Monday, December 19, 2016

Grinch Day

We had so much fun celebrating the Grinch on Friday. We read the story, did activities, meet with our book buddies, and watched a movie. We also enjoyed a green Grinch treat!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


This week in the science Lab we continued to study light. The students tested to see what light could go through and learned the terms opaque, transparent, and translucent. We also got to experiment with crickets. We learned that they prefer to be in the dark. Ask your child how you can tell a male from a female cricket!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Everyday Leaders

This week we had a special guest performance. Ronald McDonald came to teach us about how we can be everyday leaders. The students really enjoyed the show.

Our first grade performance is coming up on December 15th. Please help your child practice the songs they will be singing. You can find them on Mrs. Shook's blog. Also, be sure to get their costumes ready! It is going to be a cute show.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving Lunch

I want to take a moment to tell you how thankful I am for you and the opportunity I have to teach your child,. It is such a joy yo watch them learn and grow. Have a safe and relaxing break and know I appreciate you and all you do to support me in the classroom and your children at home and school.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Election Day and Junie B. Jones

What a busy week we have had! The students were so excited to get to vote on Monday. They took their civic duties very seriously.

We continued to experiment with magnets in the Science Lab. The students had so much fun with magnetic slime, making their own magnets, and seeing how long they could make their butterflies fly.

Junie B. Jones was so funny! The students enjoyed the musical and seeing their favorite characters come to life.

Hope to see you On Thursday the 17th at 11:50 for our Thanksgiving Lunch in the cafeteria.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Heroes Essay

Please see the following information about the Heroes Essay Contest. If your child participates in this contest they can skip homework for the week you choose to work on it in order to focus on the essay. Last year one of my students went to the county level and their hero surprised them by being there !

East Cobb County Council (ECCC) of PTAs
2016-17 Honoring Our Heroes Program
everyday heroes: the power of one

Honoring Our Heroes is a student writing program designed for you to write about your real-life heroes and role models.
The person you write about should display one or more of the following characteristics:  generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion.
We want you to redefine media-hyped and cartoon heroes such as professional athletes, movie stars, and rock musicians and instead recognize someone who has made a more personal impact on your life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher.
Essay Rules and Guidelines
1.      The essay can be handwritten or typed.
2.      The essay must be on one single sheet of 8½ x 11-inch paper
(Single or double-sided but no more than one sheet of paper)
3.      Completed entry form below must be attached to essay
4.      Student name ONLY should be placed in top right corner of the essay;
NO other identifying information should be on the essay.
5.      A picture of the hero should be attached if possible.
Label the picture on the back with the student’s name.

Judging Rules and Guidelines
Entries will be judged on the student’s ability to articulate the qualities of the hero and to describe the manner in which the hero has impacted the student’s life.
ECCC will hold a special reception to recognize the first place winner from each grade level at each school.  In addition, every writer who fits in the Special Artist category (as defined by Georgia PTA’s Special Artist category for the Reflections competition) will also be recognized.

Entries are due by January 27, 2017.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Today in the Science Lab were stated to learn about magnets. The students rotated through centers and learned about how magnets attract and repel things. They had a great time! At home you can help them learn more. BrainPop Jr.  has a great video. I'm sure they would love to experiment more at home. Just be sure to remind them that we do not place magnets on electronics!!!