Diversity Matters!

Attention Teasley families! Teasley Elementary is excited to celebrate the diversity of our community this school year. To help us get to know you better, please complete the following survey. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
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Attendance Counts

checkExtra! Extra! Read all about it! As we jump into the second quarter, beginning on Thursday, October 11th, the Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the second 9 weeks, ending on Friday, December 21st, will receive a free dress down day, a surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Furthermore, those students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will have the opportunity to participate in a end of year celebration during the last week of school as well as FOUR entries into the drawing for the bike! Thank you so much for your support with getting your student to school on time every day.

Sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Parents/Guardians:

Conference week is quickly approaching (October 15th – 19th)! Please sign up for a time where you may  meet with us to receive your child’s first quarter report card and discuss his/her progress.  We ask that you ensure that your time is adhered to so that we will be able to start and finish on time.  This will allow you time to ask any questions or voice concerns.  Please sign up for one day and time slot. Times go quickly, so please sign up as soon as you are able.

When signing up, please type your child’s FIRST NAME in the comments section.  If you have specific items that you would like to discuss, please email either myself or Ms. Harris before your conference time.

*****Please note that school dismisses 2 hours earlier each day of this conference week.  Students are welcome to visit with parents/guardians during the conference.

Click here to sign up

Upcoming for the week of 10/1/2018

We hope that you’ve had a restful, enjoyable break!  We look forward to seeing you all back on Monday, October 1st!  Here’s what we’ll be learning… 

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!  Fall Break is just around the corner!

Before break, we did the following:

  • worked determining the perimeter of rectangles/squares using a formula
  • completed our research for our Wax Museum
  • practiced editing, and revising our writing pieces on our person of influence
  • discussed the battles of the American Revolution
  • finished our writing by publishing and submitting our work on Office 365
  • Please ask your child about his or her week and what we’ve learned!

This week, we will focus on the following:

How to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle using a formula

What are ecosystems and how do they change based on the flow of energy in them

How to make inferences using our background knowledge and textual information

 

How to write to paired texts to help us think and write critically

****Important Reminders!****

  • October 10th is the end of the quarter.  Please check your child’s grades in ParentVue.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held the week of October 15th -19th.  Please look for a Sign-up Genius on Monday, October 1st to find a time that works for you.
  • Please be sure to check your child’s Friday folder each week and return only the items that need to be returned.

Meet Ms. Harris

Greetings,

My name is Ms. Tope’ Harris and I am so excited to join the Teasley Tigers. It is my hope that this will be an awesome and fantastic school year! I am highly qualified in Special Education General Curriculum (P-12) and all core content subjects (P-8). I am English to Speakers of Other Languages and Gifted endorsed and I also have an Educational Leadership Certification.

This is my 12th year in education. I began my educational journey at Narvie J. Harris Theme School, teaching Kindergarten for a year. I then moved on to Briar Vista Elementary School where I taught Montessori Pre-K/Kindergarten for 4 years. Next I transitioned to Eldridge L. Miller Elementary School, where I taught Moderate Intellectually Disabled students for 2 years. I ended my career in DeKalb County School District at Avondale Elementary where I taught Interrelated Special Education for 3 years and served as the Special Education Lead Teacher for 1 year.

It is my absolute pleasure to be your child’s teacher! I look forward to preparing your child for fifth grade and making this school year as successful as possible! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. You may call the school; send an email, or a note. I know that this year will be a great school year for you and your child!

Ms. Tope’ HarrisT Harris

tope.harris@cobbk12.org

770-437-5945

Happening this week 9/17/18

We have a permanent teacher joining us tomorrow, Monday, September 17th!  I am so excited.  Please join me in welcoming Ms. Tope Harris to Teasley Elementary!  

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!  Fall Break is just around the corner!

Last week, we did the following:

  • worked on addition and subtraction of whole numbers using the standard algorithm
  • examined mentor sentences to imitate how great authors write (with a focus on hyphenated adjectives)
  • practice identifying the ways that authors build information text (text structure)
  • discussed the battles of the American Revolution
  • continued our research and started our writing about people that influenced change during the American Revolution
  • Please ask your child about his or her week and what we’ve learned!

This week, we will focus on the following:

How to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle using a formula

Finishing up on the battles and the end of the American Revolution

What are ecosystems and how do they change based on the flow of energy in them

How to edit and revise writing to create effective paragraphs

Work on our wax museum presentations

 

****Important Reminders!****

Next week is Fall Break! – September 24-September 28th!

Fall Pictures will come home this week!

Talent Show participants have a practice this week – September 19th.

Please have your child check Lost and Found for any items before the items are donated to charity. 

Wax Museum on Thursday – 8:30 – 9:00 in the Cafe!!!!

CNC Fieldtrip – Friday 9/21

Please check Friday folders each week!

Wax Museum Next Thursday!

4th GRADE WAX MUSEUM

Thursday, Sept. 20th

8:30-9:00am, Teasley Cafe

This is a fun and exciting event that you wont want to miss! Each 4th grade student has been researching a historical figure that has influenced change and/or played a role in making change in society.

Students have worked hard researching their historical figure and will showcase their work by dressing up and participating in a wax museum. We hope you will join us for this fun event.

Parents,

Your child has chosen a historical figure. They have been researching their person and will be writing an informational essay about their historical figure. At home, we will need you to help him/her pick out a costume that will portray this person. Please do not feel obligated to purchase an expensive costume. Be creative, ask a neighbor for ideas, go online for ideas, go to the Goodwill or consignment shop for items. Think about a good prop that would catch the attention of visitors. You will be surprised what you will find. Thanks for your help and we hope to see you at the Wax Museum.

 

This Week…(9/2/2018)

Happy Labor Day…

I hope you’ve enjoyed your long weekend!  Welcome back to another fabulous week!  Last week, we did the following:

  • worked on rounding numbers to different places
  • examined mentor sentences to imitate how great authors write
  • practice identifying the ways that authors build information text (text structure)
  • discussed the causes of the American Revolutionary War
  • started to research people that influenced change during the American Revolution
  • Please ask your child about his or her week and what we’ve learned!

 

Important Reminders!

Monday, September 3rd, Labor Day – No school!

Tuesday, 8/4 – Final orders for class T-shirts accepted

Wednesday and Thursday, 8/5 and 8/6 – Mrs. Jean out at a training

Wednesday, September 5th – Progress Reports come home – sign and return receipt

Please check Friday folders each week!

This Week:

In math, students will be working on adding using the standard algorithm.  Students not only learn how, by the why, behind regroup and “carrying” the number over to the next place.

Why We Regroup – Addition

In language arts, we will be learning about commas in lists and homophones to help us with our writing.

Their There Dracula Homophones

Homophones Song

Grocery List Commas

Commas Make it Clear

In reading/social studies, students will continue learning about how individuals and events led to the beginning of the American Revolution.  Students will learn about key individuals and events that influenced this change in our history.

Battle of Lexington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDRSE2Euxs4

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Yorktown

The Declaration of Independence