Special Areas

Welcome to Specials!Specials Team

We look forward to having your child throughout the year!


Chrissy Robinson (Computer Lab): Christine.Robinson@cherokee.k12.ga.us

Chris O’Cleary (P.E.): Chris.OCleary@cherokee.k12.ga.us

Erin Reece (P.E.): Erin.Reece@cherokee.k12.ga.us

Mary Ellen Johnson (Music): Maryellen.Johnson@cherokee.k12.ga.us

April Lammers (Art): April.Lammers@cherokee.k12.ga.us


In the coming weeks our Amazing Artists create artwork for Square 1 Art, a fundraiser to help provide supplies needed in the Art Room. ALL students who participate will receive FREE stickers that feature their artwork, with or without a purchase from Square 1 Art. More details to come. Artists have been currently working on:

  • Kindergarten explored texture with clay and used the bottom of their shoe to create unique clay medallions.
  • 1st Grade learned about snails and how they are the slowest creatures on earth. They created snails out of clay and really liked working with the clay.
  • 2nd Grade has been learning about the artist Wassily Kandinsky and his artwork, focusing on concentric circles. They are creating a similar piece of art out of construction paper while listening to Mozart.
  • 3rd Grade completed landscape water color paintings based on the artist Heather Galler.
  • 4th Grade reviewed the artist Claude Monet then created a reflection of a fall landscape using watercolor.
  • 5th Grade painted monochromatic paintings featuring a poem writing which are displayed outside the hallways of the Art Room. Please take a look!

The Art Room needs clean and emptied egg cartons as well as empty paper towel rolls. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ogesart and if you’d like to help in the Art Room, email me at april.lammers@cherokee.k12.ga.us


Congratulations to the Oak Grove Eagles Chorus for great performances in December! Now our Chorus will start working on their end of the year performance. Any 4th or 5th grade students who would like to join chorus needs to get a permission form from Mrs. Johnson.

  • Kindergarten – Finish learning about patterns of 2, 3, and 4. We will start learning about instruments of the orchestra and dynamics.
  • 1st Grade – Finish learning about what makes a melody and song. We will begin lessons on notes and rests, followed by tempos.
  • 2nd Grade – Begin the notes, rests, and dynamics units.
  • 3rd Grade – Complete the dynamics unit and begin instrument unit. Begin playing recorders.
  • 4th and 5th Grade – Continues working on reading music while playing various instruments. Begin the instrument unit.

1st -5th Grades will continue to work on the Mac computers using the Quaver program.

Computer Lab

In the computer lab students will learn about computer and internet safety. Kindergarten will be working on how to type and using Word. First and second grades will be working in Word along with learning about the technology game Kahoot. Third through fifth grades will be practicing constructed response and answering questions based on what they read.

Physical Education

Happy and Healthy New Year!! In order to make this the best year yet, set family goals to play together more in 2017!! Play is easy and fun while it builds relationships and improves cardiovascular health.

To begin the second half of the year, grades 3-5 will finish up the basketball unit and participate in a Four Square unit. Four Square is a game where students play in a square area, allow the ball to bounce once in their court, then attempt to hit the ball into an opponent’s court. Students will learn how to adjust to the ball while in play, improve striking skills, learn how to keep score and enforce rules and figure out strategies that will help them to advance in the game. As students improve their skills, the game gets faster and more exciting.

In grades K-2, students will participate in strength building activities such as tug-of-war, parachute, and core muscle exercises. They will also be participating in the Obstacle course which works on body control, coordination, and moving at different levels and speeds. Additionally, students will participate in Skills Stations where they will play soccer, ride scooters, and throw footballs and Frisbees. Kindergarten will also learn how to play Capture the Flag, which is an Oak Grove favorite!! This activity improves eye-hand coordination, core strength, and striking skills.

Remember to plan at least 60 minutes of activity time for your child each and every day!