Mrs. Blankenship's News You Can Use

Week of April 11, 2016

It is almost "Go" time!

Hello Families!

I hope that you all had a fabulous Spring Break! When school resumes Monday, April 11th, Dr. Shaw and I will be ready for the students to hit the ground running! Here is a look at our week:

ELA- I am grouping all subjects together because we will begin an extensive review of ELA in preparation for the Georgia Milestones Assessment. The students will have their final G/L Roots inclusive grade Friday. The words are located on Quizlet. Ms. Sehrish, the student teacher, will lead a review of the words Tuesday in class. As we prep for the Milestones, I will specifically be working with the students on restating the question, citing text evidence, using compound/complex sentences, rereading for complete and thought filled answers, and "flavor blasting" responses. Using these pointers, the students will complete a reading comprehension assessment Friday. FrontRow reading and writing assignments regarding The Great Barrier Reef have also be assigned. These two activities are due Thursday. The students will be reviewing the writing examples as time permits in class Friday and into the following week. The 30 minute reading expectation also continues. Your support from home in reiterating the points made in class as well as quality effort being given to the Front Row assignments is appreciated.

Thursday will be Ms. Sehrish's last day with our team. The students will be assigned the task of writing a "best wishes/thank you" letter to her. It will be due Wednesday.

From Dr. Shaw:

In math next week, we will begin reviewing decimals, coordinate grids and fractions. There are no graded assignments next week. We will also practice our constructed/extended response writing skills in math in preparation for the Milestones test.

In social studies, we will learn about the Vietnam Conflict, and more modern wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan. We wrap up social studies learning about the war on terrorism and 9/11. We will also begin reviewing for the Milestones test.

In science next week, we will wrap up our study of current electricity and circuits with a daily grade on Wednesday. We will shift our focus to magnetism after that - our last topic for science this year. We will also begin reviewing for the Milestone test.


Let's get our Superhero Students excited about showing what they know on the Georgia Milestones Test. Encourage your child to participate each day!

Monday- 4-11- Our future is so bright! Wear bright colors.

Tuesday- 4-12- Knock the socks off the test! Wear crazy or silly socks.

Wednesday- 4-13- Teamwork makes the dream work! Wear your favorite sports team's shirt.

Thursday-4-14- What about our color shout? Wear blue!

Friday-4-15- Superhero Day- Wear your superhero shirts. NO COSTUMES!!

Please remember to order your child's Fifth Fest t-shirt! The firm deadline is April 27th!

The Spring Food Drive begins Monday! Non-perishable food items and personal care products (ex. shampoo toothpaste) are appreciated!

Important dates....

Please visit the Jackson Elementary calendar for dates/activities!

Georgia Milestones Testing begins the week of April 18th. Please see the calendar linked above for all testing dates.

Yogli Mogli!

PTA Spirit Night


April 13, 2016

5 - 8 p.m.

Sugarloaf Parkway