Top Gun News!

Feb 14-March 1

News from Core Classes

Literacy

Literacy

We are almost finished reading Woods Runner. All students need to be finished reading by Monday. Our test will be Tuesday. We are reviewing for the test this week and next Monday. It will be multiple choice and open response. Here are ways you can study this weekend: Discuss the theme of chapters (lessons), Reread ch. 7 + 11, discuss vocabulary words in ch. 1, simile-comparing two things using like or as, how does Anne show perseverance, how do we know if a book is told in third person (point of view), reread the non-fiction pages for main idea and supporting detail, and what do you know about Abner? Also, I’m allowing the kids to fill out an Olympics reading pass which allows them to watch the Olympics instead of reading for 60 min for their log. See attachment. Each week I pass out a new Olympics Pass, so the kids can do this once a week while the Olympics are on TV. It is optional.

(See attachement to Mr. Anderson's Email)

Social Studies

we are busy working on a Revolution Research Project using Technology. The kids are building a court case that either defends liberty or argues for loyality, I do have open lab times on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:45-4 pm with parent permission. I will also open my lab on Monday and Friday at lunch recess if they bring a sack lunch. The lab will also be open during PE. The projects are looking great and I can't wait to see them preesented!

Science

The students are starting a new unit on cells in Science

Math

The students are moving from decimals to geometry in math

BFMS Happenings

BFMS Dates to Remember…


February 13: Chess Club Registration Deadline… see revised flyer


February 15: Archery Tournament


February 17: Snow Day make up


February 19: Fishing Club


Song of Arkansas Contest


http://www.arkansas.com/song-of-arkansas/


Our very own Matt Knoble is one of 7 finalists in the Song of Arkansas Contest, put on by the Arkansas Tourism Department. You get one vote per email address per day until 2/24. Please vote and share the link with everyone you know! Congrats, Mr. Knoble!! To vote, check the box and then enter your name and email at the bottom of the page.


Online Book Fair


If you prefer to shop online, you are welcome to check out our online book fair. It will be available until February 15. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=brightfieldmiddleschool1


Books2Africa


thanks for all the books you donated. Top Gun was the top fifth grade team with donated items! We love being number one!

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Save the Date -- CHESS TOURNAMENT!


* NWA Open Chess Tournament


* Multiple Schools will participate - all students welcome.


* $5 entry fee.


* February 15th at Sonora Middle School


* More details in the attached “winter 2014 tournament flyer”


Hobbs State Park


Our feathered friends will be at center stage at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area during our second annual program series: Birds and Breakfast. Come enjoy a cup of coffee or juice and have breakfast with the birds. Have you ever seen all the feathers of a goldfinch or chickadee or other songbird up close? Well this is your chance. You will witness this unique scientific process up-close, and then help us release the birds back into the wild.


From 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for four Saturdays the Wildlife Society of the University of Arkansas will be catching song birds, handling these birds, and then releasing them back into the wild. Learn about how this type of research has taught us many things we now know about birds.


Breakfast sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited.


Where: Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area Visitor Center
(Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection)


Dates: Saturdays: February 15, March 1(as part of Hobbs Celebrates Leopold), April 12 (as part of our Earth Day Celebration) and May 3 (as part of International Migratory Bird Day)


Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cost: All activities FREE! Registration not required. For more information call: 479-789-5000