Thursday, April 20, 2017

Important News Updates

A secret envelope was sent home with each child earlier this week. If you did not get one, please let me know.

The puberty class note is due tomorrow. The class will start next week.  If your child has lost it, please send a note stating whether or not he/she has permission to attend. Questions can be direct to Nurse Tomblin here at the school.

KPREP t-shirt orders are due Monday. They are $5.  You may send an additional $5 to sponsor a student who can not afford a shirt.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Malala Writing Assignment

Below are the instructions for the Malala Writing Assignment. We began this work in class, but students need to finish at home.  This assignment is due on or before Friday, April 21.

Select one of the following writing tasks to complete.  Be sure to use the general scoring guide to help you as you complete the task. Don’t forget to use prewriting activities before you write your draft.

1. HUMAN RIGHTS – Should education be a basic human right?  Write a speech to our world leaders to express your opinion.  Be sure to include your reasons for your opinion.

2. PARENTING – Was Malala’s dad a bad parent?  Write a blog post that explains whether or not you think Malala’s dad was a bad parent.  Be sure to use specific evidence from the book to support your answer.

3. FAITH – Even through her struggles, Malala remained true to her faith.  Would you (could you) remain faithful to your faith group/religion if they gave you the same restrictions that Malala faced?  Write an article for your school newspaper describing your beliefs about equal rights and how they compare with your faith group/religion.  Include how you would react to your group if you were in Malala’s situation.

4. LINCOLN LEADERS -  Malala wanted an education more than anything and nothing was going to keep her from it.  What can you do to encourage your classmates to take pride in their education?  Write an action plan that you could present to the principal that would encourage students to come to school and work hard. Be sure to include the following in your plan: purpose of the plan, school attendance, behavior, and grades (keep in mind that not everyone will always be a straight A student).

If you do not understand the assignment, ask NOW. Do not wait until Friday. Use the chart below to guide you.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Class News

Mark your calendars for the following dates:
4/19 FSMS Tour
4/20 Academic Recognition @ 7:45
        Easter Lunch @10:45
4/24 KPREP T-shirt orders due, Book orders due
5/5  KPREP Pep Rally
5/10 KPREP Testing Begins
5/18 Safety Program
5/19 Awards Program @ 9:30
5/22 Field Day
5/23 WOW Party, Last day of school
8/9  First day of school

April Birthdays
4/20 Karlee
4/28 Abbi

Library News from Ms. Rahm
In order to get as many books back as possible, and get an inventory started, students will need to return books by 4/28. Starting Monday 4/17, students will only be able to check out 1 book at a time. Last day for having books out will be 4/28. This will allow 3 weeks to get all (or most) books back from students.

Battle of the Books Team
Kylie, Jayden, Dariyn, Abbi, Garrett, and Connor will be representing our homeroom in this year’s Battle of the Books competition. Christina will be our alternate representative.

26 Days of School Until Summer Vacation!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday Transportation

The Boys and Girls Club is closed Friday, April 14, 2017. If this your child's normal afternoon arrangement, please send a written note to the front office explaining alternate afternoon transportation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Class News

Mark your calendars for the following dates:
4/19 FSMS Tour
4/20 Academic Recognition @ 7:50
          Easter Lunch @ 10:45
5/5    KPREP Pep Rally
5/10  KPREP Testing begins
5/18  Safety Program
5/19  Awards Program @ 9:30
5/22  Field Day
5/23  WOW Party and Last Day of School
8/9    First Day of School

STAR Testing
Students will be taking their end of year STAR tests for Reading and Math beginning next week.  Please encourage your child to do their best.  We want to see how much they’ve learned this school year. Their scores will also help place them in the proper flexible groups for next school year.

Book Orders
Book Orders are coming home today.  These are due back next Monday, April 17. Please make checks payable to Scholastic or you may order online. If you send cash, it must be for the exact amount.  Remember that your orders help provide books for our classroom 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Attention Reading Class

We will be reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas after spring break. The cost of the book is $10 for anyone who wishes to have their own personal copy. Please send to school tomorrow so I can get them ordered during spring break.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Busy Week Ahead

Tuesday - JA in a Day - We will have a community volunteer teaching the class about real world economics.  We have the highest of expectations for all students to display appropriate behavior for our volunteer.  We will also take part in the Mobile Dairy Unit in the afternoon.

Wednesday - Redo Parties. Stations are: gym, hula hoop and and music, computer lab, legoland, bingo, playground (movie if raining) All Students who scored distinguished on the Social Studies learning check will go directly to the station of their choice.

Thursday - School pictures (individual and group) morning classes will be shortened.

Friday - Midsummer's Night Dream play in the gym, morning classes will be shortened.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Leadership Project: Blessing Bags

March Book Order

Our March book order will be ONLINE only.  Please follow this link to make a purchase before March 22.

Every order you place gets us free books for our classroom library.  We always appreciate your orders.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Today is the LAST day of the 3rd Quarter.

AR goals are due TODAY.

There is NO school for students tomorrow.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Purpose

Class News

March Birthdays
Christina - 14
Jessi – 22
Tucker – 26

Students are expected (and have at least 10-15 minutes) to go to the restroom every morning during homeroom.  Many students are waiting to go during their first class.  This has been the expectation since August.

Homework should be completed at home. Very little is given, yet many students are scrambling to get it done during homeroom each morning.  Students have 10- 30 minutes every afternoon before their bells ring to gather materials to go home and to begin work on homework.

Disrespect has become a major issue. Mrs. Pais announced that students who show disrespect will be sent to the office. Many students are rolling their eyes, backtalking, and throwing their behavior sheets at their teachers.

If your child is sick, they can NOT come back to school until they are 24 hours fever free.  Please do not give your child Tylenol/Motrin to bring down the temp so he/she can come to school.  Strep and Flu are still going around. 

Mark Your Calendars
March 9 – End of Quarter
March 10 – NO School/PLC Day for Teachers
March 20 – 21 – Learning Checks
March 30 – School Pictures

March 31 – Assembly

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Behavior Incentives for the Month of March

Students who have office referrals are automatically disqualified.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Slow

Add your response in the comments section.

Harriet Tubman

On Monday, we will see the play about Harriet Tubman.  You will be comparing the video with the play.  


Friday, February 10, 2017

Classroom News

Student Led Conferences will be Thursday evening beginning at 3:30. These are NOT scheduled, so you may come and go as you wish. I will be leaving at 5:50 to attend my son’s conference at SES.  Thank you for understanding. 

Scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences will be Friday morning from 8 – 11.  If you have not scheduled a conference with a specific content area teacher and would like to, please do so immediately. 

Mark your calendars:
2/14 Valentine Celebration
2/15 Field Trip to FSHS High School Musical
2/16 Student Led Conferences
2/17 No School, Parent Teacher Conferences 8 – 11
2/20 No School, Presidents Day
2/27 Field Trip to SkyPac

If you send balloons or flowers for your child on Valentine’s Day, they will NOT be allowed on the bus. 

Follow us on Facebook: Mrs. Grimes’ Classroom
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There have been LOTS of notes sent home recently that have NOT been returned.  Students will get a mark on their behavior sheets when things are not signed and returned.  Many of these notes are about programs and trips that I must relate back to the office. 

If you have not yet sent $7 for the SkyPac field trip, please do so immediately.

January Birthdays (my apologies for being late)
Collin – 3
Garrett – 12
Jescey - 21
Robinson - 28
Dylan - 31
There are no February Birthdays.

Wish List
Clorox Wipes
Individually wrapped candy

Loose leaf notebook paper

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Five Minute Friday Post 2: Control

This Five Minute Friday post is from Maddie in Ms. Knipp's homeroom. Maddie is new to our school, and this is her first experience with Five Minute Friday.

When I hear the word control I automatically think of someone who has power. Take a teacher for instance a teacher has control over her students. Also, if you are the controller of a robot you have control over what the robot does and how it moves.  Also, the president has control over our country like Donald Trump, right now. When you think of control you should also think of yourself because you have control over what you do and you have control of your learning. What I mean by you have control over what you do and what you don't do for yourself to extend your knowledge. Also, that controls your grades and your homework. Your parents have control over things about you like your bedtime, your chores, and what you do. when you don't use your control it makes you seem powerless and like you have never heard that you have control of yourself and that people are just trying to help you out with you self control. Control means that you have power over something. You should use your control of things like your learning because in the end your control opens your world to a whole new world of possibilities.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Control

It has been a while since our writing classes have participated in Five Minute Friday.  They were excited to get back to it today.

This post was written by Jayden.....

I have control over myself. I can keep myself  from going out of control. Have you ever had that feeling when you know that you cant control it anymore and you just have to let it all out, let it be free. I've had that feeling before and its not good. It makes you feel like you've done something bad. I'm
not like that, I don't like being bad or out of control. I don't know anyone who would want to. It's not right to be bad.