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Miss Massengale’s Marvelous Messages 

 

Attention Parents:

This week we have continued our discussion on community helpers.  We focused on firemen and the help that they provide.  Next week we will be talking about police men.  On March 3rd we will be finishing our topic of discussion.  If you are interested in coming to the class to talk about your job with the class please call me at 678-927-3900 or email me at jmassengale@cowetaschools.edu to set up a time to come in.  We are excited to hear about all of our parent’s jobs!

 

Field Trip

We will be going to the fire station next week!  I am sending home the permission slips in your child’s folder. These have the time and date of the trip.  Make sure that you fill them out and you send them back in on Monday.  If your child is planning on eating a school lunch, be sure to mark it on the permission slip.  We would love to have parents go and help out!  If you would like to go with us, please indicate it on your child’s form along with if you are buying a school lunch and include the payment.  The price for your lunch will be $2.00.  I have limited space, so first come first serve.

 

 

Spelling Words
 

at
I
us
we
go
car
to
dog
the
cat

**Please study these words with your children during the week.  The spelling test is going to be on Thursday this week since Friday is a student holiday.  Start studying early!

 

 

 Important Dates

March 1st:  Bake saleMarch

March 4th:  Teacher Workday
March 8th:  Field Trip
March 10th:  Parent Share Day
April 1st-5th:  Spring Break

April 12th-14:  CRCT testing

March Birthdays!
Julie – March 3rd
Rachael – March 11th
DeeDee – March 16th
Cameron – March 22nd

Contact Me:
Miss Jessika Massengale
19 Elm Street
Newnan, Georgia  30265
678-927-3900
jmassengale@cowetaschoold.edu
 

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February 21, 2006. Homework, Parent Newsletter. Leave a comment.

Turning On the Switch

http://www.edutopia.org/products/mi3.php#

This document was very different than most documents that you would normally find on education. I liked how this school took very untraditional subjects and teaching methods to grab the student’s attention. The students did not have very good education, but these teachers tried to help the students learn about topics that would relate to their society and daily life. These teachers picked topics that are sometimes hard to deal with. I think that students should have the opportunity to learn and research just as these students have. Finding information for one’s self will help the students better remember the topic covered and they will learn more through self investigation.

February 13, 2006. Homework. Leave a comment.

 http://www.edutopia.org/products/mi3.php#

This document was very different than most documents that you would normally find on education.  I liked how this school took very untraditional subjects and teaching methods to grab the student’s attention.  The students did not have very good education, but these teachers tried to help the students learn about topics that would relate to their society and daily life.  These teachers picked topics that are sometimes hard to deal with.  I think that students should have the opportunity to learn and research just as these students have.  Finding information for one’s self will help the students better remember the topic covered and they will learn more through self investigation.

February 13, 2006. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Webliography Post #5

GPS:  SSKE1 The student will describe the work that people do (police officer, fire fighter, soldier, mail carrier, baker, farmer, doctor, and teacher). 

Site Title:  NYPD Kids Corner

Site URL:   http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/pdf/kids/pofriends.pdf

Annotation:  The students will color in the pages of their book.  They will be able to follow along in their book as I read the book aloud to the entire class during group time.  Then we will discuss the importance of police officers and make a chart to show the many ways that they are helpful.  Requires Adobe Reader. 

Question/Activity 1:  What are some ways that police travel?  

Question/Activity 2:  What helps police officers when they are doing their job?

February 9, 2006. Webliography. Leave a comment.

Webliography Post #4

GPS:  SSKE1 The student will desctibe the work that people do (police officer, fire fighter, solider, mail carrier, banker, farmer, doctor, and teacher). 

Site Title:  Sunshine Online

Site URL:  http://www.sunshine.co.nz/nz/29/action/k_action.html 

Annotation:  We will go to the computer lab as a class.  I will already have the site pulled up on all the computers.  I will read the caption at the bottom of the page and each student will pick the correct picture.  Requires shockwave flash.

Question/Activity 1:  What does a painter use to do his job?     

Question/Activity 2:  Where might you see these workers?

February 9, 2006. Webliography. 1 comment.

Webliography Post #3

GPS:  SSKE1  The student will describe the work that people do (police officer, fire fighter, soldier, mail carrier, banker, farmer, doctor, and teacher).

Site Title:  Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for kids

Site URL:  http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/neighborhood/

Annotation:  As a class we will tour the neighborhood.  Each community helper’s workplace has a description of the job that is performed.  We will discuss each job.  Then I will provide each table with a local map of our city and have each of these places (post office, fire station, police station, hospital, school, and library) labeled on the map with the word and the picture.

Question/Activity 1:  Who works at the library?  What does he/she do to help us?  Where can we find a library in our town?

Question/Activity 2:  The class will go to the school’s library.  The librarian will talk to the students and tell them about his/her job.  The students will be able to walk around the library and check out a book that they have found and take it home for the week. 

February 9, 2006. Webliography. Leave a comment.

Webliography Post #2

GPS:  SSKE1 The student will describe the work that people do (police officer, fire fighter, solider, mail carrier, baker, farmer, doctor, and teacher).   

Site Title:  Preschool Education

Site URL:  http://www.preschooleducation.com/shelper.shtml

Annotation:  This site is a compliation of rhymes and songs.  We will have previously discussed the job of a fire fighter.  I will retype the words so they are larger and project them on to a screen so the children can see them.  We will go over the words and then learn the song. 

Question/Activity 1:  What tools does a fire fighter need to do his job?

                                 What does a fire fighter wear? 

                                 What does a fire fighter drive?

Question/Activity 2:  How do fire fighters keep us safe?

February 9, 2006. Webliography. Leave a comment.

Webliography Post #1

GPS:  SSKE1 The student will describe the work that people do (police officer, fire fighter, solider, mail carrier, banker, farmer, doctor, and teacher)

Site Title:  Community Club

Site URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/

Annotation:  This web site has an interactive activity that helps students explore the different types of community helpers.  Each section has a descriptive story that tells the children what the job is and how it is helpful.  It has the words on the page as well as an icon that will read the story to the children.  At the end there is a three question quiz.

Question/Activity1:  Each student will recieve a pre-cut paper doll.  They will be allowed to pick what type of community helper they would like to be and make their paper doll into the helper they picked.  We will have a class discussion and allow the students to present their helpers to the class.

Question/Activity 2:  Which of these do you think is most helpful to the community?  Why? 

February 9, 2006. Webliography. Leave a comment.