Mrs. Whitlock's Weekly Updates
Thursday, December 11: MAP Testing (Reading), bring warm items for our "frosty" photo!
Friday, December 12: Spelling Quiz
Monday, December 15: Holiday Scrapbook and Homework Packet #14 due
Thursday, December 18: Elementary Winter Celebration
Friday, December 19 (1:30 PM): Elementary Awards Ceremony
Wrapping up our semester with holiday fun!
Students will be using holiday "passports" and "suitcases" to travel across the globe and learn about the beautiful and diverse ways families celebrate in this season. Students will also have an opportunity in this week's homework to create "holiday scrapbook pages" of a special winter holiday that they celebrate. These scrapbook pages will be sent home in your child's homework packet, and will replace the typical social studies and science worksheets in our packets. I'm very excited for our students to have an opportunity to share about their special celebrations with our class!
Please note that I will be grading the language arts portion of the homework separately from the Holiday Scrapbook portion, although they will both be due on Monday the 15th. Additionally, please note that if you and your family don't celebrate a holiday during the winter, you can include the late fall holidays as well (eg. Diwali, Eid, etc.).
December Accelerated Reader Goals
Congratulations to Rana, Ira, and Abhinav for meeting their November AR reading goals! These students will receive a special dress down day, a slice of pizza, and a frozen treat. This special reward date is to be announced!
We will continue with our AR goal for the month of December. If your child takes at least three AR tests and they earned a score of at least 85%, they will receive a special Dress Down Day, popsicle, and Pizza slice in January for meeting their December goal. I will count AR tests taken through January 5th for this reward. Good luck and please let me know if you have any issues logging in or need to know your child's password. The reward date is to be announced.
Winter Celebration is Coming Soon!
The Elementary Winter Celebration is a fun-filled day for all students Pre-K through 5th grade at FSAPS. All day on Thursday, December 18th students will rotate to 10 different winter-themed stations for a day filled with friends and fun to celebrate the end of our first semester at FSAPS and all their hard work. In order to make this day special for your children, we need your help! Ms. Fichter sent out an email today detailing ways to sign up and donate to make this day really special. We have lots of things to sign up for, so please check out the links to our SignUpGenius pages and join us in the fun!
I want to donate materials or I can give a $10 monetary donation to help with items purchased by the school.
I want to volunteer my time!http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa9238-fsaps
"Frosty" Photo on Thursday!
Uniform Inspection on January 6th
A Peek at our Week...
Students will also be reading variations on The Gingerbread Man, and will be practicing comparing and contrasting the stories. They will also be working on making text-to-self connections. In writing, students are continuing their work on realistic fiction, and will be editing their final copies this week.
Spelling Words: bring, trunk, pink, bank, sang, wing, rink, blank, rang, sunk, any, enough, ever, every, own, sure, were