar System, with our anchor book being Hatchet. Before break, we will sample some Canadian foods! When we return from break, all GAA assessments should be completed and the computer paperwork begins for the teachers. We will then begin the Water Cycle, the Civil War, with our anchor book being Red Badge of Courage.
Week of November 13th plus:
-November 16th 6:30pm concert with the 6th grade Choral Dept.-we work with them for one of our connections and Mrs. McDaniel has invited us to participate. Come support the Music Dept. plus we have 3 students from our own class that will be participating!
-Thanksgiving Week Break 20th-24th; enjoy with family and friends and be safe!
Week of November 6th:
-Please remember that Tuesday, Nov. 7th is a Student Holiday with staff reporting for Professional Learning in various areas of Cobb County.
Enjoy the holiday safely with family and friends!
Classroom wish list:
-craft pom poms
-assorted craft paints
-paint brushes in varying sizes
-assorted pipe cleaner types (metalic, etc.)
-anything you see @ the dollar store, Michael's, or dept. store craft sections when you are there already and is on sale would be terrific!
The field trip to go bowling has been postponed and replanned based on finding a cheaper venue. We will be going November 3rd. Permission slips came home this week in student agendas. We will be going to Woodstock's Stars and Strikes approx. 9:15am, bowl from 10-11am, then go to Swift-Cantrell Park to have a sack lunch brought from home. Those not returning a permission slip to school will remain @ Awtrey with alternative work provided. The cost is $10 and any leftover funds will be returned home.
Week of October 16th:
-If you go into Homework and Events on the menu to your left, you can then click on My Calendar to see that this week is early release @ 1:30pm each day. We will load SPED buses at approximately 1:10pm. This is due to the fact elementary, intermediate, and middle schools are having student-led parent conferences all week. Each of you has a day and time reserved for you so that you may sit down with me to address any concerns or questions you might have about your student's year thus far. I look forward to seeing you!
-If you go under Resources to your left, you will go to a wonderful site ixl.com. At this point, you may go in as a guest or just select a skill, and begin. You will have a trial amount of questions, but it should be plenty. You can then access each day the same way, but only once per day.
We are back in full swing! We all needed a break but we are happy to be back. GAA data collection is going great! We will find ourselves focusing on Biomes, Africa, equations, comprehension, writing, with our book for the month of October being Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Please be on the look-out for your invitation to Conferences! They will be in your student's agenda this week!
HAPPY FALL BREAK Sept. 23-Oct. 1!
Enjoy time with family and friends and get ready for some cooler temperatures.
I certainly hope this finds everyone well and safe after Irma. I know many of you have friends and relatives in the more seriously hit areas and our hearts are with you all as recovery efforts begin to try and get lives back to normal.
September has us beginning our GAA portfolio collection on our students. We will also be concentrating on the following for these next few weeks:
-ELA/Writing: A Small White Scar will be the anchor book from which we focus our studies.
-Math has us integrating our anchor book into number systems and equations studies.
-Science has us studying simple machines which will have us focusing on simple machines around us and in the school. That will lead us on a great hands-on scavenger hunt!
-SS will have our focus on Ga Regions as we study our 5 regions, their locations, their attributes, etc.
We also continue our ever-evolving Skills Lab Fridays! We try to incorporate a curriculum related recipe into our cooking lesson each week. We also hope to adopt an outdoor area into our outdoor/gardening center!
HAVE A WONDERFUL LABOR DAY WEEKEND with family and friends!
We will begin GAA assessment portfolios next week. Alway refer to Cobb calendar for upcoming essential school dates!
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS DAY!
On Fridays, we have our Skills Lab from 1-4pm! We engage in functional skills by group, with the other low incidence classes. We may cook, clean, do laundry, make a bed, do workboxes, hang clothes, fold and put away clothes, etc. Sometimes we need supplies and we will reach out when we do and would appreciate anything you could contribute. Right now, our need is laundry detergent. The students are learning to do laundry and we will be doing the NCHS Marching Band towels as our practice; and we get to help our feeder school out!
-School starts July 31st. I hope everyone had a restful and fun summer. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
-If you were unable to meet with me during our Meet & Greet, please know that the best way to contact me is by email: