Reference: I Timothy 4:12
Bible Verse: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.
Definition: Maintaining clean motives and desires by allowing the Holy Spirit to have control of my life.
SPELLING: LESSON 26
Pattern Words-Hard and Soft G
* San Joaquin River
MONDAY MORNING PRAISE & WORSHIP TIME
Starting this Monday, from 8:00-8:20, grades 3-6 will begin each Monday morning with a time of praise and worship as a student body in the chapel. We will still line up and drop off our things in the classroom before heading to the chapel. Please plan to have your child here on time as we begin our week focusing on and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ!
A very special thank you to all of you who so kindly helped chaperone, carpool, and feed our class on the Meux Museum Trip and the the Historic Walking Tour of Fresno. God blessed us with such beautiful weather! It was wonderful to spend time together outside the classroom with all of you. I appreciated your shepherding of children down the busy streets of Fresno.
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 will be doing a fun hands on activity in the afternoon to learn about this concept. You are welcome to send a pie with your child on Wednesday in celebration! Thank you!
SPIRIT TROPHY & BALDWIN THE EAGLE
Our class was excited to hear that we won the Spirit Contest for the month of February! Baldwin, our school mascot, and the Spirit Trophy have come to rest in our room for the entire month of March!! FANTASTIC JOB THIRD GRADERS!! Keep up the spectacular school spirit for FCS!!! GO EAGLES!!!
BOX TOP CONTEST
Congratulations to Mrs. Yantis’s first grade class at Northeast Campus and to Mrs. Fraser’s third grade class at Peoples Campus for turning the most Box Top labels. Our school raised over $1,300 through this endeavor to help with school expenses. Thank you for your TREMENDOUS effort! Our class looks forward to a special prize awarded to the winning classes!!
We will have a test over Chapter 7 Geometry and Measurement on Thursday, March 15. A study guide pre-test will go home today. Please review together and return on Thursday.
This week Fresno Christian will also be conducting 3rd quarter Benchmark Assessments in math. Third grade benchmark assessments in math will take place on Friday, March 16.
This week we will conduct Benchmark Assessments in reading with Scholastic Reading Inventories on Wednesday and Friday of this week.
LANGUAGE ARTS / WRITING
This week 3rd Quarter Benchmark Writing Assessments on fictional narratives will be administered on Wednesday. Third graders have spent time learning about story elements including: describing characters, setting, a plot with a sequence of events, villain (someone or something that causes a problem), the conflict, and the resolution. Students have been busy organizing their thoughts with graphic organizers in cluster webs and story maps. The writing process has also involved writing a rough draft, editing, revising, color coding descriptive words, similes, dialogue, beginning, middle, and ending. These descriptive words, similes, and dialogue make our stories “come alive” in our final draft.We are also learning to self-grade according to rubric requirements.
SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT
Our third grade class will be completing a Fresno History Board in class to display at Open House. Students will be assigned a partner to “share a board” with. The information will be done separately and they will be graded on their work only. Also, please check with your child as I will assign them to either bring in a freestanding Tri-fold board (size 36” x 48”) or a nice border for the project. These can be purchased at any school or office supply store. These will be due on Tuesday, April 10th, when we return from Easter Vacation.
ELEMENTARY VIDEO NEWS
Click Here for Student Council’s Elementary News. Check out what our student council has put together for our students. You will be impressed!! The Elementary Video News will be updated weekly each Monday afternoon.
Don’t forget this upcoming weekend is our annual school auction! You still have time to donate items and purchase tickets for this wonderful event! Another 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 Saturday, March 17 , between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 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.
AUCTION CLASS TEA SET
You will surely want to check out the beautiful class teapot and cup set created by our third graders and Mrs. Taggett, their art teacher!! It will be on display Saturday night at the Auction Dinner. What a great keepsake!! The set will go to the highest bidder so be sure to check it out as you enjoy an exciting evening with our FCS family for a great cause!
GET A WAY LUNCH WITH MRS. FRASER & A FRIEND
Be sure to look for a “GET-A-WAY LUNCH WITH MRS. FRASER AND A FRIEND” at the FCS Auction Dinner Night! It will be listed in the Silent Auction section and will go to the highest bidder!!
END OF THE THIRD QUARTER
Just a reminder that 3rd quarter ends this Friday, March 16. Please send all corrections and make-up work returned to me no later than Friday. Thank you!
PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING
This week Coach Phillips will complete 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.
EASTER RESURRECTION CELEBRATION
We are nearing Daylight Savings Time and Easter will soon be here! During the last week before Easter vacation, our class will study about Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and the story of His Crucifixion and Resurrection. Easter chapel will be on Tuesday, March 20. Our class will have a Resurrection Celebration on Friday, March 30 from 1:30-3:00 PM. Andrea Ramirez will be contacting parents who volunteered to help with this holiday party. You are also welcome to contact her if you would like to help in any way.
Friday, March 16 — End of 3rd Quarter
Friday, March 16 — Sierra Chamber Opera 2:05-3:00 PM
Friday, March 17 – FCS Auction 5-9 PM
Friday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day/Mr. Bennett’s Birthday!
Tuesday, March 20 — Easter Gr. 3-6 Chapel
Tuesday, March 20 — Third Quarter Elementary Grades Finalized
Wednesday, March 21 — Teacher In-service/Noon Dismissal
Friday, March 30 — Easter Celebration Party 1:30-3:00 PM
April 2-9 — Easter Vacation
Thursday, April 12 — High School Drama Performance 2:15-3:00 PM
April 16-18 – Accreditation Visit
Friday, April 20 — PTF Talent Show 7-9 PM
April 23-27 — SAT Testing
Friday, April 27 — 3rd Grade Field Trip to Kearney Mansion