Team Howlers Newsletter

Week of November 30

School News & Important Dates:

  • November 16 to December 4, Penny Wars during lunch to raise money for Angel Tree gifts
  • November 30 , Discovery Place Field Trip Permission Forms due (sent home today) *Here is a link to the form https://goo.gl/f7pKpW *We need these back by December 2 at the latest
  • November 30 to December 14, Books for Tots- Ms. Heine, our Media Specialist, is collecting new picture books for preschoolers and young elementary school age children to donate to Toys for Tots. If you would like to send in books, please send these to the Media Center.
  • December 1, from 5-8 PM - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night at Baxter Village location
  • December 2, Discovery Place Field Trip Money due ($25.00--see Field Trip Newsletter for more information).
  • December 4, Deadline to Order Yearbooks to be Guaranteed One
  • December 9, Team Howlers T-Shirt Money due ($10.00)-Online Order Form http://goo.gl/forms/kkrkQg4IgB *Hard copies of order form also sent home today with students.
  • December 22, Half Day for Students-Students dismissed at 12:30 PM
  • December 23-January 4, Winter Break-No School for Students

Team Howlers News:

With cold and flu season upon us, our team is quickly going through Kleenex. If you would like to donate any Kleenex to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated. You can have your child give it to his/her homeroom teacher. Thank you to the families who have already sent some in.


Any student who has not purchased a yearbook received a green slip a couple of weeks ago with information about how to order one. If your child received a slip and you paid for one, please email Mrs. Munn (munns@fortmillschools.org) and she will check on it for you. Deadline to purchase yearbooks to be guaranteed one is December 4.


Any student that has a 76 or below average in any of his/her core classes, received a progress report home today. Please sign and return this to Mrs. Munn by Wednesday, December 2. If you have any questions, please contact the specific teacher.


Please make sure you check Parent Portal (https://fortmill.powerschool.com/public/home.html) to see how your child is doing in his/her classes. If you should have a question about grades, please contact your child’s teacher directly.


If your child is ever out, please make sure to check each teachers’ websites for material covered in class that day. If you have any questions or concerns that are subject specific, please contact that teacher.

Math:

Mr. Donnelly - mailto:donnellyp@fortmillschools.org

GT Math Website Address - http://goo.gl/Gpb4bs

Regular (Grade Level) Math Website Address -http://goo.gl/DTr7EV


With the weather breaking, my classes are in need of tissue. If you can donate any, we would be very appreciative. Thank you in advance.


Regular Math students received information on the 2nd of two 2nd quarter projects. This is the Decimal Project. It is due by December 14th. Here is the information for the decimal activity project: https://goo.gl/FJR65y - Decimal Addition Subtraction Menu Activity and https://goo.gl/s9e9td - Safari Restaurant Decimal Menu.


This week Regular Math will be finishing the integer unit. The test will be on Thursday. Fraction Brochure Project is due by Wednesday Dec 2nd if not already turned in. Click here,https://goo.gl/xVqR3S, for more information on the Fraction Brochure.


Regular Math Tutoring times

  • Webster: Tuesday- 7:40 – 8:05 AM
  • Adldoost: Wednesday- 7:40 – 8:05 AM
  • Donnelly: Wednesday - 11:05 – 11:30 AM


Regular Math Homework:

Monday: 8-5: 1-6, 8-13

Tuesday: Study Guide

Wednesday: Study

Thursday: None

Friday: None


This week GT Math will be finishing the inequality unit. The test will be on Thursday. The 2nd quarter project is due by Monday Dec. 7th if not already turned in. Click here, https://goo.gl/pt1P9M, for more information on the two-step equation project.


GT Math Tutoring Times:

  • Donnelly: Monday - 11:05 – 11:30 AM
  • Adldoost: Tuesday - 7:40 – 8:05 AM
  • Webster: Thursday, 7:40 – 8:05 AM


GT Math Homework:

Monday: 6th Grade: 3-5: 1-15 all

Tuesday: 2 Step Inequality Handout

Wednesday: Study

Thursday: None

Friday: None

Science:

Ms. Lyle - mailto:lylei@fortmillschools.org

GT Science Website Address - http://goo.gl/gbsvyZ

Grade Level Science Website Address - http://goo.gl/tzuO5y


This week in Science we will be learning about air masses, fronts and pressure systems and how they affect our weather.


Homework: SW be completing warm-up essential questions for homework during the week. Other homework may be assigned throughout the week and will appear on my webpage.


Assessment:

December 4th: Students will take their EOW quiz on Friday which will cover Fronts, air masses, and pressure systems. Students should use their warm-up questions as a study tool in preparation for the quiz.

December 9th: Students will take a weather test on Water cycle, clouds, layers of the atmosphere, Fronts, pressure systems, air masses.

Language Arts:

Mrs. Munn - mailto:munns@fortmillschools.org

3rd & 4th Periods (GT) Website Address - http://goo.gl/Gpb4bs

5th & 6th Periods (Grade Level) Website Address - http://goo.gl/GkIU3M


Students received their Author's Crafts tests back on Friday, November 20. Any student that made below an 80 may retake this test on Friday, December 4. In order to retake the test, students must complete the Author's Craft Review and Figurative Language Review on Zondle (http://www.zondle.com - Class Codes: 3rd Period- 44669-111860; 4th Period - 44669-111861; 5th Period- 44669-111862; 5th Period-44669-111863) by Thursday, December 3.


This week students in GT classes (3rd & 4th) will be watching Jim Thorpe an All American Hero and will be comparing it to the book we read Jim Thorpe an Original Hero. On Wednesday, students will begin working on their hero essay. The tentative due date for this is Friday, December 11.


This week students in my grade level classes (5th & 6th) will be watching The Mighty and comparing it to Freak the Mighty. On Wednesday we will go over information for our hero essay and review for the Freak the Mighty test on Thursday. On Thursday students will take a test on Freak the Mighty and then if time permits work on their hero essays. On Friday, students will continue working on their hero essays. The tentative due date for this is Friday, December 11.


2nd 9 Weeks Independent Reading Project: Students are to select a novel to read independently this nine weeks. Students should show this novel to me to make sure that it is approved. Students will complete a "Character Cell Phone" for one of the main characters in their novel. This will be due on Friday, December 18. Students received the blank "Character Cell Phone" sheet last week. If a student was absent, they need to see me to get the sheet. If your child needs some help choosing a book to read, he/she can come to me for some suggestions or you may go to http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ - there are several options to search by such as: similar book to one they liked or by series.


Homework:

Work on independent cell phone project that is due on Friday, December 18.


Upcoming Tests and Projects:

Thursday, December 3: 5th & 6th - GRADE LEVEL ONLY- Freak the Mighty Test

Friday, December 4: Author's Craft Retake--If a student made below an 80-they can retake the test- students must have completed both Zondle activities by December 3, in order to be able to take this.

Friday, December 11: Hero Essay due

Tuesday, December 15: 2nd 9 Weeks Exam *More information to follow

Friday, December 18: Character's Cell Phone for independent reading book due

Social Studies:

Mr. Pauley - mailto:pauleyc@fortmillschools.org

GT Social Studies Website Address - http://goo.gl/vpvnQI

Grade Level Social Studies Website Address - http://goo.gl/qjJ94y


This week we will be starting our unit on Rome. We will begin the week by looking at the connection between Homer’s Iliad and the founding of Rome. On Tuesday we will be taking introduction notes on Roman geography, democracy, and architecture. Wednesday through Friday will specifically focus on the Roman government and law, Julius and Augustus Caesar, and architectural achievements. Homework on the Twelve Tables of Rome will be given on Wednesday and be due on Thursday.