Welcome to 5th Grade ELA

Hello! My name is Tracey Thomas. I am super excited about being your child’s English and Language Arts teacher this year. I have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of West Georgia and a master’s degree in early childhood from Piedmont College. I taught my first five years in Henry County schools, and I have been teaching as a contracted reading specialist in Pickens County since 2017.
This year in 5th grade, your child will concentrate on improving fluency, understanding literary elements, and interpreting different genres of literature. We will focus on writing narratives, opinion essays, and informational essays using research and organizing data. I want to help you foster a love of reading in your child. Reading to your child and with your child is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. I’m looking forward to a great year at JMS!

Contact: 706-253-1730 or traceythomas@pickenscountyschools.org

Our Daily Schedule: 

8:30-8:45        Morning Meeting

 8:45-9:15        Thinking Maps

 9:15-10:40      First Block

10:40-11:10     Lunch

11:10-11:30     Recess

11:30-12:55     Second Block

12:55-2:05       Connections

 2:05-3:30        Third Block