Team Howlers Newsletter

Week of January 25 - A Week

School News & Important Dates:

  • February 11 - AM Car Rider Line - Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
  • February 12 - WEATHER MAKE-UP DAY for Friday, January 22
  • February 15 - President's Day Holiday - No School for Teachers or Students

Team Howlers News:

Parent Portal Information:

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.


Weather Make-Up Day:

The weather make-up day for last Friday will be Friday, February 12. This was originally scheduled as a teacher workday.

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


Regular Math will finish the unit on Unit Rates and have a test on Ratios and Unit Rates On Thursday, February 4. Students have quizzes from both units to use as study guides.


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: digits 11-4; Prob 1- 10

Tuesday: Study Guide

Wednesday: Study

Thursday: none

Friday: None


This week GT Math will be finishing Proportionality and have a test on 2 Variable Relationships and Proportionality on Thursday, February 4. Students will receive a study guide for the test. Ratio Re-Test will be Friday, February 5 during GRIP period.


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: digits 2-3: Prob 1 – 10

Tuesday: digits 2-4: Prob 1 - 10

Wednesday: Study Guide

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 the characteristics living organisms share and how living organisms are classified/identified.


Homework: If homework is given students will be informed and it will appear on my webpage.


Assessments: Friday students will take an EOW quiz on what we learned this week. They should refer to their notebook to study. This includes the ability to use a dichotomous key.

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


We are finishing up our career unit this week. Students will have a research unit test and turn in their career tri-folds on Tuesday, February 2. We will have a Career Walk About on Monday, February 8, in the Media Center during the students' classes. We are asking students to either dress nicely or dress like they would for their career, if it is appropriate for school. If any parents would like to come and see the students' career tri-folds, they are more than welcome too.


Each of the classes will be beginning a new novel this week. We will also be learning about propaganda and how to cite evidence when reading a text.


Once and Future King by T. H. White - GT Classes Only (3rd and 4th Periods):

This nine weeks students in my GT classes will be reading Part One of the Once and Future King by T. H. White. This goes along with the Middle Ages unit that students are beginning in social studies with Mr. Pauley. Students will take a weekly quiz on what they have read during the week. These quizzes will typically be on Fridays, with a few exceptions. I have told the students that I will drop the lowest quiz grade at the end of the quarter. I have also told the students that I am available Tuesday-Thursday during lunch to answer any questions about the novel that they may have.


Students were assigned a book today in class. Students were also given a list of due dates for the book, list of reflective journal questions, and vocabulary lists for Chapters 1-5. I have asked students that did not have a spiral notebook, to please get one before this Friday. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi -Grade Level Classes Only (5th & 6th Periods):

This nine weeks students in my grade level classes will be reading Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi. This goes along with the Middle Ages unit that students are beginning in social studies with Mr. Pauley. Students will be assigned books to take home by Friday of this week. I was short 8 books and have placed an order that is due to arrive on Thursday of this week. I am allowing students time in class to read the first five chapters of the book this week. By Friday, all students should have a copy of the book to take home. I did give the students a list of due dates for the book, list of reflective journal questions, and vocabulary lists for Chapters 1-11. I have asked students that did not have a spiral notebook, to please get one before this Friday. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


3rd 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. All students went to the media center last week to check out books. Students were given a sheet on today, explaining the project. Students will have to complete one 60 point and one 40 point activity for the book they are reading. There are several activities for the students to choose from. This project will be due on Friday, March 11. Here is a link to the information about this project that students were given in class at the beginning of the nine weeks: https://goo.gl/T9cfiy


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:

Monday:

*Finish Career Tri-Fold due Tuesday: February 2

*Study for Research Unit Test on Tuesday, February 2


GT Classes Only:

Monday to Thursday:

*Read Chapters 1-5 of The Once and Future King: Part One

*Complete Reflective Journal Questions for Chapters 1-5 of The Once and Future King: Part One


Grade Level Classes Only:

*Read Chapters 1-5 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead

*Complete Reflective Journal Questions for Chapters 1-5 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead


Upcoming Tests and Projects:

Tuesday, February 2: Research Paper Test

Tuesday, February 2: Career Tri-Fold due

Friday, February 5:

GT ONLY: Quiz on Chapters 1-5 of Once and Future King: Part 1

Grade Level ONLY: Quiz on Chapters 1-4 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead


Friday, March 11: 3rd Quarter Reading Project 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 continue our discussions on feudalism and the events that led to its downfall. On Monday we will be covering the signing of the Magna Carta, followed by the events of the Plague on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, students will be covering The Canterbury Tales and what they tell about life during these times. The last event we will cover will be the 100-years war between France and England. Students will get their study guides for next Thursday’s test on Friday of this week. This will be due on Thursday before the test. Thank you and have a great week.