Thank you all for your continual support in donating items for our school auction! The dinner/silent and live auction will take place Saturday, March 17, from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. in the FCS Gym. If you would still like to contribute an item or dessert, you may get a form from Mrs. Roberts. Check out our class “thermometer” in the hallway and you will see how many points we have earned from your donations!! Way to go!!
Next week Coach Phillips begins Physical Fitness Testing at Peoples Campus. Be sure to wear appropriate attire for running and participating. Also, be sure to bring your daily water bottles.
I am starting to work on our class yearbook pages and will be turning them in this month. If you have any pictures of our students or class could you please e-mail them to me or send them on a disk by Friday. Thank you!
Our class has worked hard to earn their next “Fun Friday!” The class reached their goal last week and will be having their “Fun Friday” this Friday after lunch.
Just a reminder that the Mystery book projects are due this Friday, March 2. Please look over the rubric with your child to make sure they have completed all of the requirements.
4TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO COLUMBIA
Tomorrow we are visiting the State Historic Park at Columbia. Please plan to drop your child off at FCS in front of the globe by the People’s Church Entrance no later than 6:15 A.M. I have sent a copy of the field trip itinerary home with your newsletter. We will return around 5:00-5:15 P.M. It looks like we have reserved a large bus so these parents will be able to join us on the bus: Viola Howard, Jeng Macaranas, Margo Sue, Susie Henderson, Dawn Hinton and Karen Saville. Thank you!
While in Columbia the students will have time to look around the town, pan for gold, watch a blacksmith demonstration, eat lunch, visit the museum and fill out a passport. At the end of the day we have planned in some time for shopping. It is not our main reason for going so please send your child with no more than $7.00. Besides a few mercantiles (gift shops), there is a candy shop and an ice cream parlor.
Students should dress in layers, as the weather in the Sierras can fluctuate from hour to hour. Each student should plan on bringing a morning snack, a hefty lunch, and an afternoon snack, plus whatever drinks you want them to consume. Be sure to send some water with your child.
Video games, and other electronic devices are better enjoyed at home, so please do not allow them to accompany your fourth grader. Invariably things like this get lost, left behind, damaged, or stolen. If your child desires to bring a camera, a disposable one is a great choice for a school field trip. Phones aren’t really necessary since they’ll be with their teacher and/or chaperone all day, but are allowed as long as they are used according to their teachers’ instructions, and in good taste. I will have my cell with me all day. My number is (559)-577-6160. Mr. Weimer will also have his (559) 240-3173.
MEUX HOME MUSEUM / WALKING TOUR OF FRESNO
As part of our Unit 3 Community History study in social studies, our third graders will take a private tour of the Meux Home Museum on Friday, March 9. We will also take a “Historic Walking Tour of Fresno” as we relive Fresno’s early pioneer beginnings by visiting such sites as St. John’s Cathedral, Sheriff Collin’s home and stables, Santa Fe Railroad Station, Fresno Water Tower, and Brix Mansion. Student admission has been prepaid through tuition fees.
**Chaperones need to pre-pay $5.00 admission fee by Wednesday, March 7. We will meet in our room at 8:00 AM on Friday, March 9 and return around 12:15 PM for lunch on campus. A very special thanks to the following parents who have volunteered as carpooling chaperones:
We are continuing our practice on writing a fictional narrative story. We have done sample stories together and students have been asked to write their own stories based on a specific prompt. This will help prepare them for their writing benchmark. We will begin Young Author’s stories in March.
We are continuing our study of Physical Science. Last week in science we did an experiment titled, “A Day at the Beach,” using sand. Students used processing skills such as comparing, observing, predicting and communicating during this experiment. They were able to see how a physical change may alter the size or shape of the matter, but the type of matter stays the same. They really enjoyed experimenting with sand!! A big thank you to Bryce and Mrs. Foshee for bringing in the bags of sand!!
3rd Grade will be starting Chapter 8 on Division concepts this week. Please continue to help your children master their multiplication facts if they haven’t already done so, as this will help greatly with division. Those students who understand these division concepts and have mastered their multiplication facts will move on to practice 4th grade division with remainders.
4th Grade is starting Chapter 8 on Decimals. Many new concepts are being introduced in this chapter. This includes adding and subtracting with decimals, converting mixed numbers to decimals and fractions with decimals. You might spend a little extra time reviewing these with your child as well as looking over their daily work. A little extra help at home goes a long way!
This week is a review week. Please review all words from Lessons 19-23. There will be a multiple choice test this Friday.
Reference: Colossians 4:6
Bible Verse: Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
February 28- 4th Grade Field Trip to Columbia
March 2- Book Projects Due
March 5-9- Physical Fitness Testing
March 9- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Meux Home
March 17- FCS Auction 5-9 PM
March 16- End of 3rd Quarter
March 21- Teacher In-service- Early Release at 12:00
April 2-9- Easter Vacation
April 20- PTF Talent Show 7-9 PM
April 23-27- SAT Testing
April 27- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Kearney Mansion