Sunday, February 10, 2019

Learning objectives this week...
Unit of Inquiry Theme: HOW THE WORLD WORKS (An inquiry into the interaction between the natural world (physical, biological and human societies)
  • We will continue learning about the structure of narrative writing. 
  • We will continue our literary book study on the book Wonder. We will continue learning about point of view (1st person & 3rd person perspectives) Assessment Friday. Please remember that students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily. 
    • We are in full swing of adding boos to our "Shelfie". Please encourage your child to participate, so that they can take part in our book celebration at the end of the quarter.
    • Six Flags Reading logs are due Feb 11th.
  • In math we will begin to learn about fractions (what they are and how to find equivalent fractions).
  • We will continue our learning of light and sound. Class task on light on Thursday.
  • In grammar we will be reviewing concepts learned thus far.
Do you love playing percussion instruments like the drums? Do you love performing? If so, the Teasley Pentatonics Orff Ensemble is for you! The Teasley Pentatonics is an instrument ensemble that will meet on Wednesday afternoons in the Music Room starting February 27th. Ms. Harris will be holding auditions for the ensemble during your specials time the week of February 11th, right before February break. If you are interested, see Ms. Harris or your classroom teacher for an audition packet. Ms. Harris can't wait to make music with you!

Parents, you deserve a Friday night out! Leave the childcare to the Teasley Staff where your kids will enjoy a pizza dinner (two slices, drink, & dessert) and a fun-filled night of games, arts & crafts, a glow party, and more! The event will take place on Friday, March 1st from 6:00PM – 9:30 PM. The cost is $25 per student and is for Teasley K-5 students only. Space is limited, so please register by February 15th by returning the registration form that was sent home with your student. No late registrations will be accepted. Additional pizza, snacks, drinks, and glow items will be available for purchase. All items will be sold for $1.00 - $2.00 each. Thanks for your support!

Friday, February 8, 2019




Parents, you deserve a Friday night out! Leave the childcare to the Teasley Staff where your kids will enjoy a pizza dinner (two slices, drink, & dessert) and a fun-filled night of games, arts & crafts, a glow party, and more! The event will take place on Friday, March 1st from 6:00PM – 9:30 PM. The cost is $25 per student and is for Teasley K-5 students only. Space is limited, so please register by February 15th by returning the registration form that was sent home with your student. No late registrations will be accepted. Additional pizza, snacks, drinks, and glow items will be available for purchase. All items will be sold for $1.00 - $2.00 each. Thanks for your support!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Learning objectives this week...
Unit of Inquiry Theme: HOW THE WORLD WORKS (An inquiry into the interaction between the natural world (physical, biological and human societies)
  • We will continue learning about the structure of narrative writing. 
  • We will continue our literary book study on the book Wonder. We will study  how we can compare similar themes and topics across texts. Assessment Monday. (This was rescheduled from last Friday). We will begin learning about point of view (1st person & 3rd person perspectives) Assessment Friday. Please remember that students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily. 
    • We are in full swing of adding boos to our "Shelfie". Please encourage your child to participate, so that they can take part in our book celebration at the end of the quarter.
    • Six Flags Reading logs are due Feb 11th.
  • In math we will be continue to learn about measurement.
  • We will continue our learning of light and sound.
  • In grammar we will be focusing on using prepositions and prepositional phrases in our writing. (Task on Friday)
Do you love playing percussion instruments like the drums? Do you love performing? If so, the Teasley Pentatonics Orff Ensemble is for you! The Teasley Pentatonics is an instrument ensemble that will meet on Wednesday afternoons in the Music Room starting February 27th. Ms. Harris will be holding auditions for the ensemble during your specials time the week of February 11th, right before February break. If you are interested, see Ms. Harris or your classroom teacher for an audition packet. Ms. Harris can't wait to make music with you!

Audition information will be coming home!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Due to upcoming weather, Cobb County schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 29th.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

PLEASE...keep an eye on the news and weather this week. If your child is normally an ASP student, please make sure that I know how to send them home in the event we are released early due to weather. If school is released early due to weather, ASP will not be open.

I was super excited to read this!
Update from Remind: Friday, January 25
We’re thrilled to share the news: Thanks to you, we can continue to offer text notifications as part of the free Remind service. Verizon has informed us that there will be no change to the fee structure Remind pays for text messaging, and there will be no service disruption for Verizon Wireless customers.
While we don’t yet have a long-term agreement with Verizon, we understand how important texting is for your classrooms and communities—and that’s why we’re choosing to trust Verizon’s public commitment to waive the fee for Remind.
Read more here: https://www.remind.com/blog/verizon-update

Learning objectives this week...
Unit of Inquiry Theme: HOW THE WORLD WORKS (An inquiry into the interaction between the natural world (physical, biological and human societies)
  • We will begin learning about the structure of narrative writing. 
  • We will continue our literary book study on the book Wonder. We will study  how we can compare similar themes and topics across texts. Assessment Friday. Please remember that students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily. 
    • We are in full swing of adding boos to our "Shelfie". Please encourage your child to participate, so that they can take part in our book celebration at the end of the quarter.
    • Six Flags Reading logs are due Feb 11th.
  • In math we will are reviewing our learning of how to divide multi-digit numbers. Please remember that the methods they will be learning at school, may look different from the methods we learned as students. Although I always encourage support at home, please remember that teaching them the standard algorithm for division may confuse them and they will be assessed on the methods they are being taught at school. Students still need to focus on multiplication. It is important that students are fluent with facts. Please have them practice at home. We will be beginning our unit on measurement this week as well.
  • We will begin our learning of light and sound with some fun rotations this week.

Friday, January 18, 2019


This is the message that I received regarding the use of the Remind app with those of us who have Verizon as our phone carrier. I will be searching for a new service that is similar to Remind. In the meantime, please be sure to check the blog and email often.
Regards,
Mrs. Wallace

What's happening
Starting on Monday, January 28, text notifications will be ending for Verizon Wireless customers who use the free Remind service.
If you communicate with your class on Remind: People who normally get your Remind messages as texts may no longer receive them.
If you have Verizon Wireless as your phone carrier: You’ll no longer receive Remind text notifications. To get messages, you’ll need to turn on smartphone or email notifications instead.

Why the Verizon fee affects free text messaging on Remind
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network.
Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but that hasn’t helped resolve the issue with Verizon. The fee will increase our cost of supporting text messaging to at least 11 times our current cost—forcing us to end free Remind text messaging for the more than 7 million students, parents, and educators who have Verizon Wireless as their carrier.

What you can do
IMPORTANT: If you have a phone plan with Verizon Wireless, click here first to make sure you can still receive Remind messages on the app or by email after January 28. We need your help to keep Remind text messaging free for educators, students, and parents. Keep reading for how you can contact Verizon and ask them to #ReverseTheFee.

Call Verizon Wireless
If there’s one thing we know, it’s the power of communication. If Remind’s made a positive impact on how you teach or learn, please call Verizon and ask them to #ReverseTheFee.
Verizon Customer Service: 1-800-922-0204
Let Verizon know that you’re asking them to #ReverseTheFee on Remind—and share how you’ve used in Remind in your classroom and community, because your messages are #NotSpam.
Tweet @verizon





Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Learning objectives this week...
Unit of Inquiry Theme: Where we are in Time and Space (an inquiry into the relationships and the interconnectedness of civilizations)
  • We will continue learning about the structure of opinion writing. Students will be focusing on something that is important to them and writing to reflect their opinion on that.
  • We will begin our literary book study on the book Wonder. We will study  how we can identify theme to improve our comprehension of the text. Please remember that students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Assessment Friday.
  • In math we will are learning how to divide multi-digit numbers. Please remember that the methods they will be learning at school, may look different from the methods we learned as students. Although I always encourage support at home, please remember that teaching them the standard algorithm for division may confuse them and they will be assessed on the methods they are being taught at school. Students still need to focus on multiplication. It is important that students are fluent with facts. Please have them practice at home. 
  • We will continue learning about westward expansion, the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812,  in our IB unit and the technology (simple & compound machines) that settlers used as they moved west during this time. We will be assessing these concepts next week. 
  • We will finish our learning of the connection between force and motion and simple machines. Assessment on Tuesday.
Shelfie Reading Incentive: Students were given a blank "book shelf". On their shelf, they are to write the names of books that they complete during this marking period. We will display our book shelves and the students who complete the challenge will receive a special treat.

Six Flags Reading Logs: If students would like to participate in the Six Flags Reading Challenge. They must complete the reading log that they received and turn it in by Feb. 11th. Their Six Flags ticket will be distributed before the end of the school year.

No School: Monday 1/21.

Calling all Science Fair judges!!! We’ve had an overwhelming response to the science fair from Teasley’s students!  We are looking for parents/community members that would love to help volunteer by judging Teasley’s 2019 Science Fair student projects. The Science Fair will be held on Friday, January 25th.   For additional details, please  visit the link below!

Teasley Spanish Club 2019

Teasley Club is a fun place where we can learn even more Spanish by playing games, making crafts, singing songs, and more!  Teasley Spanish Club is for Teasley students in 2nd -5th  grades and is offered for free by Sra. Vega. 
Teasley Spanish Club session is 5 weeks long on Thursday from 230-330pm in my room (249).  Sessions will be filled via this form, first come first served.  Communication will be done by email.  Students will dismiss from Spanish Club by: pick-up outside the ASP front door, or by attending ASP. If needed, please be sure to register for ASP and pay the applicable registration and daily fees. 

If your child is interested in the 2 upcoming Teasley Spanish Clubs please complete the form below by Friday January 18 and I will be in touch by email before the first Club date. 

The upcoming Amigos Club Sessions are:
2nd-3rd grade Thursday  January 24, 31,  February 7, 14, and 28
4th -5th grade Thursday March 7, 14 ,21 , 28,  and April 11
Click on this link to register https://goo.gl/forms/myd5dvqWIq7T13iM2

Any questions email me at shara.vega@cobbk12.org
Sra. Vega

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tomorrow we will begin working on the following methods for division. Please remember that we do not teach standard algorithm for division in 4th grade. Students may practice at home and can use the resource videos provided.

Area Model for Division (below)
https://youtu.be/Zxml-FG8OLM

Partial Quotients Long Division 

https://youtu.be/DcuSffxW3Hk


Congratulations to Lokesh and Sashmithaa for having perfect attendance during the 2nd quarter!!

Soap Box Challenge...
We are wrapping up our learning of opinion writing. We have been working with our Media Specialist, Mrs. Crosby on how to present our opinions orally in a clear, concise way. The Soap Box Challenge is a district wide event where students will be chosen from various schools to present their opinion in a two minute speech. More information will be posted soon. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Learning objectives this week...
Unit of Inquiry Theme: Where we are in Time and Space (an inquiry into the relationships and the interconnectedness of civilizations)
  • We will continue learning about the structure of opinion writing. Students will be focusing on something that is important to them and writing to reflect their opinion on that.
  • We will finish our literary book study on the book Tiger Rising. We will study  how we can use context clues to improve our comprehension of the text. Please remember that students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Class task Thursday & Friday.
  • In math we will start our learning of division. Please remember that the methods they will be learning at school, may look different from the methods we learned as students. Although I always encourage support at home, please remember that teaching them the standard algorithm for division may confuse them and they will be assessed on the methods they are being taught at school. Students still need to focus on multiplication It is important that students are fluent with facts. Please have them practice at home. 
  • We will continue learning about westward expansion, the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812,  in our IB unit and the technology (simple & compound machines) that settlers used as they moved west during this time. We will be assessing these concepts within the next two weeks. 
  • We will also be learning the connection between force and motion and simple machines.
Report cards will be going home on Friday Jan 11.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Today we played a game called the Oregon Trail. The kids loved it. I was so impressed with not only their teamwork and collaboration, but their strategic thinking. I told them that I would provide the site in case they wanted to play at home.
http://fourthgradegingerich.weebly.com/oregon-trail-game.html



I hope that you all have a restful, healthy, amazing break full of love & laughter.

All the best!
Mrs. Wallace 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

We are still focusing a lot on multiplication, so it is important that students are fluent with facts. Please have them practice at home. We are going strong with our incentive program. It is called Multiplication Sundae. With each group of facts that they memorize, they will earn a part/all of an ice cream sundae. We will have a sundae social and they will be able to redeem what they have earned on December 20th. Please sign up below if you are able to contribute to our ice cream celebration! Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044FAAAD22A7F85-multiplication

Learning objectives this week...
Unit of Inquiry Theme: Where we are in Time and Space (an inquiry into the relationships and the interconnectedness of civilizations)
  • We will continue learning about the structure of opinion writing. 
  • We will continue our literary learning with a book study on the book Tiger Rising. We will study  how we can make connections between written, visual, and oral versions of a text to improve our comprehension of the text. Please remember that students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Assessment Thursday.
  • In math we will continue to learn how to find the area of rectilinear figures and unknown variables using the area formula. Additionally, we will use this week to review skills previously taught. We are still focusing a lot on multiplication, so it is important that students are fluent with facts. Please have them practice at home. We are going strong with our incentive program, Multiplication Sundae. With each group of facts that they memorize, they will earn a part of an ice cream sundae. On December 20th, we will have a sundae social and they will be able to redeem what they have earned.
  • We will continue learning about westward expansion, the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812,  in our IB unit and the technology (simple & compound machines) that settlers used as they moved west during this time.


Please remember that Thursday and Friday of this week are early release days. If your child has a change of dismissal, it must be submitted in writing. Thank you! 

Learning objectives this week... Unit of Inquiry Theme:  HOW THE WORLD WORKS (An inquiry into the interaction between the natural world ...