Mrs. Whitlock's Weekly Updates
November 16-20: Scholastic Book FairWednesday, November 18: Chapter 4 Science Test, Gratitude Challenge Due
Thursday, November 19: FSA Thanksgiving Dinner and Monster Bazaar
Friday, November 20: Homework Packet due, First Grade Friendsgiving
November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break! No School!
December 1-4: Winter MAP Testing
Tuesday, December 8: Science Fair Project Due
Thursday, December 10: Field Trip to Fernbank Museum
Wednesday, December 16: FSA Talent Show
Follow the link below to sign up for our First Grade Friendsgiving on November 20!
Bring all media center books to school on Tuesday!
Monster Book Fair all Next Week!
Our media center has been transformed into the "Monster Center" in preparation for next week's Scholastic Book Fair! There will be hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters school supplies, and fun for everyone! We will go to the book fair as a class, but you are also able to take your child in the morning or afternoons, and it will be open during the FSA Thanksgiving on Thursday night!
We are previewing the book fair on Tuesday morning and students will be able to purchase books on Thursday morning. After we go to our preview day, students will fill out a list of books they are interested in with the price so that it'll make life easier for you if you want to send them with money on Thursday!
There will also be a wish list for our classroom so that parents and students can buy books for their classroom library!
If you are interested in helping cashier during bookfair or cleanup after, sign up here: http://vols.pt/1hQbXm
An Attitude of Gratitude
In class, we have been working on a 12-Day Gratitude Journal. Students have started each day with a prompt asking about different things they are thankful for. We also made pennants displaying something we are thankful for that can be found in our hallway. It has been a good way for us to talk and think about the amazing things we have. We are all very blessed!
Remember you can always look up whether or not a book your child has is AR or not by using AR Book Finder. If you want your child to take an AR test, I will give them a little summary activity first to make sure they are prepared, and then they can take it at school.
Keep bringing in those cans!
Our student council organized canned food drive that will continue until Wednesday, November 18th. Our homeroom has only donated 20 cans and we are in need of more!
Students should bring these cans to me so I can count them for 1st grade. If you drop them off at the front office, please make sure you let them know which homeroom they should go to so we can count them in our total number of cans collected.
A Peek at Next Week...
* We will not have a spelling or weekly test this week!
Science: We will be reviewing Chapter 4 on Monday before taking our test on Wednesday.
Social Studies: We will be discussing the First Thanksgiving and the foods the Pilgrims and Wampanoag ate versus what we eat. We will also be talking about Thanksgiving Day traditions.
Character Education: We will wrap up our discussion on gratitude. We will be finishing up our gratitude journals and turning in our gratitude journals.
*A NOTE ABOUT HOMEWORK: I'll be sending an optional homework activity home over Thanksgiving break. If students would like, they can write about their break and what they did. Otherwise, enjoy your break! Don't forget to be working on your science fair project which is due on December 8th!
At FSAPS we do home visits. It is a wonderful opportunity for teachers and families to get to know one another. I enjoy home visits because it helps bridge the gap between home and school for your child. These are not mandatory, but if you are interested in having some of your child's teachers visit your home please continue to read...
How can you schedule a home visit?
Very simple. Please send an e-mail to our home visit coordinator, Mrs. Unal at firstname.lastname@example.org and give us three available dates for your child's home visit program. We will get back to you and confirm a date. Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes.
FSA Thanksgiving Dinner: November 19
All families are invited to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on Thursday November 19th. Join us to celebrate Thanksgiving together by bringing a dish to share or if you are too busy to cook, send in a donation. Dinner starts at 6:00.
- Enjoy a great pot luck dinner
- Laugh with your friends
- Find unique gifts and handmade creations at our Monster Bazaar
- Browse books at our Scholastic book fair
- Find even more books at the Read-it-Again book fair in the media center
Thanksgiving Dinner Decorations, Setup and Teardown, Musical Performance helphttp://vols.pt/pQCJ6W
Thanksgiving Dinner Bring a Dish http://vols.pt/pu5vqh
RSVP to let us know if you planning to attend:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QqmrnlHDEh73ty4ALNFhhnuzG5A553LG5SJqUHw-UhI/viewform?usp=send_form
Monster Bazaar: November 19
Along with this year's book fair theme of Monster Book Fair we will host a Monster Bazaar where families and teachers can sell their individual creations. The Bazaar will be held at the school on Nov 19th along with the book fair and Thanksgiving dinner. The bazaar and book fair open at 5pm.
Booth space will be rented for 25.00. All proceeds will be used to benefit FSAPS.
If you are interested in signing up as a vendor for the Monster Bazaar please visit our volunteer spot signup page. Space is limited. http://vols.pt/AH2BzW
Mrs. Melissa Whitlock
Fulton Science Academy Private School
Serving Advanced and Gifted Students