Were Stronger Together 1/19/16
Week at a Glance
Short Student Week
- MLKJ Holiday
Todd @ FHES
End of Second 9-Week Grading Period
GCS PD for Teachers
FHES Workday - Finish Grades Today
Coming Later in the Month:
Grades Due 4pm
Report Cards Distributed
Rescheduled Staff Meeting w/ District
Ned Show @ 9am
5th Grade Meteorologist
School Bus Drivers Appreciation Week
Old As Dirt
First example is from Team Cissel. As promised Dot Cherry our Gastonia Area Representative on the Gaston County School Board stopped by to say thanks to Mrs. Cissel's class for the photo that was presented to her at our last school board meeting by Tyler Om. All members received a photo like the one featured about mid-way in the video below. She chatted with the students for several minutes. Told the story about how when she was in grade school the class photos were in black and white and that stated she is "Old as Dirt". One of Team Cissel's superstars yelled out, "that's a simile". She was intrigued by the depth of knowledge they shared and the friendliness of the students. They talked together about the class study of poetry, similes and metaphors. Ms. Cherry even delivered a bag of candy as a thank you. When leaving she spoke about loving our kids and school, but what she didn't know is the impact her visit had on the class.
They quickly prepared a short video to show their appreciation and share that the conversations with her on simile and metaphors was meaningful. Watch below to see how their understanding of the topic was transformed into a video.
Dr. Goins Intentional Read Aloud
Dr. Goins proved that our Forest Heights Students CAN and WILL step up and meet the standards if we require them to via our more rigorous instruction. Congratulations to both classes and their teachers for giving us an audience to observe.
Vocabulary used for these children:
- Focus Word: Mammoth