Mrs. Whitlock's Weekly Updates

March 21-25

Important Dates

Friday, March 25: Spelling and Weekly Quiz, Homework Packet due

Friday, April 1 (8AM): Donuts with Dad!

April 4-8: Spring Break!

April 17: Cultural Café

April 18: Tellus Field Trip (Grades K-3)

April 21: Earth Day and Big Canyon Balloon Visit

May 5: STEAM Day

THURSDAY, May 5 (8AM): Muffins with Mom! *Please note the date change!*

May 9-12: MAP Testing

May 13 – 19: ITBS testing

May 25: Last Blast Carnival

May 26: Last Day of School/ Award Ceremonies

Congratulations to Blake!

On Pi Day, Blake placed fourth in the school in FSA's Pi Memorization Contest. Blake recalled 100 digits of Pi! Congrats Blake! We're so proud of you!

Donuts for Dad on April 1st!

Dads, mark your calendars! On Friday, April 1st from 8:00-8:30AM, first grade will be having a Donuts with Dad celebration. Because Father's Day is celebrated in the summer months, we want to make sure we get a time to honor our dads. We will provide breakfast foods and drinks. Students will also have a couple of fun treats that they have made just for you! It will be a special time to sit with your child and hear from them how much you mean to them! We have been working hard on personal invitations this week, and most of you should have already found your invite in your child's take home folder this week. If you haven't gotten one yet, you should receive it this week! Please RSVP by emailing me by March 25 so we know how much food to get for the event!


Moms, please note that the date for Muffins with Mom has changed from Friday to THURSDAY, May 5 at 8AM. Wanted to give you plenty of notice for this change so we can see all of you there!

End of Year T-Shirts

Mateo's mom, Sandra, is embroidering t-shirts for all of first grade for the end of the year (See t-shirt design in the picture). She will also be purchasing the shirts for us and starting on them soon! We're beyond thankful and super excited for wearing them all together. It will also be a fun item to sign and remember our wonderful year!


Please email me your child's T-Shirt size and bring in $5 to cover the cost by Friday, April 1st!

A Peek at Our Week...

Reading/Language Arts: We will be drawing conclusions based on what we read. We will also be writing a letter to a character. We will review imperative sentences and will discuss pronouns. We will also be working with syllables and vowel patterns ow/ou.

Spelling Words: mouth, house, found, our, out, cloud, ouch, shout, round, count, door, loved, wood, should


Social Studies: We will continue to compare and contrast our life now to life in the past.


Science: We will review our sun and moon and the way Earth rotates around the sun and the moon rotates around Earth.


Character Education: We will discuss trustworthiness and the importance of being honest. We will also continue our newest Second Step unit on emotional management.

Mrs. Melissa Whitlock

First Grade Teacher & Elementary Gifted Coordinator

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Pre-K through High School

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER