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Holly Bradford serves GRACEPOINT this year as a 4th grade teacher.  She is a Marietta native and went to all Cobb County public schools. She received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at The University of Georgia in Athens.  Holly has 20 years of experience teaching in grades K – 5.  She has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham methodology in reading.  Holly has two children one of which attends GRACEPOINT School.  Holly loves spending time with her family at the lake and UGA football games. Holly and her family reside in White, Georgia and attend church at The Well.


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Hello Parents,
So glad to have everyone back and ready to get back to work. They all seemed to have had a wonderful break.
For Language Arts:
We started the novel study on Shiloh last week. The students will get vocabulary words each week and we will have a comprehension and vocabulary quiz each Friday for the duration of the book. You can find the vocabulary words in their take home binder. Please help your child review them throughout the week. 
Social Studies:
We finished up our study on the War of 1812 and are starting to learn about Westward Expansion. 
Our field trip to The Booth Museum is scheduled for February 1st and they will get to learn even more about Westward Expansion. 
Some other upcoming dates:
MLK Jr. Day Jan 21 - no school
Booth Museum Field Trip - Friday, Feb 1
Feb 15 - half day
Feb 18 & 19 - Winter Break - no school
Feb 23 - GP Gala @ Ivy Hall in Roswell

Hello 4th grade Parents!

Reading - We are working on ey for long e this week.  Please remind your kids to read their fluency stories every night two times each out loud.  Also, practice spelling the red words.  They can do 5 a night.  They are doing a great job and are so much fun to teach!
Math - We are still continuing to work on long division and multi digit multiplication.  Ask your child to teach you our method for long division with dad, mom, sister, brother, & rover. Keep working on multiplication facts to make other concepts come easier.  They are working hard!
Langauge Arts - We will continue to review all the common parts of speech. This week we are reading The Case of the Gasping Garbage.  We will have a show what you know over vocabulary/comprehension next Tuesday, Dec 11.  Please remind you're child to review the vocabulary that is in their binder.
Details about our upcoming Christmas Party will come soon.  It is going to be on Friday, December 21 from 10:30 to 11:45.
Merry Christmas!!!

October 3, 2018

Hello Parents!
I hope you all had a wonderful fall break!  I loved hearing about what you all did!!  
Just a few reminders, October 16 is our field trip to the Youth Museum.  I already have drivers for this one, but if you would like to come along that is great too!  The program is from 11:30 - 1:30. 
Dyslexia Dash is October 20.  Go to our website to sign up!!
Also, book character day is October 31.  Your child is welcome to dress up, but they have to have a book to go with their costume.
Have a great rest of the week!

Fall Break is almost here!

Hello Parents!
I hope everyone is doing well and excited about fall break!!  
Just a few reminders about upcoming events that you can add to your calendar. 
Tuesday, October 16 is our field trip to the Youth Museum.  I will be reaching out for drivers soon. Drivers will be needed from 10:30 to 2:30ish.  The program starts at 11:30.
The Dyslexia Dash is Saturday, October 20.  
Grandparents Day is Friday, October 26. This will be a half day of school.
Book character day is Wednesday, October 31.
More information to come on all of these events!
Please let me know if you have any questions.


Hello again Parents!
I hope you all saw the email I sent out yesterday about the Social Studies project.  Your child was assigned a person in history to research and create a poster about.  Details are on the assignment. It is due September 21, so you have plenty of time, but don't let it sneak up on you like it does me! LOL!!
Your kids are a pleasure to teach everyday and I am really enjoying them!  I hope they are loving school as much as I am!!  
Don't forget that fall break is coming up the last week in September.
Have a great week and please email me if you have any questions or concerns.


Hello Parents,
Please let me know if you received notification of this blog post by email. I believe I have subscribed all of the parents, but just want to be sure before I start sending any information or updates.


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!!  I love this time of year and I know your kiddos do too!
Just a few reminders we have a field trip to the capitol on Tuesday, December 12.  I already have drivers for the kids, but if you want to join us let me know and you could always follow or meet us there.
If you haven't participated in Annual Fund, please do so if you are able.  The kids classrooms with 100% participation will get a dress down day!!  Remember, any amount counts towards this.  Thank you!
4th grade Christmas parties will be December 20 from 10:45 to 11:45.  More info will come as we get closer to the date.
Have a great week!

Hello Parents,
Don't forget about grandparents day tomorrow, October 27! Dismissal for lower school will be at 10:45.  
Tuesday, October 31 is book character day.  Please make sure their costumes are school appropriate.
Thursday, November 2 is the canoe trip at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Wear GP spirit wear, jeans/pants and tennis shoes and don't forget to bring lunch in a throw away bag.
Monday, November 6 GP at GISA ~ no school
Thank you to all of you who came for conferences.  I really enjoyed talking with all of you and I love working with your sweet kids everyday!!
Thank you for working so hard on your explorer projects.  I know that was a team effort and I could see how proud the kids were when they presented them. They were SO cute and creative!!


October 20 is an early release day.  We will be dismissing at noon.
October 23 and 24 are parent teacher conferences, so there will be NO SCHOOL.
Look for conference forms to be coming home and send them back as soon as you can.


I hope you all had a wonderful fall break!  I heard from a lot of the kids about the fun things you all did.  My family did not go anywhere, but it was nice to have some time to slow down and not have to worry about packing lunches and waking up on time!!
We are continuing to read Hank Zipzer in language arts and hope to finish it up next week.
To wrap up our unit on Native Americans, we will be taking a trip to the Etowah Indian Mounds on October 12.  We will be leaving school around 9:45, eat lunch there, and be back in plenty of time for afternoon dismissal.  Parent volunteers are being lined up to drive for that day.
Let me know if you have questions and have a great week!