Miss Fuchs' Weekly News

1st Grade News- Friday, October 7

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, October 18: Picture Re-take Day

Wednesday, October 19: Field trip forms DUE

Wednesday, October 26: Field Trip to Hillcrest Orchards!

Thursday, October 27: Academic Teams Fundraiser at Sweet Tomatoes (30% of proceeds will go back to FSA)

Thursday, October 27: Science Test on Matter, Academic Teams fundraiser at Sweet Tomatoes (30% of proceeds will go back to FSA)

October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week

Wednesday, October 26: Hillcrest Orchard Field Trip Grade 1-3

Friday, October 28: First Grade Fall Festival!

Monday, October 31: Pumpkin Book Report Due!

Tuesday, November 1: Every Kid Votes! Mock Election Day

Friday, November 5: Social Studies Location Quiz


  • First Grade Homework Packet #8
  • Math Homework Packet #8
  • Square 1 Art!

Fall Festival!

We are very excited about the upcoming First Grade Fall Festival that will be held on October 28th at FSA! There will be 6 different fun and exciting centers that will be located between Mrs. Whitlock's and Mrs. Fuch's classrooms.

We are looking for 1-2 parent volunteers to participate in each of the centers and/or parent volunteers to provide donations for supplies for the different centers.

Fall Festival Centers:

  • Pumpkin Bingo
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Measuring Mini Pumpkins
  • Pumpkin Bowling and Bean Bag Toss
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Cake walk & Pin the nose on the pumpkin

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer, donate, or both!

Please use the SignUp Genius below for either!

  1. Fall Festival Center/Activity
  2. Providing Donations for the Centers

Donation Due Date: Please bring any donated items in on or before Thursday, October 27th

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Every Kid Votes!

On Tuesday, November 1st, students in kindergarten through 3rd grade will be participating in Every Kid Votes, a nation-wide mock election to promote citizenship and provide students with a fun hands-on voting experience. Since these elections only come around every so often, we will use this election as a teachable moment for our elementary students! This is a great way to teach our students about our government, our President, and civic responsibilities in a realistic and exciting way. For the past three elections, Every Kid Votes' mock election has predicted the outcome of the official election on November 8th! We are very excited to give students a chance to use a polling booth, send them home with an "I Voted" sticker, and teach lessons that help to explain the voting process and our right as citizens to take part.

We got a Class Pet!

Welcome Home Fin!

Our 1st grade class has received a class pet! His name is Fin the fox, and he is so excited to meet you all! Each Monday, one student will be able to take Fin home and stay with your family for the week. Fin must be returned to school on Friday morning. The student will have Fin and a Journal in their back pack. They will use the journal to write about all the special things that they do together. The first week will start on Monday, so be on the look out to see if your child has a new friend for the week! :)

FSA Mobile App

Dear Parents,

We are happy to inform you that now you can check fsaconnect by mobile app.

Here is how you can access the app:

ITunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radix-mobile/id1159005166?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radix.radixmobile

The links can also be found at the bottom of your connect page by the other social media links.

A pop-up banner will appear on top of the screen when users access the school connect on their mobile devices.

Site link: https://fsaconnect.fultonscienceacademy.org

Username: fsaconnect username

Password: fsaconnect password

Mystery Reader

We loved having our first Mystery Reader come in this morning! If you would like to come be a mystery reader, please sign up for a time slot for every Friday morning 8:00-8:30! :)


Uniform Reminder

As the cooler weather approaches, please be reminded that your child can only wear their FSA fleece jacket inside our classroom. Any other jackets are not permitted inside the classroom. Of course, students can always wear jackets out to recess if it is chilly! However, inside our classroom only the FSA fleece is allowed.

Pumpkin Book Report Project

Students have until October 31st to complete a book report and decorate a pumpkin based on a character from their book! There will be a winner for each grade level that will get a special prize. We're telling you now so there is plenty of time to get this fun project done! If you don't have a book from home or the library, your child is welcome to borrow a book from me, but I ask that it is returned in good condition. I will not let be able to grade their assignment until the book is returned. Please look over the packet sent home today detailing the book report and pumpkin instructions. I can't wait to see your child's creative creations!

Hillcrest Orchards Field Trip: October 26!

Field trip forms are due on Wednesday, October 19th, but all of my students that bring in their forms and payments by Friday, October 7th will receive a special treat!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will be heading on a field trip to Hillcrest Orchards on Wednesday, October 26th. All the kids will participate in a wagon ride through the orchards, around the pond, and through the woods, visit an apple and honey bee museum, learn about animals and visit a petting zoo, hold a baby chick, watch and maybe participate in milking a cow, cheer on some pigs in a pig race, and enjoy some fresh apples and apple cider!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • When: We depart from school by 8:15 am and return to school between by 3:00 pm on October 26th.
  • Where: Hillcrest Orchards 9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536 - 706-273-3838
  • How: Students and Chaperones will be transported using a school bus.
  • Cost: Students should bring $13 to their homeroom teacher in cash or a check made out to “FSAPS” by Wednesday, October 19th if they would like to attend.
  • The Hillcrest Orchards staff needs the final student count by Wednesday afternoon so any students who have not paid $13 by Wednesday at 4:45 pm will be unable to attend this trip.
  • Lunch: We will eat lunch at the orchard. Please make sure nothing needs to be heated and that your child’s lunch is packed in a disposable bag.
  • Chaperones: We will allow four chaperones per class. Each chaperone will also need to pay $13, however, the payment must be made separately from your child. Please click on this link to sign-up if you would like to be a chaperone and for more details. First come, first serve!
  • Attire: Make sure your student comes to school wearing some layers. As the weather warms up throughout the morning, the kids can do some shedding! Students should wear comfortable shoes and the trip is planned for rain or shine. If there is light rain in the forecast, bring a raincoat. If there is heavy rain the trip will be canceled. Your child is allowed to wear jeans or comfortable pants on this trip, but they must also wear their red FSAPS polo.

Help us stay Germ Free!

Its that season again....

Help our class stay healthy by keeping your child home if they are sick! We do not want to spread any illnesses around since we know how contagious they can be. We will continue to wash our hands and clorox our desks just to stay safe! :)

Home Visit Program

I absolutely love home visits! Home visits are a special program offered by FSAPS to help build the parent, student, and teacher relationship. This is an opportunity for your child's teachers to visit and get a closer look at their life at home. This helps a teacher to know more about each of his/her students, and build a strong relationship between school and family. These are optional, but if you would be interested in planning a home visit for your child, please see the information below.

How Can You Schedule a Home Visit?

This process is very simple. Please send an e-mail to our home visit coordinator, Mrs. Unal, at junal@fultonscienceacademy.org. In that email, please provide three available dates for your child's home visit. We will get back to you to confirm a date. At least two teachers will be together for home visits; specific names/subjects will be dependent upon teacher availability.

For any questions you have about this program, please send an e-mail to junal@fultonscienceacademy.org.

Please note: the best times to set up a home visit are weekdays after 5!

What's going on in our class:

Reading and Language Arts

In Reading we will be practicing:

  • We will be using the long /o/ sound and contractions, identifying proper nouns: Days, Months, Holidays, practicing building stamina in our independent reading, practicing identifying plot and sequence, and building vocabulary.
  • In writing we will be focusing on descriptive words!
  • Wordily Wise Vocabulary: sway, property, arrange, rusty attachattatchSpelling Words: home, hope, rose, woke, those, bone, hose, joke, rode, stone, down, inside, now, there, together


We will continue to investigate matter by looking at mixtures and deciding what mixtures can be separated and which can not be. We will complete our chapter review this week so that students can practice these skills before our test on the 27th!

Social Studies

We are continuing our landform project during class, where students are creating their own location and labeling a map with a compass rose, map key, and more! Students will have a positional quiz on Friday. On this quiz, students will be expected to label a compass rose appropriately (using the words north, south, east, and west). They will then listen to directions using positional words and cardinal directions to help them complete a picture (for example, draw a mouse south of the compass rose, draw a dog to the left of the mouse).

Character Education

Mrs. Kelly, our school counselor, will be doing a special citizenship lesson with us next week!!