Archive for March 10th, 2012

Mr. Broersma, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

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ELEMENTARY VIDEO NEWS

Click Here for Student Council’s Elementary News (Updated on Monday Afternoons)

CLASSROOM NEWS

PI(E) DAY:

On Wednesday, the 3rd-6th graders will have fun learning about the ratio Pi, which is rounded off to 3.14 in geometry and enjoy eating some pie on the same day, March 14.  We would love for you to send a pie with your child on Wednesday in celebration! Thank you!

FCS AUCTION:

Be praying and thinking about donations you can make for the annual Fresno Christian School Auction which will be held on March 17, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. You may purchase a table for your friends and family through the FCS office. Or, plan on making your favorite dessert and donating it for auction!

DESSERTS FOR THE AUCTION:

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.

LOST AND FOUND:

Please have your student check the lost and found racks. Lots of jackets, sweaters,  lunch boxes, and water bottles have been left since the beginning of the school year.

SPIRIT WEAR:

Every Friday we encourage all of our classmates to wear a FCS shirt to demonstrate school spirit. Each of the classes will be rated on the percentage of students wearing spirit wear to build the enthusiasm.

WAYS TO CHECK ASSIGNMENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Weekly Newsletter, Student Planner and PowerSchool

BIRTHDAYS:

Each child’s birthday is a special one! If you would like to share that special day with the class. An advance notice of one or more days is greatly appreciated. I encourage snacks that fall into the nutritional category such as juice bars, granola bars, etc.

ACADEMICS

MATH:

We will be taking out 3rd quarter benchmark on Tuesday. It will cover concepts learned in Chapter 6 and 7.

SPELLING:

Lesson 25

admitted

appreciate

apply

appeal

permit

profession

adopted

acquainted

accomplish

postpone

preparation

proceed

occurrence

postdate

approval

attachment

prevention

assurance

precede

persuaded

MEMORY VERSE:

Ephesians 6:13-17  (Two weeks to study. Test THIS week.)

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

20 WAYS TO LOOK AT A BOOK PROJECT:

After reading your book complete any of the “20 Ways to Look at a Book” assignments. Make sure the points add up to 100 points.

This project is due May 3rd.

Complete any of the assignments below that add up to 100 points:

  1. Summarize the book in poem form with rhyme. Minimum 20 lines. (10 points)
  2. Discuss in depth the relevance of the title. 1 page. (10 points)
  3. Write a letter to the author. 1 page. (10 points)
  4. Create a diorama with a brief description. It could be a scene from the book or a setting. (20 points)
  5. Write a two minute radio advertisement persuading the public why they should buy and read this book. Perform in class or on CD. (20 points)
  6. Research and write a report on the author. 2 pages. (20 points)
  7. Q & A – Pretend you’re interviewing a person from the book. Write your interview in question and answer format. 1 page. (10 points)
  8. Compare and contrast the book with another you have read. 1 page. (10 points)
  9. Discuss cause and effect relationships you found in the book. 1 page. (10 points)
  10. Write an editorial based on a controversial issue in the book. 1 page. (10 points)
  11. Design a time-line for events in the book. (10 points)
  12. Write a letter to one of the characters in the book. 1 page. (10 points)
  13. As a literary agent, write a letter to the publishing company designed to persuade them to publish this book. 1 page. (10 points)
  14. Create a glossary of unfamiliar words and phrases. 1 page. (10 points)
  15. Choose your favorite passage from the book. Reenact this passage on video and show to the class. 5 minutes. (30 points)
  16. Top 10 List – list ten things you learned from this book. (10 points)
  17. You’re the reporter. Write a front page news story or a report live from the scene.1 page. (10 points)
  18. Write your own test – a combination of matching, multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay. 50 questions. (20 points)
  19. Journal as you go – As you’re reading the book, keep a two-sided reading journal. The left side should have quotes from the book and page numbers. The right side should have your questions, thoughts, observations, revelations, etc. (20 points)
  20. Write a script for your favorite scene in the book. Perform the scene, like a play, with friends in front of the class. Please use props. 5 minutes (30 points)

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Monday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Handout “Stephen”
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: Benchmark Tomorrow
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • Bring in Auction Items
  • Pi(e) Day Wednesday

Tuesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Handout “Stephen 2″
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • History: Civilization Project due May 10
  • Science: Test Friday
  • Bring in Auction Items
  • Pi(e) Day Wednesday

Wednesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • History: Civilization Project due May 10
  • Science: Test Friday
  • Bring in Auction Items

Thursday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Missionary Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: P. 350 #1-15
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • History: Civilization Project due May 10
  • Science: Quiz Tuesday
  • Bring in Auction Items

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

WEEKLY NEWS:
Please be sure to check online for your weekly newsletter. I will post the weekly news on Friday so that you and your child have time to prepare for the upcoming week. Grades and assignments can be accessed daily at: www.fresnochristian.com. Click the Grades K-6 button on the right and scroll down to the Power School button.

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 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

Mrs. Lazo, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

 

Dear Parents,

On 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!

“PI” DAY ON WEDNESDAY 3-14:
Two of our 6th grade students, Christian Wood and Eric Johnsen, shared an idea with Mr. Bennett used by a few other schools.  With our principal’s approval, Sally Rudolfs joined the two boys in designing a flyer explaining the “Pi” Day event coming up this Wednesday.  3rd-6th graders will have fun learning about the ratio Pi, which is rounded off to 3.14 in geometry and enjoy eating some pie on the same day, March 14.  Would you mind sending a pie with your child on Wednesday?  There’s no obligation, of course, but we hope to have at least a handful of pies to consume and a few to share with our neighbors at the assisted living homes surrounding our campus.  Thank you!

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 (Updated on Monday Afternoons)

FCS AUCTION: The Fresno Christian Auction is this Saturday, March 17!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).

*Desserts brought when the auction begins should be pre-wrapped and refrigerated items cannot be stored.

Thank you for your support

Questions? Call Darbee Whipple at 352-5168

ENDING OF 3RD QUARTER: 
3rd quarter ends this Friday, March 16.  Please check PowerSchool with your child to make sure they have turned in all assignments.  Make-ups must be done by Friday.  I am busy grading some of the larger projects and will enter those grades this week.  The school will make report cards available on-line by the latter part of next week.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY:  As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this week, we think of how he used the 3-leaf shamrock to illustrate the Trinity and to spread the gospel to the people of Ireland.  May this Irish prayer be a blessing to all of you!

An Irish Prayer
May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
 

MATH:
Both grades will have their test on Ch. 7 this Tuesday.  They also have   a packet of challenge sheets due this week.

SCIENCE:
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 are now studying the circulatory system, the last body system we have in our standards for this year.  A big thank you to Mrs. Savage for sharing as a guest speaker on the digestive system and to Mrs. Lozano for doing the same on the circulatory system. Your efforts expanded and enriched our students’ knowledge on these subjects and on how God created these amazing systems in our bodies!

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. 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.   5-a-day or Paragraph Edit will be given this week.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
5th graders should continue to study and master their U.S. states, locations, and capitals.

SPELLING:
5th Grade:  Lesson 28 – Word Building
1. conforming
2. deformed
3. formal
4. format
5. inform
6. informative
7. misinformation
8. performance
9. performed
10. transformation
11. transformed
12. abruptly
13. corruption
14. disrupting
15. eruption
16. incorruptible
17. interruption
18 rupture
19. construct
20. construction
21. destroyed
22. destruction
23. indestructible
24. instruct
25. instructor
26. obstruct
27. obstruction
28. reconstruction
29. restructured
30. structured

6th grade: Lesson 28-At the Concert
1. performances
2. chorus
3. orchestra
4. scenery
5. scenes
6. lecture
7. microphones
8. theater
9. admission
10.entertainment
11.congratulations
12. exited
13. symphony
14. auditorium
15. director
16. choreography
17. intermission
18. reservations
19. publicity
20. delightful

Challenge:
1. Leviticus
2. Deuteronomy 

3. Chronicles 

4. Nehemiah

BIBLE VERSE: 1 Corinthians 11:23-24
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Praise and worship: each Monday beginning March 12 from 8-8:20 A.M. in the Chapel
  • “Pi” Day: March 14
  • Sierra Chamber Opera: March 16 2:05-3:00 P.M. in GZ
  • FCS Auction: March 17 FCS gym 5-9 P.M.
  • Inservice half Days -12:00 dismissal: Mar. 21 and May 2
  • Easter break: April 2-9
  • PTF Talent Show: April 20 at 7 P.M.
  • SAT-10 Testing: April 23-27
  • May 1: Challenger Learning Center field trip-5th and 6th grades