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CLASSROOM UPDATES: 10/13/15 - 10/1615


Reading Unit: Elements of Fiction

Focus: Summarizing and Paraphrasing

Writing Unit: Investigative Journalism

Focus: Developing news-writing skills by observing the world around us.

This week students will participate in the shared reading of Flowers for Algernon. They will continue to refine their writing skills by creating a news article.


Unit: Multi-step equations and Inequalities.

There will be a test on Thursday. Study using pages 257 - 259(the chapter study guide.)

Advanced Math

Unit: Solving Inequalities (ch. 4)

They will have a quiz on Wednesday.


Unit: Space Exploration, Rocketry, and Touring the Solar System

There is no homework planned for the week. Any in-class assignment that students don't complete must be finished at home.


Unit: The English Colonies in North America

Essential Question: What were the similarities and differences among the colonies in North America?

This week students will read the introduction and Section Two: The New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. Students will then be divided into groups to complete an in-depth study of one of the original 13 colonies.

HW: Students will need to complete questions from sections 2 in their interactive student notebook. They will also need to complete their vocabulary assignment. All assignments are due on Friday.


The following teachers are available before or after school for students who need extra assistance:

Mrs. McDaniel- Thursday until 4:30pm.

Mr. Pearcy- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 4:30pm.

Mr. Krankowski- Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30pm.

Mr. Mudd- Thursday until 4:30pm.

Mrs. Cathey- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 4:30pm.

Mr. Lorentzen is available in the mornings from 7:15am until school begins, every day of the week.

-Please email the teachers if your student is planning to stay so we know to look for them. Students not staying with teachers are asked to leave the building.


Please make sure your student is charging his or her Chrome book at night so they are prepared to work in the morning. Thanks!

Basketball Tryouts

Monday, Oct. 19th, 3:30-5:30pm

403 East 10th Street

Fulton, MO

Is your student interested in playing basketball at FMS? Tryouts are Monday through Friday next week. Updated fall physical forms must be turned in by Monday and students must have the appropriate clothes for practice.