Team Howlers Newsletter

Week of December 14

School News & Important Dates:

  • December 16, Spelling Bee in Media Center 9 AM *Parents of students participating have been emailed already
  • December 18, Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser in morning car rider line
  • December 21, Dodgeball Tournament
  • December 22, Half Day for Students-Students dismissed at 11:45 AM
  • December 23-January 4, Winter Break-No School for Students
  • January 5, Students return from Winter Break
  • January 7, Discovery Place Field Trip
  • January 18, No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observation

Team Howlers News:

We will not be sending out another newsletter until Tuesday, January 5. We hope that all our families have a wonderful and relaxed winter break.


With cold and flu season upon us, our team is quickly going through Kleenex. If you would like to donate any Kleenex to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated. You can have your child give it to his/her homeroom teacher. Thank you to the families who have already sent some in.


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.


If your child is ever out, please make sure to check each teachers’ websites for material covered in class that day. If you have any questions or concerns that are subject specific, please contact that teacher. With the semester and nine weeks ending on December 22, please make sure if your child has missed any tests or has not turned in any projects, to please get that done by this Friday, December 18.

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


Thank you to all parents who have sent in tissue. Unfortunately we can always use a little more this time of year. If you can donate any, we would be very appreciative. Thank you in advance.


Regular Math will finish the unit on Rational Numbers (Integers with fractions or decimals). There will be a quiz on Friday, December 18th.


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 9-3: prob 1-10

Tuesday: digits 9-4: prob 1-10

Wednesday: digits 9-5: problems 1-10

Thursday: Study Guide

Friday: None


This week GT Math will be finishing the unit on Ratios. There will be a quiz Friday on the ratios unit.

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: 7th Grade digits: 1-2: 1-15

Tuesday: 6th Grade digits: 11-2: 1-10

Wednesday: Handout: Unit Rates and Unit Prices

Thursday: Study Guide

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 reviewing for our nine week exam on Wednesday ( 12/16). Thursday students severe weather projects are due and students will present these during class for a grade. Friday we will start a stem project. Students should start bringing in supplies such as: duct tape, straws, Popsicle sticks, clothes pins, cups, string etc. They may discuss with their group what to bring so that it’s fair among them.


Assessment: Nine week exam 12/16 ( Wednesday)


Projects: Severe weather project due 12/17 ( Thursday)

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 reviewed for the 2nd 9 weeks exam during class today. Students will take the 2nd 9 weeks exam on Tuesday. We will spend the rest of the week preparing for our upcoming Career Unit by doing some creative writing. Students will fill out job applications to become one of Santa's elves and one of Santa's reindeer.


I have really enjoyed reading the hero essays. I should have these graded and returned to students by Friday of this week.


2nd 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. Students will complete a "Character Cell Phone" for one of the main characters in their novel. This will be due on Friday, December 18. Students received the blank "Character Cell Phone" sheet on November 23. If a student was absent, they need to see me to get the sheet. 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: Study for 2nd 9 Weeks Exam

Monday-Thursday: Finish independent cell phone project that is due on Friday, December 18.


Upcoming Tests and Projects:

Tuesday, December 15: 2nd 9 Weeks Exam

Friday, December 18: Character's Cell Phone for independent reading book 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 be wrapping up our unit on the Roman Empire. We will begin by taking notes on Christianity and its spread across the empire. We will also be discussing the view of Christians by the Romans and how Christianity played a part in the fall of Rome. We will review Thursday’s 9-weeks exam on Wednesday of this week. Students were given study guides on Friday that will be due on Thursday before the test. We worked through much of it, so please have them take some time for studying. We have also spent a great deal of time in class on the mosaics that are due on Friday. Most students should be near completion. Students will get their exams back on Friday and we will work through some interactives on Rome before heading into the weekend.