Archive for March 25th, 2012

Mrs. Hancox March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

HE HAS RISEN! This week our class with share the good news with grades 3rd-6th. Mrs. Savage has been inspired to teach and have the students lead a message on “The Tomb WAS Empty!” This week our class will share the good news with grades 3rd-6th in a Bible lesson. Over Easter break, we’d like to encourage your child to share this message with you and other friends and family members. The a copy of the message will be sent home on Friday.

SPELLING: more roots on “tend” then “sign

intend, intended, intention, tendency, tendon, tender, tenderize,  pretend, assign, assignments, design, designer, designate, sign, resign, resignation, resigned, signals, signatures, superintendent

MATH:

This week students will be given math packets at their zone of proximal development. The unfinished daily class assignment is homework. Each daily assignment is due the following day and late if not turned in. Expect a little homework and assist your child as needed. After Easter break, we will begin a unit in Geometry. Those struggling with this week’s concepts will be assigned nightly homework review as mastering the standard is part of the fifth grade goal.

WRITING:

Students completed their Young Author stories! The stories were filled with adventure, problems, and more! Some students incorporated a Biblical perspective in their fictional writing. High School students in journalism will read the stories and judge the top three to be acknowledged in our class.

STATE REPORTS:  We will begin State Reports this week. Each student will be assigned a state and given a rubric on the items they should look for to incorporate into their research. We will begin our project to promote neatness and accuracy. We will celebrates states and reports will be shared during the week of April 17th.

READING:  Students are reading independent fictional stories and completing a foldable response. The foldables are due this Friday, March 30. Thank you to those students who have turned in their assignments early!
SOCIAL STUDIES:
 
TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION: Students will complete their group mobiles this week and learn about the Revolutionary War. A quiz will be given on Friday covering the topics:  French & Indian War, Taxation Acts, Boston Massacre, and victory of the Revolutionary War.
WESTWARD MOVEMENT: Students will begin collaborating on assigned topics to present on a project board to their class. The topics will be based on events as part of the westward movement and American history. Students will gather information both in and our of class and assemble it on a poster board in class. These projects will be due the first week in May and each group will give a project talk regarding the information they learned from their research.

April 23-May 18 Following our projects, students will hop on board the Westward Movement Trail during the last week of April. This is an interactive trail providing students with history, language arts, math, and cooperative learning of the US expanding into the western states. Grade is based on individual participation and points awarded for completion of work.

Students will be tested on the remaining 36 states and capitals on April 29th. As we practice in class, I encourage students to use time outside of class to locate both the state and it’s capital.

 

CALENDAR:
Praise and Worship-Monday Mornings! Come join 3rd-6th grade in the chapel from 8-8:30.
EASTER BREAK-March 31-April 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIBLE:

John 13:14-15 “Now that I your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one anothers’ feet. I have set an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

This week we will continue our look at Jesus’ teachings of love and obedient.

Mrs. Ferguson, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

HAPPY EASTER!!

I hope you all enjoy your time off and have a wonderful Easter Vacation with your family next week!! I am asking for your prayers this Friday, as I will be having surgery on my foot.  I will be recovering over Easter and will be absent for the first 1-2 weeks after Easter vacation, depending on the healing process.  Mrs. LeBlanc will be my sub and she is fabulous! Thank you for your support and prayers!!

This week we will continue to study several events leading up to Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection.  He has RISEN! The students will have their Resurrection Easter party with Mrs. LeBlanc on Friday, March 30th from 1:45-3:00 PM.  You are welcome to join them!   A special thank you to those who are providing items for our party and to Mrs. Martinez who is putting it all together.

MONDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Grades 3-6 will begin each Monday morning worshiping together in the North Lobby Chapel from 8:00-8:30 AM.  Parents, you are welcome to come and join us as well!

ELEMENTARY VIDEO NEWS

Click Here for Student Council’s Elementary News.  Check out what our student council has put together for our students.  The Elementary Video News will be updated weekly each Monday afternoon.

THE TOMB WAS EMPTY!

Thursday morning at 8:00 AM during Bible this week,  Mrs. Savage and a group of 5th Grade students are excited to share with our class an Easter message of The Tomb Was Empty!  We are looking forward to their visit!

MATH

Both grades will be taking a test this Thursday over the concepts we have covered thus far in Chapter 9 while it is still fresh in their mind. :-) The pre-test will be completed in class this week.

WRITING

This week the students will be working on the covers for their Young Authors stories.  Last week the students met with me and we edited their rough drafts before beginning their final copies. High school judges will select a first, second, and third place winning story from both our 3rd and 4th graders to be published.  The first place winners will have their story published as a book and it will go on sale at Open House.  Winning authors will be available to autograph their Young Author Story on Open House Night.  All of the students have worked very hard on their stories and did a fantastic job!!!

3rd Grade Spelling Lesson 28

March 26-30

Pattern Words-Suffixes: -ed, -er, –est,-ing

1.  bigger

2.  biggest

3.  glided

4.  gliding

5.  grabbed

6.  grabbing

7.  happier

8.  happiest

9.  hoped

10.  hoping

11.  hopped

12.  hopping

13.  larger

14.  largest

15.  stopped

16.  stopping

17.  tinier

18.  tiniest

High-Frequency Words

19.  great

20.  underneath

Challenge Words

*  erosion

*  weathering

4th Grade Spelling-Lesson 28

Pattern Words-Suffixes

1.  shiny

2.  tasty

3.  lovely

4.  lonely

5.  nicest

6.  settled

7.  required

8.  pleases

9.  grateful

10.  careless

11.   charging

12.  troubling

13.  gentleness

14.  changeable

High-Frequency Words

15.  thorough

16.  recommend

Vocabulary Words

17.  notices

18.  noticed

19.  noticing

20.  noticeable

Bonus Words

1.  suffrage

2.  aviation

3.  consequence

4.  munitions

5.  depression

 BIBLE VERSE

Easter:  Christ’s Resurrection

Reference:   John 11:25

Bible Verse:  Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me will live,  even though he dies.”

CALENDAR

8:00-8:30-Grades 3-6 worship every Monday morning (All our welcome to join us!)

March 30- Easter Celebration 1:45-3:00

April 2-9- Easter Vacation

April 10- School Resumes

April 20- PTF Talent Show 7-9 PM

April 23-27- SAT Testing

April 27- Book Projects Due

April 27- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Kearney Mansion

Thursday, May 10 –  Peoples Campus Fine Arts/Open House Night

Tuesday, May 22 –  BMX Show

**Don’t forget to have your child wear spirit wear on Fridays!

 

Mrs. Fraser, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

BIBLE VERSE:

Easter:  Christ’s Resurrection

Reference:   John 11:25

Bible Verse:  Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me will live,  even though he dies.”

SPELLING:  Lesson 28

Pattern Words-Suffixes: -ed, -er, –est,-ing

1.  bigger

2.  biggest

3.  glided

4.  gliding

5.  grabbed

6.  grabbing

7.  happier

8.  happiest

9.  hoped

10.  hoping

11.  hopped

12.  hopping

13.  larger

14.  largest

15.  stopped

16.  stopping

17.  tinier

18.  tiniest

High-Frequency Words

19.  great

20.  underneath

Challenge Words

*  erosion

*  weathering

PARENT CORNER:

MONDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Grades 3-6 will begin each Monday morning worshiping together in the North Lobby Chapel from 8:00-8:30 AM.  Parents, you are welcome to come and join us as well!

ELEMENTARY VIDEO NEWS

Click Here for Student Council’s Elementary News.  Check out what our student council has put together for our students.  The Elementary Video News will be updated weekly each Monday afternoon.

THE TOMB WAS EMPTY!

Thursday morning at 8:30 AM during Bible this week,  Mrs. Savage and a group of 5th Grade students are excited to share with our class an Easter message of The Tomb Was Empty!

YOUNG AUTHOR STORIES

This week third graders will complete their final draft and illustrations after an editing conference with their teacher on their rough draft.  Stories will be due on Friday, March 30.  High school judges will select a first, second, and third place winning story from each class to be published.  The first place winners will have their story published as a book and it will go on sale at Open House.  Winning authors will be available to autograph their Young Author Story on Open House Night.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Please note that our Fresno History Board projects will be completed in class as partners.  Please bring your project boards and borders to school when we return from Easter vacation on Tuesday, April 10.

EASTER RESURRECTION CELEBRATION

This week we continue our praise and worship learning Easter songs and following the events leading to Christ’ death and resurrection.  Last week we studied Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, The Last Supper, and Christ’s evening of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane followed by His arrest and abandonment by His disciples.  This week in our Easter books we will study the story of Christ’s death, His burial, His resurrection, The Road to Emmaus, Doubting Thomas, and His Ascension to His Heavenly Father.

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.  All are welcome to join us!

SILENT AUCTION CLASS TEA SET

On a congratulatory note, the beautiful class teapot and cup set created by our third graders and and our art teacher Mrs. Taggett, on display Saturday night at the Auction Dinner went to the highest bidder and that was Henry and Tami Grimmius, Megan’s parents!!  What a great keepsake!!!

EASTER VACATION

The greatest gift of all God has given us is His Son and the opportunity to spend  eternity with Him.  As Easter approaches we look forward to celebrating this Resurrection Season with our families and the joy of knowing we will see Him as He is in all His glory some day!  May you enjoy your vacation fully relaxing and resting with your family and loved ones and we will gather back together on Tuesday, April 10.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

MARCH

Friday, March 30 — Class Easter Celebration 1:30-3:00 PM

APRIL

April 2-9- Easter Vacation

April 16-18 –  Accreditation Visit

April 20- PTF Talent Show 7-9 PM

April 23-27- SAT Testing

April 27- Book Projects Due

April 27- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Kearney Mansion

MAY

Thursday, May 10 –  Peoples Campus Fine Arts/Open House Night

Tuesday, May 22 –  BMX Show

 

Mr. Broersma, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

ELEMENTARY VIDEO NEWS

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

CLASSROOM NEWS

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

SPELLING:

Lesson 27

performances

chorus

orchestra

scenery

scenes

lecture

microphones

theater

admission

entertainment

congratulations

exited

symphony

auditorium

director

choreography

intermission

reservations

publicity

delightful

MEMORY VERSE:

For the next few weeks we will be learning 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. This week is verses 3-4.

1 Corinthians 13:3-4

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

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 Paul Says Goodbye Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: P. 377 Set C #1-10
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • English: Charity Rough Draft due Wednesday
  • History: Ancient Civ Project due May 10; Workbook pages P. 122-123

Tuesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Paul’s Trial Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: Handout; Test Thursday
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • English: Charity Rough Draft due Wednesday
  • History: Ancient Civ Project due May 10; Workbook pages P. 124-126

Wednesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and 1 Thess. Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: Handout; QUIZ Thursday (Updated)
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • English: Young Authors
  • History: Ancient Civ Project due May 10; Workbook pages P. 122-129 due Friday

Thursday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Reading: Book Report due May 3
  • English: Young Authors
  • History: Ancient Civ Project due May 10; Workbook pages P. 122-129 due Friday

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

  • 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 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Dear Parents,

Remember we have praise and worship in chapel at 8:00 A.M. every Monday morning for the first 20-30 minutes, thanks to Mr. Weimer and children’s Pastor Brian Brooks. 

VISITING THE RESIDENTS AT SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING:
This Monday afternoon the students will create some artwork  with a guest art teacher, Mrs. Maya Davis, who is visiting our class.  They will use these creations to bless the residents of Sunrise Senior Living on Wednesday, March 28.  We will walk next door right after recess at 10:15 and visit with the residents in their parlor, walking back by 11:15.  Please join us if you are able to do so, or pray for blessings on all!

CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION AND EASTER VACATION: 
Throughout this week we will emphasize the importance of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  From praise and worship, to creating artwork, sharing with our senior neighbors, discussing devotions and our Bible study, to a final celebration on Friday, the students will have opportunities to embrace the great sacrifice and promise of God. 

A MESSAGE FROM ROOM MOTHER DARBEE WHIPPLE:

Thank you for providing the goodies we will need for the party. It will be another good one, I’m sure!
We are going to put together a set of Resurrection Eggs. For this project each student will need bring the following items to class by Thursday, the 29th…
12 count egg carton, (cardboard preferably)
12 empty plastic easter eggs, (that will fit into the carton)
3 dimes…
I will have the rest of the items to complete the set.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 352-5168 or email me.

In Christ’s Joy,
Darbee Whipple

ELEMENTARY VIDEO NEWS

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

MATH:
Both grades will continue Ch. 8.  5th graders are studying Multiplication and Division of Fractions while 6th graders learn Applications of Percent.  This week I will also pass out the challenge activity sheet packet.  A minimum of 5 pages should be done in the packets, though I encourage more in case of errors or a desire to do extra credit.  These challenges help fulfill our FCS ESLR of encouraging “critical thinkers.”

SCIENCE:
We will begin a new unit this week on matter and chemistry.

READING AND LANGUAGE:
Students should be concluding their fantasy books.  A short graphic organizer will be given for the students to write their responses to the books.  We will then begin new Literature Circles as the students are placed in ability groups to read award winning books.  We are also typing and editing our Young Author stories.  Each of these will be made into books and displayed in the hallway.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
5th graders should continue to study and master their U.S. states, locations, and capitals while they move forward with their study of American history.

6th graders continue to study ancient civilizations and work on their civilization projects.

SPELLING:
5th Grade:  Lesson 31 – Homographs and Homophones
1. minute
2. record
3. guessed
4. except
5. cellar
6. sense
7. bass
8. vain
9. ceiling
10. wring
11. prophet
12. dessert
13. hoarse
14. wound
15. forth
16. foul
17. heal
18. diary
19. suite
20. mantel

Challenge:
1. Washington
2. Oregon
3. alliance
4. blockade

6th grade: Lesson 31

1.probably
2.occasionally
3. opportunity
4. necessity
5. ability
6. immediately
7. gravity
8. expensive
9. organize
10. excessive
11. baptism
12. anxiety
13. defective
14. criticism
15. Christianity
16. emphasize
17. popularity
18. sympathize
19. eternity
20. captivity
Challenge:

1. Isaiah
2. Jeremiah 


3. Esther 


4. Ecclesiastes

BIBLE VERSE: 1 Corinthians 15:20-21 (22 extra credit)
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
Extra (verse 22) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Visit to Sunrise Senior Living : Wed., March 28, 10:15-11:15
  • Easter break: April 2-9, return on April 10th
  • 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
  • Inservice half Day, 12:00 dismissal: May 2