Mrs. Whitlock's Weekly Updates
Tuesday, January 20: Homework Packet #2 due (Please remember there is a social studies mini-poster assignment included in this week's packet)
Thursday, January 22: 100th Day of School!
Friday, January 23: Spelling Quiz, Science Chapter 5 Test
Monday, January 26: Homework Packet #3 due
Starting Strong in Second Semester
You may also notice on FSAConnect in our Language Arts section I have added a "Weekly Test." Rest assured that this is not at all as intense as it sounds! We have a booklet associated with our Reading Street curriculum that provides short quizzes for each week's content covered (high frequency words, phonics, comprehension, reading strategies, and writing). These will not be placed in your child's test section, but will be a form of weekly "application of knowledge" that will be informative to you and myself regarding your child's reading and writing performance. I also think this will be very beneficial in continuing to develop strong test-taking strategies.
Remembering the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am very proud of the rich and powerful discussions we've had as a class this week, and would encourage you to continue to discuss ideas of peace and equality together as a family. I'm so grateful for the deep thinking each of your children bring to our classroom, and know that they will each be the movers and shakers that help to make our world a better place!
Start Exploring TreeRing!
If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to check out the website we are using to create and purchase our yearbooks.
Everyone should have received an email from Treering.com prompting you to create an account. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment and explore the website. This website will allow you to purchase a yearbook to commemorate your student's year at FSA. Each yearbook includes 2 pages that you can customize with photos and memories just for you and your student! The following link will take you to a page filled with tutorial videos to help you navigate the website and learn about all the options and features:https://treering.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200016525--VIDEO-First-Time-Account-Creation-Buying-a-Yearbook-and-Customizing-Pages-Overview-Video-for-Parents-and-Students
Here are some other helpful flyers as you explore TreeRing:
Step by step guide to create personal pages
Step by step guide to purchase yearbook
Custom pages reminder flyer
General yearbook flyer
Treering iphone app flyerhttp://print.treering.com/131051/flyer/131051-6-65489d4cdeea30aae8c1a63551917c27_3.pdf
AR Goals Reminder
Congratulations to Rana, Orion, Ira, and Abhinav for completing their AR Goals in December! They will receive a dress down day and a popsicle treat on Wednesday, January 21st. Please make sure to still bring a lunch!
A Peek at our Week:
Spelling Words: her, first, bird, girl, burn, were, shirt, fur, hurt, sir, done, know, push, visit, wait
Science: Review for our Chapter 5 test on Friday!
Social Studies: Discussing national holidays and learning about tall tales and their historical origins