Next Monday morning we will begin each week with a time of praise and worship for all 3rd-6th graders. Mr. Weimer has arranged to have the parent of one of his students lead this special time from 8:00-8:20. The students will still line up and come up to the room to put down their bookbags before we go to the Chapel and start the week with this time of honoring the Lord!
Thank you to all the parents (and one grandparent) who drove and helped chaperone our 5th/6th grade trip to see the musical premiere of Yo, Vikings! Students and parents alike enjoyed the upbeat and professional CMT production with our very own Giana and Christian Castro serving on the crew. Their talented mother, Francina Castro, served as one of the costume makers. The play included some important themes that will be discussed and written about (in journals) in class.
PICTURE DAY: TOMORROW, MARCH 6.
ELEMENTARY VIDEO NEWS
Mr. Broersma has worked with a different student council member each week for 4 weeks now to produce a short video of the Elementary News. Each teacher shows this clip to his/her class and passes it on to the next teacher. We have found this technical resource to be a bright and exciting addition to our Monday mornings. Check it out for yourself with the following link, and give a big thank you to student council and Mr. Broersma!
Click Here for Student Council’s Elementary News. These will be available to view each week by Monday afternoon.
FCS AUCTION: The Fresno Christian Auction is in less than 2 weeks!! Thank you to those who have sent in your donations. Popular auction items include: professional services, electronics, garden supplies, gift cards or certificates, boutique items or theme baskets, collectibles, vacation packages, jewelry, art, tools, dinner packages, etc. Also, don’t forget you can sign up to bring a dessert! Pick up forms from Mrs. Roberts in the office so our class will get credit. Your child will also receive tickets to put into a drawing. Please plan on coming to the auction as well. It’s always a great time and there are so many fabulous things to bid on!
A great way for everyone to help FCS at the auction is to donate a dessert. They are not served with dinner so we count on desserts, (and pay a pretty penny for them)! Simple desserts have sold for hundreds, even thousands, of dollars! Serving dishes make desserts even more valuable. Bring your desserts to the FCS gym on *Sat, 3/17, between 10AM-2PM, (we will even wrap them for you). Cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, candies, dipped items, tarts, cupcakes…every dessert will be sold! Students will receive points for each dessert item donated, (be sure to fill out a form for your student’s class to get credit).
Thank you for your support
Questions? Call Darbee Whipple at 352-5168
*Desserts brought when the auction begins should be pre-wrapped and refrigerated items cannot be stored.
5th grade will complete Ch. 7 on Number Theory and Addition and Subtraction of Fractions and do a review for a test at the beginning of next week. 6th grade will complete their Ch. 7 on Ratio, Proportion, and Percent and do a review for a test early next week. Both grades will also have a packet of challenge sheets.
Our science students should be commended for writing some informative and excellent short reports on the digestive system. Many of them shared interesting facts they learned before presenting their report to the class. The others will present this week. We will then begin studying the circulatory system, the last body system we have in our standards for this year.
READING AND LANGUAGE:
The foldables each student made as a response to our realistic fiction books are beautiful and demonstrate some excellent effort and learning. They will soon be displayed in the hallway. We will continue work on our Young Author stories and complete our projects in response to the 5th grade book The Sign of the Beaver or 6th grade book The Golden Goblet. The project due date has been extended two days to Friday, March 9. The projects will then be presented to the class and displayed. Some time will be given in class and the rest should be done at home. No 5-a-day or Paragraph Edit will be given this week as we finish these projects.
One of our important 5th grade standards is learning all of the states, their locations on a map, and their capitals. Soon they will begin quizzes on sections of the U.S. with the big test given in April. Please have your child play games, do puzzles, make flash cards, and use web sites to learn these beginning now. One free site I recommend is sheppardsoftware.com. Click on U.S. geography and choose the states and capitals tutorial. Thank you for your support on this standard that will be covered in Mrs.Hancox’s social studies class.
5th Grade: Spelling Lesson 27-More Suffixes
6th grade: Spelling Lesson 27 Prefixes again
BIBLE VERSE: John 3:20-21
“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- Chapel led by FCS senior student, Brady Lee: March 6 at 8:00 A.M.
- Picture Day: March 6
- Praise and worship: each Monday beginning March 12 from 8-8:20 A.M. in the Chapel
- Inservice half Days -12:00 dismissal: Mar. 21 and May 2
- FCS Auction: March 17
- Easter break: April 2-9
- SAT-10 Testing: April 23-27
- May 1: Challenger Learning Center field trip-5th and 6th grades