Team Howlers Newsletter

Week of November 16

School News & Important Dates:

  • November 16 to December 4, Penny Wars during lunch to raise money for Angel Tree gifts
  • November 20, Students may pay $2 to wear pajamas to school
  • November 23, from 5-6 PM - Powder Puff Football Game
  • November 25, will be a half day for students-students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM.
  • November 26 and 27, students and staff will be off for Thanksgiving holidays.
  • November 30 , Discovery Place Field Trip Permission Forms due (sent home today) *Here is a link to the form https://goo.gl/f7pKpW
  • December 1, from 5-8 PM - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night at Baxter Village location
  • December 2, Discovery Place Field Trip Money due ($25.00--see Field Trip Newsletter for more information).
  • December 9, Team Howlers T-Shirt Money due ($10.00)-Online Order Form http://goo.gl/forms/kkrkQg4IgB *Hard copies of order form also sent home today with students.

Team Howlers News:

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.


Any student who has not purchased a yearbook received a green slip a couple of weeks ago with information about how to order one. Students will also be receiving a second notice either Monday or Tuesday of this week. If your child received a slip and you paid for one, please email Mrs. Munn (munns@fortmillschools.org) and she will check on it for you. Deadline to purchase yearbooks is December 4.


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.

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


Regular Math students received information on the first of two 2nd quarter projects. The first is the Fraction Brochure. It is due by December 2nd. We will give 3 bonus points if it is completed and turned in before Thanksgiving Break. Click here, https://goo.gl/xVqR3S, for more information on the Fraction Brochure.


This week Regular Math will be learning about integers. There will be a quiz on Integers on Friday, November 20th.


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: Integers and the Number Line. HW: digits 8-1: 1-10

Tuesday: Order & Compare Integers. HW: digits 8-2: 1-10

Wednesday: Absolute Values. HW: digits 8-3: 1-10

Thursday: Integers & Coordinate Plane. HW: digits 8-4: 1-10

Friday: Quiz. No HW


GT Math will learn about solving Inequalities with and without integer numbers and graphing the answer on a number line. There is a quiz planned for Friday, November 20th this week. On Monday, GT math will get information on the 2nd quarter project. Click here, https://goo.gl/pt1P9M, for more information on the two-step equation project. There is a 3 point bonus if turned in before Thanksgiving. Please make sure the work is thorough and complete before turning in. The due date is Monday, December 7th.


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: Warm Up Quiz and Get 2nd Quarter Project

Tuesday: Solve & graph 1 step inequalities. HW: Handout

Wednesday: Solve 1 step Inequalities with negative coefficients HW: Handout

Thursday: Solve 1 step Inequalities with negative coefficients HW: Handout

Friday: Quiz HW: 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 finishing up our layers of the atmosphere projects and then move on to learning about the clouds and the water cycle which we will tie back into the layers of the atmosphere.


  • Monday, 11/16: Students will take their layers of the atmosphere quiz at the end of class after review and projects.
  • Friday, 11/20: Students will have an EOW quiz on the different types of clouds and the water cycle


Homework: Homework if assigned can be found on my webpage. Students are told in class when and if they have homework. We have started our new notebooks and we have added a more interactive warm-up study foldable with testable questions for a quiz or test. If no homework is given students should at least interact with their warm-up fold-ables as a way to study and be prepared for upcoming test and quizzes.

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 will be wrapping up our novel studies this week. Students in my 3rd and 4th periods will be working on a web-quest about the Sac and Fox Indians and working on creating a character cell phone for one of the main characters in Jim Thorpe An Original All American. Students in my 4th and 5th periods will finish reading Freak the Mighty and completing their Notice and Note Reading Log that goes along with it. Students will have a test on author's craft (flashback, foreshadowing, mood, tone, and figurative language) on Thursday, November 19. We will spend time in class at the beginning of the week reviewing for this test.


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 will receive the blank "Character Cell Phone" sheet the first week in December. 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:

ALL CLASSES:

*Monday to Tuesday: Complete "Author's Craft Review Sheet" due Wednesday


5th & 6th Periods (Grade Level):

*Monday to Thursday: Read Chapters 17-25 of Freak the Mighty and complete the Notice and Note Reading Log for these chapters.



Upcoming Tests and Projects:

Thursday, November 19: Author's Craft Test

Friday, November 20: 3rd & 4th -GT ONLY- Jim Thorpe Cell Phone Due

Thursday, December 3: 5th & 6th - GRADE LEVEL ONLY- Freak the Mighty Test

Tuesday, December 5: 2nd 9 Weeks Exam *More information to follow

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 discussing the Golden Age of Greece. Students will learn about all of the Greek contributions to the modern world. Homework will be assigned on Monday and be due on Tuesday. On Tuesday and Wednesday we will specifically focus on the areas of literature, language, and architecture. Study Guides will also be passed out on Wednesday and be due before the test on Tuesday the 24th. Any student who is going to be absent on Tuesday will need to take the test on Friday or Monday. On Thursday and Friday, students will take notes on Alexander the Great and learn about his accomplishments as he spread Greek culture across Asia. These notes will be posted to my website if needed.