Friday, January 13, 2017



This past 9 Weeks we had a grand total of 9,710 books from our students checked out, that does not include teacher check out, or books sent to other campuses!!! 😁

Broken down by grade level we had...
1st Grade with 2,671 books
2nd Grade with 2,133 books
3rd Grade with 2,673 books
4th Grade with 2,233 books

I am beyond excited to see these numbers! 

We have also officially finished putting all of our fiction books into GENRES!!! So this is going to really boost our check outs for chapter books! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Celebrate the Life and Impact of Dr.Martin Luther King with Discovery Education

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led and inspired millions in the fight for equal rights. Dr. King advocated peaceful methods of resistance to unfair laws, such as boycotting buses that forced African Americans to ride separately and leading a march to Washington, D.C., to call for jobs and freedom for all. Though King was assassinated, his message of freedom and equality lives on. Bring the life and work of Dr. King to your classroom with these resources from Discovery Education Streaming.

  • History Kids: From Selma to Montgomery
    This new segment discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the timeline of the protests against voting discrimination in Selma.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Content Collection 
    Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 

    Learn how Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired change by advocating peaceful methods of resistance to protest unfair laws and civil injustices in this robust content collection
  • Holiday Facts and Fun: Martin Luther King Day
    Grades K-2, 3-5

    This video highlights the career of America's foremost civil rights leader. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s first experience with prejudice is discussed, as well as his ability to speak in front of others, and his unwavering belief in nonviolence as the best way to solve human problems.
  • Martin's Big Words
    Grades K-2, 3-5

    The classic children's book by Doreen Rappaport comes to life in this video through stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart.
Spotlight on Strategies-
Instructional Idea: Poetry Slam

Introduce the video PBS NewsHour: Students Remember King's "I Have a Dream" Speech and ask students to focus on descriptive language King used in his speech. 

Utilize the instructional idea SOS: Poetry Slam and pause every minute and ask students to write two or three key things they learned or key terms they heard during the video. Then, have students write a haiku using information and language from the speech. As students read their poems, play the video with the audio muted for visual support.

OTHER UPCOMING Featured Events via Discovery Education:

Inauguration Virtual Experience 
January 19th | 1:00 PM (ET) 

In preparation for the inauguration, help your students better understand the history and process behind a White House transition through this interactive experience. REGISTER TODAY!

Have questions, assistance or need more resources? Ask Mrs. Glass. 

Reference: All of the above information provided by Discovery Education.


Don't forget to stop by the LMC from 

6:30-7:30 am this morning or 

this afternoon from 4:00-5:00 pm. 

I will have snacks, and a lot of knowledge to share with you all. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I have brought a few books to start out our BOOKS IN A CRATE. I have some personal reading books and them some educational books as well. Stop by the LMC today, to take a peak. 

If you have books you would like to add to the "crate" go ahead and bring them by. Share your knowledge! ☺☺☺

Monday, January 9, 2017

This Week at a Glance: Jan. 9-14th

Don't forget to check your timecard by going to this website:    Don't forget...yellow forms, if absent last week, are due to Ms. Dailey by Tuesday morning.  (Log-in is ID badge # and last 4 digits of SS#)  If there are any mistakes, e-mail Ms. Dailey and cc: Ms. Schuler, so corrections can be made.

Social Studies Benchmark Testing
Candy KickOff (all grades)

Reed Academy visits 4th grade (during lunch)

Reading Benchmark testing - documents due on Wednesday, 1/11
3rd grade field trip day

Math Benchmark Testing - documents due Thursday, 1/12
4th grade field trip day

3rd Grade Math Test - documents due Friday, 1/13
District Staff Development Day


Lesson plans must …
be in Eduphoria by 8 AM Monday
…include authentic hands on activities.
…all bulletin boards must be up and relevant to instruction.
….classroom libraries must be organized by topic, category and interest
Upcoming Events

1/16 MLK Day (School Holiday)
1/17 Grades DUE
1/21 Hidden Figures Movie (Sensational Saturday)
Staff Birthdays
     1/11 Ms. Dickson
     1/13 Ms. Gross
      1/17 Mrs. Benitez
        1/20 Dr. Joubert
          1/21 Coach Brown
          1/29 Mrs. Ford
          1/30 Ms. Oltman

ATTENDANCE MUST BE TAKEN EACH DAY AT 9:30 AM (send folder to front office)
All Anchor Charts need to be organized by subject and neatly arranged.  
Please make sure charts are relevant to the unit of study.

This week’s WISE Thought:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Tech Tidbits for January 2017

This week's Tech Tidbits is in video form. Please take approx. 6 minutes to catch the latest updates in Educational Technology here at GP. All Surveys, and links mentioned in the video are located below.

Thank you for your time and patience! More to come soon!


This notice is brought to you by...The Front Office

Please check your MAIL (virtual--email and snail mail--in the front office) at least three times DAILY. Also, check the What's Hootin' (this blog) as well. Important information is always shared via these three resources with all GP faculty and staff.


Flyers were put in your box this morning (at 8:30 a.m) about transportation changes beginning  Monday, January 9th) This information  MUST GO HOME TODAY.