Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year. My name is Mrs. Tanksley, this is my first year at Deer Chase Elementary. This is my 6th year teaching in Richmond County. I'm so excited to be teaching ELA to a group of awesome fifth graders. This year we will be working very hard to prepare the students for 6th grade and the Georgia Milestone assessment. In English Language Art we will be spending a lot of time reading various text and writing essays. Please check your child/children homework folder daily for homework and conduct grades. Encourage your child to spend at least 30 minutes daily on I-ready, which is a great tool to prepare them for the Georgia Milestones.