Fall 2017, Volume 5, Issue 1
This school year is already off to a fun start! Please follow our Instagram page (gateway_elementary_school) for more information and great pictures of our exciting events this year. So far this year, we have posted pictures of our third grade “Break Out Box” experience, various assemblies, and our Character Pumpkin Parade, just to name a few.
We have a number of great school events coming up that we would love to have all of our parents involved in. We will be kicking off our “Book Pro Game Show” and FALL Book Fair fundraisers in the coming weeks, and will also host our annual “Grandparents and Special Friends” luncheon during the week of November 6th. We hope that every Gator family can participate, and look forward to one more great reason to READ!
I want to thank everyone for your help in making our arrival and dismissal process so much safer and faster this year. We have greatly increased the number of car riders at Gateway, however the line, moves much faster and more efficiently. We appreciate all of the help from our TRPD in getting the routine established early on. As a reminder, in the afternoon, please continue to form two lines as you enter our main drive. This has helped speed things along tremendously. Chief Crowe would also like for us to continue to form the car lines on Walnut Lane (by BILO) to prevent our line from reaching the highway.
Please do not hesitate to call or stop by if I can help you all in any way. We are overwhelmed by the amount of parent support this year, and eager to help you all with any questions or concerns that you may have as well.
All the best,
Arrival and Dismissal Notes from Mrs. Calvage
Fall Fun in PreK
Ms. Daley's Community Helpers
Mrs. Moody's Students Visit Their Community
First Graders Explore Their Community
Mrs. Rainey's Community Helpers
Mrs. Rainey’s First Grade Class ended our Social Studies Unit of "Careers Within Our Community" with our very own Career Day. While completing this project each student researched a career and presented it to the class. The students had a wonderful time dressing up and sharing what they learned about the career they may like to be when they grow up.
Mrs. Bumgarner's Scientists Explore Light and Shadow
Mrs. Wallen's and Mrs. Creely's First Grade Musicians
Mrs. Freeman's Super Second Graders
Me On the Map
Ms. Mitchell's Readers and Writers
Second Grade Explores Weather
Mrs. Bennett's Students Participate in Walk at School Day
Ms. Clay's Mathematicians
Mrs. Sammons' Mathematicians
Third Grade Collaborates
Mrs. Cox's Class Jumps in With STEM
Mrs. Cox’s students have enjoyed some exciting lessons this first quarter of third grade. The students have completed some fun learning activities using the STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). This involved students using QR codes to self-check their work on Ipads and completing an experiment to discover what happens to the colors of a Gobstopper when they are placed in water.
Mrs. Cox's South Carolina Cookies
Mrs. Godbey's Multiplication Club
Mrs. Godbey’s math students have been working really hard learning multiplication facts through the 6s. Students who mastered their multiplication facts celebrated with a pizza party! Congratulations Gators! Way to go!!!
Roper Mountain Science Center Trip
Students in Mrs. Godbey’s class recently visited Roper Mountain Science Center where they learned about early life in South Carolina as well as how fossils help them learn about the past.
South Carolina Cookies
Students in Mrs. Godbey’s class have been working hard learning about the six regions of South Carolina. They recently created edible maps of the regions of South Carolina. YUM!
Third Grade Breaks Out!
Fourth Grade Science
What Peace Means to Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade is Great!
October ESOL Activity: Mentoring Stations with Traveler’s Rest High School Students and Gateway Elementary School Students
Mr. Jason Rainey, and a dozen or so students from his ESOL class, came to do mentoring stations with some of the students from Mrs. Imes’ ESOL classes at Gateway. The activities included BINGO with shapes and colors, BINGO with numbers, Uno with colors and numbers, and a game of Go Fish – which was used to teach and/or reinforce vocabulary. A good time was had by all!