Welcome to Ms. Battle's first grade classroom blog!

Here are a few pics of our classroom happenings this month:


Just wanted to share a few photos of a very fun day at school! Have fun tonight and stay safe!

Thank you to the parents that helped make our Halloween Party a success! 

Atlanta History Center

We had such a great field trip last week to the Atlanta History Center. Walking around the Smith farm was just like traveling back in time. Enjoy a few of the pictures. We visited the kitchen, helped make candles, washed the laundry, helped the blacksmith and even did a little wood work too! 

Red Ribbon Week

This week is red ribbon week.  Here are a few of the ways we will be learning about this week at school.


Pay Online for Field Trips

Here are the directions to pay online for field trips.  It is easy to go ahead and just make one payment, no more writing checks or sending cash multiple times through out the year.  We hope you enjoy the new stream lined process.  Thanks!


Directions to Pay for Field Trips Online:

  1. Go to the Atlanta Public Schools Online School Payments portal:


  1. Create a Username and Password


  1. Add a ‘Student Profile’ under YOUR ACCOUNT for every child
  • You will need the STUDENT ID for each child
  • If you do not have it, you can obtain the number through the Infinite Campus Portal or on your Accelerated Reader Account.
  • If you are still unsure, contact the main office or your teacher


  1. Select ‘Warren T. Jackson’ under ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS


  1. Click on each child’s grade/teacher under ‘Activity Name’ and add it to your cart. Note that the cost is the same within each grade level but may vary grade to grade based on the costs of the Field Trips chosen


  1. Select Checkout, Assign each student profile to the appropriate Activity Name and follow the prompts


  1. Once this transaction is complete, an email confirmation will be sent to your teacher(s) and Ms Astrid Moyer, in the main office. You will also be able to access your account online at any time


  1. Specific Details on the Field Trip within each grade as well as Permission Forms will be sent directly from the teachers

Second Step

We are beginning our social and emotional learning (SEL)  lessons this week and launching into our Second Step curriculum. Every morning we meet on the rug and sit in a circle to greet each other and begin our day with focus on how to be a great students and be a part of a classroom community.  This week, your child will be learning how to be a great listener and we will discuss strategies to help promote this.  Here is a first grade family letter with additional resources about the Second Step program.  I’m sure your child will remember meeting snail and puppy this week!


1 day left to donate

Hi Friends,

Now through September 10, any donation you make to my classroom project request on DonorsChoose.org will be doubled (up to $50). I need your help to get my students the materials they need to succeed.

Here’s the project:

Listening Center for Literacy Building Fun!

To have your donation matched, enter the promo code LIFTOFF during checkout. This offer is good through September 10.

My students and I would be so grateful for your support!