Hi parents-- we are having our 3rd field trip of the year next Thursday! We are going to see The Beauty and the Beast ballet. I am sending home a bright orange permission slip with your student today. It is a free! Just needs a signature. Thanks!
We will have our Special Valentine's Day exchange on Thursday, February 14!
Students are welcome to decorate a shoe box, cereal box or bag at home and bring it in for the exchange. Please make sure there is an opening for others to put the valentines inside. If you do not have a shoe box or cereal box, I can provide your child with a paper bag.
If you are sending cards, you must send one for every child. There are 20 students in our class. Please, do NOT put names on the cards. Just put your child’s name in the “from” section. This will make passing out so MUCH easier!
I appreciate your cooperation and assistance in making this Valentine's Day a blast for the children!
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!
Yesterday, students will receive report cards for Quarter Two. Please review the report card and the attached writing with your child. Let me know if you have questions. The report card can be kept at home and does not need to be returned!
Teasley Spanish 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 email@example.com
TELLUS FIELD TRIP
Hooray! All of us got our payment and permission forms turned in on time--thank you for doing that so quickly! Our field trip will be on Wednesday. Remember to dress your child in their red class shirt (or other Teasley shirt) and standard attire bottoms. They will either get a sack lunch from the cafe or they can bring one from home. If you pack a lunch from home, make sure everything is disposable. Please review behavior expectations with your child before the trip. We are so excited!
We started addition up to 1000 this week and many of us are struggling!! Please view the information under the parents resources tab to help your child at home. We added 4, 2-digit numbers this week and next week are starting to add 3-digit numbers.
Many of us are still struggling with skip counting as well. I have posted a skip counting Youtube video we have been using to warm up.
Students now have Prodigy and Reflex Math accounts. They should know their logins but they also should be glued to the inside of their agendas. It would be great for students to have some math practice nightly in addition to their 20 minutes of reading. Any help from home is much appreciated!
Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for your help!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday break!
This week, we are:
Math: adding 4 two digit numbers based on strategies of place value and properties of addition. We will work on this standard for a few weeks.
Writing: producing, expanding, and rearranging simple and compound sentences. We will move into opinion writing next week.
Reading: asking and answering questions with fiction texts. We will work on this standard for a few weeks and integrate with our Social Studies content.
Language Arts: spelling words with vowel O sounds: claw, small, draw, stall, salty, jigsaw, boss, gloss, near, under. These words will be assessed on Friday. In addition, we will review proper nouns and capitalization.
Social Studies: describing the life and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Field Trip: Our class will go on a field trip to the Tellus Museum to learn about stars on Tuesday, January 16th! Please send in $10 payment and completed permission form by this Friday, January 10th! If you are interested in driving separately and chaperoning, let me know! Lunch will either be a sack lunch from the Cafeteria or a lunch from home in a disposable bag.
Perfect Attendance: Third quarter is now upon us, can you believe it?! 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 quarter, ending on Friday, March 15th, will receive a free dress down day, surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will also get to participate in an end of year celebration during the last week of school. Thank you so much for your support with getting your students to school on time every day.
Congratulations to the following students in our class for perfect attendance in the Second Quarter! They will have dress down day this Wednesday, January 9th:
Ravina, Lauren, Gayathri and Ashlynn!! GREAT JOB!
Report Cards: Report Cards for the Second Quarter will go home this Friday. Please sign and return the signature card attached to the report card. You may keep the report card. Contact me if you have any questions regarding the report cards!
We are excited about our field trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Monday, December 10th. Only those students who have returned signed permission forms can attend. It was sent home twice and is copied on orange paper. A parent needs to complete the Student Information, Insurance Information, Medical Information, Release, and Signature
Tips for the trip:
Please return the completed form and payment by December 7, 2018.
HOLIDAY PARTY INFORMATION:
The holidays are right around the corner! Below is information about what I need from you to make our days at school before the break fun for our kiddos!
Wrapped Book: Every student needs to bring in ONE wrapped book appropriate for a SECOND GRADE boy or girl (same gender as your child). Mark the outside of the package as boy or girl. It can be new or slightly loved! We will do a book exchange to kick off our day! We read a version of “The Night Before Christmas” and students pass left or right. They keep the book they end up with at the end. This only works if all students have a book to exchange! Extra books are accepted for a donation for those who do not bring one.
After this, we will do a craft and play a math game (no supplies from home needed!)
Snuggly Blanket: We will drink Crock Pot Hot Chocolate and watch the Polar Express. Students can snuggle up in a blanket. They can bring a pillow or stuffed animal if they’d like to as well! Students must be able to carry their snuggly items in a bag or backpack on their own.
We are collecting the following recyclables for a STEM project the week of December 17th:
toilet paper or paper towel rolls
pieces of cardboard (could be from a box)
empty water bottles
*A note was sent home yesterday!*
We are hard at work with 2-digit addition and subtraction!! MANY of us are having a hard time with regrouping. Please review the materials under the "Parent Resources" section to help your child at home. We are having another assessment on November 9th and I am hoping all my students do well!! Thanks for your support!
Remember, RAZ-Kids is a fabulous resource you can use at home! Minutes can be used to log on Biblionasium as well! Students have their login in their agendas (however, passwords have changed- your kiddo should know it!)
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Halloween rotations. We had fun, the kids were engaged, and I don't think my parent volunteers left (too) frazzled! I will post pictures soon!
Thank you again for supporting our school through the Teasley Tiger Trot!
This weekend we are issuing a special challenge! Your child can earn a bonus prize simply by getting a qualifying pledge this weekend only. Check out funrun.com for details!
And if you’re looking for the easiest way to ask for a pledge, just upload a photo of your student to funrun.com to create a personalized Student Star video. This fun, hilarious video starring your child can be shared by email or social media to connect with sponsors and ask for a pledge.
Thank you again for helping our class!
P.S. – If you haven’t registered your child on funrun.com, use our school registration code: 149197
We already have $190! Thank you!! Keep pledging!!
Donations for DG/Pearls: Our Teasley Distinguished Gentlemen and PEARLS students need your help! They will be assembling care packages to distribute to those in need as a community service project. They are asking for donations of items to include in these care packages. Please consider signing up to donate one or a few of these items. A box in the lobby will be available to collect the donations. Thank you in advance for your support!! We will be accepting these donations until November 7th.
Holiday Assistance: Do you know someone in need of Holiday Assistance for their children? The MUST toy shop registration is open in our area from October 29-November 3. Please check out the following link on our Counselors’ Blog for more information: http://www.cobblearning.net/oliver/latest-news/
This week is Red Ribbon Week! So sorry we forgot to write in our agenda (I blame it on Conference Week exhaustion!). A flyer was sent home recently but I wanted to make sure everyone knew the schedule!
Monday: Wear Read
Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day
Wednesday: Dream Career Day (career clothing)
Thursday: Teasley School Spirit Wear
Friday: Favorite Team Gear
I will remind students daily as well! Thanks everyone!
Performing Arts Day Volunteers: CALLING ALL TALENTED PARENTS! Teasley’s Performing Arts Day is on January 18th this year, and we need volunteers to present and perform for homeroom classes. If you have a talent for visual or performing arts and availability to present during the school day, please firstname.lastname@example.org with your art form, times you are available, and the space or equipment you would need.
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!
Q2 Academic Information:
Math: This quarter we will work on…
...continuing to represent numbers to 1000 using properties of place value. We will use base ten, expanded form, word form, and standard form.
...skip counting to 1000 by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s.
...mentally adding and subtracting fluently within 20. We use strategies such as counting on, making a ten, decomposing a number, making an easier problem, or using the relationship between addition and subtraction. These are the same strategies we used quarter one, except now we are adding and subtraction all the way up to 20.
...adding and subtracting within 100 using properties of place value. Check the "Parent Resources" tab for videos and other resources to help understand the strategies. Please let me know if you are helping your child at home and need help!
...use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems within 20. We will continue to use the math mountain strategy from quarter one. For two step word problems, we use two math mountains (one for each step).
…use addition and subtraction to solve word problems involving lengths of the same unit.
For example: John had a yellow piece of yarn that was 3 inches long. He had a blue piece of yarn that was 5 inches long. How many inches of yarn does John have all together?
Reading: This quarter we will work on…
...reading at a level K or above.
...ask and answer questions for informational texts.
...describe a connection between historical events, steps in a technical procedure, or scientific ideas.
...poetry. We will learn how rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and repeated words and phrases provide meaning to poetry, songs, or stories.
…describing how reasons support points an author makes in a text.
This quarter we work on informational writing. We will write a how-to piece where we do a craft in class and students write a how-to book. This is super fun and the kids always enjoy it!
Then we write informational pieces about insects with a partner.
Finally, we write informational pieces of famous Georgians independently. This ties in our Social Studies units of famous Georgians. Their pieces will introduce the topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. Students will also work on revising and editing their pieces to make them their best work!
We are on our second IB unit now. The Central Idea is "Living things adapt to their environment." We have learned about the rivers and regions of Georgia. We have discussed how people and animals can use the natural resources found in each area. We are now beginning to learn about the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans, with a focus on how they would use the rivers and regions.
Next, we will start our 3rd IB Unit. The Central Idea is "relationships impact outcomes." We are going to relate this CI with Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and James Oglethorpe. The relationship between the three of those famous Georgians definitely impacted how our state was formed! We will also study how pushes and pulls work and how they impact what happens in the world.
Please follow the link below to sign up for Conferences!
Hope everyone has had a fabulous Fall Break.
Hard to believe it, but Halloween is right around the corner!! This email contains information about the day, as I need some help from home.
In the weeks leading up to October 31st, I send home a Take-Home Project assignment. Your child will bring home full instructions this week. They are to read a book, decorate a pumpkin like the book character, and do a short book report. This is 100% OPTIONAL, but I do find that families and students enjoy doing this project! We spend the afternoon of Oct. 31 sharing our book reports and pumpkins.
On the morning of the 31st, we do Halloween-themed centers. I need some help with these:
1. I will need 3 volunteers to help run the centers. They are super easy! One is a candy estimation station (math), one is making a spiderweb (reading and craft), and one is reading a Halloween book and writing about it. I host a How-to make a Pumpkin Patch Snack writing center.
2. Supply donations!
Use this link to sign up to volunteer or donate supplies: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C44A8AF28AAFB6-halloween If you choose to donate supplies, please have them in by Monday, October 29th. That way I will have plenty of time to purchase things we didn't receive!
Note: this is NOT a party! We are only allowed to have one party per school year, and we save that one for holiday time!! These are Halloween-themed Academic Rotations 😁
Also, remember that students are not allowed to wear costumes to school! However, if you send me photos of them in their costumes, I would LOVE to share their pictures the next day at our Morning Meeting!
The kids normally really enjoy this day!! Thank you so much for any and all help!
**I will also send this same message via DoJo and email**
Hi! I'm Mrs. Rabinovich. I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year! This will be my 4th year teaching 2nd grade at Teasley. I received my bachelor's in Psychology in 2009. I spent a few years as a nanny before I realized my true passion and went back to school to get my teaching certificate. I am married to my wonderful husband Ilya and together we have a daughter, Emily, who is one and a half. In my spare time I enjoy drinking coffee, reading, cooking, hiking, and spending time with my family. I am so excited to partner with you in ensuring your child has a successful year ahead. Please know I am here to answer any questions and support you as much as possible!