Mrs. Whitlock's Weekly Updates

September 7-11

Important Dates

Monday, September 7: Labor Day - No School!

Thursday, September 10: Picture Day - Wear red uniform shirt, Social Studies vocab quiz for Chapter 1

Friday, September 11: Homework Packet 2 due, Spelling and Weekly Quiz, Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Curriculum Night was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to curriculum night on Wednesday1 It was wonderful to see everyone and get to know you better! I will be emailing out a soft copy of the packet I passed out for you.

Parents were also able to confirm to make sure all of their contact information was correct. I know that Mrs. Nobile (Hunter's mom) sent out an email of these revised contacts this week. We made one more correction and I will be emailing that and giving you a hard copy today with your newsletter. Please let me know if there are any more changes!

Accelerated Reader changes

In the past, Accelerated Reader has been an at-home activity with in-school incentives. I just received an email indicating that students will no longer be taking AR tests at home, but we will go to the computer lab/library together to do it at school. I will keep you posted as we figure out a good schedule for our students. I will also fill you in on any incentives or programs we create with AR this year. Stay tuned!

Homework Packets

Thank you for your help with homework packets this week! Please remember to always make sure your child has them in their folder on Fridays. If they do not bring them to school, I will deduct points for it being submitted late.

A Peek at Next Week...

Reading/Language Arts: We will be reviewing the short o sound, looking at adding s in plural words, identifying the predicate in sentences, working on animal fantasy stories, and learning about synonyms.

Spelling Words: hot, pop, mop, mom, hop, ox, got, pat, lock, rock, blue, from, get, help, little, use

Social Studies: We will continue to talk about leaders in our government, both at the state and national level. We will have a vocab quiz on words from this chapter on Thursday. I will send home a review sheet at the beginning of next week.

Science: We will be talking about the scientific method and how scientists go about answering questions through experiments.

Mrs. Melissa Whitlock

First Grade Teacher & Elementary Gifted Coordinator

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students