Saturday, November 17, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  Enjoy your week off!

the annual thankfulness potluck 

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Week of November 12, 2018

Happy Veteran's Day!  Our social studies lessons often include discussion about wars in which many brave men and women have fought.  Veteran's Day is a time to thank those who've served in the branches of the American military.  I hope you enjoy your time off on Monday, and spend a few moments reflecting upon the meaning of the day.

Social studies lessons will focus on the burning of the White House during the War of 1812, writing the rough draft and final copies of our "causes of WWII" essays, and environmental issues facing Latin America.  Our novel studies will continue with a focus on onomatopoeia.  Please be sure to complete your lesson follow-up work in a timely manner.  

As always, you will have your weekly NewsELA current event and quill.org activities to complete. Your weekly vocabulary quiz will take place on Tuesday.  Click HERE to see your word list that you received last week.   This is a review week for your word study quiz!  Please study the following words you've had in previous lists.  There is no need to sort them into groups.  


Circle group:
detrimental
palatial
maneuverability
anxiety
parliamentary
upholstery
stubbornness
affectionless
congenial
mythological


Triangle group:
flight
spied
appear
cheer
chair
dare
refrain
always
wheat
breathe

Square group:
sneaker
vanish
rodent
reptile
grasshopper
waistcoat
tombstone
barbed wire
hurries
obeying

Friday is our classroom potluck lunch! I'm looking forward to celebrating this season of thanks by sharing some good food! Here's your invite:

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Finally, the school board has given notice that we will NOT need to make up the hurricane day as originally planned.  This means Friday, November 16th is the last day of school before Thanksgiving break.  Break will take place from November 19-23.  Students will return to school Monday, November 26.  

Have a wonderful weekend!
Mr. Trent


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Our Thankfulness Tree


A tree of thankfulness is growing in our classroom!  Our thankfulness tree is locate on the peace shelf.  Students are invited to write something they are thankful for on a leaf and place it on the branches.  Visit the tree and see how blessed we are!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Board Approves Waiver of school make-up day/Staff work day

Board Approves Waiver of school make-up day/Staff work day for school closure on October 11, 2018 On Thursday, October 11, 2018, students missed a day of instruction due to emergency weather conditions associated with Hurricane Michael. State law provides for local discretion regarding the make-up of lost school days when four days or less are missed due to certain emergency conditions. Administration reviewed the conditions surrounding the loss of instruction and staff time on October 11th and recommended that the board waive the make-up day for students and staff. For a link to the District work calendars, please click here. http://www.boarddocs.com/ga/sccs/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=B5TUBU6FD4D1

Mock Election Results

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Monday, November 5, 2018

ELLIS PTA Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Please support the Ellis PTA and all the work they do for our school by participating in the Yankee Candle fundraiser!  Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com, click "Seller Log in", and type in group code #999971165 to sign up.  Item order can be taken until January 9, 2019.  Thanks for your help!