Mrs. James' Kindergarten News

April 30, 2016

**Important Information**

1. Homework

Homework on Study Island is due next Monday, May 9th. These assignments will help students prepare for their MAP and IBTS tests.


IF you would like for your child to get some extra practice during the week other than Study Island, please encourage them to work on the MAP testing practice links below.


2. STEAM DAY VOLUNTEERS: The FSA STEAM Day plans are moving full speed ahead for a great day of learning and fun on Thursday May 5th. We are looking for volunteers to work directly with the kids all day (some half day volunteer spots are also available) and have lots of great opportunities including working with art, fossils, gemstones, building stuff, and more. If you can’t wait to spend STEAM day at FSA, please sign up athttp://vols.pt/4SEcEr


If you have specific questions about STEAM day, please contact Alison Gurevich atakgurevich@gmail.com


3. PLEASE return overdue library books!

LIBRARY BOOKS: Monday, May 2nd we will have our last class visit to the media center to check out books. The media center will be used for testing the last few weeks of May, so it is very important that your child returns any books that they have checked out! If you are unsure... please email me and I will let you know what your child has checked out!


4. MAKER FAIRE PROJECTS: If you signed up to be a part of the Maker Faire back in February.... make sure your child's project is turned in! The Maker Faire will be held on May 4th.

MAP Testing Practice

MAP testing starts this week!


Here is our schedule:

Friday, May 6th- Math

Monday, May 9th- Math

Tuesday, May 10th- Reading

Wednesday, May 11th- Reading


As we all know, test taking is a skill students have to learn. If you would like to practice for the MAP test at home, this is a FABULOUS resource for MAP test taking.


Simply click the RIT scores your child falls in and have them work on the different concepts they need to improve on!


READING:

http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm


MATH:

http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/

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Curriculum Corner

Week of 5/1/16

Math: Begin Chapter 17, Word Problems

Language Arts: Unit 5, formulating letters, diagraphs, blends

Social Studies: Finish Chapter 4, Family & Culture

Science: Continue Chapter 4, Plants and Animals

What's Coming Up?

Mark Your Calendars

May 4: School-Wide Maker Faire

May 5: STEAM Day

May 9-12: MAP Testing

May 13 – 19: for all grades ITBS testing

May 18: End or Year Picnic 4:30 pm-Pre-K-3 grade

Last week of School is Spirit Week

May 23: Tacky Day

May 23: Elementary Talent Show 1:45 pm

May 24: Decades Day

May 24 - Kindergarten Graduation- 6:00 pm

May 25: Jersey Day

May 25: Last Blast Carnival – all day event, all grades- Year Book Signing

May 26: Last day of School

May 26: Dress Up Day- no jeans, no t-shirts

May 26: Last Day of School/ Award Ceremonies

Elementary Awards - 1:30pm

Middle School Awards - 2:30pm

Mrs. Kimberly James

Kindergarten Teacher

Fulton Science Academy

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

3035 Fanfare Way

Alpharetta, GA 30009