What a Lovely Month!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Make sure to discuss student progress with parents and the importance of being at school EVERYDAY. If a student is failing, please make sure parents are aware and that their child will be on your radar for possible retention.

Black History Month

Like I said last week, I am seeing great lessons where you are incorporating important lessons on black history. Keep it up! Each of you have received your famous African American for the assembly. If you did not receive a name in your mailbox, please come see me or shoot me an email and I'll let you know who you have. The assembly will be Thursday, Feb. 25 (time TBD). Each class will participate in this assembly.

Each class will get the chance to tell the other students about their famous African American. Your class can teach us in any way you would like. In the past, classes have sang a song, acted, made a book, made a timeline, etc. Be creative!

(I added a link to some Read Works lessons at the bottom)

Black History Month Literature Night is next Tuesday night (Feb. 16)!!

If you would like to help out at lit. night, let Mrs. Patton know. All help is welcome!

Parent Help

Below is a link to share with parents, during parent teacher conferences. The site is called Milestones and includes free online videos that are aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-8. Milestones shows students demonstrating what success looks like in reading, writing and math, grade by grade.


SUB-FOLDERS: MUST be updated ASAP!!! If your plans include any books or extra materials, they must be in the folder with your plans. If the materials don't fit in the plans (dice, balloons, etc.), write directions on where they are located in your room.

2nd and 3rd grade will be going on field trips this Wednesday, Feb. 10

2nd: 8:35-12:45

3rd: 9:15-2:00

Valentine's Day parties: Wednesday @2:30

Rote counting: EVERYDAY. When does your class count? What do your kiddos count by? How does your class count? (any movements?)

Pledge of Allegiance: Don't forget to sign up your students for the Pledge!

Staff meeting Wednesday right after buses dismiss!

Happy birthday week to Ms. Crowley!!!!

February Character Trait

This month FSI's character trait is Respect.

"I treat others the way I wish to be treated."


- Below are links that can help bring different respect activities into the classroom.

- I am also putting two activities in the teachers lounge, if you are interested in making copies.

Don't forget to use those character cards! If you need more, please let me know!

Upcoming Events

February: Black History Month

2/3: 3rd grade health presentation @2

2/5: Progress Reports due

2/11: Parent Teacher Conferences (10:30-6:30)

2/12: PD (8:00-3:30)

2/15: No School

2/16: Literature Night (5:00-6:30)

2/22-2/26: Pennies for Patients

2/22: P4P assembly

2/24: Early Release