Friday, September 21, 2018

Montessori Colloquium

Greetings from the first Montessori Colloquium in Savannah, GA!  I'm having a wonderful time meeting Montessori educators and administrators from all over the United States!  I've learned so much about how to better meet the needs of my students, and I'm very excited to put many of the strategies we've discussed into practice.  Thank you to the Montessori Partnerships of Georgia, the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, and the Montessori Education Society of Savannah for making this all possible! 

Charles Ellis representatives meeting with Annie Frazier of the Montessori Partnerships of Georgia

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Make-up Day Announced: October 8, 2018

SCCPSS ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES PLANNED OCTOBER 8 MAKE-UP DAY

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) has designated Monday, October 8, 2018, as the make-up day for lost instructional time as a result of the impacts that were anticipated with Hurricane Florence on Friday, September 14th. This date is currently showing as a student and staff holiday on the approved 2018-19 academic calendar and is marked as a designated make-up day if needed. 

SCCPSS Administration has designated October 8th as a recommended make-up day. Students should plan report to school at their designated bell time. The official academic calendar modification will be presented during the October 3, 2018, meeting of the Board of Education and is subject to final Board approval.

LINK TO CURRENT 18-19 ACADEMIC CALENDAR:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Classes to Resume September 17, 2018

Classes to Resume for SCCPSS Students on Monday

This is a notice from Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools that all facilities will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, September 17, 2018. Though indicators last week looked as if we might feel the effects of Hurricane Florence in our area, Chatham County was fortunate to escape the severe weather that has affected parts of the East Coast.

All facilities are in good condition and ready for reopening tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, September 17th. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Week of September 17, 2018

As the excitement caused by Hurricane Florence continues, I hope you are making the most of your extended weekend with your family and loved ones.  Because Savannah is no-longer in the track of the storm, I'm going to assume we will be having school Monday as I plan the upcoming week.  That being said, please continue to monitor www.sccpss.com to see the latest updates about the passing storm.

Social studies lessons will include the study of the economies of various European countries.  We will also continue our studies of the Revolutionary War and WWI.  Language lessons will include continued prewriting activities as we prepare to write our first research papers concerning our social studies focuses.  Your novel study groups will meet again this week to read and discuss the stories with an emphasis on using "text talk" to describe what is happening in the stories.  

The 4th grade trip to Ebeneezer is this Thursday and Friday!  I hope you are ready for an exciting time out in nature!  Ms. Kami sent home a packing list for you to use as you prepare for the trip.  Please email her with any questions you may have (kami.johnson@sccpss.com).

Please be aware of the following additional important information:

- Your word study quiz you missed on the 14th will take place on Monday the 17th.  That means you will have both a word study and vocabulary quiz that day.  Click HERE to see your vocabulary list.  Word Study lists are found below:


Circle group:
-ly: thoughtlessly,  predominantly, conspicuously, mischievously, reluctantly
-ily: extraordinarily, momentarily, militarily, grouchily, ordinarily

Triangle group:
Short e:  edge, enter, scent, edit, center
Long e:  team, bead, eagle, heat, deal

Square group:
Present tense: forget, break, speak, drive, wake
Past tense: forgot, broke, spoke, drove, woke

- You will NOT have a Word Study list or quiz this week.
- The fall picture day was obviously canceled, but a new day has not been chosen. I will inform you of the new date as soon as I hear.
- The make-up day for Hurricane Florance will be Monday, October 8.
- I will be absent this Thursday and Friday to attend some professional development courses. I'm expecting an exemplary report from the substitute teacher upon my return.

I'll see you soon,
Mr. Trent

creating pin constellations during our mentoring time

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SCCPSS Schools to Close Friday, Sept. 14th

There will be no school for students on Friday, September 14th, 2018, due to potential severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Florence. School based staff will not be required to report to work unless otherwise notified by his or her supervisor.  Thursday, September 13th, remains a regular school day, but all afterschool activities and athletic competitions will be canceled.  The YMCA’s PrymeTyme program will operate Thursday until 6pm.

The school District will maintain regular contact with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency to monitor storm impacts and establish the official date for the safe return to school operationsOfficial return to school notices will be communicated through the District’s call notification system, district website, and social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.  An update will be provided no later than Sunday afternoon.

The 2018-19 School Year calendar includes designated make up days in the event there is a need to make up lost instructional time.  Please refer to the district’s website under the “Calendars” tab to stay familiar with designated make up days. 

Once again, there will be no school on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for students.  All afterschool, athletic and extra-curricular activities will be canceled on Thursday, September 13th due to potential severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Florence.  Please make sure to check our website – www.sccpss.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further updates.

Latitude/Longitude Puzzle Map Game

It's important to know how to find locations on a map using latitude and longitude coordinates when tracking hurricanes like Florence.  The Latitude/Longitude Puzzle Map Game is a great way to have fun and learn these important mapping skills.

the latitude/longitude puzzle map game

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Week of September 10, 2018

Our classroom is abuzz with various works!  I look forward to the amazing studies that are to come in the upcoming week!

Social studies lessons will include the study of environmental concerns in European countries.  We will also continue our studies of the Revolutionary War and WWI.  Please be sure to complete your follow-up assignments by the end of the week.  Our language lessons will include an introduction to the traits writing program that we will be using to structure the research writing we will be doing throughout the year.  Your novel study groups will meet again this week to continue to read and discuss the stories with a focus on using high-level words to describe what is happening in the stories.

Next Monday you will have a vocabulary quiz based upon the following word list: 




Your word study quiz will take place Friday.  Please study the following words to prepare.  You will be asked to spell and sort each word correctly.



Circle group:


-ly: thoughtlessly,  predominantly, conspicuously, mischievously, reluctantly
-ily: extraordinarily, momentarily, militarily, grouchily, ordinarily


Triangle group:


Short e:  edge, enter, scent, edit, center
Long e:  team, bead, eagle, heat, deal


Square group:


Present tense: forget, break, speak, drive, wake
Past tense: forgot, broke, spoke, drove, woke

Important reminder: Fall picture day is Friday, September 14th. This will be a free "dress up" day! Be sure to wear a smile, too!

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Trent


6th Grade Mid-Term Progress Reports

6th Grade Mid-Term Progress reports are being sent home today.  Such reports are issued at the mid-way point in each of the four terms of the school year.  The reports show a list of the required assignment and grades up to this point in the term for each of the four subjects.  Please have your child complete any missing work, so it can be placed into the gradebook. If you have any questions about specific assignments, feel free contact your child’s teacher.  You have 24/7 access to your child’s most up-to-date grades by visiting the PowerSchool Online Portal. Your child has already been given their log-in information. To obtain your parent log-in information, please call Ms. Jade at 912-395-5470.  Kindly sign and return this entire report by Monday, September 10th.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

American History Timeline

The American History Timeline is a larger-than-life material used to show the history of the United States from pre-colonial history through today.  The timeline uses the golden beads from the lower elementary classrooms to represent each year in history.  Three-part cards are used to identify formative moments in the life of our nation.  Students are currently focusing on the Revolutionary War and World War I.

American History Timeline 

Monday, September 3, 2018

The Week of September 4th, 2018


It's here: the first week of September!  I'm looking forward to what joy and learning opportunities this month will bring in our classroom!

Social studies lessons will include continued country studies of Germany, the United Kingdom, and Russia.  In addition, I'm excited to share with you a larger-than-life timeline that will aid our studies in both the Revolutionary War and World War I.  Please be sure to complete your follow-up assignments in a timely manner.  Our language lessons will include types of clauses, object complements, and verb tense conjugation.  Your novel study groups will meet again this week to continue to read and discuss the stories.  This week we will focus on characterization.  

Tuesday you will have a vocabulary quiz based upon the word list you received last Monday.  Click HERE to see the list.  

You will have a review word study quiz based upon words you've already had so far this year.  Because the words are not from one specific spelling feature list, you will NOT have to sort them into groups for the quiz.  

Circle Group
procrastinate
controversial

extrinsic 
inflate
precise
presume
postmortem
postscript
premier
postmodernism

Triangle Group
smooth
jewel

couch
dose
smog
olive
dome
roam
robin
pose

Square Group

watched
stirred

worried
dismayed
waving
closing
mailing
conveyed
married
moaning

6th Graders:  This Friday marks the mid-point of the first term.  You will be issued a special progress report on Friday that shows all of your assignments, the grades you've received on those assignments, and your overall averages for each of the four subjects at this point in the term.  Please sign and return these progress reports to your homeroom teacher the following Monday.

I'll see you Monday,
Mr. Trent

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Novel Studies

Small group novel studies have started this week!  Each week, Ms. Koral and I will discuss various genres of literature with you.  I have a number of books to share with you this year that you are going to really enjoy!  Our first books we will read include:

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth
The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt
Finding My Hat by John Son
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Punished! by David Lubar
Just Juice by Karen Hess
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
The Stallion in Spooky Hollow by Ben Baglio
Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks

small group novel study

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Week of August 27, 2018

an introduction to the country study charts


We've reached the last week of the month!  I wish you a happy and learning-filled end of August.  

Social studies lessons will include country studies of Germany, the United Kingdom, and Russia.  In addition, I will be presenting some information on the events leading up to the American Revolution and immigration in early 20th century United States.  Please be sure to complete your follow-up assignments in a timely manner.  Our language lessons will include our first novel study meetings!  I am so excited to work with Ms. Koral to create some fun activities based on some great literature!  Your novel study groups will meet weekly to read and discuss the stories.    

This Friday you will have a word study quiz on the following words.  Please be sure to copy them down onto your work plan on Monday.



Circle Group
pro- procrastinate, progressive, prohibition, proficiency, propensity 
con- controversial, consequential, confoundingly, conservative, contradictions 

Triangle Group
long u spelled "oo"-  smooth, gloomy, goose, loose, scoop
long u spelled "ew"- screw, jewel, knew, threw, stew

Square Group

add "ed":  dashed, pitched, crashed, watched, scratched 
double final consonant and add "ed":  bussed, grabbed, nodded, stirred, dropped

In addition to your lesson follow-up work, you will have a number of other required assignments:
www.quill.org lesson
-www.newsela.com current event quiz and Power Words
-study for your word study and vocabulary quiz

Last week's work plans will be collected as you enter the room Monday morning.  I will give you your brand new work plan at that time, as well.  Progress reports will go home Tuesday and are to be signed and returned to school Wednesday.


You will have a vocabulary quiz next Tuesday, September 4th based upon your works in social studies.  Here are the words that will be tested:



This Friday is a dress UP day to benefit the Oatland Island tornado clean-up!  Bring in a donation of at least $1 and dress up as your favorite plant or animal!

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Trent



Support Oatland Island Friday, August 31st! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Progress Reports

Your weekly progress reports are coming home today.  Please review, sign (at the bottom of the work plan page), and return them to your child's homeroom teacher tomorrow (Wednesday).  Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Week of August 20, 2018

Are you ready for another great week? I hope so because I have a number of fun lessons and activities planned for you to enjoy! 

Social studies lessons will include continued studies of European geography.  In addition, I will be presenting some information on the events leading up to the American Revolution and America's political connections to Central and South America.  Please be sure to complete your follow-up assignments in a timely manner.  Our language lessons will include continued work with verbs, moods, and phrases/clauses. 

This Friday you will have a word study quiz on the following words.  Please be sure to copy them down onto your work plan on Monday.


Circle Group
ex- expressionless, extrinsic, extrusive, excruciate, extensive
in- inflate, innate, induced, incline, incisor 

Triangle Group
oa- coach, toast, throat, roach, float
o_e- pose, woke, tone, dose, mode

Square Group

change "y" to "i", add "ed":  worried, studied, buried, married, hurried
add "ed": played, stayed, delayed, dismayed, conveyed

In addition to your lesson follow-up work, you will have a number of other required assignments:
www.quill.org lesson
-www.newsela.com current event quiz and Power Words
-study for your word study quiz

Last week's work plans will be collected as you enter the room Monday morning.  I will give you your brand new work plan at that time, as well.  Progress reports will go home Tuesday and are to be signed and returned to school Wednesday.


You will have a vocabulary quiz on Monday morning based upon your works in social studies over the past week.  Click HERE to view your list.

We will be taking the first administration of the Language Arts and Math MAP assessment this week.  Please enjoy a healthy breakfast each morning, and come to school ready to show what you know!

The first PTA meeting of the year is this Thursday at 6:30 in the media center.  I hope to see you there!

Families of 6th graders, please plan to attend one of the One-to-One device meetings this Thursday at 7:00 am or 6:00 pm.  Your child will not be issued a device unless you attend one of these meetings. 

Finally, 4th graders please review and return the forms for New Ebenezer Camp that were sent home on Friday.  Please email Ms. Kami if you have any questions about this trip.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Trent



mentoring students in Ms. Kirsten's Lower Elementary classroom

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6th Grade One-to-One Device Meeting Info.

Attention all 6th-grade students and parents:  we have scheduled an informational meeting (with two different time options) about the 1 to 1 device initiative.  A parent/guardian must attend one of the meetings with their student in order for the student to receive their Chromebook for the school year.  The meetings will take place on August 23 at 7:00 am or 6:00 pm in the Ellis Media Center.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Learn Sentence Writing Skills with Quill.org

Students have a weekly required assignment using the www.quill.org program.  This Language Arts-based website gives students the opportunity to practice important writing skills based upon their current strengths and needs.  The Quill program uses the research-based strategy of combining sentences to help the students improve upon their writing abilities.  Are you interested in the theory behind sentence-combining tasks?  Check out the following article:


Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Week of August 13th, 2018

It's shaping up to be a GREAT week at Ellis!  I'm so excited to share with you some fun lessons I've been working on and to see what interesting works you create.

making maps using the map cabinet


Social studies lessons will include using the map cabinets to create political and physical maps of the United States and Europe, as well as taking a look at westward expansion in the United States during the 1800's.  Your vocabulary words for these lessons are as found below.  They can also be found in your google classroom file.  Please copy these words and definitions onto your work plan Monday.  You will have a quiz on these words next Monday, August 20th.


Your language lessons will include working with verb moods, identifying transitive and intransitive verbs, and defining phrases and clauses.  This Friday you will have your weekly word study quiz on the following words. They will be written on the dry erase board in the classroom. Please copy them onto your work plan Monday.

Circle Group
pre: prequel, precede, premier, precise, presume
post: postscript, posterities, postulate, postmodernism, postmortem

Triangle Group
short o:  moth, dock, smog, robin, olive
long o: dome, coat, cove, roam, low

Square Group
drop e before adding ing: skating, waving, closing, writing, using
add ing:  moaning, dreaming, cleaning, mailing, looking

In addition to your lesson follow-up work, you will have a number of other required assignments:
- www.quill.org lesson
-www.newsela.com current event quiz and Power Words
-study for vocabulary and word study quiz

Last week's work plans will be collected as you enter the room Monday morning.  I will give you your brand new work plan at that time, as well.  Progress reports will go home Tuesday and are to be signed and returned to school Wednesday.

Finally, 4th graders please remember to submit your $20 deposit if you wish to participate in the upcoming field trip to New Ebenezer Camp.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Trent



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Worktime Happenings

There are a lot of great works already happening in our classroom!

drawing maps using the map cabinet

creating a personal Fundamental Needs of Humans chart

timeline of the history of writing 

researching and creating cave paintings



Friday, August 3, 2018

The Week of August 6th, 2018

Welcome to the first full week of school!  We have been reviewing procedures and learning the layout of our classrooms so you will be able to start your Montessori work cycles this week!  Your math and science lessons will include exploring the fundamental needs of all humans and The History of Writing Great Lesson!  Your follow-up work from these lessons will allow you to think deeply about these huge concepts, and hopefully inspire you throughout the rest of the year!

In addition to your lesson followup work, you also have a number of other required assignments for language arts and social studies:
-www.quill.org assignment
-www.newsela.com assignment
-copy and study word study lists for your test on Friday

All of your weekly required assignments are due when you enter the classroom Monday, August 13th.  This will give your teachers time to prepare your progress report that will be issued to you on Tuesday, August 14th.

Please remember to sign and return the "Back to School" paperwork that was recently sent home.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Mr. Trent

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Welcome Back, Bobcats!

It was a GREAT first day of the 2018-2019 school year!  We spent a lot of time today going over classroom procedures and getting to know our classmate's and teachers.  It's going to be an awesome year!

The First Day of School

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Closing of Our Classroom

The time has come to close our classroom for the year.  It's really been wonderful, and I will cherish the memories we've made together.  Best of luck to our 6th graders who are entering Erdkinder next year.  5th graders, you will be the new leaders of the class in the 2017-2018 school year!

Enjoy your summer!

Mr. Trent

 ice cream social

6th grade bridging ceremony 


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Last Week of School Works

It may be the last week of school, but there's still a lot of works being done!  I encourage you to continue to take this final opportunity for the year to continue your research.  Above all, have FUN doing it!

squaring numbers and characteristics of triangles works

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Summer Reading Information

Attached you will find the SCCPSS summer reading program for upper elementary students.  Completed reading logs are due when you return to school.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need suggestions finding books to read.

K-5 Summer Reading Program Information 

6-8 Summer Reading Program Information 

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Week of May 14, 2018

Welcome to the last week of school!  I can't believe how fast this year has passed!  I'm looking forward to spending one last week with you before we start our summer vacation.

We are back on our "regular" schedule, and lessons will continue as they have in the past.  Lessons will include recent American history, personal finance, fraction computation and decimal concepts.  We will also finish up our novel studies Monday, so please be sure you have completed your book and your study guide.

A fun tradition is to choose classroom superlatives.  On Monday, you will get a nomination form where you will choose your classmates for a number of different awards.  Please make your choices for each superlative by the end of the day Wednesday.

Friday, the last day of school, we will enjoy some special activities!  First, we will have an ice-cream social after lunch!  I will provide the ice-cream...you may bring in any toppings you wish to share with your classmates.  Following our social, the classroom superlatives will be awarded.  We will end our day with a bridging ceremony for our 6th graders and give you a chance to enjoy your classmate's coding projects.

Have a nice weekend,
Mr. Trent


Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Week of May 7, 2018

Now that the excitement of Charles Ellis Presents and Field Day has passed, it's time to get back to our "normal" schedule at school!  As it turns out "normal" is going to be anything but normal...this week we will be doing a trial-run of next year's schedule.  The trial run will allow us to iron out any unexpected issues before next school year.  You will have all of your explorations classes Monday morning.  This will allow you to enjoy a longer uninterrupted workperiod the rest of the week.  Please be flexible as we go through our week, and feel free to provide any feedback to help us make appropriate changes.

Lessons this week will include fraction computation, America in the 21st century, economics, balancing equations, and watersheds.  We will also be continuing our novel studies, so we can finish the books before the end of the school year.

Be sure to complete you weekly required assignments:  Google Classroom current event journal, 30 minutes of www.tenmarks.com, a Greek & Latin rootwork choice, and lesson followups.  You will have a Word Study quiz Friday.   Progress reports will be issued Friday, as well.

Final parent/teacher conferences are taking place starting May 14th.  Please use the "Sign-up Genius" at the top right of the blog to choose a day and time that is most convenient to you.  This is a very important conference because we will be looking at all the progress you've made this year!  I'm excited to celebrate your accomplishments with your family!

Have a nice weekend,
Mr. Trent


Wow, What A Week!

Last week was quite a busy week at Ellis!  Charles Ellis Presents: God With No Hands was a smashing success, and our annual Field Day at Daffin Park the following day was awesome!  Here are a few pictures from the show and field day.

"God With No Hands"

"God With No Hands" Finale 

Field Day Fun

Ice-Block Sitting Challenge at Field Day

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Field Day at Daffin Park!

Field Day is this Friday at Daffin Park!  Permission slips have been sent home today. Please sign and return them by Friday.  It's important that you remember to pack the following items:

- water bottle
- sunscreen
- athletic shoes (no flip flops)
- picnic lunch (or you can pick up a school lunch before we walk to the park)
- comfortable clothes (be sure to wear a shirt that is our class color: dark blue)
- optional: change of clothes to change into after we return to school, towel, picnic blanket

I'm looking forward to a wonderful day at the park!

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Week of April 30, 2018

Musical week is finally here!  We will spend most of our week putting the finishing touches on our show, Charles Ellis Presents: God With No Hands!  Tickets are on sale now in the media center fo $5 each.  They are also available the night of the show.  Don't forget to tell your friends and family to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  The show will start Thursday at 6:30 sharp!

Friday is Field Day at Daffin Park!  It's a day of fun outdoor activities organized by coach Leslie.  Please pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the park.  If you are enjoying a school lunch, we will pick it up before we walk to Daffin.

It's going to be a fun, action-packed week!
Mr. Trent


6th Grade Trip to Rock Eagle 4H Camp

The 6th grade trip to Rock Eagle 4H Camp was a success!  We've had such an action-packed schedule, that our time here has passed in the blink of an eagle eye!  Our activities included hiking, canoeing, fish direction, watershed studies, and exploring pioneer life.  The food and camping facilities are amazing...I'd consider it "glamping"!   Here are a few pictures from our adventures:

watershed research

primitive fire starting...we made a little smoke!  

fish dissection  

canoeing  

hiking 

pioneer farm




Friday, April 20, 2018

Charles Ellis Presents: God With No Hands



Excitement is building as we prepare for this year’s musical “Charles Ellis Presents: God With No Hands”. The musical will be held Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Charles Ellis multi-purpose room. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, April 23rd in the Ellis media center for $5.00 each. You can also purchase tickets the night of the show at the door. All rehearsals will take place during school hours over the next few weeks. Students who choose to perform in the show will need to arrive at Charles Ellis the night of the performance between 5:45 pm -6:00 pm. Because of the amount of work it takes the students to create this performance, it is imperative that all participants are showing grace and courtesy at all times. We look forward to another wonderful Ellis musical!


preparations for this year's musical: God With No Hands

The Week of April 23, 2018

GMAS testing is finished, and we are finally able to go back to our regular schedule!  Be ready for a fun week of lessons, art projects, and (for some) camping!

4th and 5th graders: Your required assignments will include a current event journal, 30 minutes of www.tenmarks.com, a Greek and Latin rootwork choice, and any lesson followup.  These works are due Friday.  You will have a vocabulary quiz Friday, as well.  Please bring in a cereal box by Tuesday for a special art project.

6th graders:  On Monday and Tuesday, you will have some math and novel study followup to complete.  I'm also requiring you to complete 30 minutes of www.tenmarks.com by the end of the day Tuesday.  Our camping trip to Rock Eagle will take place Wednesday through Friday.  Please refer to the information Ms. Kami gave you as you prepare for the trip.  You will need to be at school at 6:00am Wednesday to board the bus.

All students will be taking the last administration of the MAP assessment Monday (Math) and Tuesday (Language Arts).

Have a great EARTH DAY weekend!
Mr. Trent





Wednesday, April 18, 2018

6th Grade Mid-Term Progress Reports

6th graders were given mid-term progress reports today.  They show current grades in PowerSchool. Please review, sign, and return these reports by Friday, April 20th.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Week of April 16, 2018

You've made it through the first week of GMAS testing!  We only have a bit more to go...here is the testing schedule for this week:

Monday, April 17th- Math (4,5,6)
Tuesday, April 18th- Math (4,5,6)
Wednesday, April 19th- Science (5th only)
Thursday, April 20th- Social Studies (5th only)
Friday, April 20th- Makeups

Most of our time this week will be spent preparing for the upcoming Charles Ellis Presents musical.  Auditions for specific parts in our skit will take place Monday.  Please review the script to prepare for auditions.

Required assignments this week will include 30 minutes of www.tenmarks.com and any lesson followup work.  You will not have a current event journal or word study/vocabulary quiz this week.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Trent

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

6th Grade Fieldtrip Info.

Our trip is just 2 weeks away, and we are getting super excited! If you have not yet completed the permission form, please do so and return to Ms. Kami as soon as possible.

The bus will be leaving Ellis Wednesday, April 25 promptly at 6:30am. Please make plans to arrive to Ellis, packed and ready to go, by 6:00am. We will return from Rock Eagle about 4pm on Friday. I will have the students call their parents when we are about 30 minutes outside of Savannah.

As you pack, please use the “What to Bring” list that was sent home last week. We have to house all our luggage plus ourselves on the bus, so space is going to be tight. Please only pack 1 bag. Bed linens/sleeping bags, towels, and pillows can be placed in a plastic trash bag to keep them together.

We are not scheduling a stop on our way to or from Rock Eagle. The trip should be 3.5 hours. If you would like to send snacks for your child to eat on the way, you may. We will be heading back to Savannah right after we eat lunch on Friday. I expect lots of sleeping happening on the way home.

If your child needs any medications, those medications should be brought by you to Nurse Chris as soon as possible.

Electronic devices will be taken up when we arrive at Rock Eagle. We will allow the students to call you after our evening classes to say goodnight, but phones will be taken back up after these calls. We are creating a Remind.com account for this trip so that we can send you daily updates and real time pictures. You can also contact all teacher chaperones through this account. To join the Remind.com class: Text: @794b22 to: 81010

There will be a souvenir shop open on our last night at Rock Eagle. You may send some money with your student to buy a souvenir. Students will be responsible for their own money.

If your student has any dietary needs, i.e. vegetarian or allergies, you need to let me know ASAP.